Academic Calendar - 2019

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2019

Western Main Campus

Honors Specialization BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS, HONORS SPECIALIZATION IN STUDIO ART
Faculty of Arts and Humanities - Visual Arts



Admission Requirements


Completion of first-year requirements with no failures. Students must have an average of at least 70% in 3.0 principal courses including:

a) Studio Art 1605 or the former Visual Arts Studio 1025 or Studio Art 1601 or the former Visual Arts Studio 1020;
b) 1.0 course from Art History 1640 or the former VAH 1040 or two of Art History 1641A/B, Art History 1642A/B, Art History 1644A/B, Art History 1646A/B or Art History 1648A/B, or the former Visual Arts History 1041A/B, the former Visual Arts History 1042A/B, the former Visual Arts History 1043A/B, the former Visual Arts History 1044A/B and the former Visual Arts History 1045A/B, and
c) 1.0 additional course.

There may be no mark less than 70% in either Studio Art 1605 or the former Visual Arts Studio 1025 or Studio Art 1601 or the former Visual Arts Studio 1020 and no mark less than 60% in 1.0 from two Art History 1640-1648A/B or the former Visual Arts History 1041A/B-1043A/B and the 1.0 additional principal course.

Students seeking admission to Studio Art 1605 or the former Visual Arts Studio 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 Studio Art 1605 course or the former Visual Arts Studio 1025 course.

Students applying from high school who have taken a special Grade 12 Studio Practice Program may be eligible to enroll in 1.0 Studio Art 2000-level course(s), or the former VAS 2000-level course(s) in their first-year of studies in lieu of VAS 1025 with permission from the Department. Students must still take 5.0 first-year courses and are expected to complete that requirement by the end of their second-year.

Students admitted to Studio Art 1601 or the former Visual Arts Studio 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 Studio Art 1601 course or the former Visual Arts Studio 1020 course.

An average of 70% with no mark less than 60% in Visual Arts Studio courses must be maintained for progression.

Module/Program Information


Module
10.0 courses:

2.0 courses in Studio Art at the 2600-level or the former Visual Arts Studio at the 2200 level.
1.0 course from: Studio Art 2500A/B, Studio Art 2502A/B or Studio Art 2504Y, or the former Visual Arts Studio 2274A/B, the former Visual Arts Studio 2275A/B or the former Visual Arts Studio 2276Y.
0.5 course from Art History 2600F/G or Studio Art 2600F/G, or the former VAH 2241F/G.
1.5 courses in Art History at the 2600-level, or the former Visual Arts History at the 2200 level.
1.0 course: Studio Art 2602A/B/Y, Studio Art 3602A/B/Y, or the former Visual Arts Studio 2282A/B, the former Visual Arts Studio 3382A/B.
2.0 courses in Studio Art at the 3600-level or the former Visual Arts Studio at the 3300-level.
2.0 courses from: Studio Art 4605 or Studio Art 3600-level*, Studio Art 4601, Studio Art 4606A/B, Studio Art 4608A/B, Studio Art 4682A/B, Studio Art 4686F/G, Studio Art 4689E, Studio Art 4690A/B, Studio Art 4691, Studio Art 4694A/B, Studio Art 4695, Studio Art 4696A/B, or Studio Art 4698W/X, or the former Visual Arts Studio 4430 or the former Visual Arts Studio 4448.

* No more than 3.0 Studio Art 3600-level courses can be taken.

Note: No more than 14.0 courses in Art History and/or Studio Art or the former Visual Arts History and/or Visual Arts Studio may be counted towards the 4-Year BFA degree. A minimum of 0.5 Art History or the former Visual Arts History course must be in historical eras prior to 1800 or topics in non-Western Art.