University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Bachelor of Fine Arts
**Academic Requirement at Undergraduate level for students with British Qualifications stay the same regardless of the Student's country of residence.
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The University of Manitoba rewards the academic achievements of International Students through entrance scholarships for international high school graduates as well as scholarships and awards for current undergraduate and graduate international students. In addition to these scholarships, the UM has established a bursary program designed to assist international students with financial need meet the cost of tuition and living expenses.
Students at the School of Art receive instruction in functional pottery, ceramic sculpture, and installation, with attention paid to ceramic history, contemporary issues, and current discourse. Students learn wheel throwing, hand building, mold making and slip casting, clay and glaze chemistry, and kiln building, along with firing in electric, gas, soda, and wood kilns.
Drawing enhances the ability to see the visual world with heightened insight and awareness. In basic to advanced drawing courses, students integrate observation and perception with concepts and imagination. Students develop an ability to focus, increase visual sensitivity, and use drawing skills to the best expression of their imagination.
Students explore fantasy, metaphor and impressions, especially involving the body. Processes and techniques vary with intuitive and spontaneous expression, psychological responses, and carefully planned or interdisciplinary approaches.
Aesthetics, theory, and the formal language of art address historical and contemporary cultural issues. Individual and group critiques foster creative development, while constructing and deconstructing forms and meanings are basic in creative practice and current art discourse.
In a context of information growth and technology, Graphic Design functions at the crossroads of creativity, communication and business. Its traditions of typography and visual metaphor date back hundreds of years, while digital technology and the exponential growth of the internet open new possibilities in communication networks and interface design. Innovative creative syntheses and perceptive interpretations are encouraged in use of traditional and new media.
Topics incorporated into the study of graphic design may include semiotics, Gestalt psychology, digital technology, Web design, visual hierarchy, corporate design, marketing, typography, illustration, and structural explorations. Design that is effective, ethical, and appropriate to the context is a general objective.
The School of Art provides multi-station computer labs and industry standard software. Learning situations enhance awareness of professionalism in design studios, pre-press houses, and printing facilities. On campus there are links with other faculties for related disciplines such as fashion design or interior and environmental design.
In spacious studios, students are introduced to and encouraged to explore both traditional methods and contemporary approaches to painting. Teaching methods involve classroom and tutorial approaches with considerable one-on-one interaction.
Media such as oil, acrylic, wax or water-based paint as well as digital and other electronic media may be incorporated into assignments and projects. As well, assemblage and installation projects may incorporate wood, metal, resins, and other materials.
Aesthetic theory and criticism form a basis for creative thinking and problem-solving, as personal, expressive, and conceptual concerns are related to historical and contemporary perspectives. Formal language, degrees of abstraction, colour theory, and professional practice are among the special knowledge and skills taught.
Photography has been offered at the School of Art since 1974, supporting the medium's emergence as a major mode of artist expression in the 21st century.
Our studios and darkrooms are well equipped for both traditional and contemporary approaches, including work with new digital technologies. Basic technical instruction involves exploring the components of a camera, film developing, and darkroom experience with black and white and colour printing.
Personal imagery and directions are explored through critiques and one-on-one study. Advanced courses specifically encourage individual projects, complemented by the study of significant historical and contemporary photographers.
In Print Media students explore both traditional and experimental processes involving intaglio, lithography, relief, and silkscreen. Contemporary print media has become an eclectic medium involving a wide variety of sources and approaches.
Intaglio includes traditional drawing-based methods such as line etching, aquatint, softgrounds, and collographs, along with newer techniques such as photo-etching, multiple plate prints and mixed-media combinations. Lithography involves work on stone and aluminum plates with crayon and tusche drawing techniques, as well as photocopy transfers and computer-generated images. Relief prints are made from woodblock and linoleum cuts, while screen printing involves hand-made, drawn, photographic, and digital media stencils. Western, Oriental, and hand-made papers and other materials extend the expressive possibilities. Development of personal imagery, themes, and individualized methods is encouraged.
Sculpture students research historical and contemporary issues, merging aesthetic principles with technical expertise as they establish awareness of their art in specific societal contexts. Traditions and innovations are interpreted with a new vocabulary for both the physical and conceptual aspects of three-dimensional expression.
Figurative and non-figurative projects involve various approaches with wood, plaster, clay, metal, resins and fibreglass. Additive, reductive and other methods include modelling, carving, casting, welding, joining and assemblage, as well as process and time-based media. Individual explorations and collaborative experimentations include environmental scale works with site implications, interactive or performance pieces with props and structures, and outdoor events involving dramatic processes.
Video is a platform for the convergence of technology and culture, drawing on principles of visual art media such as sculpture, drawing, and painting, as well as those of the literary and performing arts. The nature of aesthetic issues is examined, with space and composition changing over time. When art is merged with technologies, students hold the raw materials for participation in a contemporary art environment.
Students in School of Art video courses may focus on individual and collaborative video or audio works that stand alone or become integrated in multi-media explorations, installations, interactive CD-ROMs, or internet and Web based productions. Topics range from scripting and story boarding to directing and producing, evolving with attention to talent, crew, and location. Conventional and non-conventional methods and materials may be used.
With access to the production studio and digital video cameras, students learn lighting, audio recording (field and studio), and editing techniques. There are possibilities for tape-to-tape and non-linear editing, as well as DVD authoring. Computer workstations provide for video editing, compositing, digital painting, and 3-D modelling and animation, as well as traditional cell and stop-motion approaches to animation.
All first year students are required to take Intro to Art 1 and 2. These courses examine, in a chronological order, the development of art worldwide from the prehistoric period to the present. Students will learn about artists, art movements, directions, styles, and social contexts. Cultural comparisons, aesthetics, theory, criticism, and research methodologies are also fundamental concerns. Students also have the option to take an introductory course specifically devoted to Asian art which focuses on the manner in which religion and political ideologies impact art in India, China and Japan.
Second year courses offer concentration in specific areas such as the Medieval to Renaissance era, the Renaissance to the Baroque, the Modern to the Contemporary as well as courses that have a single focal area such as Women and Art or an Introduction to Aboriginal Art.
THIRD & FOURTH YEAR
During the third year, students will take courses that offer a more defined curriculum related to one artistic movement or era. Students will explore further concepts of art and theory in Contemporary Art, Canadian Art History, Bauhaus, Art in New Media, History of Photography, History of Ceramics, Islamic Art, and Curatorial Studies, of Special Topics courses that focus on Prairie Modernism, the Origins of Modernism, and German Art between the Wars. The Special Topics courses allow flexibility in core subject areas, while allowing a rotation of new courses addressing faculty and student interests in current issues and new approaches to the discipline of art history. In the fourth year, students will take at least one seminar course with recent offerings including Contemporary Indigenous Art, and Manitoba Modernism. The seminar courses focus on student-driven discussions, seminar presentations, and developing critical research skills in the discipline of art history.
The University of Manitoba (U of M or UM) is a public research university in Manitoba, Canada. Its main campus is located in the Fort Garry neighbourhood of southern Winnipeg with other campuses throughout the city. Founded in 1877, it is Western Canada's first university. The university maintains a reputation as a top research-intensive post-secondary educational institution and conducts more research annually than any other university in the region.
It is the largest university both by total student enrollment and campus area in the province of Manitoba, and the 17th-largest in all of Canada. The campus boasts dozens of faculties including the first medical school in Western Canada, and hundreds of degree programs. It is a member of the U15 and of Universities Canada while its global affiliations include the International Association of Universities and the Association of Commonwealth Universities. Its increased global outreach has resulted in one of the most internationally diverse student bodies in Canada, while its competitive academic and research programs have consistently ranked among the top in the Canadian Prairies.
The University of Manitoba has three main locations: the Bannatyne Campus, the Fort Garry Campus and the William Norrie Centre.
The downtown Bannatyne campus of the university comprises a complex of ten buildings west of the Health Sciences Centre between McDermot Avenue and William Avenue in central Winnipeg. This complex houses the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, including the Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry, the Max Rady College of Medicine, the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, and the School of Dental Hygiene. The College of Pharmacy moved from Fort Garry to the Bannatyne campus on October 16, 2008 with the opening of the 95,000 sq ft (8,800 m2) Apotex Centre. The Brodie Centre is known as the "flagship" which connects all three faculties as well as the Neil John MacLean Health Sciences Library and the Joe Doupe Fitness Centre. It is at 727 McDermot Avenue. The remaining unit of the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, the College of Nursing, will remain on the Fort Garry campus until additional facilities can be built at Bannatyne.
The main Fort Garry campus (on the Red River in south Winnipeg) comprises over 60 teaching and research buildings of the University and sits on 274 hectares (680 acres) of land. In addition, Smartpark is the location of seven buildings leased to research and development organizations involving university-industry partnerships. The address is 66 Chancellors Circle.
The William Norrie Centre on Selkirk Avenue is the campus for social work education for inner-city residents.
The university operates agricultural research stations near Glenlea and Carman, Manitoba. The Ian N. Morrison Research Farm near Carman is a 406 acres (164 ha) facility 70 km (43 mi) from Winnipeg, while the Glenlea facility is approximately 1,000 acres (405 ha) and is 20 km (12 mi) from Winnipeg.
Thirty-three of the buildings on the Fort Garry campus of the University of Manitoba are used for teaching. Four of these are colleges: St. John's College, St. Paul's College, St. Andrew's College, and University College. The remaining buildings contain laboratories, administrative and service offices, residences, or are the property of research agencies.