• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
The Art History and Theory (Hons) program at Bishop’s University is primarily designed to meet the needs of Fine Arts students in Art History and Studio, we welcome students from all disciplines to the many courses that do not have prerequisites. Some of these courses are particularly appealing to students in Cultural Studies and New Media, Popular Culture, Religion, and Public History.

About

Art History and Theory (Hons) students at Bishop’s University have gone on to graduate programs in art history, museum studies, architecture, art conservation and restoration, and arts administration. Some now work in art galleries and auction houses, others as art appraisers, freelance art critics/writers, independent curators, and university teachers.

Through the methods and concepts of art history, students learn the ‘visual’ language of images as they acquire knowledge and understanding of all forms of visual arts ranging from earliest cave paintings to latest new media installations, from monumental to miniature.

Using diverse approaches and theories, art is critically analysed in the larger social, cultural, economic, institutional, and ideological context of its production, display, and reception. As students engage with works of art and key texts in art history, theory, criticism, they develop visual as well as verbal and written literacy. Art History fosters creative and critical thinking, inquiry, analysis, and effective communication skills.

In its cross-disciplinary reach, Art History is a unique and wide-ranging discipline that encompasses aspects of history, philosophy, religion, psychology, sociology, gender studies, and cultural studies. Cross-listed courses with the departments of Classical Studies, Sociology, and History are offered to broaden the students’ conceptual horizons.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Art of Viewing: Introduction to Art History
  • Survey of Western Art I: Prehistory to Medieval 
  • Survey of Western Art II: Renaissance to Modern
  • Renaissance and Mannerism 
  • Baroque and Rococo Art 
  • Neoclassicism and Romanticism
  • Realism to Fin-de-siècle 
  • Twentieth-Century Art to the Sixties 
  • Art Since the 1960s 
  • Canadian Art 
  • History and Theories of Photography
  • Art, Popular and Mass Culture

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

General Requirements

Canadian:
  • graduated within the last two years from high school in Canada and you have not studied elsewhere since graduation;
  • are currently completing Grade 12 at an international school that follows a Canadian high school curriculum;
  • graduated within the last two years from an international school that follows a Canadian high school curriculum;

International:

  • are currently completing secondary school at a country outside of Canada or the USA;
  • completed secondary school at a country outside of Canada or the USA within the last two years and you have not studied elsewhere since completing your secondary school studies.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    545 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 545 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    79 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 79 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Other Canadian and French Citizens: $246.76

Living costs for Sherbrooke

  • 1080 - 1710 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Bishop’s University doesn’t offer full funding or guarantee scholarships.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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