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Visual Arts 0510 Fundamentals of Art I View Details
The students will be provided with studio experience of the fundamental components necessary for the creation of visual art. Students will engage in projects and assignments that examine the importance of shape making, line and contour, colour and tonal relationships, composition, perspective and spatial illusion, and other aspects of two-dimensional and three-dimensional art. Students will also be introduced to the work of prominent and influential artists as they relate to the projects at hand.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: Lecture/Studio 4 hours per week. Project time as required.
Notes: May not be taken by Visual Arts majors.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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Visual Arts 1010 Introductory Painting View Details
A beginning painting course introducing students to both traditional and contemporary painting techniques. A variety of subjects, including the nude figure, is employed to explore the practical applications of colour and design theories.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: Lecture/Studio 4 hours per week. Project time as required.
Notes: Enrolment limit: 25
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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Visual Arts 1030 Introductory Sculpture View Details
An introduction to basic vocabulary, concepts and processes of three-dimensional form.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: Lecture/Studio 4 hours per week. Project time as required.
Notes: Enrolment limit: 15
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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Visual Arts 1050 Introductory Ceramics View Details
An introduction to the techniques of handbuilding and throwing on the potter's wheel designed to familiarize the students with the nature of clay. The course includes clay and glaze decorating techniques as well as the loading and firing of kilns.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: Lecture/Studio 4 hours per week. Project time as required.
Notes: Enrolment limit: 15
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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Visual Arts 1070 Introductory Printmaking View Details
This is a survey of the historical, technical and aesthetic aspects of intaglio and relief printmaking. The course covers the basic procedures and technical processes of printmaking.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: Lecture/Studio 4 hours per week. Project time as required.
Notes: Enrolment limit: 15
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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Visual Arts 1090 Prehistory to the Middle Ages View Details
A survey of the artifacts, art and architecture from Prehistory through to the late Medieval period. Emphasis is placed on the historical, religious, political and cultural contexts of production with a focus on Western artistic production.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in Visual Arts 1080 may not take Visual Arts 1090/1091 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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Visual Arts 1091 Renaissance to the Contemporary Period View Details
A survey of the major artists, architects and artistic movements of the early Renaissance through to the present day. The visual arts and architecture from Europe as well as the Americas, Asia and India will be examined in relation to the contexts of production.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in Visual Arts 1080 may not take Visual Arts 1090/1091 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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Visual Arts 1110 Introduction to Two Dimensional Design and Media View Details
A practical and theoretical exploration of the elements used in creating images in the visual art. In addition to in class projects that explore black and white as well as colour applications, the course will also use popular software such as ADOBE PHOTOSHOP and similar programs to introduce the students to digital image making.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: Lecture/Studio 4 hours per week. Project time as required.
Notes: Enrolment limit: 25. Students who have previous credit in Visual Arts 1000 may not take Visual Arts 1110/1130 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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Visual Arts 1130 Introduction to Three Dimensional Design View Details
A practical and theoretical exploration of the elements used in creating three dimensional design and composition. Students will work through a series of studio projects using a variety of materials and approaches that examine volume, space, line, mass and colour as the primary tools for composing in three-dimensional space.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: Lecture/studio 4 hours per week. Project time as required
Notes: Enrolment limit: 25. Students who have previous credit in Visual Arts 1000 may not take Visual Arts 1110/1130 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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Visual Arts 1150 Introductory Drawing View Details
An introductory course exploring a wide range of traditional and contemporary approaches to drawing. Through a series of studio assignments and illustrated lectures, students will learn to use various drawing materials and techniques to examine the fundamental elements of visual communication such as line, tone, shading and composition.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: Lecture/studio 4 hours per week. Project time as required.
Notes: Enrolment limit: 25. Students who have previous credit in Visual Arts 1020 may not take Visual Arts 1150/1170 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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Visual Arts 1170 Introduction to Figure Drawing View Details
An introduction to rendering the human body as a subject in visual arts. Through a series of studio exercises and assignments, students will explore the range of techniques and tools used for traditional and contemporary approaches to drawing the figure.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: Lecture/studio 4 hours per week. Project time as required.
Notes: Enrolment limit: 25. Students who have previous credit in Visual Arts 1020 may not take Visual Arts 1150/1170 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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Visual Arts 2010 Intermediate Drawing, Part I View Details
Explores contemporary and traditional approaches to different methods of drawing. Various methods of figure drawing based on direct observations and other research will be addressed.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Visual Arts 1150 or 1170
Offering: Lecture/studio 6 hours per week. Project time as required.
Notes: Enrolment limit 25. Students who have a previous credit in Visual Arts 2021 may not take Visual Arts 2010/2011 for credit.

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Visual Arts 2011 Intermediate Drawing, Part II View Details
Drawing with an emphasis on alternative methods and unconventional tools. Includes observational studies of the human form.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Visual Arts 2010
Offering: Lecture/studio 6 hours per week. Project time as required.
Notes: Enrolment limit 25. Students who have a previous credit in Visual Arts 2021 may not take Visual Arts 2010/2011 for credit.

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Visual Arts 2014 Intermediate Painting, Part I View Details
An exploration of contemporary painting with a focus on colour, composition, and the review of painting materials and techniques.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Visual Arts 1010
Offering: Lecture/studio 6 hours per week. Project time as required.
Notes: Enrolment limit 25. Students who have a previous credit in Visual Arts 2041 may not take Visual Arts 2014/2015 for credit.

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Visual Arts 2015 Intermediate Painting, Part II View Details
A project based approach to studio painting with a focus on understanding theories of art as they relate to contemporary trends in painting.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Visual Arts 2014
Offering: Lecture/studio 6 hours per week. Project time as required.
Notes: Enrolment limit 25. Students who have a previous credit in Visual Arts 2041 may not take Visual Arts 2014/2015 for credit.

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Visual Arts 2110 Intermediate Ceramics, Part I View Details
Covers hand-building techniques using different clay bodies. Includes the study of contemporary ceramic practices for clay manipulation, glaze mixing and surface treatments. Participating in the kiln firing process is an integral part of the course.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Visual Arts 1050
Offering: Lecture/studio 6 hours per week. Project time as required.
Notes: Enrolment limit 15. Students who have a previous credit in Visual Arts 2101 may not take Visual Arts 2110/2111 for credit.

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Visual Arts 2111 Intermediate Ceramics, Part II View Details
Further development of clay working skills for hand-building sculptural forms and enhancing techniques for wheel-throwing. Glaze chemistry and non-traditional surface treatments will also be explored.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Visual Arts 2110
Offering: Lecture/studio 6 hours per week. Project time as required.
Notes: Enrolment limit 15. Students who have a previous credit in Visual Arts 2101 may not take Visual Arts 2110/2111 for credit.

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Visual Arts 2112 Intermediate Sculpture, Part I View Details
Study of the techniques and methods used for the production of studio sculpture. Covers fabrication with mold making and casting materials and construction methods for using soft and rigid materials.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Visual Arts 1030
Offering: Lecture/studio 6 hours per week. Project time as required.
Notes: Enrolment limit 15. Students who have previous credit in Visual Arts 2121 may not take Visual Arts 2112/2113 for credit.

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Visual Arts 2113 Intermediate Sculpture, Part II View Details
Concepts in contemporary art will be applied to studio assignments for creating sculpture.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Visual Arts 2112
Offering: Lecture/studio 6 hours per week. Project time as required.
Notes: Enrolment limit 15. Students who have previous credit in Visual Arts 2121 may not take Visual Arts 2112/2113 for credit.

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Visual Arts 2114 Intermediate Printmaking View Details
Study of the techniques and processes used for intaglio, relief and silk screen printing. Covers etch, aquatint, and block printing.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Visual Arts 1070

Offering: Lecture/studio 6 hours per week. Project time as required.
Notes: Enrolment limit 15. Students who have a previous credit in Visual Arts 2143 may not take Visual Arts 2114/2115 for credit.

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Visual Arts 2115 Graphic Design View Details
Introduction to the fundamentals of graphic design and computer graphics using Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign software. Covers typography, digital illustration, and preparing art for print.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Visual Arts 2114
Offering: Lecture/studio 6 hours per week. Project time as required.
Notes: Enrolment limit 15.

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Visual Arts 2211 Critical Studies in Early Twentieth Century Art View Details
A critical examination of the major artistic movements of western Europe in relation to political, social and cultural contexts.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Open to students in their second year level or higher. Students who have a previous credit in Visual Arts 2220 may not take 2211/2212 for credit.

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Visual Arts 2212 Critical Studies in Late Twentieth Century Art View Details
A critical examination of the major artistic movements of western Europe and the United States in relation to political, social and cultural contexts.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Open to students in their second year level or higher. Students who have a previous credit in Visual Arts 2220 may not take Visual Arts 2211/2212 for credit.

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Visual Arts 2310 Special Topics in Art History View Details
An in-depth study of a particular theme or historical period in art history. The subject matter will be announced by the Department in advance.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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Visual Arts 2315 Special Topics Studio View Details
An in-depth exploration of an area of studio practice. The topic will be announced by the Department in advance.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: Studio 3 hours per week.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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Visual Arts 2410 Computer Art I View Details
An introduction to commonly used techniques for producing two-dimensional images via computer technology. Using popular applications such as ADOBE PHOTOSHOP and similar programs, the course will introduce the student to issues related to image acquisition and creation, file formats and their uses, image editing, colour and tonal balance and the creative use of image masks.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; 0-0
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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Visual Arts 2430 Computer Art II View Details
An advanced exploration of the techniques introduced in Visual Arts 2410.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Visual Arts 2410 or permission of the instructor
Offering: 0-0; 3-0
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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Visual Arts 3001 Advanced Sculpture View Details
Students will be encouraged to focus on particular materials and processes in contemporary sculptural practice through an in-depth investigation of co
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s):

Visual Arts 2113

Offering: Lecture/Studio 6 hours per week. Project time as required.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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Visual Arts 3021 Advanced Drawing View Details
An advanced study involving drawing from observation, memory and imagination. Both figurative and non-figurative subject matter are utilized. An emphasis is placed on the development of the technical and aesthetic skills required for effective self-expression.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s):

Visual Arts 2011

Offering: Lecture/Studio 6 hours per week. Project time as required.
Notes: Enrolment limit: 20
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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Visual Arts 3041 Advanced Painting View Details
A course that emphasizes individual problem solving and self-expression involving the painted image.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s):

Visual Arts 2015

Offering: Lecture/Studio 6 hours per week. Project time as required.
Notes: Enrolment limit: 20
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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Visual Arts 3060 Native Arts and Crafts View Details
This studio/lecture course focuses on the traditional designs and craft objects associated with the indigenous groups of Canada from immediate pre-contact to the present. Historical and cultural contexts are analyzed as they relate to various Native groups and their artistic production.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Cross-List(s): Indigenous Learning 3060
Offering: Lecture/Studio 3 hours per week. Project time as required. (May also be offered in Summer term.)
Notes: Restricted to HBEd (Aboriginal Education) students except with permission of the Chair of the Department of Aboriginal Education. Students who have previous credit in Visual Arts 2060/Indigenous Learning 2060 may not take Visual Arts 3060/Indigenous Learning 3060 for credit. Enrolment limit: 25

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Visual Arts 3101 Advanced Ceramics View Details
Students experience advanced wheel-throwing and hand-building towards developing individual expressions of form. Glaze technology is taught. The firing of kilns by students is an integral part of the course.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s):

Visual Arts 2111

Offering: Lecture/Studio 6 hours per week. Project time as required.
Notes: Enrolment limit: 15
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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Visual Arts 3141 Advanced Printmaking View Details
A further exploration in silkscreen and intaglio methods, stressing experimentation and unconventional procedures, including the use of photo-media and mixed media. Projects will stress professionalism and development of a personal style.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s):

Visual Arts 2115

Offering: Lecture/Studio 6 hours per week. Project time as required.
Notes: Enrolment limit: 15
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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Visual Arts 3231 History of North American First Peoples' Art View Details
A history of first peoples' art of the Southwest, Southeast, Plains, Northeast, Great Lakes, and Subarctic areas from the earliest known works to those showing the adaptation of western aesthetics and mediums.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Open to students in their second year level or higher.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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Visual Arts 3811 Special Topics in Art History View Details
The topic for this seminar will vary from year to year. Topic will be announced by the department in advance.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Open to students in their third year level or higher.

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Visual Arts 3823 Special Topics Studio View Details
The topic of this special studio course will vary from year to year and will be given by instructors with a particular interest in an area where a yearly course offering is impossible. Please check with the Visual Arts office for the current topic being offered.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Offering: Seminar 4 hours per week. Project time as required.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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Visual Arts 3870 Critical Studies in Feminist Art History View Details
A critical examination of feminism, gender and sexuality in relation to the visual art produced by women from the late 1960s to the contemporary period.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Women's Studies 3870
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Open to students in their third year level or higher. Students who have a previous credit in Visual Arts 3880 may not take Visual Arts 3870/3871 for credit. Women's Studies Group 1 Course

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Visual Arts 3871 Critical Studies in Feminist Visual Culture View Details
A critical examination of feminism, gender and sexuality in relation to contemporary visual culture. Media explored include film, television, advertising and toys.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Women's Studies 3871
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Open to students in their third year level or higher. Students who have a previous credit in Visual Arts 3880 may not take Visual Arts 3870/3871 for credit. Women's Studies Group 1 Course

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Visual Arts 4003 Senior Sculpture Seminar View Details
In this course students will examine contemporary attitudes in the art world and will integrate these theories into studio projects. Projects in diverse media are created in order to test the formal, traditional and conceptual boundaries of art.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): Visual Arts 3001
Offering: Lecture/Studio 6 hours per week. Project time as required.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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Visual Arts 4010 Internship View Details
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with work experience in an art-related setting. This may involve work in the area of commercial or applied art or other media-based industries, volunteer or paid labour in an art gallery setting, assisting in the teaching of art classes, tutoring in art, or other appropriate work experiences. Work experiences are recorded in a journal. Students have the option of producing a significant paper of sufficient length on a relevant topic. Specific assignments will be arranged for each student.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): 4th year standing in Visual Arts or permission of the Department
Offering: Hours per week will vary
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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Visual Arts 4021 Senior Drawing Seminar View Details
An advanced investigation of various technical and conceptual issues involving the drawn image. Individual problem solving and the development of effective self-expression are emphasized.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): Visual Arts 3021 and permission of the Chair
Offering: Seminar 6 hours per week. Project time as required.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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Visual Arts 4041 Senior Painting Seminar View Details
A further investigation of various technical and conceptual issues involving the painted image. Individual problem solving and the development of self-expression are emphasized.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): Visual Arts 3041 and permission of the Chair
Offering: Seminar 6 hours per week. Project time as required.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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Visual Arts 4101 Senior Ceramics Seminar View Details
This independent study program in ceramics is arranged in consultation with the faculty advisor. The student is responsible for the basic design and implementation of his/her program which includes research papers and studio work.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): Visual Arts 3101 and permission of the Chair
Offering: Seminar 6 hours per week. Project time as required.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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Visual Arts 4130 Senior Seminar View Details
An examination of professional practice in the visual arts and a forum for testing critical thinking are achieved through the preparation of a portfolio.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): 4th year standing in Visual Arts or permission of the Department
Offering: Seminar 4 hours per week. Project time as required.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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Visual Arts 4140 Major Studio View Details
An advanced, intensive exploration of the student's primary medium. The student is expected to provide a statement of intent and work to fulfill his/her stated goals. A significant body of exhibition quality work is expected. Works produced in this course are selected for an annual exhibition of fourth year work. The medium of the Major Studio may not be duplicated in other fourth year courses.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): 4th year standing in Visual Arts
Offering: Seminar/Studio 12 hours per week. Project time as required.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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Visual Arts 4141 Senior Printmaking Seminar View Details
Students are expected to display a professional command of the print media and to develop a portfolio of mature work. Choice of media will be dependent upon the individual's creative and artistic needs.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): Visual Arts 3141
Offering: Lecture/Studio 6 hours per week. Project time as required.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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Visual Arts 4213 History of 20th and 21st Century Canadian Art View Details
A critical examination of the Visual Arts in Canada from the twentieth century to the contemporary period.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Open to students in their third year level or higher.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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Visual Arts 4250 Critical Theory and Art History View Details
An exploration of the critical shifts that have occurred within the discipline of art history. Theories examined include Marxism, feminism, post-structuralism, deconstruction and postmodernism.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Open to students in their third year level or higher.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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