Non-Departmental Programs

Creative Arts

The 4-year B.A. in Creative Arts is intended for students seeking breadth of preparation in the Fine and Performing Arts. Students are afforded the opportunity to combine interests in two of the following: Art (Visual or Aboriginal), Drama, Music, and Creative Writing into a developed and complementary 60 credit major. Additionally, students are required to meet Brandon University’s liberal education requirements (six credits each in the humanities, natural sciences and the social sciences) and designate a minor area of study.

For full degree requirements for the BA in Creative Arts please consult the Academic Calendar

Aboriginal or Visual Art Stream

Courses provide a balance between art history and studio art courses. Students will complete 30 credit hours in either the Aboriginal Art stream or 30 credit hours in the Visual Art Stream.

Music Stream

The music stream is comprised of 30 credit hours. Nine credit hours of the 30 must be selected from among first year courses. Students electing the music stream must be advised by a School of Music faculty member. Applied Minor registration is subject to availability and requires the signature of the Dean of School of Music. A surcharge for applied study registration may apply. Courses for the music stream will be selected from among following:

Creative Writing Stream

Students will complete 30 credit hours in the Creative Writing Stream. Courses provide a balance between creative writing and the study of literature.

Drama Stream

The Drama stream is composed of 30 credit hours: 6 credit hours at the 100 level, 9 credit hours at the 200 level, 9 credit hours at the 300 level and 6 additional credit hours from a list of approved courses. Some of the cross-listed courses require a prerequisite of a least 3 credit hours of first year English.


B.A.-Interdisciplinary Studies

The Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) Major Allows students to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree tailored to their own interests, but which cannot be accommodated within existing major/minor structures. In consultation with faculty members, students design programs of study that clearly identify a designated area they wish to pursue. For example:

  • Global Studies, Social and Political Thought, Environmental Ethics, Comparative Literature, Classics, or Postmodernism;
  • Creative and unique programs the student develops.

The program of study is proposed jointly by the student and a faculty advisor to the Faculty of Arts Interdisciplinary Studies Committee. Proposed programs of study will be reviewed on the basis of academic merit, the ability of Brandon University to accommodate the proposed program of study, and existing expertise within the Faculty and the University. Students shall normally submit proposals prior to the completion of 60 credit hours.


Pre-Professional Program for Early-and Middle-Years Teachers

For Students interested in a career in early and middle years teaching, the B.A. with a major in Liberal Arts is an excellent degree choice. In this program you have the opportunity to complete all of the first-degree requirements for application to the Faculty of Education. While separate application for admission into the Faculty of Education is required, graduates with a distributed major in the Liberal Arts will have the breadth and depth required for the classroom.

For more information, check the Course Calendar.