Major in Fine Arts (BA)

Graduation Requirements:

In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must also satisfy the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements, which include regulations on first year and subject maximum and breadth requirements.

Program Requirements:

Students will need to achieve a minimum 60% average in the 36 credits presented for the Major in Fine Arts.

Students must complete 36 credits in the Major as follows:

FAVA 1206 Art History I 3 cr.
FAVA 1207 Art History II 3 cr.

In addition, students must chose a stream in Studio Arts or Art History and Visual Studies

Studio Arts Stream
FAVA 1026 Studio Foundations 3 cr.
FAVA 1027 Contemporary Studio Practice 3 cr.
FAVA 2000 level Art History and Visual Studies 6 cr.
*FAVA 2000 level Three credits EACH from three of the five following 2000 level Studio Concentrations: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture and/or Digital 9 cr.
FAVA 2000 level Studio Concentrations or Specialized Studio 3 cr.
FAVA 3000 level Studio 6 cr.
Art History and Visual Studies Stream
FAVA 2000 level Art History and Visual Studies 12 cr.
FAVA 3000 level Art History and Visual Studies 6 cr.
FAVA 4000 level Art History and Visual Studies 6 cr.
**FAVA Art History and Visual Studies or courses cross-listed with the Art History and Visual Studies Stream 6 cr.

Breadth Requirements and Electives:

ACAD 1601   3 cr.
Social Science and/or Professional Studies 6 cr.
Science 6 cr.


In addition to the introductory 1000 level courses, students are encouraged to take 2000 level studio courses during their first year of study.  The department recommends that students take no more than nine credits of studio per term.

Cross-listed courses may not be counted towards the Studio Arts stream.

**A maximum of six credits of cross-listed courses may be used towards the Art History and Visual Arts stream.  The following courses are cross-listed with the Major in Fine Arts-Art History and Visual Studies stream:
ENGL 2605, CLAS 2516, FILM 2006, ESPA 2706, ESPA 2707, FILM 2106, FILM 2206, FILM 2316, FILM 3106, GEND 2166, GEND 2217, GEND 2305, GEND 2306, GEND 3046, NATI 2025, RLCT 2205.

Students may complete an Honours BA double major (Art History and Visual Studies stream ONLY) if they obtain an overall average of 70% in each Major, and complete an additional three credits (minimum) at the 4000 level in each Major. Please refer to the Honours double major degree requirement section for further information.

Group Requirements:

*Studio Groupings. Each course represents three credits.

FAVA 2006 Observational Drawing  
FAVA 2007 Expressive Drawing  
FAVA 2406 Drawing: Image and Ideation  
FAVA 2026 Painting: Historical Methods and Materials  
FAVA 2027 Painting: Contemporary Methods and Materials  
FAVA 2407 Painting: Memory, Imagination, and Narrative  
FAVA 2126 Printmaking: Screenprinting  
FAVA 2127 Printmaking: Lithography  
FAVA 2226 Printmaking: Intaglio  
FAVA 2227 Printmaking: Relief  
FAVA 2046 Sculpture: Modelling and Replication  
FAVA 2416 Sculpture: Carving and Reduction  
FAVA 2417 Sculpture: Material and Structure  
Digital Media
FAVA 2426 Digital Photography  
FAVA 2427 Video and Time-Based Media  
Other: Specialized Studio
FAVA 2086 Drawing from Life  
FAVA 2506 Figure Study  
FAVA 2507 Art Abroad  
FAVA 2516 Community Based Practice  

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