Programs

General Information

All students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program must fulfill a minimum of six (6) credit hours of specified courses in the area of Social Sciences and Natural Sciences (see section 7.2.1 of the Brandon University General Calendar). An additional eighteen (18) credit hours of electives will complete the program.

Portfolio information: There is no portfolio required for admission to the Department of Visual and Aboriginal Arts at this time.

Bachelor of Fine Arts 4-Year Honours

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons.)(B.F.A.) is a professional degree program comprising 120 credit hours, of which 90 credit hours are in Visual and Aboriginal Art studies. An additional 30 credit hours of electives from within the university will complete the program.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons.) degree includes 32:394 Thesis Planning (3 credit hours) and 32:400 Thesis Exhibition (15 credit hours) focused on the student's chosen major area. To recieve the 4-Year Honours degree a student must maintain an overall gpa of 3.0 in the best 45-54 credit hours. Students completing the Thesis Exhibition with a gpa of less that 3.0 will receive the Bachelor of Fine Arts 4-Year degree.

The first list of courses is required for all B.F.A. majors. The core curriculum is supplemented by additional requirements within each of the chosen majors. These additional required courses are listed by major: Aboriginal Art, Painting, Ceramics, and Drawing. Declared B.F.A. majors will receive seating preference in studio courses.

Note: A minimum g.p.a. of 3.0 is required for graduation from the Bachelor of Fine Arts 4-Year Honours degree.

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Bachelor of Fine Arts 4-Year Major

The Bachelor of Fine Arts 4-Year Major (B.F.A.) is a professional degree program comprising 120 credit hours, of which 90 credit hours are in Visual and Aboriginal Art studies. An additional 30 credit hours of electives from within the university will complete the program.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts 4-Year degree requires 57 credit hours of the core curriculum plus 33 credit hours of Fine Art courses in place of 32:394 Thesis Planning (3 credit hours) and 32:400 Thesis Exhibition (15 credit hours) for a total of 90 credit hours. Student must still choose a major and complete the required courses for those majors.

The first list of courses is required for all B.F.A. majors. The core curriculum is supplemented by additional requirements within each of the chosen majors. These additional required courses are listed by major: Aboriginal Art, Painting, Ceramics, Drawing and Digital Media and Design. Declared B.F.A. majors will receive seating preference in studio courses.

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Bachelor of Fine Arts 4-Year Second Degree

Students who already have a first undergraduate degree and who are seeking the B.F.A. or B.F.A. (Hons.) as a second degree must complete 60-90 credit hours, depending on previous education. Previous education will be assessed, on an individual basis, by the Chair of the Fine Arts program to determine specific courses that second-degree students will be required to complete, within the range of 60 - 90 credit hours. Of the courses a student is required to complete, a minimum of 60 credit hours must be completed at Brandon University.

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4-Year Major in Digital Media and Design

The Digital Media and Design Major consists of a 60 credit hour block transfer credit which is derived from the 2-Year diploma in Web Design from Assiniboine Community College (ACC) plus 60 credit hours of Brandon University course work. Only the completed Web Design Diploma is transferable as block credit and may only be applied to the B.F.A. major in Digital Media and Design. To complete the major in Digital Media and Design, students must complete the following required courses plus an additional 30 general credits at Brandon University.

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3-Year Minor

Students pursuing a 3-Year or 4-Year degree in which a minor is required can select a Minor in one of the five art disciplines: Aboriginal Art, Art and Visual Culture, Ceramics, Drawing or Painting. Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree are not required to select a Minor, but must choose a Major. A Minor in Fine Arts requires the student to complete 18 credit hours. The required courses for each minor are listed on the following page.

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