IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Following the advice of Ottawa Public Health, the Ontario Ministry of HealthPublic Health Ontario and the Public Health Agency of Canada, Carleton University has closed all non-essential services. During this time, Art History & History and Theory of Architecture will be operating online, and staff will be working remotely.

For support, please contact:

Brian Foss
Director of the School for Studies of Art and Culture (SSAC)
Brian.Foss@carleton.ca

Kristin Guth
School Administrator
Kristin.Guth@carleton.ca

Eric Hitsman
Undergraduate Administrator (Acting)
SSAC@carleton.ca

For more information, please visit Carleton’s Coronavirus page.

Thank you.

History and Theory of Art and Architecture at Carleton:

In Art History, we study the realm of visual communication, from the canon of Western art to architecture, photography, popular culture, and the arts of non-Western societies. Our material ranges from the prehistoric period to the present day. We aim to instill in our students not only a historical framework for understanding imagery, but also a methodological awareness of the multiple possibilities for interpreting art and other visual phenomena.

The History and Theory of Architecture program explores the history, meaning and social significance of the built environment, and how it both reflects and shapes human circumstances, needs and aspirations. We also study the theoretical foundations of architectural movements ranging from Antiquity to the present day. In addition to extensive courses in Art History, courses are offered through other departments and faculties. An Honours and General program are offered. More about the HTA program.

All units in the School for Studies in Art and Culture (SSAC) have graduate programs at the Masters level  (for more information about the Art History MA please click here). As well, most full-time faculty members in the SSAC can supervise PhD dissertations through the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture (ICSLAC). Please visit the ICSLAC site for further information.

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