Visual Art & Art History



How to Apply (BA)

Honours BA in Art History

Admission to the BA in Visual Arts (Art History) program is based on academic standing. We accept applications for entry in January and in September.

Application Process

If you currently an Ontario high school student, submit your application to the York University: Fine Arts - Visual Art - Art History (BA) program on the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC) website.  

If you are not a current high school student in Ontario, you may also apply directly through the York University Office of Admissions.

Current York students interested in transfering to the program should contact the department directly to apply.

Application for January 2015 admission is open, the deadline to apply is December 3, 2014. 

For admission in September 2015, please consult York University Deadlines for Undergraduate Study.

Application Criteria

As a guide, the average required for admission in recent years has been in the mid 70s (a B/B+ average) for high school students and C+/B for current university/college students.

Note: You can also apply to the BFA in Visual Arts (Studio). If you are interested in both the BFA in Studio and the BA in Art History you must apply separately to each program.

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York University and the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design offer an array of scholarships for incoming students. In addition to 15 fine arts Talent Awards of $1000, scholarships are available based on academic performance or by application. Further information can be found on the York University Admissions website.