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Sir Wilfred Grenfell College (2007/2008)
11.32 Visual Arts
11.32.1 1st Year

100A/B

Drawing I

is the fundamentals of drawing with study of line, tone, shape, volume, form, texture, space. Emphasis on drawing the human figure and studio problems. Attendance required.

Studio: Six hours per week.

Co-requisites: Visual Arts 110A/B, 120A/B.

110A/B

Two Dimensional Design and Media

is principles of color theory and color mixing. Painting techniques in various media. Emphasis on rendering of form in space and organization of two dimensional surface through studio problems. Attendance Required.

Studio: Six hours per week.

Co-requisites: Visual Arts 100A/B, 120A/B.

1000

Introduction to Two-Dimensional Media

is an introduction to two-dimensional media (design, drawing and painting) that will provide students with both studio experience and an increased sensitivity to aesthetic concerns. Students will investigate design principles through an exploration of visual fundamentals. The course will also cover basic drawing, including drawing from life and will introduce the study of colour through the use of a variety of media. These concepts will be explored through lecture and/or studio experiences. Attendance is required.

Studio and lecture: Three hours per week.

Note:

Students are NOT expected to have previous drawing or art experience.

1001

Introduction to Process Based Media

is an introduction to process-based media that will provide students with both studio experience and an increased sensitivity to aesthetic concerns. Students will be shown the fundamental concepts of a variety of process-based media with selections being made from the media of printmaking, sculpture and photo media (photography, digital imaging, performance, video). These concepts will be explored through lecture and/or studio experiences. Attendance required.

Studio and lecture: Three hours per week.

Note:

Students are NOT expected to have previous art experience.

120A/B

Three Dimensional Design and Media

is three dimensional form and spatial organization. Exploration of sculptural media through studio problems. Attendance required.

Studio: Six hours per week.

Co-requisites: Visual Arts 100A/B, 110A/B.

11.32.2 2nd Year

2000

Second Year Drawing I

is development of drawing skills with emphasis on the human figure and studio problems. Attendance required.

Studio: Six hours per week.

Prerequisite: Visual Arts 100A/B, 110A/B, and 120A/B.

2001

Second Year Drawing II

is a continuation of the work begun in Visual Arts 2000. Attendance required.

Studio: Six hours per week.

Prerequisite: Visual Arts 2000.

2100

Introductory Painting I

is painting media applied to problems of spatial structure, light, color, volume and surface relationships.

Studio: Six hours per week. Attendance required.

Prerequisite: Visual Arts 100A/B, 110A/B, and 120A/B.

2101

Introductory Painting II

is a continuation of the work begun in Visual Arts 2100. Attendance required.

Studio: Six hours per week.

Prerequisite: Visual Arts 2100.

2200

Introductory Sculpture I

is development of accurate and expressive control of three-dimensional media. Attendance required.

Studio: Six hours per week.

Prerequisite: Visual Arts 100A/B, 110A/B, and 120A/B.

2201

Introductory Sculpture II

is a continuation of the work begun in Visual Arts 2200. Attendance required.

Studio: Six hours per week.

Prerequisite: Visual Arts 2200.

2300

Introductory Printmaking I

- inactive course.

2301

Introductory Printmaking II

- inactive course.

2310

Introductory Printmaking: Relief

is an intensive exploration of Relief Printmaking concepts and techniques using wood and lino. Attendance required.

Studio: Six hours per week.

Prerequisite: Visual Arts 100A/B, 110A/B, and 120A/B.

2311

Introductory Printmaking: Intaglio

is an intensive exploration of Intaglio Printmaking concepts and techniques. Also includes monoprint and collograph experience. Attendance required.

Studio: Six hours per week.

Prerequisite: Visual Arts 100A/B, 110A/B, and 120A/B.

2320

Introductory Printmaking: Serigraphy

is an intensive exploration of Serigraphic Printmaking concepts and techniques. Attendance required.

Studio: Six hours per week.

Prerequisite: Visual Arts 100A/B, 110A/B, and 120A/B.

2321

Introductory Printmaking: Lithography

is an intensive exploration of Lithographic Printmaking concepts and techniques. Attendance required.

Studio: Six hours per week.

Prerequisite: Visual Arts 100A/B, 110A/B, and 120A/B.

2400

Introductory Photography I

is basic techniques of black and white photography including negative exposure, film development and print production. Attendance required.

Studio: Six hours per week.

Prerequisite: Visual Arts 100A/B, 110A/B, and 120A/B.

2401

Introductory Photography II

is a continuation of the work begun in Visual Arts 2400. Attendance required.

Studio: Six hours per week.

Prerequisite: Visual Arts 2400.

2600

Introductory Digital Imaging I

is an introduction to the computer as an art-making tool. Computer basics. Creation acquisition, manipulation and output of digital images using several applications. Attendance required.

Prerequisite: Visual Arts 100A/B, 110A/B, and 120A/B.

2601

Introductory Digital Imaging II

is 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 images from other sources using a color scanner. The ethics, aesthetics and theory of digital image-making for artists will also be addressed. Attendance required.

Prerequisite: Visual Arts 2600.

11.32.3 3rd Year

3000

Intermediate Drawing I

is further development of drawing skills. Attendance required.

Studio: Six hours per week.

Prerequisite: Visual Arts 2001.

3001

Intermediate Drawing II

is a continuation of the work begun in Visual Arts 3000. Attendance required.

Studio: Six hours per week.

Prerequisite: Visual Arts 3000.

3100

Intermediate Painting I

is continued development of painting stressing personal expression and critical awareness. Attendance required.

Studio: Six hours per week.

Prerequisite: Visual Arts 2101.

3101

Intermediate Painting II

is a continuation of Visual Arts 3100. Attendance required.

Studio: Six hours per week.

Prerequisite: Visual Arts 3100.

3200

Intermediate Sculpture I

is continued development of skills in sculpture media. Attendance required.

Studio: Six hours per week.

Prerequisite: Visual Arts 2201.

3201

Intermediate Sculpture II

is a continuation of Visual Arts 3200.

Attendance required.

Studio: Six hours per week.

Prerequisite: Visual Arts 3200.

3310

Intermediate Relief and/or Intaglio I

is 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. Attendance required.

Studio: Six hours per week.

Prerequisite: Visual Arts 2311.

3311

Intermediate Relief and/or Intaglio II

is 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. Attendance required.

Studio: Six hours per week.

Prerequisite: Visual Arts 3310.

3320

Intermediate Serigraphy and/or Lithography I

is 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. Attendance required.

Studio: Six hours per week.

Prerequisite: Visual Arts 2321.

3321

Intermediate Serigraphy and/or Lithography II

is 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. Attendance required.

Studio: Six hours per week.

Prerequisite: Visual Arts 3320.

3350

Directed Studies in Printmaking

is a professional work/study experience in Printmaking. The student will undertake his or her own projects in Printmaking. In addition, he/she will assist the Director and/or Master printer at St. Michael’s Printshop in the day to day operations of the studio. The student will be required to write a paper on an aspect of Printmaking as it pertains to St. Michael’s Printshop. Normally this course is available during Spring Session only (May to mid-August) so that students can experience the complete summer activities scheduled at St. Michael’s.

Prerequisite: Six credit hours from any of the following Visual Arts courses: 2310, 2311, 2320, or 2321, and permission of the Program Chair.

3400

Intermediate Photography I

is critical evaluation of photographs. Continued development of photographic skills, use of color and larger camera formats. Attendance required.

Studio: Six hours per week.

Prerequisite: Visual Arts 2401.

3401

Intermediate Photography II

is a continuation of Visual Arts 3400.

Attendance required.

Studio: Six hours per week.

Prerequisite: Visual Arts 3400.

3500

Multi-media I

is projects in combined media. Attendance required.

Studio: Six hours per week.

Prerequisite: Permission of the Department.

3501

Multi-media II

is a continuation of Visual Arts 3500. Attendance required.

Studio: Six hours per week.

Prerequisite: Visual Arts 3500.

3510

Digital Multi-Media I

is an exploration of computer based multi-media production on the computer involving 2-D and 3-D graphics, animation, video, sound and text. Attendance required.

Prerequisite: Visual Arts 2601.

3511

Digital Multi-Media II

is 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 images, moving images, sound and text using a color scanner, video camera, video cassette recorder, midi devices, etc. The ethics, aesthetics and theory of digital multi-media production for artists will also be addressed. Attendance required.

Prerequisite: Visual Arts 3510.

11.32.4 4th Year

4950

Independent Projects in Studio I

will have students, under the supervision of a faculty member, 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

will have students, under the supervision of a faculty member, 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.

11.32.5 Art History Courses

Notes:

  1. The prerequisite for all 3000-level courses is Visual Arts 2701 or History 1101 or permission of the Chair, Visual Arts.

  2. No students shall register in any course having an initial digit "4" unless they have successfully completed at least 6 credit hours in Art History courses or by permission of the Chair, Visual Arts.

2700

Art History Survey I

(same as History 2700) is 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) is the history of art from the Renaissance to the twentieth century.

Lectures: Three hours per week.

3700

Art History: The Italian Renaissance

(same as History 3700) is 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) is the Renaissance outside Italy from the late fourteenth 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

has a range of special topics which might include: Early Renaissance Art, Art of the Later Renaissance, Canadian Art to 1900, 20th C. Canadian Art, American Art to 1900, History Context and Modern Users.

3620

Philosophy of Art

(same as Philosophy 3620) is an introduction to aesthetics; applications in Visual Arts, music and drama.

3820

Religion and the Arts

(same as Religious Studies 3820) is 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

has a range of senior topics which might include: British Art and Architecture, Modern Art, Modern Art II, Aesthetics, 17th and 18th Century Art, 19th Century Art, Research Project in Modernism.

4730

Art History: Modern Art I: Precursors to Modernism

(same as History 4730) is an examination of the cultural, social, and political forces which, from 1750 to 1850, were to have a major impact on modernity and later modern art.

Prerequisites/Co-requisites: Six credit hours in art history or permission of the chair of the Visual Arts Program.

4731

Art History: Modern Art II: Early Modernism

(same as History 4731) is an examination of the various cultural and social forces between 1850 and 1914 which shaped the rise of the Modern movement.

Prerequisites/Co-requisites: Six credit hours in art history or permission of the chair of the Visual Arts Program.

4740

Current Issues in Art

is studies in Contemporary Art.

Lectures: Three hours per week.

4741

Art Criticism

is theories of Art Criticism.

Lectures: Three hours per week.