Art History

at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

Examine a wide range of art historical periods and topics, as well as critical theories, while taking into account the constantly extending reach of visual studies in a globalized world. Many fields connect and inform art historical study – you can find a wide variety of courses in other Faculty of Arts departments to complement your studies.

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Program Information

  • Campus: Vancouver
  • Faculty: Faculty of Arts
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
  • 4 yrs Length
  • Yes Co-op Option
  • Yes Honours Option

Art History provides you with an excellent foundation for further advanced studies. The breadth of courses offered is unique in Canada, providing skills in historical and critical analysis. Majors may concentrate in one of three areas: arts of Europe and the Americas, arts of indigenous Americans (pre-Hispanic and First Nations), or arts of East and South Asia. Cross-listed courses in the arts of the ancient Mediterranean and Near East may be counted toward your Major in Art History. You can select a Major, Minor, or Honours degree, or a Diploma in Art History.

Campus features

The innovative Visual Resources Centre is a major Faculty of Arts resource for digital images, film, video, and more.  The internationally recognized Morris & Helen Belkin Gallery includes in its mandate the investigation of contemporary approaches to art history.

What can you do with this major after graduation?

Program Requirements

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