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University Transfer: Bachelor of Fine Art

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Bachelor's Degree

2 years at RDP - 2 years at most universities & art colleges

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The Program

All of our Visual Arts instructors are professional practicing artists. We offer state-of-the-art studio spaces fully equipped for ceramics, sculpture, painting, drawing, and design.

The program offers you a concentrated visual arts foundation in a two-year time span. The first year emphasizes experience in drawing, painting, design, ceramics, sculpture, art history, and English. A broad range of visual experiences will help you form a visual arts vocabulary and master skills in composition and technical areas.

Emphasis in the second year is on creative growth, visual maturity in studio work as well as allowing you to experience open options to broaden your education.

Program Content

Suggested Pattern Year 1

  • ART 101/101 Visiting Artists
  • ART 201/203 Art History I and II
  • ART 231/233 Visual Fundamentals I & II
  • ART 241/243 Drawing I and II
  • ART 251 Two Dimensional Studies - Painting I
  • ART 261 Three Dimensional Studies - Ceramics I
  • ART 281 Three Dimensional Studies- Sculpture I
  • English One term course at the 200 level

Suggested Pattern Year 2

  • ART 101/101 Visiting Artists
  • ART 310/311 Professional Practice I and II
  • ART 341/343 Drawing III and IV
  • One term academic option
  • English One term course at the 200 level
  • Two term University transfer academic option (preferably a 300 level Art History).

Two studio electives from the following:

  • ART 351/353 Painting II and III
  • ART 361/363 Ceramics II and III
  • ART 381/383 Sculpture II and III

Visit RDP’s Course Catalogue/Timetable to read detailed course descriptions.

Program Content UT

You may enter the third year of BFA (Art) at the University of Lethbridge or the Alberta College of Art and Design if you have successfully completed all of the program requirements, or transfer to most Canadian universities.

University Transfer Program

Two-Year University Transfer Program:

The Bachelor of Fine Art program provides a comprehensive program of studies for those considering a career or general education in visual art.

Transfer Features

You may transfer up to 20 course equivalents taken at RDP to the University of Alberta, University of Calgary, University of Lethbridge or the Alberta College of Art and Design, NSCAD University, and the Emily Carr University of Art and Design. The B.F.A. program is also transferable to most other Canadian universities and art colleges.

Transfer requirements vary from one university to another. See the Alberta Transfer Guide for detailed transfer policies.

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