Completion of first-year requirements with no failures. Students must have an average of at least 70% in 3.0 principal courses including:
a) Visual Arts Studio 1025 or VAS 1020;
b) 1.0 course from either Visual Arts History 1040 or two of VAH 1041A/B, VAH 1042A/B, VAH 1043A/B, VAH 1044A/B and VAH 1045A/B, and
c) 1.0 additional course. There may be no mark less than 70% in either VAS 1025 or VAS 1020 and no mark less than 60% in 1.0 VAH 1040 or two VAH 1041A/B - 1045A/B and the 1.0 additional principal course.
Students seeking admission to VAS 1025 directly from high school must submit a portfolio of their studio work for Department assessment as part of the University admission process. Students who are accepted and who meet the admission requirements listed above will be admitted to the BFA program without the need of another portfolio review at the end of the VAS 1025 course.
Students admitted to VAS 1020 may still enter the BFA program provided they meet the admission requirements listed above and submit a portfolio of work for approval toward the end of the second term of the VAS 1020 course.
An average of 70% with no mark less than 60% in VAS courses must be maintained for progression.
No more than 12.0 courses in Visual Arts can be counted among the 15.0 senior courses for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. After their first year, students must include at least 3.0 courses in subjects other than Visual Arts.
A minimum of 1.0 VAH course must be in historical eras prior to 1800.
* Because of the thematic nature of the courses, students are encouraged to take VAS 2274A/B
and VAS 2275A/B