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Art History and Visual Studies

In Art History and Visual Studies (AHVS), you will study art and the visual world with experts. We are dynamic and proud of our innovative studies of art, imagery, and architecture, from ancient archeological sites to contemporary video games. If you want to study creativity and culture, this is your home.

Degree programs offered

Program Expected length Project and/or thesis Course-based
MA 2 years Yes No
PhD 4 years Yes No

Quick facts

Program options:
Masters, Doctorate
Program delivery:
On-campus
Dynamic learning:
Co-op optional

Areas of focus

  • Islamic art
  • South Asian art
  • Southeast Asian art
  • North American Indigenous art
  • Film studies
  • Mediterranean art
  • Modern and contemporary art
  • Medieval and Renaissance art
  • Early modern European art
  • Pacific Northwest art

Need help?

Contact Sandra Curran at arthistory@uvic.ca or 250-721-7942.

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