Sir Wilfred Grenfell College

Division of Fine Arts

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS DEGREE PROGRAMS

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS (THEATRE)

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS (VISUAL ARTS)

MINOR PROGRAM - FINE ARTS


Bachelor of Fine Arts Degrees are available in Theatre and in Visual Arts.

Note: Students completing a Fine Arts degree are not required to follow the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Core program requirements
.

Minor Program is available in Art History.


BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS (THEATRE)

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre) program is designed to educate and train the student in the history, theory and practice of the theatre arts. The degree provides an undergraduate training, delivered by theatre professionals, that will prepare students to enter a professional graduate school of theatre, theatre conservatory or an apprenticeship in the theatre profession. The degree also provides a broad liberal arts education with a strong component of dramatic literature, enabling the graduate to pursue a variety of careers outside the theatre profession.

In recognition of the relative isolation of the Sir Wilfred Grenfell Campus and the need for students of the performing arts to be exposed to examples of excellence in their field of study, provision will be made for students in their senior years to visit major theatre centres outside the province (e.g. the Harlow Campus will be utilized for studies in London and Stratford).

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

1. Academic Requirements

Applicants must meet the general admission requirements of the University.

2. Audition

In addition to meeting the general admission requirements of the University, applicants for the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre) must undergo an audition/interview to the satisfaction of the department. Enrollment in the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre) is limited and selection is competitive.

3. The deadline for submission of Theatre application forms is April 30th of the year in which admission is sought.

ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE

1. Attendance and participation in all studio courses and production rehearsals is vital to the collaborative nature of the program of study in Theatre. Absence from classes or rehearsals of any one student could jeopardize a production, the proper dissemination of practical skills and the overall safety of the students. Therefore attendance at all studio classes, rehearsals and crew calls will be compulsory.

2. Students who fail a studio course shall not take more advanced courses in that discipline until the failed course has been satisfactorily completed.

3. Students shall complete all 1000 level Theatre courses before advancing to any 2000 level Theatre course.

4. A candidate whose average in the Theatre courses for the BFA degree falls below 65 percent in any semester will be placed on probation within the program. A student placed on probation at the end of the final semester of the Theatre program will not be recommended for graduation.

5. A candidate will be required to withdraw from the program if the candidate's average in Theatre courses falls below 65 percent in each of two consecutive semesters of his/her enrollment in the program.

6. Candidates who have withdrawn or who have been required to withdraw from the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre) program and wish to re-enter the program must re-apply in competition after a lapse of two semesters by April 30 for the upcoming Fall semester, or by August 30 for the upcoming Winter semester.

7. Candidates who have been required to withdraw twice from the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre) program shall be ineligible for further admission.

8. The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre) program is intended for full-time students only. Students will be expected to take the full course load as prescribed each semester and so progress through the degree in clearly defined blocks of courses. A student failing to take the full number of courses in a given semester would seriously jeopardize his/her ability to complete the degree.

DEGREE REGULATIONS

To be awarded the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre) a student shall successfully complete 120 credit hours which would normally be completed over a four year period and must be chosen in accordance with the following pattern:

1. English 1000 and 1001 or equivalent

2. Visual Arts 2700 and 2701

3. Eighteen credit hours in dramatic literature as follows:

- English 2350 and 2351 (Surveys of major dramatic texts)
- English 3205 or 3200 or 3201 or 3206 (Shakespeare)
- English 3275 (Modern Drama)
- Two Dramatic Literature courses to be selected from the following: English 3021, 3022, 3156, 3171, 3181, 3260, 4210, 4211, 4301, 4305, 4307, 4308, 4316, 4317

4. Fifteen credit hours in academic elective courses

5. Seventy-five credit hours in Theatre chosen in accordance with the following pattern:

a) Theatre 1000, 1001, 1010, 1020, 4030, 4040, and 4001 (Harlow Institute - 10 credit hours)

and

b) 47 credit hours in one of the following Majors:

Acting:

Theatre 1110, 2010, 2011, 2080, 2081, 3010, 3011, 3070, 3071, 3080, 3081, 4010, 4070, and 4080

or

Stagecraft:

Theatre 1120, 2020, 2021, 2090, 2091, 3020, 3021, 3060, 3061, 3090, 3091, 4020, 4060, and 4090

NOTES:
1) Where circumstances warrant any prerequisite(s) for Theatre courses may be waived by the Head of the Division of Fine Arts.
2) Students in their first year will not be allowed to participate in theatre productions. Exceptions will be made only with the permission of the Head of the Division of Fine Arts, and permission will be given only where a student demonstrates satisfactory performance.

3) Where circumstances warrant, a student in second or third year may be given the opportunity for advanced responsibilities in production with the permission of the Head of the Division of Fine Arts. Permission will be given only where a student demonstrates above average academic performance as well as exceptional theatrical ability.
4) Productions will constitute the designated number of rehearsal hours as described below. However, the final week of rehearsals (technical rehearsals) will include ten hour days on Saturday and Sunday. All performances will take place in the evenings with the possible exceptions of occasional matinees.
5) Any departmental regulations may be waived by the Committee on Undergraduate Studies upon request of the Head of the Division of Fine Arts by the appropriate Committee on Undergraduate Studies.
6) Students entering the program under Calendar Regulations prior to 1997 will be allowed to substitute History 1000/1001 (or equivalent) and one academic elective course in lieu of Theatre 1110 or Theatre 1120, Theatre 2080 or Theatre 2090 and Theatre 2081 or Theatre 2091.

TABLE OF CREDIT RESTRICTIONS FOR PRESENT THEATRE COURSES WITH FORMER THEATRE COURSES
Present Course Former Course
Theatre 2010/2011 Theatre 201A/B
Theatre 2020/2021 Theatre 202A/B
Theatre 3010/3011 Theatre 301A/B
Theatre 3020/3021 Theatre 302A/B
Theatre 3060 Theatre 3070
Theatre 3061 Theatre 3071
Theatre 4010/4011 Theatre 401A/B
Theatre 4020/4021 Theatre 402A/B
Theatre 4060 Theatre 4070
Theatre 4061 Theatre 4071
Theatre 4090/4091 Theatre 4080/4081
Theatre 4051 Theatre 4060


COURSE STRUCTURE FOR THE BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS IN THEATRE

1st Year
Fall
- Theatre 1000 (Introduction to Theatre History I)
- Theatre 1010 (Introduction to Acting)
- Theatre 1020 (Introduction to Stagecraft)
- English 1000/1050
- Elective

Winter
- Theatre 1001 (Introduction to Theatre History II)
- Theatre 1110 (Acting I) or Theatre 1120 (Stagecraft I)
- English 1001/1051
- Elective
- Elective

2nd Year
Fall
- Theatre 2010 (Acting II) or Theatre 2020 (Stagecraft II)
- Theatre 2080 (Production-Acting) or Theatre 2090 (Production-Stagecraft)
- English 2350 (Drama)
- English 3205 (Drama)
- Elective

Winter
- Theatre 2011 (Acting II) or Theatre 2021 (Stagecraft II)
- Theatre 2081 (Production-Acting) or Theatre 2091 (Production-Stagecraft)
- English 2351 (Drama)
- Dramatic Literature course
- Elective

3rd Year
Fall
- Theatre 3010 (Acting III) or Theatre 3020 (Stagecraft III)
- Theatre 3060 (Stagecraft) or Theatre 3070 (Acting) - Master Class
- Theatre 3080 (Production-Acting) or Theatre 3090 (Production-Stagecraft)
- English 3275 (Drama)
- Visual Arts 2700 (Art History Survey I)

Winter
- Theatre 3011 (Acting III) or Theatre 3021 (Stagecraft III)
- Theatre 3061 (Stagecraft) or Theatre 3071 (Acting) - Master Class II
- Theatre 3081 (Production-Acting) or Theatre 3091 (Production-Stagecraft)
- Dramatic Literature course
- Visual Arts 2701 (Art History Survey II)

4th Year
Fall
- Theatre 4010 (Acting IV) or Theatre 4020 (Stagecraft IV)
- Theatre 4060 (Stagecraft) or Theatre 4070 (Acting) - Master Class III
- Theatre 4080 (Production-Acting) or Theatre 4090 (Production-Stagecraft)
- Theatre 4040 (Directed Studies)
- Theatre 4030 (Theory of Directing and Design)

Winter
- Theatre 4001 (Harlow Institute - 10 credit hours)


BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS (VISUAL ARTS)

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) degree program is a professional program designed to educate and train the student in the history, theory and practice of the Visual Arts. Courses are offered in Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Photography, Multi-media, Digital Imaging and Digital Multi-Media, and Art History. The curriculum is devised with the aim of producing well-rounded generalists with a solid grounding in all aspects of the Visual Arts. It illustrates the philosophy that artistic freedom and creative expression require both technical skill and intellectual vision, acquired through a disciplined application of effort and a critical awareness of artistic issues, past and present.

In addition to Studio and Art History courses, the student will take a number of appropriate academic courses from disciplines other than Visual Arts, chosen in consultation with the program chair. It is intended that academic courses be chosen which will enhance the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) program and provide, as far as possible, a broad exposure to the liberal arts. The first year of the program consists of intensive foundation of co-requisite courses in Drawing, Two-Dimensional Design and Three-Dimensional Design in preparation for Introductory studio courses in the second year and intermediate studio courses in the third year. In the fourth year, the 4950/4951 studio courses are conducted as tutorials, that is, students will work independently on projects and confer regularly with instructors.

It is recognized that students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) program must have occasional opportunities to view important works of art first-hand. Arrangements will therefore be made where possible for students to visit major art centres.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

1. Academic Requirements

Applicants must meet the general admission requirements of the University.

2. Portfolio Submission

In addition to meeting the general admission requirements of the University, all applicants will be required to submit a portfolio of previous art work and a completed Visual Arts application form before April 15th of the year in which entry is sought. Although it is assumed that applicants will have had no previous formal training in art, evidence of suitability for study in the visual arts is required. Instructions for the submission of portfolios will be provided by the Fine Arts Division upon request. Enrollment in the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) program is limited and selection is competitive.

3. Transfers from other universities/colleges

See UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS - ADMISSION/READMISSION TO THE UNIVERSITY (UNDERGRADUATE)

NOTES
1. The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) program is rigorous and demanding and it is assumed that students will normally be enrolled for full-time study. A student who withdraws from a course may put his/her program in jeopardy or be unable to complete the degree in the normally allotted time.
2. Where circumstances warrant, any prerequisite(s) or co-requisite(s) for Visual Arts courses may be waived by the Program Chair.
3. Any Visual Arts regulations may be waived by the Committee on Undergraduate Studies upon request of the Program Chair.

ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE

1. Attendance at all studio courses is considered vital to the program and will be required. It will be used as part of the evaluation.

2.a) Students who fail a course in a studio discipline shall not take more advanced courses in that discipline until the failed course has been satisfactorily completed.

b) Students who fail any studio course will be required to repeat that course and obtain a grade of at least 65%.

3. Students must normally complete all 1000 level studio courses before advancing to any 2000 level studio course.

4. A candidate whose average in Visual Arts courses falls below 65% in any semester will be placed on probation by the Visual Arts program. 

5. A candidate will be required to withdraw from the program if:

a) The candidate's cumulative average in Visual Arts courses required for the program falls below 65%.

OR

b) The candidate's average in Visual Arts courses falls below 65% in each of two consecutive semesters of enrolment in the program.

6. A candidate will be denied graduation if, at the end of the final semester of the Visual Arts Program:

a) The candidate’s cumulative average in Visual Arts courses required for the program falls below 65%.

OR

b) The candidate’s term average in Visual Arts courses falls below 65% in each of his/her last two consecutive semesters of enrolment in the program.

A candidate denied graduation for either of these reasons will be permitted to register for Visual Arts courses without a waiting period and re-application, and is not bound by Regulation 8 (below).

7. Students who have voluntarily withdrawn from the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) program and wish to re-enter must re-apply by April 15th for the upcoming Fall semester, or by August 30th for the upcoming Winter semester.

8. Students who have been required to withdraw from the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) program and wish to re-enter must re-apply in competition after a lapse of two semesters by April 15th for the upcoming academic year.

9. Candidates who have been required to withdraw twice from the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) program shall be ineligible for further admission.

10. Students denied promotion with a cumulative average below 60% in Visual Arts courses who are re-admitted to the program will normally be required to repeat all the Visual Arts courses of the term, including all the courses which have been passed (in a semester when the courses are normally offered).

11. Students denied promotion with a cumulative average of at least 60% in Visual Arts courses who are readmitted to the program will be required to repeat the failed Visual Arts courses only (in a semester when such courses are normally offered).  

DEGREE REGULATIONS

To be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) a student shall successfully complete 120 credit hours as follows:

1. Six credit hours in English courses.

2. Eighteen credit hours in academic elective courses chosen from Disciplines other than Visual Arts.

3. Visual Arts 2700, 2701 and an additional 18 credit hours in Art History

4. Visual Arts 100A/B; 110A/B; 120A/B; 2000/2001; 3000/3001.

5. Studio Courses

Thirty-six credit hours in studio courses as follows:

(i) Three of a, b, c, d, or e

a) Visual Arts 2100/2101
b) Visual Arts 2200/2201
c) Visual Arts 2310/2311, and/or 2320/2321
d) Visual Arts 2400/2401
e) Visual Arts 2600/2601

(ii) Two of a, b, c, d, or e.

a) Visual Arts 3100/3101
b) Visual Arts 3200/3201
c) Visual Arts 3310/3311 or 3320/3321
d) Visual Arts 3400/3401
e) Visual Arts 3500/3501

(iii) Six additional credit hours in studio electives at 2000 or 3000 level.

Studio courses are offered in the following subjects: Drawing, Two-dimensional design, Three-dimensional design, Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Photography and Multi-media, Digital Imaging and Digital Multi-Media. Courses in a studio subject consist of six hours of practical work in a studio class each week. Assigned projects will require that considerable additional studio work be done outside scheduled class time. Students will supply their own art materials. Some courses may not be offered every year. Please consult with the Fine Arts Division prior to registration to confirm course offerings.

6. Visual Arts 4950/4951

NOTES:
1) Visual Arts 1000 and 1001 and Visual Arts 2300 and 2301 are not accepted as credits towards the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) degree.
2) Graduation Work. One work of art done during the fourth year will be selected by the Visual Arts Program, in consultation with the student, and retained for the permanent collection of the College.

Program Example:

Year 1 - Foundation Year
- Drawing I (100A/B)
- Two-D Design (110A/B)
- Three-D Design (120A/B)
- Six credit hours in Art History Survey I, II (2700/2701)
- Six credit hours in English Language and Literature

Year 2
- Second Year Drawing I, II (2000/2001)
- Two of:
          - Introductory Painting I, II (2100/2101)
          - Introductory Sculpture I, II (2200/2201)
          - Introductory Printmaking I, II (2310/2311 or 2320/2321)
          - Introductory Photography I, II (2400/2401)

- Six credit hours in Art History Courses
- Six credit hours in Academic Electives*

Year 3
- Intermediate Drawing I, II (3000/3001)
- One of:
          - Introductory Digital Imaging I, II (2600/2601)
          - Intermediate Painting I, II (3100/3101)
          - Intermediate Sculpture I, II (3200/3201)
          - Intermediate Relief and/or Intaglio I, II (3310/3311), or
          - Intermediate Serigraphy and/or Lithography I, II (3320/3321)
          - Intermediate Photography I, II (3400/3401)
          - Multi-Media I, II (3500/3501)
          - Six credit hours in 2000 or 3000 level Studio Electives
          - Six credit hours in Art History Courses
          - Six credit hours in Academic Electives*

Year 4
- Independent Projects in Studio I, II (4950/4951) 3 credit hours each
- Twelve credit hours in 2000 or 3000 level Studio Electives
- Six credit hours in Art History Courses
- Six credit hours in Academic Electives*

* To be chosen in consultation with the Program Chair.

MINOR PROGRAM - FINE ARTS

ART HISTORY MINOR:

a) Visual Arts 2700 and 2701
b) 18 credit hours in Art History at the 3000- or 4000- level


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