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Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology

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Clarification of WQB Definition Effective May 1, 2009

Please note: This applies only to the following Contemporary Arts (CA) majors.

BA Art, Performance and Cinema Studies Major, BFA Dance Major, BFA Film Major, BFA Music Major, BFA Theatre (Performance Stream) Major, BFA Theatre (Production and Design Stream) Major, BFA Visual Art Major

This does not apply to minors, extended minors or double majors. Joint majors, second degree and concurrent degree students should check with their departmental advisors.

Every SFU student admitted to a degree program after September 2006 is required to complete Writing, Quantitative and Breadth requirements.

The six majors offered in Contemporary Arts are easily identified by the middle number of the course:

Area # Major/Program
1 BA Art, Performance and Cinema Studies Major - CA X1X
2 BFA Dance Major - CA X2X
3, 9 BFA Film Major - CA X3X or X9X
4 BFA Music Major - CA X4X
5, 7 BFA Theatre Major (Performance Stream or Production and Design Stream) - CA X5X or X7X
6 BFA Visual Art Major - CA X6X

To fulfil the Breadth Humanities requirement, any major can use a CA course numbered outside their major and designated B-HUM. To fulfil the Undesignated Breadth requirement, any major can use a CA course numbered outside their major, labeled B-HUM or not. For example, a Film student can use a visual art course CA (or FPA) 167 B-HUM to meet B-HUM requirement and CA (or FPA) 120 to meet Undesignated Breadth.  An example of what would not meet the requirements is if a Theatre performance student used a Theatre production & design course, as it is the same major and would not be considered to be breadth.

School of Interactive Arts and Technology

Undergraduate Programs

Major Admission Requirements

Direct from Secondary School

These applicants come directly fom BC high school 12 or have equivalent high school preparation in accordance with SFU's admission requirements (http://www.sfu.ca/students/admission-requirements/cdn-highschool/bc_yukon.html)

Internal Transfer - Students enrolled in another school/program at Simon Fraser University

Students who have already been admitted to another Simon Fraser University program, and now wish to transfer to the School of Interactive Arts and Technology major program may apply after completing 18 units of the lower division requirements including MACM 101 or MATH 130 or equivalent (MATH 150, 151, 154, or 157), CMPT 166 or equivalent (CMPT 120, CMPT 125, CMPT 126 or CMPT 128), IAT 100, or IAT 110, and or IAT 102.

Admission is selective and a minimum competitive CGPA will be required.

External Transfer - Direct from a recognized Post Secondary Institution

These applicants apply to the School of Interactive Arts and Technology for direct transfer from another post secondary institution in accordance with SFU's admission requirements (http://www.sfu.ca/students/admission-requirements/canadian-transfer/college-university.html).

Admission is selective and a minimum competitive CGPA will be required.

Joint Major Admission Requirements

Bachelor of Arts, Joint Major, Interactive Arts and Technology/Bachelor of Business Administration

Students who have already been admitted to another Simon Fraser University program, and now wish to transfer to the School of Interactive Arts and Technology joint major program may apply after completing 18 units of the lower division requirements including MACM 101 or MATH 130 or equivalent (MATH 150, 151, 154, or 157), CMPT 166 or equivalent (CMPT 120, CMPT 125, CMPT 126 or CMPT 128), IAT 100, or IAT 110, and or IAT 102.

In addition to meeting the above requirements, students applying into the joint major program must either be already accepted to the Beedie School of Business portion of the joint major, or be eligible for admission that term.

Admission is selective and a minimum competitive CGPA will be required.

Bachelor of Science, Joint Major Interactive Arts and Technology/Bachelor of Business Administration

Students who have already been admitted to another Simon Fraser University program, and now wish to transfer to the School of Interactive Arts and Technology joint major program may apply after completing 18 units of the lower division requirements including MACM 101, CMPT 166 or equivalent (CMPT 120, CMPT 125, CMPT 126 or CMPT 128), IAT 100, or IAT 110, and or IAT 102.

In addition to meeting the above requirements, students applying into the joint major program must either be already accepted to the Beedie School of Business portion of the joint major, or be eligible for admission that term.

Admission is selective and a minimum competitive CGPA will be required.

Bachelor of Arts, Joint Major, Interactive Arts and Technology/Communication

Students who have already been admitted to another Simon Fraser University program, and now wish to transfer to the School of Interactive Arts and Technology joint major program may apply after completing 18 units of the lower division requirements including MACM 101 or MATH 130 or equivalent (MATH 150, 151, 154, or 157), CMPT 166 or equivalent (CMPT 120, CMPT 125, CMPT 126 or CMPT 128), IAT 100, or IAT 110, and or IAT 102.

In addition to meeting the above requirements, students applying into the joint major program must either be already accepted to the Communication portion of the joint major, or be eligible for admission that term.

Admission is selective and a minimum competitive CGPA will be required.

Bachelor of Science, Joint Major, Interactive Arts and Technology/Communication

Students who have already been admitted to another Simon Fraser University program, and now wish to transfer to the School of Interactive Arts and Technology joint major program may apply after completing 18 units of the lower division requirements including MACM 101, CMPT 166 or equivalent (CMPT 120, CMPT 125, CMPT 126 or CMPT 128), IAT 100, or IAT 110, and or IAT 102.

In addition to meeting the above requirements, students applying into the joint major program must either be already accepted to the Communication portion of the joint major, or be eligible for admission that term.

Admission is selective and a minimum competitive CGPA will be required.

Minor Admission Requirements

Admission is competitive and based on the cumulative grade point average. Students may apply to the program after completing 18 units which must include 9 lower division IAT units chosen from IAT 100, 102, 103W, 106, 167, 201, 202, 206W, 222, 233, 235, 265 or 267.

Second Degree Admission Requirements

Students must apply for admission to SFU as a degree holder. Students with a first degree from SFU must apply for readmission or reactivation. Once admitted, the initial program status will be "Non-degree seeking." Students wishing to apply for program approval and declaration in a Second Degree must contact the department advisor for the intended major and provide a copy of the first undergraduate degree transcript for assessment of prerequisites if applicable. The advisor and student will then complete a Program Approval form for the Second Degree outlining the specific program requirements. Admission is selective and a minimum competitive CGPA will be required.

Honours Admission Requirements

In order to apply, students must:

  • Complete the application on the School of Interactive Arts and Technology website
  • Have higher than a 3.0 CGPA
  • Have completed IAT 309W
  • Have a signed letter of support by their proposed faculty supervisor
  • Have a one-page letter of intent

The Undergraduate Curriculum Chair, School of Interactive Arts and Technology will appointment a selection committee. All applications will be made to siatadv@sfu.ca.

Submitting an Application:

Apply to the Honours program one term previous to the admission term.

Before submitting an Honours Program application, it is recommended that students consult with a SIAT Undergraduate Advisor and review the full requirements of the program.

Student Responsibility

It is the responsibility of each student to be aware of faculty regulations as stated in this Calendar. Departmental and faculty advisors and staff are available for advice and guidance. However, the ultimate responsibility for completeness and correctness of course selection, for compliance with and completion of program and degree requirements and for observance of regulations and deadlines rests with the student.