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Visual Studies

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Program Information

School:University of Calgary
Faculty:Arts
Degree:Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study:Visual and Performing Arts, General
Description:

Visual Studies students explore practices with visual media and materials through questions such as: How did Andy Warhol help popularize serigraphy? What role does art play in children’s learning? How can I use new digital technologies such as 3D printing to extend more traditional artistic practices like bronze casting?



Visual Studies is the program for you if you are interested in making or viewing art, are interested in thinking with materials or in experiencing visual media as a form of inquiry and knowledge. In this program you will focus on improving your technical skills and your self-sufficiency as an artist while learning how art and visual practices contribute to culture and community engagement. During the course of your studies you will develop visual thinking and critical research skills, written and verbal fluency in discussing historical and contemporary art practices, along with rigorous conceptual and medium specific visual studies training.
URL:Visual Studies at University of Calgary
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,763
International: $20,172

The calculated estimated cost is for first year tuition with a full course load (5 courses) for both fall and spring semesters.
Scholarships:8
Careers:Musicians and Singers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

4 approved courses are also required. A maximum of two approved Fine Arts courses are permitted. Either two Fine Arts options, or one Fine Arts option and one 0.5- or 1.0-credit option may be used. Equivalent International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP) courses or SAT2 subject tests are accepted.

Additional Admission Requirements:
    Please see the link above for up-to-date program requirements.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on August 20, 2020