This program is intended for students who wish to acquire a thorough knowledge of studio art as part of their general education and for those who wish to prepare for work leading to graduate degrees in art. The degree requires 120 credit units (four years) in the College of Arts and Science Program majors are strongly encouraged to declare a major as early as possible in their program, as this will help facilitate course registration. Students may be admitted directly to the B.F.A. Honours program with a minimum admission average of 70% and completion of the Advance Placement Studio Art Program; or with a minimum admission average of at least 70% and a portfolio approved by the Department of Art and Art History. Students who wish to pursue this program but do not meet these requirements upon admission to the College of Arts and Science should follow the program requirements below (see Suggested B.F.A. Program for sequencing), and apply for admission following the first 60 credit units (two years) of study.

Foundation courses are to be completed in the first and second years of the program.

A B.F.A. candidate must maintain a Cumulative Weighted Average of 70% or better on all courses.

During the final 2 years of the four-year program, the student may concentrate in two or more studio areas. Significant development may be difficult if a student works in more than four areas.

No more than 6 credit units from one subject may be used in Requirements E1 to E2.

E1 College Requirement (9 credit units)

English Language Writing

Choose 3 credit units from the following:

  • ANTH 302.3
  • ANTH 310.3
  • ANTH 405.3
  • ANTH 421.3
  • CPSJ 203.3
  • ENG 110.6
  • ENG 111.3
  • ENG 112.3
  • ENG 113.3
  • ENG 114.3
  • ENG 120.3
  • ENG 210.3
  • ENG 211.3
  • ENG 212.3
  • ENG 213.3
  • ENG 394.3
  • ESL 116.3
  • HIST 115.3
  • HIST 125.3
  • HIST 135.3
  • HIST 145.3
  • HIST 155.3
  • HIST 165.3
  • HIST 175.3
  • HIST 185.3
  • HIST 193.3
  • HIST 194.3
  • MUS 155.3
  • PHIL 115.3
  • PHIL 120.3
  • PHIL 121.3
  • PHIL 133.3
  • PHIL 208.3
  • PHIL 233.3
  • POLS 245.3
  • POLS 323.3
  • POLS 328.3
  • POLS 333.3
  • POLS 336.3
  • POLS 422.3
  • POLS 461.3
  • PSY 323.3
  • PSY 355.3
  • RLST 280.3
  • RLST 362.3

If a 6 credit unit course (such as ENG 110) is chosen, 3 credit units will be used to fulfill the Breadth Requirement (B2) or the Electives Requirement (B5).

Indigenous Learning

Choose 3 credit units from the following:

  • ANTH 202.3
  • ANTH 480.3
  • ARCH 350.3
  • DRAM 111.3
  • ENG 242.3
  • ENG 243.3
  • ENG 335.3
  • GEOG 465.3
  • HIST 195.3
  • HIST 257.3
  • HIST 266.3
  • HIST 315.3
  • HIST 316.3
  • INDG 107.3
  • LING 253.3
  • PLAN 445.3
  • POLS 222.3
  • INDG — 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level

Quantitative Reasoning

Choose 3 credit units of the following:

  • CMPT 140.3
  • ECON 111.3
  • ECON 114.3
  • MATH 101.3
  • MATH 102.3
  • MATH 104.3
  • MATH 110.3
  • MATH 121.3
  • MATH 125.3
  • MATH 133.4
  • MATH 150.3
  • MATH 163.3
  • MATH 164.3
  • MATH 176.3
  • MATH 177.3
  • STAT 103.3
  • STAT 244.3
  • STAT 246.3
  • PHYS 115.3
  • PSY 233.3
  • SOC 225.3                   

E2 Breadth Requirement (21 credit units)

Choose 21 credit units from the following areas, with a minimum of 3 credit units from three of the Fine Arts, Humanities, Language, Science, and Social Science areas:

  • DRAM 101.3
  • DRAM 104.6
  • DRAM 110.3
  • DRAM 113.3
  • DRAM 118.3
  • DRAM 119.3
  • MUS 101.3
  • MUS 111.3
  • MUS 112.3
  • MUS 120.2
  • MUS 121.2
  • MUS 133.3
  • MUS 134.3
  • MUS 155.3
  • MUS 156.3
  • MUS 184.3

  • Any senior-level fine arts course, excluding ART and ARTH courses, provided that the prerequisite is met.

  • ARBC 114.3
  • ARBC 117.3
  • CHIN 114.3
  • CHIN 117.3
  • CLAS 110.3
  • CLAS 111.3
  • CMRS 110.3
  • CMRS 111.3
  • CREE 101.6
  • CREE 110.3
  • ENG 110.6
  • ENG 111.3
  • ENG 112.3
  • ENG 113.3
  • ENG 114.3
  • ENG 120.3
  • ESL 115.3
  • ESL 116.3
  • FREN 103.3
  • FREN 106.3
  • FREN 122.3
  • FREN 125.3
  • FREN 160.3
  • FREN 218.3
  • GERM 114.3
  • GERM 117.3
  • GRK 112.3
  • GRK 113.3
  • HEB 114.3
  • HEB 117.3
  • HIST 115.3
  • HIST 125.3
  • HIST 135.3
  • HIST 145.3
  • HIST 155.3
  • HIST 165.3
  • HIST 175.3
  • HIST 185.3
  • HIST 193.3
  • HIST 194.3
  • HNDI 114.3
  • HNDI 117.3
  • JPNS 114.3
  • JPNS 117.3
  • LATN 112.3
  • LATN 113.3
  • LING 110.3
  • LING 113.3
  • LIT 110.3
  • LIT 111.3
  • MUS 101.3
  • MUS 111.3
  • MUS 112.3
  • PHIL 110.6
  • PHIL 115.3
  • PHIL 120.3
  • PHIL 121.3
  • PHIL 133.3
  • PHIL 140.3
  • RLST 111.3
  • RLST 112.3
  • RLST 113.3
  • SNSK 114.3
  • SNSK 117.3
  • SPAN 114.3
  • SPAN 117.3
  • UKR 114.3
  • UKR 117.3
  • WGST 112.3

  • Any senior-level humanities course provided that the prerequisite is met.
  • CLAS 101, CLAS 103, CLAS 104, CLAS 105, CLAS 107 and CLAS 203 are not eligible for use in this requirement.

  • ARBC 114.3
  • ARBC 117.3
  • CHIN 114.3
  • CHIN 117.3
  • CREE 101.6
  • CREE 110.3
  • CREE 120.6
  • ENG 110.6
  • ENG 111.3
  • ENG 112.3
  • ENG 113.3
  • ENG 114.3
  • ENG 120.3
  • ESL 115.3
  • ESL 116.3
  • FREN 103.3
  • FREN 106.3
  • FREN 122.3
  • FREN 125.3
  • FREN 218.3
  • GERM 114.3
  • GERM 117.3
  • GRK 112.3
  • GRK 113.3
  • HEB 114.3
  • HEB 117.3
  • HNDI 114.3
  • HNDI 117.3
  • JPNS 114.3
  • JPNS 117.3
  • LATN 112.3
  • LATN 113.3
  • LIT 110.3
  • LIT 111.3
  • SNSK 114.3
  • SNSK 117.3
  • SPAN 114.3
  • SPAN 117.3
  • UKR 114.3
  • UKR 117.3

  • Any senior-level language course provided that the prerequisite is met.

  • ASTR 102.3
  • ASTR 104.3
  • ASTR 113.3
  • BINF 151.3
  • BIOL 107.6
  • BIOL 120.3
  • BIOL 121.3
  • CHEM 112.3
  • CHEM 115.3
  • CMPT 100.3
  • CMPT 120.3
  • CMPT 140.3
  • CMPT 141.3
  • CMPT 145.3
  • GEOG 120.3
  • GEOG 125.3
  • GEOL 108.3
  • GEOL 109.3
  • GEOL 121.3
  • GEOL 122.3
  • MATH 104.3
  • MATH 110.3
  • MATH 116.3
  • MATH 121.3
  • MATH 125.3
  • MATH 163.3
  • MATH 164.3
  • MATH 176.3
  • MATH 177.3
  • PHYS 115.3
  • PHYS 117.3 or PHYS 125.3
  • STAT 103.3

  • Any senior-level science course provided the prerequisite is met.
  • MATH 102 and STAT 244 are not eligible to be used in this requirement.

 


 

  • ANTH 111.3
  • ARCH 112.3
  • ARCH 116.3
  • ECON 111.3
  • ECON 114.3
  • GEOG 130.3
  • GEOG 150.3
  • HLST 110.3
  • INDG 107.3
  • IS 110.3
  • LING 111.3
  • LING 112.3
  • LING 113.3
  • POLS 111.3
  • POLS 112.3
  • PSY 120.3
  • PSY 121.3
  • SOC 111.3
  • SOC 112.3
  • WGST 112.3

  • Any senior-level social science course provided that the prerequisite is met.
  • Statistics courses in social sciences are not eligible for use in this requirement (e.g. PSY 233, PSY 234, SOC 225 and SOC 325).

E3 Studio Art Requirement (57 credit units)

Students who wish to complete a degree in Studio Art are strongly encouraged to declare this major as early as possible in their program, and to complete foundation courses in the first and second year of their program. This will help facilitate course registration and progression through the program. Please consult with the department regarding course selection, as many courses are not offered every year.

  • ART 110.3
  • ART 112.6
  • ART 141.3
  • ART 495.0

Choose 6-12 credit units from the following:

  • ART 111.6
  • ART 136.3
  • ART 151.3
  • ART 152.3
  • ART 161.3
  • ART 236.3

Choose 33-39 credit units from the following:

Painting

  • ART 111.6
  • ART 222.3
  • ART 223.3
  • ART 322.3
  • ART 323.3
  • ART 472.3
  • ART 473.3
  • ART 484.3
  • ART 485.3
  • ART 486.3
  • ART 487.3

Drawing

  • ART 112.6
  • ART 220.3
  • ART 221.3
  • ART 320.3
  • ART 321.3
  • ART 470.3
  • ART 471.3
  • ART 480.3
  • ART 481.3
  • ART 482.3
  • ART 483.3

Printmaking

  • ART 151.3
  • ART 152.3
  • ART 251.3
  • ART 326.3
  • ART 327.3
  • ART 423.6
  • ART 433.6
  • ART 476.3
  • ART 477.3

Digital and Integrated Practice

  • ART 136.3
  • ART 230.3
  • ART 231.3
  • ART 236.3
  • ART 237.3
  • ART 330.3
  • ART 331.3
  • ART 338.3
  • ART 339.3
  • ART 340.3
  • ART 438.3
  • ART 439.3
  • ART 460.3
  • ART 461.3

Sculpture

  • ART 136.3
  • ART 141.3
  • ART 241.3
  • ART 242.3
  • ART 341.3
  • ART 342.3
  • ART 441.3
  • ART 442.3

Photography

  • ART 161.3
  • ART 216.6
  • ART 235.3
  • ART 316.6
  • ART 416.6
  • ART 426.6
  • ART 436.6

E4 Art History Requirement (18 credit units)

  • ARTH 120.3
  • ARTH 121.3

Choose 12 credit units from the following:

  • ARTH — 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level

E5 Electives Requirement (15 credit units)

Senior Arts and Science courses (200-level and above), or those from other Colleges which have been approved for Arts and Science credit, to complete the requirements for 120 credit unit Four-year program. B.F.A students are encouraged to use these electives for further studio work or art history credit.

If you require further assistance, please contact the Arts and Science Undergraduate Student Office.

PHIL 271.3 is a recommended elective

Final Exhibition

In order to graduate with a B.F.A. in Studio Art, students must successfully complete and pass ART 495 - B.F.A. Exhibition in the final year of the program. This course requires the student to mount an exhibition of work done during the program of their study in the Department of Art and Art History. Students must include a one-page written “artist’s statement” with their exhibition, developed in consultation with a faculty advisor (full-time faculty member). The exhibition must be of quantity and quality acceptable to a faculty majority (approved by the faculty advisor and Studio Chair).

Suggested B.F.A. Program

Year 1

  • ART 112.6
  • ART 141.3
  • One of ART 111.3, ART 136.3, ART 151.3, ART 152.3, ART 161.3, or ART 236.3
  • ARTH 120.3
  • ARTH 121.3
  • 9-12 credit units toward the College Requirement (E1) and Breadth Requirement (E2)

Year 2

  • 12-18 credit units ART courses, including the remaining, required foundation-level courses. Only students with a Cumulative Weighted Average of 70% or better will be permitted to take more than 12 credit units of ART courses in the second year.
  • 12-18 credit units toward the College Requirement (E1), Breadth Requirement (E2), and Electives Requirement E5.

Year 3

  • 12-18 credit units ART courses
  • 6 credit units ARTH courses
  • 12-18 credit units toward the College Requirement (E1), Breadth Requirement (E2), and Electives Requirement E5.

Year 4

  • ART 495.0
  • 12 credit units ART courses
  • 6 credit units ARTH courses
  • 12 credit units toward the College Requirement (E1), Breadth Requirement (E2), and Electives Requirement E5.