Home > Bachelor > Visual Art > Calgary > Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - Studies in Arts and Culture - Calgary - Alberta

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - Studies in Arts and Culture

Speak without obligation to Brock University

To contact you must accept the privacy policy

Comments about Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - Studies in Arts and Culture - At the institution - Calgary - Alberta

  • Objectives
    The Studies in Arts and Culture program is designed for students who wish to gain a critical view of contemporary culture from the perspectives of observer, creator and performer.The Centre for Studies in Arts and Culture, part of the School of Fine and Performing Arts, is concerned with the cultural production, reception and interpretation of the fine and performing arts. From the classics to popular culture, from ancient drawings and rituals to the avant-garde, from the modern to the postmodern, the program examines the products of, and our readings of, individual or collaborative artistic endeavours from the perspective of both the cultural producer and the audience. Through the critical analysis of works of art, dance, film, video, music theatre or digital media, students will gain an awareness of the ways artistic media have functioned in the past or the new ways in which the arts continue to grow.
  • Entry requirements
    The Studies in Arts and Culture program is designed for students who wish to gain a critical view of contemporary culture from the perspectives of observer, creator and performer.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - Studies in Arts and Culture
  • Course description
    Year 1
    -     Two credits from CANA 1F91, DART 1F93, MUSI 1F00, 1F10, VISA 1Q98 and 1Q99
    -     COMM 1F90 or FILM 1F94
    -     one language credit
    -     one Science context credit or one Social Science context credit

    Year 2
    -     Three credits from STAC 2P93, 2P94, CANA 2P91, 2P92, DART 2F94, 2P96 and 2P97, IASC 2P60, PEKN 2P06, VISA 2F05, 2P26, 2P27, 2P50, 2P51, 2P52, 2P53, 2P90, 2Q98
    -     one credit from COMM 2F92, 2P54, 2P56, FILM 2P94, PCUL 2P20, 2P21 (PCUL 2P20 and 2P21 recommended)
    -     the Science context credit or Social Science context credit not taken in year 1

    Year 3

    -     Two credits from STAC 3P01, 3P14, DART 3F94, MUSI 3P95, PEKN 3P06, 3P76, VISA 3F01, 3P05, 3P06, 3P41 and 3P42, 3P50
    -     one credit from FILM 2P91, 3P20, 3P21, 3P91, FILM 3P93 and 3P95 or FILM 3P97 and 3P98
    -     two elective credits

    Year 4

    -     STAC 4F40
    -     three credits from STAC 3V90-3V99, 3P98, 4F99, DART 4F90, MUSI 3P95, PEKN 4P06, VISA 3P90, 3P91, 3V95-3V99, 4V70-4V79, HIST 3F90
    -     one credit from COMM 3P92, FILM 3P93 and 3P95 or 3P97 and 3P98, 4P30, 4P31, 4P34, PCUL 3P96

    STAC 2M90-2M99

    Special Studies in the Fine and Performing Arts

    Studies of a particular artform (dance) or of a selected area across a range of forms (arts administration).

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Note: topics to be announced by the Centre of Studies in Arts and Culture.

    *STAC 2P93

    Critical Practice in the Fine and Performing Arts

    (also offered as IASC 2P93)

    Interdisciplinary approach to key ideas about music, art, dance and drama through critical readings and guided exposure to selected public fine and performing art events. Exploration of issues in aesthetics and criticism using varied theoretical approaches.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: one of DART 1F93, IASC 1F00, MUSI 1F10, PEKN 4P16 (3P76), VISA 1Q98 and 1Q99 (1F98).

    Note: event attendance is required; events fees required.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in STAC 2F90 and 2P90.

    *STAC 2P94

    Embodied Text: Art Beyond the Artifact

    (also offered as IASC 2P94)

    How art functions outside the conventions associated with words, texts, paintings and scores. Experiencing musical, visual, movement, and theatre vocabularies through exploration of spatial/temporal/aesthetic/embodied forms of art in performance.

    Seminar, workshop, 4 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: STAC 2P93 (2F90 or 2P90) or permission of the instructor.

    *STAC 3P01

    Media Transformations in The Creative Arts

    (also offered as IASC 3P01 and VISA 3P01)

    The trajectory and influences of new media on the development of and discourses in 20th Century and contemporary creative production including the arts, broadcast, film, video, and electronic arenas such as the internet, games and interactive media. Overview of fundamental concepts, practices and language. Consideration of aesthetics, production, script and story, direction, authorship, collaborative process and distribution.

    Lectures, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisites: two STAC, COMM, ENGL, IASC, VISA or WRIT credits or permission of the instructor.

    #STAC 3P10

    Expanded Video Process and Production

    (also offered as IASC 3P10, VISA 3P10)

    Practical and conceptual strategies in moving image production using digital video capture, other time-based media and emerging technologies. Contextualization in contemporary discourses. Script, location, directing actors, sequence, production design, planning and process, editing and effects.

    Lectures, studio work, 5 hours per week.

    Restriction: Open to VISA (single or combined) until the date specified in the Registration guide. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits.

    Prerequisites: two STAC, IASC or VISA credits or permission of the instructor.

    Note: enrolment limited to 18 students. Material fees required. Students might need additional materials, which they must supply.

    *STAC 3P14

    Dramatic Creation for Contemporary Cultural Practice


    (also offered as DART 3P14, IASC 3P14 and VISA 3P14)

    Components of dramatic story. Understanding character, dramatic action, structure, direction, improvisation, tempo, rhythm, voice and body potential. Theory and practical application in projects for creators in the arts, media and film.

    Seminar, workshop 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisites: two STAC, COMM, DART, IASC or VISA credits or permission of the instructor.

    Note: enrolment limited to 18 students. Materials fee required. Students might need additional materials, which they must supply. Students will not receive earned credit for STAC 3P14 if DART 2F92, 3P92 or 3P53 have been successfully completed.

    #STAC 3P98

    Reporting Arts and Culture


    (also offered as WRIT 3P98)

    Contexts, genres, conventions, and practices of arts journalism in Canada; critical reading of selected texts in arts journalism; practical experience researching and writing arts news, reviews, features, and publicity for print and electronic media.

    Lectures, lab, three hours per week.

    Prerequisites: two credits numbered 2(alpha)00 or above in STAC, COMM, ENGL, WRIT or permission of the instructor.

    STAC 3V90-3V99

    Special Studies in the Fine and Performing Arts


    Interdisciplinary study of specific issues within the fine and performing arts.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: students must have a minimum of 10.0 overall credits.

    Note: topics to be announced; materials fee may be required.

    *STAC 3V99

    2008-2009: Interpretive and Critical Writing in the Arts

    (also offered as VISA 3V99 and WRIT 3V99)

    Principles and methodologies for the written presentation and representation of works of art, artists' practice and events within general and specific disciplinary contexts, discourses and frameworks. Examples from across the arts; practice based projects from real world events and performances. Orientation to specialized publics in print and other media.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: students must have a minimum 10.0 overall credits or permission of the instructor.

    Note: event attendance is required; events fees required.

    *STAC 4F40

    Arts Management

    (also offered as DART 4F40 and VISA 4F40)

    Effective management of arts organizations to fulfill social and artistic mandates.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to STAC, DART (single and combined) and VISA (single and combined) majors until date specified in Registration guide. Students must have a minimum of 10.0 overall credits.

    Note: materials fee may be required.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in CCST 4F40.

    STAC 4F99

    Honours Thesis

    Critical, historical or creative project in the fine or performing arts of mutual interest to the student and the instructor.

    Restriction: permission of the Director.

    Note: students are urged to arrange and plan their projects in the spring for the following year.

Other programs related to Visual Art

This site uses cookies. If you continue navigating, the use of cookies is deemed to be accepted. See more  |