Visual Studies (BFA)

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Visual Studies (BFA)

University of Calgary
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Visual Studies (BFA) is a Bachelor program taught at University of Calgary, . The program is offered in campus-based modes with full Time options. To successfully obtain Visual Studies (BFA) from University of Calgary you are required to complete credit hours. After completion of Visual Studies (BFA) you will be able to further continue for advance studies or start career as Visual Effect Artist, Visual Artist, Illustrator.

Visual Studies students explore practices with visual media and materials through questions such as: How did Andy Warhol help popularize serigraphy? What role does art play in children’s learning? How can I use new digital technologies such as 3D printing to extend more traditional artistic practices like bronze casting?

Visual Studies is the program for you if you are interested in making or viewing art, are interested in thinking with materials or in experiencing visual media as a form of inquiry and knowledge. In this program you will focus on improving your technical skills and your self-sufficiency as an artist while learning how art and visual practices contribute to culture and community engagement. During the course of your studies you will develop visual thinking and critical research skills, written and verbal fluency in discussing historical and contemporary art practices, along with rigorous conceptual and medium specific visual studies training.

Admission Requirements

The minimum requirements for admission in Visual Studies (BFA) at University of Calgary for all applicants (Domestic or International) are:

  • program specific academic requirment set by University of Calgary.
  • English Language OR any other language requirments as set by University of Calgary as pre-requiste for admission in Visual Studies (BFA).

Note: Please check the university website in the link below.

Courses Units

You need to complete credit hours to successfully obtain this degree. Please check detail of study units at

Art (World War II to the Present), Art Fundamentals (3D), Media Arts (Practice and Theory I), Survey of Western Art in its Cultural Context (Pre-history to the Later Middle Ages), ​Art Fundamentals (2D).

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