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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions A Art ART
Art ART

Instruction offered by members of the Department of Art in the Faculty of Arts.

Junior Courses
Art 231       Art Fundamentals: 2D
Foundation course in two-dimensional art making. Creative exploration of pictorial space, composition and design will occur via learning fundamentals of perspective, colour, shape, balance and unity. Approaches may include wet and dry media, digital technologies, collage. These will be addressed in the context of research, problem solving, visual fluency and conceptual development.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
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Art 233       Art Fundamentals: 3D
Foundation course in three-dimensional art making. Creative exploration may include media such as plaster, clay, wood, and found objects. Technical approaches may include mold-making, casting, additive and subtractive processes. Form, mass, volume and materials will be addressed in the context of research, problem solving, visual fluency and conceptual development.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
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Art 235       Introduction to Photography and Digital Imaging
An introductory course in current photographic methods, including digital photography, digital image processing and printing, and the presentation of photographs.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Notes:
Students must provide their own digital single lens reflex camera for the duration of the term. Please consult with the department for more information.
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Art 241       Drawing I
Introductory course in observational and representational drawing. Creative exploration includes mark-making, hand-eye co-ordination, proportions, perspective, line, texture, figure-ground relationships and pictorial composition. Approaches may include pencil, conté, charcoal, pastel, pen and ink. These will be addressed in the context of research, problem-solving, visual fluency and conceptual development.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
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Art 243       Drawing II
Developing observational and representational skills through figure drawing and exploration of the contemporary field. Approaches will include a more developed understanding of colour, research, problem solving, visual fluency and conceptual development.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 241.
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Art 251       Media Arts: Practice and Theory
Technical instruction and creative opportunities in the media arts, in addition to examination of historical, theoretical and critical context.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
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Art 271       Introduction to Printmaking
Basic concepts and techniques in Fine Art Printmaking.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
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Senior Courses
Art 301       Studies in Contemporary Canadian Art
Study of recent Canadian art from a range of perspectives in art criticism.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Art 309       Foundations of Art Education
An introduction to the history, theory and philosophy of art education through participatory learning events.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission into the Major and Minor degree programs offered by the Department of Art.
Also known as:
(formerly Art 205)
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Art 311       Topics in Art
Topics related to contemporary studio and curatorial practices such as spirituality, exhibitions, digital storytelling, new media, or public art.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Art 313       Video Art
Focuses on concepts, issues, and techniques of video as an art medium. Students will gain experience and a working knowledge of concept development, video shooting and digital editing, in the context of contemporary art theory and practice.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 235.
Notes:
Students must provide their own digital video camera for the duration of the term.
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Art 315       Programming for Artists
An introduction to computer programming techniques used to create interactive art projects.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) in courses labelled Art.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Art 315 and any of Computer Science 217, Computer Science 231, 235, Data Science 211 or Engineering 233 will not be allowed.
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Art 317       Electronics for Artists
Theoretical and practical applications of basic electronic principles and techniques involving the use of electronics in contemporary art practices. Will include applied experiences with hardware and visual programming environments.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) in courses labelled Art.
Also known as:
(formerly Art 439)
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Art 319       Digital Illustration
Introduces students to vector-based illustration techniques, their historical context, and terminology. The course provides a focus on the fundamentals of designing with imagery, and the relationship between verbal and visual communication.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 235.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Art 319 and 253 will not be allowed.
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Art 321       Net Art: Theory and Practice
Examination of the work of Net-based artists and investigation of the Internet as a vehicle to extend art and design practice.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Art 323       Digital Sculpture
Introduces students to 3D modelling by means of digital sculpting techniques, their historical context and terminology. Provides a focus on the fundamentals of working and designing in three-dimensional space.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 235.
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Art 327       Art Now I
A series of presentations by visiting artists and scholars that introduces students to professional practices of contemporary visual artists.
Course Hours:
1.5 units; Q(0-2)
Prerequisite(s):
15 units (2.5 full-course equivalents) in courses labelled Art.
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Art 329       Art Now II
A series of presentations by visiting artists and scholars that introduces students to professional practices of contemporary visual artists.
Course Hours:
1.5 units; Q(0-2)
Prerequisite(s):
15 units (2.5 full-course equivalents) in courses labelled Art.
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Art 331       2D Digital Imaging
Electronic visualization involving computer applications in artistic practice.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 235.
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Art 334       Time-Based Art
Exploration of time and duration as a component of artistic practice, that may include the use of frame-based media and camera-less animation.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 235.
Also known as:
(formerly Art 333)
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Art 336       Digital Photography
Fundamental technical and aesthetic considerations in the use of the still digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera and basic use of the microcomputer in support of digital image processing in art.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 235.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Art 336 and 337 will not be allowed.
Notes:
Students must provide their own digital single lens reflex camera for the duration of the term.
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Art 338       Film Photography
Further work in photography, using film and silver-based photographic materials including intensive use of the variables of exposure, film development and silver-based printing of photographic materials.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 235.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Art 338 and 335 will not be allowed.
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Art 341       Drawing the Figure
Theory and practice of drawing the human figure at a developing level involving an extended range of drawing media.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 241.
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Art 342       Art Education Across the Lifespan I
An exploration of the cognitive, emotional, and social development of infants, children and adolescents learning art. Students will engage in experiential learning in formal and informal settings.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Art 342 and any of 305, 307 or 393 will not be allowed.
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Art 343       Drawing: Construction of Pictoral Space
Extends the range of concepts and practices in drawing to include pictorial space.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 241.
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Art 344       Art Education Across the Lifespan II
An exploration of the cognitive, emotional, and social development of adults learning art. Students will engage in experiential learning in formal and informal settings.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Art 344 and any of 305, 307 and 393 will not be allowed.
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Art 345       Anatomical Drawing I
Perceptual and drawing skills pertaining to human anatomical relationships.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 241.
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Art 347       Anatomical Drawing II
Further development of anatomical drawing skills including anatomical structures of the hands and the muscles of facial expression.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 345.
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Art 349       Drawing for the Biological Sciences
Basic and more complex principles of drawing from subjects pertaining to the biological sciences; drawing from observation, exploration of foundational skills in a cross-disciplinary context.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Notes:
Cannot be used a prerequisite for other Art courses
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Art 351       Painting: Figuration
Painting on a two-dimensional surface; the use of oils and acrylics in an exploration of the figure.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 231 or 241.
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Art 353       Painting: Abstraction
Painting on a two-dimensional surface; the use of oils and acrylics in the exploration of abstraction.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 231 or 241
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Art 361       Visual Research Methods
Students utilize arts-based research methods to formulate and develop an independent project. Projects normally will be completed using digital photography.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) in courses labelled Art at the 300 level.
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Art 363       Advanced Visual Research Methods
Students pursue individually designed arts-based research projects, examine approaches to editing, sequencing, and presenting projects to an audience. Projects normally will be completed using digital photography.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 361.
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Art 365       Topics in Studio Research and Critique I

Studio-based introduction to contemporary and emerging creative practices contextualized through critique. Topics may include: installation art, performance art, slip casting, or hybrid art forms.


Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Art 373       Printmaking: Lithography
Basic concepts and techniques of lithographic printing.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
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Art 377       Printmaking: Serigraphy
Basic concepts and techniques of silk-screen printing.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
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Art 379       Printmaking: Relief and Intaglio

Basic concepts and techniques in relief and intaglio printmaking.


Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
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Art 381       Sculpture: Materials and Processes
Technical and conceptual exploration of sculpture through materials and processes. This may include a range of methods such as mold-making, casting, assemblage, carving, welding, forging, riveting, time-based media, installation or digital media.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 233.
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Art 383       Sculpture: Concepts and Strategies
Conceptual and professional exploration of sculpture introducing students to strategies and concepts to assist in research and problem solving. Approaches may include understanding object-hood, material as content, serial art, art movements impacting sculpture, public art, and sculpture and the market.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 233.
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Art 397       Professional Development
Professional development activities, documentation and dissemination associated with working as a professional artist, including intellectual property, ethics, and the context of different art communities.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
12 units of Art at the 200 level or above.
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Art 399       Art in Theory and Practice I
Theories of art, critical methodologies, and aesthetics in the visual arts across history and cultures.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Art 401       Studies in Contemporary International Art
Study of recent international art practices from a range of perspectives in art criticism.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Art 405       Mechatronic Art and Design
Focus on the development and production of physical systems-based artwork that incorporate elements of robotics, motion control, software and hardware design.  An introduction to electronic devices for use in artmaking, providing practical experience with sensors, motors, switches, gears, lights, simple circuits and computers to create kinetic and interactive works of art.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 235 and 315.
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Art 411       Selected Topics in Art Education
Exploration of topics in art education such as multiculturalism, creativity, developmental issues, or special needs learners.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Art 421       Advanced Topics in Digital Arts
Advanced studio inquiry into digital art forms developing students’ technical and conceptual skills. Advanced exploration of digital media topics such as 2D graphics, 3D graphics, animation, motion capture, and modelling will enable research creation directed toward self-generated practice.
Course Hours:
3 units: H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
15 units (2.5 full-course equivalents) in Art at the 300 level including one of Art 313, 331, 319, 323 or 334.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Art 431       3D Digital Imaging
Creative research in 3D digital visualization and fabrication involving multimedia software and hardware. May include 3D printing, rapid prototyping, laser cutting, and computer controlled milling.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
15 units (2.5 full-course equivalents) in Art at the 300 level, including one of Art 313, 319, 323, 331, 334 or 336.
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Art 438       Advanced Topics in Photography
Advanced studio inquiry into photography developing students’ foundational, technical and conceptual skills. Deeper exploration of topics in photography such as long term projects, narrative, projection, printing and alternative processes will enable research creation directed toward self-generated practice. Activities will include workshops, studio practice and critique.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
15 units (2.5 full-course equivalents) of Art at the 300 level including Art 336 or 338.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Art 438 and either 435 or 437 will not be allowed.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Art 445       Advanced Topics in Drawing
Advanced studio inquiry into drawing that develops foundational, technical and conceptual skills. Deeper exploration of topics in drawing such as mixed media, street art and socio-political issues will enable research and creation directed toward self-generated practice.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
15 units (2.5 full-course equivalents) of Art at the 300 level, including one of Art 341, 343, 345, 347 or 349.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Art 445 and either 441 or 443 will not be allowed.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Art 451       Painting: Expanded Field
Students explore an expanded field of painting through installing and contextualizing their work. This may include pictorial, spatial, performative, and conceptual responses to site. Students may engage in collage/assemblage, shaped canvases, text/image, objects, paint, and unconventional materials.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 231 or 241.
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Art 455       Advanced Topics in Painting
Advanced studio inquiry into painting developing students’ foundational, technical and conceptual skills. Deeper exploration of painting will enable research creation directed toward self-generated practice. Activities will include workshops, studio practice and critique. Topics offered may include murals, gender and the body, figure and landscape, or materiality.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
15 units (2.5 full-course equivalents) in 300 level Art and one of Art 351 or 353.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Art 465       Topics in Studio Research and Critique II
A studio-based topics course that provides students with an opportunity for developing their exploration of contemporary and emerging creative research practices, contextualized via critique. Topics may include visiting artist, studio research, figure painting, visual research.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
15 units (2.5 full-course equivalent) in Art at the 300 level including Art History 333.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Art 475       Advanced Topics in Printmaking
Advanced studio inquiry into printmaking developing students’ technical and conceptual skills. The course will explore advanced practices in areas such as lithography, serigraphy, intaglio through thematic approaches such as technology and place.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
15 units (2.5 course equivalents) of Art at the 300 level, including one of Art 373, 377 or 379.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Art 475 and either 471 or 473 will not be allowed.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Art 481       Sculpture: Mold Making and Casting
An exploration of mold making and casting techniques in the realization of sculptural forms.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 233.
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Art 485       Advanced Topics in Sculpture
Advanced studio inquiry into sculpture that develops technical and conceptual skills. Activities will include studio practice and critique enabling research creation directed toward self-initiated practice. Topics may include sculptural exploration of installation, performance, and site specific art.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
15 units (2.5 full-course equivalents) in Art at the 300 level including one of Art 381 or 383.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Art 485 and 483 will not be allowed.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Art 491       Community-Based Art Experiences
A seminar and field experience course introducing prospective educators to all facets of planning and implementing positive art experiences in a non-school setting.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(2-1)
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Art 499       Art in Theory and Practice II
Examination and discussion of theoretical issues associated with current practice in art.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 399 and admission to the BFA or BFA Honours in Visual Studies.
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Art 501       Advanced Topics in Media Arts
Advanced studio inquiry into media art forms developing students’ technical and conceptual skills. Topics may include: sound and interactivity, immersive art, tele-arts and projection mapping that will enable research creation directed toward self-generated practice.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
15 units (2.5 full-course equivalents) of Art at the 300 level including one of Art 323, 315, 317 or 321.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Art 501 and either Fine Arts 507.08 or 507.09 will not be allowed when the topic is Tele-Arts.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Art 503       Computer Game Design
The game design process will be explored, including a history of video games, genres, game mechanics, design documents, and a summary of the development process. The focus will be on design, rather than development, and the artistic and creative assets, rather than the software. Students will design a game and will create a playable prototype. The principles will be applicable to other sorts of games, and to media art in general.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 251.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Art 503 and either Fine Arts 507.06 or 507.07 will not be allowed.
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Art 509       Curriculum Building for Art
Developing curriculum and program structures for formal and community art education. Program design includes current theory and practice and a field research component.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 231, 233, one of 342 or 344 and 12 units (2.0 full-course equivalents) in courses labelled Art at the 300 level or above.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Art 509 and 515 will not be allowed.
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Art 513       Directed Study
Independent studio research under the supervision of a faculty member.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(1T-6)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
Notes:
May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents).
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Art 560       Honours Thesis
Independent studio research and production supported by a research paper for BFA Honours Visual Studies students, culminating in a Thesis Exhibition.
Course Hours:
6 units; F(2T-4)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 461 and admission to the BFA Honours Visual Studies Program.
Notes:
Normally completed concurrently with Art 561 and 563.
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Art 561       Advanced Studio II
Directed studio research and production.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
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Art 563       Advanced Studio III
Further directed studio research and production.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 561.
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Art 565       Studio Research and Critique III
Advanced studio course that develops self-generated approaches to creative research and critique. Encourages engagement with contemporary and emerging practices and leads to critical fluency, contextualized via critique. Situated in an interdisciplinary setting, students can expect to encounter a wide range of themes and approaches to support their practice.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 465.
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Art 595       Studio Research
Independent studio research for honours students.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(1T-6)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to Honours in Visual Studies and consent of the Department.
Corequisite(s):
Art 561 or 563.
Notes:
May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent).
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Art 599       Professional Aspects of Art
Examination and discussion of the issues associated with the professional aspects of surviving as an artist. Presentations by professional artists practicing in the field will form a major component of the course.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) in courses labelled Art at the 400 level and admission to the BFA or BFA Honours in Visual Studies.
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Graduate Courses
Art 601       History of Art I
Individual study: in consultation with the instructor, the student will select a research topic in art history or art criticism.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(0-3T)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to a graduate program in the Department of Art.
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Art 603       History of Art II
Individual study: in consultation with the instructor, the student will select a research topic in art history or art criticism.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(0-3T)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 601.
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Art 605       Critical Study and Research
Individual study and research in the area of studio specialization, critical theory, methodological issues and/or historical topics.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(0-3T)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to a graduate program in the Department of Art.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Art 609       Art Theory and Criticism
Investigation of contemporary global art theory and criticism.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
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Art 611       Research Methods in Art
Introduces students to art making as a process of knowledge production and research creation.
Course Hours:
3 units H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to a graduate program in the Department of Art.
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Art 661       Advanced Studio Practice

Individual study in studio, with seminar-based discussions in research area.

661.01. Advanced Studio Practice

661.02. Thesis Studio Practice


Course Hours:
6 units; F(3/2S-10)
Prerequisite(s):
For Art 661.01: Admission to a graduate program in the Department of Art. For Art 661.02, the prerequisite is Art 661.01.  
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Art 691       Pedagogy and Professional Practice
Issues in professional practice and post-secondary teaching in visual art. Optional course.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to a graduate program in the Department of Art.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Art 761       Advanced Independent Studio research
Theoretical and applied concepts in studio.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(2T-10)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to a graduate program in the Department of Art.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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