Bachelor of Fine Arts
The Bachelor of Fine Arts is a professional, studio-based program offering four-year majors and minors and an honours program. Majors include Painting, Ceramics, Aboriginal Art and Drawing. A major in Digital Media and Design is available in collaboration with Assiniboine Community College. Minors include Art History/Visual Culture, Painting, Ceramics, Aboriginal Art and Drawing.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts course load includes classes in art studio, lectures in art history and visual culture, and at least one business course. The studio programs foster an informed, contemporary professional practice in the majors listed above. Students are encouraged to immerse themselves in a wide spectrum of creative directions and opportunities in addition to their specialized major. Ceramic majors have the opportunity to hand-build, wheel-throw, and create clay sculpture in a new state-of-the-art ceramic studio. As a non-studio minor degree, Art History/Visual Culture opens the way to appreciating visual expressions and ideas from many different cultures and time periods.
The Glen P. Sutherland Gallery of Art is a pristine gallery space that offers students the opportunity to exhibit their work to the local community. Students have the chance to participate in all aspects of selection, planning and mounting of exhibitions. The honours major involves the presentation of a solo exhibition that launches the student’s career as a professional studio artist.