Vintage photo of a UTM lecture hall

Where do I start?

Thinking about applying to the Department of Visual Studies at UTM? Visit: You will also find UTM's Admissions Checklist to be a helpful guide as you begin the process of researching programs, taking a campus tour, considering housing and financial aid, and applying to the programs of your choice.

How do I apply?

Application for admission to any Department of Visual Studies program must be made to the University of Toronto Mississauga through the Ontario Universities Application Centre: Our OUAC code is TEV.

What high school preparation do I need?

The requirement is the same for entry to any Department of Visual Studies program:
Grade 12 English (ENG4U) plus five other Grade 12 credits (Ontario U or M courses).*

*This refers to courses from the Ontario Curriculum.
We will accept equivalent courses from other academic systems. For details, visit

Do I need a portfolio to apply for Art & Art History?

No portfolio is required for Art & Art History. Students with strong academic records and little studio background have flourished in the program, as have students with studio experience. Neither a portfolio nor high school art experience is required.

How can I access the UTM Academic Calendar?

The UTM Academic Calendar is available online
Hard copies of the UTM Academic Calendar are available through the UTM Registrar's Office:

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