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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 Faculty of Arts 4. Program Details 4.8 Art 4.8.4 Concurrent BFA (Visual Studies)/BEd
4.8.4 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 (25.0 full-course equivalents) must be successfully completed.

Present certification requirements of the Province of Alberta can be satisfied. When planning courses, students should take into consideration Alberta Teacher Certification Requirements. For details, refer to the Werklund School of Education website.


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.2 Undergraduate Admission). 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 3.4 Graduation.


BFA Visual Studies Requirements

Students must successfully complete 69 units (11.5 full-course equivalents) to 90 units (15.0 full-course equivalents) in the Field of Art with the following requirements:

45 units (7.5 full-course equivalents) from the following required courses:

24 units (4.0 full-course equivalents) from the Field of Art at the 300 level or above


  • 3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) in 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.