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BFA Fine Arts - Visual Arts

University of Windsor


Program Summary

University University of Windsor
Degree Bachelor of Fine Arts, BFA
OUAC Program Code NF
Grade Range 70-75%
Experiential Learning Not Available
Enrollment 75 Enrollment for all Visual Arts programs
Instruction Language English


Offers of Admission for Ontario High School Students

Basic Requirements for Admission

Ontario high school students must present the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) and complete six 4U/M courses. The top six courses will be used in the calculation of your overall admission average. All programs require a minimum admission average, which may change, depending on the number of applicants. Calculation of a secondary average is considered for students applying to specific programs. For more information, refer to the UWindsor viewbook or online calendar.

Failed and Repeated Courses

The highest achieved grade for a repeated course will be used in the average calculation.

Timing and Process for Admission Decisions

We will inform you about the status of your application by the stated deadline. Windsor intends to make admission offers to most programs from early February to July. Admission offers to programs that require the completion of supplemental applications and subsequent auditions and/or interviews will be made after these activities are completed. If you need to complete a supplemental application, you will be sent this material when your OUAC application is received, or you can fill out the appropriate application online. A response deadline applies; contact the Liaison Office or the respective program area if you have not received your supplemental application by the stated deadline.

Consideration for admission in March requires grades in a combination of at least three 4U/M courses and registration in, or completion of, at least six of these, including all 4U prerequisites. These offers will be conditional upon completion of the OSSD. For admission purposes, the average of a minimum of three 4U/M courses, regardless of the number completed or in progress, will be calculated. If you are not considered for early admission, you will be considered for admission based on the average of your best six 4U/M courses, interim or final, following receipt of interim and/or final grades.

If you are not accepted into the program of your choice at Windsor, you will automatically be considered for alternative offers.

Deferral of admission for one year may be granted to high school applicants. To obtain the appropriate form, contact the Office of the Registrar. Deferrals will not be granted to students studying at another postsecondary institution during this year. For information on scholarship deferral, contact the Student Awards & Financial Aid office.

Alternative Offers

Alternative offers will be based on prerequisites.



  • ENG4U

Additional Admission Criteria

A portfolio is not required for admission to our BFA Visual Arts program; however, admission to Year 2 is based on successful evaluation.

Language Requirements

The minimum number of years required to waive requirements is three years of study in Canada or an English-speaking country. A 4U English or equivalent is also required.

If you do not meet the minimum standards for English Language Proficiency, we offer an English Language Improvement Program (ELIP). For more information, contact [email protected] or call 519-253-3000, ext. 3405.


Contact Us About the Program

401 Sunset Ave
Windsor ON N9B 3P4

  • Phone: 519-253-3000
  • Fax: 519-973-7050