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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $15,740 CAD

  • Application fee

    $150 CAD

  • Duration

    4 years

  • PGWP

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    50 out of 100

Options
Co-op

These items are optional and you can choose them as you wish after applying for the course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Winter-January 15-September-2022 2022-09-15
Fall-September 15-April-2023 2023-04-15

Overview

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts

Develop the practical skills, critical understanding, and industry-related knowledge necessary to succeed as a professional artist with UFV's Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA).

Earn a BFA by choosing a Visual Arts major or selecting a Visual Arts extended minor and an additional extended minor in Art History, Creative Writing, Graphic Design, Media & Communications Studies, or Theatre.

Visual Arts major:

In your first year of a Visual Arts major, you lay the groundwork for mastering artistic skills in Foundation studio courses

Through study in drawing, material process, video production, photography, and space, form and time, you build a repertoire of techniques and experience that prepares you for more advanced course work. 

After mastering the basics, you specialize in three studio disciplines chosen from painting and drawingsculptureprint medianew media, and photography.

You grow your command of art history through the critical study of modern and contemporary pieces, ranging from Indigenous art to Renaissance classics. 

Near the end of your studies, senior seminar courses challenge you to develop a comprehensive understanding, while senior studio courses allow you to flex your newly minted artistic skill on self-directed projects. Your work is showcased to UFV alumni and the general public with a BFA graduation exhibition

Extended minors:

Concentrate on two subject areas by opting to earn your BFA by completing two extended minors. Customize your BFA degree by combining extended minors in two of the following areas:

  • Visual Arts
  • Art History
  • Creative Writing
  • Graphic Design
  • Media & Communications Studies
  • Theatre

If you choose a Visual Arts extended minor, you will specialize in two studio disciplines chosen from painting and drawingsculpture and extended mediaprint media and photography

No matter which disciplines you choose, well-designed studios, a dynamic faculty, and a dedicated community network provide a highly supportive environment for studying creative arts.

Your well-rounded degree is topped-off with courses in Visual Literacy, Performance Literacy, Writing, Reasoning and a Lab Science.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$22,879

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $7,116
Accommodation 1 bed room $7,139
Tuition 1 person $15,740

Hourly wage

Min wage

15.20 CAD / 1 hour

in Canada every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • High school transcript(s)
  • English language score
  • Passport
  • Portfolio

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

88
20
listening
20
writing
20
speaking
20
reading

PTE

61
-
listening
60
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

Cambridge

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listening
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writing
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speaking
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reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

If you do not meet the academic degree/diploma level, you may be eligible for our Qualifying Studies program. After you complete it and receive a minimum grade of C+, you may be eligible for degree/diploma academic studies.

You can apply for the Qualifying Studies academic upgrading program if:

  • You do not meet the minimum for the degree/diploma level programs.
  • You do meet the minimum for Qualifying Studies.

Minimum scores required for Qualifying Studies

  • *IELTS (Academic): score of 6.0 or higher with a minimum band score of 5.5
  • TOEFL (includes Home Edition): score of 80 or higher (iBT) with no section below 19
  • PTE: score of 56 with 52 in writing
  • Cambridge: Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) - C
  • Cambridge: First Certificate in English (FCE) - A
  • EIKEN: Grade Pre-1
  • English 12 C- (or recognized Canadian equivalent)
  • **DET: score of 100 or higher

*UFV does not accept IELTS Indicator results for admission purposes.

**UFV accepts the Duolingo English Test (DET) until the winter 2023 semester. 

English Language Studies (ELS)

If you do not meet our Qualifying Studies level, you may be eligible for the English Language Studies (ELS) foundational English and academic upgrading program

After completing the ELS program, you may be eligible for the Qualifying Studies level. To be eligible for ELS, you must have a minimum IELTS score (or equivalent) of 5.5 with no band score below 5.0.

There are three levels of ELS. Each level of ELS usually takes one semester.

You can apply for the ELS program if:

  • You do not meet the minimum for Qualifying Studies.
  • You do meet the minimum for ELS.

Minimum scores required for ELS

University Foundation Level (combined English and academic upgrading)

  • *IELTS: score of 5.5 or higher with a minimum band score of 5.0
  • TOEFL (includes Home Edition): score of 71 (iBT) with no section below 16
  • EIKEN: Grade 2A with CSE 2400 or higher
  • PTE: score of 46 with 44 in writing
  • **DET: score of 90 or higher

*UFV does not accept IELTS Indicator results for admission purposes.

**UFV accepts the Duolingo English Test (DET) until the winter 2023 semester. 


Academic background and requirement

Secondary school (for students with secondary school graduation only)

  • B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent
  • A minimum grade of C+ in English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12
  • Portfolio review and possible interview

Students who do not meet these requirements will be considered for the Visual Arts diploma or Qualifying Studies.

Career opportunities

  • Art Consultant
  • Art Editor
  • Art Gallery Director
  • Artist
  • Cartoonist
  • Cinematographer
  • Arts administrator, manager or director
  • Art critic, historian, commentator, writer
  • Curator
  • Gallery technician
  • Teacher
  • Gallery educator
  • Commercial photographer

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