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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Visual Arts

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Visual Arts

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $22,650 CAD

  • Application fee

    $120 CAD

  • Duration

    4 years

  • PGWP

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    2 out of 4

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-September 01-July-2022 2022-07-01
Spring-January 01-November-2022 2022-11-01
Summer-May 01-March-2022 2022-03-01

Overview

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Visual Arts

The Bachelor of Fine Arts, Visual Arts degree program provides students with comprehensive knowledge and practice in the field of visual arts. 

The core of the degree is a strong studio curriculum focusing on the ideas and technical processes of producing contemporary art. 

The Fine Arts curriculum is complemented through access to a broad liberal arts education emphasizing the development of effective academic writing, verbal communication, and presentation skills.

Grounded in theory and practice, students develop aesthetic judgment, professional knowledge, disciplinary expertise, and the collaborative critical thinking skills required to prepare them for direct entry into today's creative economy.

The diverse needs of visual arts students are met in a vibrant environment with outstanding facilities, studios, exhibition spaces, visiting artists, student exchange programs, and opportunities for working with the community. 

Personal and professional development is encouraged as the degree prepares students to be practicing artists and contributing global citizens.

Key features of the B.F.A., Visual Arts degree include the following:

  • An emphasis on contemporary studio arts in two-dimensional (drawing, painting, print media, photography, digital media), three-dimensional (sculpture, ceramics, installation), and performance art.
  • A thorough grounding in modern and contemporary art history and critical theory that helps students explore issues in their own work and that of others.
  • A commitment to a student-centred teaching environment, small class sizes, and easy access to qualified faculty working and contributing in their field of practice and research.
  • The preparation of students for entry into the cultural industries and creative economies sector of the labour market through incorporation of essential skills training into the curriculum, including cross-disciplinary applications of studio, art history and theory, and practice.
  • Focus on theoretical, methodological, and applied understanding and skills required for employment and/or further studies in postgraduate education programs.
  • A solid liberal arts background that will prepare students to be creative and critical thinkers.
  • Dedicated studio space for 4th year B.F.A. students.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$22,650

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $6,852
Accommodation 1 bed room 0
Tuition 1 person $22,650

Hourly wage

Min wage

15.65 CAD / 1 hour

in Canada every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Academic/Official Transcripts
  • Language Proficiency (If Applicable)
  • Passport or Visa Documents

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
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

Cambridge

-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available
  • Duolingo English Test: Score of 110 or higher, taken within the last two years from the term of admission.
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): Score of 70 or higher with no sub score less than 60, taken within the last two years from the term of admission.
  • Language Proficiency Index (LPI): Level 5 with an essay score of 30 or higher, taken within the last two years from the term of admission.

 

English Proficiency for Pathway EntryEnglish Upgrading Course OptionsUndergraduate Course Options
Pathway 1  
Assessed below English Studies 12 (C-)ENGQ1Not available for Pathway 1 students
 ELSQ1 
 ELST 0041 through ELST 01831 
Pathway 2  
One of: (a) English Studies 12 (C-), (b) IELTS 5.5, or (c) equivalent (see full list below).ENGQ 10891 
 ELST 0256 through ELST 02831Up to 4 credits from the courses designated for Pathway 2 English Proficiency
Pathway 3  
One of: (a) English Studies 12 (C), (b) IELTS 6.0, or (c) equivalent (see full list below).ENGQ 1091, 1092 or 10991Up to 8 credits from courses designated for Pathway 2 or Pathway 3 English Proficiency
 ELST 0365 through ELST 03831 

Academic background and requirement

  • Meeting KPU’s Undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement
  • Graduated from high school (secondary school) or completed 24 or more undergraduate-level credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0

Career opportunities

  • Architect
  • Archivist
  • Art Consultant
  • Art Editor
  • Art Gallery Director
  • Artist
  • Cartoonist
  • Cinematographer
  • Arts administrator, manager or director
  • Art critic, historian, commentator, writer or researcher
  • Art gallery manager or owner

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