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13. FACULTY OF FINE ARTS

13.2 ADMISSION, RE-ADMISSION AND TRANSFER

Admission and transfer requirements for most programs can be found in 2 of this Calendar. Students should refer to the department concerned for details of each program.

13.2.1 TIME LIMITS FOR COMPLETING DISCONTINUED PROGRAMS

When a degree program in Fine Arts is changed, students may complete the program to which they were admitted or switch to the new program. The following conditions will be set for completion of old or superseded programs.

  1. Students who choose to complete old programs rather than switch to revised or new programs will have a maximum of 6 years to complete their programs unless otherwise indicated at the time of the change.
  2. Students who require readmission must enter the program that is current at the time of their readmission.
  3. If a program is eliminated, the Faculty will make every attempt to accommodate affected students so they can complete a degree in an appropriate program.

 

13.2.2 ADMISSION TO THE ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN ARTS

To apply for the Advanced Certificate in Arts, students must have an average of at least 60% in the courses that form part of the BA degree and the Certificate program, and an average of at least 65% in the courses required for the major subject.

 

13.3 RESIDENCY, TRANSFER CREDIT AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING

13.3.1 RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS

To obtain a BA degree from the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Regina, a student must complete at least half of the program at the University of Regina, including at least 15 credit hours in the major for a three-year special BA degree and 21 credit hours in the major for the four-year BA degree. Except for combined programs, a student must take at least 15 credit hours of the last 30 credit hours required for the degree at the University of Regina.

To obtain a BFA or BMus degree from the Faculty of Fine Arts, a student must complete a minimum of 60 credit hours of the degree at the University of Regina. At least fifty per cent of the courses in a student's discipline (film and video, Indian art, music, theatre, visual arts) must be taken at this University, including all courses required at the 300 and 400 levels. (Exceptions to this regulation must be approved by the Department Head)

To obtain a Certificate in Visual Arts from the Faculty of Fine Arts, a student must complete the final 30 hours of the program at the University of Regina.

To obtain a minor from the Faculty of Fine Arts, a student must complete at least half the credit hours of required courses for the minor at the University of Regina.

13.3.2 TRANSFER CREDIT

Students applying for admission to programs offered by the Faculty of Fine Arts and seeking advanced standing for work completed at another university must provide the Faculty with calendar descriptions to have their academic standing evaluated.

Students transferring to the Faculty of Fine Arts from other institutions may receive transfer credit for courses with grades of 60% or higher.

13.3.3 RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING

A student may apply for recognized prior learning (RPL), which may be obtained through: employment experience in a recognized Fine Arts setting, and/or completion of professional activities, and may be considered for credit where their knowledge, skills and abilities meet the goals and objectives of that course. The guidelines for RPL applications in the Faculty of Fine Arts are posted at: http://www.uregina.ca/finearts/finearts/student_info.html

Students may be granted a maximum of thirty (30) credit hours for recognized prior learning towards their degree in the Faculty of Fine Arts.

An individual interested in seeking credit for prior learning is strongly encouraged to contact the RPL Centre (see: http://www.uregina.ca/rpl). The RPL Mentor will assist students with the process to facilitate a focused application. The approval of credit is at the discretion of the Associate Dean (Undergraduate) Faculty of Fine Arts.

13.4 ACADEMIC ADVISING AND REGISTRATION

13.4.1 ACADEMIC ADVISING

The Student Program Centre advises students who have not chosen a major. Students who have chosen a major are referred to the appropriate department. Fine arts majors registered through a federated college should also seek advising from the appropriate department.

• Film and Video majors 585-4796, Education Bldg 243
• Music majors 585-5532, Riddell Centre 257
• Theatre majors 585-5562, Riddell Centre 271
• Visual Arts majors 585-5572, Riddell Centre 247
• All others 585-5570, Riddell Centre 267


Academic advising is important. Advisors will explain program and academic requirements, outline student support services, and highlight academic and other opportunities available in the Faculty, the University of Regina and elsewhere.

The requirements for the degrees are set out in this Undergraduate Calendar. Students who have questions about their degree programs should also consult the Student Program Centre.

13.4.2 REGISTRATION

Students should refer to the UR Self-Service Guide to Registration (3 of this Calendar) or the UR Self-Service at http://www.uregina.ca/student/registrar/registration/index.html for details. Students may choose to register at the Student Program Centre, RC 267 or through their College. Changes to a registration will be accepted by mail, fax or email and must include the student’s full name, student identification number, major and which courses are to be added or dropped. Mailed or faxed requests must be signed. Telephone requests for changes to registrations are permissible.

13.4.3 REGISTRATION PERMIT OVERRIDES

Some courses and/or sections will require Registration Permit/Override Permission (see 3.2.2) prior to registration. This form may be found under Printable forms at http://www.uregina.ca/student/registrar/printable-forms.html. When required, obtain permission before attempting to register in Self-Service.

13.4.4 REGISTRATION OVERLOADS

Students may not register for more than 15 credit hours in Fall or Winter semester, or 12 credit hours in Spring/Summer session, unless they have a UGPA of at least 70% and have successfully completed at least 30 credit hours at the University.

Materials fees do not cover all the expenses of the course in all cases.

 

13.5 EVALUATION OF ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE

The academic performance of all students registered in the Faculty of Fine Arts is reviewed at the end of each semester (spring and summer considered as one semester).

13.5.1 DEAN'S HONOURS LIST

The Dean’s Honours List is compiled each semester and includes the names of students with a TGPA of at least 85.00% on a minimum of 12 credit hours of numerically-graded courses.

Students who are unable, because of a disability, to register in the minimum credit hours stated in the terms of the Fine Arts Dean’s Honours List may be eligible for consideration if their maximum course load is specified and documented by a professional qualified to assess their disability. Students must have been registered with, and their documentation must have been provided to and verified by the University of Regina’s Centre for Student Accessibility at the start of each semester during which the student may be considered for the Dean’s Honours List.

13.5.2 PROBATION AND DISCONTINUANCE

13.5.2.1 University Regulations

Refer to 5.12 for all regulations regarding Academic Performances.

13.5.2.2 Faculty Regulations
  1. A second failure in a course required for the student’s program will result in a requirement to discontinue for two semesters from the program. Re-admission to the program will be by petition. Failure in the third attempt will result in a requirement to discontinue indefinitely from the program. Please refer to the list of specific courses required for each program under the appropriate Department.
  2. Students who fail English 110 twice will be required to discontinue from the Faculty of Fine Arts for two semesters. Re-admission to the Faculty will be by petition. Failure in the third attempt will result in a requirement to discontinue indefinitely from the Faculty.
  3. On the recommendation of the Faculty Committee on Admissions, Studies, and Procedures, students may be required to discontinue indefinitely from the Faculty of Fine Arts for unsatisfactory professional development or prolonged unsatisfactory academic development. Students have the right to appeal this decision (see 13.8).