The Alumni Association of The University of Western Ontario is proud to serve and represent more than a quarter million alumni around the world.
We are committed to delivering the finest alumni experience, in keeping with our continued number one ranking as "Canada's best student experience”.
The Student Success Centre is here to help with each step of your journey to a successful future. Our mission is to facilitate the development of career, educational, and life competencies for students and alumni through programs and services that guide successful transitions, foster local and global citizenship, promote leadership opportunities, encourage personal growth, deliver career resources, and ignite active engagement.
The Department of Visual Arts provides excellent facilities and offers important strengths. Our first-rate facility includes large and small computer labs, photography and printmaking areas, a purpose-built gallery, and bright, open workshop and studio areas. Art History is taught in seminar and lecture rooms equipped with current technology and the Ivey Library, our slide and visual resource centre, is one of the best of its kind in North America. The faculty in both the Studio program and the Art History program is comprised of ambitious artists and academics who work across a range of disciplines, from historical to contemporary art theory and practice.
In addition to delivering consistently strong and well-recognized undergraduate and graduate programs, the Department boasts a strong commitment to extracurricular activities. Each year, a range of artists, curators, and art historians are invited from across the country and abroad as part of the Visitors in the Arts Speaker Series. Alongside this, faculty members head up special projects and research initiatives that enrich the life of the Department. Finally, the Department continues to foster links with other departments in the university (MIT, Film Studies, etc.), as well as the community at large (Museum London, Forest City Gallery, etc.), through shared interests, joint initiatives, and collaborations. These initiatives broaden the scope of activities and experiences for students in the Department and in turn make a significant contribution to the wider cultural community in London.
Discipline specific knowledge is only one of the many benefits of pursuing an undergraduate degree. However, this knowledge alone is not enough to prepare you for entering the world of work. You will discover that the content of your degree does not restrict your job opportunities.
Being aware of the transferable skills you've developed throughout your studies will better prepare you for entering the job market and allow you to articulate the skills that are so valued by employers.
Formulating design concepts and presentation approaches for visual communications media
Creating original artwork, special effects, and animation using a variety of media and techniques
The ability to compile and organize facts and information and to comprehend and apply new and/or unfamiliar information to different situations and settings
The ability to learn, understand and interpret information and apply knowledge to new situations
Skills enabling you to work effectively as part of a team by identifying your role and contributing, through leading, teaching, motivating and/or encouraging others, to the success of the team
For a more complete list of transferable skills click here.