How you'll enrol

New Arts students must successfully complete both Arts First courses, ARTS 130 and ARTS 140, to fulfill the Undergraduate Communication Requirement.

  • Both courses should be completed in your first year, one in the Fall term and one in the Winter term. For example, if you completed ARTS 130 in Fall, you should enrol in ARTS 140 in Winter, and vice versa.
  • You can take them in any order, but only one Arts First course can be taken at a time.
  • You cannot repeat an Arts First course if you have previously successfully completed it.
  • Each section of ARTS 130 and ARTS 140 has a different topic, but the overall learning outcomes and goals are the same for all topics in each course. 

To prepare to add ARTS 130 or ARTS 140 to your course schedule, follow the steps below BEFORE the Course Drop/Add period begins.

Note: Students co-registered at St. Jerome's (STJ) are encouraged to select a St. Jerome's (campus STJ) designated section (ARTS 130 sections 004 and 005, or ARTS 140 sections 002 and 003). For assistance, please email your St. Jerome's academic advisor.

Fall and Winter term enrolment

Spring term enrolment

Arts First courses are offered online-only in the spring term. This is the only term you can request ARTS 130 or ARTS 140 during the Course Selection Period - for Spring 2023 this runs from January 30 to February 7.

If you miss requesting an Arts First course during the Course Selection Period, you can add it during the Course Drop/Add Period - for Spring 2023, this starts July 18 or 19, depending on your appointment time.

    Need to make changes to your other classes in Quest? Use the swap function (screen recording) - it's the safest way to try to switch one class for another. You can also add classes (screen recording) if you don’t see all the courses you requested. Check the Quest Undergraduate students page for more helpful instructions.