You are reading the 2024/25 Academic Calendar. The 2023/24 version remains in effect until August 31, 2024 and is available here.

Diploma in Art History

The Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory offers the Diploma in Art History (DAHY). Applicants to the program will already have a first degree in another discipline. Applications for admission should be made to Enrolment Services no later than, and preferably before, August 1 for entry in September.

Upon admission to the Diploma in Art History, students must consult with a Departmental Advisor prior to registration.

The Diploma program requires 30 credits of courses in ARTH numbered 300 or above. No more than 6 credits of cross-listed courses offered by other departments may be counted toward the requirements.

The program can be completed in one year of full-time study, but may be taken part-time and extended over a longer period. It should be finished within five years. If more than five years are required to complete the Diploma program, students must seek permission to continue their studies from the Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory. The Department may also periodically review individual progress in the DAHY, and may require those students registered in the Diploma but not following the Diploma program to discontinue their studies.

Of the 30 credits required, a diploma student must complete the following:

  • 3 credits of ARTH 300 Seminar on Methods and Approaches in Art History;
  • 15 credits of Art History courses numbered 300 or higher in a geographical, chronological, or thematic area of focus1; and
  • 9 credits in Art History courses numbered 300 or higher in areas that are chronologically and/or geographically distinct from the 15 credit focus;1 and
  • 3 credits in a 400-level Art History seminar.

1All of these courses must be determined in consultation with the Art History Undergraduate Advisor.

UBC Crest The official logo of the University of British Columbia. Urgent Message An exclamation mark in a speech bubble. Caret An arrowhead indicating direction. Arrow An arrow indicating direction. Arrow in Circle An arrow indicating direction. Arrow in Circle An arrow indicating direction. Chats Two speech clouds. Facebook The logo for the Facebook social media service. Information The letter 'i' in a circle. Instagram The logo for the Instagram social media service. Linkedin The logo for the LinkedIn social media service. Location Pin A map location pin. Mail An envelope. Menu Three horizontal lines indicating a menu. Minus A minus sign. Pencil A pencil indicating that this is editable. Telephone An antique telephone. Plus A plus symbol indicating more or the ability to add. Search A magnifying glass. Twitter The logo for the Twitter social media service. Youtube The logo for the YouTube video sharing service.