X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Art Theory and Criticism (ATC)

School of Fine Art and Music

The Minor program in Art Theory and Criticism offers students the opportunity to engage critically with the most significant interpretative methods art historians and critics use to analyze artwork. Courses will provide an overview of important debates in the field and of their contexts, as well as informed discussions of the issues that are raised when textuality and visuality come together.

This program of study is designed as a complement to a significant number of Major specializations, and is suitable for any student wishing to broaden their knowledge beyond their Major area of study. Students wishing to combine this Minor with a Major in Art History are advised that the selection of their required courses should begin early in their degree, and that they should obtain counselling from faculty to ensure they can achieve the correct distribution.

Minor (Honours Program)

A minimum of 5.00 credits is required, including:

  1. ARTH*1220 [0.50] The Visual Arts Today
    ARTH*1510 [0.50] Art Historical Studies I
    ARTH*1520 [0.50] Art Historical Studies II
  2. 3.50 additional credits in Art History as follows:
    ARTH*2480 [0.50] Introduction to Art Theory and Criticism
    ARTH*3210 [0.50] Critical Issues in Art History
    ARTH*3220 [0.50] Nationalism & Identity in Art
    ARTH*3520 [0.50] Idea: Art Since 1950
    ARTH*3780 [0.50] Gender and Art
    ARTH*4350 [1.00] Topics in Art & Visual Culture V
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