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Information for New Students

Newly admitted students:

Congratulations on your acceptance to the Faculty of Fine Arts at Concordia University!

New students

Don’t miss year’s Orientation activities - a mix of in-person and online events taking place in August through September 2022.


Now that you have been accepted, here are the next steps.

Step 1 – Attend your mandatory BFA Touchstone Orientation as soon as possible

Click on the Zoom link below (Montreal time zone) to join directly & have your Concordia student ID number ready 

BFA Touchstone Orientation

  • New Dates for FALL 2023 Newly Admitted Students coming soon!
You will be prepared to register once you have attended your BFA Touchstone Orientation

This one hour+ zoom session provides clarifications on the next steps after receiving your Offer of Admission & highlights other important details for NEW students including:

  • Registration process and academic regulations/important dates
  • Understanding your BFA Program & what courses to take
  • Information on Transfer Credits
  • Accessing your Student Centre via the Student Hub
  • Support Services & other Events for NEW Students
  • Plus meet the advisors on the Student Academic Services team (SAS) & stick around at the end for a Q&A period

Step 2 - Accept your offer of admission


Admission to Fine Arts programs is highly competitive.You must be sure to  officially accept your offer of admission, pay the confirmation deposit & register by the date indicated in your admission.


To accept your offer of admission:

  1. Log in to your Student Centre.
  2. Go to the Admissions menu and click on accept my offer of admission
  3. Go to the Make a Payment function and pay the Admissions Confirmation Deposit.

Once you have paid the deposit, the computer system will run a batch process within the next 24 hours at which time you will be ready to enroll, provided you have previously attended your required BFA Touchstone Orientation.

Step 3 - Meet with an academic advisor

Advising procedures vary depending on the program to which you have been admitted. Verify if your program requires advising.

 

Step 4 - Register for courses

Registration Start-Date for new students will be listed on your Student Hub (normally the 3rd week of April for FALL entry admits).

Students admitted prior to this registration star-date, must wait for that date to begin registering for courses:

  • Students should attend the BFA Touchstone Orientation, Accept their Offer of Admission & Pay Confirmation Fee before the registration start-date if they received their Offer of Admission in advance of this. 
  • Students admitted after this date may begin registering for courses immediately once they have satisfied all the previously listed requirements.
  • Given the high demand for fine arts courses, we recommend you begin enrolling for courses as soon as you are eligible

Step 5 - Attend your specific Department Orientation

Department Orientations Fall 2022

Students will receive ZOOM invites directly from their Departments.

Design

 

 

 

The Department of Design & Computation Arts will be holding a MANDATORY orientation session in the fall class DART 261 section A, Intro to Design Studies -  Monday, September 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., location TBD. DART 261 section B, Intro to Design Studies – Tuesday, September 6, from 3:15 – 4:15pm, location TBD.

During this session, students will learn about the specific program requirements, meet the Chair and Undergraduate Program Director.

 

Computation Arts

 

 

 

The Department of Design & Computation Arts will be holding a MANDATORY orientation session in the fall class CART 253 section B Creative Computation I,  Tuesday September 6 from 1:30p.m. to 2:30 p.m., location TBD or CART 253 section A, Creative Computation I, Thursday, September 8, 1:30pm  to 2:30p.m. location TBD.

During this session, students will learn about the specific program requirements, meet the Chair and Undergraduate Program Director.

 
Cinema (all programs) New student orientation will take place on Thursday September 1, 2022, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., location TBD.  
Art Education The Department of Art Education will be holding an orientation session on Friday September 2, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m, location TBD.  
Contemporary Dance Orientation for new students in Contemporary Dance will take place on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, from 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m., location TBD.  
Art History There will be a MANDATORY orientation session for all newly admitted students to the Art History programs. The orientation will be held on September 14, 2022 from 5-6 pm in EV 1.605. Students who are not able to attend in person can join via Zoom. Please contact art.history@concordia.ca for more information.  
Music (all programs) Orientation for new students in Music programs will take place on Thursday, September 8, 2022, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., location TBD.  
Studio Arts (all programs) The Department of Studio Arts will be holding a strongly recommended orientation session on Friday, September 9, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m., location TBD. During this session, students will learn about the different Studio Arts areas and about their specific program requirements.  

Theatre (all programs)

 

 

 

 

Orientation for NEW students in Theatre will take place on Monday, September 12, 2022, at the following times:

6:00pm to 6:45pm: new student orientation

6:50pm to 8pm: semester welcome for all students

8:00pm to 8:45pm: Area Advising meetings

Location TBD.

 


Given the high demand for fine arts courses, we recommend you begin enrolling for courses as soon as possible.  The registration cycle continues until September so changes to your course registration can be made up until the end of the course change period in early September.

Important information for new students

Please consult the following for assistance in understanding your admission and registering for courses.

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