The Bachelor of Fine Art (B.F.A.) Major in Visual Art (VISA) offers students a focused program of visual art practice, critical theory and art history.
The B.F.A. in Visual Art normally consists of four years of study, and is designed for students seeking a liberal education through the practice and study of art within a dynamic university setting. It provides a solid foundation for students wishing to study or work in a variety of fields involving the making and understanding of visual art and contemporary aesthetics.
Beginning in 2017W, first-year students may be admitted to the B.F.A. Visual Art program directly from secondary school. Students may also apply to transfer to the program in years two or three. In all cases a supplementary application is required and admission depends upon Departmental approval. Please see Admission and Transfer.
The B.F.A. Honours in Visual Art utilizes the same strengths and range as the B.F.A., yet is designed for those students who are both outstanding in terms of overall achievement and want to further enhance their study with advanced work in visual art. Students are expected to maintain a minimum average of 80% for this program option. The Honours program involves extended course requirements:
Students who wish to enter the Honours program must obtain permission from the Undergraduate Visual Art Faculty Advisor.