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University of Calgary Calendar 2017-2018 Faculty of Arts 4. Program Details 4.8 Art 4.8.2 BFA Honours Visual Studies
4.8.2 BFA Honours Visual Studies

The Honours degree in Visual Studies is an advanced undergraduate program for students seeking a more focused studio experience, aspiring to careers as practicing and professional artists, or considering further graduate level study in an MFA program. The Honours degree requires students to complete a minimum of an additional 15 units (2.5 full-course equivalents) in the Field of Art beyond the requirements for the general BFA in Visual Studies. A high standard of creative achievement is required for admission, continuation, and completion.


Students must adhere to the applicable Faculty of Arts requirements in 3.4 Graduation.


The BFA Honours in Visual Studies requires the successful completion of 84 (14.0 full-course equivalents) to 96 units (16.0 full-course equivalents) in the Field of Art with the following requirements:

63 units (10.5 full-course equivalents) from the following required courses:

21 units (3.5 full-course equivalents) from the following Art and Art History Options:

  • 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) from the Field of Art at the 300 level
  • 15 units (2.5 full-course equivalents) from courses labelled Art History or Art 421, 438, 445, 455, 475, 485, 501.


  • 3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) in English
  • 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) from the Field of Art History at the 300 level or above


The BFA Honours in Visual Studies can be taken with Co-operative Education. See section 3.4.4 Co-operative Education Programs for information and requirements. The BFA Honours in Visual Studies can be taken with a concentration in Art Education (see section 4.8.5).