Degree Requirements

To obtain a B.F.A. degree, students must:

  • complete a minimum of 126 credits of university-level courses numbered 100 and above;
  • complete a minimum of 42 credits of courses numbered at the 300 and 400 level (these credits are part of the 126 listed above);
  • complete VISA 090 (Safety Training) in the first year of the program; and
  • meet the specific program requirements prescribed by the Faculty for the student's declared degree program.

Progression Requirements

First Year 0-23 credits
Second Year 24-47 credits
Third Year 48-77 credits
Fourth Year 78 or more credits

Course Advising

Students may choose from any studio and academic electives according to their personal interests, provided they have the appropriate prerequisites. After students have completed their first year of the BFA, they must have their program of studies approved by a program advisor in the Department of Creative Studies. Students are also encouraged to meet with academic advisors in the Advising and Involvement Centre (UNC 207) throughout their years of study. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that all requirements for the degree are satisfied.

The University of British Columbia

Enrolment Services
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3333 University Way, Kelowna BC, Canada V1V 1V7