Post-Diploma Combined Degrees Programs in Fine Arts and Education

The Faculties of Fine Arts and Education jointly offer a 35-course (105.0 credit hour) Combined Degrees program leading to the degrees Bachelor of Fine Arts - Art (B.F.A. - Art), Bachelor of Fine Arts - Dramatic Arts (B.F.A. - Dramatic Arts), or Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.), and Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) to holders of eligible diplomas in Art, Theatre or Dramatic Arts, or Music. Upon successful completion of the Combined Degrees program, the student receives the B.F.A. - Art, B.F.A. - Dramatic Arts, or B.Mus. degree from the Faculty of Fine Arts and the B.Ed. degree from the Faculty of Education.

Note: The B.F.A. - Multidisciplinary is not available as a Post-Diploma Combined Degrees program.

a.Admission

Students begin in the Pre-Post-Diploma B.F.A. - Art or Dramatic Arts/B.Ed. or Pre-Post-Diploma B.Mus./B.Ed. program in the Faculty of Fine Arts. After completion of 10 courses (30.0 credit hours), including Education 2500 (or equivalent), students must apply for admission to the Faculty of Education. Students are not officially in the Post-Diploma Combined Degrees program until they have been admitted to both the Faculty of Fine Arts and the Faculty of Education.

Applications are accepted for the Pre-B.F.A. - Art/B.Ed., the Pre-B.F.A. – Dramatic Arts/B.Ed., and the Pre-B.Mus./B.Ed. programs for the fall term only. Applicants should consult Admission for general admission requirements, policies, and deadlines.

1.Faculty of Fine Arts Admission Requirements for the Pre-Post-Diploma B.F.A. - Art, Pre-Post-Diploma B.F.A. - Dramatic Arts/B.Ed., and Pre-Post-Diploma B.Mus./B.Ed.

a.Completion of an approved two- or three-year college diploma in Art, Theatre or Dramatic Arts, or Music with a cumulative diploma GPA of at least 2.50.

See www.ulethbridge.ca/ross/post-diploma for current information on diplomas approved for admission to Post-Diploma degree programs in the Faculty of Fine Arts. The Faculty will consider diplomas not previously approved for admission on a case-by-case basis.

Note: Approval is dependent upon the diploma program containing the courses required for the first two years of the B.F.A. - Art or Dramatic Arts, or B.Mus. program. The diploma program must include a minimum of 16 courses in the discipline.

b.For the Pre-B.Mus./B.Ed, a live audition or 20-minute video demonstrating musicianship, musical development, overall ability, and potential. Applicants to the Pre-Post-Diploma B.Mus./B.Ed. program must successfully audition into Studio V - Instrument (Music Studio 3548) to be eligible for admission. The audition application and additional information are available at: www.ulethbridge.ca/finearts/admissions

Also see Faculty of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music.

2.Faculty of Education Admission Requirements for the Post-Diploma B.F.A. - Art, Post-Diploma B.F.A. - Dramatic Arts/B.Ed., and Post-Diploma B.Mus./B.Ed.

Based on the Faculty’s quota system, normally a total of 216 students will be admitted to Bachelor of Education programs (Combined Degrees and After Degree) each year. Admission for this undergraduate teacher preparation program is available in the fall term only.

Because admission to the Faculty is competitive within each teaching major, the completion of minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. Successful applicants are selected each year from a pool that includes both Combined Degrees and After Degree applicants.

Applicants are encouraged to consult early with Student Program Services in the Faculty of Education regarding admission requirements and program planning.

Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements for admission to the Faculty of Education:

a.Credit in Education 2500 - Orientation to Teaching (or equivalent) including a favourable recommendation from the instructor (see Faculty of Education, Education 2500 Prerequisite).

b.A minimum admission GPA of 2.50 (on the University of Lethbridge 4.00 scale), calculated on all University of Lethbridge and transferable courses completed within the terms containing the last 14 courses (42.0 credit hours). If any part of the diploma falls within the last 14 courses (42.0 credit hours), the entirety of the diploma (i.e., the diploma GPA) is included in the calculation. All courses must be graded with the exception of Education 2500.

c.A minimum major GPA of 2.50 (on the University of Lethbridge 4.00 scale), calculated on the completed diploma and all additional graded courses comprising the major:

Art: Art, Art History, and Museum Studies courses

Dramatic Arts: Drama courses

Music: Music and Music Ensemble Activity courses

d.Special Case Admission

Applicants who have a satisfactory academic record but who, for some reason, had a period of time when their performance was significantly lower may apply for Special Case admission (up to four such applicants may be admitted each year). See Faculty of Education, Special Case Admission for details.

e.Admission Procedures Available to Students of Aboriginal Descent

The Faculty of Education provides two alternative admission opportunities for applicants of Aboriginal descent. See Faculty of Education, Admission Procedures Available to Students of Indigenous Descent for details.

f.Returning after Withdrawal or Required Withdrawal from the Faculty of Education

Students who withdrew or who were required to withdraw from the Faculty of Education should refer to Faculty of Education, Readmission after Withdrawal.

b.Faculty of Fine Arts Requirements for the 35-Course (105.0 credit hours) Post-Diploma B.F.A. - Art or Dramatic Arts/B.Ed. or Post-Diploma B.Mus./B.Ed.

1.Completion of at least 15 courses from disciplines offered by the Faculty of Fine Arts, the Faculty of Arts and Science, or the School of Liberal Education with a GPA of at least 2.00 (on the University of Lethbridge 4.0 scale).

2.Completion of a minimum of eight courses (24.0 credit hours) in the discipline (Art, Art History, Drama, Museum Studies, or Music) with a GPA of at least 2.50 (on the University of Lethbridge 4.0 scale). These courses will be a subset of the courses currently required in the B.F.A. - Art or Dramatic Arts/B.Ed. or B.Mus./B.Ed. programs.

3.Completion of seven courses from the Social Sciences and Sciences to fulfill the Liberal Education List Requirement as follows (see School of Liberal Education, Liberal Education List Requirement):

a.Two courses from each of List II: Social Sciences and List III: Sciences.

b.Three additional courses from either of these two areas.

4.Completion of at least eight courses (24.0 credit hours) at the 3000/4000 level.

5.A maximum of three Independent Studies (see Academic Regulations, Exceeding Course Limits).

6.The entire program must be approved in advance by an academic advisor in the Faculty of Fine Arts.

a.Required Art, Art History and Museum Studies Courses:

Art 2010 - Drawing Studio I

Art 2350/Indigenous Studies 2350 - Indigenous Art Studio I

Art 4048 - Senior Studio I (6.0 credit hours)

Art History 1001 - World Art Before 1400

Art History 1002 - World Art Since 1400

Art History 3001 - Theory and Methods in Art and Art History

Art History 3245 - Canadian Art History from 1960 to the Present

Art History 3270 - Global Art Since 1980

One of (3.0 credit hours):

Art 2060 - Media Arts (Digital Sketchbook)

Art 2061 - Media Arts (Video Sketchbook)

One of (3.0 credit hours):

Art 3261 - Art NOW

Art 3262 - Art NOW

Art Studio: List I

Three of (9.0 credit hours):

*Art 2015 - Art Studio (Series)

Art 2005 - Print Studio (Without a Press) OR Art 2006 - Print Studio (With a Press)

Art 2023 - Painting Studio I

Art 2027 - Photography Studio I

Art 2033 - Spatial Practice I

Art 2060 - Media Arts (Digital Sketchbook) OR Art 2061 - Media Arts (Video Sketchbook)

Art Studio: List II

Five of (12.0 credit hours):

Art 3007 - Print Studio III

Art 3010 - Drawing Studio II

Art 3011 - Drawing Studio III

*Art 3015 - Art Studio (Series)

Art 3023 - Painting Studio II

Art 3024 - Painting Studio III

Art 3027 - Photography Studio II

Art 3028 - Photography Studio III

Art 3033 - Spatial Practice II

Art 3034 - Spatial Practice III

Art 3035 - Social Practice in Art

Art 3062 - Media Arts III

Art 3350/Indigenous Studies 3350 - Indigenous Art Studio II

Art 3355/Indigenous Studies 3355 - Landmarks

Art History: List A

Two of (6.0 credit hours):

Art History 3200 - Issues in 19th-Century Art and Culture

Art History 3215 - 20th-Century Art History to 1945

Art History 3220 - Art from 1945 to 1980

Art History 3240 - Canadian Art History to 1960

Museum Studies 2900 - Introduction to Museum Studies

Art History: List B

One of (3.0 credit hours):

Art History 3151 - Art History (Series)

Art History 3152 - Indigenous Art History (Series)

Art History 3850 - Topics in Art History

Art History 4150 - Art History (Series)

Museum Studies 3850 - Topics in Museum Studies

Museum Studies 3900 - Exhibiting Cultures: Art Galleries, Museums and Cultures of Display

Museum Studies 4000 - Museum Studies Internship

*A student may complete multiple offerings of Art 2015 and/or Art 3015 to meet degree requirements.

b.Required Drama courses:

Drama 1000 - Introduction to Dramatic Arts

Drama 2010 - Performance Fundamentals

Drama 2100 - Play Reading and Analysis

Drama 2120 - History and Development of Theatre I

Drama 2130 - History and Development of Theatre II

Drama 2310 - Acting I

Drama 2420 - Directing I

Drama 2810 - Introduction to Stagecraft

Drama 3100 - Theatre in Performance

Drama 3420 - Directing II

Drama 3600 - Drama Portfolio II

Drama 3611 - Advanced Stagecraft I

One of:

Drama 2320 - Voice I

Drama 2340 - Movement I

Drama 2510 - Theatre for Young Audiences I

Drama 2740 - Devised Theatre I

One of:

Drama 3130 - Canadian Theatre

Drama 3150 - Theatre Studies (Series)

Drama 3151 - Play Reading and Analysis II

Drama 3160 - Dramaturgy

c.Required Music courses:

Applied

Music Studio 2148 - Studio I - Instrument

Music Studio 2248 - Studio II - Instrument

Music Studio 3348 - Studio III - Instrument

Music Studio 3448 - Studio IV - Instrument

Music Studio 3548 - Studio V - Instrument

Music Studio 3648 - Studio VI - Instrument

History

Music 2080 - Western Art Music

Music 2090 - The Eighteenth Century

Music 3090 - The Medieval Era to the Early Baroque

Music 3480 - The Nineteenth Century

Music 3580 - The Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries

Theory

Four of:

Music 1160 - Foundations of Music Theory

Music 2260 - Harmony in the Common Practice

Music 3360 - Chromatic Harmony

Music 3460 - Harmony and Form in Jazz and Popular Music

Music 3660 - Analysis of Twentieth- and Twenty-first-Century Music

Music 4660 - Form and Analysis

Musicianship Skills

*Music 2161 - Musicianship Skills I

*Music 2261 - Musicianship Skills II

*Music 3361 - Musicianship Skills III

*Music 3461 - Musicianship Skills IV

Conducting

Music 3500 - Conducting I

Music 3600 - Conducting II

Technology

Music 3738 - Music Education Technologies

Ensembles

Six Ensemble Activity courses (Each Music Ensemble Activity counts as one-half course (i.e., 1.5 credit hours))

Elective

One of:

Music 2500 - Introduction to Music Technology

Music 2850 - Topics in Music

Music 3000 - Seminar in Music (Series)

Music 3030 - Film Music

Music 3080 - Popular Music History (Series)

Music 3149 - Composition I

Music 3560 - Musicians' Health and Health Research

Music 3606 - Orchestration

Music 3660 - Analysis of Twentieth- and Twenty-first-Century Music (if not chosen to meet the Theory requirement)

Music 3721 - World Music

Music 3734 - Portfolio and Music Industry

Music 3850 - Topics in Music

Music 3871 - Opera Workshop I

Music 4080 - Music After 1945

Music 4660 - Form and Analysis (if not chosen to meet the Theory requirement)

Music 4721 - Canadian Music

Music 4850 - Topics in Music

Music Studio 4748 - Studio VII - Instrument

Two Music Ensemble Activity courses (1.5 credit hours each)

Notes

*1.5 credit hours.

Note: Music Ensemble Activity participation is determined by the focus of the Music major and must be fulfilled as follows:

Not more than two Music Ensemble Activities may be counted toward the Ensemble participation requirement in a given term.

Major Focus

Music Ensemble Activity

Studio wind & percussion

Wind Orchestra

Studio voice

University Singers or Women’s Chorus

Studio pianist & guitarist

Music Ensemble Activity 2450,
Music Ensemble Activity 2451,
and a minimum of two terms (1.5 credit hours each) of:

Contemporary and Electroacoustics Ensemble
Jazz Ensemble
Percussion Ensemble
University Singers
Wind Orchestra
Women’s Chorus

Studio string

Orchestra (or through other approved ensemble or Independent Study by permission of the Department of Music)

Composition is not available as a Studio area in the B.Mus./B.Ed.

c.Faculty of Education Requirements for the 35-Course (105.0 credit hours) Post-Diploma B.F.A. - Art or Dramatic Arts/B.Ed. or Post-Diploma B.Mus./B.Ed.

1.Application and admission to the Faculty of Education.

2.Completion of the equivalent of 20 Education courses including:

Education 2500

1Professional Semesters I, II, and III

2One Education Foundation course

Three Education electives

1Students entering the Faculty of Education should note that practicum placements include locations outside of Lethbridge. Students must be prepared to travel. Some locations require relocation Monday to Friday. While not an admission requirement to the Faculty of Education, school jurisdictions and schools require a criminal record check (or equivalent) from student teachers prior to practicum. The student is responsible for the cost of obtaining such documentation.

2The Education Foundation Requirement may be met in the following ways:

a.One course from the following list:

Education 4310 - Comparative Studies of Education in Developed and Third World Nations

Education 4311 - World Issues and Problems in Education

Education 4320 - Education and Society from a Sociological Perspective

Education 4321 - Social Issues in Education

Education 4341 - Foundations of Multicultural Education in Canada

Education 4360 - Studies in the History of Western Education

Education 4361 - History of Canadian Education

Education 4362 - Concepts of Childhood in the History of Education

Education 4380 - Developing a Philosophy of Education

Education 4381 - Ethics of Teaching

Education 4391 - Seminar in Educational Foundations (Series)

b.One appropriate Independent Study.

3The three Education electives for Post-Diploma B.Mus./B.Ed. students must consist of:

a.Two Education (Music) electives from the following:

Education 3871 - Elementary Music Classroom

Education 3872 - Secondary Music Classroom

Education 3875 - Brass and Percussion Methods

Education 3876 - Woodwind and String Methods

Education 3877 - Vocal and Classroom Instruments Methods

b.One Education (Fine Arts/Music) Elective from the following:

Education 3871 - Elementary Music Classroom

Education 3872 - Secondary Music Classroom

Education 3875 - Brass and Percussion Methods

Education 3876 - Woodwind and String Methods

Education 3877 - Vocal and Classroom Instruments Methods

Education 3700 - Applied Principles of Curriculum and Instruction for Non-Majors (Series) (Art)

Education 3700 - Applied Principles of Curriculum and Instruction for Non-Majors (Series) (Drama)

3.Maintenance of a GPA of 2.50 in Education courses.

4.Completion of the appropriate Education major as defined by the program.

5.Maintenance of a program GPA of 2.50 in the appropriate Education major.

6.Completion of the Liberal Education List Requirement (see School of Liberal Education, Liberal Education List Requirement).

d.Sample Sequencing Plan

Sample sequencing plans are created to provide students with an example of how to plan courses for the duration of a program. Sample sequencing plans for each program and major can be found in the applicable Program Planning Guide.

e.Academic Regulations

In the Post-Diploma Combined Degrees program, students divide their time between two different Faculties or Schools which measure different standards of academic performance. Students should read the academic regulations for each Faculty or School in which a portion of the Combined Degrees will be taken. For the Post-Diploma B.F.A./B.Ed. or B.Mus./B.Ed. students should be aware of the Faculty of Education regulations and Faculty of Fine Arts regulations.

f.Education Minor Requirements

Students may elect to complete a minor in addition to a major. The minor must be a school subject and include five non-Education courses and an appropriate Education Methods course, usually selected from the Education 3700 Series. Students are eligible to receive an endorsement on their official academic transcripts upon completion of a minor. Please refer to Faculty of Education, Education Minors for information on Education minor requirements.

g.Residence Requirement

Students must complete a minimum of 35 courses (105.0 credit hours) at the University of Lethbridge, including a minimum of eight courses (24.0 credit hours) in the discipline and 20 Education courses (60.0 credit hours).

h.Education Special Study Arrangements

Applied Studies

Eligible students in the Faculty of Education may earn up to five course credits through Applied Studies, designated by the numbers Education 2510 and Education 4980. The Applied Studies program for the Faculty of Education is coordinated through the Coordinator of Applied Studies, the Faculty of Arts and Science, in consultation with the Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs, Faculty of Education.

Independent Study

A maximum of two Independent Studies may be completed in the B.Ed. portion of the Post-Diploma B.F.A. - Art or Dramatic Arts/B.Ed. and of the Post-Diploma B.Mus./B.Ed. (see Academic Regulations, Exceeding Course Limits).

Study Tours

Credit may be received for a maximum of two Study Tour courses (Education 4920). The Study Tours must be approved in advance by the Assistant Dean, Student Program Services, Faculty of Education (see Student Program Services for policies and procedures governing Study Tours).