Visual Arts DepartmentWestern Arts and Humanities

How To Apply

First Time Applicants

First Time applicants to the University and prospective students not currently attending Western must first make normal application to Western University through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre The BFA program is clearly distinguished on the OUAC application form under the code EAV "MN: Fine Arts - Studio (portfolio required)":

EAV MN Fine Arts

Students should then follow the Visual Arts web link on the OUAC form to go directly to the Department of Visual Arts website to obtain specifics regarding the portfolio requirements, evaluation criteria, and timelines.

All prospective BFA students are required to submit a digital portfolio and personal statement via SlideRoom by February 15. 2017. We welcome the opportunity to meet applicants in person and discuss their work. Should a student wish to present the portfolio they uploaded to SlideRoom in person to a faculty member, they can arrange an appointment with Marlene Jones at  either for the March Break Open House on March 11, 2017 or any time before then. The Portfolio deadline is February 15, 2017.  Portfolio reviews will begin in January. Applicants who meet Western’s admission criteria and have submitted a successful portfolio at that time will receive early offers of admission.

Prospective students who apply to the"MN: Fine Arts - Studio (portfolio required)" program on the OUAC website are strongly advised to also apply to the "MN: Arts and Humanities with Subject of Major Interest Visual Arts" program.

Internal Candidates

Current Western Students who have successfully completed (or are completing) VAS1020 and who wish to apply to the BFA program must upload a digital portfolio and personal statement via SlideRoom by March 17th, 2017.