School of Art

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To see a program overview, learn about the unique opportunities offered to students within this degree, and to connect to admission and faculty resource links, review the Fine Arts program page.

B.F.A. Bachelor of Fine Arts - Studio

Honours and General degrees available.

Admission to a Studio degree program requires a portfolio submission with a supporting written statement. Understanding the components of the portfolio and submitting a statement and work that respond to the criteria contribute to a positive portfolio review. 
 

First Year Courses Credit Hours
STDO 1210 Drawing: Studio 1 3
STDO 1240 Drawing: Figure Study 1 3
STDO 1250 Drawing: Studio 2 3
STDO 1410 Visual Language 3
STDO 1510 Art Now 3
STDO 1450 Open Studio 3
STDO 1470 Materials Studio 3
FAAH 1030 Introduction to Art 1A 3
FAAH 1040 Introduction to Art 2A 3
W course 3
M course 3

TIPS FOR CHOOSING COURSES:

  • No specific courses are required.
  • Consider registering for all STDO and FAAH courses listed.  This will ensure that you have the necessary prerequisites for Year 2 Studio and Art History courses if you are admitted to the Fine Arts Studio Program.
  • Consider taking FA 1020 (M) / MATH 1020 (M) Math in Art to meet the M requirement. 
  •  Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credit may be used to reduce the first year course load and as a prerequisite to 2000 level courses, where applicable.

     

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FROM UNIVERSITY 1:

Minimum Credit Hours: See the Applicant Information Bulletin for more details.
Minimum Course Load: University 1 may be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. Courses can be taken in the Summer Session for advanced standing in the degree, however, admission is based upon portfolio and grades.
W Requirement: Not required for admission.
M Requirement: Not required for admission.
Minimum GPA: 2.00 
Additional Requirements: Portfolio 
Selection Criteria: A combination of portfolio and grades.

HIGH SCHOOL PREREQUISITES FOR UNIVERSITY-LEVEL COURSES:

  • None required, but Art 40S is recommended.

MINIMUM TIME TO GRADUATION:

  • General: 3 years (93 credit hours).
  • Honours: 4 years (123 credit hours).
  • Diploma in Art: 4 years (93 credit hours) in the school of Art.

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April 2017
First Year Planning Guide