Bachelor of Applied Arts (Craft and Design)
This four-year articulated degree program offers a unique combination of academic and practical study, offering the advanced reasoning, research, and writing skills of a traditional liberal arts education at UNB along with the hands-on experience of studio art courses offered by the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, one of Canada's most respected fine craft and design schools.
Admission to the Bachelor of Applied Arts (BAA) program is through the University of New Brunswick. Applicants must meet the admission requirements for the BA degree and will follow the normal admission procedures of the University of New Brunswick. Students must indicate on both admission forms which institution they wish to attend first. Deadline to apply is March 31.
Prospective applicants and students wishing to transfer into the program with advanced credit should contact the office of the Dean of Arts or the BAA program advisors at either UNB or the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design.
The BAA is a four-year degree program, two years of which are taken at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design (NBCCD) and the remaining two years (60 ch) at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton (UNBF). The two required years at NBCCD will generally consist of the Foundation Visual Arts Certificate and the first year of the Diploma in Fine Craft. Students may start at either institution, may attend each school in alternate years, or complete the requirements of one before moving on to another.
Year 1 at UNB
The first year consists of 24 ch at the first-year level and 6 ch at either the first-year or second-year level. Students may be advised to take certain courses that relate to their interest in craft and design, to their future career plans, and/or to upper-level courses they plan to take in Year 2 at UNB.
Courses are required as follows:
- ARTS 1001 and ARTS 1002 (6 ch). Note that students who have successfully completed ARTS 1000 or ARTS 1100 have already completed the equivalent requirement and cannot take ARTS 1001 and ARTS 1002 for credit.
- 6 ch in each of three disciplines chosen from the four groups of disciplines (A, B, C, D) listed below (18 ch).
- The remaining 6 ch may be taken in any Arts or Science discipline, or taken as 3 ch in each of two disciplines, including those already being taken this year; the course(s) in this category may be at either the first-year or second-year level. In addition to disciplines listed in groups A-D, students may take courses in Drama, Film, Music, Gender and Women's Studies, or International Development Studies to meet this requirement (6 ch).
|A (Languages)1||B (Humanities)||C (Social Sciences)||D (Sciences)2|
|Greek (Ancient)||Media Arts & Cultures||Political Science||Computer Science|
|Greek (Modern)||Philosophy||Psychology||Earth Sciences|
|Japanese||Comparative Cultural Studies||Sociology||Mathematics|
- Other languages such as Arabic, Wolastoqey, and Mi'kmaq (when available) may be taken to satisfy the requirements of Group A.
- Lower level laboratory courses taken in other Faculties will not be counted in the credit hour total but will be counted in the calculation of the Grade Point Average (GPA) for the BA program.
Year 2 at UNB
The second year at UNB consists of 30 ch of lecture courses or seminars, of which at least 24 ch must be chosen from the 3000-4000 level in consultation with the program advisor. Normally, students may not take independent study, reading, or thesis courses. The course selection should support the student's interest in craft and design. Courses required are as follows:
- 12 ch in Cultural Studies and Art History
- 6 ch in humanities, social sciences, fine arts
- 6 ch in skill development: math, language, multimedia, science, English (creative or expository writing)
- 6 ch optional from any of the above or others as approved
Year 1 and Year 2 at NBCCDFor information on the program at NBCCD please see NBCCD Programs Overview (https://www.nbccd.ca/programs/bachelor-applied-arts).