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FINE ART (NO MAJOR) REQUIREMENTS

Students admitted to OCAD University prior to September 2005 who are completing the Faculty of Art diploma program may choose to pursue the AOCAD diploma in the Fine Art (No Major) or in one of the following majors: Drawing & Painting, Integrated Media, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture/Installation.

Students admitted to the Bachelor of Fine Arts prior to September 2005 may complete a BFA with no major.

Students pursuing a Fine Art (No Major) degree or diploma are able to tailor a studio education with optimum flexibility. This flexibility is well suited to students seeking to maximize the breadth of their studio experience. It is an option generally geared to students who already hold another Degree or Diploma.

At the 200-level, students choose and pursue one focus area (DRPT, INTM, PHOT, PRNT or SCIN) and are expected to accumulate a specified number of credits and build upon their expertise in that same focus area throughout the learning levels. In their final year of studies, students take advanced level Studio courses in lieu of Thesis Research and Thesis Presentation courses.

Students should review prerequisites for 300- and 400-level Studio courses in order to make informed decisions on course selection. Please note that some courses have a priority registration period of one week.

Fine Art (No Major) Program Guide

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree students must complete the requirements listed below for their program, including the minimum 5.0 Liberal Studies credits. 

Associate of the Ontario College of Art & Design (AOCAD) diploma students must complete the requirements listed below for their program, including the minimum 4.0 Liberal Studies credits. Diploma students admitted to OCAD 2002 fall/winter or earlier, may replace up to 1.5 of the 4.0 required Liberal Studies with studio-seminars. 

See the Liberal Studies requirements that pertain to you.

COURSE CODE COURSE NAME DEGREE  DIPLOMA
200 Level Requirements
 
200 Level Faculty of Art Studio or STU/SEM in focus area 1.5* 1.5*
200 Level

One of the Contemporary Issues: Art Today, CRCP 2B01, DRPT 2B13, INTM 2B22, PHOT 2B12, PRNT 2B25 or SCIN 2B09

0.5


0.5**
200 Level Faculty of Art electives**** 1.5 2.5

Liberal Studies courses 1.5*** 0.5***
Total Credits 5.0 5.0
 
300 Level Requirements 
300 Level STU/SEM  One of the following four Studio/Seminars: 0.5 0.5**
CRCP 3B03 Special Focus: Talking Communities

DRPT 3B23 The Convincing Picture: Critical Views on Painting

INTM 3B11 Media & Social Change

PHOT 3B15 Return of the Real

300 Level Faculty of Art Studio or STU/SEM in focus area 1.5* 1.5*
200 or 300 Level
Faculty of Art electives****

2.0

2.5

Liberal Studies courses 1.0*** 0.5***
Total Credits 5.0 5.0
 
400 Level Requirements 
400 Level Faculty of Art Studio or STU/SEM in focus area 1.5* 1.5*
400 Level Faculty of Art electives**** 1.5 1.5
200, 300 or 400 Level
Faculty of Art electives****

1.0

1.5

Liberal Studies courses 1.0*** 0.5***
Total Credits 5.0 5.0


Eligibility to Graduate

Please note that students are eligible to graduate if they:
•Have fulfilled all program requirements.
•Are in good academic standing. (Students who attempt 2.0 or more credits in an academic year and earn an average of 60% or higher in those credits are in satisfactory academic standing.)
•Have on overall average of at least 60%.
•Have an average of at least 65% in the designated courses of their major/program. (Design only).
•Have no outstanding accounts at the university

*Non-Majors must choose ONE focus area and achieve the number of specified credits in that ONE focus area throughout the learning levels.

**1.0 of the 2.5 upper-level Liberal Studies credit requirements may be fulfilled by Studio / Seminar courses (diploma only).

***See the Liberal Studies requirements for Degree and Diploma Streams.

****An elective may be any Studio or Studio / Seminar course offered by the Faculty of Art. You may also take an elective in your program Major area as well as in Material Art & Design (maximum 0.5 credit per year for a total of 1.5 credits).
Students declaring a Liberal Studies minor are strongly urged to complete the full complement of studio courses for their major, including all studio electives.

Last Modified:1/24/2012 12:57:19 PM