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  • Objectives
    The Fine Arts program offers a major and minor providing an undergraduate formation in both art history and studio practice within the context of a liberal arts education. The degree earned is a liberal arts degree, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), a more versatile diploma, not a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.). Students obtain a foundation for possible careers in teaching, the practice of art, museum curatorship, arts administration or art librarianship, among others. An honours degree with a concentration in either studio art or art history is an option for students with superior academic records wishing to complete additional Fine Arts credits. An honours degree is recommended for those students wishing to apply to programs of graduate study.
  • Academic title
    Bachelor of Arts - Fine Arts
  • Course description
    Studio work at Bishop's normally begins with the entry level courses, introductions to practice in two- and three-dimensional media, combined with the application of critical concepts to visual experience and art-making. Students may take courses in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography. Each of these areas is taught by an instructor who is a dedicated teacher and active practitioner in his or her field. Expanded purpose built studio facilities in the Fine Arts Building provide adequate space for medium size classes offering individual attention to students' work and a group atmosphere that is congenial and supportive. Regarding entrance to all studio courses, priority is given to Fine Arts students.

    Offerings in art history include the survey of Western art, and courses in depth on periods in European art from the Renaissance through the 20th century as well as courses in Canadian art. Students' conceptual horizons in studying art history are developed through courses on the theory and criticism of art, the methods and concepts of art history, and feminist approaches to the discipline. Attention to art in its institutional context is a common thread in art historical instruction at Bishop's.

    A major resource for the Department of Fine Arts, as well as for the larger community, is the Foreman Art Gallery. The Gallery mounts exhibitions of art historical interest and shows representative of new directions in contemporary art. This spacious facility is located adjacent to the Centennial Theatre.

    The Program

    The major in Fine Arts has three components: art history (FIH), studio (FIS), and comparative arts (FIN). It requires a minimum of 48 departmental or cognate courses, with a minimum of 21 credits in art history including FIH 102, FIH 104, FIH 105, two 200-level courses (of which only one may be a cross-listed course), and two 300-level art history courses, 21 credits in studio art, as well 6 credits from the comparative arts component of the program. Students normally advance to 200- and 300-level courses according to their year in the program. Fine Arts Studio 140, 160, 170, 181 and 182 and 190 are prerequisites to further studio work for Fine Arts majors and minors, who must achieve a grade of at least 65% in one or more of these courses to be admitted to more advanced studio courses. These are also the courses to which students from other programs who may wish to study studio art are directed.

    The minor requires a minimum of 24 departmental or cognate credits, with 12 credits in art history including FIH 102, FIH 104, FIH 105, one additional 3 credit art history course, and 12 credits in studio.

    Art History and Theory Concentration in Liberal Arts

    Program requirements:
    36 credits in art history including FIH 102, FIH104 and FIH 105 and at least two 300-level courses. Of the seven (7) remaining Art History theory courses two may be cross-listed courses.
    Double Major: Secondary Education and Fine Arts

    Program requirements for students pursuing a double major in Secondary Education and Fine Arts may be found under "School of Education" in the Academic Calendar. All questions concerning courses and requirements should be referred to the Chair of the School of Education.

    All majors and honours students in Fine Arts must satisfy the Humanities Divisional requirement outlined at the beginning of the Humanities section of the calendar.

    Honours Program

    The Honours Programs in Fine Arts require the completion of 60 credits in Fine Arts. Eligibility for admission to the Honours degree is determined by the following criteria: an average of at least 65% in all courses attempted in the student's first and second 30 credit program years and an overall average no lower than 70% in courses within the program. Academic eligibility of students aspiring to the Honours Program is established in the course of their second year.

    Two areas of concentration are recognized for the Honours degree with the following distribution in each:

    Art History Honours

    Course requirements include 21 credits in art history above the requirements for the major (21 credits in art history), for a total of 42 credits in art history, and 18 credits in studio. Of the credits in art history, 9 credits must be completed in 300 level courses with at least:
    3 credits in Renaissance/Baroque (FIH, formerly FIN 116ab, 210a, 211a, 212b, 214ab, 304a, 325b)
    3 credits in 18th/19th century art (FIH, formerly FIN 214a, 223ab, 227a, 231ab, 321ab)
    3 credits in 20th century/Canadian art (FIH, formerly FIN 104ab, 105ab, 240a)
    3 credits in art theory (FIH, formerly FIN 310b, 311a, 312a, 322b)
    9 credits in art history electives none of which can be double counted.

    Studio Honours

    A portfolio to be submitted by the end of the student's third full-time semester in the program is necessary for admission to this program. Course requirements consist of 36 credits in studio and 24 credits in art history. Within the studio requirement, 9 credits must be completed in 300 level courses with at least:
    6 credits in Drawing (FIS, formerly FIN160ab, 260ab, 261ab)
    3 credits in Printmaking or Photography (FIS, formerly FIN 190ab, 291ab, 182ab, 296ab, 302ab)
    9 credits in Sculpture and Painting, with at least 3 in each medium (FIS, formerly FIN 170ab, 281ab, 271ab, 181ab, 372ab, 382ab)

    Requirements for Advancement in Studio Program
    Normally students must achieve a grade of at least 65% in one or more Foundation level (100 level) studio courses before they may be admitted to more advanced studio courses. A student who believes he or she may have grounds to request exemption from one of the 100 level studio courses is required to present a portfolio of work to one of the studio faculty before registration in order that a determination may be made.

    Independent Study

    Students who have completed 60 credits in the program and who have completed the course work in a given area may submit a formal proposal to the department outlining a project to be undertaken independently in consultation with the instructor. The Independent Study option is available only to Fine Arts students who have been in the Bishop's program for at least a year and who are currently pursuing other courses in the department on a full-time or part-time basis. Departmental approval is contingent on acceptance of the proposed project or course of research by the supervising instructor. Projects will be received no later than the Friday following registration.

    Courses which are offered only occasionally are indicated by (#)


    Fine Arts History 101a     Survey of Western Art I     3-3-0
    Introduction to concepts and methods of art history. Survey of the visual arts from the Paleolithic Era through the Middle Ages.

    Fine Arts History 102b     Survey of Western art II     3-3-0
    Art historical approaches to the work of periods from the Renaissance on. Survey of the visual arts from the 15th century to recent times.

    Fine Arts History 104ab     Twentieth Century Art to 1950     3-3-0
    European art from the turn of the century to the rise of Abstract Expressionism. Cubism, the Fauves, German Expressionism, Pittura Metafisica, Dada and Surrealism are among the topics considered.

    Fine Arts History 105ab     Art Since 1950     3-3-0
    International movements in art from Abstract Expressionism through Pop, Minimal Art and tendencies of the 1970's and 80's.

    Fine Arts History 108ab     History of Photography     3-3-0
    This course will chronicle the discovery of photography from its prehistory and its diffusion throughout the world in the nineteenth century to contemporary approaches in the visual arts. It will also examine how photography became invested with a social role of such importance that communist, fascist and democratic regimes all turned it into a state tool. The final section of this course will examine how contemporary artists have taken it up as a significant tool for artistic practice, often to comment on powerful spheres of representation.

    Fine Arts History 110ab
    Classical Studies 110ab     The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt     3-3-0
    A survey of the art and architecture of ancient Egypt from the Pyramids to the Valley of the Kings and an introduction to the archaeological discoveries made in Egypt in the Twentieth century.

    Fine Arts History 114a     Medieval Art     3-3-0
    Painting, sculpture and architecture from the 4th through the 14th centuries.
    Prerequisite: Fine Arts History 101a, formerly FIN 101a, or permission of the instructor.

    Fine Arts History 116ab     Northern Renaissance Art     3-3-0
    This introductory level course will study the painting, sculpture, graphic arts, and, to a lesser extent, the architecture of northern Europe from 1425 to 1575; Special attention will be accorded the art of Jan Van Eyck, Hieronymus Bosch, Albrecht Drer, Hans Holbein the Younger, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, and the French Renaissance School of Fontainebleau.
    Prerequisite: Fine Arts History 102b, formerly FIN 102b

    Fine Arts History 201     Aspects of Renaissance and/or Baroque Art     3-3-0
    Study of particular aspects of Renaissance and/or Baroque Art and the concepts and theories which informed them at the time, up to recent approaches. The course is organized around analysis and discussion of works of art and texts.
    Prerequisites: Fine Arts History 101 and Fine Arts History 102 (formerly FIN 101 & FIN 102)

    Fine Arts History 205a
    Classical Studies 205a     Greek Art and Architecture     3-3-0
    Western art and architecture begin in ancient Greece. From miniature vases to monumental statues of ivory and gold, we will explore the creations of potters and painters, sculptors and architects and study Greek art from the Bronze age to the time of Alexander the Great.

    Fine Arts History 206ab    
    Classical Studies 206ab Early Christian and Byzantine Art     3-3-0
    This course examines the ways in which the Christians adapted elements from Greek, Roman and Near Eastern art and architecture to their religious beliefs and requirements and also studies the development of this new Christian art in the Byzantine Empire. Major topics include: Catacomb art, early Christian and Byzantine architecture, mosaic and painting, manuscript illuminations, textiles and the minor arts.

    Fine Arts History 207ab
    Classical Studies 207ab     Art and Architecture of the Etruscans and the Roman Republic     3-3-0
    In this course we will begin with a study of the colourful wall paintings of Etruscan tombs where men and women drink and dance and panthers and lions guard the dead. Once rulers of Rome, the Etruscans and their art declined as the Roman Republic grew powerful. We will examine how the Romans developed an innovative art and architecture which expressed the values of their society.

    Fine Arts History 208ab
    Classical Studies 208ab     Art and architecture of Imperial Rome     3-3-0
    A survey of Roman art and architecture from the first century A.D. to the fourth century A.D. The course examines the use of art as propaganda and the tension between tradition and innovation in Roman Art.

    Fine Arts History 210a     Christian Iconography in Medieval and Renaissance Art     3-3-0
    Exploration of religious subject matter in the painting and sculpture of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Conventions for depicting the saints and the Holy Family, and common religious themes and motifs will be studied by confronting images with their textual and pictorial sources. An essentially historical and iconographic approach to religious art will be broadened through the reading and discussion of recent psychoanalytical and structural analyses.
    Prerequisite: Fine Arts History 101a and 102b, formerly FIN 101a and 102b

    Fine Arts History 211a     Early Renaissance Art     3-3-0
    The evolution of sculpture, architecture, and painting in Italy from the 14th century "Proto-Renaissance" to the High Renaissance. This courses focuses on 15th century Florentine art and the theories which inform it, stressing in particular the work of Brunelleschi, Alberti, Botticelli, Leonardo, and the young Michelangelo.
    Prerequisite: Fine Arts History 101a or 102b, formerly FIN 101a or 102b

    Fine Arts History212b     The High Renaissance and Mannerism     3-3-0
    The evolution of sculpture, architecture, and painting in 16th century Italy. This course analyses in detail the style and iconography of the High Renaissance works of Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Titian, and traces their influence on the development of Mannerism in Italy.
    Prerequisite: Fine Arts History 101a and 102b, or 211a, formerly FIN 101a and 102b, or 211a

    Fine Arts History214ab     Baroque and Rococo Art     3-3-0
    Painting, sculpture and architecture of the 17th and 18th century in Europe.
    Prerequisite: Fine Arts History 102b, formerly FIN 102b

    Fine Arts History 223ab     Art and Art Criticism in France     3-3-0
    French art from the 18th through the early 20th century as presented in the critical and theoretical writings of authors such as Diderot, Stendhal, Baudelaire, and Breton.
    Prerequisite: Fine Arts History 101a or 102b or permission of the instructor, formerly FIN 101a or 102b

    Fine Arts History 227a     Neo-classicism and Romanticism     3-3-0
    Institutional and theoretical background of the classical revival. The transformation of history painting and the role of landscape.
    Prerequisite: Fine Arts History 102b, formerly FIN 102

    Fine Arts History 231ab     Realism through Post-Impressionism     3-3-0
    Realism in France; the Gothic Revival in architecture and historicism in English painting; cosmopolitan and national tendencies in German art are mid-19th century developments with which the course is concerned. It treats as well Barbizon landscape painting, Impressionism and the various movements diverging from Impressionism in the 1880s and '90s.
    Prerequisite: Fine Arts History 102b, formerly FIN 102b

    Fine Arts History 238
    Classical Studies 238
    Religion 238     Greece, Land of the Gods     6-6-0
    This six credit course examines the sacred art and architecture of ancient Greece from Mycenae to Byzantium on site in Greece. Offered in the Spring semester. After preliminary lectures on campus students will spend two weeks traveling to the major sacred sites of mainland Greece. Travel plans must be finalized by the middle of January prior to departure in May. Contact the Classics department for information. Offered in May 2005.

    Fine Arts History240a     Canadian Art     3-3-0
    Art and architecture in Canada from its indigenous background to the present.

    Fine Arts History 250ab Women in Art     3-3-0
    Historical conditions affecting women's access to the visual arts, including availability of training, patronage and social encouragement of amateurism. The course focuses on historical and recent relationships of women to art institutions and on participation in, or exclusion from, avant-garde movements from Impressionism through Abstract Expressionism. Further questions addressed are those of traditions of imagery among women artists, the role of women as mentors, and women in art scholarship and interpretation.
    Prerequisite: Fine Arts History 101a, 102b, or consent of instructor, formerly FIN 101a, 102b

    Fine Arts History 304b     Seminar in Renaissance Art     3-3-0
    The in depth study of a particular aspect of Renaissance art or art literature, for example an examination of the autobiographical dimension of Michelangelo's and Cellini's sculpture.
    Prerequisite: Fine Arts History 101 and Fine Arts History 102(formerly FIN 101 & 102) and at least one of FIH 116, 211, 212, 304 (formerly FIN 116, 211, 212, 304) OR Fine Arts History 101 and Fine Arts History 102 and Fine Arts History 223 (formerly FIN 101, 102 & 223)

    Fine Arts History 310b     Current Issues in the Theory and Criticism of Art     3-3-0
    An advanced course in the theory and interpretation of art, directed mainly to recent contributions in reception theory, psychoanalytic criticism, feminist readings and theories of post-modernism. Course work is oriented around analysis and discussion of texts, student formulation of critical positions and exercises in criticism.
    Prerequisite: Fine Arts History 101 and 102, formerly FIN 101 and 102, and one other art history course

    Fine Arts History 311b     Methods and Concepts of Art History     3-3-0
    An examination of the history and character of art history as a discipline. Readings and discussion of the work of scholars exemplifying some leading approaches to the history of art, and of research projects designed by students. Formerly Fine Arts 252b Students who have taken Fine Arts 252b may not take Fine Arts History 311b for credit
    Prerequisite: FIH 101 and 102 (formerly FIN 101 and 102) and at least one other art history course.

    Fine Arts History 312a     The Philosophy and Criticism of Art     3-3-0
    This course is an introduction to concepts of art or aesthetics within philosophical systems, such as those of Aristotle and Hegel, and to theories of art set forth in Renaissance and later writings. Consideration of art criticism and its institutional connections addresses the function of criticism from the 18th through the early 20th centuries. The course is organized around readings and discussion, with assignments in the practice of criticism, and includes sessions with studio faculty on criticism in studio instruction. Prerequisites: Fine Arts History 101a and 102b (formerly FIN 101&102b) and at least one other art history course. A Renaissance course is recommended.
    Formerly: Fine Arts 253, students who have taken Fine Arts 253 may not take Fine Arts History 312a.

    Fine Arts History 321ab     Seminar in 19th century Art     3-3-0
    An advanced course which explores in-depth a topic in 19th century art, e.g., the Romantic image of the artist; historicism in 19th century art, architecture and art criticism; primitivism and the archaic in Post-Impressionism.
    Prerequisite: Fine Arts History 101 and Fine Arts History 102 (formerly FIN 101 and 102)

    Fine Arts History 322     Seminar in 20th Century Art     3-3-0
    Topics in art and theory of the last century.

    Fine Arts History 325b     Seminar in Classical Gods and Renaissance Iconography     3-3-0
    The transmission and transformation of Greek and Roman mythology after the classical period with particular focus on the 15th and 16th centuries. The representation of the seven planetary gods, Saturn, Jupiter, Apollo, Mars, Venus, Mercury, and Diana, and their literary, medical, and astronomical sources will be examined in detail, in an attempt to elucidate the relationships among the visual arts, literature, and science in the Renaissance. This course will be conducted as a seminar in which students will be expected to participate in class discussion and will be asked to make an oral presentation. Prerequisites include Fine Arts History 101a, and 102b (formerly FIN 101a and 102b), and at least one of the following

    Renaissance courses: Fine Arts History 116b, 211a, 212b, 304b.
    Fine Arts History 350ab     Independent Study in Art History I     3-0-0
    Fine Arts History 351ab     Independent Study in Art History II     3-0-0
    Fine Arts History 352ab     Independent Study in art History III     3-0-0


    Foundation Level

    Fine Arts Studio 140ab     Foundation Studio     3-0-6
    An introduction to the media of studio art involving practice in drawing, sculpture and painting, combined with discussion of concepts in the analysis of visual experience and art-making.

    Fine Arts Studio 160ab     Drawing I     3-0-6
    This course is based on the premise that skills of visual observation derived from drawing are crucial to further studio practice. Furthermore, this quality of observation forms the basis of developing the creative mind. Students will be required to exercise their skills of observation of form, proportion, value, and movement.

    Fine Arts Studio 170ab     Sculpture I     3-0-6
    Students will be introduced to a study of three sculptural languages: the glyptic (subtraction), the plastic (substitution), and the linear (addition). Although group discussions will be employed, this aesthetic inquiry will primarily take the form of individual hands-on activity as the basis of group critical/theoretical study.

    Fine Arts Studio 175ab#     Introduction to Fibre Art     3-0-6
    An introduction to the nature and possibilities of fibres and to their use in art. Two and three-dimensional studio projects using techniques such as wrapping, fabric manipulation, dyeing, and papermaking, will take into account the characteristics of the material and the process.

    Fine Arts Studio 180ab     Colour: Theory and Practice     3-0-6
    Studio projects involving the use of watercolour and gouache. The course will explore the range of media associated with small scale format and more informal modes of expression.

    Fine Arts Studio 181ab     Painting I     3-0-6
    A course in painting with acrylics and/or oils on a variety of surfaces: stretched canvas, free hanging canvas, wood, paper, and others. Students will be encouraged to develop personal images through a series of exercises designed to familiarize them with: 1) various oil and acrylic techniques; 2) grammar of painting-form, texture, colour, composition; 3) subject matter, either abstract or figurative.
    Formally Fine Arts 280
    Students who have taken Fine Arts Studio 281ab (formerly FIN 281) may not take Fine Arts Studio 181ab(formerly FIN 181) for credit.

    Fine Arts Studio 182ab     Photography I     3-0-6
    This will be an introductory level photography course. As well exploring the basics of black and white negative processing and printing, several experimental processes and techniques will be introduced. The course will be structured around projects with specific cognitive goals which the student will be asked to explore. A portfolio submission will be required at the end of the course.
    Formally Fine Arts 295
    Students who have taken Fine Arts 295ab may not take Fine Arts Studio 182ab for credit.

    Fine Arts Studio 190ab     Printmaking I     3-0-6
    A course in the use of linoleum, etching, and silkscreen techniques for the production of monoprints and multi-prints. Students learn how to employ the printmaking media for expressive purposes according to personal preferences. In the process, they develop their sense of colour and form as well as their ability to articulate subject matter, whether of an abstract or figurative nature. Throughout the course students engage in critical discussion of their work with fellow students.

    Intermediate Level

    Fine Arts Studio 260ab     Drawing II     3-0-6
    A variety of exercises in drawing from the model that are directed towards the development of disciplined observation and technical control of the graphic media.
    Prerequisite: Fine Arts Studio 160ab, formerly FIN 160ab

    Fine Arts Studio 271ab     Sculpture II     3-0-6
    This course will involve a presentation of a system of aesthetic inquiry in which each student becomes increasingly aware of the process by which his/her imagery evolves while interacting with a variety of sculptural languages.
    Prerequisite: Fine Arts Studio 170ab, formerly FIN 170ab

    Fine Arts Studio 281ab     Painting II     3-0-6
    Further projects in painting for more advanced students.
    Prerequisite: Fine Arts Studio 180ab or 181ab (formerly FIN 180ab and 181ab)

    Fine Arts Studio 291ab     Printmaking II     3-0-6
    In this course students select one of the printmaking techniques learned in Fine Arts Studio 190ab (formerly FIN 190). In their chosen medium they are then expected to develop a consistent personal approach with regard to subject matter and techniques. Students are encouraged to enlarge their technical ability through continuous experimentation, and their intellectual understanding through participation in critical discussions of their own work and, whenever possible, the works of artists observed in current exhibitions.
    Formerly Fine Arts 191
    Students who have taken Fine Arts 191ab may not take Fine Arts Studio 291ab for credit.

    Fine Arts Studio 296ab     Photography II     3-0-6
    This course will be a continuation and development of the basic techniques and concepts explored in Photography I. The student is expected to have a working knowledge of basic black and white developing and printing processes. This course will expand on those techniques as well as explore such experimental techniques as solarizing, toning, negative printing, etc. The student will also be introduced to contemporary issues and practices in photography and be expected to address them in his/her own work through various assigned projects. There will be a comprehensive portfolio presentation at the end of the course.
    Prerequisite: Fine Arts Studio 182, formerly FIN 182

    Advanced Level

    Fine Arts Studio 261ab     Drawing III     3-0-6
    A continuation of studies in life drawing.
    Prerequisite: Fine Arts Studio 260ab, formerly FIN 260ab

    Fine Arts Studio 302ab#     Photography III     3-0-6
    This course will explore, through a variety of techniques and small assigned projects, critical issues in contemporary photographic art practice. Some of these would include: Walter Benjamin's notions regarding art works in the age of mechanical reproduction; the discourse of the copy versus the "original"; photographic appropriations and simulacra; media representations and their ability to shape personal identity; and also contextualizations of photographic images to create and change meaning. The student would then be expected to create a body of work exploring an important issue from a personal point of view.
    Prerequisite Fine Arts Studio 296, formerly FIN 296

    Fine Arts Studio 372ab     Sculpture III     3-0-6
    An advanced course in sculpture which will engage the student in a more intensive specialized area of 3-dimensional design. Each student will be required to choose a course of study in one of the following areas: the plastic, the linear, or the glyptic.
    Prerequisite: Fine Arts Studio 271ab, formerly FIN 271ab

    Fine Arts Studio 382ab     Painting III     3-0-6
    Painting III challenges the experienced student with several in-depth projects that simultaneously investigate topical oppositions and probe the language of painting for its own sake. Conceptual, spiritual, and deconstructive standpoints are addressed. Scale varies from serial, icon-size supports to large scale stretched canvasses. Contemporary and historical paintings are used as points of reference.
    Prerequisite: Fine Arts Studio 281ab, formerly FIN 281

    Fine Arts Studio 390ab     Independent Study in Studio Art I     3-0-0
    Fine Arts Studio 391ab     Independent Study in Studio Art II     3-0-0
    Fine Arts Studio 392ab     Independent Study in Studio Art III     3-0-0


    Fine Arts majors normally will be permitted to take 6 cognate credits that will count towards the Studio component from among: DRA101, 160, 161, 250, 251, and 262. With permission of the department, studio honours students may be permitted to take additional cognate courses. Fine Arts minors may apply one of the above cognates towards the minor.


    Majors are required to take 6 credits from the following list.

    Fine Arts 209/Phy112     Introduction to Holography     3-1-4
    This course is designed to give students an introduction to the principles of laser holography (3-D photography) while at the same time providing them with the opportunity to create holograms in the laboratory. No background in math or science is required. Students will make holograms using single and multiple beam reflection and transmission techniques. Special topics related to the making of rainbow, colour, and other types of holograms will be discussed and attention will be given to the application of this medium as a form of visual expression. In addition, students will be able to apply their knowledge to create holograms at home (sandbox holography).
    Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

    Fine Arts 218a     Digital Imaging for the Artist     3-3-0
    This course serves as an introduction to current practice on the computer in the graphics arts industry. Students will gain proficiency in the use of various software, particularly Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign on a Macintosh platform.
    Prerequisites: FIS 160, FIS 181 or FIS 182 (formerly FIN 160, 181 or 182)

    Fine Arts 222     Art Therapy     3-3-0
    This course acquaints students with the field of art therapy, by addressing relevant psychological background, theory and research as well as are therapy history approaches, and research. The course will include pertinent, gently guided practical experiences introducing students to therapeutic possibilities of art making.
    Not regularly offered.

    Fine Arts 235ab     Museology     3-3-0
    An introduction to theoretical and practical aspects of museology. The history and function of art museums, collection and conservation, museum administration and the organization of exhibitions are treated in the course, which includes projects in exhibition management.
    Prerequisite: Fine Arts History 101a, 102b (formerly FIN 101a, 102b), or consent of instructor

    Fine Arts 292     Sociology of Art     3-3-0
    An introduction to the Sociological study of the Arts. The course focuses on the social practices and organizational frameworks related to artistic production/creation, mediation processes, and the reception of art works and artists. Attention will be given to issues related to race, gender, class, and power.
    Professor Coulter

    Fine Arts 301     Art Education: Theory and Practice     3-3-0
    This course investigates various historical and critical approaches to Art Education as a basis for structuring Studio art classes. Students will develop a variety of skills and techniques which they will apply to the planning and teaching of art in educational settings. Using studio activities, students will present a variety of paradigms for teaching studio classes to their fellow students.
    Prerequisites: completion of 12 Art History (FIH) and 12 Studio credits (FIS)

    Fine Arts 303     Preparation of a Professional Portfolio     3-3-0
    The purpose of this course is to encourage students to situate their works within the broad stream of contemporary art as a means of either continuing their study in a variety of fields at the graduate level, or as a preparation for a career as practicing artists. The students should use this course to prepare a professional portfolio of their works, as well as to consider some of the conceptual approaches within which, or against which, they will be operating as contemporary artists.
    Prerequisites: completion of 12 Art History (FIH) and 12 Studio credits (FIS)

    Courses requiring no prerequisites:
    CHE 132      The Chemistry of Art Restoration
    CLA 120      Classical Archaeology
    DRA 170      Introduction to Film
    ENG 106    Approaches to Literary Criticism
    ENG 235      Cultural Studies History, Theory, and Practice
    ENG 280      Literature and Film
    ENG 281      Films of Marlon Brando
    ENG 282      Film Adaptation
    GER 370      Introduction to German Film
    PHI 246      The Philosophy of Art
    REL 237    Religion and Film
    Courses requiring prerequisites:
    AAD 250     Arts Administration I
    AAD 251     Arts Administration II
    AAD 252     Arts Administration III
    CLA 240      Archaeological Interpretation
    CLA 365      Topics Archaeology I
    CLA 366      Topics Archaeology II
    DRA 319      Film Criticism and Theory
    ENG 234    Contemporary Critical Theory
    PHI 364      Postmodernism
    SPA 318      Spanish Cinema
    SOC 225    Quebec Society II

    Certificate in Studio Arts

    30 credits
    The Certificate in Studio Arts is a structured program of study in Fine Arts with an emphasis on studio courses offered by the Department of Fine Arts.
    For part-time community students who do not wish to pursue a degree program, the Certificate in Studio Arts presents a rounded introduction to studio practice. Courses leading to the Certificate in Studio Arts are offered in the regular Fall-Winter semesters, the evening Summer session and the Fine Arts Summer School.
    Credits obtained in the certificate program may be applied eventually towards a major or minor in the degree program in Fine Arts. Students may not be enrolled simultaneously in a degree program and the Certificate in Studio arts

    Transfer credits: A maximum of nine unassigned Fine Arts credits may be transferred from courses taken by a student at another university.

    1) Required courses: 6 credits
    FIH 101ab
    (formerly FIN 101ab)     Survey of Western Art I     3-3-0
    FIH 102ab
    (formerly FIN 102ab)     Survey of Western Art II     3-3-0

    2) The remaining 24 credits must be chosen from the Studio course list.
    FIS 160ab
    (formerly FIN 160ab)     Drawing I     3-0-6
    FIS 170ab
    (formerly FIN 170ab)     Sculpture I     3-0-6
    FIS 180ab
    (formerly FIN 180ab)     Colour Theory and Practice     3-0-6
    FIS 181ab
    (formerly FIN 181ab)     Painting I     3-0-6

    And any 12 credits chosen from other 100 and 200 level studio courses (see Fine Arts Studio section)

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