Faculty of Fine Arts : General Information
The Faculty of Fine Arts comprises the Departments of Art History and Visual Studies, Theatre, Visual Arts, Writing and the School of Music. The faculty offers programs leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Science. The faculty also offers interdisciplinary programs in Film Studies, Arts of Canada, Technology and Society, as well as diploma and certificate programs in several subdisciplines of Fine Arts.
Graduate studies are offered in Music, Art History and Visual Studies, Theatre, Visual Arts and Writing. For information on graduate programs, please refer to the UVic Graduate Calendar.
Please refer to Undergraduate Co-operative Education for a general description of Co-operative Education. In the Faculty of Fine Arts, the Humanities and Fine Arts Co-operative Education program is offered. For information, please see Humanities and Fine Arts Co-operative Education Program. Details of the program in the Department of Writing are outlined under the Minor in Professional Writing in Journalism and Publishing Co-op Option.
Admission to and completion of co-operative education programs are governed by individual departmental requirements. As a required part of the program, students are employed for specific work terms. Normally, the expected number of weeks per work term is 15 and the expected number of hours per week is 35. The minimum number of weeks per work term is 12 and the minimum number of hours per week is 35. This employment is related as closely as possible to the student’s course of studies and individual interest. Students may withdraw from the Co-operative Education Program at any time during an academic term and remain enrolled in a degree program offered by their department.
Students entering the faculty for the first time should consult the Faculty of Fine Arts Advising Centre in Room 119 of the Fine Arts Building for advice about course planning.
Students entering the School of Music should consult the School of Music for advice about course planning. If possible, this should be done before registration.
Students registered in the Faculty of Fine Arts who intend eventually to enter the teaching profession should note the admission requirements of the programs of the Faculty of Education. These requirements should be kept in mind when choosing academic electives in undergraduate degree programs.
Since Canadian Architectural programs vary widely in their prerequisites for admission, undergraduates interested in future careers in architecture, urban planning or landscape architecture are urged to request this essential information from the School of Architecture they are interested in entering.
For advice on course selection, students planning an architectural degree should consult the Fine Arts Advising Centre or the Advising Centre for the Faculties of Humanities, Science and Social Sciences.
All courses in the Faculty of Fine Arts carry unrestricted credit in the Faculties of Humanities, Science and Social Sciences.
Students in the Faculty of Education may register for credit in any course offered by the Faculty of Fine Arts, provided space is available and they have the prior approval of the Teacher Education Advising Centre.
Because of limited space and resources in some programs, not all qualified candidates can be admitted; early application is therefore highly recommended.