Visual Arts: Future & Current Students

Faculty of Humanities

Visual Arts: Future & Current Students

Academic Advisement:

All students should contact Humanities Faculty Advisor Alisa Cunnington for more information and guidance about their academic planning. 

Note: It is strongly recommended that all incoming first year students review the Year 1 registration guide found here

Humanities Academic Advisor:
Alisa Cunnington x5279

or book an appointment on-line at
Registration information & dates may be found here

Procedure for obtaining an override for a VISA course:

VISA Majors:
Visual Arts majors requesting and course overrides and course information are to email Monika Lederich at with their student ID number, the course(s) and section # that they wish overrides for. When the override is processed the student will be notified by email.

Concurrent Education Students And Non-Visa Majors:
Concurrent Education students and all non-VISA Majors must email the Visual Arts academic advisor, Alisa Cunnington with their student ID number, the course(s) they want, the sections they prefer (if applicable) and a short description of why they want to take the course. Students are then prioritized based on their program of study, year of study (those closest to graduation of course are the highest priority), and reason for wanting the course. Alisa Cunnington, Office: MC A313 Phone: 905-688-5550 ext5279 Email:


If you are applying to the Visual Arts Program directly from high school, you will be accepted based on your grade-point-average, a digital portfolio assessment is required and you can view the submission requirements HERE.

As a transfer student or change of major, admission to the Visual Arts program requires a portfolio assessment. You must make an appointment with the Chair of Visual Arts for a portfolio interview. A typical portfolio consists of 6 - 12 works in a range of media. The portfolio must contain examples of work done from direct observation and for that we recommend life drawing example(s) or a self-portrait. To arrange a portfolio appointment, please email or call 905-688-5550 ext. 3214.

For more information to major in Visual Arts, course selections or transfer credits you should speak with the Humanities Academic Advisor for Visual Arts, Alisa Cunnington email: or call 905-688-5550, extension is 5279.

View the Visual Arts Department 2015/2016 Timetable HERE.



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Safety and stretcher building guide (PDF)

Holly Gabel

Departmental Events

Elizabeth Chitty: Confluence Field Trips - Exhibition
January 7, 2016 - 12:00pm - January 29, 2016 - 5:00pm