The Bachelor of Fine Arts program and the Visual Art and Indigenous Art streams in the Bachelor of Creative Arts are located at several sites on and off campus. An emphasis on community partnerships has resulted in the sharing of spaces and other resources.
On Campus Sites
Library Building – Heritage Floor
The Ceramics studios, the Indigenous Art studio, the Art History classroom, and the Printmaking studio are the primary areas on this floor. Students who are physically challenged have access to an elevator located inside the library.
The Ceramic Studios:
The 6000 square ft. Ceramic studios include two classrooms equipped with worktables and storage shelving units, a mold-making/slip-casting room, a dry material storage room, a large glaze room, and two kiln rooms. There is a separate large studio shared by thesis students who are majoring in ceramics.
The studio facility includes fifteen Shimpo pottery wheels, one Bailey 30″ Drive Board slab roller, two extruders, one Shimpo pug mill, one Soldner Professional clay mixer, one sandblaster, six Skutt electric kilns, one portable raku kiln, one Bailey shuttle gas kiln, and a RICOH decal printer.
Jeff Umphrey Centre
Jeff Humphrey Centre is a two-story brick building located at the southwest corner of campus alongside Victoria Avenue. It is located behind the gym and adjacent to the Kinsmen Park. Entry to the building is normally from the north side facing the parking lot. It currently houses the painting and drawing studios of the IshKaabatens Waasa Gaa Inabateg Department of Visual Arts. The west half of the building houses a student gallery, the Glen P. Sutherland Gallery of Art.
The Glen P. Sutherland Gallery of Art
The Glen P. Sutherland Gallery of Art is located on the southwest corner of the campus. This gallery serves students, faculty, and visiting artists, as well as BFA thesis exhibitions of graduating students.
Off Campus Sites
Assiniboine Community College
The Assiniboine Community College (ACC) is located at 1430 Victoria Avenue East in Brandon. It is a fifteen-minute drive from the BU campus. Public transportation is available. Brandon University and ACC have a partnership to offer a major in Digital Media and Design. Students completing the two-year Web Design Diploma offered at ACC will be offered two years advance standing in the Visual and Aboriginal Art Studies Department at BU. Students may complete this diploma at the beginning or the end of their program. All web design courses are offered on the campus of Assiniboine Community College. There are five slots reserved in this program for BU students wishing to complete their BFA degree. Registration for the ACC program is separate from BU registration.