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Degree Regulations

Academic Performance Degree Requirements Program Example

Academic Performance

  1. Attendance at all studio courses is considered vital to the programme and will be required. It will be used as part of the evaluation.

  2. Students who fail a course in a studio discipline:
    • Shall not take more advanced courses in that discipline until the failed course has been satisfactorily completed.
    • Will be required to repeat that course and obtain a grade of at least 65%.


  3. Students must normally complete all 1000 level studio courses before advancing to any 2000 level studio course.

  4. A candidate whose average in Visual Arts courses falls below 65% in any semester will be placed on probation by the Department of Visual Arts.

  5. A candidate will be required to withdraw from the programme if:
    • The candidate's cumulative average in Visual Arts courses required for the programme falls below 65%

    • or
    • The candidate's average in Visual Arts courses falls below 65% in each of two consecutive semesters of enrolment in the programme.


  6. Students who have voluntarily withdrawn from the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) program and wish to re-enter must re-apply by March 1 for the upcoming Fall semester, or by August 30 for the upcoming Winter Semester.

  7. Students who have been required to withdraw from the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) program and wish to re-enter must re-apply in competition after a lapse of two semesters by March 1 for the upcoming academic year.

  8. Candidates who have been required to withdraw twice from the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) programme shall be ineligible for further admission.

  9. Students denied promotion with a cumulative average below 60% in Visual Arts courses who are re-admitted to the programme will normally be required to repeat all the Visual Arts courses of the term, including all the courses which have been passed (in a semester when the courses are normally offered).

  10. Students denied promotion with a cumulative average of at least 60% in Visual Arts courses who are re-admitted to the programme will be required to repeat the failed Visual Arts courses only (in a semester when such courses are normally offered).

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Degree Requirements

To be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) a student shall successfully complete 120 credit hours as follows:

  1. Six credit hours in English courses.

  2. Eighteen credit hours in academic elective courses chosen from disciplines other than visual arts in consultation with the Programme Chair.

  3. Twenty-four credit hours in Art History courses, including Visual Arts 2700, 2701.

  4. Visual Arts 100A/B; 110A/B; 120A/B; 2000/2001; 3000/3001.

  5. Three of the following:
    • Visual Arts 2100/2101
    • Visual Arts 2200/2201
    • Visual Arts 2310/2311 and/or 2320/2321
    • Visual Arts 2400/2401
    • Visual Arts 2600/2601


  6. Two of the following:
    • Visual Arts 3100/3101
    • Visual Arts 3200/3201
    • Visual Arts 3310/3311 or 3320/3321
    • Visual Arts 3400/3401
    • Visual Arts 3500/3501


  7. Visual Arts 4950/4951.

  8. Six additional credit hours in studio electives at 2000 or 3000 level.

One work of art done during the fourth year will be selected by the visual arts programme, in consultation with the student, and retained for the permanent collection of the College.

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Program Example

First Year

  • Drawing I (100A/B)
  • 2D Design (110A/B)
  • 3D Design (120A/B)
  • Six credit hours in Art History Survey I, II (2700/2701)
  • Six credit hours in English Language and Literature

Second Year

  • Second Year Drawing I, II (2000/2001)
  • Two of:
    • Introductory Painting I, II (2100/2101)
    • Introductory Sculpture I, II (2200/2201)
    • Introductory Printmaking I, II (2310/2311 or 2320/2321)
    • Introductory Photography I, II (2400/2401)
  • Six credit hours in Art History Courses
  • Six credit hours in Academic Electives*

Third Year

  • Intermediate Drawing I, II (3000/3001)
  • One of:
    • Introductory Digital Imaging I, II (2600/2601)
    • Intermediate Painting I, II (3100/3101)
    • Intermediate Sculpture I, II (3200/3201)
    • Intermediate Relief and/or Intaglio I, II (3310/3311), or
    • Intermediate Serigraphy and/or Lithography I, II (3320/3321)
    • Intermediate Photography I, II (3400/3401)
    • Multi-Media I, II (3500/3501)
  • Six credit hours in 2000 or 3000 level Studio Electives
  • Six credit hours in Art History Courses
  • Six credit hours in Academic Electives*

Fourth Year

  • Independent Projects in Studio I, II (4950/4951) 3 credit hours each
  • Twelve credit hours in 2000 or 3000 level Studio Electives
  • Six credit hours in Art History Courses
  • Six credit hours in Academic Electives*

* To be chosen in consultation with the Program Chair.

While every effort has been made to provide accurate information on these pages, the Memorial University Calendar is the official publication of university regulations and should be consulted.


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