Bachelor of Fine Arts Credit Requirements

Credit Requirements

You must complete at least 120 credits, which break down into a minimum at the upper level, within your major, etc. That breakdown depends on what specialization(s) you’re completing: major, major + minor, honours, etc.

I am completing: Major Major+Minor Double Major Honours
Total Credits 120 120 1201,2 120

Out of the 120 minimum credits I must complete, how many must be at the upper-level?

I am completing: Major Major+Minor Double Major Honours
Credits at 300- or 400-level 48 483 602 54

Out of the 120 credits, how many do I have to complete within my major/specialization?

I am completing: Major Major+Minor Double Major Honours
Total in my major, including upper level 424 42 in major, 30 in minor3 42 in each major2 605
Out of my total, how many at the upper level? 304,6 30 in major, 18 in minor 30 in each major2 485

Out of the 120 credits, how many must be outside my major/specialization?

I am completing: Major Major+Minor Double Major Honours
Credits outside my program 604 243 242 48

Notes

1Students who wish to complete a BA major or minor as part of their BFA may do so. If the desired program is not available under the BFA contact Arts Advising to have the program declared. Students with a double major in Creative Writing and another subject within the BA program will graduate with a BFA.

2 double major in Visual Arts and Theatre requires a total of 69 credits in each major with 42 at the upper-level. 84 credits in total are required at the upper-level in your degree and 18 credits are required outside of the majors, with a total of 156 credits for the BFA.

3 major+minor consisting of Visual Arts and Theatre requires a total of 69 credits in the major with 42 at the upper-level. 60 credits in total are required at the upper-level in your degree and 21 credits are required outside of the major and minor.

4 BFA major in Visual Arts or Theatre requires a total of 69 credits in the major with 42 at the upper-level. 48 credits are required outside of the major.

5 BFA honours in Visual Arts requires a total of 81 credits in the honours with 54 at the upper-level.

6 BFA major in Creative Writing requires 36 upper-level credits.