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  • Objectives
    The Major in Painting and Drawing program offers courses at various levels including special topics covering a range of subject areas. Using both historical and contemporary examples, painting classes focus on colour, paint application and an exploration of materials, mediums, and surfaces. Emphasis is on developing an understanding of the formal language of painting and its use in both abstract and figurative modes. Drawing classes explore gesture, markmaking, notation, the construction of visual space, symbol and narrative. The focus is on both observation and invention, with an emphasis on personal language and contemporary idioms. Creativity and originality of expression are encouraged in both painting and drawing courses.
  • Entry requirements
    The major is intended for students who want a more focused and intensified course of study in painting and drawing.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing
  • Course description
    Major in Painting and Drawing — 60 credits

    Courses may include:

        * Drawing (Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced)
        * Painting (Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced)
        * Special topic courses in Painting and Drawing
        * Studio Art courses chosen from disciplines such as Sculpture, Ceramics, Fibres, Print Media, Intermedia/Cyberarts
        * Art History and Art Theory courses

    DRAW 200 Drawing I (6 credits)
    Prerequisite: Enrolment in a BFA program or written permission of the Department. An exploration of drawing as a means of expression. Various media are employed to examine and express form, space, figurative, and other graphic images. Drawing from observation, imagination, and memory is included.

    DRAW 300 Drawing II (6 credits)
    Prerequisite: DRAW 200. A drawing course in which various media and forms of expression are explored at the more advanced level. Lectures and studio periods.
    NOTE A/See §200.3

    DRAW 398 Special Topics in Drawing (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: DRAW 200. A studio course which provides an opportunity for the study of more specialized aspects of drawing. Specific topics for this course, and prerequisites relevant in each case, will be stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

    DRAW 399 Special Topics in Drawing (6 credits)
    Prerequisite: DRAW 200; written permission of the Department. A studio course which provides an opportunity for the study of more specialized aspects of drawing.

    DRAW 400 Drawing III (6 credits)
    Prerequisite: DRAW 300. Continuation of DRAW 300.
    NOTE A/See §200.3

    DRAW 420 Seminar/Workshop in Drawing (6 credits)
    Prerequisite: PTNG 320 or written permission of the Department. An advanced studio in drawing having its principal emphasis in studio practice, but developing further the theoretical concepts introduced in PTNG 320.
    NOTE: Students who have received credit for ART 320 may not take this course for credit.

    DRAW 450 Advanced Studio in Drawing (6 credits)
    Prerequisite: DRAW 400. A continuation of DRAW 400.

    DRAW 470 Independent Study (6 credits)
    Prerequisite: 400-level DRAW previously or concurrently, and written permission of the Department. A course of independent study in which the advanced student explores a specific area of drawing.
    NOTE A/See §200.3

    DRAW 498 Special Topics in Drawing (3 credits)
    A course for advanced students which provides an opportunity for the study of more specialized areas in drawing. Specific topics for this course, and prerequisites relevant in each case, will be stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

    DRAW 499 Special Topics in Drawing (6 credits)
    A course for advanced students which provides an opportunity for the study of more specialized areas in drawing. Specific topics for this course, and prerequisites relevant in each case, will be stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

    PTNG 200 Painting I (6 credits)
    Prerequisite: Enrolment in a BFA program or written permission of the Department. An exploration of painting, colour, style, image, visual skills, and the technology of painting materials.

    PTNG 300 Painting II (6 credits)
    Prerequisite: PTNG 200. A course in which various media and forms of expression are explored at the more advanced level.

    PTNG 320 Studio/Seminar in Painting and Drawing (6 credits)
    Prerequisite: DRAW 200; PTNG 200; ARTT 261 or written permission of the Department. A combination studio/seminar in which advanced ideas in painting and drawing are addressed. Special topics of approximately one month duration are presented by guest artists from within and outside the Faculty.

    PTNG 398 Special Topics in Painting (3 credits)
    Prerequisite: PTNG 200. A studio course which provides an opportunity for the study of more specialized aspects of painting. Specific topics for this course, and prerequisites relevant in each case, will be stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

    PTNG 399 Special Topics in Painting (6 credits)
    Prerequisite: PTNG 200; written permission of the Department. A studio course which provides an opportunity for the study of more specialized aspects of painting.

    PTNG 400 Painting III (6 credits)
    Prerequisite: PTNG 300. A continuation of PTNG 300.

    PTNG 420 Seminar/Workshop in Painting (6 credits)
    Prerequisite: PTNG 320 or written permission of the Department. An advanced studio in painting having its principal emphasis in studio practice, but developing further the theoretical concepts introduced in PTNG 320.
    NOTE: Students who have received credit for ART 320 may not take this course for credit.
    NOTE A/See §200.3

    PTNG 430 Women and Painting (6 credits)
    Prerequisite: PTNG 200 or written permission of the Department. A studio/seminar course in which students are encouraged to explore their world in painting and consider their practice from the point of view of women’s experience, individually and collectively.

    PTNG 440 Collage (6 credits)
    Prerequisite: Written permission of the Department. An exploration of collage as a means of expression evolving from the historical and artistic traditions of painting and drawing.

    PTNG 450 Advanced Studio in Painting (6 credits)
    Prerequisite: PTNG 400. A continuation of PTNG 400.
    NOTE A/See §200.3

    PTNG 460 Materials and Methods of the Artist (6 credits)
    Prerequisite: DRAW 300; PTNG 300 or written permission of the Department. Through a series of special projects in drawing and painting, this course familiarizes the student with historical materials and techniques, and with other aspects of the artist’s concerns.
    NOTE: Students who have received credit for ART 420 may not take this course for credit.

    PTNG 470 Independent Study (6 credits)
    Prerequisite: 400-level PTNG previously or concurrently, and written permission of the Department. A course of independent study in which the advanced student explores a specific area in painting. NOTE A/See §200.3

    PTNG 498 Special Topics in Painting (3 credits)
    A course for advanced students which provides an opportunity for the study of more specialized areas in painting. Specific topics for this course, and prerequisites relevant in each case, will be stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

    PTNG 499 Special Topics in Painting (6 credits)
    A course for advanced students which provides an opportunity for the study of more specialized areas in painting. Specific topics for this course, and prerequisites relevant in each case, will be stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

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