University of Windsor

University of Windsor

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Program Overview

The University of Windsor delivers many exceptional and unique programs in all areas of the fine and performing arts. The School of Dramatic Art is nationally recognized for its innovative curricula and instruction, with professionally oriented programs; and the School of Music, particularly its Music Therapy program, is nationally recognized for excellence. Other programs are offered through the School of Visual Arts, the Department of Communication, Media & Film, and the Department of English. Excellent faculty and easy access to professors make UWindsor a great place to study.


Dramatic Art - The BFA Acting program is recognized as one of the leading acting training schools in the country. The Drama in Education & Community is also highly regarded
Music - Music Therapy has a unique six-month, full-time internship opportunity. It is the only program in Canada approved by both the Canadian and American music therapy associations
Visual Art - All students begin with a common first-year which includes a balance of studio and art history courses, and use both traditional media and modern digital facilities
Communication, Media & Film - features a full sequence of filmmaking, sound, video & multimedia production courses

Institute Accreditation

Provincial Accreditation

Colleges in Canada Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

Credentials Offered (Undergraduate Only)

Colleges in CanadaBachelor Degree
Colleges in CanadaCertificate
Colleges in CanadaDouble Major
Colleges in CanadaUniversity Transfer
Colleges in CanadaFine Arts Minor for Fine Arts Majors
Colleges in CanadaFine Arts Minor for Non-Fine Arts Majors

Fields of Study

Fine & Performing Arts
Colleges in CanadaBroadcast Arts
Colleges in CanadaCeramics
Colleges in CanadaCostume Studies & Design
Colleges in CanadaCreative Arts Therapies
Colleges in CanadaCreative Writing
Colleges in CanadaDance Arts
Colleges in CanadaDrawing
Colleges in CanadaFilm & Music Arts
Colleges in CanadaFilm Arts (acting, writing, directing, production)
Colleges in CanadaMultimedia/Digital Media
Colleges in CanadaMusic Arts
Colleges in CanadaPainting
Colleges in CanadaPhotography
Colleges in CanadaPrintmaking
Colleges in CanadaSculpture
Colleges in CanadaStudio Art
Colleges in CanadaVisual Arts
Colleges in CanadaVocal Arts
Design & Applied Arts
Colleges in CanadaArchitectural Design
Colleges in CanadaArt Management

Program Options

Colleges in CanadaCareer Placement Office
Colleges in CanadaIndustry Practicum/Internship
Colleges in CanadaInternational Exchange

Buildings & Facilities

The School of Dramatic Art is located in the state-of-the-art Jackman Dramatic Art Centre that comprises four spacious classrooms, a studio theatre, faculty offices, a student lounge and change rooms.

The School of Visual Arts occupies the LeBel Building, a spacious facility that houses a student run gallery, a printmaking studio, as well as a sculpture studio, digital lab and darkroom.

The School of Music occupies its own recently-renovated building and offers students rehearsal space, electronic piano and computer labs, and recital hall with superb musical acoustics for the best in performances.

Admissions & Tuition

# Students Admitted to Program:  26
% Accepted:  10
Application Deadline    
Notification of Acceptance

Advanced Acceptance (Fall): 
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Minimum GPA:  70
Personal Statement: Not Required
Interview: Required
Letters of Reference: Required
Other Requirement: Audition
Annual Tuition (C$): 5,700
Faculty/Department Scholarships & Bursaries Available: Yes
Estimated Total Cost of Program (C$): 23,000

University of Windsor
401 Sunset Avenue
Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4
Phone:  1-800-864-2860
Fax: 1-519-971-3653

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Canadian Schools Name of Credential Awarded: BFA in Acting
Canadian Schools Length of Program: < 4 Yrs
Canadian Schools Direct Entry: Yes
Canadian Schools Cohort Model: Yes
Teaching Methods:
 Colleges in Canada Directed/Independent Study
 Colleges in Canada Field Work/Projects
 Colleges in Canada Lectures
 Colleges in Canada Simulations/Gaming
Average Class Size:
Colleges in Canada Core Classes: 20 - 25
Colleges in Canada Areas of Concentration Classes: 20 - 25

Student Profile
Canadian Schools Total F/T Undergraduate Student Enrolment in Program (All Years): 90
Male/Female Ratio:
Colleges in Canada % Male: 30
Colleges in Canada % Female: 70
Canadian Schools % Students from Out of Province: 10
Canadian Schools % International Students: 1
Canadian Schools # Countries of Origin: 10 or less

Program Quick Stats
Canadian Schools Faculty/Department Name: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Canadian Schools Year Faculty/Department Founded: 1857
Canadian Schools # Fields of Study/Concentrations: 20
Canadian Schools Opportunities for Part-Time Study: Yes
Canadian Schools # Full-Time Faculty: 191
Canadian Schools Total Tuition/Program Fees for Credential (C$): 23,000
Canadian Schools % Graduates Employed Within 3 Months of Graduation: 95

Institute Overview
Canadian Schools  Institute Name: University of Windsor
Canadian Schools Institute Type: 4-Yr University
Canadian Schools Public or Private: Public
Canadian Schools Year Founded: 1857
Canadian Schools # Faculties: 9
Canadian Schools # Full-Time Faculty: 524
Canadian Schools # Full-Time Students: 13,000
Canadian Schools # Part-Time Students: 2,500
Canadian Schools % International Students: 11
Canadian Schools Campus Setting: Urban
Canadian Schools On-Campus Residence/Dormitories: Yes
Canadian Schools Nearest City: Windsor
Canadian Schools City Population: 200,000
Canadian Schools Cost of Living: Low
Canadian Schools Climate Range: -10°C to 30°C
University of Windsor
University of Windsor
University of Windsor
University of Windsor