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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts

Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Program overview
4 years
Bachelor's degree
English
Start dates
Surrey (British Columbia)
21,808.45 CAD
January 2021

Program description

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts

The Bachelor of Fine Arts, Visual Arts degree program provides students with comprehensive knowledge and practice in the field of visual arts. The core of the degree is a strong studio curriculum focusing on the ideas and technical processes of producing contemporary art. The Fine Arts curriculum is complemented through access to a broad liberal arts education emphasizing the development of effective academic writing, verbal communication, and presentation skills.

Grounded in theory and practice, students develop aesthetic judgment, professional knowledge, disciplinary expertise, and the collaborative critical thinking skills required to prepare them for direct entry into today's creative economy.

The diverse needs of visual arts students are met in a vibrant environment with outstanding facilities, studios, exhibition spaces, visiting artists, student exchange programs, and opportunities for working with the community. Personal and professional development is encouraged as the degree prepares students to be practicing artists and contributing global citizens.

Admission requirements

The Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, apply to this program.

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Program content

1000 and 2000 Level

In the first 60 credits of the BFA program, all students must complete 54 prescribed credits as follows:

  • Art and Visual Culture: Prehistoric to Early Renaissance
  • Art and Visual Culture: Late Renaissance to 20th Century
  • Introduction to Drawing
  • Visual Language: Making and Meaning
  • Form, Structure and Materials
  • Drawing II
  • Issues in Contemporary Art I

Select 3 credits from a course in ENGL at the 1100 level or higher

  • Modern Art and Visual Culture: 1890-1945 or Contemporary Art and Visual Culture: 1945 to the Present

3000 and 4000 Level

In order to satisfy the requirements of the BFA program, students must complete 42 credits from courses in FINA or ARTH at the 3000 or 4000 levels as follows:

  • Advanced Studio Practice and Seminar I
  • Professional Practices
  • Advanced Studio Practice and Seminar II
  • Advanced Studio Practice and Thesis I
  • Advanced Studio Practice and Thesis II

Scholarships & funding

Kwantlen Polytechnic University offers scholarship opportunities to new students, in amounts up to $20,000 CAD. For details and application requirements, please contact the university.

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Kwantlen Polytechnic University  

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is Canada’s leading polytechnic university. KPU’s five campuses are all located in Metro Vancouver, a modern and multicultural region that has incredible natural beauty, the most temperate weather in Canada, and many career opportunities. With guaranteed...


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Kwantlen Polytechnic University

12666 72 Avenue
BC V3W 2M8 Surrey
Canada

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