Studio Arts Courses

Note

While priority is given to students within the program, students wishing to enrol in these courses must meet one of the following prerequisites:

  • Enrolment in a major or minor program in the Department of Studio Arts.
  • Enrolment in a BFA program with credit requirements in Studio Arts.
  • Written permission of the program director as determined by portfolio submission and space availability.

Art Studio Courses

ARTX 201 Introduction to Contemporary Art Practices (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Enrolment in a BFA degree program is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the program coordinator is required, as determined by portfolio submission. Please consult the Department of Studio Arts website for more information about the portfolio submission process.

Description: This introductory level studio course familiarizes students with interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches to art making. It invites students who wish to work in a variety of media including drawing, painting, sculpture, sound and video.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • A limited number of spaces are open to Studio Arts Department students.
  • Students who have completed ARTX classes may not take this course for credit.

ARTX 280 Integrated Studio in Contemporary Art Practices I (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: While priority is given to students within the program, students wishing to enrol in the course must meet one of the following prerequisites 1) enrolment in a major or minor program in the Department of Studio Arts; 2) enrolment in a BFA program with credit requirements in Studio Arts; 3) written permission of the program director as determined by portfolio submission and space availability.

Description: A studio course designed to familiarize students with contemporary art practice and theory in its diverse manifestations. The course questions the boundaries of traditional art disciplines and engages the creative potential of transdisciplinary studio practice with a range of projects that explore, among other things, gesture, mapping, mark‑making and time‑based image and sound, as well as performative and environmental installation.

Component(s): Studio

ARTX 380 Intermediate Integrated Studio in Contemporary Art Practices (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: any 200‑level studio course offered by the Department of Studio Arts.

Description: This is an intermediate studio course in which students explore and develop a self‑directed body of work. The content and context of the course are diverse and students use a wide range of approaches to and methodologies for contemporary art production. The course provides students with opportunities to examine potential roles for the artist today and is based on professional practices including art research, artist writings and exhibition projects.

Component(s): Studio

ARTX 398 Special Topics in Contemporary Studio Arts Practice (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Enrolment in a BFA program is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Department is required.

Description: This studio course brings together students with a practice based in any of the studio disciplines, and/or who have been following an interdisciplinary practice, allowing discussion and exchange on their work in relation to the aspect of art making that this special topic addresses.

Component(s): Studio

ARTX 399 Special Topics in Contemporary Studio Arts Practice (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Enrolment in a BFA program is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department of Studio Arts is required.

Description: This studio course brings together students with a practice based in any of the studio disciplines, and/or who have been following an interdisciplinary practice, allowing discussion and exchange on their work in relation to the aspect of art making that this special topic addresses.

Component(s): Studio

ARTX 480 Advanced Integrated Studio in Contemporary Art Practices (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: A 300-level studio course must be completed prior to enrolling. Enrolment in a program offered by the Department of Studio Arts is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department is required.

Description: This course is structured to support advanced students in the development of a mature and self‑directed body of work within a transdisciplinary framework.

Component(s): Studio

ARTX 490 Independent Study (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: A 400-level Studio Arts course must be completed previously or concurrently prior to enrolling. Students must have completed 48 credits in their degree program prior to enrolling. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 and written permission of the Department is required.

Description: This course provides a limited number of students the opportunity to pursue advanced studies in a specific interdisciplinary project under the supervision of a full‑time ARTX faculty member. A clearly defined written agreement between the student and the instructor involved is required before the independent study is undertaken. This agreement should clearly state the nature of the student’s research, and the scope of the project and schedule of work should be equivalent to the workload of a six‑credit course.

Component(s): Studio

ARTX 491 Independent Study I (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: A 400-level Studio Arts course must be completed previously or concurrently prior to enrolling. Students must have completed 48 credits in their degree program prior to enrolling. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 and written permission of the Department is required.

Description: This course provides a limited number of students the opportunity to pursue advanced studies in a specific interdisciplinary project under the supervision of a full‑time ARTX faculty member. A clearly defined written agreement between the student and the instructor involved is required before the independent study is undertaken. This agreement should clearly state the nature of the student’s research, and the scope of the project and schedule of work should be equivalent to the workload of a three‑credit course.

Component(s): Studio

ARTX 492 Independent Study II (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: A 400-level Studio Arts course must be completed previously or concurrently prior to enrolling. Students must have completed 48 credits in their degree program prior to enrolling. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 and written permission of the Department is required.

Description: This course provides a limited number of students the opportunity to pursue advanced studies in a specific interdisciplinary project under the supervision of a full‑time ARTX faculty member. A clearly defined written agreement between the student and the instructor involved is required before the independent study is undertaken. This agreement should clearly state the nature of the student’s research, and the scope of the project and schedule of work should be equivalent to the workload of a three‑credit course.

Component(s): Studio

Art Theory Courses

ARTT 398 Special Topics in Studio Arts: Ideas and Issues (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Enrolment in a BFA program is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department is required.

Description: This seminar course provides the opportunity for students of various studio practices to discuss changing issues in theory/practice. Visual material, directed readings, exhibition visits, and invited speakers will be determined by the special topic.

Component(s): Lecture

ARTT 399 Special Topics in Studio Arts: Ideas and Issues (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Enrolment in a BFA program is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department is required.

Description: This seminar course provides the opportunity for students of various studio practices to discuss changing issues in theory/practice. Visual material, directed readings, exhibition visits, and invited speakers will be determined by the special topic.

Component(s): Lecture

ARTT 470 Professional Internship (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Students must have completed 48 credits in their degree program prior to enrolling. Written permission of the Department is required.

Description: Students wishing to work in an internship capacity within an artistic/cultural environment may apply for academic credit. The internship is carried out under the joint supervision of a qualified professional (from within or outside the University) and a full‑time Studio Arts faculty member. A clearly defined agreement between the Department, the student, and the artist or institution involved will be arrived at before the internship is undertaken. This agreement should state clearly the nature of the student’s participation and the hours of work expected. Projects receiving approval for the internship credits must demonstrate appreciable learning potential for the student.

Component(s): Practicum/Internship/Work Term

ARTT 471 Professional Internship I (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Students must have completed 48 credits in their degree program prior to enrolling. Written permission of the Department is required.

Description: Students wishing to work in an internship capacity within an artistic/cultural environment may apply for academic credit. The internship is carried out under the joint supervision of a qualified professional (from within or outside the University) and a full‑time Studio Arts faculty member. A clearly defined agreement between the Department, the student, and the artist or institution involved will be arrived at before the internship is undertaken. This agreement should state clearly the nature of the student’s participation and the hours of work expected. Projects receiving approval for the internship credits must demonstrate appreciable learning potential for the student.

Component(s): Practicum/Internship/Work Term

ARTT 472 Professional Internship II (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: ARTT 471 . Students must have completed 48 credits in their degree program prior to enrolling. Written permission of the Department is required.

 

Description: Students wishing to work in an internship capacity within an artistic/cultural environment may apply for academic credit. The internship is carried out under the joint supervision of a qualified professional (from within or outside the University) and a full‑time Studio Arts faculty member. A clearly defined agreement between the Department, the student, and the artist or institution involved will be arrived at before the internship is undertaken. This agreement should state clearly the nature of the student’s participation and the hours of work expected. Projects receiving approval for the internship credits must demonstrate appreciable learning potential for the student.

Component(s): Practicum/Internship/Work Term

Ceramics Courses

CERA 201 Introduction to Ceramics (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Enrolment in a BFA degree program excluding the Major in Ceramics is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the program coordinator is required, as determined by portfolio submission. Please consult the Department of Studio Arts website for more information about the portfolio submission process.

Description: This introductory‑level course covers fundamental ceramic techniques including handbuilding, glazing and firing.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students in the Major in Ceramics may not take this course for credit.
  • A limited number of spaces are open to Studio Arts Department students.
  • Students who have completed CERA classes may not take this course for credit.

CERA 230 Ceramics I (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: While priority is given to students within the program, students wishing to enrol in the course must meet one of the following prerequisites 1) enrolment in a major or minor program in the Department of Studio Arts; 2) enrolment in a BFA program with credit requirements in Studio Arts; 3) written permission of the program director as determined by portfolio submission and space availability.

Description: An introduction to clay as an art medium employing the various techniques of forming, shaping, and decorating for firing and glazing.

CERA 330 Ceramics II (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously or concurrently: CERA 230 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the coordinator is required.

Description: An advanced course in technical and historical research in various ceramic processes with an emphasis on glazes and the use of different clay bodies.

Component(s): Studio

CERA 391 Urban Clay (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously or concurrently: CERA 230 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the coordinator is required.

Description: This course expands the way ceramics can be experienced in relation to the city through the production of public artworks. Students develop projects in public spaces on Concordia’s campus from an initial project proposal through exhibition. Topics include installation strategies, site‑specificity, public art and contemporary ceramics as well as the techniques of mould‑making and slip‑casting.

Component(s): Studio

CERA 392 Surface Tension (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously or concurrently: CERA 230 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the coordinator is required.

Description: This course involves an in‑depth study of the ceramic surface including print and transfer techniques, and layering glaze through multiple firings. Contemporary approaches to ornament are introduced as students develop their own patterns and imagery, utilizing digital and traditional techniques.

CERA 398 Special Topics in Ceramics (3 credits)

Description: A workshop/seminar, providing an opportunity for the study of specialized aspects of ceramics. Specific topics for this course, and prerequisites relevant in each case, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

Component(s): Studio

CERA 399 Special Topics in Ceramics (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Written permission of the Department is required.

Description: A workshop/seminar course providing an opportunity for the study of specialized aspects in ceramics.

CERA 430 Ceramics III (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: CERA 330 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the coordinator is required.

Description: The development of a body of personal work and a refinement of specific problems in clay.

Component(s): Studio

CERA 450 Independent Study (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously or concurrently: CERA 430 . Students must have completed 48 credits in the Major in Ceramics prior to enrolling. Written permission of the Department is required. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 is required before requesting permission.

Description: This course provides a limited number of students the opportunity to pursue advanced studies in ceramics under the supervision of a full‑time ceramics faculty member. A clearly defined written agreement between the student and the instructor involved is required before the independent study is undertaken. This agreement should clearly state the nature of the student’s research, and the scope of the project and schedule of work should be equivalent to the workload of a six‑credit course.

Component(s): Studio

CERA 451 Independent Study I (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously or concurrently: CERA CERA 430 . Students must have completed 48 credits in the Major in Ceramics prior to enrolling. Written permission of the Department is required. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 is required before requesting permission.

 

Description: This course provides a limited number of students the opportunity to pursue advanced studies in ceramics under the supervision of a full‑time ceramics faculty member. A clearly defined written agreement between the student and the instructor involved is required before the independent study is undertaken. This agreement should clearly state the nature of the student’s research, and the scope of the project and schedule of work should be equivalent to the workload of a three‑credit course.

Component(s): Studio

CERA 452 Independent Study II (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously or concurrently: CERA 430 . Students must have completed 48 credits in the Major in Ceramics prior to enrolling. Written permission of the Department is required. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 is required before requesting permission.

Description: This course provides a limited number of students the opportunity to pursue advanced studies in ceramics under the supervision of a full‑time ceramics faculty member. A clearly defined written agreement between the student and the instructor involved is required before the independent study is undertaken. This agreement should clearly state the nature of the student’s research, and the scope of the project and schedule of work should be equivalent to the workload of a three‑credit course.

Component(s): Studio

CERA 498 Special Topics in Ceramics (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: A 300-level CERA course must be completed previously or concurrently prior to enrolling. If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the coordinator is required.

Description: An advanced studio course that provides an opportunity for the study of more specialized aspects of ceramics. Specific topics for this course, and prerequisites relevant in each case, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

Component(s): Studio

CERA 499 Special Topics in Ceramics (6 credits)

Description: An advanced studio course which provides an opportunity for the study of more specialized aspects of ceramics. Specific topics for this course, and prerequisites relevant in each case, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

Component(s): Studio

Drawing Courses

DRAW 200 Drawing I (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: While priority is given to students within the program, students wishing to enrol in the course must meet one of the following prerequisites 1) enrolment in a major or minor program in the Department of Studio Arts; 2) enrolment in a BFA program with credit requirements in Studio Arts; 3) written permission of the program director as determined by portfolio submission and space availability.

Description: A studio course which provides a technical and conceptual introduction to drawing focusing on the distinctive and interdisciplinary nature of the practice. Various media are employed to examine and express form, space, and composition through a variety of graphic subject matter. Drawing from observation, imagination, and memory are covered.

Component(s): Studio

DRAW 201 Introduction to Drawing (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Enrolment in a BFA degree program excluding the Major in Painting and Drawing is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the program coordinator is required, as determined by portfolio submission. Please consult the Department of Studio Arts website for more information about the portfolio submission process.

Description: This course introduces students to elementary skills required by the art of drawing. It covers fundamental drawing techniques and explores various mediums and concepts of drawing in th historical and contemporary art world.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students in the Major in Painting and Drawing may not take this course for credit.
  • A limited number of spaces are open to Studio Arts Department students.
  • Students who have completed DRAW classes may not take this course for credit.

DRAW 298 Special Topics in Drawing (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: While priority is given to students within the program, students wishing to enrol in the course must meet one of the following prerequisites 1) enrolment in a major or minor program in the Department of Studio Arts; 2) enrolment in a BFA program with credit requirements in Studio Arts; 3) written permission of the program director as determined by portfolio submission and space availability.

Description: A studio course which provides an opportunity for the study of more specialized aspects of drawing.

Notes:
  • Specific topics, and additional prerequisites if required, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

DRAW 299 Special Topics in Drawing (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: While priority is given to students within the program, students wishing to enrol in the course must meet one of the following prerequisites 1) enrolment in a major or minor program in the Department of Studio Arts; 2) enrolment in a BFA program with credit requirements in Studio Arts; 3) written permission of the program director as determined by portfolio submission and space availability.

Description: A studio course which provides an opportunity for the study of more specialized aspects of drawing.

Notes:
  • Specific topics, and additional prerequisites if required, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

DRAW 300 Drawing II (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: DRAW 200 .

Description: This studio course is an intermediate drawing course in which directed projects allow students to explore different approaches to drawing and to begin to develop a more personal visual language based on the skill sets acquired at the 200 level. Historical and contemporary issues in art practice are addressed in this course.

Component(s): Studio

DRAW 310 Narration, Time, Stories I (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: DRAW 200 .

Description: This studio course encourages drawing based on personal experience or fictitious content, and the influence of film, books, diaries and illustration. A focus on character, setting and alternate worlds all contribute to a re‑emerging interest in narrative forms such as temporality, playback, loops and sequencing.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under a DRAW 399 number may not take this course for credit.

DRAW 312 Drawing and Knowledge I (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: DRAW 200 .

Description: This studio course explores a range of conceptual approaches to drawing using both traditional and experimental methods. Drawing is used as a means to question and make propositions about bodies of knowledge.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under a DRAW 399 number may not take this course for credit.

DRAW 314 Life in the Round: Drawing the Figure from Observation I (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: DRAW 200 .

Description: This studio course focuses on the experience of seeing and depicting the living human body in all its complexity and presence.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under a DRAW 399 number may not take this course for credit.

DRAW 398 Special Topics in Drawing (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: DRAW 200 .

Description: A studio course which provides an opportunity for the study of more specialized aspects of drawing. Specific topics for this course, and prerequisites relevant in each case, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

Component(s): Studio

DRAW 399 Special Topics in Drawing (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: DRAW 200 . Written permission of the Department is required.

Description: A studio course which provides an opportunity for the study of more specialized aspects of drawing.

Component(s): Studio

DRAW 400 Drawing III (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

A 300-level DRAW course must be completed prior to enrolling.

 

Description: An advanced drawing class in which students develop a series of self‑directed projects in order to create a coherent body of work in drawing and to situate it within contemporary practice. Independent studio practice is supplemented by readings, lectures, seminars, museum/gallery visits and visiting artists.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
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DRAW 410 Narration, Time, Stories II (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

A 300-level DRAW course must be completed prior to enrolling.

 

Description: This advanced‑level studio course encourages drawing based on personal experience or fictitious content, and the influence of film, books, diaries and illustration. A focus on character, setting and alternate worlds all contribute to a re‑emerging interest in narrative forms such as temporality, playback, loops and sequencing.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under a DRAW 499 number may not take this course for credit.

DRAW 412 Drawing and Knowledge II (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

A 300-level DRAW course must be completed prior to enrolling.

 

Description: This advanced‑level studio course explores a range of conceptual approaches to drawing using both traditional and experimental methods. Drawing is used as a means to question and make propositions about bodies of knowledge.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under a DRAW 499 number may not take this course for credit.

DRAW 414 Life in the Round: Drawing the Figure from Observation II (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

A 300-level DRAW course must be completed prior to enrolling.

 

Description: This advanced‑level studio course focuses on the experience of seeing and depicting the living human body in all its complexity and presence.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under a DRAW 499 number may not take this course for credit.

DRAW 418 Life in the Round: Drawing the Figure from Observation II (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: A 300-level DRAW course must be completed prior to enrolling.

Description:

An installation studio course taught by the Painting and Drawing area that encourages students to create work in the context of an expanded field. It includes experimental pictorial, spatial, performative and conceptual responses to site considerations using collage/assemblage, shaped canvases, text/image, objects, paint and unconventional materials.

 

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for PTNG 418 , or for this topic under a DRAW 499 or PTNG 499 number, may not take this course for credit.

DRAW 420 Seminar/Workshop in Drawing (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: PTNG 320 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department is required.

Description: An advanced studio in drawing having its principal emphasis in studio practice, but developing further the theoretical concepts introduced in PTNG 320 .

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for ART 320 may not take this course for credit.

DRAW 450 Drawing IV (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: DRAW 400 .

Description: An advanced drawing class in which students develop a series of independent projects that allow them to create a coherent body of work in drawing and to situate it within contemporary practice. Independent studio production is supplemented by readings, lectures, seminars, museum/gallery visits and visiting artists.

Component(s): Studio

DRAW 470 Independent Study (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Students must have completed 48 credits in their degree program prior to enrolling. A 400-level DRAW course must be completed previously or concurrently prior to enrolling. Written permission of the Department is required. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 is required before requesting permission.

Description: This course provides a limited number of students the opportunity to pursue advanced studies in drawing under the supervision of a full‑time drawing faculty member. A clearly defined written agreement between the student and the instructor involved is required before the independent study is undertaken. This agreement should clearly state the nature of the student’s research, and the scope of the project and schedule of work should be equivalent to the workload of a six‑credit course.

Component(s): Studio

DRAW 471 Independent Study I (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Students must have completed 48 credits in their degree program prior to enrolling. A 400-level DRAW course must be completed previously or concurrently prior to enrolling. Written permission of the Department is required. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 is required before requesting permission.

Description: This course provides a limited number of students the opportunity to pursue advanced studies in drawing under the supervision of a full‑time drawing faculty member. A clearly defined written agreement between the student and the instructor involved is required before the independent study is undertaken. This agreement should clearly state the nature of the student’s research, and the scope of the project and schedule of work should be equivalent to the workload of a three‑credit course.

Component(s): Studio

DRAW 472 Independent Study II (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Students must have completed 48 credits in their degree program prior to enrolling. A 400-level DRAW course must be completed previously or concurrently prior to enrolling. Written permission of the Department is required. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 is required before requesting permission.

Description: This course provides a limited number of students the opportunity to pursue advanced studies in drawing under the supervision of a full‑time drawing faculty member. A clearly defined written agreement between the student and the instructor involved is required before the independent study is undertaken. This agreement should clearly state the nature of the student’s research, and the scope of the project and schedule of work should be equivalent to the workload of a three‑credit course.

Component(s): Studio

DRAW 498 Special Topics in Drawing (3 credits)

Description: A course for advanced students which provides an opportunity for the study of more specialized areas in drawing. Specific topics for this course, and prerequisites relevant in each case, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

Component(s): Studio

DRAW 499 Special Topics in Drawing (6 credits)

Description: A course for advanced students which provides an opportunity for the study of more specialized areas in drawing. Specific topics for this course, and prerequisites relevant in each case, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

Component(s): Studio

Fibres and Material Practices Courses

FBRS 201 Introduction to Fibres and Material Practices (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Enrolment in a BFA degree program excluding the Major in Fibres and Material Practices is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the program coordinator is required, as determined by portfolio submission. Please consult the Department of Studio Arts website for more information about the portfolio submission process.

Description: This course introduces students to elementary fibres processes and related tools. It covers fundamental 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional fibres techniques, including stitch work, felt making, and off-loom structures.

Notes:
  • Students in the Major in Fibres and Material Practices may not take this course for credit.
  • A limited number of spaces are open to Studio Arts Department students.
  • Students who have completed FBRS classes may not take this course for credit.

FBRS 240 Fibre Structures I (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: While priority is given to students within the program, students wishing to enrol in the course must meet one of the following prerequisites 1) enrolment in a major or minor program in the Department of Studio Arts; 2) enrolment in a BFA program with credit requirements in Studio Arts; 3) written permission of the program director as determined by portfolio submission and space availability.

Description: An introductory course in which students explore the expressive potential of various materials and processes of fibre structures such as loom weaving, feltmaking, basketry, surface applications, and other experimental constructions.

Component(s): Studio

FBRS 260 Textile Printing and Dyeing I (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: While priority is given to students within the program, students wishing to enrol in the course must meet one of the following prerequisites 1) enrolment in a major or minor program in the Department of Studio Arts; 2) enrolment in a BFA program with credit requirements in Studio Arts; 3) written permission of the program director as determined by portfolio submission and space availability.

Description: An introductory course in which students explore the creative potential of printing, painting, dyeing, resist work, and construction with fabric.

Component(s): Studio

FBRS 341 Intermediate Fibre Structures (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: FBRS 240 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the coordinator is required.

 

Description:

An intermediate‑level studio course, which emphasizes the visual and conceptual development in fibre media. Complex woven structures, fibre sculpture, installation practices, and other experimental approaches are explored.

 

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for FBRS 340 may not take this course for credit.

FBRS 361 Intermediate Textile Printing and Dyeing (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: FBRS 260 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the coordinator is required.

Description: An intermediate‑level studio course in textile printing and dyeing with an emphasis on the development of content. Interdisciplinary approaches such as photo processes and sculptural installation are combined with traditional print and dye techniques.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for FBRS 360 may not take this course for credit.

FBRS 371 Paper: Surface and Object (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Students must have completed 18 credits in Studio Art courses prior to enrolling. If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the coordinator is required.

Description: This studio course introduces both Western and Eastern (Japanese) methods of processing raw materials to make pulp and form sheets of paper to be used in expressive art forms. Printing, dyeing, cutting, and bookbinding are used in the consideration of paper as surface and medium.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for FBRS 370 may not take this course for credit.

FBRS 372 Paper Works (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Students must have completed 18 credits in Studio Art courses prior to enrolling. If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the coordinator is required.

Description: This studio course introduces students to making paper as part of an expressive material practice. Sculptural processes such as vacuum relief, casting, and armature building are explored alongside interdisciplinary approaches such as assemblage and the book as object, among others.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for FBRS 370 may not take this course for credit.

FBRS 385 Issues in Material Practices (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: FBRS 240 or FBRS 260 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the coordinator is required.

Description: This studio course explores contemporary social, material and cultural issues addressed through fibre and interdisciplinary studio art practices. Assigned readings inform critiques and discussions. Examples of possible title offerings may include Textiles and Identity; The Sustainable Studio; Textiles Without Borders; Transformative Cloth; and Social and Political Practices in Studio Art, among others.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Specific topics, and additional prerequisites if required, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

FBRS 386 Digital Technologies and Material Practices (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: FBRS 240 or FBRS 260 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the coordinator is required.

Description: This studio course combines digital and material approaches within the context of contemporary studio practice. Topics may include software for textile arts, electronic textiles, or other thematic subjects that are combined with electrical and material practices. Other topics may include the use of digital technologies for imaging, pattern development, and textile structures.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Specific topics, and additional prerequisites if required, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

FBRS 395 Extreme Fibres (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Students must have completed 18 credits in Studio Art courses prior to enrolling. If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the coordinator is required.

Description: This studio course tests the boundaries of fibres practices to produce innovative and experimental studio work. Students are encouraged to expand individual interests in challenging ways. Topics may include Textile Arts in Public Spaces; Wildly Interdisciplinary Practices; Fibres and Time‑Based Media; Radical Papermaking; and Fibres Off‑Site, among others.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Specific topics, and additional prerequisites if required, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

FBRS 396 Topics in Fibre Surfaces (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: FBRS 260 . Students must have completed 18 credits in Studio Art courses prior to enrolling. If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the coordinator is required.

Description: A studio course providing an opportunity for specialized study and practice in fibres surfaces, to explore theoretical, critical, and practical issues of interest to the student towards developing their individual aesthetic in contemporary art.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Specific topics, and additional prerequisites if required, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

FBRS 397 Topics in Fibre Structures (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: FBRS 240 . Students must have completed 18 credits in Studio Art courses prior to enrolling. If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the coordinator is required.

 

Description: A studio course providing an opportunity for specialized study and practice in fibres structures, in which to explore contemporary theoretical, critical, and practical issues of interest to the student towards developing a personal aesthetic in art practice.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Specific topics, and additional prerequisites if required, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

FBRS 398 Special Topics in Fibres and Material Practices (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Written permission of the Department is required.

Description: A workshop/seminar course providing an opportunity for study of specialized aspects of fibres.

FBRS 399 Special Topics in Fibres and Material Practices (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Written permission of the Department is required.

Description: A workshop/seminar course providing an opportunity for the study of specialized aspects in fibres.

FBRS 450 Independent Study (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously or concurrently: FBRS 480 . Students must have completed 48 credits in the Major in Fibres and Material Practices prior to enrolling. Written permission of the Department is required. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 is required before requesting permission.

Description: This course provides a limited number of students the opportunity to pursue advanced studies in fibres under the supervision of a full‑time fibres faculty member. A clearly defined written agreement between the student and the instructor involved is required before the independent study is undertaken. This agreement should clearly state the nature of the student’s research, and the scope of the project and schedule of work should be equivalent to the workload of a six‑credit course.

Component(s): Studio

FBRS 451 Independent Study I (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously or concurrently: FBRS 480 . Students must have completed 48 credits in their degree program prior to enrolling. Written permission of the Department is required. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 is required before requesting permission.

Description: This course provides a limited number of students the opportunity to pursue advanced studies in fibres under the supervision of a full‑time fibres faculty member. A clearly defined written agreement between the student and the instructor involved is required before the independent study is undertaken. This agreement should clearly state the nature of the student’s research, and the scope of the project and schedule of work should be equivalent to the workload of a three‑credit course.

Component(s): Studio

FBRS 452 Independent Study II (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously or concurrently: FBRS 480 . Students must have completed 48 credits in their degree program prior to enrolling. Written permission of the Department is required. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 is required before requesting permission.

Description: This course provides a limited number of students the opportunity to pursue advanced studies in fibres under the supervision of a full‑time fibres faculty member. A clearly defined written agreement between the student and the instructor involved is required before the independent study is undertaken. This agreement should clearly state the nature of the student’s research, and the scope of the project and schedule of work should be equivalent to the workload of a three‑credit course.

Component(s): Studio

FBRS 480 Advanced Fibres (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Students must have completed six credits in Fibres and Material Practices at the 300 level prior to enrolling. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Fibres and Material Practices coordinator is required.

Description: An advanced‑level course in which students create a personal body or work, refine technical expertise, and develop a visual and critical language related to fibres and textiles.

Component(s): Studio

FBRS 481 Professional Internship I (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Students must have completed 48 credits in a Studio Arts program prior to enrolling. Written permission of the Department is required.

Description: Internships are designed to provide professional experience to students. Students seeking to work in an apprentice capacity with an established artist, or wishing to pursue research in a fibres studio, or research in fibres criticism, museum work, publication, or other related endeavours, may apply for academic credit. The internship is carried out under the joint supervision of a qualified professional (internal or external to the University) and a full‑time Fibres and Material Practices faculty member. A clearly defined agreement between the Department, the student, and the artist or institution involved will be arrived at before the Professional Internship is undertaken. Students are required to submit a proposal that clearly defines the learning objectives of the internship and the expected workload (which should equal the hours required for a three‑credit course). A Professional Internship request form must be completed and approved by the faculty supervisor and the Department Chair prior to registration permission. Students will supply a report upon completion of the internship to the faculty supervisor and an evaluation from the external supervisor will inform the final grade submitted by the faculty supervisor.

Component(s): Practicum/Internship/Work Term

FBRS 482 Professional Internship II (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: FBRS 481 . Students must have completed 48 credits in a Studio Arts program prior to enrolling. Written permission of the Department is required.

Description: Internships are designed to provide professional experience to students. Students seeking to work in an apprentice capacity with an established artist, or wishing to pursue research in a fibres studio, or research in fibres criticism, museum work, publication, or other related endeavours, may apply for academic credit. The internship is carried out under the joint supervision of a qualified professional (internal or external to the University) and a full‑time Fibres and Material Practices faculty member. A clearly defined agreement between the Department, the student, and the artist or institution involved will be arrived at before the Professional Internship is undertaken. Students are required to submit a proposal that clearly defines the learning objectives of the internship and the expected workload (which should equal the hours required for a three‑credit course). A Professional Internship request form must be completed and approved by the faculty supervisor and the Department Chair prior to registration permission. Students will supply a report upon completion of the internship to the faculty supervisor and an evaluation from the external supervisor will inform the final grade submitted by the faculty supervisor.

Component(s): Practicum/Internship/Work Term

Intermedia (Video, Performance and Electronic Arts) Courses

IMCA 201 Introduction to Intermedia Arts (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Enrolment in a BFA degree program excluding the Major in Intermedia is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the program coordinator is required, as determined by portfolio submission. Please consult the Department of Studio Arts website for more information about the portfolio submission process.

Description: This introductory-level course covers fundamental ideas and techniques related to Video Art, Performance Art and Electronic Art. It introduces students to the theoretical and historical background of Intermedia Arts and allows them to develop artistic projects related to these art forms.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students in the Major in Intermedia may not take this course for credit.
  • Students are required to bear the cost of materials.
  • A limited number of spaces are open to Studio Arts Department students.
  • Students who have completed IMCA classes may not take this course for credit.

IMCA 210 Introduction to Video Production (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Enrolment in the Intermedia (Video, Performance and Electronic Arts) program or written permission of the Department is required.

Description: This studio/seminar course introduces video technology as a tool for aesthetic investigations. Students work individually and collaboratively to develop a proficiency in the medium and evolve their own thematic and formal concerns. The course introduces basic pre-production, production, and post-production skills to present basic concepts of non-linear editing. Issues specific to video are discussed through the analysis and demonstration of video art.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for VDEO 300 may not take this course for credit.

IMCA 220 Introduction to Digital Media and Electronic Arts (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Enrolment in the Intermedia (Video, Performance and Electronic Arts) program is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department is required.

Description: This studio course is an introduction to the interface between the real world and the computer. Students learn different digitizing techniques as well as the basic communication protocols, compression formats, and numerous standards for text, sound, video, and digital data. They also learn how to create digital artworks using audiovisuals, scanning, printing, and networking.

Component(s): Studio

IMCA 221 Programming for Artists (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Enrolment in the Intermedia (Video, Performance and Electronic Arts) program is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department is required.

Description: This studio course is an introduction to basic programming techniques used to create interactive art projects. It is centred on learning the basics of popular object‑oriented programming environments such as Max and Jitter, currently used for installation and performance works in interactive music, sound art, interactive video, telematic art, robotics, and more. This course allows students to explore non‑screen‑based approaches to audiovisual control as well as the more traditional keyboard‑and‑mouse interface.

Component(s): Studio

IMCA 222 Electronics for Artists (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Enrolment in the Intermedia (Video, Performance and Electronic Arts) program is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department is required.

Description: This studio course is an introduction to electronics as applied to artistic projects. It focuses on practical applications of basic electronic principles and techniques and the integration of electronic components and circuits in works of art. From basic electricity to motor control, from flashers and beepers to motion detectors, from analog circuits to digital technologies, it allows students to create artworks involving light, sound, movement, sensors, and interactivity.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for EART 300 may not take this course for credit.

IMCA 230 Performance Art (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Enrolment in the Intermedia (Video, Performance and Electronic Arts) program is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department is required.

Description: This studio course investigates performance art as a form of social and artistic intervention that crosses between the visual and performing arts. Reflecting the long‑standing and historical importance of performance practices in the visual arts, students focus on the production of projects that may reflect such issues as real‑time, site‑specific, interventionist actions, the interrelationship between installations and performances, and the interdisciplinary interface between performance and other practices found in the performing arts. This course also examines video performance and photography as media for generating performative gestures and as documentation tools.

Component(s): Studio

IMCA 310 Intermediate Video Production (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously or concurrently: IMCA 210 and VDEO 350 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department is required.

Description: This studio/seminar course introduces video technology as a tool for aesthetic investigations. Students work individually and collaboratively to develop proficiency in the medium and evolve their own thematic and formal concerns. Discussions, facilitated by video screenings, workshops, and readings, focus on class projects, student work, and a discussion of related art issues. In addition, this course offers students an opportunity to investigate other cultural practices that inform and interrogate contemporary video art.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students are required to bear the cost of materials.
  • Students who have received credit for VDEO 300 may not take this course for credit.

IMCA 321 Electronic Arts Workshop (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Students must have completed 24 credits in a degree program offered by the Department of Studio Arts prior to enrolling. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department is required.

Description: This studio course focuses on interactive technologies in relation to contemporary art practices (for example, installation, performance, kinetic sculpture, and sound art). Students may pursue individual or team work while developing their artistic project. This course is centred on programming environments (such as MaxMSP and Jitter) and focuses on interactivity through the use of various sensors and interfaces, and on popular and easy‑to‑learn microcontrollers.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students are required to bear the costs related to this course

IMCA 322 Robotics for Artists (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Students must have completed 24 credits in a degree program offered by the Department of Studio Arts prior to enrolling. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department is required.

Description: This studio course focuses on robotic technologies applied to the arts and electronics, mechanics and programming integration. The emphasis is on an interdisciplinary and cybernetic approach to audiovisual media control and expression including movement, sound, lighting, and video using computers and electronics. In order to develop robotic art projects, students create interactive systems and machine behaviours through the use of various sensors and actuators.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students are required to bear the costs related to this course.
  • IMCA 221 and/or IMCA 222 are not mandatory, but are recommended.

  • Students who have received credit for IMCA 330 may not take this course for credit.

IMCA 331 Intermedia and Interventionist Performance Practices (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Students must have completed 24 credits within the Intermedia (Video, Performance, and Electronic Arts) prior to enrolling. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department is required.

Description: An intermediate‑level studio class with a seminar component focusing on the development of site‑specific projects based on video, performance and electronic arts. The seminar component of the course includes a series of readings and the presentation of an extensive range of work by artists.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for IMCA 330 may not take this course for credit.

IMCA 332 Intermedia, Performance Practices and Performative Video (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Students must complete 24 credits within the Intermedia (Video, Performance and Electronic Arts) program prior to enrolling. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department is required.

Description: This intermediate-level studio class with a seminar component focuses on the development of intermedia projects based on video, expanded moving image practices, sound, performance and electronic arts. The seminar component of the course includes a series of readings and the presentation of an extensive range of work by artists.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for IMCA 330 may not take this course for credit.

IMCA 398 Special Topics in Intermedia (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Students must be in second-year standing, with 30 credits completed in the Intermedia (Video, Performance and Electronic Arts) program prior to enrolling. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department is required.

Description: This studio course provides an opportunity for study and practice of specialized aspects of intermedia.

Component(s): Lecture; Studio

Notes:
  • Specific topics, and additional prerequisites if required, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

IMCA 399 Special Topics in Intermedia (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Students must be in second‑year standing, with 30 credits completed in the Intermedia (Video, Performance and Electronic Arts) program prior to enroling. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department is required.

Description: This studio course provides an opportunity for study and practice of specialized aspects of intermedia.

Notes:
  • Specific topics, and additional prerequisites if required, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

IMCA 400 Advanced Practices in Video, Performance and Electronic Arts (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Students must have completed 48 credits within the Intermedia (Video, Performance and Electronic Arts) program prior to enrolling. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department of the Department is required.

Description: An advanced studio class in which students create a personal body of work, refine technical expertise, and develop a visual and critical language related to video, performance, and electronic arts. Topics are presented and discussed in seminar fashion. A group exhibition at the end of the year is required.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students are expected to bear the costs related to this course.
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under an IMCA 499 number may not take this course for credit.

IMCA 470 Independent Study in Intermedia (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: A 400‑level IMCA course must be completed previously or concurrently. Students must complete 48 credits in the degree program prior to enrolling. Written permission of the Department is required. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 is required before requesting permission.

Description: This course provides a limited number of students the opportunity to pursue advanced studies in intermedia under the supervision of a full-time intermedia faculty member. A clearly defined written agreement between the student and the instructor involved is required before the independent study is undertaken. This agreement should clearly state the nature of the student’s research, and the scope of the project and schedule of work should be equivalent to the workload of a six-credit course.

Component(s): Studio

IMCA 471 Independent Study in Intermedia I (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: A 400‑level IMCA course must be completed previously or concurrently. Students must complete 48 credits in the degree program prior to enrolling. Written permission of the Department is required. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 is required before requesting permission.

Description: This course provides a limited number of students the opportunity to pursue advanced studies in intermedia under the supervision of a full-time intermedia faculty member. A clearly defined written agreement between the student and the instructor involved is required before the independent study is undertaken. This agreement should clearly state the nature of the student’s research, and the scope of the project and schedule of work should be equivalent to the workload of a three-credit course.

Component(s): Studio

IMCA 472 Independent Study in Intermedia II (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: A 400‑level IMCA course must be completed previously or concurrently. Students must complete 48 credits in the degree program prior to enrolling. Written permission of the Department is required. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 is required before requesting permission.

Description: This course provides a limited number of students the opportunity to pursue advanced studies in intermedia under the supervision of a full-time intermedia faculty member. A clearly defined written agreement between the student and the instructor involved is required before the independent study is undertaken. This agreement should clearly state the nature of the student’s research, and the scope of the project and schedule of work should be equivalent to the workload of a three-credit course.

Component(s): Studio

IMCA 480 Professional Internship in Intermedia (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Students must be in third‑year standing, with 60 credits completed in the degree program prior to enrolling. Written permission of the Department is required.

Description: Under the joint supervision of a qualified professional and a full-time faculty member, the student is employed within industry or by a professional organization or other relevant institution. A clearly defined agreement between the Department, the student, and the artist/ professional or institution involved is established before the internship is undertaken. This agreement should clearly state the nature of the student’s participation and the hours of work expected. Projects receiving approval for the internship credits must demonstrate appreciable learning potential for the student.

Component(s): Studio

IMCA 481 Professional Internship in Intermedia I (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Students must be in third‑year standing, with 60 credits completed in the degree program. Written permission of the Department is required.

Description: Under the joint supervision of a qualified professional and a full-time faculty member, the student is employed within industry or by a professional organization or other relevant institution. A clearly defined agreement between the Department, the student, and the artist/ professional or institution involved is established before the internship is undertaken. This agreement should clearly state the nature of the student’s participation and the hours of work expected. Projects receiving approval for the internship credits must demonstrate appreciable learning potential for the student.

Component(s): Studio

IMCA 482 Professional Internship in Intermedia II (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Students must be in third‑year standing, with 60 credits completed in the degree program prior to enrolling. Written permission of the Department is required.

Description: Under the joint supervision of a qualified professional and a full-time faculty member, the student is employed within industry or by a professional organization or other relevant institution. A clearly defined agreement between the Department, the student, and the artist/ professional or institution involved is established before the internship is undertaken. This agreement should clearly state the nature of the student’s participation and the hours of work expected. Projects receiving approval for the internship credits must demonstrate appreciable learning potential for the student.

Component(s): Studio

IMCA 498 Special Topics in Intermedia (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Students must be in third‑year standing, with 60 credits completed in the Intermedia (Video, Performance and Electronic Arts) program prior to enrolling. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department is required.

Description: This studio course provides an opportunity for study and practice of specialized aspects of intermedia.

IMCA 499 Special Topics in Intermedia (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Students must be in third‑year standing, with 60 credits complete in the Intermedia (Video, Performance and Electronic Arts) program prior to enrolling. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department is required.

Description: This studio course provides an opportunity for study and practice of specialized aspects of intermedia.

Component(s): Studio

Painting Courses

PTNG 200 Painting I (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: While priority is given to students within the program, students wishing to enrol in the course must meet one of the following prerequisites 1) enrolment in a major or minor program in the Department of Studio Arts; 2) enrolment in a BFA program with credit requirements in Studio Arts; 3) written permission of the program director as determined by portfolio submission and space availability.

Description: A studio course which provides a technical and conceptual introduction to painting focusing on the distinctive nature of the medium. Basic painting materials and processes are explored through exercises in figuration, abstraction, colour, composition, and the construction of pictorial space.

Component(s): Studio

PTNG 201 Introduction to Painting (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Enrolment in a BFA degree program excluding the Major in Painting and Drawing is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the program coordinator is required, as determined by portfolio submission. Please consult the Department of Studio Arts website for more information about the portfolio submission process.

Description: This introductory-level course explores elementary concepts in the art of painting through a series of structured studio experiences. It covers fundamental painting techniques in a way that allows students to grasp painting as the creation of tension between a physical surface and an imagined space.

Notes:
  • Students in the Major in Painting and Drawing may not take this course for credit.
  • A limited number of spaces are open to Studio Arts Department students.
  • Students who have completed PTNG classes may not take this course for credit.

PTNG 298 Special Topics in Painting (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: While priority is given to students within the program, students wishing to enrol in the course must meet one of the following prerequisites 1) enrolment in a major or minor program in the Department of Studio Arts; 2) enrolment in a BFA program with credit requirements in Studio Arts; 3) written permission of the program director as determined by portfolio submission and space availability.

Description: A studio course which provides an opportunity for the study of more specialized aspects of painting.

Notes:
  • Specific topics, and additional prerequisites if required, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

PTNG 299 Special Topics in Painting (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: While priority is given to students within the program, students wishing to enrol in the course must meet one of the following prerequisites 1) enrolment in a major or minor program in the Department of Studio Arts; 2) enrolment in a BFA program with credit requirements in Studio Arts; 3) written permission of the program director as determined by portfolio submission and space availability.

Description: A studio course which provides an opportunity for the study of more specialized aspects of painting.

Notes:
  • Specific topics, and additional prerequisites if required, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

PTNG 300 Painting II (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: PTNG 200 .

Description: This studio course is an intermediate painting class in which directed projects allow students to explore a variety of approaches to the medium and to begin to develop a more personal visual language based on the skill sets acquired at the 200 level. Historical and contemporary issues in art practice are addressed in this course.

Component(s): Studio

PTNG 310 Painting and Popular Culture I (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: PTNG 200 .

Description: A studio course designed to focus on the relationship between painting and popular culture. The course explores the impact of photography, cinema, advertising, television, comic books, pulp fiction, popular music, and digital media on the conventions of painting.

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under a PTNG 399 number may not take this course for credit.

PTNG 312 Body, Representation and Information I (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: PTNG 200 .

 

Description: This studio course addresses contemporary art issues in painting, exploring body information in relation to questions of power, race, gender, and sexuality.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under a PTNG 399 number may not take this course for credit.

PTNG 314 Life in the Round: Painting the Figure from Observation I (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: PTNG 200 .

 

Description: This studio course focuses on the experience of seeing and depicting the living human body in all its complexity and presence.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under a PTNG 399 number may not take this course for credit.

PTNG 316 Abstract Painting I (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: PTNG 200 .

Description: A studio course designed to focus on the historical and contemporary practice of abstraction.

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under a PTNG 399 number may not take this course for credit.

PTNG 320 Studio/Seminar in Painting and Drawing (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: DRAW 200 and PTNG 200 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department is required.

Description: A combination studio/seminar in which advanced ideas in painting and drawing are addressed. Special topics of approximately one-month duration are presented by guest artists from within and outside the Faculty.

PTNG 398 Special Topics in Painting (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: PTNG 200 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department is required.

Description:

A studio course which provides an opportunity for the study of more specialized aspects of painting. Specific topics for this course, and prerequisites relevant in each case, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

 

Component(s): Studio

PTNG 399 Special Topics in Painting (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: PTNG 200 . Written permission of the Department is required.

Description: A studio course which provides an opportunity for the study of more specialized aspects of painting.

Component(s): Studio

PTNG 400 Painting III (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: A 300-level PTNG course must be completed previously prior to enrolling.

Description: An advanced painting class in which students develop a series of independent projects that allow them to create a coherent body of work in painting and to situate it within contemporary practice. Independent studio production may be supplemented by readings, lectures, seminars, museum/gallery visits, and visiting artists.

Component(s): Studio

PTNG 410 Painting and Popular Culture II (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: A 300-level PTNG course must be completed previously prior to enrolling.

Description: An advanced‑level studio course designed to focus on the relationship between painting and popular culture. This course explores the impact of photography, cinema, advertising, television, comic books, pulp fiction, popular music, and digital media on the conventions of painting.

PTNG 412 Body, Representation and Information II (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

A 300-level PTNG course must be completed previously prior to enrolling.

 

Description: This advanced‑level studio course addresses contemporary art issues and their representation in painting, exploring body information in relation to questions of power, race, gender, and sexuality.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under a PTNG 499 number may not take this course for credit.

PTNG 414 Life in the Round: Painting the Figure from Observation II (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: A 300-level PTNG course must be completed previously prior to enrolling.

Description: This advanced‑level studio course focuses on the experience of seeing and depicting the living human body in all its complexity and presence.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under a PTNG 499 number may not take this course for credit.

PTNG 416 Abstract Painting II (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: A 300-level PTNG course must be completed previously prior to enrolling.

Description: An advanced‑level studio class designed to focus on the historical and contemporary practice of abstraction.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under a PTNG 499 number may not take this course for credit.

PTNG 418 Between the Wall and the Viewer (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: A 300-level Studio Art course must be completed prior to enrolling.

Description: An installation studio course taught by faculty in the Painting and Drawing area that encourages students to create work in the context of an expanded field. It includes experimental pictorial, spatial, performative, and conceptual responses to site considerations using collage/assemblage, shaped canvases, text/image, objects, paint, and unconventional materials.

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for DRAW 418 , or for this topic under a DRAW 499 or PTNG 499 number, may not take this course for credit.

PTNG 420 Seminar/Workshop in Painting (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: PTNG 320 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department is required.

Description: An advanced studio in painting having its principal emphasis in studio practice, but developing further the theoretical concepts introduced in PTNG 320 .

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for ART 320 may not take this course for credit.

PTNG 430 Women and Painting (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: PTNG 200 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department is required.

Description: A studio/seminar course in which students are encouraged to explore their world in painting and consider their practice from the point of view of women’s experience, individually and collectively.

PTNG 440 Collage (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Written permission of the Department is required.

Description: An exploration of collage as a means of expression evolving from the historical and artistic traditions of painting and drawing.

PTNG 450 Painting IV (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: PTNG 400 .

Description: An advanced painting class in which students develop a series of independent projects that allow them to create a coherent body of work in painting and to situate it within contemporary practice. Independent studio production may be supplemented by readings, lectures, seminars, museum/gallery visits, and visiting artists.

Component(s): Studio

PTNG 460 Materials and Methods of the Artist (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: DRAW 300 and PTNG 300 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department is required.

Description: Through a series of special projects in drawing and painting, this course familiarizes the student with historical materials and techniques, and with other aspects of the artist’s concerns.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for ART 420 may not take this course for credit.

PTNG 470 Independent Study (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: A 400-level PTNG course must be completed previously or concurrently prior to enrolling. Students must have completed 48 credits in their degree program prior to enrolling. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 and written permission of the Department is required.

Description: This course provides a limited number of students the opportunity to pursue advanced studies in painting under the supervision of a full‑time painting faculty member. A clearly defined written agreement between the student and the instructor involved is required before the independent study is undertaken. This agreement should clearly state the nature of the student’s research, and the scope of the project and schedule of work should be equivalent to the workload of a six‑credit course.

Component(s): Studio

PTNG 471 Independent Study I (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: A 400-level PTNG course must be completed previously or concurrently prior to enrolling. Students must have completed 48 credits in their degree program prior to enrolling. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 and written permission of the Department is required.

Description: This course provides a limited number of students the opportunity to pursue advanced studies in painting under the supervision of a full‑time painting faculty member. A clearly defined written agreement between the student and the instructor involved is required before the independent study is undertaken. This agreement should clearly state the nature of the student’s research, and the scope of the project and schedule of work should be equivalent to the workload of a three‑credit course.

Component(s): Studio

PTNG 472 Independent Study II (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: A 400-level PTNG course must be completed previously or concurrently prior to enrolling. Students must have completed 48 credits in their degree program prior to enrolling. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 and written permission of the Department is required.

Description: This course provides a limited number of students the opportunity to pursue advanced studies in painting under the supervision of a full‑time painting faculty member. A clearly defined written agreement between the student and the instructor involved is required before the independent study is undertaken. This agreement should clearly state the nature of the student’s research, and the scope of the project and schedule of work should be equivalent to the workload of a three‑credit course.

Component(s): Studio

PTNG 498 Special Topics in Painting (3 credits)

Description: A course for advanced students which provides an opportunity for the study of more specialized areas in painting. Specific topics for this course, and prerequisites relevant in each case, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

PTNG 499 Special Topics in Painting (6 credits)

Description: A course for advanced students which provides an opportunity for the study of more specialized areas in painting. Specific topics for this course, and prerequisites relevant in each case, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

Component(s): Studio

Photography Courses

PHOT 201 Introduction to Colour Photography (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Enrolment in a BFA degree program excluding the Major in Photography is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the program coordinator is required, as determined by portfolio submission. Please consult the Department of Studio Arts website for more information about the portfolio submission process.

Description: This introductory-level course covers fundamental techniques specific to colour photography including basic camera functions, film exposure, and printing.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students in the Major in Photography may not take this course for credit.
  • Students are required to bear the cost of film stock, processing, printing, and other materials.
  • A limited number of spaces are open to Studio Arts Department students.
  • Students who have completed PHOT classes may not take this course for credit.

PHOT 210 Foundations in Photographic Vision Theory and Practice I (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Enrolment in the Major in Photography is required, or students must have completed 24 credits in a specialization/major in the Faculty of Fine Arts.

Description: In this course, students investigate and examine the numerous aspects of photography’s complex history, aesthetics, and processes, as well as different camera and darkroom techniques specific to colour photography. Students learn how to control the camera, expose film properly (transparency and negative), develop good printing skills in colour, and produce a coherent body of work. They should become aware of how colour contributes to the structure and meaning of photographs. Other topics include the history of colour photography and aesthetic and conceptual issues in the work of contemporary photographers. Students are expected to work on technical exercises and produce a final portfolio which is content‑driven, demonstrates technical proficiency, and expresses the individual’s artistic interest and vision.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students are required to bear the cost of film stock, processing, printing, and other materials.
  • Each student’s work is evaluated by a jury of Photography faculty at the end of each term.

PHOT 211 Black‑and‑White Photography I (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously or concurrently: ARTH 267 and PHOT 210 . Enrolment in the Major in Photography is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the program director is required.

Description: A studio course introducing the use of black and white as photographic process, parallel to colour production and practice taught in PHOT 210 . Students are taught basic technical skills, film processing, darkroom techniques and printing. Students are also introduced to black‑and‑white photographic tradition and aesthetics. Students must produce a final portfolio that is content‑driven, demonstrates technical proficiency, and expresses personal artistic interests and vision.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students are required to bear the cost of film stock, processing, printing, and other materials.
  • Each student’s work is evaluated by a jury of Photography faculty at the end of the term

PHOT 221 Colour Photography I (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: ARTH 267 and PHOT 210 . Enrolment in the Major in Photography is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the program director is required.

 

Description: In this course, students become aware of how colour contributes to the structure and meaning of photographs. Topics include the history of colour and aesthetic and conceptual issues in the work of contemporary photographers. Students are expected to achieve a basic level of expertise with the techniques of colour and to make high‑quality prints. The goal in this course is for each student to produce a final portfolio which demonstrates technical proficiency, is content‑driven, and expresses the individual’s personal artistic interests and vision.

Notes:
  • Students are required to bear the cost of film stock, processing, printing, and other materials.
  • Each student’s work is evaluated by a jury of Photography faculty at the end of the term.

PHOT 300 Photographic Vision: Theory and Practice II (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: ARTH 267 and PHOT 210 . Enrolment in the Major in Photography is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the program director is required.

Description: The purpose of this studio course is to provide a framework within which students pursue their photographic practice at an intermediate level. Students are encouraged to explore concepts and technical components in a long‑term project. They develop a photographic language which is specific to their own practice and learn from the work of other contemporary artists. The final portfolio is content‑driven and expresses personal artistic vision.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students are required to bear the cost of film stock, processing, printing, and other materials.
  • Each student’s work is evaluated by a jury of Photography faculty at the end of each term.

PHOT 301 Black‑and‑White II Fine Art Printing (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: PHOT 210 , PHOT 211 , PHOT 331 . Enrolment in the Major in Photography is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the program director is required.

Description: A continuation of PHOT 211 , this studio course explores further techniques in fine art black‑and‑white printing. Students are introduced to advanced darkroom processes, mural printing, and quad tone digital printing. Students must produce a final portfolio that is content‑driven, demonstrates technical proficiency, and expresses personal artistic interests and vision.

Notes:
  • Students are required to bear the cost of film stock, processing, printing, and other materials.

PHOT 311 Large Format Photography I (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: ARTH 267 , PHOT 210 and PHOT 211 . Enrolment in the Major in Photography is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the program director is required.

 

Description: A studio course introducing large format photography, its techniques and application. Demonstrations cover the basics of view camera operation, light metering, sheet film exposure, development, and advanced printing. Assignments based on traditional genres encourage ease with all aspects of large format use and their personal applications.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students are required to bear the cost of film stock, processing, printing, and other materials.
  • Each student’s work is evaluated by a jury of Photography faculty at the end of the term.

PHOT 312 Large Format Photography II (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: PHOT 210 , PHOT 211 , PHOT 311 ; ARTH 267 . Enrolment in the Major in Photography is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department is required.

Description: A studio course directed towards the development of an individual approach to view camera photography. Various uses of advanced techniques are also discussed. Emphasis is put on the development of a coherent portfolio of prints expressing personal concerns.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students are required to bear the cost of film stock, processing, printing, and other materials.

PHOT 322 Colour Photography II (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: PHOT 210 ; PHOT 221 or PHOT 311 ; ARTH 267 . Enrolment in the Major in Photography is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the program director is required.

Description:

A continuation of PHOT 221 , this course explores further techniques in colour photography and advanced colour printing. Aesthetic issues such as changing attitudes towards the colour medium and its role in documentary work are discussed. A final portfolio reflects the students’ personal approach to colour photography.

 

Notes:
  • Students are required to bear the cost of film stock, processing, printing, and other materials.

PHOT 331 Digital Photography I (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously or concurrently: PHOT 210 , PHOT 221 . Enrolment in the Major in Photography is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the program director is required.

Description: An introductory studio course investigating the technical and creative aspects of digital photography. This course provides students with an understanding of the digital image and a practical application of the tools within their personal approach to photography. Students explore the production of digital photographs, emphasizing the manipulation of images with software and the preparation for different formats. Issues related to the use of digital imagery within the larger context of photography are explored.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students are required to bear the cost of removable storage devices, printing, and other materials.
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under a PHOT 498 number may not take this course for credit.

PHOT 332 Digital Photography II (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: PHOT 331 . Enrolment in the Major in Photography is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department is required.

Description: This advanced course expands on the basic control skills and creative aspects of digital technology by implementing personal approaches to the use of technology. Emphasis is on the creative development and advanced use of technology for the production of a portfolio.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students are required to bear the cost of removable storage devices, printing, and other materials.
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under a PHOT 498 number may not take this course for credit.

PHOT 398 Special Topics in Photography (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Written permission of the Department is required.

Description: An opportunity for the study of limited and more specialized aspects of photography.

Component(s): Studio

PHOT 399 Special Topics in Photography (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Written permission of the Department is required.

Description: An opportunity for the study of limited and more specialized aspects of photography.

PHOT 400 Advanced Workshop in Photography (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: PHOT 300 , ARTH 359 . Students must have completed 48 credits in the Major in Photography prior to enrolling. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the program director is required.

Description: A studio course in which students pursue one or more extended photographic projects in black and white and/or digital. Topics related to contemporary photography are presented in a seminar fashion.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students are required to bear the cost of film stock, processing, printing, and other materials.

PHOT 470 Professional Internship (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Students must have completed 48 credits in the Major in Photography prior to enrolling. Written permission of the program director is required.

Description: A student wishing to work in an apprentice capacity with an established photographic artist, or wishing to pursue research in photographic criticism, museum work, publication, or other related endeavours may apply for academic credit. The internship will be carried out under the joint supervision of a qualified professional (from within or without the University) and a full‑time Photography faculty member. A clearly defined agreement between the Department, the student, and the artist or institution involved will be arrived at before the internship is undertaken. This agreement should state clearly the nature of the student’s participation and the hours of work expected. Projects receiving approval for the internship credits must demonstrate appreciable learning potential for the student.

Component(s): Studio

PHOT 471 Professional Internship I (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Students must have completed 48 credits in the Major in Photography prior to enrolling. Written permission of the Department is required.

Description: A student wishing to work in an apprentice capacity with an established photographic artist, or wishing to pursue research in photographic criticism, museum work, publication, or other related endeavours may apply for academic credit. The internship will be carried out under the joint supervision of a qualified professional (from within or without the University) and a full‑time Photography faculty member. A clearly defined agreement between the Department, the student, and the artist or institution involved will be arrived at before the internship is undertaken. This agreement should state clearly the nature of the student’s participation and the hours of work expected. Projects receiving approval for the internship credits must demonstrate appreciable learning potential for the student.

Component(s): Studio

PHOT 472 Professional Internship II (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Students must have completed 48 credits in the Major in Photography prior to enrolling. Written permission of the Department is required.

Description: Students who wish additional internships in a professional milieu may take this course.

Component(s): Studio

PHOT 480 Independent Study (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: A 400-level PHOT course must be completed previously or concurrently prior to enrolling. Students must have completed 48 credits in their degree program prior to enrolling. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 is required. Written permission of the Department is required.

Description: This course provides a limited number of students the opportunity to pursue advanced studies in photography under the supervision of a full‑time photography faculty member. A clearly defined written agreement between the student and the instructor involved is required before the independent study is undertaken. This agreement should clearly state the nature of the student’s research, and the scope of the project and schedule of work should be equivalent to the workload of a six‑credit course.

Component(s): Studio

PHOT 481 Independent Study I (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: A 400-level PHOT course must be completed previously or concurrently prior to enrolling. Students must have completed 48 credits in their degree program prior to enrolling. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 is required. Written permission of the Department is required.

Description: This course provides a limited number of students the opportunity to pursue advanced studies in photography under the supervision of a full‑time photography faculty member. A clearly defined written agreement between the student and the instructor involved is required before the independent study is undertaken. This agreement should clearly state the nature of the student’s research, and the scope of the project and schedule of work should be equivalent to the workload of a three‑credit course.

Component(s): Studio

PHOT 482 Independent Study II (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: A 400-level PHOT course must be completed previously or concurrently prior to enrolling. Students must have completed 48 credits in their degree program prior to enrolling. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 is required. Written permission of the Department is required.

Description: This course provides a limited number of students the opportunity to pursue advanced studies in photography under the supervision of a full‑time photography faculty member. A clearly defined written agreement between the student and the instructor involved is required before the independent study is undertaken. This agreement should clearly state the nature of the student’s research, and the scope of the project and schedule of work should be equivalent to the workload of a three‑credit course.

Component(s): Studio

PHOT 498 Special Topics in Photography (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Written permission of the Department is required.

Description: A course for advanced students which provides an opportunity for the study of limited and more specialized aspects of photography.

Component(s): Lecture

PHOT 499 Special Topics in Photography (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Written permission of the Department is required.

Description: A course for advanced students which provides an opportunity for the study of limited and more specialized aspects of photography.

Component(s): Lecture

Print Media Courses

PRIN 211 Intaglio I (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: While priority is given to students within the program, students wishing to enrol in the course must meet one of the following prerequisites 1) enrolment in a major or minor program in the Department of Studio Arts; 2) enrolment in a BFA program with credit requirements in Studio Arts; 3) written permission of the program director as determined by portfolio submission and space availability.

Description: An introductory studio course in intaglio techniques with an emphasis on creative imagery. This course covers traditional techniques and photo‑based processes. Assignments, lectures, and critiques focus on theoretical, historical, and aesthetic issues in contemporary print media.

Component(s): Studio

PRIN 221 Lithography I (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: While priority is given to students within the program, students wishing to enrol in the course must meet one of the following prerequisites 1) enrolment in a major or minor program in the Department of Studio Arts; 2) enrolment in a BFA program with credit requirements in Studio Arts; 3) written permission of the program director as determined by portfolio submission and space availability.

Description: An introductory studio course in lithographic techniques with an emphasis on creative imagery. This course covers drawing and photo‑based processes on stone and plate. Assignments, lectures, and critiques focus on theoretical, historical, and aesthetic issues in contemporary print media.

Component(s): Studio

PRIN 231 Screen Printing I (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: While priority is given to students within the program, students wishing to enrol in the course must meet one of the following prerequisites 1) enrolment in a major or minor program in the Department of Studio Arts; 2) enrolment in a BFA program with credit requirements in Studio Arts; 3) written permission of the program director as determined by portfolio submission and space availability.

Description: An introductory studio course in the basic techniques of screen printing with an emphasis on creative imagery. This course covers stencil techniques using digital and hand‑drawn processes. Assignments, lectures, and critiques focus on theoretical, historical, and aesthetic issues in contemporary print media.

Component(s): Studio

PRIN 241 Processes in Digital Print Media I (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: While priority is given to students within the program, students wishing to enrol in the course must meet one of the following prerequisites 1) enrolment in a major or minor program in the Department of Studio Arts; 2) enrolment in a BFA program with credit requirements in Studio Arts; 3) written permission of the program director as determined by portfolio submission and space availability.

Description: An introductory studio course in the basic concepts of contemporary digital imaging and print applications. This course covers file creation and layers for multi‑plate hand‑printing. The creation of multiples through traditional, non‑traditional, and other historical technologies is also explored. Lectures and critiques focus on theoretical, critical, and aesthetic issues in contemporary digital print media.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for PRIN 341 or 351 may not take this course for credit.

PRIN 271 Contemporary Print Processes I (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: While priority is given to students within the program, students wishing to enrol in the course must meet one of the following prerequisites 1) enrolment in a major or minor program in the Department of Studio Arts; 2) enrolment in a BFA program with credit requirements in Studio Arts; 3) written permission of the program director as determined by portfolio submission and space availability.

Description: This introductory studio course addresses special topics in print processes and new technologies. Students create a portfolio of artwork that demonstrates their research.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Specific topics, and additional prerequisites if required, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

PRIN 291 Contemporary Relief and Woodcut I (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: While priority is given to students within the program, students wishing to enrol in the course must meet one of the following prerequisites 1) enrolment in a major or minor program in the Department of Studio Arts; 2) enrolment in a BFA program with credit requirements in Studio Arts; 3) written permission of the program director as determined by portfolio submission and space availability.

Description: An introductory studio course in the basic techniques of woodcut and relief printing with an emphasis on creative imagery. This course covers the basic principles of cutting and hand‑printing on wood, linoleum, and other materials. Assignments, lectures, and critiques focus on theoretical, historical, and aesthetic issues in contemporary print media.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under a PRIN 371 number may not take this course for credit.

PRIN 311 Intaglio II (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: PRIN 211 ; and six credits in Print Media. Students must be in second‑year standing with 24 credits completed in a Fine Arts program prior to enrolling. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the program director is required.

Description: An intermediate intaglio studio course with an emphasis on individual creative and theoretical development through experimentation and innovation. This course explores multi‑plate image making, including drawing and photographic applications in print, advanced proofing, and printing processes. Group and individual critiques and discussions emphasize problem solving and critical analysis in the creation of personal imagery. Students are required to develop a coherent portfolio that demonstrates their engagement in contemporary print practice.

Component(s): Studio

PRIN 321 Lithography II (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: PRIN 211 ; and six credits in Print Media prior. Students must be in second‑year standing with 24 credits completed in a Fine Arts program prior to enrolling. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the program director is required.

Description: An intermediate lithography studio course with emphasis on individual creative and theoretical development through experimentation and innovation. This course explores hand‑drawn, digital, and photographic processes through stone and plate lithography with an emphasis on colour printing. Group and individual critiques and discussions emphasize problem solving and critical analysis in the creation of personal imagery. Students are required to develop a coherent portfolio that demonstrates their engagement in contemporary print theory and practice.

Component(s): Studio

PRIN 331 Screen Printing II (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: PRIN 231 and six credits in Print Media. Students must be in second‑year standing with 24 credits completed in a Fine Arts program prior to enrolling. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the program director is required.

Description: An intermediate screen‑printing studio course with an emphasis on individual creative and theoretical development through experimentation and innovation. This course provides the opportunity for continued research in drawing, photographic and digital applications, colour printing, alternative printing surfaces, and the combination of print processes. Group and individual critiques and discussions emphasize problem solving and critical analysis in the creation of personal imagery. Students are required to develop a coherent portfolio that demonstrates their engagement in contemporary print theory and practice.

Component(s): Studio

PRIN 341 Processes in Digital Print Media II (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: PRIN 241 and six credits in Print Media. Students must be in second‑year standing with 24 credits completed in a Fine Arts program prior to enrolling. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the program director is required.

Description: An intermediate studio course with an emphasis on concepts of digital imaging, print applications, file creation, and layers for multi‑plate hand‑printing and file export to various digital print formats. Lectures and critiques focus on theoretical, critical, and aesthetic issues in contemporary digital print media. Students are required to develop a coherent portfolio that demonstrates their involvement in contemporary print theory and practice.

Component(s): Studio

PRIN 365 The Artist’s Book as Object (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Students must have completed nine credits in Print Media prior to enrolling. Students must be in second‑year standing with 24 credits completed in a Fine Arts program prior to enrolling. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the program director is required

Description: An intermediate studio course with an emphasis on individual creative and theoretical development through experimentation and innovation. This course explores book structures, bindings, and print processes for the creation of artist books as objects. Group and individual critiques and discussions emphasize problem solving and critical analysis in the creation of personal imagery.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under a PRIN 371 number may not take this course for credit.

PRIN 366 Aspects of the Artist Book (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Students must have completed nine credits in Print Media prior to enrolling. Students must be in second‑year standing with 24 credits completed in a Fine Arts program prior to enrolling. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the program director is required.

Description: An intermediate studio course with an emphasis on creative and theoretical development through experimentation and innovation. Through lectures, demonstrations, and assignments on the technical and conceptual considerations in creating traditional and non‑traditional book forms, this course explores book arts from the vantage point of print media examining the broad definition of the terms “artist book” or “book art.” Group and individual critiques and discussions emphasize problem solving and critical analysis in the creation of personal imagery. This course has a compulsory computer lab component.

Component(s): Laboratory

Notes:
  • Students are required to bear the cost of materials.
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under a PRIN 381 number may not take this course for credit.

PRIN 371 Contemporary Print Processes II (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Students must have completed nine credits in Print Media prior to enrolling. Students must be in second‑year standing with 24 credits completed in a Fine Arts program prior to enrolling. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the program director is required.

Description: This intermediate studio course addresses topics in print processes and technologies. Students create a portfolio of artwork that demonstrates their research.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Specific topics, and additional prerequisites if required, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

PRIN 381 Aspects of Print Media (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Students must have completed nine credits in Print Media prior to enrolling. Students must be in second‑year standing with 24 credits completed in a Fine Arts program prior to enrolling. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the program director is required.

Description: An intermediate studio course that focuses on theoretical issues and practices in contemporary print media. Students create a body of artwork that demonstrates critical thinking and research on the featured topic.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Specific topics, and additional prerequisites if required, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

PRIN 391 Contemporary Relief and Woodcut II (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: PRIN 291 and six credits in Print Media. Students must be in second‑year standing with 24 credits completed in a Fine Arts program prior to enrolling. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the program director is required.

Description: An intermediate studio course in the techniques of woodcut and relief printing with an emphasis on creation. This course explores hand‑drawn, digital and related processes through woodcut and relief. Colour and advanced printing are covered. Group and individual critiques and discussions emphasize problem solving and critical analysis in the creation of personal imagery. Students are required to develop a coherent portfolio that demonstrates their involvement in contemporary print theory and practice.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under a PRIN 371 number may not take this course for credit.

PRIN 398 Special Topics in Print Media (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Students must have completed nine credits in Print Media prior to enrolling. Students must be in second‑year standing with 24 credits completed in a Fine Arts program prior to enrolling. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the program director is required.

Description: An intermediate studio course that examines ideas and practices in contemporary print media, students produce printed images that reflect their research and critical thinking on the specific topic.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Specific topics, and additional prerequisites if required, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

PRIN 399 Special Topics in Print Media (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Students must have completed nine credits in Print Media prior to enrolling. Students must be in second‑year standing with 24 credits completed in a Fine Arts program prior to enrolling. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the program director is required.

Description: An intermediate studio course that examines ideas and practices in contemporary print media, students produce printed images that reflect their research and critical thinking on the specific topic.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Specific topics, and additional prerequisites if required, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

PRIN 411 Intaglio III (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: PRIN 311 ; and nine credits in Print Media. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the program director is required.

Description: An advanced intaglio studio course with an emphasis on individual creative and theoretical development through experimentation. This course explores digital and photo‑generated imagery, multiple‑plate colour processes, alternative print surfaces, combined print techniques, and new technologies. Group and individual critiques and discussions emphasize problem solving and critical analysis in the creation of personal imagery. Students are required to develop a coherent portfolio that demonstrates their engagement in contemporary print theory and practice.

Component(s): Studio

PRIN 421 Lithography III (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: PRIN 321 ; and nine credits in Print Media. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the program director is required.

Description: An advanced lithography studio course with an emphasis on individual creative and theoretical development through experimentation and innovation. This course explores advanced techniques in stone and plate lithography, hand‑drawn, photographic, and digitally generated imagery. Group and individual critiques and discussions emphasize problem solving and critical analysis in the creation of personal imagery. Students are required to develop a coherent portfolio that demonstrates their engagement in contemporary print theory and practice.

Component(s): Studio

PRIN 431 Screen Printing III (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: PRIN 331 ; and nine credits in Print Media. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the program director is required.

Description: An advanced screen‑printing studio course with an emphasis on individual creative and theoretical development through experimentation and innovation. This course investigates hand‑drawn, photographic and digital print applications, and combined techniques. Group and individual critiques and discussions emphasize problem solving and critical analysis in the creation of personal imagery. Students are required to develop a coherent portfolio that demonstrates their engagement in contemporary print theory and practice.

Component(s): Studio

PRIN 441 Advanced Processes in Digital Print Media III (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: PRIN 341 ; and nine credits in Print Media. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the program director is required.

Description: An advanced digital studio course with an emphasis on individual creative and theoretical development through experimentation and innovation. In this course, students develop an independent interdisciplinary research project that investigates the integration of digital and traditional reproduction technologies. Group and individual critiques and discussions emphasize problem solving and critical analysis in the creation of personal imagery. Students are required to develop a coherent portfolio that demonstrates their engagement in contemporary print theory and practice.

Component(s): Studio

PRIN 451 Advanced Projects in Print Media I (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: A 300-level Print Media course must be completed previously prior to enrolling. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the program director is required.

Description: An advanced studio course where students propose and complete print projects in consultation with the instructor. Students design projects according to their interests and established technical proficiency. The course emphasizes individual practice within the context of informed discussion, group and individual critiques, gallery and museum visits, and may include an exhibition.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who want advanced technical information in a particular process should enrol in 300‑ or 400‑level courses of intaglio, screen printing, lithography, or digital print processes.

PRIN 452 Advanced Projects in Print Media II (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: PRIN 451 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the program director is required.

Description: An advanced studio course where students propose and complete print projects in consultation with the instructor. Students design projects according to their interests and established technical proficiency. The course emphasizes individual practice within the context of informed discussion, group and individual critiques, gallery and museum visits, and may include an exhibition. This course is a continuation of PRIN 451 .

Notes:
  • Students who want advanced technical information in a particular process should enrol in 300‑ or 400‑level courses of intaglio, screen printing, lithography or digital print processes.

PRIN 470 Independent Study in Print Media (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: A 400-level PRIN course must be completed previously or concurrently prior to enrolling. Students must have completed 48 credits in their degree program prior to enrolling Written permission of the Department is required. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 is required before requesting permission.

Description: This course provides a limited number of students the opportunity to pursue advanced studies in print media under the supervision of a full‑time print faculty member. A clearly defined written agreement between the student and the instructor involved is required before the independent study is undertaken. This agreement should clearly state the nature of the student’s research, and the scope of the project and schedule of work should be equivalent to the workload of a six‑credit course.

Component(s): Studio

PRIN 471 Independent Study in Print Media I (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: A 400-level PRIN course must be completed previously or concurrently prior to enrolling. Students must have completed 48 credits in their degree program prior to enrolling. Written permission of the Department is required. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 is required before requesting permission.

Description: This course provides a limited number of students the opportunity to pursue advanced studies in print media under the supervision of a full‑time print faculty member. A clearly defined written agreement between the student and the instructor involved is required before the independent study is undertaken. This agreement should clearly state the nature of the student’s research, and the scope of the project and schedule of work should be equivalent to the workload of a three‑credit course.

Component(s): Studio

PRIN 472 Independent Study in Print Media II (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: A 400-level PRIN course must be completed previously or concurrently prior to enrolling. Students must have completed 48 credits in their degree program prior to enrolling. Written permission of the Department is required. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 is required before requesting permission.

Description: This course provides a limited number of students the opportunity to pursue advanced studies in print media under the supervision of a full‑time print faculty member. A clearly defined written agreement between the student and the instructor involved is required before the independent study is undertaken. This agreement should clearly state the nature of the student’s research, and the scope of the project and schedule of work should be equivalent to the workload of a three‑credit course.

Component(s): Studio

PRIN 481 Professional Internship (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Written permission of the Department is required.

 

Description: Internships are for students who wish to obtain practical experience by working as an apprentice in a professional environment, or who would like to pursue research in the curating of prints, print criticism, or other related experience in print media, and receive academic credit for the activity. Approval of the project will be based on the demonstrable learning potential of the activity. Students are required to submit an internship proposal that clearly defines the objective of the activity, appropriate workload (equivalent to the hours required for a three‑credit course), nature of participation, and supervisory schedules. The internship will be jointly supervised by a faculty member and a qualified professional. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain approval for the proposal from a program advisor, including any required contractual agreements, before the start of the internship.

Component(s): Studio

PRIN 498 Special Topics in Print Media (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: A 300-level Print Media course must be completed previously prior to enrolling. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the program director is required.

Description: An advanced studio course with an emphasis on individual creative and theoretical development through experimentation and innovation. In this course, students produce printed images that reflect their research and critical thinking on the specific topic. Group and individual critiques and discussions emphasize problem solving and critical analysis in the creation of personal imagery. Students are required to develop a coherent portfolio that demonstrates their engagement in contemporary print theory and practice.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Specific topics, and additional prerequisites if required, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

PRIN 499 Special Topics in Print Media (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: A 300-level Print Media course must be completed previously prior to enrolling. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the program director is required.

Description: An advanced studio course with an emphasis on individual creative and theoretical development through experimentation and innovation. In this course, students produce printed images that reflect their research and critical thinking on the specific topic. Group and individual critiques and discussions emphasize problem solving and critical analysis in the creation of personal imagery. Students are required to develop a coherent portfolio that demonstrates their engagement in contemporary print theory and practice.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Specific topics, and additional prerequisites if required, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

Sculpture Courses

SCUL 201 Introduction to Sculpture and Installation (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Enrolment in a BFA degree program excluding the Major in Sculpture is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the program coordinator is required, as determined by portfolio submission. Please consult the Department of Studio Arts website for more information about the portfolio submission process.

Description: This introductory-level course covers fundamental ideas and techniques central to 3-dimensional art making within the context of contemporary art. Students explore elementary sculptural concepts and technical processes, including assemblage, woodworking and mould making/casting.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students in the Major in Sculpture may not take this course for credit.
  • A limited number of spaces are open to Studio Arts Department students.
  • Students who have completed SCUL classes may not take this course for credit.

SCUL 210 Sculpture and Material Practices (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: While priority is given to students within the program, students wishing to enrol in the course must meet one of the following prerequisites 1) enrolment in a major or minor program in the Department of Studio Arts; 2) enrolment in a BFA program with credit requirements in Studio Arts; 3) written permission of the program director as determined by portfolio submission and space availability.

Description: In this studio‑based course, students explore the expansive field of contemporary sculpture and the range of materials and ideas employed by contemporary artists working in the discipline. Students present their sculptures through critiques, class discussions and individual consultations. Students gain exposure to metal work, wood work, and mould‑ making/casting, as well as experience in developing three‑dimensional artistic works within the context of contemporary sculpture.

Component(s): Studio

SCUL 251 Sculpture/Mechanics (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Enrolment in the Intermedia (Video, Performance and Electronic Arts) program is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department is required.

Description: This studio course introduces students to animating sculpture through a variety of techniques such as moving joints, gear, chain, and pulley systems, and motion converters, leading to more complex assemblies in animating static form. Students develop basic skills in reading and drawing blueprints, as well as in measuring and marking techniques for application in metal, wood, mould‑making, and other applicable materials.

Component(s): Studio

SCUL 310 Sculpture and Spatial Practices (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: SCUL 210 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Department is required.

Description: This course builds upon the expansive field of contemporary sculpture, with an emphasis on the development of an individual art practice, including installation, intervention, public artworks, action/ performance, and object making. Students build upon their awareness of contemporary sculptural practices, contexts and issues. Students present their artworks through critiques, class discussions and individual consultations. Further exposure and competence are developed in metal work, wood work and mould‑making/casting.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for SCUL 300 may not take this course for credit.

SCUL 311 Metal Casting: Bronze and Aluminum I (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: SCUL 210 or CERA 230 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Department is required.

Description: This course includes an introduction to the sculptural histories and contemporary contexts of bronze casting, and the technical processes of casting. Students also develop their conceptual skills in making contemporary sculpture with this traditional method. The course includes slide lectures, class discussions, a final critique and technical demonstrations.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • A course fee for materials is required.

SCUL 312 Metal Casting: Bronze and Aluminum II (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: SCUL 311 .

Description: A continuation of SCUL 311 . In this advanced course, students learn to cast larger or more complex artworks in bronze or aluminum. Depending on the student’s project, this process may involve organic burn‑out techniques, multiples or multi‑part casting fabrication, or casting metal in sections to be welded together.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • A course fee for materials is required.

SCUL 396 Digital Sculpture (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Permission of the Department is required.

Description: This studio course introduces 3D software for sculptors, covering modelling, drafting, and rendering for both real and virtual output, using advanced manual and automated processes.

Component(s): Studio

SCUL 397 Intermediate Digital Sculpture II (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: SCUL 397 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Department is required.

Description: This course provides greater experience and advanced skills in 3D modelling. Students gain sufficient understanding of 3D modelling to support independent work, producing not only virtual sculptures but also physical sculptures using manual or automated processes. Issues related to the use of technology within the larger context of sculpture are explored.

Component(s): Studio

SCUL 398 Special Topics in Sculpture (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Students must be in third‑year standing with fewer than 33 credits remaining in their degree program prior to enrolling. Written permission of the Department is required.

Description: A workshop/ seminar course providing an opportunity for the study of specialized aspects of sculpture.

Component(s): Studio

SCUL 399 Special Topics in Sculpture (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Written permission of the Department is required.

Description: A workshop/seminar course providing an opportunity for the study of specialized aspects in sculpture.

SCUL 410 Sculpture as Practice (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: SCUL 310 . If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Department is required.

Description: An advanced sculpture class in which students develop and create a body of artwork situated within the contexts of contemporary sculpture. Diversity of sculptural practices, research and critical discourse are encouraged to promote professional autonomy in students’ studio work. Students present their artworks through critiques, class discussions and individual consultations.

Component(s): Studio

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for SCUL 400 may not take this course for credit.

SCUL 450 Independent Study (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously or concurrently: SCUL 410 / SCUL400. Students must have completed 48 credits in their degree program prior to enrolling. Written permission of the Department is required. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 is required before requesting permission.

Description: This course provides a limited number of students the opportunity to pursue advanced studies in sculpture under the supervision of a full‑time sculpture faculty member. A clearly defined written agreement between the student and the instructor involved is required before the independent study is undertaken. This agreement should clearly state the nature of the student’s research, and the scope of the project and schedule of work should be equivalent to the workload of a six‑credit course.

Component(s): Studio

SCUL 451 Independent Study I (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously or concurrently: SCUL 410 / SCUL 400. Students must have completed 48 credits in their degree program prior to enrolling. Written permission of the Department is required. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 is required before requesting permission.

Description: This course provides a limited number of students the opportunity to pursue advanced studies in sculpture under the supervision of a full‑time sculpture faculty member. A clearly defined written agreement between the student and the instructor involved is required before the independent study is undertaken. This agreement should clearly state the nature of the student’s research, and the scope of the project and schedule of work should be equivalent to the workload of a three‑credit course.

Component(s): Studio

SCUL 452 Independent Study II (3 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously or concurrently: SCUL 410 / SCUL 400. Students must have completed 48 credits in their degree program prior to enrolling. Written permission of the Department is required. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 is required before requesting permission.

Description: This course provides a limited number of students the opportunity to pursue advanced studies in sculpture under the supervision of a full‑time sculpture faculty member. A clearly defined written agreement between the student and the instructor involved is required before the independent study is undertaken. This agreement should clearly state the nature of the student’s research, and the scope of the project and schedule of work should be equivalent to the workload of a three‑credit course.

Component(s): Studio

SCUL 490 Advanced Studio Practice (6 credits)

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Enrolment in the Major in Sculpture, the Major in Ceramics, or the Major in Fibres and Material Practices is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, written permission of the Department is required.

 

Description: A studio course providing an opportunity for the advanced student to work in an intimate context within a studio setting, structured around current topics of theoretical and practical importance.

Component(s): Lecture

Video Courses

VDEO 350 Video History and Theory (6 credits)

Description: A survey lecture course introducing the history and theory of art video practice since its inception in the 1960s. The course locates the roots of this art form in such divergent impulses as conceptualism, community activism, technological experimentation, and broadcast television, as well as in narrative and documentary traditions. In addition, regional Canadian video artists and co‑operatives are situated within international historical trends and the development of post‑modern and other theoretical perspectives. Weekly screenings.

Component(s): Lecture

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