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13. FACULTY OF FINE ARTS

13.12 PROGRAMS IN INDIAN FINE ARTS (FIRST NATIONS UNIVERSITY OF CANADA)

The Department of Indian Fine Arts offers programs leading to the degrees of BA (Indian art), BFA (Indian art), BA (Indian art history), and BA (Special three-year).

Requirements for each program are outlined under the separate heading for the specific area of study.

Admission requirements are set out in 2 of this calendar.

13.12.1 BACHELOR OF ARTS (INDIAN ART)

To qualify for the BA degree in Indian art, students must complete at least 120 credit hours as follows:

Credit hours Required Student's record of courses completed
0.0 FA 001 Foundations of University Practices  
Critical Competency Requirements – 27 credit hours.
These include courses in: Communication in Writing; Analytical Thinking in the Social and Natural Sciences, Analytical Thinking in Culture and Society; and Research Skills and Methodologies.
6.0 Communication in Writing:
Two of: ACAD 100, ENGL 100, 110
 
3.0 Research skills and methodology: 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 Analytical thinking in Culture and Society:
Any course in the following areas excluding courses in statistics, methods, PHIL 150 (Logic), ANTH, CLAS, ENGL above 100 level, HIST, HUM, JS, IDS, IS, Literature in translation or other non-language courses offered through a language department or program (e.g. FR 247, 248; GER 223), LING, RLST, PHIL, WGST.
 
3.0

Analytical thinking in the Natural and Social Sciences

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 Science courses, including MATH.

 
3.0  
3.0

Indigenous Language:
Any of the following: CREE, DAK, DENE, NAK or SAUL

 
3.0

Indigenous Studies: Any two classes in INDG

 
3.0  
Fine Arts
3.0

3 Fine Arts (other than the major and in three different disciplines)

 
3.0  
3.0  
Indian Art Major
3.0 Indian Art 210  
3.0 Indian Art 220  
3.0 Indian Art 230  
6.0 Indian Art 300 level  
6.0 Indian Art 300 level  
6.0 Indian Art elective  
6.0 Indian Art elective  
3.0 Art 220 or 221  
3.0 Indian Art History 100  
3.0 Indian Art History 202  
3.0 Indian Art History 204  
3.0 Indian Art History elective  
3.0 Art History 100  
Electives
3.0

11 Electives (15 hours may be outside of Fine Arts, Arts and Science)

 
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
120.0 Total  


13.12.2 BACHELOR OF ARTS (INDIAN ART HISTORY)

To qualify for the BA degree in Indian art history, students must complete at least 120 credit hours as follows:

Credit hours Required Student's record of courses completed
0.0 FA 001 Foundations of University Practices  
Critical Competency Requirements – 27 credit hours.
These include courses in: Communication in Writing; Analytical Thinking in the Social and Natural Sciences, Analytical Thinking in Culture and Society; and Research Skills and Methodologies.
6.0 Communication in Writing: Two of: ACAD 100, ENGL 100, 110  
3.0 Research skills and Methodologies: 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 Analytical thinking in Culture and Society:
Any course in the following areas excluding courses in statistics, methods, PHIL 150 (Logic), ANTH, CLAS, ENGL above 100 level, HIST, HUM, IDS, INDG, IS, JS, Literature in translation or other non-language courses offered through a language department or program (e.g. FR 247, 248; GER 223), LING, RLST, PHIL, WGST.
 
6.0

Analytical thinking in the Natural and Social Sciences

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 Science courses, including MATH.

 
3.0 Indigenous Languages:
Any of the following: CREE, DAK, DENE, NAK or SAUL
 
6.0

Indigenous Studies:
Any two classes in INDG

 
   
Fine Arts
3.0

3 Fine Arts (other than the major and in three different disciplines)

 
3.0  
3.0  
Indian Art History
3.0 Indian Art History 100  
3.0 Indian Art History 200  
3.0 Indian Art History 202  
3.0 Indian Art History 204  
3.0 Indian Art History elective  
3.0 Indian Art History elective  
3.0 Indian Art History 400 level  
4 Art History 3 at 200-level and 1 at 300 level
3.0 Art History 200 level  
3.0 Art History 200 level  
3.0 Art History 200 level  
3.0 Art History 300 level  
3.0 Indian Art 210  
3.0 Indian Art 220 or 230  
6.0 2 Indian Art electives at 300-or 400 level  
6.0  
Electives
3.0

11 Electives (15 credit hours may be outside of Arts and Sciences)

 
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
120.0 Total  


13.12.3 BACHELOR OF ARTS (INDIAN ARTS): THREE-YEAR SPECIAL

This program is open only to those students wishing to complete a combined BEd Arts Education/BA Indian Art degree.

Credit hours Required Student's record of courses completed
0.0 FA 001 Foundations of University Practices  
Critical Competencies -24 credit hours
See the BA, Fine Arts (Indian Art) 13.12.1 for complete listing of Critical Competencies.
3.0 Communication in Writing- 2 courses  
3.0  
3.0 Culture and Society  
3.0 Social and Natural Sciences – 2 courses  
3.0  
3.0 Research Skills & Methodology  
3.0 Indigenous Language  
3.0 Indigenous Studies  
Fine Arts
3.0

2 Fine Arts chosen from Creative Technologies,/Fine Arts/Music/Film/Theatre/Art History

 
3.0  
Indian Art/Art
3.0 Indian Art 200 level  
3.0 Indian Art 200 level  
6.0 Indian Art 300 level  
6.0 Indian Art 300 level  
6.0 Indian Art 400 level  
3.0 Art 220  
3.0 Art 221  
3.0 Indian Art History 100  
3.0 2 Indian Art History at 2/3/400 level  
3.0  
3.0 Art History 100  
Electives
3.0

6 Electives (6 hours may be outside of Fine Arts, Arts, and Science)

 
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
90.0 Total  


13.12.4 BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS (INDIAN ART)

Admission requires a portfolio. Deadlines for submission are December 1 for entrance to Winter semester and April 1 for entrance to Fall semester.

To qualify for the BFA degree in Indian art, students must complete at least 120 credit hours as follows:

Credit hours Required Student's record of courses completed
0.0 FA 001 Foundations of University Practices  
Critical Competency Requirements – 24 credit hours
These include courses in: Communication in Writing; Analytical Thinking in the Social and Natural Sciences, Analytical Thinking in Culture and Society; and Research Skills and Methodologies.
3.0 Communication in Writing:
Two of: ACAD 100, ENGL 100, 110
 
3.0  
3.0

Analytical thinking in the Natural and Social Sciences

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 Science courses, including MATH.

 
3.0 Analytical thinking in Culture and Society
Any course in the following areas excluding courses in statistics, methods, PHIL 150 (Logic), English language expository or creative writing:
ANTH, CLAS, ENGL above 100 level, HIST, HUM, IDS, INDG, IS, JS, Literature in translation or other non-language courses offered through a language department or program (e.g. FR 247, 248; GER 223), LING, RLST, PHIL, WGST.
 
3.0 Research skills and Methodology
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 Introductiion 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 Indigenous Languages:
Any of the following: CREE, DAK, DENE, NAK or SAUL
 
3.0

Indigenous Studies:
Any two classes in INDG

 
3.0  
Fine Arts
3.0

3 Fine Arts (other than the major and in three different disciplines)

 
3.0  
3.0  
Indian Art Major
3.0 Indian Art 210  
3.0 Indian Art 220  
3.0 Indian Art 230  
6.0 Indian Art 300 level  
6.0 Indian Art 300 level  
6.0 2 Indian Art Electives (300/400 level)  
6.0  
6.0 1 Indian Art chosen from 410, 420, 430  
6.0 Indian Art 400  
3.0 Art 230  
3.0 3 Visual Art specialization (in one area of drawing/ painting/ sculpture/ ceramics/ printmaking)  
6.0  
6.0  
3.0 Indian Art History 100  
3.0 Indian Art History 202  
3.0 Indian Art History 204  
3.0 Art History 204  
3.0 Art History 301  
Electives
3.0 Open Elective  
3.0 Open Elective  
3.0 Open Elective  
120.0 Total  


Notes: In order for a student to continue in the Indian art BFA program a minimum average of 70% in Indian art/visual arts courses must be maintained after completion of the second semester in the program.

All BFA students will at the end of their second year submit samples of their work to the faculty for the purpose of review and evaluation. As a result of this review, students will be advised whether they should continue in the BFA program.



13.12.5 CERTIFICATE IN INDIAN FINE ARTS

Admission requires a portfolio of 10 works. Deadlines for submission are December 1 for entrance to Winter semester and April 1 for entrance to Fall semester.

To qualify for the certificate in Indian fine arts, students must complete the following:

Credit hours Required Student's record of courses completed
3.0 Indian Art 210  
3.0 Indian Art 220  
3.0 Indian Art 230  
6.0 Indian Art 310  
6.0 Indian Art 320  
6.0 Indian Art 330  
6.0 2 Indian Art chosen from 410, 420 or 430  
6.0  
3.0 Art 230  
3.0 2 Art chosen from 231,240, 250 or 260  
3.0  
3.0 Indian Art History 100  
3.0 1 Indian Art History chosen from 200, 202, 204  
3.0 Indian language  
3.0 Indian language  
60.0 Total  


13.12.6 MINORS IN INDIAN ART AND INDIAN ART HISTORY

13.12.6.1 Minor in Indian Art
Credit hours Required Student's record of courses completed
3.0 Indian Art History 100  
3.0 Indian Art 210  
3.0 Indian Art 220  
3.0 Indian Art 230  
6.0 Indian Art 300 level (other than INA 390-395)  
18.0 Total  


13.12.6.2 Minor in Indian Art History
Credit hours Required Student's record of courses completed
3.0 Indian Art History 100  
3.0 Indian Art History 202  
3.0 Indian Art History 204  
3.0 Indian Art 210  
3.0 Indian Art History 300-level (other than INAH 390-395)  
3.0 Indian Art History elective  
18.0 Total