Bachelor Of Fine Arts: Programme Structure

Course Overview

A minimum of 90 credit hours is required for the BFA degree, including 54 credits obtained for courses in Creative Arts disciplines (equivalent to a ‘Special’ in other disciplines).

Level I

Major Requirements

History, Theory and Criticism

1. HUMN1001 Critical Foundations in the Arts

2-3. And one (1) course each from two (2) of the following Creative Arts disciplines:
 

Dance

DANC1301 Introduction to Dance
 

Theatre

THEA1000 Introduction to Theatre
 

Moving Picture Arts

FILM1000 Introduction to Film
 

Faculty Requirements

4. FOUN1001 English for Academic Purposes

5. Either FOUN1002 Language: Argument OR

FOUN1003 Rhetoric I: The Writing Process

6. One (1) Level I elective from within the Faculty, but outside of this Major

7. One (1) Beginners’ Foreign Language course* OR Level I elective from within the Faculty, but outside of this Major

8-10. Three (3) Level I electives from any Faculty

*See Foreign Language requirement on p. 22 for more details



Level II

Major Requirements

History, Theory and Criticism

1. Either FILM2010 History and Theory of Cinematic Forms OR THEA2002 History and Theory of Performing Arts

2-7. Students must complete a minimum of eighteen (18) credits (6 courses) from other Level II courses in Creative Arts:
 

Dance

DANC2301 Dance Technique (6 credits)

DANC2303 Modern Dance

 

Theatre

THEA2210 Acting for Stage and Screen (6 credits) THEA2203 Production and Stagecraft
 

Moving Picture Arts

FILM2000 Caribbean Film

FILM2110 Production Tools

FILM2115 Cinematography

FILM2103 Documentary

FILM2104 Production Management Writing

FILM2801 Fundamentals of Story and Narration

FILM2802 Writing for Stage and Screen
 

Faculty Requirements

8. FOUN1210 Science, Medicine and Technology in Society

9. FOUN1301 Law, Governance, Economy and Society in the Caribbean

10. One (1) Level II elective from any Faculty


 

Level III

Major Requirements

1-2. HUMN3001 Aesthetics, Theory and Criticism (6 credits)

3-7. Students must complete a minimum of fifteen (15) credits (5 courses) from other Level III courses in Creative Arts:

Dance

DANC3301 Choreography

DANC3302 Dance Education

DANC3303 Dance Ensemble (6 credits)
 

Theatre

THEA3202 Directing Performance

THEA3210 Theatre Ensemble (6 credits)

THEA3206 Musical Theatre
 

Moving Picture Arts

FILM3105 Directing

FILM3102 Post-Production Editing and Sound

FILM3115 Digital Media Workshop (6 credits)
 

Writing

FILM3801 Playwriting

HUMN3900 Internship
 

Faculty Requirements

8-9. HUMN3901 Capstone/Thesis Project (6 credits)

10. One (1) Level III elective from any Faculty


For more information, please visit the Faculty Handbook .

The Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination
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