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  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - Visual Art
  • Course description
    Year 1
    -     VISA 1P93, 1P94, 1P96, 1P97, 1Q98 and 1Q99
    -     one Science context credit
    -     one elective credit

    Year 2
    -     One credit from VISA 2F05, 2P02, 2P03 2P26, 2P27, 2F99, 2M90-2M99, 2P95, 2P96
    -     one credit from VISA 2P40, 2P41, 2P50, 2P51, 2P90, 2P91, 2Q98, 3M00-3M04, 3P22, 3P23, 3P24, 3P25, 3P26
    -     VISA 2P93 and 2P94, or VISA 2P97 and 2P98
    -     one language credit
    -     one Social Science context credit

    Year 3

    -     VISA 3F96 or VISA 3P93 and 3P94
    -     one credit from VISA 3M90-3M95, 3P95, 3P96
    -     VISA 3P05 and 3P06 or VISA 3P90 and 3P91
    -     one VISA studio credit
    -     one elective credit (VISA 3P41, 3P42, 3V95-3V99 recommended)

    Year 4
    -     VISA 3P90 and 3P91
    -     two credits from VISA 3P93, 3P94, 3F96, 4F06
    -     two elective credits (VISA 3P41, 3P42,3V95-3V99, 4F40 recommended)

    VISA 1P93

    Introduction to Drawing

    Fundamental principles of drawing. Analytic, creative and graphic notation.

    Lectures, studio work, 5 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to VISA (single or combined) and VISA (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors.

    Note: enrolment limited to 21 students. Materials fee required. Students might need additional materials, which they must supply.

    VISA 1P94

    Figure Drawing

    Fundamentals of drawing the figure anatomically and expressively.

    Lectures, studio work, 5 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to VISA (single or combined) and VISA (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors.

    Prerequisite: VISA 1P93 (minimum 60 percent).

    Note: enrolment limited to 24 students. Materials fee required. Students might need additional materials, which they must supply.

    *VISA 1P96

    Foundation Studio

    (also offered as IASC 1P96)

    Basic aesthetic and conceptual processes that underlie visual art production. Two- and three-dimensional formal principles, fundamental critical issues and stylistic/material development. Examples from historic and contemporary art practice provide context for studio projects and readings.

    Lectures, studio work, 5 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to VISA (single or combined) and VISA (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors.

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

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

    *VISA 1P97

    Studio Now: Introduction to Contemporary Practice

    (also offered as IASC 1P97)

    The making, thinking and language of contemporary art from the perspective of the studio practitioner; dynamics between contemporary art practice and theory. Emphasis on multimedia, alternative or marginal practices, current studio trends and the cultural reception of art.

    Lectures, studio work, gallery visits, 5 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to VISA (single or combined) and VISA (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors.

    Prerequisite: VISA 1P96 (minimum 60 percent).

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

    *VISA 1Q98

    Introduction to Visual Culture


    (also offered as GBLS 1Q98 and IASC 1Q98)

    Concepts of art, its vocabulary, structure and varied cultural contexts. Problems of meaning, visual perception and formal structure of the visual arts, functions of art in contemporary society, the function of galleries and museums, and the role of patrons and critics. Contemporary critical methodology.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours week.

    Note: no studio work. Materials fee required. Students must take VISA 1Q98 and 1Q99 to replace previous earned credit in VISA 1F98.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in VISA (GBLS) 1F98.

    *VISA 1Q99

    Introduction to the History of Western Art


    (also offered as GBLS 1Q99 and IASC 1Q99)

    Analysis of key monuments and on the prerequisite technology, as well as on various ways of looking at the visual past and present. Focus on the visual arts from prehistory through the early 20th century.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours week.

    Prerequisite: VISA 1Q98 or permission of the instructor.

    Note: no studio work. Materials fee required. Students must take VISA 1Q98 and 1Q99 to replace previous earned credit in VISA 1F98.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in VISA (GBLS) 1F98.

    VISA 2F05

    Introduction to Sculpture

    Fundamentals of three-dimensional work: design, construction and formal analysis. Emphasizing modeling techniques and principles of assemblage including mold or form making, casting and fabrication.

    Lectures, studio work, 10 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to VISA (single or combined) majors until date specified in Registration guide.

    Note: offered in spring session only. Enrolment limited to 18 students. Materials fee required. Students might need additional materials, which they must supply.

    #VISA 2F99

    Reading the Italian City

    (also offered as ITAL 2F99)

    Exploring key monuments, churches, museums and urban sites culminating with the Venice Biennale. Concept of the city as expressed through art, literature and architecture from Medieval to Post-modern times. Historical and geographical influences and factors in shaping the city, its culture and traditions, from fine arts to culinary arts and oenology. Cities may include Rome, Orvieto, Assisi, Siena, Florence and Venice.

    Restriction: permission of the Department.

    Prerequisites: two VISA or ITAL credits.

    Note: offered in Italy. Given in English. Open to students whose interests include either art history or studio. Italian majors will receive language instruction and will complete assignments in Italian. Registrants are expected to pay their own expenses.

    VISA 2M90-2M99

    Special Studies in Studio

    Studies in a specialized area of the visual arts.

    Lectures, studio work, field trip, 5 hours per week.

    VISA 2P02

    Painting I

    Fundamentals of painting: introduction to colour theory, media and methods.

    Lectures, studio work, 5 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to VISA (single or combined) and VISA (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors.

    Prerequisites: VISA 1P94 (minimum 60 percent) or 1P97 (minimum 60 percent); VISA 1Q98 (minimum 60 percent) and 1Q99 (minimum 60 percent) (1F98) or permission of the instructor.

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

    VISA 2P03

    Painting II

    Fundamentals of painting: introduction to the analytic, narrative and expressive concepts of acrylic painting.

    Lectures, studio work, 5 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to VISA (single or combined) and VISA (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors.

    Prerequisite: VISA 2P02.

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

    VISA 2P26

    Photography: Camera and Darkroom Process

    Fundamentals of 35mm photography: camera, exposure and processing of black and white film and basic darkroom processes. History of photography, critical analysis and photographic theory.

    Lectures, lab, 5 hour per week.

    Restriction: open to VISA (single or combined) and VISA (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors until date specified in Registration guide.

    Prerequisite: VISA 1P97 (minimum 60 percent) or permission of the instructor.

    Note: enrolment limited to 15 students. Materials fee required. Students might need additional materials and equipment which they must supply.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in VISA 2F26.

    *VISA 2P27

    Introduction to Digital Imaging

    (also offered as COMM 2P27 and IASC 2P27)

    Principles in digital imaging: digital cameras and image capture; digital negatives; colour management; image adjustment and enhancement; and image output. History of photography, imaging and critical analysis of visual culture.

    Lectures, lab, 5 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to VISA (single or combined), VISA (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) and COMM majors until date specified in Registration guide.

    Prerequisite: one of VISA 1P97, APCO 1P00 and 1P01, COMM 1F90, IASC 1F00 or permission of the instructor.

    Note: enrolment limited to 24 students. Materials fee required.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in VISA 2F26 and VISA (COMM) 2F95.

    #VISA 2P40

    Early to High Renaissance Art and Architecture

    (also offered as ITAL 2P40)

    Major monuments, buildings and art works of the period from several critical perspectives including the humanist influence on the arts in Florence and Rome, the issue of patronage and the question of the artist's cultural status.

    Lectures, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: ITAL 1F90, VISA 1Q98 and 1Q99 (1F98) or permission of the instructor.

    Note: given in English.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ITAL 2P10.

    VISA 2P41

    Baroque Art and Architecture

    Influence of such artists as Caravaggio, Gentileschi, Rembrandt, Rubens and Poussin examined in terms of the broader definition of Baroque art within 17th- and 18th-century Europe.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisites: VISA 1Q98 (minimum 60 percent) and 1Q99 (minimum 60 percent) (1F98) or permission of the instructor.

    VISA 2P50

    Canadian Identities: From Nouvelle France to the Mid-20th Century

    Canadian cultural life from Nouvelle France to the art and architecture of Confederation; from 18th-century topographical sketches to the landscape icons of the Group of Seven; from the Social Realism of the 1930s to the beginnings of abstraction, emphasizing historical identity, cultural definition and nationalism in art.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisites: VISA 1Q98 (minimum 60 percent) and 1Q99 (minimum 60 percent) (1F98) or permission of the instructor.

    VISA 2P51

    Canadian Art since 1960: Contemporary Trends

    Major conceptual, critical and theoretical concerns of the visual artist; from Les Automatistes to neo-expressionism, Pop to neo-Pop, conceptual art to photo-conceptualism, installation to site-specific sculpture, video to multimedia.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisites: VISA 1Q98 (minimum 60 percent) and 1Q99 (minimum 60 percent) (1F98) or permission of the instructor.

    *VISA 2P90

    Art in Revolution: 1750-1851

    (also offered as GBLS 2Q90 and INTC 2P90)

    Art's role and function within the paradigm shifts of the modern world, its relation to politics, social and cultural change. Neoclassicism and the principal movements leading up to the French Revolution and beyond, Romanticism, Realism and the Industrial Revolution.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: VISA 1Q98 (minimum 60 percent) and 1Q99 (minimum 60 percent) (1F98), INTL 1F90 or permission of the instructor.

    *VISA 2P91

    Modernism, Modernity and Contemporaneity: 1851-1907

    (also offered as GBLS 2Q91 and INTC 2P91)

    Thematic examination of individuality, contemporaneity and progress in the context of the period's cultural, political and technological changes.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: VISA 1Q98 (minimum 60 percent) and 1Q99 (minimum 60 percent) (1F98), INTL 1F90 or permission of the instructor.

    VISA 2P93

    Drawing III

    Further investigation of drawing materials and techniques emphasizing compositional structures.

    Lectures, studio work, 5 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to VISA (single or combined) and VISA (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors.

    Prerequisite: VISA 1P94 (minimum 60 percent).

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

    VISA 2P94

    Drawing IV

    Idea development, integration of media and conceptual approaches.

    Lectures, studio work, 5 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to VISA (single or combined) VISA (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors.

    Prerequisite: VISA 2P93.

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

    *VISA 2P95

    Introduction to Web-based Interactive Media

    (also offered as APCO 2P95, COMM 2P95 and IASC 2P95)

    Basic technical and design foundations of web-based media production, including image processing, interactive web design and multimedia production. Contemporary digital practices within the broader history of cultural production, tracing developments in technology and media arts.

    Lectures, lab, 5 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to VISA (single or combined), VISA (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) and COMM (single or combined) majors until date specified in Registration guide.

    Prerequisite: one of VISA 1P97, APCO 2P89, COMM 1F90, IASC 1F00.

    Note: enrolment limited to 24 students. Materials fee required. Students might need additional materials and equipment, which they must supply.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in VISA 2F95.

    *VISA 2P96

    Introduction 3D Modelling and Animation

    (also offered as COSC 2P96 and IASC 2P96)

    Concepts and skills of 3D modelling and rendering. Approaches to building models, using texturizing, lighting, cameras and rendering as well basic animation techniques. Relevant historic and theoretical perspectives on 3D and virtuality situating 3D within creative process and broader critical practices in cultural production.

    Lectures, lab, 5 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to VISA (single or combined majors) and VISA (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) until date specified in Registration guide.

    Prerequisite: one of VISA 1P97, four COSC credits, IASC 1F00.

    Note: enrolment limited to 24 students. Materials fee required. Students might need additional materials and equipment which they must supply.

    *VISA 2P97

    Digital Video Art


    (also offered as IASC 2P97)

    Concepts of basic videography and its applications within conceptual and aesthetic studio practice. Camerawork, composition, and lighting; digital video and audio editing, special effects, composing, text and titling, and DV output. Critical analysis of recent and contemporary film and video practices.

    Lectures, lab, 5 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to VISA (single or combined majors) until date specified in Registration guide.

    Prerequisite: VISA 1P97 (minimum 60 percent), IASC 1F00 or permission of the instructor.

    Note: enrolment limited to 18 students. Materials fee required. Students might need additional materials and equipment which they must supply.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in VISA 2F96.

    *VISA 2P98

    Intermedia: Time and Space

    (also offered as IASC 2P98)

    Approaches to the conceptualization and production of video, sound generation, multimedia environments, performance, interactive and installation art.

    Lectures, lab, 5 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to VISA (single or combined majors) until date specified in Registration guide.

    Prerequisite: VISA 2P97, IASC 1F00 or permission of the instructor.

    Note: enrolment limited to 18 students. Materials fee required. Students might need additional materials and equipment, which they must supply.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in VISA 2F96.

    #VISA 2Q98

    The Artistic Experience


    (also offered as GBLS 2Q98 and PHIL 2Q98)

    Classical theories of art through analysis of painting, photography, video, film, music, and drama examining concepts such as beauty, creativity, artistic intention, perception, interpretation, and the nature and possible role of art.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisites: VISA 1Q98 and 1Q99 (1F98), one PHIL credit or permission of the instructor.

    *VISA 3F01

    Women in Art


    (also offered as WISE 3F01)

    Contributions of women artists to the history of Western Art.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: VISA 1Q98 and 1Q99 (minimum 60 percent) or permission of the instructor.

    Note: gallery visits and artists' presentations.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in VISA (WISE) 3M01.

    *VISA 3F96

    Interdisciplinary Workshop

    (also offered as DART 3F96 and IASC 3F96)

    Advanced studio workshop in interdisciplinary studio practices, including video, performance, audio and conceptual art, interventions and other time-based or experimental media. Projects involve collaboration and investigation of alternatives in public dissemination of artworks.

    Lectures, studio work, reading, movement exercises, off-campus projects, 5 hours per week.

    Prerequisites: VISA 2P97 and 2P98 (2F96) or permission of the instructor.

    Note: enrolment limited to 18 students. Materials fee required. Students might need additional materials, which they must supply. Several field trips are organized outside of the regular course meeting time. Students participating in field trips are expected to pay their own expenses.

    VISA 3F99

    Honours Tutorial

    Advanced study in an area of mutual interest to the student and the instructor.

    Restriction: students must have a minimum 75 percent major average and permission of the Department.

    Note: a written proposal, normally submitted in May of each year, must be approved by the Department before registration.

    VISA 3M00-3M04

    Special Studies in Art History


    VISA 3M05-3M10

    Art Studies Abroad


    Unique cultural, architectural or regional setting examined through the eye of the visual artist, critic or art historian utilizing the host country's institutional resources, museums and galleries. For students with an interest in both studio and art history.

    Restriction: permission of the Chair.

    Prerequisite: one VISA credit or permission of the instructor.

    #VISA 3M20-3M29

    Study in Mediterranean Lands

    (also offered as CLAS 3M20-3M29)

    Topographical investigations of ancient sites and monuments. Study tours of the great cities and museums of the Mediterranean world emphasizing the art and architecture of the Prehistoric, Classical and later periods.

    Restriction: permission of the Department.

    Note: offered in the spring or summer session for three or four weeks of intensive study abroad. Students are expected to pay their own expenses.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in VISA (CLAS) 4M00-4M09.

    #VISA 3M23

    Study tour of Attica, the Peloponnese and Northern Greece

    (also offered as CLAS 3M23)

    Exploration of the history, sites and monuments from the Mycenaeans to Alexander the Great.

    Restriction: permission of the Department.

    Note: offered in the Spring or Summer Session for three or four weeks of intensive study abroad. Students are expected to pay their own expenses.

    VISA 3M90

    Thematic Challenges in Integrated Media

    Hybrid methodologies, media and practices. Contemporary discourses and trends. Cross-pollination between traditional practices and new forms of creative expression.

    Lectures and studio work, 5 hours per week.

    Restriction: minimum 12 overall credits.

    Prerequisite: one credit from: VISA 3F96, 3P93, 3P94, 3P95, 3P96 or permission of the instructor.

    Note: enrolment limited to 18 students. Materials fee required. Student might need addtional materials, which they must supply.

    VISA 3M90-3M95

    Special Studies in Visual Arts


    Studies that combine theory and studio.

    VISA 3P05

    The European Avant-Garde: 1905-1970

    Contextual analysis of the European and Russian avant-garde movements in art, design and architecture, emphasizing principal artists, theoretical or primary documents and the critical reaction.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisites: VISA 1Q98 (minimum 60 percent) and 1Q99 (minimum 60 percent) (1F98) or permission of the instructor.

    VISA 3P06

    The American Avant-Garde: 1912-1970

    From the Armory Show to the European influence on American art and photography of the Early Century, the International Style in architecture, to the emergence of the New York school, the Pop movement, Minimalism and conceptual art, and their hold on the art and culture of the 60s.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisites: VISA 1Q98 (minimum 60 percent) and 1Q99 (minimum 60 percent) (1F98) or permission of the instructor.

    #VISA 3P22

    Art and Architecture of Iron Age Italy and the Roman Republic


    (also offered as CLAS 3P22)

    Art and architecture of the cultures of the Italian peninsula, in the first millennium BC, within the framework of cultural change and external influences.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: one credit from VISA 1Q98 and 1Q99 (1F98), CLAS 1P91, 1P92, 1P93, 1P95, 1P97, 2P27, 2P35.

    #VISA 3P23

    Art and Architecture of Rome in the Imperial Age


    (also offered as CLAS 3P23)

    Roman art and architecture from Augustus to Late Antiquity. Christian art and architecture and the influence of Roman aesthetics on the Renaissance and beyond.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: VISA one credit from VISA 1Q98 and 1Q99 (1F98),CLAS 1P91, 1P92, 1P93, 1P95, 1P97, 2P27, 2P35.

    #VISA 3P24

    Art and Architecture of Early Greece


    (also offered as CLAS 3P24)

    Greek art and architecture from the Bronze age through the end of the Archaic period within the framework of historical and cultural change.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: VISA one credit from VISA 1Q98 and 1Q99 (1F98), CLAS 1P91, 1P92, 1P93, 1P95, 1P97, 2P27, 2P35.

    #VISA 3P25

    Art and Architecture of Classical Greece and the Hellenistic World


    (also offered as CLAS 3P25)

    Greek art and architecture from the early Classical era through the Hellenistic period within the framework of historical and cultural change.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: VISA one credit from VISA 1Q98 and 1Q99 (1F98), CLAS 1P91, 1P92, 1P93, 1P95, 1P97, 2P27, 2P35.

    #VISA 3P26

    Art and Architecture of the Byzantine Empire


    (also offered as CLAS 3P26)

    Material culture of the Byzantine Empire from its origins in late antiquity to the Ottoman conquest. Monumental mosaic, painting, sculpture, the luxury arts and domestic artifacts within the architectural framework of house, church and city.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: one credit from VISA 1Q98 and 1Q99 (1F98), CLAS 1P91, 1P92, 1P95, 1P97, 2P35, 3P10 (2P99).

    VISA 3P41

    Approaches to Curatorial Practice

    Practical application of methodological and theoretical approaches to curating.

    Workshop, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisites: VISA 1Q98 and 1Q99 (1F98); two credits from VISA 2P50, 2P51, 2P90, 2P91, 3P05, 3P06.

    Note: enrolment limited to 15 students. Participants may be required to travel to locations other than on campus.

    VISA 3P42

    Methods and Principles of Curating

    Curatorial function of the museum, gallery and cultural organizations and the role of the curator in society. Critical and theoretical aspects of curating and methodological approaches to interpretation, dissemination and presentation of cultural artifacts, artworks and new forms of media.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisites: VISA 1Q98 and 1Q99 (1F98); two credits from VISA 2P50, 2P51, 2P90, 2P91, 3P05, 3P06, 3P41.

    Note: enrolment limited to 15 students.

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in VISA 3P40.

    VISA 3P90

    Readings in Contemporary Art I: 1970-1990


    Advanced seminar, emphasizing what constitutes the paradigm shift from Late Modernism to Postmodernism.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: students must have a minimum of 9.0 overall credits.

    Prerequisites: VISA 1Q98 and 1Q99 (1F98); two credits from VISA 2P50, 2P51, 2P90, 2P91, 3P05, 3P06 or permission of the instructor.

    Note: required for all VISA (single) Honours students.

    VISA 3P91

    Readings in Contemporary Art II: Art Now


    Current trends in the production, reception and interpretation of art and discursive approaches to contemporary issues including the critical text, theoretical and cultural readings.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: students must have a minimum of 9.0 overall credits.

    Prerequisite: VISA 3P90.

    Note: required for all VISA (single) Honours students.

    VISA 3P93

    Expressive Drawing

    Advanced drawing as a means of expressing personal and subjective imagery.

    Lectures, studio work, 5 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: VISA 2P94 (2F92).

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

    VISA 3P94

    Contemporary Drawing

    Advanced drawing which questions the boundaries of media, process and creative expression.

    Lectures, studio work, 5 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: VISA 3P93.

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

    VISA 3P95

    Painting III

    Approaches to advanced painting using contemporary painting strategies and their dominant critiques. Readings in contemporary practice.

    Lectures, studio work, 5 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: VISA 2P03.

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

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in VISA 3P02.

    VISA 3P96

    Painting IV

    Creation of a body of paintings that reflect the inter-relationships among critical strategies, personal mythologies, process and meaning.

    Lectures, studio work, 5 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: VISA 3P95 (3P02).

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

    Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in VISA 3P03.

    VISA 3V95-3V99

    Special Studies in Visual Culture

    #VISA 3V99

    2007-2008: Interpretive and Critical Writing in the Arts

    (also offered as STAC 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 and permission of the instructor.

    Note: event attendance is required; events fees required.

    VISA 4F06

    Honours Studio

    Advanced studio practice from concept to public exhibition. Readings, grant applications, production schedules, exhibition coordination, catalogue preparation, and advertising.

    Studio work, 5 hours per week.

    Restriction: students must have a minimum 75 percent major average and permission of the Department.

    Note: enrolment may be restricted due to limitations of space. A written proposal, normally submitted in May of each year, must be approved by the Department before registration. Honours standing in VISA is required. Materials fee required. Students might need additional materials, which they must supply. Several field trips are required outside regular course meeting time. Students participating in field trips are expected to pay their own expenses. Students should contact the Department for further information.

    #VISA 4F40

    Arts Management


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

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

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to VISA (single and combined), DART (single and combined) and STAC 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 and THEA 4F40.

    VISA 4F99

    Honours Thesis

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

    Restriction: students must have a minimum 75 percent major average and permission of the Department.

    Note: projects must be arranged in the spring for the following year. A written proposal, normally submitted in May of each year, must be approved by the Department before registration. Honours standing in VISA is required.

    #VISA 4P13

    Art and Archaeology of Cyprus


    (also offered as CLAS 4P13)

    Cultural history of Cyprus from the Neolithic period through the early Byzantine period, based on the archaeological record. Role of Cyprus in the civilization of the eastern Mediterranean.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: VISA 1Q98 and 1Q99 (1F98), one CLAS credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above or permission of the instructor.

    #VISA 4P14

    The Aegean Bronze Age

    (also offered as CLAS 4P14)

    Development of the Bronze Age cultures of the Aegean Basin from 3000 to 1100 BC emphasizing art and architecture of the Minoans on Crete and the Mycenaeans on the Greek mainland.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: VISA 1Q98 and 1Q99 (1F98), one CLAS credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above or permission of the Department.

    #VISA 4V30-4V39

    Topics in Mediterranean Art and Architecture

    (also offered as CLAS 4V30-4V39)

    Selected topics and problems in current art historical and archaeological research pertaining to the art and architecture of the ancient Greek or Roman world.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: VISA 1Q98 and 1Q99 (1F98) or one credit from CLAS 3P22, 3P23, 3P24, 3P25.

    #VISA 4V32

    2007-2008: Political Propaganda in Ancient Art

    (also offered as CLAS 4V32)

    Use of art, both public and private, as propaganda; narrative and symbols, metaphor and myth in various media such as sculpture, painting, architecture and the minor arts.

    Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite: VISA 1Q98 and 1Q99 (1F98) or one credit from CLAS 3P22, 3P23, 3P24, 3P25.

    VISA 4V70-4V79

    Advanced Studies in Visual Culture


    #VISA 4V71

    2007-2008: The Modern City as a Cultural Object

    (also offered as GBLS 4V71 and HIST 4V71)

    The city as the site of modernity in literature, poetry, philosophy, social science, music, technology, architecture, art and other forms of visual culture, using Paris from 1839-1939 as a case study. Other cities to be considered include Berlin, London, New York and Vienna.

    Seminar, 3 hours per week.

    Restriction: open to GBLS and VISA (single and combined) majors with a minimum of 10.0 overall credits, and to HIST (single or combined) and HIST (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors with approval to year 4 (honours) until date specified in the Registration guide and then open to other students

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