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Improve the Art of Thinking @ U of G

Posted: Friday, October 6, 2017 - 09:42

“All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up”. - Pablo Picasso

At the University of Guelph, our focus is to keep your creativity alive into #adulting, despite which of the 24 Bachelor of Arts majors you choose. We do this by:

  1. Keeping our BA program flexible – choose a major, add a minor, complete a general degree with an area of concentration or go undeclared!
  2. Having stellar instructors – Lawrence Hill, author of the Book of Negros and recipient of the Order of Canada, is just one of the amazing professors for our BA program.
  3. Getting inspiration from our campus and the world around us – We encourage travel, exchanges and involvement in our campus to broaden your idea of what art is.
  4. Ensuring our courses are relevant in today’s world – from environmental governance to political science, a BA will help you make sense of what’s on the news and identify your own solutions.
  5. Offering an extensive list of minors so YOU can design your own education – minors are optional but offered for most degree programs here at the U of G. Why not get some credit for your special interests and hobbies?

Now, the Arts are at the U of G are:

For Everyone

Whether studying music, studio art or theatre; we start from the basics. There are no auditions or portfolios required for admission because we believe everyone should have an equal opportunity to explore their creative side.


The U of G also offers many opportunities to explore the world around us. Students in all majors are encouraged to take a semester abroad to explore art in all corners of the earth and apply their learnings from the U of G in real-life settings. If travelling isn’t for you, The Art Gallery of Guelph and the largest Sculpture Park in Canada are located right on campus!


At the U of G, we believe in improving the art of thinking through the social sciences and the humanities. From psychology and economics to geography and language studies, the U of G offers majors that can lead to graduate studies and careers in a broad variety of fields.

It is also SUPER easy to switch majors or add a minor. Take advantage of the “Major to be Determined” designation and test drive some courses from different areas before declaring a major!

So, while you might not think you’re an ‘artist’, well…you are. Choose the program that will improve your life; and the lives around you.

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