The Major and the Minor in the History and Theory of Art programs provide an excellent foundation in the history of international modern and contemporary art, curatorial and museum studies, and their critical and theoretical discourses. Our professors emphasize an interdisciplinary approach with perspectives drawn from aesthetics and philosophy, as well as theories of feminism and gender, post-colonialism, identity, globalization, and new technologies.
Students are actively involved in Ottawa's art community through curatorial projects on campus and in the city, site visits to national and municipal art galleries, internships, and class visits from curators, artists, and visiting professors.
Graduates pursue careers as curators and directors at museums and galleries; at arts organizations and foundations; at archives and libraries; as editors or writers for art magazines and other publications; or pursue graduate work in the history and theory of art or curatorial studies, among others.
This program is offered in English and in French.
The table below includes only the discipline-specific courses. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for information on the Honours bachelor's with double major and the Honours bachelor's with major and minor.
French immersion is available when taken as part of an honours degree.
Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2015-2016 calendars for the previous requirements.
This program cannot be combined with the Bachelor of Fine Arts nor with the Major in Visual Arts.
This program leads to the MA in History of Art program.
|ART 1102||Methodologies in the History and Theory of Art||3 Units|
|ART 1360||Histories of Art I 1||3 Units|
|ART 1361||Histories of Art II 1||3 Units|
|ART 2170||19th Century Art: 1789-1900||3 Units|
|ART 2171||Modern Art: 1900-1945||3 Units|
|ART 3180||Art After Modernism: 1945-1978||3 Units|
|ART 3181||Postmodernism and Art: 1978-2000||3 Units|
|ART 4955||Research Seminar in History and Theory of Art||3 Units|
|9 optional ART course units in History and Theory of Art (H) 2||9 Units|
|6 optional ART course units in History and Theory of Art (H) at the 3000 level 2||6 Units|
|3 optional ART course units in History and Theory of Art (H) at the 4000 level 2||3 Units|
The introductory survey courses, ART 1360 and ART 1361, are required for all undergraduates in the Department of Visual Arts (Bachelor of Fine Arts; Major in Visual Arts; Major and Minor in History and Theory of Art) and are prerequisites for all compulsory 3000-level courses, so should therefore be taken in first year to ensure graduation on time.
(H): History and Theory of Art course. Other courses may be selected in consultation with the Department.