It takes 5 years to complete a a combined BFA/B.Ed degree at the University of Lethbridge (5 courses a semester for 2 semesters / year). Upon entering the University you need to apply as a pre-BFA (Art)/B.Ed or a pre-Post-Diploma BFA (Art)/B.Ed student. It is recommended that students in BFA/B.Ed combined degrees study in the Fine Arts for 3 years and then apply into the Faculty of Education for the final two years.
As part of the required core courses, students will be introduced to art studio areas in a Visual Foundations course and must take studio courses in drawing and computer art. Students will also take courses in art history/museum studies, and further studio areas including drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photo-arts, video, installation art or audio art. Studio courses will culminate with Advanced Studio and Senior studio courses.
You have access to spacious and well-equipped facilities that allow you to undertake projects with expert technical support, creative guidance, and critical dialogue.
You can meet more than 50 national and international artists, architects, curators and designers who speak on campus every year. Many are willing to visit your studio to discuss your work, which is a valuable learning opportunity.
Students pursuing a BFA (Art)/B.Ed are required to submit a portfolio and a personal statement. Portfolio Requirements (Step 3).
For course requirements in your program, check out a sample program planning guide.