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University of Calgary Calendar 2015-2016 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions A Art ART
Art ART

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

Art 103       Visiting Artists and Scholars
A series of presentations by visiting artists and scholars. Attendance is compulsory.
Course Hours:
(0-1)
Corequisite(s):
Any 300- or 400-level studio course.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Art 104       Visiting Artists and Scholars
A series of presentations by visiting artists and scholars. Attendance is compulsory.
Course Hours:
(0-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 103.
Corequisite(s):
One 500-level studio course.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Junior Courses
Art 205       Introduction to the 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 a degree program offered by the Department of Art.
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Art 231       Art Fundamentals: 2D
Two-dimensional activities and the structural, organizational, perceptual, social and psychological aspects of art.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
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Art 233       Art Fundamentals: 3D
Three-dimensional activities and the structural, organizational, perceptual, social and psychological aspects of art.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
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Art 235       Introduction to Photography
An introductory course in current photographic methods, including digital photography, digital image processing, film photography, film developing and printing and the presentation of photographs in both digital and paper-based media.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with 300-level credit or above in photography. Credit for only one of Art 235 or 335 will be permitted.
Notes:
Each student must have uninterrupted access to a good-quality digital camera.
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Art 241       Drawing I
Basic theory and practice of drawing, involving mainly still life and figure projects in monochromatic media.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
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Art 243       Drawing II
Continuation of Art 241, introducing colour media.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 241.
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Art 251       Media Arts: Practice and Theory I
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 253       Media Arts: Practice and Theory  II
Continued 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)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 251.
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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 305       Applied Concepts in Early Childhood Art
Theory and methods of creating meaningful art experiences for young children (ages 3-8), with a practical component.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 205, 231 and 233.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for both Art 305 and 211 will not be allowed.
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Art 307       Applied Concepts in Art with Children
Theory and methods of creating meaningful art experiences for children aged 6 to 12, with a practical component.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 205, 231 and 233.
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Art 311       Topics in Art
Topics in art may include art appreciation, art and everyday life, themes in art history.
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. Each student 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):
Completion of at least 3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) in Art.
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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):
Completion of at least 3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) in Art.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Art 315 and Computer Science 217, Computer Science 231, Computer Science 235 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):
Completion of at least 3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) in Art.
Also known as:
(formerly Art 439)
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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 331       2D Digital Imaging
Electronic visualization involving computer applications in artistic practice.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 251.
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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 such as time-lapse photography, stroboscopy, stop-motion, and camera-less animation.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 251.
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 both Art 336 and 337 will not be allowed.
Notes:
Students wanting to take this class 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 336.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Art 338 and either 335 or 235 will not be allowed.
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Art 339       Applied Colour Theory
Investigations into the concepts and practices which have supported theories of colour in the visual arts.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
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Art 341       Drawing III
Theory and practice of drawing at an intermediate level involving an extended range of drawing media.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 243.
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Art 343       Drawing IV
Continuation of Art 341 extending the range of concepts and practices.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 341.
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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 243.
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Art 347       Anatomical Drawing II
Continuation of Art 345. Further study and work in anatomical drawing.
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 I
Painting on a two-dimensional surface; the use of oils and acrylics.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 243.
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Art 353       Painting II
Further study and work in painting.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 351.
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Art 373       Printmaking, Lithography I
Basic concepts and techniques of lithographic printing.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
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Art 377       Printmaking, Serigraphy I
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 I
Development and realization of sculpture with various techniques and materials.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 233.
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Art 383       Sculpture II
Further study and work in sculpture.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 381.
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Art 393       Applied Concepts in Art with Adolescents
Development of teaching rationales and strategies for students aged 12 to 18 with a practical component.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 205, 231 and 233.
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in Art 390.
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Art 395       Introduction to Visual Art I
Exploration of materials, processes, concepts and history related to the visual arts. This is a course for non-majors.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in Art 231.
Notes:
Not open to BFA (Visual Studies) students.  Art 395 does not serve as a prerequisite for further study in BFA (Visual Studies) program.
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Art 397       Introduction to Visual Art II
Further exploration of materials, processes, concepts and history related to the visual arts. This is a course for non-majors.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in Art 233.
Notes:
Not open to BFA (Visual Studies) students.  Art 397 does not serve as a prerequisite for further study in BFA (Visual Studies) program.
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Art 399       Art in Theory and Practice I
Theories of art, critical methodologies, and aesthetics in the visual arts.
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 251 and 315.
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Art 411       Selected Topics in Art Education
Possible topics include, but are not limited to: Multiculturalism and Art Education, Creativity and Art Education, Developmental Issues in Art Education, Art Education with Special Needs Learners.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 205 and one of 305, 307 or 393.
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):
Art 251.
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Art 435       Intermediate Photography I
Investigation of technical and conceptual aspects of Zone System photography and studio lighting; individual and group study that may include work in film, digital printing and digital photography.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 337 or 338.
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Art 437       Intermediate Photography II
Continuing work in photography, with emphasis on hand-coated printing media.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 435.
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Art 441       Drawing V
Drawing at an intermediate level with an increased emphasis on individual initiative and contemporary concepts in defining objectives.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 343.
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Art 443       Drawing VI
Continuation of Art 441.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 441.
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Art 451       Painting III
Intermediate work in painting intended to increase ability to deal with painting concepts through appropriate media-technical means.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 353.
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Art 453       Painting IV
Continuation of Art 451.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 451.
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Art 461       Advanced Studio I
Directed studio research and production for students admitted to the BFA Honours Visual Studies.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of Department or admission to the Honours Program.
Notes:
Portfolio and statement of intent required. Students applying to the Honours Program must also meet GPA and course requirements.
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Art 465       Selected Topics in Studio Research

Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Completion of at least 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) in 300-level studio art.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Art 471       Intermediate Printmaking: Technique
Intermediate work in printmaking with an emphasis on technique and a concentration in one of the four (relief, etching, silkscreen, lithography) print media.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
One of Art 373, 377 or 379.
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Art 473       Intermediate Printmaking: Colour
Intermediate work in printmaking with an emphasis on colour and a concentration in one of the four (relief, etching, silkscreen, lithography) print media.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
One of Art 373, 377 or 379.
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Art 481       Sculpture III
Problems of three-dimensional form in a variety of materials and techniques.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 383.
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Art 483       Sculpture IV
Continuation of Art 481.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 481.
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Art 491       Community-Based Art Experiences I
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)
Prerequisite(s):
One of Art 305, 307 or 393.
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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.
Notes:
Restricted to BFA (Visual Studies) students.
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Art 501       Selected Topics in Media Arts
Possible topics include, but are not limited to: Advance Digital Imaging, Sound and Interactivity, Immersive Art, Tele-Arts.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
Antirequisite(s):
When the topic is Tele-Arts, students who have previously taken Fine Arts 507.08 and 507.09 may not also receive credit for this course.
Notes:
Please consult with an Arts Program Advisor for more information.
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):
Not for credit with Fine Arts 507.06 or 507.07.
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Art 509       Curriculum Building for Art
Analysis and development of curriculum structure based on current theory with a field research component.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 205 and 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) in Art.
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Art 513       Directed Study

Course Hours:
3 units; H(1T-6)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
MAY BE TAKEN UP TO THREE TIMES FOR CREDIT
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Art 515       Designing Programs for Art
A seminar course devoted to the analysis and design of program structures derived from current theory with a field research component.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 509.
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Art 535       Advanced Photography I
Photography for advanced students taking individual directions with special attention to the interrelation of technique and aesthetics.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 437.
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Art 537       Advanced Photography II
Photography for advanced students taking individual directions in black and white and colour photography, with emphasis on the presentation of groups of photographs of related theme or technique.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 535.
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Art 543       Drawing VII
Drawing for advanced students taking individual directions.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 443.
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Art 551       Painting V
Painting for advanced students taking individual directions.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 453.
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Art 553       Painting VI
Painting for advanced students taking individual directions.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 551.
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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 Honours Program.
Notes:
Normally completed concurrently with Art 561 and 563, but requires a body of studio production distinct from that of 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):
Art 461.
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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 571       Advanced Printmaking: Technique
Printmaking for advanced students taking individual directions with emphasis on technique.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
One of Art 471 or 473.
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Art 573       Advanced Printmaking: Colour
Printmaking for advanced students taking individual directions with emphasis on colour.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
One of Art 471 or 473.
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Art 583       Sculpture V
Sculpture for advanced students taking individual directions. Workshop facilities are available for work in plastics, metal, wood, stone, clay and related materials.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 483.
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Art 591       Community-Based Art Experiences II
A seminar and field experience course in which students take increased individual responsibility for implementation of educational strategies in diverse field settings.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(2-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Art 491.
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Art 595       Studio Research
Independent studio research.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(1T-6)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
Corequisite(s):
Art 561 or 563.
MAY BE TAKEN UP TO THREE TIMES 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):
A 400-level course in Art.
Notes:
Restricted to BFA (Visual Studies) students.
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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):
Restricted to MFA or PhD students enrolled in the Art Department.
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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):
Restricted to MFA or PhD students enrolled in the Art Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Art 661       Advanced Studio Practice

Individual weekly study in studio, with seminar-based discussions in research area. The seminar meets every two weeks throughout the entire academic year.

661.01. Advanced Studio Practice

661.02. Thesis Studio Practice


Course Hours:
6 units; F(3/2S-10)
Prerequisite(s):
For Art 661.01: Restricted to MFA or PhD students enrolled in the Art Department. 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):
Restricted to MFA or PhD students enrolled in the Art Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Art 699       Topics in Art Theory and Criticism
Studies in contemporary art theory and criticism.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
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):
Restricted to MFA or PhD students enrolled in the Art Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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