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History of Art, Design and Visual Culture

University of Alberta

24 months
7680 CAD/year
3759 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The History of Art, Design and Visual Culture program at the University of Alberta is a liberal arts discipline that prepares you to interpret the visual world. 



The History of Art, Design and Visual Culture program at the University of Alberta graduates enter a variety of careers. You might go on to work in a museum, gallery, historic site, library, school, or archive.

Or you might decide to go into fields such as:

  • Conservation
  • Historic preservation
  • Publishing
  • Law
  • Journalism
  • Cultural policy
  • Arts administration
  • Public relations
  • Development
  • Teaching
  • Non-profit management

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Architectural politics in early modern France
  • Indigenous and settler interactions in early Canadian photography
  • Print culture in late Imperial Russia
  • Democratic design practice in eastern Europe and the West
  • Political portraiture in Peronist Argentina
  • The aesthetics of distortion in Chinese landscape painting
  • Time and technology at the 1915 world's fair
  • The painting of Irish nationalism
  • Polish surrealism
  • The political possibilities of play in contemporary installation art
  • Representations of cancer in medical discourse and contemporary art

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are normally required to have completed a four-year baccalaureate degree, or its academic equivalent, from an academic institution recognized by the University of Alberta. 
  • An admission grade point average of 3 on most 4-point grading systems or B on most letter grading systems, based on your most recent two years of full time study (or equivalent) is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7680 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7680 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    3759 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3759 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Edmonton

1201 - 1992 CAD /month
Living costs

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


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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