Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours)

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Graduation Requirements:

In addition to the program requirements listed below students must also satisfy the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) degree requirements, including regulations on first year and subject maximum and breadth requirements. Please refer to the Degree Requirement section for further information.

Program Requirements:

Students must achieve a minimum Honours program average of 70%.

No more than 9 credits in any single 2000 level studio concentration may be counted towards the degree requirements.

Students must successfully complete a Portfolio Assessment in the year prior to their final year of study in order to be admitted to the fourth/final year of the BFA (Studio Arts stream). The annual deadline for portfolio submissions is March 1st. If March 1st falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline will be the next business day. Contact the department for further details.

Students must complete 120 credits with a minimum of 78 credits in Fine Arts as follows:

FAVA 1026 Studio Foundations 3 cr.
FAVA 1027 Contemporary Studio Practice 3 cr.
FAVA 1206 Art History I 3 cr.
FAVA 1207 Art History II 3 cr.
FAVA 2000 level Art History and Visual Studies 6 cr.
*FAVA 2000 level Three credits EACH from four of the five following 2000 level Studio Concentrations: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture and/or Digital 12 cr.
FAVA 2000 level Studio Concentrations or Specialized Studio 15 cr.
FAVA 3046 Critical Theories of Art History and Visual Studies 3 cr.
3000 level Art History and Visual Studies  3 cr.
3000 level Studio 15 cr.
4000 level Art History and Visual Studies 6 cr.
FAVA 4125 Directed Studio Research and Professional Practice 6 cr.

Breadth Requirements and Electives:

ACAD 1601   3 cr.
Social Science and/or Professional Studies 6 cr.
Science 6 cr.
Electives 27 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.



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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