Code
Course Credits
ART 140 ART 140 - Introduction to Printmaking

Studio course introducing the basic application and procedures of the two least technically demanding traditional methods of printmaking, relief, and screenprinting. 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.Prerequisite(s): None. (0-3 or 0-3)

3.00
ART 181 ART 181 - Visual Foundations I

This foundations level studio 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 art making paradigms.Prerequisite(s): None. (0-3; 0-3)

3.00
ART 182 ART 182 - Visual Foundations II

A complement to the visual foundations begun in Art 181, Art 182 focuses on colour theory, and introduces three-dimensional, time and space-based contemporary practices and architecture. Visual practices and language are explored through weekly two and three dimensional projects widening students' experiential understanding of the wide diversity of art making paradigms.Prerequisite(s): None. (0-0; 0-3)

3.00
ART 211 ART 211 - Life Drawing

Through this intensive investigation into life drawing, students develop perceptual awareness, clarify vision, examine cultural and visual stereotypes regarding the body, and build an expressive visual vocabulary. Anatomical, formal, perceptual, and conceptual ways of working are explored. Students examine the ways in which culture, society, and theology influence imaging the body.Prerequisite(s): ART 181 and one of SAMC 112, ART 237 or 238. (0-3 or 0-3)

3.00
ART 215 ART 215 - Beauty and Sacred Art

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.NB: Course taught at Redeemer Pacific College, an approved TWU learning centre.Prerequisite(s): None. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
ART 221 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.Prerequisite(s): ART 182 and one of SAMC 112, ART 237 or 238. (0-3 or 0-3)

3.00
ART 224 ART 224 - ByzantineStyle Iconography

This studio course teaches how to make religious icons in the Byzantine tradition. Students are led through the preparation of the icon support, background, egg emulsion, pigments, and gold leaf application. The course traces the historical and theological basis for icons, divine rules, and prayers for iconographers.NB: Summer session only.Prerequisite(s): None.

3.00
ART 230 ART 230 - Photography

An introduction to photographic art. Basic techniques of digital and traditional photography are explored at an introductory level. These include but are not limited to: composition, lighting, review of darkroom procedures and production. Photographic theory is introduced as it relates to matters cultural, aesthetic, ethical and theological.Prerequisite(s): None. (0-3 or 0-3)

3.00
ART 237 ART 237 - History of Western Art

This course examines the visual images, sculptural objects, and architectural structures that have been produced throughout history. It traces chronologically some of the major developments that have influenced both Western and Eastern cultures from cave painting to the 15th century and examines the ways in which these participate in the political, social, religious, and economic climates of which they are an integral part.Prerequisite(s): None. (3-0; 0-0)

3.00
ART 238 ART 238 - History of Western Art II

This course examines the visual images, sculptural objects, and architectural structures that have been produced throughout history. It traces chronologically some of the major artistic developments that have influenced Western cultures from the Renaissance to the present, and examines the ways in which these participate in the political, social, religious, and economic climates of which they are an integral part.Prerequisite(s):None. (0-0; 3-0)

3.00
ART 250 ART 250 - Fundamentals in Digital Design

A practical study of graphic design essentials specifically related to the elements of graphic style (image, type, and colour), conceptual ideation, and the visualization of ideas. Emphasis is given to investigating digital production practices, developing a visual communication vocabulary, and sharpening creative, analytical, and perceptual skills.NB: Priority given to art students.Prerequisite(s): None. (0-3 or 0-3)

3.00
ART 280 ART 280 - Three Dimensional Design

Overview of the various stages in the process of design from idea to planning and production. Investigation of three-dimensional design through a study of the properties and characteristics of objects in culture and a study of the relationship between form, function, ideas, and ideologies.NB: Not offered every year.Prerequisite(s): None. (0-3 or 0-3)

3.00
ART 300 ART 300 - Directed Study 3.00
ART 305 ART 305 - Art Practicum

In this art-related work experience practicing artists and other art professionals mentor students in areas of expertise widening the students' exposure to artists, art historians, art institutions, designers, and their professional practices. Readings and mediated discussions address practical, theoretical and theological aspects of cultural contribution.NB: Course may be repeated.Prerequisite(s): Art major, concentration, or minor, and third or fourth year standing; or instructor's consent. (0-1 or 0-1)

1.00
ART 306 ART 306 - Art Practicum

In this art-related work experience practicing artists and other art professionals mentor students in areas of expertise widening the students' exposure to artists, art historians, art institutions, designers, and their professional practices. Readings and mediated discussions address practical, theoretical and theological aspects of cultural contribution.NB: Course may be repeated.Prerequisite(s): Art major, concentration, or minor, and third or fourth year standing; or instructor's consent. (0-2 or 0-2)

2.00
ART 307 ART 307 - Art Practicum

In this art-related work experience, practicing artists and other art professionals mentor students in areas of expertise, widening the students' exposure to artists, art historians, art institutions, designers, and their professional practices. Readings and mediated discussions address practical, theoretical and theological aspects of cultural contribution.NB: Course may be repeated.Prerequisite(s): Art major, concentration, or minor, and third or fourth year standing; or instructor's consent. (0-3 or 0-3)

3.00
ART 321 ART 321 - Abstract Painting

This course provides an in-depth look at the integration of theory and practice surrounding historical and contemporary abstract painting. Art elements and principles, particularly colour, are used with increasing specificity and intentionality. Students investigate how aesthetic choices realized on a canvas reveal the artist's position within art, culture, and political history.Prerequisite(s): ART 221 or 222. (0-3 or 0-3)

3.00
ART 328 ART 328 - Modern Art History

Art strategies (in traditional mediums such as painting, sculpture, and architecture, as well as film, video, performance) and the critical debates that arose in Europe and North America in the aftermath of the First World War to the present day in their social, economic, and political context. The rise and fall of modernism within the visual arts and the development of postmodern practices. The role of art in society, its relationship to mass culture, and what is at stake in maintaining socially engaged art today.NB: Not offered every semester.Prerequisite(s): ART 237 or 238 or SAMC 112. (0-0; 3-0)

3.00
ART 351 ART 351 - Intermedia

Through theoretical and practical explorations, this course investigates a variety of contemporary practices including multimedia, site-specific installation, sound, video, performance, and computer art. The boundaries of more traditional art experience are pushed to discover new possibilities of collaborative and personal expression using a variety of media in time and space.NB: Not offered every year.Prerequisite(s): 15 sem. hrs. of Art and third or fourth year standing. (0-3 or 0-3)

3.00
ART 361 ART 361 - Imaging and Illustration Design

An exploration of the conception, production and analysis of imagery in graphic communication design, including photos, illustrations, and graphic marks. Imagery-based problems are investigated in multiple design contexts and formats. Specialized rendering techniques, digital studio practices and iconographic style development are considered.Cross-listed: COMM 381.Prerequisite(s): ART 250 or COMM 230, and one of the following: COMM 112; COMM 212; ART 181, ART 182, or instructor's consent. (0-3 or 0-3)

3.00
ART 362 ART 362 - Symbol & Typography Design

An exploration of integrated conceptual thinking and formal experimentation with type and related symbol systems in graphic communications. Emphasis is placed on type as image, principles of typesetting, hierarchy and structure. The complex interaction of type in relation to other graphic elements in multiple design contexts and formats is considered.Cross-listed: COMM 382Prerequisite(s): ART 250 or COMM 230, and one of the following: COMM 112; COMM 212; ART 181, ART 182, or instructor's consent. (0-3 or 0-3)

3.00
ART 390 ART 390 - Critical Theory

This course introduces students to a broad range of critical and theoretical texts that have impacted art practices and the discipline of art history in the 20th century. The role of enlightenment aesthetics and the rise of mass culture are explored in relation to the formation of cultural modernism and how Marxist, psychoanalytic, and poststructuralist theories have challenged modernist conceptions. This course investigates the implications for Christians engaging with visual culture today, considers the theoretical underpinnings of postmodern theory, and cultivates the critical thinking skills necessary to engage in the current critical debates around visual culture.NB: Not offered every year.Prerequisite(s): ART 327 or 328. (3-0 or 3-0)

3.00
ART 411 ART 411 - Senior Studio I

In this intensive studio course, students are guided through sustained research that culminates in a solo senior show during ART 412. With the approval of the Senior Studio faculty, sustained visual cultural research and the development of a body of work is executed. This work is self-directed and must demonstrate an increasingly high level of understanding of a professional work process and the resulting production. Through research, as well as written and spoken practice, students gain confidence and a voice to articulate visually and verbally as well as to contextualize their work in contemporary practice. Students research and write on the integration of faith and art.Prerequisite(s): 12 sem. hrs. of Art and fourth-year standing. (0-3; 0-0)

3.00
ART 412 ART 412 - Senior Studio II

In this studio course, the research and experimentation in production done during ART 411 culminates in an intense semester of developing a sophisticated body of work for the Senior Show. A multidisciplinary environment is protected, and diversity in style and medium is emphasized.Prerequisite(s): ART 411. (0-0; 0-3)

3.00
ART 490 ART 490 - Special Topics in Art

Topics vary from year to year.NB: Not offered every year. Course may be repeated.Prerequisite(s): 6 sem. hrs. of Art or permission of instructor. (0-3 or 0-3)

3.00
ART 495 ART 495 - Mentoring Tutorial (Honours Proj)

Students plan, produce and install a solo exhibition, major paper or major design project, and are mentored through the process by a faculty member. The mentoring can be continued through two or more semesters.Permission of instructor.

3.00
IDIS 420 IDIS 420 - Arts, Media & Culture London

A three-week interdisciplinary fine arts study trip to London, England, in which students critically engage culture and the fine arts. Visits to galleries, performances, and cultural sites accompany lectures and readings to encourage students to develop and deepen their biblically-informed view of the role of fine arts. While most course activities take place in London proper, several day trips to surrounding locations are included.NB: Summer travel study course. This course is for students wishing to take this course for credit. It meets both the Fine Arts and IDIS 400 equivalent core requirements (provided students choose this as their double-counted core requirement) although the total credits for the course is 3 sem. hrs. No prior courses in Art, Theatre, or Music are necessary. Another course, often Music 310, is offered on the travel study.Cross-listed: SAMC 420.Prerequisite(s): 70 sem. hrs. of study and permission of the instructor.

3.00