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13. FACULTY OF FINE ARTS

13.9 ACADEMIC PROGRAMS IN FINE ARTS

Effective September 2006, the BA Ordinary degree will no longer be available for students who have not maintained continuous ongoing registration. Students, who wish to complete the BA four-year, must consult the appropriate department head.

13.9.1 BACHELOR OF ARTS (4-YEAR) (BA)

The BA degree in Fine Arts comprises at least 120 credit hours. Students choose an area of concentration in Art History, Creative Technologies, Film Studies, or Music, and are required to complete the general BA in Fine Arts core competency and concentration requirements, as noted below.

13.9.1.1 Critical Competency Requirements (Concentrations in: Art History, Creative Technologies, Film Studies, and Music)
Note: Students must consult with the department or program area concerned for complete details of requirements for the area of concentration.


Credit hours Required Student's record of courses completed
0.0

FA 001 Foundations of University Practices

 

Critical Competency Requirements – 30 Credit hours
Communication in Writing; Analytical Thinking in the Natural and Social Sciences, Analytical Thinking in Culture and Society; and Research Skills and Methodologies.

Communication in Writing (at least 6 credit hours)
3.0

Two of: ACAD 100, ENGL 100, 110

 
3.0  
Natural and Social Sciences (at least 6 credit hours)
3.0

Two courses in the following areas: (excluding courses in research/statistics)

ECON, GEOG, PSCI, PSYC, SOC, SOST, and STS other than statistics or methodology

Any two Science courses, including MATH.

 
3.0  
Culture and Society (at least 6 credit hours)
3.0
  • FA 202 Indigenous issues in the Arts; and
  • Any two in the following areas excluding courses in statistics, methods, PHIL 150 (Logic)
    ANTH, CLAS, ENGL above 100 level, HIST, HUM, JS, INDG, IDS ,IS , Language other than English, Literature in translation or other non-language course offered through department or program (e.g. FR 247, 248; GER 223), LING, RLST, PHIL, WGST.
 
3.0  
Research Skills and Methodologies (at least 3 credit hours)
3.0

Any course in research methods, statistical analysis, logic, or computer science offered through the Faculties of Arts and Science such as: PHIL 150, CS (any course), INDG 280, 282, SOST 201,203, 306, 307, PSYC 204, 305, WGST 220.

STATS (any course)

ARTH 301 Art Theory and Art Criticism, CTCH 203 Introduction to Media and Communication, CTCH 303 Technology & Culture, and THST 250 Script Analysis may be counted in this area if not already counted in another area of the program - see 13.7.1 Additional Regulations.

Statistics courses offered through Faculties other than Arts and Science may be used with approval by the Dean or designate.

 
3.0

Critical Competency Electives: Students must choose an additional 9 credit hours from any of the above areas.

 
3.0  
3.0  

Note: Course substitutions in the above categories may be granted by the Dean or Designate.

Concentration Requirements – 36 credit hours in a single disciplinary area (Art History, Creative Technologies, Film Studies or Music)
Note: Must include 9 credit hours at the 300 or 400 level, 3 of which must be at the 400 level.
65% is required in the area of concentration

3.0 100 level survey course  
3.0 Performance or studio courses  
3.0  
3.0

Studies or History courses (12 credit hours)

 
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0

Remaining courses in the concentration are at the student’s discretion (15 credit hours)

 
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
Fine Arts Requirements outside the Concentration – 12 credit hours
3.0

Nine credit hours outside the area of concentration.

 
3.0  
3.0  
3.0

One CTCH or FA course.

 
Open Electives – 39 credit hours
120 Total:  65% P.G.P.A required.  


13.9.1.2 Introductory Courses

A student may take no more than 14 introductory courses (42 credit hours) toward the four-year BA. An introductory course is one that bears a 100-level number and is a one-semester course in a given discipline at the general level of knowledge of entering students. It shall be the responsibility of each student to ensure that this regulation is followed. The second English course, and courses taken beyond the first in a second or third language to satisfy the language requirement, will not be counted toward the total of 14.

13.9.1.3 Major Requirements for BA (4 year) in Arts and Culture, Indian Art, Indian Art History, Theatre Arts and Visual Arts

Each student shall choose a major field of concentration which will fall into one of the following categories:

  • Subject major-a major involving study in depth in one discipline. This requires a minimum of 36 credit hours to a maximum of 66 credit hours. At least 3 credit hours must be at the 400 level.
  • Double major-a major satisfying requirements for subject majors in two disciplines. Students must consult with the department heads in both disciplines.
  • Individual major-a major for students whose needs are not met by the above. Students may propose a program of study for consideration and approval by the Committee on Admissions, Studies, and Procedures, and by the Dean.

Students must consult with the department(s) concerned to obtain full details of the requirements for the major.

 

13.9.1.4 Minor Requirements

A minor is a concentration of a 15 or more credit hours in a subject other than the major.  Minors must be in an area distinct from the major. Students choosing a minor must consult the department concerned.

13.9.2 BA HONOURS PROGRAMS IN FINE ARTS

Students admitted to the BA Honours degree in Fine Arts may choose concentrations in art history, film studies or music. Admission to an honours program requires a minimum average of at least 70% in all courses taken and a minimum average of 75% in the area of concentration.

Each program requires students to fulfill the general requirements for the BA in Fine Arts (four-year) degree and, in addition, requires more intensive training at a senior level in their area of concentration, culminating in the completion of a research project and/or paper. Students must formally apply for admission to an Honours Program. Applications for admission are available at the Faculty office and should be submitted to the Faculty office after consultation with the Head of the Department concerned. Please note departments have different deadline dates for application. Specific program requirements are listed under each subject area.

13.9.3 ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN ARTS (ACA)

Students who hold a three-year Bachelor of Arts degree may be eligible to complete an Advanced Certificate in Arts, which indicates that they have completed the equivalent of a four-year Bachelor of Arts degree. In order to qualify for this Certificate students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours at the University of Regina in addition to the credit hours required for the three-year degree.

Within the BA degree and the Certificate program, students must complete the equivalent amount of credit hours in their major as is in the four-year BA, as directed by the department offering the major. Students whose three-year BA degree is from a university other than the University of Regina must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours of the Certificate program in their major at the University of Regina.

13.9.4 BACHELOR OF ARTS HONOURS CERTIFICATE

In order to qualify for this Certificate, students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours at the University of Regina in addition to the BA degree and any remaining major requirements of their major. Each student’s program must be approved by the head of the department concerned.

To qualify for the Honours Certificate, students must have an average of at least 70% in all courses that form part of the BA degree and the Certificate program, and an average of at least 75% in all courses taken in the major subject and in courses in other disciplines which are required for the major.

13.9.5 BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS (BFA)

Applicants must meet the normal requirements for admission to the Faculty of Fine Arts. Some departments have additional admission requirements; students should refer to the department concerned for program specific details.

A student must complete at least 120 credit hours for the BFA degree.

13.9.6 BACHELOR OF MUSIC (BMUS)

This is a four-year program. Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the faculty and entrance requirements of the Department of Music (refer to 2.4.1.1). For details regarding the BMus program see the description under the Department of Music in 13.14.6.

13.9.7 BACHELOR OF MUSIC EDUCATION (BMUSED)

This is a four-year program offered by the Faculty of Fine Arts and the Faculty of Education under the supervision of a joint coordinating committee of the two faculties. The entrance requirements include those of both the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Fine Arts. The Department of Music has additional entrance requirements (refer to 2.4.1.1). For details regarding the BMusEd program see the description under the Department of Music in 13.14.7.

13.9.8 BACHELOR OF ARTS (3-YEAR SPECIAL)

Special three-year BA degree programs are available only to BEd arts education students wishing to acquire a second degree concurrently with or after the award of the BEd in Indian art, music, theatre, and visual arts. A special three-year BA fine arts degree is also available to BMusEd students wishing to acquire a second degree with or after the award of the BMusEd.

13.9.9 CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS IN FINE ARTS

13.9.9.1 Certificate in Indian Fine Arts

Applicants must meet the normal requirements for admission to the Faculty of Fine Arts, and must submit a portfolio by April 1 for entrance into the Fall semester and by December 1 for entrance into the Winter semester. For details regarding the Certificate in Indian Fine Arts, see the description under the Department of Indian Fine Arts in 13.12.5.

13.9.9.2 Certificate in Visual Arts

Applicants must meet the normal requirements for admission to the Faculty of Fine Arts, and must submit a portfolio by April 1 for entrance into the Fall semester and by December 1 for entrance into the Winter semester. For details regarding the Certificate in Visual Arts program, see the description under the Department of Visual Arts in 13.16.8.

 

13.10 PROFESSIONAL PLACEMENT PROGRAM IN FINE ARTS

The Faculty of Fine Arts Professional Placement option is an experiential learning course giving students the opportunity to further their knowledge and skill set(s) within an institution related to their major while gaining credit towards their degree.

Typically the field work is done off campus. The project or terms of the placement will be developed through consultation between the home department, the student and the institution. Supervision is jointly undertaken by the host institution and a faculty member from the student’s own department.

Students must have completed 60 credit hours and have permission of their Department Head to take part in the program.