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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Visual and Critical Studies

For a different visual representation of the program guide for 2014/2015, please refer to this document.

Students who have declared a minor may use open elective courses to fulfil minor course requirements. Elective breadth courses may be applied to minors in Liberal Arts & Sciences.

  
COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDIT



100 LEVEL REQUIREMENTS
     
VISC 1B02 Global Visual and Material Culture: Beginnings to 1800 0.5
200 Level HUMN course
0.5 
ENGL 2B11 Writing the World - Introduction to Literature 0.5
VISC 1B07 Global Visual and Material Culture: 1800 to the present 0.5
VISA 1B06 Critical Frameworks for Art History 0.5
Breadth Elective* ENGL, SOSC, SCTM
0.5
100 Level Studio
0.5
100 Level  Studio 0.5 
100 Level Studio 0.5
100 Level  Studio 0.5
     
*refer to course lists below for Breadth and Studio options.
 
     
 Total Credits:  5.0 



 
200 LEVEL REQUIREMENTS
     
VISA 2B01 Art and Globalization 1250 to 1800 0.5
VISA 2B07 History of Modern Art 0.5
Art History Elective*
0.5
Art History Elective*
0.5
Art History Elective*
  0.5 
Breadth Elective*
  0.5 
Breadth Elective*
  0.5 
Open Elective   0.5 
Open Elective    0.5 
Open Elective
  0.5
* refer to course list below for Breadth, Art History, and Studio options  
     
 Total Credits:  5.0
     



300 LEVEL REQUIREMENTS
     
VISA 3B29 Methods in Visual and Critical Studies (not offered 2014/2015) 0.5
Art History Elective*
0.5
Art History Elective*
0.5
Art History Elective*   0.5 
Breadth Elective*
0.5
Breadth Elective*
0.5 
Breadth Elective *   0.5 
Open Elective    0.5 
Open Elective    0.5 
Open Elective    0.5 
     
*refer to course list below for Breadth, Art History, Studio options   
     
Total Credits: 5.0
     
400 LEVEL REQUIREMENTS
     
VISA 4C01 Art History Honours Seminar (not offered 2014/2015) 1.0
Art History Elective*
0.5
Art History Elective*   0.5 
Art History Elective*   0.5 
Art History Elective*   0.5 
Breadth Elective*   0.5 
Breadth Elective*   0.5 
Open Elective    0.5 
Open Elective    0.5 
     
* refer to course list below for Breadth, Art History, Studio options.
 
     
Total Credits:  5.0
     

ART HISTORY REQUIREMENTS: 

NOTE: A minimum of 2.5 credits in Art History must be completed at the 400 level.

Required Art History Courses: 4.0 credits 

VISC 1B02 Global Visual and Material Culture: Beginnings to 1800 

VISC 1B07 Global Visual and Material Culture: 1800 to the Present 
VISA 1B06 Critical Frameworks for Art History 
VISA 2B07 History of Modern Art 
VISA 2B01 Art and Globalization 1250 to 1800 
VISA 3B29 Methods in Visual and Critical Studies (not offered 2014/2015)
VISA 4C01 Art History Honours Seminar (1.0 credits) 

 

Elective Art History Courses: 5.0 credits 

 
In addition to the above required courses, students must choose 5.0 credits of electives in Art History from the following lists, including at least a 0.5 credit in pre-1850, 1.5 credits in Global Perspectives and 0.5 credit in Indigenous and Canadian Art. 

VISA 2B07 History of Modern Art and VISA 2B01 Art and Globalization 1250 to 1800 requirements must be completed before taking before taking 300 year level Art History electives.

Additional Visual Culture – Design (VISD) and Visual Culture – Media (VISM) courses that are not eligible as art history electives may be taken as open electives.


Art History: Global Perspectives (1.5 credits required) 

VISA 3B01            Issues in the Art of Africa (not offered 2014/2015)
VISA 3B06            Art of the Black Diaspora
VISA 3B28            Latin American Art: An Historical Overview
VISA 3B30            Contemporary East Asian Art (not offered 2014/2015)
VISA 3B44            South Asian Art and Culture: Vision of the Sacred
VISA 3B45            South Asian Art and Culture: Multiple Modernisms
VISA 3B91            Special Topic: Islamic Art & Architecture (not offered 2014/2015)
VISA 4B01            Contemporary Latin American Art
VISA 4B12            Modern Korean Art & Society (not offered 2014/2015)
VISD 3B41            Cross Cultural Issues in Craft



Art History: Indigenous and Canadian Art (0.5 credits required)

VISA 2B32            Canadian Art: The Modern Era
VISA 3B03            Contemporary Canadian Art

VISA 3B42            Critical Issues & Ideas in Contemporary First Nations Art

VISA 3B96            Special Topic in Visual Culture: Indigenous Cultural Politics: Gender, Art and Activism (not offered 2014/2015)

VISD 3B01            Architecture in Canada, Past & Present

VISA 4B17            Reading Images of Aboriginal People (not offered 2014/2015)

VISM 4B92          Special Topic in Visual Culture-From the Reel to Digital:              Indigenous Film


Art History: Pre-1850 (0.5 credits required)

VISA 3B07            Art of the Italian Renaissance
VISA 3B08            Art of Europe: Baroque & Rococo (not offered 2014/2015)

VISA 3B90            Special Topic in Visual Culture: Art in Revolution: European Art 1750-1850 (not offered 2014/2015)
VISA 3B92            Special Topic in Visual Art History: Medieval Art and Culture
VISA 4B91            Special Topic in Visual Culture: The Print Culture of 18th Century Europe 

Note: additional courses will be offered in 2015/2016



Art History: General 

(does not count towards Pre-1850/Global Perspectives/Indigenous and Canadian Art)

VISA 2B13            History of Photography

VISA 2B31            History of Print and Printmaking

VISM 2B09           History of New Media Art

VISD 2B01            History of Modern Design

VISD 2B10            History of 20th Century Architecture

VISD 2B22            History of Material Arts: Ancient Egypt to Modern Europe

VISA 3B02            Issues in Feminism and Art

VISA 3B05            Dada and Surrealism

VISA 3B09            Art After Modern Art: Conceptual Practices

VISA 3B37            The History and Theory of Art Criticism

VISA 3B43            Into the 21st Century: Photographic Practices, Theory and Criticism

VISA 3B47            Art & Fashion

VISD 3B35            The Writing on the Wall: Radical Graphics and the Culture of Protest

VISA 4B02            Performance and Performativity

VISA 4B08            Studies in Post-War European Art
VISA 4B10            Politics of Painting: Modern Art & Revolution 
VISA 4B11            Improvisational Music and the Visual Arts in the Late 20th Century

VISA 4B20            The Senses in Artistic Practice

VISC 4B22            Art and Design Activism

VISC 4B15            Urban Life: Art, Design, and the City
VISM 4B01           Experimental Film & Media (not offered 2014/2015)
VISM 4B24           The Body and the Machine: Interrogating the Posthuman in Art and Design
VISD 4B19            Contemporary Studies in Architecture and Design



BREADTH REQUIREMENTS 

 
Required Breadth Courses: 1.0 credit 
 
ENGL 2B11 Writing the World: Introduction to Literature 

HUMN 200 level 
 
Elective Breadth Courses: 4.0 credits 

A minimum of 2.0 credits of breadth electives must be completed at the 300 or 400 level. A minimum of 0.5 credit breadth electives must be completed in three of the four breadth subject areas: English (ENGL), Humanities (HUMN), Science/Technology/Mathematics (SCTM) and Social Sciences (SOSC)

Students may count elective breadth courses towards minors in Creative Writing, English, and Social Sciences.

 
STUDIO REQUIREMENTS 
 
First year Required Studio Courses: 2.0 credits 
 
Students must choose 2.0 credits of first year studio courses from the following options: 
 
DRPT 1C01 Introduction to Painting (1.0 credit) 
ENVR 1B01 Environmental Design 1 
ENVR 1B02 Environmental Design 2 
GART 1B03 Introduction to Digital Practices: Globalization 
GART 1B06 Time-Based Media 
GART 1B10 Introduction to Digital Practices: Body and Technology 
GART 1B20 Creative Process: Sculpture and Installation 
GART 1B21 Creative Process: Painting 
GART 1B23 Creative Process: Printmaking 
GART 1B30 Creative Process: Digital Printmaking 
GART 1B32 Creative Process: Photography 
GART 1B40 Narrative Strategies: Drawing 
GART 1B41 Narrative Strategies: Media Arts 
GART 1B43 Narrative Strategies: Contemporary Indigenous Sculpture & Installation 
GART 1B50 Nature & Culture: Drawing 
GART 1B51 Nature & Culture: Contemporary Painting 
GART 1B52 Nature & Culture: Curatorial Practices 
GDES 1B09 Communication Design 1 
GDES 1B18 Communication Design 2 
GDES 1B17 Typography 1 
GDES 1B21 Experience Design 
ILLU 1B02 Illustrative Concepts 1 
ILLU 1B03 Illustrative Concepts 2 
MAAD 1B03 Methods of Material Practice

 
Maximum 0.5 credit of: 
GART 1B04 Colour Exploration (Art) 
GDES 1B16 Colour in Context (Design) 
GDES 1B24 Colour and Two-dimensional Design (Design)

Maximum 0.5 credit of: 

GART 1B05 Form and Structure (Art)
GDES 1B25 Form & Structure (Design) 

 
Maximum 1.0 credit of: 
DRPT 1C02 Drawing (1.0 credit) 
GART 1B01 Drawing 1 
GART 1B02 Drawing 2 (not offered 2014/2015)
GDES 1B10 Drawing: Visualization 
GDES 1B20 Drawing: Translation 
GDES 1B13 Solid and Void: Drawing Form and Space 
GDES 1B22 Drawing for ID & MAAD 
MAAD 1B04 Drawing for Material Art & Design 
 
OPEN ELECTIVE REQUIREMENTS 
 
Open Electives (Liberal Studies, Studio and/or Studio/Seminar Courses): 4.0 credits 
 
If prerequisite requirements are met, any undergraduate course in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences or School of Interdisciplinary Studies qualifies as an open elective. It is recommended that students seeking to expand their knowledge in the fields of media and design and/or wishing to pursue graduate studies in these fields choose electives in Visual Culture - Design (VISD) and Visual Culture - Media 
(VISM). 
 
Designated studio and studio/seminar options from the Faculties of Art and Design may vary from year to year and are subject to availability. BA students lacking specific course prerequisites for these designated studio or studio/seminar options may request special approval to register from the Dean or designate of the Faculty offering the course. Approval may be granted on a case-by-case basis. 
 
A maximum of 3.0 credits of studio or studio/seminar courses may be taken for the open elective 
requirement. 
 
Studio options available to BA students (2014/2015): 
 
Second Year: 
CRCP 2B01 Contemporary Issues: Art Today 
CRCP 2B02 Museums, Galleries and Alternate Spaces 
CRCP 2B03 Publications 1 
CRCP 3B05 Reframing the Question of Beauty 
CRCP 3B06 Exhibitions: The Work of the Curator 
DRPT 2B03 Drawing Workshop 
DRPT 2B05 Alternative Media/Techniques 
DRPT 2B08 Camera Art: Combining Media 
DRPT 2B35 Watercolour 
ENVR 2B17 Exploration Studio: Personal Space 
FABR 2B03 Introduction to Fabrication: Mouldmaking 
FABR 2B04 Introduction to Fabrication: Plastics 
GDES 2B03 Think Tank 1: Awareness 
GRPH 2B07 Communication: Surface, Object, Space 
ILLU 2B04 Illustration 1 
INTM 2B02 The Moving Image: Cinematic Form & Practice 
INTM 2B03 Body as Material: Performance by Artists 
INTM 2B07 Writing for Time-Based Arts 
INTM 2B15 The Moving Image: Frame by Frame (not offered 2014/2015)

INTM 2B29 The Moving Image: Documentary, Performance, Activism
MAAD 2B15 Intro to Ceramics
MAAD 2B24 Ceramics: Mouldmaking 
MAAD 2B30 Ceramics: Intro to Throwing 
MAAD 2B35 Drawing as Process 
PHOT 2B07 Introductory Photography: Digital 
PHOT 2B15 Photography: Experimental Contemporary Processes 
PRNT 2B01 Screenprinting 
PRNT 2B02 Relief 
PRNT 2B15 Digital Photo-based Printmaking 
PRNT 2B16 Lithography 
PRNT 2B17 Intaglio 
PRNT 2B20 Book Arts: Bookbinding 
PRNT 2B26 Nano-Publishing: Independent Publications 
SCIN 2B01 Intermedia Studio: Body and Object 
SCIN 2B03 Shaping Ideas 
SCIN 2B07 Sculpture: Language of Materials 
SCIN 2B14 Intermedia Studio: Site and Time 
 
Third Year: 
DRPT 3B06 Representation from Memory and Desire 
DRPT 3B20 The Language of Abstraction 
DRPT 3B21 Process as Art: Meaning of Materials 
DRPT 3B22 Contemporary Collage Methodologies 
DRPT 3B24 Rethinking Abstraction from an Indigenous Perspective 
FABR 3B03 Fabrication Studio: Mouldmaking (not offered 2014/2015)
FABR 3B04 Fabrication Studio: Plastics 
GDES 3B54 Think Tank 2: Consideration 
GRPH 3B20 Research Methodologies for Graphic Design 
INDS 3B31 Activist Design 
INTM 3B09 Publications: Editorial 
INTM 3B11 Media & Social Change (not offered 2014/2015)
INTM 3B17 Publications: Dissemination 
INTM 3B42 Concept and Script Development (not offered 2014/2015)
PHOT 3B10 Digital Imaging II 
PHOT 3B21 Reconsidering Documentary Photography 
PHOT 3B22 Photography: Book Works 
PHOT 3B23 Face Forward 
PRNT 3B21 Text and Image 
PHOT 3B26 The Book as Art: Making Artists' Books 
PRNT 3B27 Pressing Issues 
SCIN 3B04 Sculpture Studio: How Objects Work 
SCIN 3B15 The Immaterial & the Material 
 
Fourth Year: 
GDES 4B08 Think Tank 3: Action 
INTM 4B16 Art, Science and Nature 
SCIN 4B06 Doubt & Paradox



This program is offered under the written consent of the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities for the period from 26 June 2012 to 25 June 2017.  Prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs (e.g., acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing bodies or other educational institutions). 


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