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Visual Arts and the Built Environment

  • Offered by the University of Windsor’s School of Creative Arts in collaboration with University of Detroit Mercy’s (UDM) School of Architecture
  • Offers a direct pathway to a Master’s of Architecture degree at UDM for those qualified and offers the opportunity for three degrees in five years
  • Combines the study of art and architecture and offers students knowledge and experience in both disciplines and a special niche in advanced studies
  • Is a distinctive mix of creativity, intellectual inquiry and technical challenge
  • Includes courses at both the Windsor and Detroit campuses in architectural design, art history, contemporary art, visual culture, construction and environmental technology
  • Provides multiple opportunities for Visual Arts students:
    a) Complete four years at the University of Windsor and graduate with a BFA in Visual Arts and the Built Environment
    b) Obtain a general BA after three years of study
    c) Qualified, third-year students interested in pursuing architecture can apply to the Architectural Program at UDM. This option leads to either a Bachelor of Science degree in architecture after fourth year from UDM or, with a fifth year of study, a professional degree at the Master’s level from UDM
  • Offers professional placement co-op opportunities as part of the four-year BSc in Architecture

NOTE: VABE students are required to take classes in Detroit, Michigan, and must be Canadian citizens able to travel to the US


Course Descriptions - Visual Arts


 

Minimum Admissions Average: 
75%
Degree: 
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) in Visual Arts and the Built Environment
Mean Admissions Average: 
85%
Requirements: 
  • ENG4U, SPH4U and MHF4U required. MCV4U is recommended.
  • VABE students are required to take classes in Detroit, Michigan, and must be Canadian citizens able to travel to the U.S. 
Career Tracks: 
  • Further study at the master’s level in architecture (MArch. – professional degree) and Visual Arts
  • Building design
  • Urban planning and revitalization
  • Restoration
  • Architectural journalism
  • Project and facility management
  • Construction
  • Real estate
  • Development
  • Interior spatial design
  • Set production
  • Visual Arts
  • Art/architectural history