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Year Course ID Course
2021-2022 ART 140

Introduction to Printmaking

This studio course introduces the basic application and procedures of two traditional methods of printmaking-relief and screen printing. The course is designed to provide a positive studio experience for non-art students interested in art and its application to popular culture. This course is similar to ART 240, but is intended for non-art majors; therefore ART 140 and ART 240 may not both be taken for credit.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None
NB: This course is similar to ART 240, but is intended for non-art majors; therefore ART 140 and ART 240 may not both be taken for credit.
2021-2022 ART 150

Creative Thinking

In this interdisciplinary course, students will gain experience with a wide range of creative thinking practices with a focus on ideation techniques and creative problem solving methodologies, such as design thinking. Students will apply creative problem solving techniques to complex problems and personal interests while learning about the history, key players, and processes that have led to our contemporary understanding of creativity. Students will develop their capacity for flexible and original thinking, and will begin cultivating habits that support their ability to quickly adapt and innovate in our rapidly changing world.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None
2021-2022 ART 180

Integration Forum

A seminar for students in all levels of the program, this course is required for all majors each semester (concentrations and minors are encouraged to attend). The core of the class is a visiting lecture series facilitating presentations, critiques, and communication amongst local artists, faculty, and students. The class covers topical issues in art; facilitates communication regarding departmental and professional practices; creates a community of inquiry supporting one another's production; addresses issues common to students of art; and supports the integration of faith and art in preparation for a life in the arts.

Course Credits: 0
Prerequisite(s): None.
2021-2022 ART 181

Visual Foundations I

This foundations level studio course invites students to explore artistic practice as a mode of inquiry and a meaning-making language. The course cultivates visual intelligence through carefully sequenced drawing exercises, illustrated lectures and readings. Perceptual, conceptual and technical skills are honed and elements of art and principles of design are explored through drawing and composition projects that give students an experiential understanding of a wide range of artmaking paradigms.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None
2021-2022 ART 182

Visual Foundations II

Introductory studio course that invites students into the investigation of colour and its interaction, time and space arts, and three-dimensional art. Through the immersive practice of developing of artwork, students experience art as a mode of inquiry where meaning is understood through intuitive, imaginative, creative and interpretive methodologies. Using foundational skills, students employ critical and creative thinking that reflects fluency and flexibility of imagination and expression to create art and make new connections or respond to a chosen problem, concept or question.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None
2021-2022 ART 211

Life Drawing I

Through this intensive investigation into life drawing, students develop perceptual awareness, build an expressive visual vocabulary and critically examine how cultural stereotypes inscribe and politicize the body. Anatomical, aesthetic, perceptual, critical and conceptual inquiries are explored. Students examine the ways in which culture, society and theology influence imaging the body.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): ART 181 and one of ART 237 or 238
2021-2022 ART 215

Beauty and the Sacred: Introduction to the Sacred Arts CP

This course introduces students to the particular genre of sacred art and the subject of beauty as central to the proclamation of the Gospel with which the Church has been entrusted. As such, beauty and sacred art are discussed as the subject matter of theology. The course reviews a broad historical study of the sacred arts beginning with Byzantine art and spirituality until the present, addressing aspects of painting, the written word, music, and architecture. A primary focus is the genre of sacred art as it impacts the Christian individual, the Church, and the world as a whole.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None
NB: Course taught at Catholic Pacific College, an approved TWU learning centre
2021-2022 ART 221

Painting I

This studio course focuses on the acquisition of basic painting skills. Colour theory is used in increasingly intentional ways as students explore strategies of using picture plane, shape, plane, volume, and brushstroke. Students are involved in issues of how personal voice and concerns translate into painting practices.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): ART 182 and one of SAMC 112, ART 237 or 238
2021-2022 ART 230

Photography

An introduction to photographic art - students explore basic techniques of digital and traditional photography. These include, but are not limited to: composition, visual literacy, lighting, review of darkroom procedures, and production. Photographic theory is introduced as it relates to cultural, aesthetic, ethical, and theological matters.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None
2021-2022 ART 231

Foundations of Animation

An introduction to the foundational principles and practices of animation. While students will focus on 2D animation in frequent practical exercises, their acquired skills and theory will be foundational for doing 3D animation. This course is a prerequisite for any subsequent animation courses.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): ART 181 or 182; ART 211 or 212; ART 250.
Cross-listed: GAME 231
2021-2022 ART 232

Foundations of 3D Graphics

An introduction to the foundational principles and practices of 3D computer animation. Working in a lab setting, students will develop the basic conceptual and technical tools necessary to create and modify elements for game development. This course is a prerequisite for any subsequent animation courses.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): GAME/ART 231.
Cross-listed: GAME 232
2021-2022 ART 237

History of Western Art

An introductory survey inviting students, as a mode of inquiry, to explore, examine, analyze and appreciate specific historical visual images, sculptural objects, and architectural structures. It traces thematically and chronologically some of the major developments that have influenced both western and eastern cultures from prehistoric cave painting to the 15th century. Students employ historical means and methods (notably artworks as important historical documents complementing written texts) to question, in a systematic and rigorous way, and to interpret the ways in which particular works of art participate in the social, political, economic, religious and cultural climates of which they have been an integral part learning.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None
2021-2022 ART 238

History of Western Art II

An introductory survey inviting students, as a mode of inquiry, to explore, examine, analyze and appreciate specific historical visual images, sculptural objects, and architectural structures. It traces thematically and chronologically some of the major developments that have influenced Western cultures from the Renaissance to the present. Students employ historical means and methods (notably artworks as important historical documents complementing written texts) to question, in a systematic and rigorous way, and to interpret the ways in which particular works of art participate in the social, political, economic, religious and cultural climates of which they have been an integral part learning.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None
2021-2022 ART 240

Printmaking I

This studio course introduces the basic applications and procedures of printmaking through the medium of screen printing. The class covers black and white, colour separation, editioning, registration, proofing, and printing, integrating technical ability with conceptual development during the execution of each project.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): SAMC 112, ART 137 or 138 and 181 or 182
2021-2022 ART 250

Foundations in Digital Design

An active exploration of graphic design essentials, creative ideation methods, and visual communication techniques. Students use creative thinking methodologies to experiment with a wide range of design approaches, evaluate the aesthetic and conceptual value of specific design solutions, and sharpen their creative, critical thinking, and perceptual skills.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None
NB: Priority given to SAMC 110 Design and Media and Communication students
Cross-listed: MCOM 231
2021-2022 ART 280

3D Design

The course investigates three-dimensional design and overviews the various stages in the process of design from ideation and planning to production. Through a study of the properties and characteristics of objects within cultures, students focus on relationships between form, function, ideas and ideologies.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None
NB: Not offered every year
2021-2022 ART 283

Sculpture I

An introduction to working in three dimensions in a variety of media, including clay, wood, and metal. Historical and contemporary approaches to sculpture are examined to achieve an understanding of the relationship of materials to form, space, expressive content, and the construction of meaning.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): ART 181 or 182, and ART 237 or 238 (0-3 or 0-3)
NB: Not offered every year
2021-2022 ART 290

Special Topics in Art

Topics vary from year to year.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None
NB: Not offered every semester. Course may be repeated
2021-2022 ART 305

Art Practicum

In this art-related work experience, students are invited into embodied and experiential inquiry. Students immerse themselves into a hands-on investigation of professional practices while being mentored by practicing artists and other art professionals in areas of creative and critical expertise. This participatory experience may include guidance from artists, art historians, art institutions, designers, art therapists, and others.

Course Credits: 1
Prerequisite(s): Art major, concentration, or minor, and third or fourth year standing or instructor's consent
NB: Course may be repeated
2021-2022 ART 310

Drawing

Students explore inquiry-based perceptual, abstract, conceptual, and performative definitions of contemporary drawing practice. The criteria for defining, analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating drawings are widened to embrace current theoretical frameworks. Issues and themes of drawing practice after the initial decades of postmodernism are the focus of student inquiries/projects.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): ART 211 or 212
NB: Not offered every year