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Fine Arts


Admission to Fine Arts Studio Specialization at the end of Year One normally requires successful completion of FINE 110, 111, 120, 121 and the submission of a portfolio of work done in FINE 120, and 121. The Fine Arts Department will make a final selection of students at the end of the winter term. Due to limitations of resources, fulfillment of these minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission to Fine Arts studio programs.

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Three-Year General Fine Arts

Eligibility for graduation in the General Fine Arts program (Studio Specialization, Art History Specialization or Film Studies Specialization) includes fulfillment of the following requirements:

  1. Successful completion of a minimum of 30 term courses including Faculty of Arts Group requirements with an overall cumulative average of at least 60% and a cumulative major average of at least 65%.
  2. At least 12 term courses must be in Fine Arts. For the different Specializations, the required courses are as follows:

    Studio Specialization:

    Art History Specialization:

    Film Studies Specialization:

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Four-Year General Fine Arts

Eligibility for graduation in the Four-Year General Fine Arts program (Studio Specialization, Art History Specialization, or Film Studies Specialization) includes fulfillment of the following requirements:

  1. Successful completion of a minimum of 40 term courses including Faculty of Arts Group requirements with an overall cumulative average of at least 60% and a cumulative major average of at least 65%.
  2. At least 16 term courses must be in Fine Arts. For the different Specializations, the required courses are as follows:

    Studio Specialization:

    Art History Specialization:

    Film Studies Specialization:

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Honours Fine Arts

Admission to the Honours program is by consent of the department at the end of the winter term. The student must have successfully completed all of the required third-year subjects as outlined below. The student must maintain an average of 75% in the chosen major.

Eligibility for graduation in the Honours Fine Arts program (Studio Specialization, Art History Specialization or Film Studies Specialization) includes fulfillment of the following requirements:

  1. Successful completion of a minimum of 40 term courses including Faculty of Arts Group requirements with an overall cumulative average of at least 60% and a cumulative major average of at least 75%.
  2. At least 20 term courses must be in Fine Arts. For the different Specializations, the required courses are as follows:

    Studio Specialization:

    * In order to take a third-year level course in Studio, it is necessary to complete both the fall and winter of the second year of that course.

    Note
    Fine Arts Studio majors should bear in mind that their area of concentration in FINE 472, 473 (painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, etc.) must be one in which they have completed all lower level (second- and third-year) courses.

    Art History Specialization:

    Film Studies Specialization:

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Joint Honours in Fine Arts

Joint Honours programs are possible in combination with a number of departments within the Faculty of Arts. In order to graduate in the Joint Honours Fine Arts programs, students must successfully complete a minimum of 44 term courses, including the Faculty of Arts Group requirements, with an overall cumulative average of at least 60% and a cumulative average in Fine Arts courses of at least 75%, and fulfill the requirements of the Studio, Art History or Film Studies Specialization, listed below.

Studio Specialization:

Art History Specialization:

Film Studies Specialization:

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Honours Fine Arts (Applied Studies Co-op)

A student may combine an Honours Fine Arts program with Applied Studies Co-op. The requirements in Fine Arts are similar to the Joint Honours requirements listed above but differ in important details. Please see the Faculty Advisor.

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Minor in Fine Arts (Studio, Art History or Film Studies Specialization)

Eligibility for graduation with a Fine Arts Minor (Studio, Art History or Film Studies Specialization) includes fulfillment of the following requirements:
  1. Successful completion of a minimum of ten Fine Arts term courses with a cumulative average in these Fine Arts courses of 65%.
  2. For the different Specializations, the required Fine Arts courses are:

    Studio Specialization:
    FINE 110/111, 120/121 plus six term courses in Fine Arts, four of which must be in Studio.

    Art History Specialization:
    FINE 110/111, 120/121 plus six term courses in Fine Arts, four of which must be in Art History.

    Film Studies Specialization:
    FINE 110/111, 250/251, 470/471, plus four courses from: 350, 351, 360, 361, 352, 353 or 380Z, 381Z.

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Fine Arts Abroad

FINE 394A-D are offered abroad. Locations include France, England and Mexico. Information about current offerings can be obtained from the department.

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