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Program Requirements

Visual Arts

Bachelor of fine arts (visual arts)

The 120 credit hour, 40 course program may be completed on a full-time basis as set out under bachelor of fine arts (visual arts).

In addition to studio and art history courses, the student will take a number of appropriate academic courses from disciplines other than visual arts, chosen in consultation with the program chair. It is intended that academic courses be chosen which will enhance the bachelor of fine arts (visual arts) program and provide, as far as possible, a broad exposure to the liberal arts. 

The first year of the program consists of intensive foundation of co-requisite courses in drawing, two-dimensional design and three-dimensional design in preparation for introductory studio courses in the second year and intermediate studio courses in the third year. In the fourth year, the 4950/4951 studio courses are conducted as tutorials, that is, students will work independently on projects and confer regularly with instructors.

One work of art done during the fourth year will be selected by the Visual Arts Program, in consultation with the student, and retained for the permanent collection of the Campus.

Note: Students completing a Fine Arts degree are not required to follow the Grenfell Campus Core program requirements.​


Visual arts major

Required Cours​​es

Elective Courses

6 credit hours in English courses

Visual Arts 2700 and 2701 and an additional 18 credit hours in Art History

Visual Arts 1500 and 1501, Visual Arts 1510 and 1511, Visual Arts 1520 and 1521; Visual Arts 2000 and 2001

18 credit hours in Studio Courses at the 2000 level

18 credit hours in Studio Courses at the 3000 level

6 additional credit hours in Studio electives at 2000 or 3000 level

Visual Arts 4950 and 4951

18 credit hours in academic elective courses chosen from Disciplines other than Visual Arts​


Sample 4-year vi​​sual arts program map​​​ ​

​Year 1

Drawing I and II (Visual Arts 1500 and 1501) Two-D Design I & II (Visual Arts 1510 and 1511) Three-D Design I & II (Visual Arts 1520 and 1521)

6 credit hours in Art History Survey I, II (Visual Arts 2700 and

2701)

6 credit hours in English


Yea​​r 2

Second Year Drawing I, II (2000/2001)

12 additional credit hours in 2000 level Studio Courses

6 credit hours in Art History Courses

6 credit hours in Academic Electives to be chosen in consultation with the Academic Advisor


Yea​​r 3

​12 credit hours in 3000 level Studio Courses

6 credit hours in 2000 level Studio Courses

6 credit hours in Art History Courses

6 credit hours in Academic Electives to be chosen in consultation with the Academic Advisor



​Y​​ear 4

Independent Projects in Studio I, II (4950/4951) 3 credit hours each

6 credit hours in 3000 level Studio Courses

6 credit hours in Art History Courses

6 credit hours in Academic Electives to be chosen in consultation with the Academic Advisor​

Art History Minor

The Art History Minor Program is applicable to all programs offered by Grenfell Campus expect for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree programs.

  • Visual Arts 2700 and 2701
  • 18 credit hours in Art History at the 3000- or 4000-level

Chair, Visual Arts Program

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL
A2H 5G4, Canada

Office: FA 411
Phone: (709) 639-2511
Email: gcurtis@grenfell.mun.ca