"We are very pleased to partner with Keyano College to collaboratively deliver this very challenging program to their students on site in Fort McMurray and, in the process, give them the same opportunities that our U of L students have to complete a first-rate, four-year program in the dramatic arts," said Dr. Seamus O'Shea, University of Lethbridge Vice-President, Academic and Provost.
Both the University of Lethbridge and Keyano College have agreed to work together to explore provincial funding opportunities for the development and execution of the proposed four year program.
“This memorandum of agreement for the Bachelor of Fine Arts at Keyano College is consistent with our goal of making degree completion options available in Fort McMurray and at Keyano College. I applaud the Visual and Performing Arts department for putting so much hard work into this and identifying this as a need for the College and our students,” said Marylea Jarvis, Keyano College Vice President of Instruction. “This will add to the strong program we provide as this new degree offering is the logical next step.”
“We will be taking advantage of a number of different ways to deliver the program,” said O’Shea. “Including distance learning and web-based technology, faculty exchanges, and the creativity of our own faculty and Keyano's faculty contacts to give the students a very unique educational experience that can only strengthen both institutions' programming.”
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