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SECTION 4: Program and Graduation Requirements 4.1 Bachelor of Fine Arts Studio Programs

The School of Art offers degrees that cover the history, theory, and techniques of art. Students may also take elective courses outside the School of Art. These programs provide a general cultural background as well as the technical education necessary to become an educator, or a professional creative artist in fine art or applied fields. The programs reflect the assumption that in a time of fluctuating cultural values, technical training alone is not sufficient for significant work in any branch of the arts.

The first two years offer basic instruction in the fundamental principles of drawing, design and representation. In the fine arts studio electives in second year, the student selects courses that provide specialization in one or more of the following: ceramics, drawing, graphic design, painting, photography, print media, sculpture and video.

The School of Art offers a General and an Honours Degree Program in Studio. In order to be transferred from the General Degree to the Honours Degree Programs, a student must have completed 63 credit hours and have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 (C). The Student Advisor will be able to transfer the student from General to Honours.

In order to be eligible to do the final fourth year Honours year (the Senior Studio and Honours Seminar courses), students in the Honours Degree must have completed 15 credit hours of Studio courses at the 3000 level and have successfully passed a minimum of 94 credit hours.

The school reserves the right to retain temporarily or permanently any work done by students in fulfilment of course requirements.

BFA General Degree (93 credit hours)

YEAR 1 (33 credit hours)

YEAR 2 (30 credit hours)

YEAR 3 (30 credit hours)

 

STDO 1210, STDO 1240, STDO 1410, STDO 1510,
FA 1990, FAAH 1030,
STDO 1250, STDO 1450, STDO 1470, FAAH 1040

3 credit hours - Written English Requirement1,2

3 credit hours - Mathematics Requirement1,3

FAAH 2080

15 credit hours in Fine Arts Studio Electives

6 credit hours in Art History Electives

6 credit hours in Academic Electives5

FA 3440, FAAH 3202, FAAH 3212

15 credit hours in Fine Arts Studio Electives4

3 credit hours in Art History Electives

6 credit hours in Academic Electives5

 

 

 

BFA Honours Degree ( 123 credit hours)

YEAR 1 (33 credit hours)

YEAR 2 (30 credit hours)

YEAR 3 (30 credit hours)

YEAR 4 (30 credit hours)

STDO 1210, STDO 1240, STDO 1410, STDO 1510,
FA 1990, FAAH 1030,
STDO 1250, STDO 1450, STDO 1470, FAAH 1040

3 credit hours - Written English Requirement1,2

3 credit hours - Mathematics Requirement1,3

FAAH 2080

15 credit hours in Fine Arts Studio Electives

6 credit hours in Art History Electives

6 credit hours in Academic Electives5

FA 3440, FAAH 3202, FAAH 3212

15 credit hours in Fine4 Arts Studio Electives

3 credit hours in Art History Electives

6 credit hours in Academic Electives5

STDO 4810, STDO 4820, STDO 4910, STDO 4920

6 credit hours of Fine Arts Studio Electives

6 credit hours of Academic Electives

 

Notes:
1. Students are recommended to complete these requirements in the first 60 credit hours of their program.
2. The School of Art offers FAAH 2930 - Writing About Art, to fulfil this requirement. See the General Academic Regulations section of the Undergraduate Calendar for a full list of courses that meet this requirement.
3. The School of Art offers FA 1020 - Mathematics in Art, to fulfil this requirement. See the General Academic Regulations section of the Undergraduate Calendar for a full list of courses that meet this requirement.
4. Students wishing to pursue the BFA Honours program should be advised that a minimum of 15 credit hours of 3000 level studio courses must be taken to be eligible to register for STDO 4810 and STDO 4910
5. Students are permitted to take any courses to fulfill the Academic Elective requirement. This includes courses taught by the School of Art such as Studio or Art History courses or courses taught by other faculties.

4.2 Diploma in Art Program

The Diploma in Art is a four-year program, essentially technical in nature, which prepares students for careers as practising artists in either the fine or applied fields. Beginning in Fall 2014 a minimum of 93 credit hours are required for the Diploma in Art. Students admitted to Diploma Program in the School of Art prior to September 2014 should contact the School of Art Office for more information.

Diploma in Art (93 credit hours)

YEAR 1 (27 credit hours)

YEAR 2 (27 credit hours)

YEAR 3 (27 credit hours)

Year 4 (12)

STDO 1210, STDO 1240, STDO 1410, STDO 1510,
FA 1990, FAAH 1030, STDO 1250, STDO 1450, STDO 1470, FAAH 1040

Choose 24 credit hours from the following courses: STDO 2210, STDO 2220, STDO 2230 STDO 2250, STDO 2400, STDO 2500, STDO 2502, STDO 2510, STDO 2512, STDO 2520, STDO 2522, STDO 2610, STDO 2630, STDO 2640

3 credit hours in Fine Arts Studio Electives

FA 3440 (0 credit hours),

Choose 24 credit hours from the following courses: STDO 3330, STDO 3370, STDO 3420, STDO 3460, STDO 3480, STDO 3830, STDO 3840

3 credit hours in Fine Arts Studio Electives

Choose 12 credit hours from the following courses: STDO 4450, STDO 4520, STDO 4530, STDO 4550, STDO 4700

 
4.3 Bachelor of Fine Arts - Art History Programs

The Art History program at the School of Art offers students an opportunity to consider, in a cultural context, both Western and non-Western artistic traditions with an emphasis on the former from the Renaissance to the present. While all courses acknowledge methodological issues, the program also offers courses in art theory and criticism at the second- and third-year levels. Students enrolled in this program broaden their knowledge of art production with studio electives.

Program Requirements: 

BFA Art History General Degree (90 credit hours)

YEAR 1 (30 credit hours)
University 1

YEAR 2 (30 credit hours)

YEAR 3 (30 credit hours)

 

FAAH 1030, FAAH 1040

3 credit hours - English Literature Requirement1,2

3 credit hours - Mathematics Requirement1,3

6 credit hours - Language Requirement (French, German, or Italian recommended)

6 credit hours – Social Science or Science Elective

Choose 6 credit hours from the following courses: HIST 1200,
PHIL 1200, ASIA 1420 and ASIA 1430

FA 1990

9 credit hours of 1000 level studio courses4

6 credit hours in Academic or Studio Electives4,5

15 credit hours from the following courses:
CLAS 2670, CLAS 2680, FAAH 1100, FAAH 2060, FAAH 2070, FAAH 2080, FAAH, 2090, FAAH 2110

FA 3440, FAAH 3212

Studio Electives (9 credit hours at the 1000 level or 6 credit hours at the 2000 level)4,6

Art History Electives 15 or 18 credit hours (dependent on the whether 100 level or 200 level studio electives have been chosen.)

One of the following courses: FAAH 3260 or FAAH 3270

 

 

 

BFA Art History Honours Degree (120 credit hours)

YEAR 1 (30 credit hours) University 1

YEAR 2 (30 credit hours)

YEAR 3 (30 credit hours)

YEAR 4 (30 credit hours)

FAAH 1030, FAAH 1040

3 credit hours - English Literature Requirement1,2

3 credit hours - Mathematics Requirement1,3

6 credit hours - Language Requirement (French, German, or Italian recommended)

6 credit hours – Social Science or Science Elective

Choose 6 credit hours from the following courses: HIST 1200,
PHIL 1200, ASIA 1420 and ASIA 1430

FA 1990

9 credit hours of 1000 level studio courses4

6 credit hours in Academic or Studio Electives4,5

15 credit hours from the following courses:
CLAS 2670, CLAS 2680, FAAH 1100, FAAH 2060, FAAH 2070, FAAH 2080, FAAH, 2090, FAAH 2110

FA 3440, FAAH 3212

Studio Electives (9 credit hours at the 1000 level or 6 credit hours at the 2000 level)4,6

Art History Electives 15 or 18 credit hours (dependent on the whether 1000 level or 2000 level studio electives have been chosen.)

One of the following courses: FAAH 3260 or FAAH 3270

18 credit hours of Art History Electives

12 Other Academic or Studio Electives (Honours Students wishing to take more than the 18 credit hours of Art History courses listed above may use their Academic Electives to do so.)4

 

NOTES:
1. Students are recommended to complete these requirements in the first 60 credit hours of their program.
2. The School of Art offers FA 1020 - Mathematics in Art, to fulfil this requirement. See the General Academic Regulations section of the Undergraduate Calendar for a full list of courses that meet this requirement.
3. The English Literature Requirement can be fulfilled by any course taught by the English Department under the course code ENGL.
4. Studio Electives can be fulfilled by any course taught by the School of Art under the course code STDO except STDO 1510 – Art Now which is not considered a Studio Elective course for the purposes of this program.
5. Academic Electives can be fulfilled by courses from departments outside of the School of Art.
6.  Most 2000 level studio courses will require completion of a minimum 21 credit hours of 1000 level studio courses therefore students should be advised that this component is normally fulfilled by 9 credit hours of 1000 level courses.

4.4 Elective Subjects and Academic Requirements

In addition to the Art History courses in the School of Art, the following courses from other faculties fulfil the Art History elective requirement.  Not all courses are offered every year.

CLAS 2670

Greek Art and Archaeology

3

CLAS 2680

Roman Art and Archaeology

3

RLGN 2570

Indian Religious Art and Architecture

3

TXSC 2420

History of Textiles

3

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