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FIRST-YEAR ART (GENERAL) PROGRAM GUIDE

COURSE CODE  COURSE TITLE           CREDIT
Click here to see an overview of first year courses that correspond to the below program guide.
 
Liberal studies courses 
The following required liberal studies courses can be taken in the Fall or Winter semesters:  
VISC 1B02 Global Visual and Material Culture: Beginnings to 1800   0.5
VISC 1B07 Global Visual and Material Culture: 1800 to the Present   0.5
Choose one of the following:  0.5
ENGL 1B04 The Essay and the Argument: Mechanics  
ENGL 1B05   The Essay and the Argument: ESL  
Studio courses  
The following required studio courses indicate the semester they should be taken in:  
Fall semester:   
GART 1B01 Drawing  0.5
GART 1B04 Colour Exploration*  0.5
GART 1B05 Form and Structure  0.5
Fall or Winter semester:   
GART 1B06 Time-Based Media                              0.5
Time-Based Media is taken in one of the following streams:  
    i) Multi-Disciplinary
    Students acquire experience with time-based practices through projects in video, performance, audio and the creative use of electronics.

Fall (D2): sections 1 or 2

Winter (D3): sections 1, 2, or 3
    ii) Animation
    Students create short animation pieces using a variety of techniques which may include traditional and digital processes.

Fall (D2): sections 5 or 6      


Winter (D3): section 6 
    iii) Electronics 
    Students build contemporary art piece(s) using techniques which may include soldering, building simple circuits and introductory programming.

Fall (D2): sections 7 or 8       Winter (D3): section 7
    iv) Video
    Students produce a contemporary art video(s) which may include scripting, camera work, editing and post-production.

Fall (D2): sections 9 or 10      

Winter (D3): sections 9 or 10
Choose your Time-Based Media class from the Art course schedule  
   
Winter semester:   
Choose one of the following Core Focus courses:  0.5
Core Focus courses are second year courses designated for first year students. They allow students to experience courses from different program areas at the second year level, with only first year classmates. Students choose from the list below:  
  DRPT 2B07 Figurative Drawing (section 2)  
  DRPT 2B39  Painting & Digital Imaging I (section 2)  
  INTM 2B02  The Moving Image: Cinematic Form & Practice (section 1)  
  INTM 2B06  Sonic Arts (section 2)  
  INTM 2B11 Animation: Origins & Techniques (section 2)
  INTM 2B29 The Moving Image: Documentary & Non-Fiction (section 1)  
  FABR 2B03 Introduction to Fabrication: Mouldmaking (section 2)  
  FABR 2B04 Introduction to Fabrication: Plastics (section 1)  
  PHOT 2B03  Introduction to Photography: Black & White (sections 1 or 2)  
  PRNT 2B01 Screenprinting (section 3)  
  PRNT 2B17 Intaglio (section 2)  
Choose your Core Focus course from the Art course schedule
 
Winter semester:  
Choose two of the following elective courses:  1.0
Introduction to Digital Practices: Digital Practices, for those less familiar with digital tools, develops skills while considering how artists respond to and create the very structures by which the digital is presented.  
  GART 1B03 Introduction to Digital Practices: Globalization  
  GART 1B10 Introduction to Digital Practices: Body and Technology  
Creative Process: The creative process unfolds through research, discovery, and production that combine and form the basis of an art practice.  
  GART 1B20 Creative Process: Sculpture and Installation  
  GART 1B21 Creative Process: Painting  
  GART 1B23 Creative Process: Printmaking  
  GART 1B24 Creative Process: Wearable Art  
  GART 1B30 Creative Process: Digital Printmaking  
  GART 1B32  Creative Process: Photography   
  GART 1B70 Creative Process: Art & Code  
  GART 1B71  Creative Process: Musical Instruments as Creative Construction  
  GART 1B72 Creative Process: Paper Cut-Outs & 3D Pop-Ups  
Narrative Strategies: Narrative is key to contemporary visual practice as the unfolding of stories, the exploration of events, histories, ideas, and memories.  
  GART 1B40 Narrative Strategies: Drawing  
  GART 1B41 Narrative Strategies: Media Arts  
  GART 1B43 Narrative Strategies: Contemporary Indigenous Sculpture & Installation  
Nature & Culture: The intersection of human activity and natural phenomena provides a zone of contention under investigation in contemporary art today.  
  GART 1B50 Nature & Culture: Drawing  
  GART 1B51  Nature & Culture: Contemporary Painting   
  GART 1B52 Nature & Culture: Curatorial Practices  
  GART 1B53 Nature & Culture: Multidisciplinary Approaches  
Site & Intervention: Site & Intervention challenges traditional notions of how space can have an impact on artwork by intervening on public and other spaces.  
  GART 1B62 Site & Intervention: New Media   
  GART 1B63 Site & Intervention: Sculpture and Installation  
Total Credits  5.0

* If English is not your first language, consider enrolling in English Language Pathway, a group of first year courses with extended tutorials and added ESL support. General art students in the English Language Pathway take GDES 1B16 Colour in Context instead of GART 1B04 Colour Exploration.

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