Visual Arts and the Built Environment, University of Windsor

University of Windsor Canada

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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
3 - 4 Years

Domestic course fees
CAD 21500 per semester

How you will study

Course starts
June, November, March

International course fees
CAD 21500 per semester

All study options

About Visual Arts and the Built Environment at University of Windsor

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

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBA (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 - 4 years
    Course startsJune, November, MarchDomestic course feesCAD 21500 per semesterInternational course feesCAD 21500 per semester

Notes about fees for this course

Fees are an estimation and are based on tuition for eight (8) months or two (2) academic terms. Does not include Incidental Fees ($1,600-$1,700*), Textbooks ($1,000*), Living Expenses ($5,800**), or Meal Plan ($2,300***).

* Incidental Fees and Textbooks are approximate

** Living on campus in Laurier Hall, traditional double

*** Light meal plan. Not needed if living off campus

Entry 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.

English Language Proficiency

The following are many different types of English proficiency tests that the university accepts with the minimum required scores:

TOEFL - Computer based score: 220 with Test of Written English score: 4.5. Internet based score: 83 with essay score: 20.

IELTS: 6.5.

CAEL: 60.

MELAB: 85.

For more information, please click here and address yourself to the 'Proof of English language proficiency' section:

ELIP: For more information on ELIP, click here:

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