FACULTY OF HUMANITIES & EDUCATION HANDBOOK 2010–2011
All other normal Faculty Requirements as specified in the regulations for the BA Degree must be met (also see the de- gree structure on p. 44 in the mAjors AnD speCiAls section);
(a) Applicants shall normally be required to take an entrance examination which will form part of the assessment for admission;
Students wishing to declare a Minor may choose from the following areas: Literatures in English, French, Spanish, Theology, Music, Gender Studies, Education, Cultural Stud- ies and African Studies. Permission of the Dean is required. Special permission from the relevant Faculty is required for out-of-Faculty minors
(b) Students holding a U.W.I. Certificate in Education or an equivalent Certificate in Education from an approved University at an acceptable standard, may be exempted from the entrance examination.
THE BFA DEGREE
THE B.ED DEGREE
The Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree seeks to educate a cadre of artists, teachers of art, arts critics, arts officers and arts managers who will advance the exploration and appreciation of the arts in the Caribbean. It will provide the knowledge base and skills required to develop arts and cultural resources within the con- temporary Caribbean. The curriculum for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is organised around a common core of knowledge and concepts derived from developments in art history, theory and practice of the arts; interdisciplinary arts, Caribbean studies; and cultural studies.
Students complete courses in aesthetics, theory, history and criticism and follow a programme of study in two arts disciplines (drawn from dance, theatre and moving picture arts). Students choosing dance as one of their disciplines will be required to audi- tion prior to admission to the programme, while interviews will be conducted for those choosing theatre and moving picture arts.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS DEGREE
The Bachelor of Education is a professional degree which is normally intended for practitioners in the field of education. This degree will be awarded to persons who, having satisfactorily completed the programme of study prescribed by these regulations, have satisfied the examiners as set out under one of the following schemes:
SCHEME A: 60 credit programme (Level II and III) SCHEME B: 90 credit programme (Level I, II and III)
All students are required to take nine (9) credits in Foundation courses except where exempted by the university.
sCHeme A: 60 CreDit progrAmme
quAlifiCAtions for ADmission
To be eligible for admission to the programme, an applicant must have satisfied:
the matriculation requirements of the university;
be a trained teacher, that is, must have successfully completed an approved programme of training for certification as a teacher in his/her country;
possess a level of professional experience as a teacher that is deemed satisfactory by the Faculty.
A minimum of 90 credits (30 courses) is required for the BFA degree including 54 credits (18 courses) obtained from courses in the Creative Arts discipline (equivalent to a ‘Spe- cial’ in other disciplines);