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7.3 School of Fine Arts

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The School of Fine Arts offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Theatre and in Visual Arts. Students completing a Fine Arts degree are not required to follow the Grenfell Campus Core program requirements. The Minor Program is available in Art History.

7.3.1 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre)

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  • The 120 credit hour, 36 course program may be completed on a full-time basis as set out under Table 1 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre). The course structure for the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre) is outlined under Table 2 Suggested Program of Study for the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre.

  • The 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 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).

  • Where circumstances warrant any prerequisite(s) for Theatre courses may be waived by the Program Chair.

  • 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 School of Fine Arts, and permission will be given only where a student demonstrates satisfactory performance. 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 Program Chair. Permission will be given only where a student demonstrates above average academic performance as well as exceptional theatrical ability.

  • 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.

Table 1 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre)

Required Courses

Elective Courses

18 credit hours in elective courses

Table 2 Suggested Program of Study for the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre

Year 1

Year 3

  • Fall
  • 3 credit hours in first-year English courses
  • Elective
  • Theatre 1000
  • Theatre 1010
  • Theatre 1020
  • Winter
  • 3 credit hours in first-year English courses
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Theatre 1001
  • Theatre 1110 or Theatre 1120

Year 2

Year 4

  • Winter
  • Theatre 4001
7.3.2 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts)

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  • The 120 credit hour, 40 course program and a non-credit health and safety course, may be completed on a full-time basis as set out under Table 3 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) and Table 4 Suggested Program of Study for the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts).

  • The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) degree program is a professional program designed to educate and train students in the history, theory and practice of the Visual Arts. Courses are offered in Computers and Art, Drawing, New Media, Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Photography, Textile and Fibre Art, Time-Based Art, and Art History/Visual Culture. 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/Visual Culture courses, students will take a number of appropriate academic courses from disciplines other than Visual Arts. It is intended that academic courses be chosen which will enhance the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) program. The first year of the program consists of an in-depth exploration of a wide range of media and an introductory health and safety studio component. This is in preparation for continued study in a given discipline or, alternatively, exploring new disciplines in the second year. Intermediate studio courses in the third year emphasize the production of self-directed bodies of work in extended practices. In the fourth year, the senior studio seminar course includes professional practices. The 4950/4951 studio courses are conducted as tutorials, in which, students will work independently on the research and creation of independent bodies of work and confer regularly with instructors. Each year of the program will include Art History/Visual Culture courses as well as academic electives.

  • 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.

  • 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. Students who withdraw from a course may put their program in jeopardy or be unable to complete the degree in the normally allotted time. Where circumstances warrant, any prerequisite(s) or co-requisite(s) for Visual Arts courses may be waived by the Program Chair. For further information on waiver or regulations refer to UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS, General Academic Regulations (Undergraduate) - Appeal of Decisions.

  • Studio courses are offered in the following subjects: Computers and Art, Drawing, New Media, Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Photography, Textile and Fibre Art, and Time-Based Art. Courses in a studio subject consist of four hours of practical work in a studio class each week. Course components 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. Courses with a planned rotation are indicated in the University Calendar under Course Descriptions. Please consult with the Fine Arts Division prior to registration to confirm course offerings.

  • One work of art done during the fourth year may be selected by the Visual Arts Program, in consultation with the student, and retained for the permanent collection of the Campus.

Table 3 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts)

Required Courses

Elective Courses

  • 6 credit hours in English courses
  • Visual Arts 2700 and 2701 and an additional 18 credit hours in Art History /Visual Culture
  • 18 credit hours in Studio Courses at the 1000 level
  • Visual Arts 1911
  • 24 credit hours in Studio Courses at the 2000 level
  • 15 credit hours in Studio Courses at the 3000 level
  • 3 additional credit hours in Studio Courses at 2000 or 3000 or 4000 level
  • Visual Arts 4800 and 4801
  • Visual Arts 4950 and 4951

18 credit hours in academic elective courses chosen from Disciplines other than Visual Arts

Table 4 Suggested Program of Study for the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts)
  • Year 1
  • 18 credit hours in 1000 level Studio Courses
  • Visual Arts 1911
  • 6 credit hours in Art History Survey I, II ((Visual Arts 2700 and 2701)
  • 6 credit hours in English
  • Year 2
  • 18 credit hours in 2000 level Studio Courses
  • 6 credit hours in Art History/Visual Culture Courses
  • 6 credit hours in Academic Electives
  • Year 3
  • 12 credit hours in 3000 level Studio Courses
  • 6 credit hours in 2000 or 3000 level Studio Courses
  • 6 credit hours in Art History/Visual Culture Courses
  • 6 credit hours in Academic Electives
  • Year 4
  • 6 credit hours in Senior Seminar for Studio and Professional Practices I, II (4800, 4801)
  • 6 credit hours in Independent Senior Studio I, II (4950/4951)
  • 6 credit hours in 2000 or 3000 or 4000 level Studio Courses
  • 6 credit hours in Art History/Visual Culture Courses
  • 6 credit hours in Academic Electives
7.3.3 Minor Program Offered by the School of Fine Arts

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The Art History/Visual Culture Courses Minor Program is applicable to all programs offered by Grenfell Campus expect for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree programs.

Table 5 Minor Program Offered by the School of Fine Arts
  • Art History/Visual Culture Minor
  • Visual Arts 2700 and 2701
  • 18 credit hours in Art History/Visual Culture at the 3000- or 4000-level