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Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Bachelor of Fine Art

Calendar Description

The Bachelor of Fine Art program balances and integrates the academic and studio requirements specific to fine art with general education requirements.

What Can You Do With This Credential?

Completing her Bachelor of Fine Art degree through Open Learning allowed Shima Luchi to complete coursework while creating her artwork, exhibiting her installations across North America and co-curating local exhibits, which all helped buttress her burgeoning career as an internationally exhibited artist.

 Program Requirements

Some program requirements may be met with credits earned by prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR).

Admission Requirements

Graduates of Georgian College Fine Arts Advanced Diploma may apply for admission and receive a block transfer. For information on Georgian College's Fine Arts Advanced Diploma, contact the Office of the Registrar at Georgian College at 1.705.722.1511 (Ontario or International).

Other applicants are admitted on a case-by-case basis according to OL admission policies.

Contact an OL Enrolment Services Officer throughStudent Services to determine your eligibility for this program.

If you plan to complete a credential through Open Learning, please fill in a Program Admission form and send it to OL Admissions.

Residency Requirements

A minimum of 15 TRU credits (distance or on-campus).

Degree Requirements

120 credits total, with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher over all courses required for this credential, as follows: 27 credits from general education, Georgian College or other, plus 18 credits in history and theory of art and 75 credits in studio work.

General Education Requirements (27 credits)

These may be met with lower- or upper-level university courses. They can be transferred from Georgian College or from other, as explained below. Also, refer to the general education requirements for arts and science degree programs.

Georgian College Students/Graduates (27 credits)

6 credits in English (university-level composition and literature). Technical and business writing courses do not meet this requirement.
6 credits in humanities other than art history and possibly English
3 credits in mathematics (including statistics) and/or science
6 credits in social science
6 lower- or upper-level university credits in any approved academic discipline (may include art history)

Other Applicants (27 credits)

6 credits in English (university-level composition and literature) other than technical and business writing courses
6 credits in humanities other than art history and English
6 credits in mathematics (including statistics) and/or science
6 credits in social science
3 elective credits in any approved academic discipline (may include art history)

History and Theory of Art Requirements (18 credits)

Suggested courses are in parentheses.

18 credits in historical or theoretical approaches to art, including 9 upper-level credits (VISA 3991)

Studio Requirements (75 credits)

75 credits in studio work, including 36 upper-level credits

Student Responsibility

Consult with your Program Advisor to ensure that the courses you select can be applied toward the program requirements of your chosen credential.

Also, before you register in a course not listed on the OL website, you must apply for a Letter of Permission (LOP).

If you proceed otherwise, you may find either that course credits cannot be applied to your program or you must pay a transcript reassessment fee.

 Fees

Please see Tuition and Fees for details.

 Contact

Email Student Services or call us for more about this program or any other Open Learning program.