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  Jan 21, 2018
 
 
    
University of Alberta Calendar 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art and Design [Arts]


Honors in History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture


Students planning to apply for admission to the Honors program should consult BA Honors  for admission requirements.

See BA (Honors)  for Faculty regulations concerning the Honors program.

Honors in the History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture requires a minimum of ★54, a maximum of ★60 at the junior and senior levels in ART H courses including: at least ★12 taken in seminars at the 400- or 500-levels and ART H 418  (Honors essay) for which preparation will commence in the third year in consultation with the Departmental Advisor. For the Honors program, CLASS 254  and CLASS 255  may be used toward the senior level requirements.

The Honors program in the History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture does not have a minor requirement; however, ★6 at the senior level in a Language other than English (normally French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese or Japanese) is required. Consent of Departmental Advisor is required in choice of Language other than English.

Promotion Requirements

Promotion from year to year requires an overall GPA of at least 3.0 with a GPA of at least 3.3 in all ART H courses in the Fall/Winter.

Graduation Requirements

Graduation with Honors in History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture requires an overall GPA of at least 3.0 with a GPA of at least 3.3 in an ART H courses. Graduation with First Class Honors requires a GPA of at least 3.7 on all senior-level ART H courses and an overall GPA of at least 3.5 on the last ★30 completed.

Combined Honors in History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture


Students may pursue a combined Honors program in History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture, and another discipline. The common requirements in a combined Honors program are the same as for other Honors programs (refer to BA (Honors) ).

A Combined Honors degree in History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture and another discipline requires a minimum of ★36 at the junior and senior levels in History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture and a minimum of ★36 in the other discipline. Requirements in History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture follow:

  • ★15 at the 200-level and ★3 at the 300-level in ART H, including at least ★3 in an area outside the student's area of specialization. For the Combined Honors program, CLASS 254  and CLASS 255  may be used toward the senior level requirements.
  • ART H 418  (★6) Honors Essay is normally required. However, with the Advisor's approval, this may be replaced with ★6 at the 400- or 500-level in ART H if the student will be completing an Honors Essay in the other discipline. With special permission, a Combined Honors Essay may also be allowed in lieu of ART H 418  [see Honors Essay ]. Consult the Honors Advisor for further information.
  • ★3 at the 400- or 500-level in ART H.
  • A further ★9 in ART H, including a maximum of ★6 at the junior level.

Promotion and Graduation Requirements

In a combined Honors program, students must meet the promotion and graduation standards of each discipline. The requirements in History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture are outlined above.

Major and Minor in Art and Design


A major or minor in Art and Design may only be declared after the successful completion of ART 134  and DES 135  or postsecondary equivalent. Students are expected to have successfully completed prerequisite courses with a minimum averaged grade of B. Registration may be withheld in cases where the averaged grade in prerequisite courses is below a B.

Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Design students in Art and Design have priority registration in all Art and Design studio courses at the senior level. Registration in remaining spaces is based upon academic performance in required prerequisite courses.

The Department of Art and Design offers areas of concentration in the studio disciplines (Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Industrial Design, Visual Communication Design) as well as in the History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture. The program allows for concentration in any of these areas, as well as for different combinations of them. For information relating to courses in Art and Design, consult Course Listings . The Department of Art and Design also offers a BDesign (Bachelor of Design (BDes) ), a BFA degree (BFA in Art and Design ) and a BA Honors in History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture (above), in addition to graduate programs.

See Bachelor of Arts (BA) .

A major in Art and Design requires a minimum of ★30 to a maximum of ★48 at the senior level, of which at least ★6 must be at the 400-level.

A minor in Art and Design requires a minimum of ★12 to a maximum of ★42 at the senior level, of which at least ★6 must be at the 300- or 400-level.

Students who major or minor in Art and Design may not select their other subject of concentration from the Department of Art and Design.

For the degree of BFA in Art and Design, see BFA in Art and Design .

For the degree of BDes, see Bachelor of Design (BDes) .

Major and Minor in History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture


See Bachelor of Arts (BA) .

A major in History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture requires a minimum of ★30 to a maximum of ★48 ART H at the senior level, with at least ★6 at the 400-level. For the major, CLASS 254  and CLASS 255  may be used toward the senior level requirements. Note: These courses may not be used toward the Basic Group 1 requirements. See Cross-Listed Courses  for regulations concerning cross-listed courses. A minor requires a minimum of ★12 to a maximum of ★42 ART H at the senior level, with at least ★6 at the 300 or 400-level. CLASS 254  and CLASS 255  may also be taken for the minor; however, students must still present ★12 overall in senior ART H.

Students who wish to major or minor in History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture should take ART H 101  and ART H 102  in first year. Students who major or minor in History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture may not select their other subject of concentration from the Department of Art and Design.