Practicum

VAS 4430 - Practicum is an intensive studio course taken by BFA students for degree completion.

VAS 4430 Practicum Application

Students interested in next year’s Practicum class (VAS 4430) are invited to submit their application materials by Thursday March 29th. All materials should be in digital form (submitted as Mac and PC readable files on CDs, DVDs, or USB keys). 
Personal interviews are not required. A team of four studio faculty members will assess the submissions and students will be contacted by email with the results by the end of the term.

Student applications will be adjudicated on the basis of the robustness of the work and evidence of the applicant’s preparedness as well as their fulfillment of the course prerequisites. Shortfalls in prerequisites will be weighed in light of the strength of the balance of the application.

Though Practicum is a requirement of the BFA Honors Specialization in Studio Arts program, applications will be considered from qualified students in other Visual Arts modules.

Student’s Applications must include:

A digital copy of your current UWO transcript. Transcripts are downloadable from the 
Student Center

Login to https://student.uwo.ca
At the Main Menu

  • Academics
  • Under the Documentation Column
  • Web Academic Report

In the new box:

  • Academic Institution: University of Western Ontario
  • Report Type: select Web Academic Report
  • Click: View Report
  • PDF **Not a University Transcript** will open in new window.

Ensure the pop-up windows are not blocked. Be Patient: the report may take a few minutes to generate.

Note: Practicum prerequisites include 2.0 3000-level studio courses, VAS2282A/B and VAS3382A/B (Honors Level Studio Seminars), with a 70% average in all studio courses to date and no mark below 60%. Special permission to accommodate prerequisite shortfalls may be made in consideration of the strength of applicant’s portfolios.

A Written Statement (in Digital form) between 250 and 500 words addressing:

  1. a statement as to why you are interested in taking practicum
  2. a statement of what you see yourself doing (media/specific projects)
  3. a representation of the interests and ideas/thematics informing your practice
  4. a brief discussion of artists or cultural models relevant to your artistic concerns
  5. a separate resume/CV is optional (please do not include resume info in your statement)

Digital Documentation of your Studio work
A minimum 4 different studio projects most representative of your current interests and direction. Works in all media are accepted in electronic form only (submitted as Mac and PC readable files on CDs, DVDs, or USB keys).
Up to 12 images or four minutes selected from time based works (time based work can be substituted for still images on the basis of 3 images for 1 minute). Non-digital time-based works should be cued in advance for ready viewing.

For further information, e-mail Professor C. Barteet: vaugc@uwo.ca