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The Postgraduate Certificate in Art History is an ideal program for students planning to pursue careers in studio practice either in Art or Design. More specifically, it would be an important addition for students who wish to pursue graduate studies either in art history and theory or in areas such as arts administration or teaching.  The Art History postgraduate certificate includes a wide range of historical and contemporary art history courses. Students may choose to focus on specific areas such contemporary art history (20th century), European art history, global art history (non-Western) or on issues in criticism and theory.

COURSE           COURSE NAME                                                        CREDIT

The following course is required: 0.5
VISC 2B07    History of Modern Art
Choose five: (including 3 third or fourth-year courses) 2.5
ABVC 2B01    The Story of Us: Aboriginal Peoples of the Americas
(new option added February 2011)
HUMN 4B01   Modernism: Critical Perspectives
HUMN 4B18   Postmodernism: Critical Perspectives
VISC 2B11    Reclaiming Indigenous Voice and Vision
(new option added February 2011)
VISC 2B13    History of Photography
VISC 2B19    Art of Europe: The Northern Renaissance
VISC 2B31    History of Printing and Printmaking
VISC 2B32    Canadian Art: the Modern Era
VISC 2B33    Art of Europe: Greek to Gothic
VISC 2B35    Art of Europe: Renaissance to Impressionism
VISC 3B03    Contemporary Canadian Art
VISC 3B05    Dada and Surrealism
VISC 3B06    Art of the African Diaspora
VISC 3B07    Art of the Italian Renaissance
VISC 3B08    Art of Europe: Baroque and Rococo
VISC 3B09    Art after Modern Art: Conceptual Practices
VISC 3B13    Studies in Italian Art History I
VISC 3B14    Studies in Italian Art History II
VISC 3B15    Studies in Nineteenth Century Art: Goya to Courbet
VISC 3B26    Studies in 19th Century Art: Impressionism and 

VISC 3B28    Latin American Art & Culture
VISC 3B30    Contemporary East Asian Art
(new option added June 2010)
VISC 3B37    The History and Theory of Art Criticism
VISC 3B42    Critical Issues & Ideas in Contemporary First Nations Art
VISC 3B43    Into the 21st Century: Photographic Practices,
                    Theory and Criticism

VISC 3B44    South Asian Art and Culture: Vision of the Sacred
VISC 3B45    South Asian Art and Culture: Multiple Modernisms
VISC 3B47    Art and Fashion
VISC 4B02    Performance and Performativity
                    (new option added February 2011)
VISC 4B08    Post-War European Art
VISC 4B10    The Politics of Painting: Modern Art and Revolution
(revised title 2011-02-04)

VISC 4B12    Modern Korean Art and Society 
                    (new option added June 2010)
VISC 4B13    Art of Mexico (new option added June 2010)
VISC 4B16    Queer Theory: Sexuality and Representation
VISC 4B19    Contemporary Studies in Architecture and Design
VISC 4B20    The Senses in Artistic Practice
VISC 4B21    Arts and Cultures of Asia and Oceania
VISC 4B23    The Classical Tradition and its Legacies
                     (new option added February 2011)
VISC 4B91    Improvisational Music and the Visual Arts 20th Century
Special Topics Upon approval by Associate Deans in the Faculty of Liberal Studies

*  Note: Alumni with a BFA in Criticism & Curatorial Practice may not take Art History as a Postgraduate Certificate.

Last Modified:1/24/2012 12:57:25 PM