Degree PlansCourses of InstructionCourse Lists

Art History
G.Bailey, U.D’Elia, S.Dickey, J.Helland, R.Hill, C.Hoeniger, L.Jessup, B.Klempan, A.Morehead, A.Murray, M.Reeve, C.Robertson, K.Romba, J.Schwartz, A.Sherman, R.Spronk

Departmental Notes

Subject Code for Art History    ARTH
Head of Department     J.Helland
Departmental Office    Ontario Hall, Room 211
Departmental Telephone Art History    613-533-2517
Departmental Fax Art History    613-533-6891
E-Mail Address
World Wide Web Address
Chair of Undergraduate Studies    C. Hoeniger (ARTH)
Coordinator of Graduate Studies    A.Sherman (ARTH)

Fine Art (Visual Art)
R.Anweiler, S.Aziz, T.Rettig, K.Sellars, O.Tamasauskas, J.Winton

Program Notes
Subject Code for Visual Art    ARTV
Acting Director, Fine Art Program    G. Smith
Departmental Telephone Visual Art    613-533-6166
Departmental Fax Visual Art    613-533-6891
E-Mail Address
World Wide Web Address
Chair of Undergraduate Studies    R. Anweiler

The Department of Art offers courses, Plans and Programs in several subjects.  At the undergraduate level, the Department of Art offers courses and Plans in Art History, as one component of a B.A. or B.A.(Honours) program. At the graduate level, in addition to the M.A. and Ph.D. in Art History, the Department supports a Master of Art Conservation degree Program.  While further requirements of this Program are detailed in the Calendar of the School of Graduate Studies, potential applicants to the Art Conservation program are advised that specific requirements for applicants include courses in general and organic chemistry, studio or workshop practice as well as in art history, archaeology or equivalent.

The Fine Art (Visual Art) program offers more specialized courses in support of its Plans in Visual Art.  Visual Art Plans will lead to a B.F.A. or B.F.A.(Honours) degree program.

Art History

In first year, you will explore a chronological sequence of art works from antiquity to the modern era in the West; in your upper years you can choose from a wide range of specialized courses focusing on particular periods or themes.

Advice to Students
Students who plan to proceed to graduate work in Art History are advised to acquire reading skills in languages appropriate to the area of specialization.

Special Study Opportunities
Students in Art History are encouraged to take courses at the Bader International Study Centre (BISC) in their second or third year, given the importance of studying works of art first hand.  Courses at Herstmonceux take advantage of architecture, painting, sculpture and the decorative arts on both sides of the English Channel within easy travelling distance from the Castle.  Although the selection of ARTH courses at the BISC is limited, special consideration will be given to honours students returning to Art History at Queen’s after the enriching experience at the BISC.

Fine Art (Visual Art)
With its tradition of scholarship and research, and an environment that both stimulates and challenges, Queen’s provides the ideal setting for the study and creation of Visual Art.  Our program combines the technical, theoretical and critical studies required in the practice of visual art in four interrelated areas: painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculpture/new media.  These media are seen as broad, overlapping areas of experience, each containing many approaches and procedures.  Studio training is complemented by studies in Art History and elective courses.

Advice to Students
Fine Art (Visual Art) Courses
Other than those students pursuing a B.F.A. or B.F.A.(Honours) degree program, no student in Arts and Science may apply more than 24.0 units in Fine Art (ARTF) courses towards their degree Plan.  Only the courses ARTF 100/6.0; ARTF 101/3.0; ARTF 102/3.0; ARTF 106/3.0; ARTF 125/6.0; ARTF 260/3.0; ARTF 265/6.0 are open to non-B.F.A. students, and none of these courses may be used towards the requirements of a Visual Art Plan.

Material Costs
All courses require the purchase of materials in the production of art works.  Students can expect to pay up to $1200 per year for materials.  A trip to New York City is scheduled annually for second-year B.F.A. students. Students should expect to spend approximately $800 for the cost of accommodation, transportation, meals and gallery entrance fees. A $200 deposit for this trip is required to be paid in first year.