Academic Calendar Winter/Summer 2019

Visual Arts

Visual Arts major

This section specifies the Visual Arts major requirements only. Please refer to the Bachelor of Fine Arts section for information on additional requirements.

Foundation studio: 12 credits

  • One of VA 101 or VA 113
  • VA 115
  • VA 116
  • One of VA 119, VA 160, or VA 180

Core studio: 36 credits

Lower-level core studio requirements

  • 18 credits chosen from 200-level VA courses

Note: In order to be eligible to take the required upper-level courses, students must ensure they complete the appropriate lower-level prerequisites.

Upper-level core studio requirements

  • Nine credits chosen from VA 321, VA 331, VA 351, or VA 383
  • Nine credits chosen from VA 322, VA 332, VA 352, or VA 384 (see Note)

Note: Theatre minor or extended minor students may substitute THEA 370 for one studio IV course.

Art History: 20 credits

  • AH 102 and one additional 100-level Art History course
  • AH 200 and one additional 200-level Art History course
  • One of AH 314 or AH 315 and one additional 300-level Art History course

Capstone courses: 16 credits

  • VA 360
  • VA 401/AH 401
  • VA 402
  • VA 403/AH 403
  • VA 404

Additional requirements for BFA with a Visual Arts major

Additional program requirements will be met in part by fulfilling the requirements noted above. The following must also be included in the 120 credits required for the BFA:

  • At least 15 upper-level credits that count towards the major must be completed at UFV.
  • The following courses must be completed at UFV, and may not be aquired through transfer or PLAR: AH 401/VA 401, VA 402, AH 403/VA 403, and VA 404.


Students declaring the Visual Arts major must complete the following six courses with a CGPA of 2.33:

  • VA 101 or VA 113
  • VA 115
  • VA 116
  • VA 119, VA 160, or VA 180
  • Two Art History courses

For further information on the declaration process, please see the BFA section of the calendar.

Course listings

For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.

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