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Arts and Science Departments, Programs and Courses Art Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) - BFAH


Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) - BFAH

Major Concentration - MAJ (consists of 10.0 credits studio, 2.0 supporting credits and 8.0 elective credits to total 20.0)
Fine Art - ARTF
The program combines a balance of studio practice; theoretical, experimental and critical studies required in the practice of fine art, art history and other studies. It is suitable for students wishing to enter professions requiring visual arts training including art education at all levels. The demanding fine art content challenges students to develop their understanding of art through experience as artists as well as through historical studies. The practice of art is supplemented by a program of lectures and critiques from visiting artists and educators. Over the four years of study, students complete 10.0 credits in fine art, 2.0 supporting credits in art history and 8.0 elective credits. The 2.0 supporting credits in art history can be used toward a minor concentration in art history. A minor concentration, 5.0 credits in another field, is also possible.

To obtain satisfactory standing in any year, a student must achieve at least 60 per cent in all fine art courses required for the concentration and an overall average of 60 per cent. Normally, a student falling below 60 per cent in any fine art course will be required to repeat the course or to withdraw from the program.

The normal sequence of courses for the Major Concentration in Fine Art is shown below.
YEAR 1 ARTF 127, ARTF 128, ARTH 120; 2.0 elective credits.
12 hours studio classes plus a minimum of 12 hours independent studio activities per week.
YEAR 2 ARTF 227, ARTF 228, 1.0 credit in art history (ARTH 227 or ARTH 231* and ARTH 232* are recommended); 2.0 elective credits.
12 hours studio classes plus a minimum of 12 hours independent studio activities per week.
YEAR 3 ARTF 337; ARTF 338; 2.0 elective credits.
24 hours studio activities per week.
YEAR 4 ARTF 447, ARTF 448; 2.0 elective credits.
24 hours studio activities per week.

Transfer Students
Applicants who have not completed a degree and wish to transfer to the Bachelor of Fine Art program from another accredited post-secondary institution must have completed the equivalent of ARTF 127 and ARTF 128 with minimum admissions average and undergo a portfolio examination. Applicants wishing to transfer to the Bachelor of Fine Art program from another Faculty or School at Queen's must have successfully completed ARTF 105 and ARTF 110 and undergo a portfolio examination. If admitted to first year, students must complete ARTF 127 and ARTF 128, and will lose credit for ARTF 105 and ARTF 110. If admitted to the second year of the program ARTF 105 and ARTF 110 will count for ARTF 127 and ARTF 128. Transfer into second year is extremely rare. All entrants into the Bachelor of Fine Art program with advanced standing must satisfy the academic requirements of the full program.

Material Costs
All courses require the purchase of materials in the production of art works. Students can expect to pay up to $1000 per year for materials.

Transfer to Other Programs at Queen's
Students who withdraw from the B.F.A. program and plan to com-plete a degree program in Arts and Science must apply for transfer through Undergraduate Admission. Students are encouraged to con-sult with the Arts and Science Faculty office for information regarding transfer credit and degree requirements. No more than 4.0 ARTF credits may transfer to other degree programs in Arts and Science.

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