Degree Programs

a.B.A.

1.General Requirements

a.Completion of at least 40 courses (120.0 credit hours) with a GPA of at least 2.00.

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

c.Not more than 12 courses (36.0 credit hours) may be completed at the 1000 level (or lower) for credit towards the degree, excluding Activity courses (labelled PHAC and MUSE) and courses numbered in the range of 0520 to 0530.

d.Completion of at least 15 courses (45.0 credit hours) from disciplines offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science, Faculty of Fine Arts, or School of Liberal Education at the 3000/4000 level, excluding Activity courses (labelled PHAC and MUSE).

e.Not more than five Independent Study courses (15.0 credit hours) may be completed for credit towards the degree.

f.Not more than five Disciplinary Credit Applied Studies courses (15.0 credit hours) may be completed for credit towards the degree. Students may, in addition, complete Applied Studies 2000, 2001, 2010, and 2011.

g.Not more than 24 courses (72.0 credit hours) may be completed from any one discipline for credit towards the degree.

Note: Disciplines are identified by a specific course label (e.g. KNES, ASTR, and HIST are separate disciplines).

h.Not more than six credit hours in Activity courses (i.e. courses labelled PHAC and MUSE) may be completed for credit towards the degree, except for Kinesiology majors (not more than 15.0 credit hours) and Music majors (not more than 12.0 credit hours).

i.Not more than six courses (18.0 credit hours) from disciplines offered outside the Faculty of Arts and Science, Faculty of Fine Arts, or School of Liberal Education may be completed for credit towards the degree. Courses cross-listed between the Faculty of Arts and Science and another Faculty or School do not count towards this limit.

j.Residence requirement: a minimum of 20 courses (60.0 credit hours) must be completed at the University of Lethbridge, including at least 10 courses (30.0 credit hours) from disciplines offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science, Faculty of Fine Arts, or School of Liberal Education at the 3000/4000 level.

(See Academic Regulations, Exceeding Course Limits.)

2.Major Requirements

For the Bachelor of Arts, a major program in Art, Dramatic Arts, or Music must be chosen and at least half of the courses required in the major must be completed at the University of Lethbridge.

a.Art

The major in Art is a broad, general program of study. Students complete required courses in both studio art, and art history and museum studies, as well as electives chosen from these areas. Studio instruction is available in Drawing, Painting, Print, Photography, Media Arts, Spatial Practice, Indigenous art, and a series of thematic course offerings in contemporary art. Art History and Museum Studies courses concentrate primarily on modern and contemporary art with an emphasis on Global, Canadian, and Indigenous art and culture. In addition, a lively Visiting Speakers in the Arts program offers extensive exposure to leading practitioners in the field.

Thirteen required courses (39.0 credit hours):

Art 2010 - Drawing Studio I

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

Two of:

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

Art 2015 - Art Studio (Series)

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 2350/Indigenous Studies 2350 - Indigenous Art Studio I

One of:

Art 3261 - Art NOW

Art 3262 - Art NOW

One of:

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

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

Art History 3240 - Canadian Art History to 1960

Museum Studies 2900 - Introduction to Museum Studies

One of:

Art History 3151 - Art History (Series)

Art History 3152 - Indigenous Art History (Series)

Art History 3220 - Art from 1945 to 1980

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

Art History 3270 - Global Art Since 1980

Art History 3850 - Topics Course

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

Four additional courses (12.0 credit hours) in Art, Art History, and/or Museum Studies including a minimum of one at the 3000/4000 level

Notes

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

A student proceeding beyond these minimum requirements may choose to focus on Art Studio, Art History, or Museum Studies courses.

b.Dramatic Arts

The major in Dramatic Arts is a broad, general program of study. Students complete required courses in various aspects of the Dramatic Arts including theory and history as well as performance-based and technically-based courses. Beyond the required courses, students will choose electives based on their specific interests in the Dramatic Arts.

Fifteen required courses (45.0 credit hours):

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 2810 - Introduction to Stagecraft

Drama 3100 - Theatre in Performance

Drama 3130 - Canadian Theatre

One of:

Drama 2310 - Acting I

Drama 2320 - Voice I

Drama 2340 - Movement I

Drama 2420 - Directing I

Drama 2510 - Theatre for Young Audiences I

Drama 2740 - Devised Theatre I

Drama 2750 - Playwriting I

Drama 2825 - Introduction to Design for Theatre

One of:

Drama 2600 - Drama Portfolio I

Drama 3611 - Advanced Stagecraft I

Two of:

Cinema 3000 - Contemporary American Cinema

Cinema 3001 - Film Authorship

Cinema 3201 - Documentary Film Studies

Cinema 3202 - Film Noir and Crime Cinema

Cinema 3203 - Film Comedy

Cinema 3550/New Media 3550 - History of Animation

Drama 3150 - Theatre Studies (Series)

Drama 3151 - Play Reading and Analysis II

Drama 3160 - Dramaturgy

English 3010 - Literary Theory

New Media 3560 - Popular Narrative

One of:

English 3201 - Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama

English 3602 - Shakespeare

English 3620 - Modern Drama

English 3660 - Contemporary Drama

One of:

Drama 4150 - Theatre Studies (Series)

Drama 4211 - Theories of Theatre

One additional course (3.0 credit hours) in Drama at the 3000/4000 level

One additional course (3.0 credit hours) in Drama

Notes

It is recommended that students consider completing additional English courses from the Dramatic Literature Series.

c.Music

The major in Music is a broad, general program of study. Students complete a core of required courses and choose electives based on their areas of interest. Students may focus on scholarly and written work without requiring a high level of musical performance skills, although a degree of facility on an instrument is recommended. Students may also choose a performance focus supported by theory and history courses.

The program includes initial study in music history and theory courses and may include applied music instruction (Music Studio courses, Music Ensemble Activity courses and conducting). Entrance to Music Studio courses is dependent upon the results of an audition. Students will tailor their program depending on their interests in one or more areas such as history, theory, classical and/or contemporary music.

Sixteen required courses (48.0 credit hours):

Music 1160 - Foundations of Music Theory

Music 2080 - Western Art Music

Music 2090 - The Eighteenth Century

1Music 2161 - Musicianship Skills I

Music 2260 - Harmony in the Common Practice

1Music 2261 - Musicianship Skills II

Music 2500 - Introduction to Music Technology

Three of:

Music 3030 - Film Music

2Music 3200 - Popular Music (Series)

Music 3261 - Music in Recital

Music 3721 - World Music

Music 3734 - Portfolio and Music Industry

Music 3850 - Topics in Music

3Seven additional courses from the Department of Music (21.0 credit hours) including a minimum of five courses at the 3000/4000 level, excluding Music 1000 and Music 1011, and including no more than four Music Ensemble Activity courses.

Notes

11.5 credit hours.

2Only one offering of Music 3200 may count toward the “Three of” list. Additional offerings of Music 3200 may be taken as Music electives.

3Music Ensemble Activity courses cannot be used to meet the 3000/4000-level course requirement in the Music major.

Each Music Ensemble Activity course counts as one-half course (1.5 credit hours). Students with a major in Music may earn credit for a maximum of eight Music Ensemble Activity courses (12.0 credit hours).

b.B.F.A. - Art

The Department of Art offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts - Art with majors in Art Studio and Art History/Museum Studies. The programs are designed to integrate diverse areas of study within a liberal education model. Students thrive in an experiential learning and research environment that is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and academic excellence.

The Art Studio major emphasizes hands-on technical and creative innovation, interdisciplinarity, critical thought and community engagement, all intrinsic to contemporary art production. Supported by spacious and well-equipped facilities, core areas of study include Drawing, Painting, Print, Photography, Media Arts, Indigenous Art, and Spatial Practice, while a series of rotating courses offer advanced exploration of up-to-date issues in art. Senior students are allocated individual studio spaces where they have the freedom to experiment and develop their own artistic direction in an environment of expert technical support, creative guidance, and critical dialogue.

The Art History/Museum Studies major concentrates primarily on modern and contemporary art with an emphasis on Global, Canadian, and Indigenous art and culture. Through a combination of history, theory, and practical experience, students intern in regional public art galleries and museums to gain valuable, career-specific skills. In addition, a lively Visiting Speakers in the Arts program offers extensive exposure to leading practitioners in the field.

These programs prepare students to work as professional artists, art educators, for careers in museums and art galleries, the non-profit sector, or in private enterprise. Graduates of the program are well prepared to pursue further studies in art, art history, curatorial studies, media studies, architecture, design, art therapy, education, and related disciplines.

Students interested in pursuing a B.A. with an Art major should refer to the degree requirements listed under B.A. above.

1.Degree Requirements

a.Successful completion of 40 courses (120.0 credit hours) with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 (on the University of Lethbridge’s 4.0 scale).

b.A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 (on the University of Lethbridge’s 4.0 scale) in all Art, Art History, and Museum Studies courses.

c.Completion of four courses from each of List II: Social Sciences and List III: Sciences to fulfill the Liberal Education List Requirement (see School of Liberal Education, Liberal Education List Requirement).

d.At least 13 Art, Art History, and/or Museum Studies courses (39.0 credit hours) at the 3000/4000 level.

e.A maximum of five Independent Studies (15.0 credit hours) (see Academic Regulations, Exceeding Course Limits).

f.Not more than 10 courses may be taken at the 0100/1000 level for credit toward the degree. Activity courses and courses numbered in the range of 0520 to 0530 are exempted from this limit (see Academic Regulations, Exceeding Course Limits).

g.Residence requirement: 20 courses (60.0 credit hours), including a minimum of 12 offered by the Department of Art of which at least seven must be at the 3000/4000 level.

h.Completion of a minimum of 29 (87.0 credit hours) Art, Art History, and Museum Studies courses for Art Studio majors and a minimum of 25 (75.0 credit hours) Art, Art History, and Museum Studies courses for Art History/Museum Studies majors to a maximum of 32 courses in Art, Art History, and Museum Studies (see Academic Regulations, Exceeding Course Limits).

Required Art, Art History, and Museum Studies Courses

Art 2010 - Drawing Studio I

Art 3261 - Art NOW

Art 3262 - Art NOW

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:

Art 2060 - Media Arts (Digital Sketchbook)

Art 2061 - Media Arts (Video Sketchbook)

Students must choose either the Art Studio major or the Art History/Museum Studies major listed below:

1.Art Studio Major:

Art 4048 - Senior Studio I (6.0 credit hours)

Art 4049 - Senior Studio II (6.0 credit hours)

Art 4994 - Professional Practice for Artists

Art Studio: List I

Four of:

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

1Art 2015 - Art Studio (Series)

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 2350/Indigenous Studies 2350 - Indigenous Art Studio I

Art Studio: List II

Five of:

Art 3007 - Print Studio III

Art 3010 - Drawing Studio II

Art 3011 - Drawing Studio III

1Art 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

One of:

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:

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

Art Electives:

Four Elective Art, Art History, or Museum Studies courses (12.0 credit hours)

Three Elective Art or non-Art courses (9.0 credit hours)

1A student may complete multiple offerings of Art 2015 and/or Art 3015 to meet degree requirements.

2.Art History/Museum Studies Major:

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

Art History 4150 - Art History (Series)

Museum Studies 2900 - Introduction to Museum Studies

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

Museum Studies 4000 - Museum Studies Internship

One of:

Art History 3151 - Art History (Series)

Art History 3152 - Indigenous Art History (Series)

Required Cognates:

Indigenous Studies 2300 - North American Indigenous Art History and Theory

An Indigenous Studies elective

Art Electives

Seven Elective Art, Art History, or Museum Studies courses (21.0 credit hours) including a minimum of two (6.0 credit hours) at the 3000/4000 level

Five Elective Art or non-Art courses (15.0 credit hours)

Note: Good writing is central to Art History and Museum Studies, so Writing 1000 is highly recommended as an elective taken early in the degree.

3.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.

2.Honours Thesis’ Designation

Qualified students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts - Art program may elect to complete an Undergraduate Thesis course (6.0 credit hours). Students who complete all requirements and satisfy the academic standards required for the Undergraduate Thesis course are eligible to receive the ‘Honours Thesis’, designation on their official academic transcript and degree parchment.

The B.F.A. - Art Undergraduate Thesis courses are Art 4995 for Art Studio majors, and Art History 4995 or Museum Studies 4995 for Art History/Museum Studies majors. See Course Catalogue for details.

a.Prerequisites

Prospective ‘Honours Thesis’ candidates in the B.F.A. - Art must meet the prerequisites as indicated for Art 4995 for Art Studio majors and Art History 4995 or Museum Studies 4995 for Art History/Museum Studies majors. See Course Catalogue for details.

b.Supervisory Committee

For each prospective ‘Honours Thesis’ candidate, a Supervisory Committee will be established. The Supervisory Committee, approved by the Art Department will consist of the Thesis Supervisor from the Art Department and a minimum of one other member, who may be from outside the Art Department.

c.Initial Approval

1.The prospective student must present a Thesis Proposal to be approved by the Supervisory Committee prior to registration for the course.

2.The Supervisory Committee will establish at the outset the weighting of the studio (if applicable), written and oral components of the thesis, as well as the procedure for determining the final grade.

3.Subsequent changes to the approved Thesis Proposal must be approved by the Supervisory Committee.

4.The prospective student must submit an unofficial academic transcript for review by the Supervisory Committee.

5.Admission to the course is achieved through approval of the Supervisory Committee and the Art Department, endorsed by the Dean whose signature indicates that the necessary resources are available for the project.

6.The student must register for the Undergraduate Thesis course by the last day for course Add/Drop for the given fall/spring term or summer session.

d.Final Assessment

The final assessment for the Undergraduate Thesis is based on two criteria:

1.Studio and/or Written Component

The Undergraduate Thesis must be a sustained piece of supervised research demonstrating a superior level of artistic and/or academic ability on a matter approved by the Supervisory Committee prior to registration in the course.

The Thesis should be of high quality and made publicly available by the Art Department.

2.Oral Component

The student will be required to make a formal oral presentation demonstrating the ability to articulate clearly the nature of the project undertaken, the research methodology, and the results of the project. This component is a demonstration of the student’s competence in oral communication and not necessarily an oral defence of the Thesis, unless so specified by the Art Department.

3.Eligibility for ‘Honours Thesis’ Designation

Students are eligible to receive the ‘Honours Thesis’ designation on their official academic transcript and degree parchment only if they achieve a minimum grade of ‘B+’ (3.30 or higher) for the Undergraduate Thesis course, and have satisfactorily completed the required oral component. Students who achieve grades between ‘D’ and ‘B’, inclusively, and/or do not complete the oral component will retain credit for the equivalent of two courses (6.0 credit hours) but will not be eligible for the ‘Honours Thesis’ designation.

Inquiries about the ‘Honours Thesis’ option should be directed to the Art Department. Please refer to Academic Regulations, Honours Thesis Designation for more information on the ‘Honours Thesis’ designation.

Note: The ‘Honours Thesis’ designation is not available for Combined Degree programs, Post-Diploma programs or the B.F.A. - Art as a Second Degree.

c.B.F.A. - Dramatic Arts

The Department of Drama offers courses in various aspects of the discipline. Within the context of a liberal education, the Department provides opportunities for suitably qualified students to pursue a specialized or general degree in Dramatic Arts.

Students interested in pursuing a B.A. with a Dramatic Arts major should refer to the degree requirements listed under B.A..

1.Degree Requirements

a.Successful completion of 40 courses with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 (on the University of Lethbridge’s 4.0 scale).

b.A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 (on the University of Lethbridge’s 4.0 scale) in all Drama courses.

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

d.At least 13 Drama courses at the 3000/4000 level.

e.A maximum of five Independent Studies (15.0 credit hours) (see Academic Regulations, Exceeding Course Limits).

f.Not more than 10 courses may be taken at the 0100/1000 level for credit toward the degree. Activity courses and courses numbered in the range of 0520 to 0530 are exempted from this limit (see Academic Regulations, Exceeding Course Limits).

g.Residence requirement: 20 courses, including 12 in Drama of which at least seven must be at the 3000/4000 level.

h.Completion of a minimum of 27 Drama courses for Performance majors and a minimum of 24 Drama courses for Technical/Design majors (see Academic Regulations, Exceeding Course Limits).

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 2810 - Introduction to Stagecraft

Drama 3100 - Theatre in Performance

Drama 3130 - Canadian Theatre

Drama 3611 - Advanced Stagecraft I

Two of:

Cinema 3000 - Contemporary American Cinema

Cinema 3001 - Film Authorship

Cinema 3201 - Documentary Film Studies

Cinema 3202 - Film Noir and Crime Cinema

Cinema 3203 - Film Comedy

Cinema 3550/New Media 3550 - History of Animation

Drama 3150 - Theatre Studies (Series)

Drama 3151 - Play Reading and Analysis II

Drama 3160 - Dramaturgy

Drama 4150 - Theatre Studies (Series)

Drama 4211 - Theories of Theatre

English 3010 - Literary Theory

New Media 3560 - Popular Narrative

One of:

English 3201 - Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama

English 3602 - Shakespeare

English 3620 - Modern Drama

English 3660 - Contemporary Drama

Students initially choose one of two majors: Performance or Technical/Design. Students who intend to pursue the Performance major must successfully audition in their second year to continue in or transfer to the Performance major. Students who are unsuccessful or choose not to audition may pursue a Technical/Design major.

1.Performance Major:

Drama 2310 - Acting I

Drama 2420 - Directing I

Drama 2510 - Theatre for Young Audiences I

Drama 2740 - Devised Theatre I

Drama 3600 - Drama Portfolio II

Drama 4100 - Theatre in Professional Contexts

Drama 4600 - Drama Portfolio III

Completion of eleven courses in Drama, including all courses from two of the following three streams:

Acting

Drama 2320 - Voice I

Drama 2340 - Movement I

Drama 3310 - Acting II

Drama 3320 - Voice II

Drama 3342 - Movement II

Drama 4310 - Acting III

Theatre Creation

Drama 2750 - Playwriting I

Drama 3740 - Devised Theatre II

Drama 3750 - Playwriting II

Drama 3770 - Improvisation

Drama 4740 - Devised Theatre III

Directing

Drama 2825 - Introduction to Design for Theatre

Drama 3420 - Directing II

Drama 3765 - New Play Workshop

Drama 4211 - Theories of Theatre

Drama 4420 - Directing III

Three electives (9.0 credit hours) from any Faculty or School

2.Technical/Design Major:

Drama 2825 - Introduction to Design for Theatre

Drama 2827 - Visualization I

Drama 3827 - Visualization II

Drama 3870 - Technical and Design History A

Drama 3871 - Technical and Design History B

Drama 4000 - Creative Collaboration

Drama 4611 - Advanced Stagecraft II

Two of:

Drama 2310 - Acting I

Drama 2320 - Voice I

Drama 2340 - Movement I

Drama 2420 - Directing I

Drama 2510 - Theatre for Young Audiences I

Drama 2740 - Devised Theatre I

Drama 2750 - Playwriting I

Two of:

Drama 3832 - Technical Theatre Construction: Scenic

Drama 3833 - Technical Theatre Construction: Lighting

Drama 3834 - Technical Theatre Construction: Costume

Two of:

Drama 3846 - Design for Theatre: Scenic

Drama 3847 - Design for Theatre: Lighting

Drama 3848 - Design for Theatre: Costume

Two Drama elective (6.0 credit hours) at the 3000/4000 level

Six electives (18.0 credit hours) from any Faculty or School

3.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.

d.B.F.A. - Indigenous Art

The Bachelor of Fine Arts - Indigenous Art is offered by the Faculty of Fine Arts. Required courses in the program are offered by the Department of Art and the Department of Indigenous Studies. Students choose a major in Art Studio or Art History/Museum Studies, each with an Indigenous Art emphasis. The program is designed to integrate diverse areas of study within a liberal education model. Students thrive in an experiential learning and research environment that is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and academic excellence.

The Art Studio major emphasizes hands-on technical and creative innovation, interdisciplinarity, critical thought and community engagement, all intrinsic to contemporary art production. Supported by spacious and well-equipped facilities, core areas of study include Drawing, Painting, Print, Photography, Media Arts, Indigenous Art, and Spatial Practice, while a series of rotating courses offers advanced exploration of up-to-date issues in art. Senior students are allocated individual studio spaces where they have the freedom to experiment and develop their own artistic direction in an environment of expert technical support, creative guidance, and critical dialogue.

The Art History/Museum Studies major concentrates primarily on modern and contemporary art with an emphasis on Global, Canadian, and Indigenous art and culture. Through a combination of history, theory, and practical experience, students intern in regional public art galleries and museums to gain valuable, career-specific skills. In addition, a lively Visiting Speakers in the Arts Program offers extensive exposure to leading practitioners in the field.

These programs prepare students to work as professional artists, art educators, for careers in museums and art galleries the non-profit sector, or in private enterprise. Graduates of the program are also well prepared to pursue further studies in art, art history, Indigenous studies, curatorial studies, media studies, architecture, design, art therapy, education or related disciplines.

Students interested in pursuing a B.A. with an Art major or Indigenous Studies major should refer to the degree requirements listed under B.A. Art or Faculty of Arts and Science, Indigenous Studies (B.A.).

1.Degree Requirements

a.Successful completion of 40 courses (120.0 credit hours) with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 (on the University of Lethbridge’s 4.0 scale).

b.A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 in all Art, Art History, and Museum Studies courses.

c.Completion of four courses from each of List II: Social Sciences and List III: Sciences to fulfill the Liberal Education List Requirement (see School of Liberal Education, Liberal Education List Requirement).

d.At least 13 Art, Art History, and Museum Studies courses (39.0 credit hours) at the 3000/4000 level, and at least two Indigenous Studies courses at the 3000/4000 level.

e.A maximum of five Independent Studies (15.0 credit hours) (see Academic Regulations, Exceeding Course Limits).

f.Not more than 10 courses may be taken at the 0100/1000 level for credit toward the degree. Activity courses and courses numbered in the range of 0520 to 0530 are exempted from this limit (see Academic Regulations, Exceeding Course Limits).

g.Residence requirement: 20 courses (60.0 credit hours), including a minimum of 12 offered by the Department of Art of which at least seven must be at the 3000/4000 level and at least four courses offered by the Department of Indigenous Studies.

h.Completion of a minimum of 30 (90.0 credit hours) required courses for Art Studio majors, and a minimum of 18 (54.0 credit hours) required courses for Art History/Museum Studies majors (see Academic Regulations, Exceeding Course Limits).

Required Art, Art History, Museum Studies and Indigenous Studies Courses:

Art 2010 - Drawing Studio I

Art 2350/Indigenous Studies 2350 - Indigenous Art Studio I

One of:

Art 2060 - Media Arts (Digital Sketchbook)

Art 2061 - Media Arts (Video Sketchbook)

One of:

Art 3261 - Art NOW

Art 3262 - Art NOW

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 3240 - Canadian Art History to 1960

Art History 3152 - Indigenous Art History (Series)

Indigenous Studies 1000 - Introduction to Indigenous Studies I: Canadian Contexts

Indigenous Studies 2000 - Native American Philosophy

Indigenous Studies 2300 - North American Indigenous Art History and Theory

Indigenous Studies 2500 - Indigenous Histories of Canada

Indigenous Studies 3300 - Canadian Indigenous Art History and Theory

Students must choose either the Art Studio major or the Art History/Museum Studies major listed below:

1.Art Studio Major:

Art 3350/Indigenous Studies 3350 - Indigenous Art Studio II

Art 3355/Indigenous Studies 3355 - Landmarks

Art 4048 - Senior Studio I (6.0 credit hours)

Art 4049 - Senior Studio II (6.0 credit hours)

Art 4994 - Professional Practice for Artists

Art Studio: List I

Two of:

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

1Art 2015 - Art Studio (Series)

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

Four of:

Art 3007 - Print Studio III

Art 3010 - Drawing Studio II

Art 3011 - Drawing Studio III

1Art 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 History:

One of:

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

Art History 3270 - Global Art Since 1980

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

Art Elective:

One elective Art, Art History, or Museum Studies courses (3.0 credit hours)

Indigenous Studies Elective:

One elective Indigenous Studies course (3.0 credit hours)

Electives:

Two electives (6.0 credit hours) chosen from any Faculty or School

1A student may complete multiple offerings of Art 2015 and/or Art 3015 to meet degree requirements.

2.Art History/Museum Studies Major:

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

Art History 3220 - Art from 1945 to 1980

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

Art History 3270 - Global Art Since 1980

Art History 4150 - Art History (Series)

Museum Studies 2900 - Introduction to Museum Studies

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

Museum Studies 4000 - Museum Studies Internship

Art Electives:

Three elective Art, Art History, or Museum Studies courses (9.0 credit hours) at the 3000/4000 level

Indigenous Studies Electives:

Three Indigenous Studies courses including at least one at the 3000/4000 level

Electives:

Four electives (12.0 credit hours) chosen from any Faculty or School

2.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.B.F.A. - Multidisciplinary

The B.F.A. - Multidisciplinary degree is based upon a program of courses offered in the Departments of Art, Drama, Music, and New Media requiring students to do a major concentration in one area, as well as a selection of courses in a minimum of two of the other three areas.

This program emphasizes essential knowledge and skills in Art, Drama, Music, and New Media together with areas of studies offered in other Faculties/Schools. It provides excellent preparation for students wishing to pursue professions in fields related to Fine Arts such as dramatic arts therapy, arts administration, performance studies, journalism, musical theatre, recreation, applied theatre arts and technology, arts criticism, design, etc.

This program allows students to choose groups and combinations of courses from within or outside the Faculty of Fine Arts to support and complement the direction or focus they choose. Students accepted into this program must contact the Faculty of Fine Arts Advisor for guidance and information about various options available and the particular routes they decide to follow.

Program Planning Guides for sample programs are available from the Fine Arts Advising Office in W660.

1.Degree Requirements

a.Successful completion of 40 courses with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 (on the University of Lethbridge’s 4.0 scale).

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

c.A minimum of 10 courses (30.0 credit hours) at the 3000/4000 level in the Faculty of Fine Arts and/or other Faculties or Schools.

d.Residence requirement: 20 courses, including a minimum of 12 in the Faculty of Fine Arts and the last 10 taken for credit toward the degree.

e.Courses in Art, Art History, Cinema, Drama, Museum Studies, Music, Music Studio, and New Media as follows:

1.Minimum of 13 courses in a major area.

a.Art - If the major area is Art, required courses include: two of Art 2005, Art 2006, Art 2010, Art 2015, Art 2023, Art 2027, Art 2033, Art 2060, Art 2061, Art 2350/Indigenous Studies 2350; and one of Art History 1001 or Art History 1002.

b.Drama - If the major area is Drama, required courses include: Drama 1000, Drama 2100, Drama 2120 and Drama 2130.

c.Music - If the major area is Music, required courses include: Music 1160, Music 2080, Music 2161, Music 2260, and Music 2261.

d.New Media - If the major area is New Media, required courses include: New Media 1000, New Media 2005, and New Media 2150.

2.Minimum of six courses in a second area. For example, if Music is the major area, the second area must be Art, Drama, or New Media.

3.Minimum of three courses in a third area. For example, if the first area is Art and the second area is Drama, the third area must be Music or New Media.

Note: In the second and third areas, students may take any combination of courses, including Music Ensemble Activities, providing prerequisites are met.

f.Not more than 10 courses may be taken at the 0100/1000 level for credit toward the degree. Activity courses and courses numbered in the range of 0520 to 0530 are exempted from this limit (see Academic Regulations, Exceeding Course Limits).

f.B.F.A. - New Media

The rapid advancement and integration of digital and interactive technologies within our culture has radically changed the way we communicate and interact with each other. The B.F.A. - New Media degree was created to meet the present and future need for content creators capable of applying both linear and non-linear strategies to problem-solving situations. By combining traditional art, music, drama practices, theory, and criticism with digital and interactive media, the Department of New Media provides students with the skills, knowledge and experience essential for personal and professional excellence and growth in the field of New Media communication.

The combination of professional-level technology and in-depth, multidisciplinary artistic investigation makes this New Media program unique. As the industry shifts its focus from a primarily technical workforce to a more intellectually developed, technically diverse talent pool, graduates of the B.F.A. - New Media program will be ready to take on complex professional duties requiring high levels of maturity, intellect, and technical proficiency.

1.Degree Requirements

a.Completion of 40 courses (120.0 credit hours) with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 (on the University of Lethbridge’s 4.0 scale).

b.A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 (on the University of Lethbridge’s 4.0 scale) in all courses from the Department of New Media.

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

d.A minimum of 13 courses (39.0 credit hours) at the 3000/4000 level in Fine Arts (New Media, Cinema, Art, Art History, Drama, Fine Arts, Museum Studies, or Music).

e.A maximum of five Independent Studies (15.0 credit hours) (see Academic Regulations, Exceeding Course Limits).

f.Not more than 10 courses may be taken at the 0100/1000 level for credit toward the degree. Activity courses and courses numbered in the range of 0520 to 0530 are exempted from this limit (see Academic Regulations, Exceeding Course Limits).

g.Residence requirement: 20 courses, including a minimum of 12 from the Department of New Media of which at least seven must be at the 3000/4000 level.

h.Completion of the following courses:

Art 2033 - Spatial Practice I

New Media 1000 - Introduction to New Media

New Media 2005 - Design Fundamentals for New Media

New Media 2010 - Visual Communications for New Media

New Media 2030 - Digital Video Production

New Media 2150 - Memes, Influencers, and Digital Convergence

New Media 3030 - 3-D Computer Modelling and Animation

New Media 3150 - Seminar in New Media Studies

New Media 3380 - Programming for Artists

New Media 3420 - Narrative for New Media

New Media 3520 - Web Design and Development

New Media 3680 - Interaction Design

New Media 3900 - Portfolio and Professional Practice

One of:

New Media 3040 - Colour Theory and Digital Photo Manipulation

1New Media 3110/Cinema 3110 - Postproduction and Visual Effects

New Media 3310 - Game Design: Theory and Practice

New Media 3640 - Character Animation I

New Media 3700 - Event and Exhibition Design

New Media 3720 - The Dynamic Web

New Media 3810 - Expanded Cinema

New Media 3820 - Information Design

New Media 4420/Cinema 4420 - Screenwriting

New Media 4520 - Advanced Web Design

New Media 4820/Cinema 4820 - Writing for Comedy

New Media 4830 - Theory and Practice of Motion Capture

One of:

New Media 3250 - Media, Advertising, and Consumer Culture

New Media 3300 - Theory and Aesthetics of Digital Games

New Media 3550/Cinema 3550 - History of Animation

New Media 3560 - Popular Narrative

New Media 3650 - Modern Media, War and Propaganda

One of:

Art History 1001 - World Art Before 1400

Art History 1002 - World Art Since 1400

One New Media elective (3.0 credit hours) at the 3000/4000 level

Either:

New Media 4651 - Internship (12.0 credit hours)

New Media 4661 - Internship Project (3.0 credit hours)

OR

One of:

New Media 4690 - Advanced Studio (6.0 credit hours)

New Media 4995 - Undergraduate Thesis (6.0 credit hours)

Three New Media electives (9.0 credit hours) at the 3000/4000 level

Five additional courses from the Faculty of Fine Arts including at least two courses at the 3000/4000 level.

Five electives (15.0 credit hours) from any Faculty or School.

Notes

1Prerequisite required: Cinema 1000

Note: New Media 1010 and New Media 2000 may not be counted toward the requirements for a major in New Media but may be counted as electives.

i.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.

2.Honours Thesis’ Designation

Qualified students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts - New Media program may elect to complete an Undergraduate Thesis course (6.0 credit hours). Students who complete all requirements and satisfy the academic standards required for the Undergraduate Thesis course are eligible to receive the ‘Honours Thesis’ designation on their official academic transcript and degree parchment.

The B.F.A. - New Media Undergraduate Thesis course is New Media 4995. (See Course Catalogue for details.)

a.Prerequisites

Prospective ‘Honours Thesis’ candidates in the B.F.A. - New Media must meet the prerequisites as indicated for New Media 4995. (See Course Catalogue for details.)

b.Supervisory Committee

For each prospective ‘Honours Thesis’ candidate, a Supervisory Committee will be established. The Supervisory Committee, approved by the New Media Department will consist of the Thesis Supervisor from the New Media Department and a minimum of one other reader, who may be from outside the New Media Department.

c.Initial Approval

1.The prospective student must present a Thesis Proposal to be approved by the Supervisory Committee prior to registration for the course.

2.The Supervisory Committee will establish at the outset the weighting of the studio (if applicable), written and oral components of the Thesis, as well as the procedure for determining the final grade.

3.Subsequent changes to the approved Thesis Proposal must be approved by the Supervisory Committee.

4.The prospective student must submit an unofficial academic transcript for review by the Supervisory Committee.

5.Admission to the course is achieved through approval of the Supervisory Committee and the New Media Department, endorsed by the Dean whose signature indicates that the necessary resources are available for the project.

6.The student must register for the Undergraduate Thesis course by the last day for course Add/Drop for the given fall/spring term or summer session.

d.Final Assessment

The final assessment for the Undergraduate Thesis is based on two criteria:

1.Studio and/or Written Component

The Undergraduate Thesis must be a sustained piece of supervised research demonstrating a superior level of artistic and/or academic ability on a matter approved by the Supervisory Committee prior to registration in the course.

The Thesis should be of high quality and made publicly available by the New Media Department.

2.Oral Component

The student will be required to make a formal oral presentation demonstrating the ability to articulate clearly the nature of the project undertaken, the research methodology and the results of the project. This component is a demonstration of the student’s competence in oral communication and not necessarily an oral defence of the Thesis, unless so specified by the New Media Department.

e.Eligibility for ‘Honours Thesis’ Designation

Students are eligible to receive the ‘Honours Thesis’ designation on their official academic transcript and degree parchment only if they achieve a minimum grade of ‘B+’ (3.30 or higher) for the Undergraduate Thesis course, and have satisfactorily completed the required oral component. Students who achieve grades between ‘D’ and ‘B’, inclusive, and/or do not complete the oral component will retain credit for the equivalent of two courses (6.0 credit hours) but will not be eligible for the ‘Honours Thesis’ designation.

Inquiries about the ‘Honours Thesis’ option should be directed to the New Media Department. Please refer to Academic Regulations, Honours Thesis Designation for more information on the ‘Honours Thesis’ designation.

g.B.Mus.

The Department of Music offers courses within four basic subject areas: History and Literature; Theory and Composition; Applied Music Studies (Studio courses, Ensemble Activity courses, Conducting); and Digital Audio Arts. All Music courses are available to any student provided that he/she can comply with the prerequisites listed in the Course Catalogue of this Calendar. Entrance to the studio sequence is dependent upon the results of audition and is subject to the availability of instructors.

The B.Mus. with a major in Music is a general Music degree that provides students with a balanced curriculum of scholarly, theoretical and applied performance studies. The B.Mus. with a major in Digital Audio Arts integrates technology courses with the core curriculum of the general Bachelor of Music degree, but students may also draw from curricula in other disciplines. Students in both majors are encouraged to pursue their individual interests through electives and the Liberal Education List Requirement of the program.

Students intending to pursue a B.Mus. should note that courses in the subject area of theory and studio can be sequential in nature. Additionally, many theory and history courses core to the B.Mus. are currently offered only once per calendar year. Prospective B.Mus. candidates are advised to begin their theory studies in their first fall term at the University in order to permit the completion of the degree within a four-year period. Students will begin theory studies in either Music 1160 or Music 2260 depending on the results of an initial theory assessment. B.Mus. students with a major in Music should begin the studio sequence (Music Studio 2148) in their first term at the University.

Students interested in pursuing a B.A. with a Music major should refer to the degree requirements listed under B.A. Music.

1.Degree Requirements

a.Successful completion of 40 courses (120.0 credit hours) with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 (on the University of Lethbridge 4.0 scale).

b.A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 (on the University of Lethbridge 4.0 scale) in all Music and Music Studio courses.

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

d.A maximum of five Independent Studies (15.0 credit hours) (see Academic Regulations, Exceeding Course Limits).

e.Not more than 10 courses may be taken at the 0100/1000 level for credit toward the degree. Activity courses, including ensembles, and courses numbered in the range of 0520 to 0530 are exempted from this limit (see Academic Regulations, Exceeding Course Limits).

f.Residence requirement: 20 courses, including a minimum of 12 in Music and/or Music Studio of which at least seven must be at the 3000/4000 level.

g.Completion of a minimum of 30 Music, Music Studio and/or Music Ensemble Activity courses (90.0 credit hours).

Required Music Courses

History

Music 2080 - Western Art Music

Music 2090 - The Eighteenth Century

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

1Music 2161 - Musicianship Skills I

1Music 2261 - Musicianship Skills II

1Music 3361 - Musicianship Skills III

1Music 3461 - Musicianship Skills IV

Students must choose either the Music major or the Digital Audio Arts major listed below:

1.Music Major:

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

Music Studio 4748 - Studio VII - Instrument

Music Studio 4848 - Studio VIII - Instrument

History

Music 3090 - The Medieval Era to the Early Baroque

Music 3480 - The Nineteenth Century

Music 3580 - The Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries

Music Electives

Music 3000 - Seminar in Music (Series)

Seven of (21.0 credit hours):

2Music 3000 - Seminar in Music (Series)

Music 3080 - Popular Music History (Series)

Music 3149 - Composition I

Music 3249 - Composition II

Music 3500 - Conducting I

Music 3511 - Counterpoint

Music 3560 - Musicians' Health and Health Research

Music 3600 - Conducting II

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 3730 - Tonmeister: Classical Music Recording

Music 3734 - Portfolio and Music Industry

Music 3738 - Music Education Technologies

Music 3871 - Opera Workshop I

Music 4080 - Music After 1945

Music 4636 - Music Design for Film and Digital Media

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

Music 4721 - Canadian Music

Music 4871 - Opera Workshop II

Up to two Music Ensemble Activity courses (1.5 credit hours each)

One 3000/4000-level Music Independent Study approved by the Department of Music

Music Ensemble Activities

Six Music Ensemble Activity courses (1.5 credit hours each)

Electives

Two courses from any Faculty or School

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,
Music Ensemble Activity 3450,
Music Ensemble Activity 3451,
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)

Studio composition

Any of:

Collaborative Piano/Guitar
Contemporary and Electroacoustics Ensemble
Jazz Ensemble
Percussion Ensemble
University Singers
Wind Orchestra
Women’s Chorus
(or through Independent Study by permission of the Department of Music)

2.Digital Audio Arts Major:

Applied

Music 2181 - Acoustics

Music 2510 - Introduction to Digital Audio

Music 2550 - Modern Studio Recording Techniques

Music 3570 - Nonlinear Music and Audio for Games

Music 3605 - Introduction to Audio Software Programming

Music 3670 - Audio Synthesis

Music 3734 - Portfolio and Music Industry

Music 3735 - Electronics for Music Applications

Music 4749 - Applied Research in Digital Audio Arts I

Music 4849 - Applied Research in Digital Audio Arts II

History

Music 3580 - The Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries

Music 4080 - Music After 1945

One of (3.0 credit hours):

Music 3090 - The Medieval Era to the Early Baroque

Music 3480 - The Nineteenth Century

Music Ensemble Activities

Two Music Ensemble Activity courses (1.5 credit hours each)

Digital Audio Arts Electives

Eight courses (24.0 credit hours) chosen from the following:

Music 2149 - Second-Study Studio I (1.5 credit hours)

Music 2249 - Second-Study Studio II (1.5 credit hours)

2Music 3000 - Seminar in Music (Series)

Music 3080 - Popular Music History (Series)

Music 3090 - The Medieval Era to the Early Baroque (if not chosen to meet the History requirement)

Music 3149 - Composition I

Music 3249 - Composition II

Music 3480 - The Nineteenth Century (if not chosen to meet the History requirement)

Music 3511 - Counterpoint

Music 3560 - Musicians' Health and Health Research

Music 3612 - Interactive Music Performance and Production

Music 3630 - Traditional Studio Recording Techniques

Music 3650 - Location Recording and Production

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

Music 3721 - World Music

Music 3730 - Tonmeister: Classical Music Recording

Music 3738 - Music Education Technologies

Music 3850 - Topics in Music (with approval of the Music Department)

Music 4632 - Programming for Music Applications

Music 4633 - Music Software Design

Music 4636 - Music Design for Film and Digital Media

Music 4637 - Immersive Audio

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

Music 4850 - Topics in Music (with approval of the Music Department)

Music Ensemble Activity 3352 - Contemporary and Electroacoustics Ensemble I (1.5 credit hours)

Music Ensemble Activity 3452 - Contemporary and Electroacoustics Ensemble II (1.5 credit hours)

Music Ensemble Activity 4352 - Contemporary and Electroacoustics Ensemble III (1.5 credit hours)

Music Ensemble Activity 4452 - Contemporary and Electroacoustics Ensemble IV (1.5 credit hours)

Electives

Two courses from any Faculty or School

Notes

11.5 credit hours

2Students may complete multiple offerings of Music 3000 to meet the Music elective requirement.

h.Concentrations

Students completing the Music major may opt to further specialize in one of four areas by completing one of the following concentrations. Concentrations are optional. Concentrations are comprised primarily of subsets of the Music electives. In some cases students may need to utilize one or both of the two courses from any Faculty or School to meet the minimum requirements of the optional concentration. Courses used to meet the concentration may not be counted again outside of the seven electives and/or two electives from any Faculty or School. The completed concentration will be acknowledged on the official academic transcript.

History/Theory/Composition Concentration (optional)

Required Courses:

Five of:

Music 3000 - Seminar in Music (Series)

Music 3080 - Popular Music History (Series)

Music 3149 - Composition I

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

Music 3721 - World Music

Music 4080 - Music After 1945

Music 4636 - Music Design for Film and Digital Media

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

Music 4721 - Canadian Music

Music 2500 - Introduction to Music Technology OR Music 2510 - Introduction to Digital Audio

One 3000/4000-level Music Independent Study approved by the Department of Music

Music Education Concentration (optional)

Required Courses:

Music 3500 - Conducting I

Music 3600 - Conducting II

Music 3738 - Music Education Technologies

Two of:

1Education 3875 - Brass and Percussion Methods

1Education 3876 - Woodwind and String Methods

1Education 3877 - Vocal and Classroom Instruments Methods

One 3000/4000-level Music Independent Study approved by the Department of Music

Performance - Instrumental Concentration (optional)

Required Courses:

Five of:

Music 3500 - Conducting I

Music 3560 - Musicians' Health and Health Research

Music 3600 - Conducting II

Music 3730 - Tonmeister: Classical Music Recording

Two 4000-level Music Ensemble Activities in the Studio instrument (1.5 credit hours each)

1Two additional Music Ensemble Activities (1.5 credits each)

One 3000/4000-level Music Independent Study approved by the Department of Music

Performance - Vocal Concentration (optional)

Required Courses:

Music 3871 - Opera Workshop I

Music 4871 - Opera Workshop II

Music Ensemble Activity 4550 - University Singers VII AND Music Ensemble Activity 4551 - University Singers VIII (1.5 credit hours each)

Two of:

Music 3500 - Conducting I

Music 3730 - Tonmeister: Classical Music Recording

Music 3738 - Music Education Technologies

1Music Ensemble Activity 3870 - Chamber Music I AND Music Ensemble Activity 3871 - Chamber Music II (1.5 credit hours each)

Notes

1Students choosing these courses will need to include them in the two open electives.

i.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.

2.Studio Audition Procedure

Studio Course instruction is available in piano, voice, strings, guitar, woodwinds, brass, percussion and composition.

Fall Term: Instrumental and vocal auditions for the fall term are held in February, March and May. Although a live audition is highly preferred, it is possible to submit an audition video to SlideRoom (ulethbridge.slideroom.com) by the deadline of June 15.

Spring (January) Term: Instrumental and vocal auditions are held within the last two weeks of November only if space is available. Although a live audition is highly preferred, it is possible to submit an audition video to SlideRoom (ulethbridge.slideroom.com) by the deadline of November 15.

Note: Some entrance scholarships are available based on live auditions and completing the appropriate scholarship application form by the deadline (Early entrance - March 1; others - June 1).

Audition dates and more audition information:

www.ulethbridge.ca/fine-arts/student-support/admissions/music-additional-requirements

Audition application:

www.ulethbridge.ca/fine-arts/student-support/admissions/music-additional-requirements/studio-audition-application-form

Instrumental and vocal auditions must be accompanied unless the piece is written as an unaccompanied solo. Applicants are encouraged to supply the accompanist. If that is not possible, please call 403-329-2495 at least two weeks prior to the scheduled audition.

Students who wish an emphasis in composition must:

a.Successfully complete an instrumental or vocal audition at the entry level for Music Studio 2148 - Studio I - Instrument; and

b.Successfully complete a composition audition.

Requests for a specific studio instructor should be made at the time of the audition. Every effort will be made to accommodate the request, but final assignment of instructors rests with the Department of Music.

Late auditions will be granted under extenuating circumstances, but admission to Studio courses is not guaranteed after the audition deadline.

Once enrolled in Studio, students must achieve a minimum grade of ‘C’ in order to be eligible for the subsequent course in their Studio sequence (Studio II-VIII). Should a grade below ‘C’ be earned, advancement to the next Studio will be based upon the results of a mandatory audition.

Studio courses may not be repeated for the purposes of grade replacement except in the case where a student has previously earned an ‘F’ (an audition for re-entry to the Studio sequence is required).

Students who withdraw from a Studio course or have not registered in a Studio course for one or more consecutive terms are required to audition for re-entry to the studio sequence.

Practice facilities are available to Studio course registrants. Detailed information concerning audition requirements and Studio course procedures may be obtained from the Department of Music.

3.Additional Information

Ensemble Activities include the University Singers, Women's Chorus and Vox Musica choral ensembles; the University Wind Orchestra; Collaborative Piano/Guitar; Orchestra; Jazz Ensemble; Percussion Ensemble; Electroacoustic Ensemble; Chamber Ensembles; and Collegium Musicum. Ensemble Activity courses carry a 1.5 credit hour weight (one-half course credit). Ensemble Activity courses may be taken for credit by any student but are also available to all qualified students on a non-credit basis. In addition to the six required Ensemble Activity courses listed in the degree requirements, B.Mus. degree students may credit a maximum of four Ensemble Activity courses (6.0 credit hours) toward their degree (see Academic Regulations, Exceeding Course Limits).

The Department of Music presents numerous recitals for the general public including Ensemble concerts and numerous other musical events and lectures. Contact the University Theatre Box Office or the Department of Music for further details.

h.Post-Diploma Degree Program (Admission after a Two-Year Diploma)

A minimum of 20 courses (60.0 credit hours), at least 12 of which are in the discipline: Art, Art History, and Museum Studies for the B.F.A. - Art; Drama for the B.F.A. - Dramatic Arts; or Music and Music Studio for the B.Mus. A GPA of at least 2.00 must be maintained at all times.

1.Program Requirements

a.A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 (on the University of Lethbridge 4.0 scale) in all courses in the Fine Arts discipline.

b.Completion of the Liberal Education List Requirement. Courses from the Diploma may be used toward this requirement. Contact an academic advisor in the Faculty of Fine Arts for detailed information (see School of Liberal Education, Liberal Education List Requirement).

c.A minimum of 10 courses at or above the 3000 level.

d.Not more than three Independent Study courses may be taken for credit toward the degree (see Academic Regulations, Exceeding Course Limits).

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

f.Residence requirement: 20 courses.

2.Course Requirements

All current specified course requirements for the B.F.A. or B.Mus. will apply. Courses from the diploma program may apply. Depending on the content of the diploma presented, students will be required to complete a 20-course subset of the courses required for the four-year degree program. These courses are referenced below:

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

b.Required Drama Courses

c.Required Music Courses

i.Post-Diploma Degree Program (Admission after a Three-Year Diploma)

A minimum of 15 courses (45.0 credit hours), at least eight of which are in the discipline: Art, Art History, and Museum Studies for the B.F.A. - Art; Drama for the B.F.A. - Dramatic Arts; or Music and Music Studio for the B.Mus. A GPA of at least 2.00 must be maintained at all times.

1.Program Requirements

a.A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 (on the University of Lethbridge 4.0 scale) in all courses in the Fine Arts discipline.

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

1.Two courses from each of List II - Social Science Courses and List III - Science Courses.

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

c.A minimum of eight courses at or above the 3000 level.

d.Not more than three Independent Study courses may be taken for credit toward the degree (see Academic Regulations, Exceeding Course Limits).

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

f.Residence requirement: 15 courses.

2.Course Requirements

All current specified course requirements for the B.F.A. or B.Mus. will apply. Courses from the diploma program may apply. Depending on the content of the diploma presented, students will be required to complete a 15-course subset of the courses required for the four-year degree program. These courses are referenced below:

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

b.Required Drama Courses

c.Required Music Courses

j.Post-Diploma B.F.A. - Multidisciplinary Degree Program (Admission after a Two- or Three-Year Diploma)

A minimum of 20 courses, at least 12 of which are in the disciplines: Art, Art History, Cinema, Drama, Museum Studies, Music, Music Studio, or New Media. A GPA of at least 2.00 (on the University of Lethbridge 4.0 scale) must be maintained at all times.

1.Program Requirements

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

1.Two courses from each of List II - Social Science Courses and List III - Science Courses.

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

b.A minimum of 10 courses at or above the 3000 level. Courses from the diploma may be used toward the requirement.

c.Not more than three Independent Study courses may be taken for credit toward the degree (see Academic Regulations, Exceeding Course Limits).

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

e.Residence requirement: 20 courses.

2.Course Requirements

All current specified course requirements for the B.F.A. - Multidisciplinary will apply. Courses from the diploma program may apply. Depending on the content of the diploma presented, students will be required to complete a 20-course subset of the courses required for the four-year degree program. These courses are referenced below:

See B.F.A. - Multidisciplinary, Degree Requirements.

Note: Students must select, as their major area, the discipline that corresponds to their diploma. For example, if a student completed a diploma in Music, then Music must be the major area for the Post-Diploma B.F.A. - Multidisciplinary.

k.BASc.

See Faculty of Arts and Science, Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc.).

l.B.F.A. - Art/B.Ed.

See Combined Degrees, Bachelor of Fine Arts - Art/Bachelor of Education.

m.B.F.A. - Dramatic Arts/B.Ed.

See Combined Degrees, Bachelor of Fine Arts - Dramatic Arts/Bachelor of Education.

n.B.F.A. - New Media/B.Ed.

See Combined Degrees, Bachelor of Fine Arts - New Media/Bachelor of Education.

o.B.Mus./B.Ed.

See Combined Degrees, Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Education.

p.Post-Diploma B.F.A. - Art/B.Ed.

See Combined Degrees, Post-Diploma Combined Degrees Programs in Fine Arts and Education.

q.Post-Diploma B.F.A. - Dramatic Arts/B.Ed.

See Combined Degrees, Post-Diploma Combined Degrees Programs in Fine Arts and Education.

r.Post-Diploma B.Mus./B.Ed.

See Combined Degrees, Post-Diploma Combined Degrees Programs in Fine Arts and Education.

s.B.F.A. - New Media/B.Mgt.

See Combined Degrees, Bachelor of Fine Arts - New Media/Bachelor of Management.

t.B.F.A. - New Media/B.Sc. (Computer Science)

See Combined Degrees, Bachelor of Fine Arts - New Media/Bachelor of Science (Computer Science).

u.B.A. After an Approved Degree

See Faculty of Arts and Science, B.A., B.Sc. or BASc. After an Approved Degree.

v.B.F.A. or B.Mus. After an Approved Degree

The Faculty of Fine Arts offer the Bachelor of Fine Arts - Art, Bachelor of Fine Arts - Dramatic Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts - Indigenous Art, Bachelor of Fine Arts - Multidisciplinary, Bachelor of Fine Arts - New Media, and Bachelor of Music degree programs to holders of previous undergraduate degrees. This program is primarily of interest to degree-holders wishing to pursue an entirely different field of study to enhance or change their career focus and to international students seeking North American credentials.

Requirements:

A student may complete the B.F.A. or B.Mus. after an approved degree by meeting the following requirements:

1.Residence requirement: All courses in the second degree program must be completed at the University of Lethbridge.

2.Approval: The entire program must be approved in advance by the Dean.

3.Total program: A minimum of 20 courses after admission to the second degree program.

4.Academic standards: A cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 (on the University of Lethbridge 4.0 scale) in the Fine Arts discipline(s), and an overall cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 must be maintained at all times.

5.Liberal Education List Requirement: Six courses, two from each of List I, List II, and List III (see School of Liberal Education, Liberal Education List Requirement). Courses earned towards a previous degree may be used to meet this requirement.

6.Course Level: A minimum of 10 courses at or above the 3000 level.

7.Independent Study: Not more than three Independent Study courses may be taken for credit toward the degree.

8.Fine Arts Course Requirements:

a.A minimum of 15 courses in the Fine Arts discipline.

b.All current required courses, including electives, in the Fine Arts discipline must be completed.

c.Credit earned towards a previous degree may be used to determine the requirements for the second bachelor’s degree.

Note: The length of a second degree program may vary due to the sequencing of required courses in the chosen Fine Arts discipline.