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Visual Art, BFA

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #251 (WUR) Burnaby, Canada
Visual Art program offered by Simon Fraser University gives you a dynamic and progressive education in contemporary art, balancing studio-based production with art theory. 
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Overview

Our Visual Art studio at Simon Fraser University, the Audain Gallery, will give you the opportunity to present your work as well as to connect with local and international artists, forming community based networks.

In the place where innovative education, cutting-edge research and community outreach intersect, you'll find Simon Fraser University. Our vision? To be Canada's leading engaged university.

Born in 1965, SFU has become Canada's leading comprehensive university with vibrant campuses in British Columbia's largest municipalities — Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey — and deep roots in partner communities throughout the province and around the world.

Career possibilities

The world is changing rapidly and you have no way of knowing the full range of career opportunities available to you in the future. Graduates of this program may end up in a range of occupations, including these:

  • Advertising Artist
  • Animation Artist
  • Architect
  • Archivist
  • Art Critic
  • Art Historian
  • Art therapy
  • Artist

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introductory Studio in Visual Art
  • Visual Art and Culture
  • Artworks, Theories, Contexts
  • Studio in Vtsual Art
  • Sound
  • Art and the Moving Image
  • Interdisciplinary Studio - Composition/Collaboration

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    88

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Entry to all first year Visual Art courses required for the major is by portfolio.
  • Students must arrange to send official transcripts of academic records from all schools and colleges attended to Simon Fraser University. 
  • Replaceable documents will not be returned. Irreplaceable documents will be returned to the student personally, on request. 
  • If the student’s documents are not in either English or French, Simon Fraser University may require an official translation, certified by an educational official of the student’s country, an official of a Canadian Education Centre, or a Canadian consular or embassy official. 

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills

Tuition Fee

  • International

    979 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 979 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    195 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 195 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Burnaby

  • 1600 - 2700 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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