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  • Objectives
    Art History and Studio Art encourages the cross-referencing of different creative traditions within a solid historical, theoretical and studio foundation. Its primary objective is to give students the choice to define their own needs in tailoring an individualized program of studies within open yet distinct parameters in the studio arts and art history disciplines.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art History and Studio Art
  • Course description
    Major in Art History and Studio Art — 60 credits
    Minor in Art History and Studio Art — 30 credits

    Sample courses may include:

        * Perspectives and Methods of Art History
        * Media-based studies
        * Art in Canada
        * Period studies
        * Theory and criticism
        * Art and society
        * Film Aesthetics

    ARTH 200 Perspectives of Art History (6 credits)
    A critical overview of the history of art and architecture and a selective examination of canonical figures, movements, periods, and thematic issues.
    NOTE: Students who have received credit for ARTH 284 may not take this course for credit.

    ARTH 262 Aspects of the History of Drawing (3 credits)
    A selective examination of drawing as an art form and of its relation to painting and other visual arts.

    ARTH 263 Aspects of the History of the Print (3 credits)
    A selective examination of the development and uses of the print.

    ARTH 264 Aspects of the History of Ceramics (3 credits)
    A selective examination of the development and uses of ceramics.

    ARTH 265 Aspects of the History of Sculpture (3 credits)
    A selective examination of the development and uses of sculpture.

    ARTH 266 Aspects of the History of Fibre Art (3 credits)
    A selective examination of the development of fibre art.

    ARTH 267 Aspects of the History of Photography (3 credits)
    A selective examination of the development and uses of photography.
    NOTE: Students who have received credit for PHOT 250 may not take this course for credit.

    ARTH 270 Icons of Architectural History (3 credits)
    A study of key buildings and the vocabulary of architecture.

    ARTH 271 Introduction to Canadian Art (3 credits)
    An introduction to selected subjects and themes in Quebec and Canadian art.
    NOTE: This course may not be applied within any program offered in the Faculty of Fine Arts.
    NOTE: Students who have received credit for ARTH 370 may not take this course for credit.

    ARTH 283 The Life and Work of ... (3 credits)
    A critical examination of an artist’s life and work.

    ARTH 290 Art History and Archaeology (3 credits)
    A selective examination of the relationship between art history and archaeology.

    ARTH 298 Special Topics in Genre Studies (3 credits)
    Topics pertaining to categories of subject matter such as landscape, portraiture, and still life.

    ARTH 300 Art Historical Methods (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: ARTH 200. An in-depth examination of the methods used in art history to analyse and interpret works of art.

    ARTH 348 Special Topics in Art and Film (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Enrolment in the Major in Art History and Film Studies; ARTH 200 and FMST 212; or written permission of the program director. A comparative examination of some aspects of art history and film studies.
    NOTE: Students who have received credit for FMST 348 may not take this course for credit.

    ARTH 349 Studies in the History of the Print (3 credits)
    An examination of selected subjects in the history of the print.

    ARTH 350 Studies in the History of Ceramics (3 credits)
    An examination of selected subjects in the history of ceramics.

    ARTH 351 Studies in the History of Sculpture (3 credits)
    An examination of selected subjects in the history of sculpture.

    ARTH 352 Studies in the History of Fibre Art (3 credits)
    An examination of selected subjects in the history of fibre art.

    ARTH 353 Technology and Contemporary Art (3 credits)
    A selective examination of the relationship between technology and contemporary art.

    ARTH 354 Studies in Interdisciplinarity in the Visual Arts (3 credits)
    A selective examination of historical and contemporary art that utilizes a number of media.

    ARTH 355 Studies in Architecture (3 credits)
    An examination of the role and implications of selected materials and technology in architecture.

    ARTH 356 Studies in the Materials and Processes of Art (3 credits)
    An examination of selected historical and contemporary materials and processes of art.

    ARTH 357 Studies in the History of Craft and the Decorative Arts (3 credits)
    Selected subjects in the history of craft and the decorative arts as forms of material culture.

    ARTH 358 Studies in the History of Media Art (3 credits)
    A selective examination of new media art since the 1990s, including the historical development, thematic content, and conceptual strategies for such practices as video art, projection installation and performance, and experimental film.

    ARTH 360 Studies in Ancient Greek Art and Architecture (3 credits)
    Selected subjects in the art and architectural production of Ancient Greece.

    ARTH 361 Studies in Ancient Roman Art and Architecture (3 credits)
    Selected subjects in the art and architectural production of Ancient Rome.

    ARTH 362 Studies in Early Christian and Byzantine Art and Architecture (3 credits)
    Selected subjects in the art and architectural production of Early Christian and Byzantine cultures.

    ARTH 363 Studies in Medieval Art and Architecture (3 credits)
    Selected subjects in the art and architectural production of the Medieval period.

    ARTH 364 Studies in Renaissance Art and Architecture (3 credits)
    Selected subjects in the art and architectural production of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Europe.

    ARTH 365 Studies in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture (3 credits)
    Selected subjects in the art and architectural production of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

    ARTH 366 Studies in Nineteenth-Century Art and Architecture (3 credits)
    Selected subjects in the art and architectural production of the nineteenth century.

    ARTH 367 Studies in Twentieth-Century Art and Architecture (3 credits)
    Selected subjects in the art and architectural production of the twentieth century.

    ARTH 368 Studies in Contemporary Art and Architecture (3 credits)
    Selected subjects in contemporary art and architectural production.

    ARTH 369 Studies in Near Eastern Art and Architecture (3 credits)
    Selected subjects in the art and architectural production of the Near East.

    ARTH 370 Studies in Canadian Art (3 credits)
    Selected subjects in the art of Canada.

    ARTH 371 Studies in Canadian Architecture (3 credits)
    Selected subjects in the architecture of Canada.

    ARTH 372 Issues in Contemporary Canadian Architecture (3 credits)
    A consideration of specific issues in the practice of recent architecture in Canada.

    ARTH 373 Issues in Contemporary Canadian Art (3 credits)
    A consideration of specific issues in the recent art of Canada.

    ARTH 374 Architecture and Urbanism in Montreal (3 credits)
    The relationship of architecture to issues of urbanism, analysed through examples from Montreal’s past and/or present.

    ARTH 375 Issues in the Montreal Art Milieu (3 credits)
    An analysis of specific issues in the historical and/or contemporary Montreal art community.

    ARTH 376 Topics in Amerindian and Inuit Art (3 credits)
    A selective examination of the work of First Nations artists.

    ARTH 379 Postcolonial Theory in Art History (3 credits)
    A critical examination of the key concepts of postcolonial art and theory.
    NOTE: It is strongly recommended that students take at least six credits in Art History courses before enrolling in this course.

    ARTH 380 Histories of Art History (3 credits)
    The history of art history as a discipline and the concepts of history it uses.
    NOTE: It is strongly recommended that students follow at least six credits in Art History courses before enrolling in this course.

    ARTH 381 Feminism and Art History (3 credits)
    A consideration of feminism in art history.
    NOTE: It is strongly recommended that students follow at least six credits in Art History courses before enrolling in this course.

    ARTH 383 Art and Philosophy (3 credits)
    A consideration of the relationship between philosophy, art theory and practice.
    NOTE: It is strongly recommended that students follow at least six credits in Art History courses before enrolling in this course.

    ARTH 384 Theories of Representation (3 credits)
    An examination of the different concepts of representation involved in creating, defining, and interpreting an artwork.
    NOTE: It is strongly recommended that students follow at least six credits in Art History courses before enrolling in this course.

    ARTH 385 Colour: Theory and Application in the Visual Arts (3 credits)
    An examination of various theories of colour by artists, philosophers, psychologists, and scientists.
    NOTE: It is strongly recommended that students follow at least six credits in Art History courses before enrolling in this course.

    ARTH 386 Art and the Viewer (3 credits)
    A consideration of the relationships between artwork and audience.
    NOTE: It is strongly recommended that students follow at least six credits in Art History courses before enrolling in this course.

    ARTH 387 Issues in Art and Criticism (3 credits)
    An examination of selected aspects of the relationship between art, aesthetics, and critical writing.
    NOTE A/See §200.3
    NOTE: It is strongly recommended that students follow at least six credits in Art History courses before enrolling in this course.

    ARTH 388 Narration and Art (3 credits)
    A critical examination of selected aspects of the relationship between art and its narratives.
    NOTE A/See §200.3
    NOTE: It is strongly recommended that students follow at least six credits in Art History courses before enrolling in this course.

    ARTH 389 Issues in Ethnocultural Art Histories (3 credits)
    An analysis of the concepts of ethnic and cultural identity in art and art history.
    NOTE: It is strongly recommended that students follow at least six credits in Art History courses before enrolling in this course.

    ARTH 390 Art and the Museum (3 credits)
    A study of selected issues in museums and related art institutions.
    NOTE: It is strongly recommended that students follow at least six credits in Art History courses before enrolling in this course.

    ARTH 391 Art and its Changing Contexts (3 credits)
    An investigation of art in its original context and of its changing meanings and uses through time.
    NOTE: It is strongly recommended that students follow at least six credits in Art History courses before enrolling in this course.

    ARTH 392 Gender Issues in Art and Art History (3 credits)
    An examination of gender as a factor in making and interpreting art.
    NOTE: It is strongly recommended that students follow at least six credits in Art History courses before enrolling in this course.

    ARTH 396 Art and Culture (3 credits)
    A critical examination of selected issues in art and its cultural context.
    NOTE: It is strongly recommended that students follow at least six credits in Art History courses before enrolling in this course.

    ARTH 398 Special Topics in Art and Society (3 credits)
    A detailed examination of a selected aspect of art in society.
    NOTE C/See §200.3
    NOTE: It is strongly recommended that students follow at least six credits in Art History courses before enrolling in this course.

    ARTH 400 Advanced Seminar in Art Historical Method (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Third-year* standing in the Major in Art History and written permission of the Department of Art History. A detailed examination of selected aspects of art methodologies.
    NOTE A/See §200.3
    *fewer than 33 credits remaining in degree program.

    ARTH 401 Independent Studies in Art History (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Third-year* standing in the Major in Art History, and written permission of the Department of Art History. Students are required to prepare a research paper under the supervision of a faculty member.
    NOTE A/See §200.3
    *fewer than 33 credits remaining in degree program.

    ARTH 403 Studies in Art History Practice (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Third-year* standing in the Major in Art History, and written permission of the Department of Art History. A course in the practice of art history. Students are required to work on specific projects under the supervision
    of a faculty member.
    *fewer than 33 credits remaining in degree program.

    ARTH 448 Advanced Seminar in Art and Film (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Enrolment in the Major in Art History and Film Studies; ARTH 348 or FMST 348; or written permission of the program director. A seminar designed to permit an in-depth course of study on some aspects of art and film history.
    NOTE A/See §200.3
    NOTE: Students who have received credit for FMST 448 may not take this course for credit.

    ARTH 450 Advanced Seminar in the History of Art and Architecture (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Third-year* standing in the Major in Art History, and written permission of the Department of Art History. A detailed examination of selected aspects of art and architectural history.
    NOTE A/See §200.3
    *fewer than 33 credits remaining in degree program.

    ARTH 498 Special Topics in the History of Art and Architecture (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: Eighteen credits in Art History, or written permission of the Department of Art History. A course for advanced students which provides for the study of more specialized areas of art.
    NOTE A/See §200.3


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