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Winter 2009

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VISUAL ARTS

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts and the Built Environment (VABE)*

*NOTE: Will not be implemented until Fall 2009.

Students enrolled in the program may be eligible to apply to the fourth year of the architecture program at the Universityof Detroit Mercy (UDM), following completion of their third year in the VABE program. Students admitted to the fourth year of the UDM program would graduate with a General BA in Visual Arts from the University of Windsor. Students who continue to the fourth year of the Windsor program would graduate with a BFA in Visual Arts and the Built Environment. Students who successfully complete the fourth year of the UDM architecture program can graduate with a B.Sc. in Architecture or be eligible for admission to UDM’s professional program in Architecture (M.Arch.).
    Total courses: forty-two

    Major requirements:

    School of Visual Arts
    (a) 27-105, 27-106, 27-107, 27-108, 27-203; one of 27-383 or 27-384;
    (b) 27-480 (2 credits), 27-481 (2 credits), and 27-491
    (c) Structural Behaviour [new course to be developed], Green Corridor 27-385
    (d) two additional 300-level studio courses in the same subject area
    (e) plus 28-150, 28-214, 28-215, 28-391, 28-456 Proseminar (Architectural Theory)
    (f) two other Art History courses, one of which has to be at the 400-level
    (g) a successful VABE portfolio evaluation.*

    School of Architecture
    (a) Professions: AR-119, AR-129 (each credit)
    (b) 4 Design Studio courses: AR-130, AR-140, AR-210, AR-220;
    (c) Computer Graphics/Design: AR-116, AR-216,
    (d) Structures: AR-233, AR-243
    (e) Co-op Training Prep: CEC-300 or 27-380 Visual Arts Internship

    Option Requirements:
    Six courses including
    (a) two Social Science courses
    (b) one Science and one Arts course
    (c) two additional courses from Arts excluding Visual Arts

    Other Requirements:
    (a) 01-150 or English option as recommended by VABE advisor; 24-210, 34-110, and 62-101

    *Portfolio Evaluation: The portfolio evaluation takes place at the end of semester six, after the student has gained credit in 27-105, 27-106, 27-107, 27-108, 27-203, 28-150, AR130, AR140, AR210, AR220

    Those students seeking to pursue a BSc in Architecture from the UDM after their third year are encouraged to consult a VABE Advisor on what options are transferable. Students who opt to graduate after year 3 and enter the UDM BSc program will receive a BA in Visual Arts. For these students, the VA studio course requirements in the BA will be replaced by the architecture studio courses taken at UDM. Acceptable substitutes for BA requirements 07-202 and 07-203 will include any two Social Sciences courses taken under the option requirements for the VABE program.

    Program Sequencing

    YEAR 1

    Fall
    University of Windsor
    01-150 or English option as recommended by the VABE advisor
    27-106
    27-107
    34-110
    62-101

    University of Detroit Mercy
    AR119 (0.5 credit) – Introduction to Architecture I

    Winter
    University of Windsor
    24-210
    27-105
    27-203
    28-150
    27-xxx Structural Behaviour [new course – to be developed]

    University of Detroit Mercy
    AR129 (0.5 credit) – Introduction to Architecture II

    YEAR 2

    Fall
    University of Windsor
    27-108
    27-385
    28-214

    University of Detroit Mercy
    AR130 Architectural Design 3
    AR216 Computer-Aided Design
    AR233 Structures 1

    Winter
    University of Windsor
    28-215
    28-391

    University of Detroit Mercy
    AR116 Computer-Graphics
    AR140 Architectural Design 4
    AR243 Structures 2

    YEAR 3

    Fall
    University of Windsor
    28-456 Proseminar (topic: architectural theory)
    1 Arts Elective
    1 Sci. Elective

    University of Detroit Mercy
    AR210 Architectural Design 5
    *CEC300 Co-op Training Prep. [online course] or 27-380 Visual Arts Internship.

    * CEC300 is only needed if a student is planning to enter the UDM B.Sc. Architectural Program after their 3rd year. Students who do not complete the co-op preparation course will need to substitute this requirement with 27-380 Visual Arts Internship.

    Winter
    University of Windsor
    2 Arts Electives, excluding Visual Arts courses
    2 Social Sciences Electives

    University of Detroit Mercy
    AR220 Architectural Design 6

    Portfolio Evaluation: A successful portfolio evaluation is required. The portfolio evaluation takes place at the end of semester six, after the student has gained credit in 27-105, 27-106, 27-107, 27-108, 27-203, 28-150, AR130, AR140, AR210, AR220

    YEAR 4

    Fall
    University of Windsor
    27-3xx Studio course
    27-480 (2 credits)
    27-491
    28-xxx Art History course

    Winter
    University of Windsor
    27-3xx Studio course
    27-383 or 27-384
    27-481 (2 credits)
    28-4xx