Fine Arts

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Programs & Options

The School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design offers four undergraduate degrees. All Honours degree programs are comprised of 120 credits; Bachelor degree programs consist of 90 credits.

  1. Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
    Students who concentrate their studies in theory, history and criticism within their major discipline will graduate with a BA Honours degree. Honours BA degrees are available in DanceDigital Media, Film, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts
  2. Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours)
    Students who concentrate in studio, performance or production work within their major discipline will graduate with a BFA Honours degree. Honours BFA degrees are available in Dance, Film, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts.
  3. Bachelor of Design (Honours)
    This professional program is offered jointly by the Department of Design in the Faculty of Fine Arts and the Department of Design in the School of Animation, Arts and Design at Sheridan College. Students in the Bachelor of Design program take Design courses at both campuses, and their remaining degree requirements at York. 
  4. Bachelor of Arts
    The BA in Fine Arts with majors in Dance, Film, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts provides students with a further range of options, including preparation for a number of professional careers such as: creative arts therapy, arts administration, arts journalism, arts marketing, cultural tourism, community arts and cultural management. Students may apply to the BA program upon completion of 24 credits.

Options within Fine Arts Degrees:

Honours Double Major Program
The Honours Double Major program allows students to combine a major in dance, film, music, theatre or visual arts with a second major offered through the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies or the Faculty of Health. Fine Arts students in the Honours Double Major program must satisfy the basic degree requirements of the Faculty of Fine Arts and graduate with either an Honours BA or Honours BFA degree from the Faculty of Fine Arts.

For further information on the Faculty of LIberal Arts and Professional Studies and the Faculty of Health, refer to the respective section of the York University Undergraduate Calendar, or the supplementary mini-calendars published by individual programs. Students enrolled in the Honours Double Major program complete the credits required for the second major within the context of their Fine Arts degree requirements. No Fine Arts electives are required in this program. Note: Some Double Major combinations may require more than 120 credits. 

Honours Double Major BA Degree Program within the Faculty of Fine Arts
The Honours Double Major BA degree within the Faculty of Fine Arts allows students to combine a major in dance, film, music, theatre or visual arts with a second major offered through dance, film, music, theatre or visual arts. The Specialized Honours BA program may be pursued jointly with other Specialized Honours BA or BFA programs in the Faculty of Fine Arts. While the Honours Double Major BA degree within the Faculty of Fine Arts may be pursued jointly with another Specialized Honours BA or BFA program in the Faculty of Fine Arts, the Honours Double Major combination of two Honours BFA programs is not an option. Some Honours Double Major combinations may require more than 120 credits.

Honours Major/Minor
BA and BFA students who wish to combine their major in the Faculty of Fine Arts with a secondary concentration may pursue a minor program in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, the Faculty of Environmental Studies, the Faculty of Science & Engineering, or the Faculty of Fine Arts. Students enrolled in the Honours Major/Minor program complete the credits required for the minor within the context of their Fine Arts degree requirements. Minor programs offered by the Faculties  of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, Environmental Studies, and Science & Engineering are described in the Undergraduate Calendar, and in the mini-calendars published by individual programs. Note: Some Major/Minor combinations may require more than 120 credits.

Coregistration in the Faculty of Education
Students registered in the BA, the Honours BA or the Honours BFA in the Faculty of Fine Arts, may apply for admission to the Concurrent Program of the Faculty of Education, and work towards the BEd. A Faculty of Fine Arts Honours degree will take five years when pursued concurrently with the Bachelor of Education degree. Students interested in teaching at the primary, junior and intermediate levels could complete a BA degree and BEd in four years. Please consult the Faculty of Education or OSP@edu.yorku.ca.

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