Art History and Visual Culture

Image of Bayeux Tapestry showing the coronation of Harold

Art history at UTSC is a unique program that not only focuses on global and contemporary art, but also provides students with a solid grounding in approaches to visual materials produced across time, cultures, classes, gender and geography. Art history is a fundamentally interdisciplinary subject, and UTSC art history faculty are well placed to collaborate with colleagues in disciplines such as English, Women’s and Gender Studies, African Studies, Global Asian Studies, as well as our colleagues in the ACM Department. Opportunities for field trips are a significant advantage to UTSC art history courses, and our strong faculty background in curatorial studies along with a variety of teaching methods, from lectures and discussion-based seminars to field trips and guest speakers, allows a relatively small faculty to introduce students to a substantial range of art historical methods, theories and practices.

Program of Study

For more information on the program of study, including program requirements and course descriptions, please see the Registrar’s Calendar. Prospective and current students can also download the Art History Study Guide (updated as of July 2014)

To Apply

To find this program on the OUAC website, search under University of Toronto Scarborough (found under the University of Toronto entry) under the category "Visual and Performing Arts, Arts Management & Media" (program code TUC); you will then be able to choose this program under the 'Subject of Major Interest' drop-down menu.


Should you have any questions regarding the Art History program at the University of Toronto Scarborough, please send us an email.


Michael Gervers | Professor (on leave until December 31, 2017) | 416 287 7130 | HW 511

Yi (Evie) Gu | Associate Professor (on leave until June 30, 2018) | 416 208 4828 | HW 507A

Elizabeth Harney | Associate Professor | 416 287 7109 | HW 508

Erin Webster | Associate Professor, Teaching Stream and Program Director | 416 208 4829 | HW 505A

Retired Faculty

Lora Carney | Associate Professor |