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University of Calgary Calendar 2023-2024 Faculty of Arts 4. Program Details 4.7 Art and Art History 4.7.4 Concurrent BFA (Visual Studies)/BEd
4.7.4 Concurrent BFA (Visual Studies)/BEd

This five-year program leads to a Bachelor of Education from the Werklund School of Education and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Studies from the Faculty of Arts. A minimum of 150 units must be successfully completed.


Students must meet the admissions requirements for the Werklund School of Education and the BFA (Visual Studies) program (see the Overview of Programs and Procedures) as well as the requirements of the Faculty of Arts (see A.5 Undergraduate Admission Requirements). Note that admission to the BFA (Visual Studies) program is contingent on the evaluation of a portfolio (see Admission to the BFA in Visual Studies).

Faculty of Arts Requirements


Students must adhere to the applicable Faculty of Arts requirements in 3.3.1 Major Degree Programs.


BFA Visual Studies Requirements

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 69 units to a maximum of 90 units in Courses Constituting the Field of Art while fulfilling the following requirements:

Core Courses 45 units:

  1. Studio Foundations: 12 units
    1. 6 units Art 231, 233
    2. 6 units from courses labelled Art at the 200 level
  2. Art History: 9 units
    1. 3 units Art History 201 or 203
    2. 6 units Art History 331, 333
  3. Art Lecture and Theory: 9 units
    1. 6 units Art 327, 329, 399
    2. 3 units Art 301 or 401
  4. Art Education: 15 units Art 309, 342, 344, 491, 509

24 units from the Courses Constituting the Field of Art at the 300 level or above


  • 3 units in a course labelled English

Werklund School of Education Requirements

Students in this program must meet the requirements for the BEd degree set by the Werklund School of Education.