Diploma in Art History
The Diploma program is designed for applicants who have already completed a first degree in another discipline. Applications for admission should be made to Enrolment Services no later than, and preferably before, August 1 for entry into September classes. The Diploma gives students an opportunity to pursue studies in Art History and visual culture, and provides a means to continue on to graduate work in Art History or a related field, such a Critical and Curatorial Studies.
The Diploma program requires 30 credits of art history courses numbered 300 or above. No more than six credits of cross listed courses offered by other departments, except ARTH 329, may be counted toward the requirements. Only six credits from courses with a 'C' standing may be credited toward the diploma requirements.
The basic requirements for a Diploma in ARTH are as follows:
- ARTH 300 (3) Seminar in Theory and Approaches to Art History
- 15 credits in Art History courses numbered 300 or above in one of the following three areas: Western art and architecture, Indigenous arts of the Americas, or Asian art.
- 3 credits in Art History courses numbered 300 or above in each of the two areas not selected for concentration.
- 3 credits in a 400 level Art History seminar.
It is important to consult with a departmental advisor to ensure a coherent pattern of courses in both the area chosen and in complementary electives. In some cases, interdisciplinary groupings have been established to assist students with special interests - for example in Medieval Studies, Asian Studies, Canadian Studies and Latin American Studies.
Referred to as the ‘area of concentration,’ the Department offers ARTH courses in three loosely grouped principal areas of emphasis:
Courses in Western Art: ARTH 329, 330, 331, 332 333, 334, 335, 336, 337, 338, 339, 340, 341, 342, 343, 344, 346, 347, 348, 349, 429, 432, 433, 436, 439, 440, 442, 443, 445, 448
Courses in Asian Art: ARTH 327, 351, 352, 353, 354, 355, 358, 359, 360, 361, 364, 365, 366, 367, 455, 458, 464
Courses in Indigenous Art of the Americas: ARTH 370, 371, 372, 373, 376, 377, 471, 476
NOTE: The Diploma in Art History is close to being an equivalent of a BA major in Art History from UBC.
Application Procedure for the Diploma in Art History
For Students who have an undergraduate degree in another field from UBC:
Students should have a CWL Account and apply through Student Services: www.students.ubc.ca/ssc
- Login with CWL Account number
- Choose campus (Vancouver)
- Apply for re-admission
- Choose Diploma in Art History
(Since the only real requirement for entry is that the student have a degree in another field, acceptance into the program should be simple. However entry is only once a year, in September).
For Students who have a degree from a university other than UBC:
Apply on line through: www.you.ubc.ca
- Create an account
- Choose "apply now"
- Choose "Diploma in Art History"
(For a successful application you will have to send a transcript proof of the completion of your first degree. Application must be made by July 31 for entry in September. Note that entry into the Diploma Program is only once a year, in September).
Further inquiries regarding the application process can be directed to:
The University of British Columbia
Brock Hall, 1874 East Mall
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z1
Tel: (604) 822-3014
Or apply online at http://www.ubc.ca
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