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BFA in Visual Arts & the built Environment

University of Windsor, Canada


Next enrollment cycle

January 2024

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First Year Course Fee

USD 23,750

Course Accredited By


  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 7% scholarship
Plant your feet in two cities in this joint program with the University of Detroit Mercy. You must be a Canadian citizen to take part in this program that includes a BA from UWindsor, a BSc from UDM, and the option to get your master’s from UDM in just one additional year.

Courses are taught by architects in this close-knit, niche program. You’ll have lots of hands-on learning opportunities through co-op and internships and projects for non-profit groups.

  • Sample Courses: Architecture Design, Introduction to Architecture, Contemporary Visual Culture, Studio Practice and Ideas/Drawing, Visual Communication
  • Tracks: Architect, building/interior designer, urban planning and revitalization co-ordinator, building restoration specialist, project and facilities manager

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2024
  • May 2024
  • September 2024
  • Course Requirements: Physics/SPH4U, Advanced Functions/MHF4U. English/ENG4U.
  • Recommended: Calculus & Vectors/MCV4U
    Note: The VABE program is open to Canadian citizens legally permitted to commute to the United States
  • Minimum Average: 75%
  • Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): 82%


  • VABE-1100. Architectural Design I
  • VABE-1160/ARCH1160. Computer Graphics
  • VABE-1190/ARCH1190. Introduction to Architecture I
  • VABE-1200. Architectural Design II
  • VABE-1100.) (6.0 credit course) (Lab fees may apply.)
  • VABE-1290/ARCH1290. Introduction to Architecture II
  • VABE-2110/ARCH1211. Visual Communications II
  • VABE-2130. Principles of Structural Behaviour
  • VABE-2150/ARCH2150. Construction I
  • VABE-2160/ARCH2160. 3D Computer Graphics
  • VABE-2210/ARCH 2110. Visual Communications III
  • VABE-2250/ARCH2250. Construction II
  • VABE-2300/ARCH1300. Architectural Design III
  • VABE-2330/ARCH2330. Structures I
  • VABE-2400/ARCH1400. Architectural Design IV
  • VABE-2430/ARCH2430. Structures II
  • VABE-2640/ARCH-2640. Building Structures I
  • VABE-2660/ARCH-2660. Building Environment I
  • VABE-2680/ARCH-2680. Building Construction I
  • VABE-2840/ARCH-2840. Building Structures II
  • VABE-2860/ARCH-2860. Building Environment II
  • VABE-2880/ARCH-2880. Building Construction II
  • VABE-3000/ARCH3000. Co-op Training Presentation
  • VABE-3100/ARCH2100. Architectural Design 5
  • VABE-3200/ARCH2200. Architectural Design 6
  • VABE-3100) (Taken at the University of Detroit Mercy.)
  • VABE-4600. Space in Acoustics and Light
  • Program Type: Undergraduate
  • Major or Degree: Arts, Humanities, Soc Science -Visual Arts & Built Enviromt
  • Course Load: Full Time
  • Fee Category: Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Term: Fall
  • Residence: Alumni Hall - Single in a 2 Bedroom Suite
  • Meal Plan: Full Meal Plan - moderate off campus flexibility.
  • Estimated Total = $ 11710.36
  • Base Tuition
  • Base Tuition - $ 2899.90 - Assessed each term
  • Coop - $ 455.00 - If applicable

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