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The Department of Visual Arts Department (VISA) offers a wide range of degree options leading to:
Three-year Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Four-year BA (Honours)
Five-year BA Integrated Studies (Honours)/Bachelor of Education (BEd), (gr. 4-10)
Five-year BA (Honours)/BEd (grades 7 to 12)
Four-year BSc (Honours) in Computer Science and Visual Arts
Minor in History of Art and Visual Culture
Concentration in Curatorial Studies
(BFA in development)
The Visual Arts program consists of courses in studio and in the history of art and visual culture. In both cases, our courses provide a practical and critical understanding of the visual arts emphasizing personal development. To this end students are introduced to a range of historical, theoretical and critical approaches to art-making and to the investigation of cultural documents. Students are encouraged to extend their experience through exposure to events sponsored by the Department of Visual Arts and the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts. Students are also offered opportunities to visit galleries and exhibitions through field trips organized by the Department of Visual Arts or in the context of specific course curriculum.
Students may take their degree in either History of Art and Visual Culture or Studio Art.
The VISA program is designed to focus on the intellectual and creative development of the individual. Studio courses provide a challenging environment to study design concepts, drawing, painting and interdisciplinary art using installation, video, photography and digital media as a basis for creative practice. As well, art history courses provide the critical framework to understanding the development of Western Art and contemporary thought. This combination of practical and theoretical studies provides students with a maximum of creative freedom within a supportive academic environment of small classes. Detailed program information can be found in the Department of Visual Arts entry in the Brock University Calendar, and the Visual Arts Timetable.
The Concurrent BA/BEd Program, in which students can focus on Visual Arts as a teaching subject at the same time as they are studying for a Bachelor in Education, is detailed in the University Calendar entry for the Faculty of Education.
The BSc (Honours) in Computer Science and Visual Arts is a combined degree tailored to students who are interested in programming, software development and digital media. A detailed description of this degree program can be found in the University calendar entry for Computer Science.
2014 VISA Newsletter (PDF)
2015 Student Info Guide (PDF)