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Studio courses are offered in the following subjects: Drawing, Two-Dimensional Design, Three-Dimensional Design, Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Photography, Digital Imaging, and Digital Multimedia. Courses in a studio subject consist of six hours of practical work in a studio class each week. Assigned projects will require that considerable additional studio work be done outside scheduled class time. Students will supply their own artist's materials. Some courses may not be offered every year. Please contact the fine arts division prior to registration to confirm course offerings.


First Year

1500/1501. Drawing I & II: The fundamentals of drawing with study of line, tone, shape, volume, form, texture, space. Emphasis on drawing the human figure and studio practice.
Studio: 6 hours per week. Attendance Required.
Co-requisites: VART 1510 or 1511 and VART 1520 or 1521

1510 /1511. Two-Dimensional Design and Media I & II. The exploration of two-dimensional surface, spatial organization and media through studio practice.
Studio: 6 hours per week. Attendance Required.
Co-requisites: VART 1500 or 1501 and VART 1520 or 1521.

1520/1521. Three-Dimensional Design and Media I & II. The exploration three-dimensional form, spacial organization and media through studio practice.
Studio: 6 hours per week. Attendance Required.
Co-requisites: VART 1500 or 1501 and VART 1510 or 1511


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Second Year

2000. Second Year Drawing I. (formerly 200A). Development of drawing skills with emphasis on the human figure and studio problems.
Studio: Six hours per week. Attendance required.
Prerequisite: Visual Arts 100A/B.

2001. Second Year Drawing II. (formerly 200B). A continuation of the work begun in Visual Arts 2000.
Studio: Six hours per week. Attendance required.
Prerequisite: Visual Arts 2000.

2100. Introductory Painting I. Painting media applied to problems of spatial structure, light, color, volume and surface relationships.
Studio: Six hours per week. Attendance required.
Prerequisite: Visual Arts 110A/B.

2101. Introductory Painting II. A continuation of the work begun in Visual Arts 2100.
Studio: Six hours per week. Attendance required.
Prerequisite: Visual Arts 2100.

2200. Introductory Sculpture I. Development of accurate and expressive control of three-dimensional media.
Studio: Six hours per week. Attendance required.
Prerequisite: Visual Arts 120A/B.

2201. Introductory Sculpture II. A continuation of the work begun in Visual Arts 2200.
Studio: Six hours per week. Attendance required.
Prerequisite: Visual Arts 2200.

2310. Introductory Printmaking: Relief. An intensive exploration of Relief Printmaking concepts and techniques using wood and lino.
Studio: Six hours per week. Attendance required.
Prerequisite: Visual Arts 100A/B and 110A/B.

2311. Introductory Printmaking: Intaglio. An intensive exploration of Intaglio Printmaking concepts and techniques. Also includes monoprint and collograph experience.
Studio: Six hours per week. Attendance required.
Prerequisite: Visual Arts 100A/B and 110A/B.

2320. Introductory Printmaking: Serigraphy. An intensive exploration of Serigraphic Printmaking concepts and techniques.
Studio: Six hours per week. Attendance required.
Prerequisite: Visual Arts 100A/B and 110A/B.

2321. Introductory Printmaking: Lithography. An intensive exploration of Lithographic Printmaking concepts and techniques.
Studio: Six hours per week. Attendance required.
Prerequisite: Visual Arts 100A/B and 110A/B.

2400. Introductory Photography I. Basic techniques of black and white photography including negative exposure, film development and print production.
Studio: Six hours per week. Attendance required.
Prerequisite: Visual Arts 110A/B.

2401. Introductory Photography II. A continuation of the work begun in Visual Arts 2400.
Studio: Six hours per week. Attendance required.
Prerequisite: Visual Arts 2400.

2600. Introductory Digital Imaging I. An introduction to the computer as an art-making tool. Computer basics. Creation acquisition, manipulation and output of digital /fine-arts/visual-arts/PublishingImages using several applications.
Studio: Six hours per week. Attendance required.
Prerequisite: Visual Arts 100A/B, 110A/B, and 120A/B.

2601. Introductory Digital Imaging II. A continuation of the work begun in Visual Arts 2600. Students will learn to create original artworks directly on the computer and how to incorporate /fine-arts/visual-arts/PublishingImages from other sources using a color scanner. The ethics, aesthetics and theory of digital image-making for artists will also be addressed.
Studio: Six hours per week. Attendance required.
Prerequisite: Visual Arts 2600.

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Third Year

3000. Intermediate Drawing I. (formerly 300A or 302A). Further development of drawing skills.
Studio: Six hours per week. Attendance required.
Prerequisite: Visual Arts 2001.

3001. Intermediate Drawing II. (formerly 300B or 302B). A continuation of the work begun in Visual Arts 3000.
Studio: Six hours per week. Attendance required.
Prerequisite: Visual Arts 3000.

3100. Intermediate Painting I. (formerly 312A). Continued development of painting stressing personal expression and critical awareness.
Studio: Six hours per week. Attendance required.
Prerequisite: Visual Arts 2101.

3101. Intermediate Painting II. (formerly 312B) Continuation of Visual Arts 3100.
Studio: Six hours per week. Attendance required.
Prerequisite: Visual Arts 3100.

3200. Intermediate Sculpture I. (formerly 322A). Continued development of skills in sculpture media.
Studio: Six hours per week. Attendance required.
Prerequisite: Visual Arts 2201.

3201. Intermediate Sculpture II. (formerly 322B). Continuation of Visual Arts 3200.
Studio: Six hours per week. Attendance required.
Prerequisite: Visual Arts 3200.

3310. Intermediate Relief and/or Intaglio I. (formerly 332A). Projects in Printmaking. Relief and/or Intaglio. In consultation with the instructor students will select the medium or combination or media in which to work.
Studio: Six hours per week. Attendance required.
Prerequisite: Visual Arts 2311.

3311. Intermediate Relief and/or Intaglio II. (formerly 332B). Projects in Printmaking. Relief and/or Intaglio. In consultation with the instructor students will select the medium or combination or media in which to work.
Studio: Six hours per week. Attendance required.
Prerequisite: Visual Arts 3310.

3320. Intermediate Serigraphy and/or Lithography I. (formerly 332A). Projects in Printmaking. Serigraphy and/or Lithography. In consultation with the instructor students will select the medium or combination or media in which to work.
Studio: Six hours per week. Attendance required.
Prerequisite: Visual Arts 2321.

3321. Intermediate Serigraphy and/or Lithography II. (formerly 332B). Projects in Printmaking. Serigraphy and/or Lithography. In consultation with the instructor students will select the medium or combination or media in which to work.
Studio: Six hours per week. Attendance required.
Prerequisite: Visual Arts 3320.

3400. Intermediate Photography I. (formerly 342A). Critical evaluation of photographs. Continued development of photographic skills, use of color and larger camera formats.
Studio: Six hours per week. Attendance required.
Prerequisite: Visual Arts 2401.

3401. Intermediate Photography II. (formerly 342B). Continuation of Visual Arts 3400.
Studio: Six hours per week. Attendance required.
Prerequisite: Visual Arts 3400.

3500. Multimedia I. (formerly 352A). Projects in combined media.
Studio: Six hours per week. Attendance required.
Prerequisite: Permission of the Department.

3501. Multimedia II. (formerly 352B). Continuation of Visual Arts 3500.
Studio: Six hours per week. Attendance required.
Prerequisite: Visual Arts 3500.

3510. Digital Multimedia I. An exploration of computer based multimedia production on the computer involving 2-D and 3-D graphics, animation, video, sound and text.
Studio: Six hours per week. Attendance required.
Prerequisite: Visual Arts 2601.

3511. Digital Multimedia II. A continuation of the work begun in Visual Arts 3510. Students will learn how to create original artworks directly on the computer and how to incorporate still /fine-arts/visual-arts/PublishingImages, moving /fine-arts/visual-arts/PublishingImages, sound and text using a color scanner, video camera, video cassette recorder, midi devices, etc. The ethics, aesthetics and theory of digital multimedia production for artists will also be addressed.
Studio: Six hours per week. Attendance required.
Prerequisite: Visual Arts 3510.


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Fourth Year

4950. Independent Projects in Studio I. Under the supervision of a faculty member, students will produce an independent body of exploratory work and a related written artist statement and description of the progress and development of their work. Students are required to present the written component and body of work at a term end critique with all members of faculty.
Attendance required.
Prerequisites: 54 credit hours of studio courses.

4951. Independent Project in Studio II. Under the supervision of a faculty member, students will produce an independent body of consistent work and a related written artist statement and final description of the work. Students are required to present the written component and body of work at a term end critique with all members of the faculty.
Attendance required.
Prerequisite: Visual Arts 4950.


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Art History Courses

2700. Art History Survey I. (Same as History 2700). The history of art from pre-historic times to the Renaissance.
Lectures: Three hours per week.

2701. Art History Survey II. (Same as History 2701). The history of art from the Renaissance to the 20th century.
Lectures: Three hours per week.

3700. Art History: The Italian Renaissance. (Same as History 3700). An overview of the art and architecture of Renaissance Italy with an emphasis upon the historical context in which art was produced.

3701. Art History: The Renaissance Outside Italy. (Same as History 3701). The Renaissance outside Italy from the late 14th century and the International style through the 16th century. As with the Italian Renaissance the art and architecture will be discussed in its historical context.

3702-3721. Art History: Special Topics. The range of special topics might include:
- Early Renaissance Art
- Art of the Later Renaissance
- Canadian Art to 1900
- 20th Century Canadian Art
- American Art to 1900
- 20th Century American Art

3620. Philosophy of Art. (Same as Philosophy 3620). Introduction to aesthetics; applications in Visual Arts, music and drama.

3820. Religion and the Arts. (Same as Religious Studies 3820). An examination of the role of art in the expression of religious ideas, together with a study of specific religious themes and concerns in one or more of the following: literature, film, music, painting, sculpture, and dance.
Prerequisite: Religious Studies 2810 or permission of the Department of Religious Studies.

4700-4729. Art History: Special Topics. The range of senior topics might include:
- History of European Art in the Middle Ages
- Art of the later Middle Art
- 17th and 18th Century Art
- 19th Century Art
- Modern Art I
- Modern Art II
- Art of the Ancient Near East
- Oriental Art
Prerequisite: Permission of the fine arts division.

4730. Art History: Modern Art I: Precursors to Modernism. (Same as History 4730). An examination of the cultural, social, and political forces that, from 1750 to 1850, were to have a major impact on modernity and later modern art.

4731. Art History: Modern Art II: Early Modernism. (Same as History 4731). An examination of the various cultural and social forces between 1850 and 1914 that shaped the rise of the Modern movement.

4740. Current Issues in Art. Studies in Contemporary Art.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
Prerequisite: Permission of the fine arts division.

4741. Art Criticism. Theories of Art Criticism.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
Prerequisite: Permission of the fine arts division.


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Notes

  1. All courses in Visual Arts, excepting Art History courses, are restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) degree programme.

  2. The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) programme is rigorous and demanding and it is assumed that students will be enrolled for full-time study. A student who withdraws from a course may put his/her programme in jeopardy or be unable to complete the degree in the normally allotted time.

  3. Where circumstances warrant, any prerequisite(s) for Visual Arts courses may be waived by the Programme Chair.

  4. Any Programme regulations may be waived upon request of Programme Chair by the appropriate Committee on Undergraduate Studies.

  5. While every effort has been made to provide accurate information on these pages, the Memorial University Calendar is the official publication of university regulations and should be consulted.


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