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ART 102 Introduction to 2D Artmaking

Effective date: January 2017

Students will focus on creating and evaluating two-dimensional images such as drawings, paintings, stencils, and illustrations. The process of artmaking will enable them to use their imagination, their intuition, and their individual creative strengths. Students will test, evaluate, and experiment with their use of media and ideas.

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Credits
3
Format
4 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Arts and Science Studies
Tuition
$446.40 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Pre/Corequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

ART 103 Introduction to 3D Artmaking

Effective date: January 2017

Students will focus on using both traditional and nontraditional three-dimensional materials such as cardboard, clay, wood, fabric and found objects. The process of artmaking will emphasize conceptual reasoning and consideration of material choice, craft, form, space, site, presentation and context. The course will provide a forum for the exploration and discussion of sculptural practices.

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Credits
3
Format
4 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Arts and Science Studies
Tuition
$446.40 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Pre/Corequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

ART 106 Indigenous Studio Arts

Effective date: January 2017

This course is an introduction to Indigenous approaches to studio arts. It offers practical experience utilizing specific Indigenous artistic techniques, and a variety of media, processes, and theories. Use it as preparation for visual arts studies, a university transfer elective, or an experience to increase visual literacy/appreciation of Indigenous arts.

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Credits
3
Format
4 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Arts and Science Studies
Tuition
$252.60 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Pre/Corequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

ART 120 Visual Foundations 2D Design

Effective date: September 2009

An intensive investigation into the variety of media and processes available for two-dimensional (2D) image making. The student will develop the skills required to solve visual problems and display the control necessary to manipulate the appropriate materials, processes and concepts.

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Credits
3
Format
4 lecture hours and 1 lab hour per week
Tuition
$315.75 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

Restricted course Open to students in Visual Arts.

ART 121 Modes of Drawing

Effective date: January 2017

This course is an introduction to drawing: exploring objective, subjective, and conceptual approaches using a variety of materials and tools such as graphite, ink, charcoal, chalk, and digital technologies. Students will learn about the elements of art and how these are used in formal and informal structures such as observational drawing, perspective rendering, and visualizing conceptual ideas.

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Credits
4
Format
4 lecture hours and 1 lab hour per week
Related programs
Arts and Science Studies
Tuition
$315.75 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

ART 124 Traditional Printmaking

Effective date: September 2016

Students will explore the printmaking processes for creative image making. The student will investigate calligraphy, intaglio, dry point, block printing, and silkscreen media, and identify the characteristics particular to print imagery.

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Credits
4
Format
4 lecture hours and 1 lab hour per week
Related programs
Arts and Science Studies
Tuition
$315.75 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

ART 127 Introduction to Painting

Effective date: January 2017

Through a wide variety of projects, students will explore paint, pigment, colour and other related media. Students will learn about formal and informal structures in painting with a variety of materials like canvas, wood and paper, and tools such as brushes, knives, sponges and airbrushes.

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Credits
4
Format
4 lecture hours and 1 lab hour per week
Related programs
Visual Arts
Tuition
$315.75 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

ART 128 Graphic Design Foundations

Effective date: January 2017

An intensive introduction to the basic elements and principles of design that are the foundation of the art and design disciplines. Students will explore contrast, repetition, direction, variation, image development, formal relationships, visual expression, colour, symbol development, etc. through projects that emphasize clarity, graphic precision and visual communication.

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Credits
4
Format
4 lecture hours and 1 lab hour per week
Related programs
Arts and Science Studies
Tuition
$315.75 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

ART 140 Visual Foundations 3D Design

Effective date: September 2016

An exploration of the media and processes available for 3D image creation. The student will develop the ability to solve visual problems and acquire the control necessary for the manipulation of clay, wood, plaster, metals, card, plastics, etc. for the appropriate design statement.

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Credits
4
Format
4 lecture hours and 1 lab hour per week
Tuition
$315.75 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

ART 142 Sculpture

Effective date: January 2017

A continuation and extension of the explorations initiated in Visual Foundations 3D Design with increased attention paid to light, volume and space, and the more sensitive analysis of these elements and their meanings in both natural and constructed forms.

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Credits
4
Format
4 lecture hours and 1 lab hour per week
Related programs
Visual Arts
Tuition
$315.75 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

ART 144 Ceramics 1

Effective date: January 2017

Students will investigate the malleable qualities of clay, and understand and design clay objects both sculptural and functional. Within a contemporary visual art context, students will explore the natural elements of clay and learn hand-building techniques such as coil, slab, pinch, and throw on the wheel. Students will learn safe use of tools and equipment and the process of making clay, create glazes, build kilns, and conduct primitive firing.

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Credits
4
Format
4 lecture hours and 1 lab hour per week
Related programs
Visual Arts
Tuition
$315.75 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

ART 150 Cultural Uses of Photography

Effective date: January 2015

To foster a critical awareness of the power and consequences photographs have in our visual-based culture, this course investigates specific applications of the photographic medium in history and contemporary society in relation to social, political, economic and scientific factors. Previous study in art history is an asset.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Arts and Science Studies
Tuition
$189.45 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

ART 152 Visual Culture

Effective date: January 2017

This course investigates strategies for looking at culture by studying our visual environment, and its forms of communication such as art, television, film, advertising, the internet, video games. We develop a critical framework for understanding and deconstructing images, beginning with a Western historical foundation and expanding to other viewpoints.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Arts and Science Studies
Tuition
$334.80 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

ART 153 Arts and Culture in Canada

Effective date: January 2017

This course is an interdisciplinary survey of issues related to the arts and culture in Canada and includes historical as well as contemporary material. It explores cultural policies and practitioners associated with theatre, music, dance, visual arts, literature, film, radio, and television broadcasting.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Arts and Science Studies
Tuition
$334.80 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

ART 161 Lens-Based: Images and Concepts

Effective date: January 2017

The lens, with its exacting capacity to reproduce the world two dimensionally, has influenced the way we see and navigate the world. This theory-based and hands-on course examines contemporary photography and video production in relation to filmmaking. Students explore basic technical and theoretical aspects of making camera-based images (still or moving). Through lectures, group discussions, demonstrations and practical exercises, students focus on the common ground shared by lens-based, picture-making systems to better understand and further expand the possibilities of photography and filmmaking in the twenty-first century.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week
Related programs
Arts and Science Studies
Tuition
$446.40 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

ART 162 Environmental Art

Effective date: January 2017

This course encourages a focused engagement with environmental issues through art. Designed to give you expertise and confidence in this critical area of practice, the course will also enable you to develop practices that use art as a cultural agent. The landscape becomes the canvas and natural materials become the artist’s tools and medium. Works will be primarily sculptural in form. However, due to their temporary nature, you will use photography as a means to permanently and artistically record the artwork.

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Credits
3
Format
1 lecture hour, 1 seminar hour, 1 lab hour and 1 distance learning hour per week
Related programs
Arts and Science Studies
Tuition
$446.40 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites or Corequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

ART 170 Western Art History to 1750

Effective date: January 2017

This course covers Western Art from prehistory to 1750, focusing on the visual art and architecture from select periods and countries. Cultural production will be studied in relation to the social, political and religious contacts, the roles and purposes of art, patronage and technical developments.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Arts and Science Studies
Tuition
$189.45 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

ART 175 Design History

Effective date: January 2017

A survey of the history of western design and material culture from the industrial revolution to the present, including the development of architecture, interiors, functional and decorative objects, furniture design, product design, graphic design and art. Key movements, figures and works will be examined in relevant historical and cultural contexts.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Arts and Science Studies
Tuition
$189.45 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

ART 176 Visual History of Western Dress and Fashion

Effective date: January 2017

This course will explore our fascination with fashion through a visual history of Western dress and fashion. The study covers the period from ancient Egypt to the Post-Modern era, with particular emphasis from the mid-14th century through to the late 20th century. The production of clothing will be studied in relation to art and design, social process, and commercial production. Key movements, figures, and works will be examined in their historical and cultural contexts.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Arts and Science Studies
Tuition
$334.80 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

ART 178 History of Film

Effective date: January 2017

The study of film in a historical, sociocultural context with emphasis on research and analysis methods. Particular styles, conventions, movements, genres and film artists are selected for close study.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours and 1 seminar hour per week
Related programs
Arts and Science Studies
Tuition
$252.60 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

ART 180 Modern Art History

Effective date: January 2017

A study of the key art movements, artists and figures in the growth of modern art in the West beginning c. 1750. Students will learn the relationship between art and social change, become familiar with various new media, approaches and art theories.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Arts and Science Studies
Tuition
$189.45 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

ART 182 Professional Arts Management

Effective date: January 2017

This course introduces students to the issues, the concepts, and the methods of art management and cultural practice in the creative industries. It is for students who are practicing artists, those working with artists, and/or those who want to gain the basic knowledge and skills to help them understand the business side of creative production. At the completion of this course, students will have the necessary strategies to market, promote and distribute their creative products to appropriate networks.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 1 seminar hour per week
Related programs
Arts and Science Studies
Tuition
$334.80 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

ART 222 2D Studio Practice

Effective date: January 2018

Students will create a proposal as a response to previous two-dimensional studio experiences (painting, drawing, photography, printmaking). Students will have the opportunity to illustrate personal creative directions and will participate in a critique process with fellow students and instructor.

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Credits
4
Format
4 lecture hours and 1 lab hour per week
Related programs
Visual Arts
Tuition
$315.75 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

ART 234 Mixed Media Printmaking

Effective date: January 2018

A technique-based and hands-on course which examines three printmaking media: etching, woodblock such as mokuhanga, and photo screen printing. Students will complete projects which might include mokuhanga, chine-collé, digital print, or combinations of these processes. Emphasis is placed on an environmentally sustainable studio practice with the use of non-toxic materials.

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Credits
4
Format
4 lecture hours and 1 lab hour per week
Related programs
Visual Arts
Tuition
$315.75 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

ART 240 Ceramics 2

Effective date: September 2016

Students will learn raku firing and the safe use of gas kilns. Students will employ ceramics techniques such as armature construction, mould making, and slip casting. Students will develop thematic projects and submit personal choices of working procedures, techniques, and materials.

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Credits
4
Format
4 lecture hours and 1 lab hour per week
Related programs
Visual Arts
Tuition
$315.75 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

And one of:

ART 242 3D and 4D Studio Practice

Effective date: January 2018

Students will create projects exploring three and four-dimensional art through processes such as ceramics, sculpture, installation, and sound. Students will formulate creative direction and generate projects that respond to their interpretations of related concepts and ideas.

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Credits
4
Format
4 lecture hours and 1 lab hour per week
Related programs
Visual Arts
Tuition
$315.75 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

And one of:

ART 260 Performance Art: The body as a generator of art

Effective date: September 2017

Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of performance art. Class exercises and readings will guide them through the exploration of using their own body as a generator for art works. Students will learn how to create content using tools such as autobiographical material, dreams, ritual, text, and persona. They will be introduced to performances in a variety of ways, including visual and sound elements. Students will develop proficiency with digital cameras, editing software, and sound and lighting equipment. Students will develop original material for performance art with consideration to the use of time, space, and the performer's relationship to the audience.

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Credits
4
Format
4 lecture hours and 1 lab hour per week
Related programs
Visual Arts
Tuition
$315.75 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

ART 265 Creative Photography

Effective date: September 2017

This course explores photography as an innovative medium for creative expression. Students use SLR cameras, process their film, and create black and white enlargements using the wet darkroom. Different cameras and ways of picture taking will be introduced with low-tech and medium format photography. Through assignments, open projects, critiques, and independent research, students are able to place their work within contemporary art-making context.

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Credits
4
Format
4 lecture hours and 1 lab hour per week
Related programs
Visual Arts
Tuition
$315.75 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

ART 268 Contemporary Video and Film Art

Effective date: September 2017

This course explores the concepts of film and video as contemporary art through readings, lectures, independent and group projects, research, film viewing, and practical demonstrations. Students will learn and utilize video and film in relation to interdisciplinary studio applications rather than simply as entertainment.

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Credits
4
Format
4 lecture hours and 1 lab hour per week
Related programs
Visual Arts
Tuition
$315.75 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

ART 269 Art of Animation

Effective date: January 2018

In this course, students will use traditional and experimental methods to create, control, and understand the fundamentals of animated movement. This course will focus on animation in the hands of contemporary studio-based artists. Students will produce a number of short animated projects that will introduce and explore animation techniques based on lectures, film viewings, and technical demonstrations. Students will become familiar with digital capture and post-production systems to create a short animted work for exhibition or portfolio development. All final animation projects will be publicly screened.

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Credits
4
Format
4 lecture hours and 1 lab hour per week
Related programs
Visual Arts
Tuition
$315.75 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

And one of:

ART 278 Identity/Sexuality in Film

Effective date: January 2014

This course explores the representation of identity, gender, and sexuality in film through concepts of gender theory in relation to cinema. Content will focus on the introduction of narrative analysis through the lenses of feminist film theory, sexualities, the formation of sexual and gender minorities, and the role and construction of sexuality by way of representation. By viewing films and discussing theory, students in this course will examine cultural and social issues such as genre, spectatorship, marginalization, femininities/masculinities, the gaze, identity, race, and assimilation.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours and 1 lab hour per week
Tuition
$446.40 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

ART 282 Art Seminar and Theory

Effective date: September 2017

Through a series of lectures, discussion groups, and research assignments, students will explore and interpret contemporary visual art in relation to art theory. This class will assist artists to better situate their art practice by broadening their theoretical and cultural awareness. Students will learn how to locate their work and ideas through informed understanding, critical awareness, and an open exchange of ideas.

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Credits
4
Format
4 lecture hours and 1 lab hour per week
Related programs
Visual Arts
Tuition
$315.75 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

ART 290 Independent Studies

Effective date: November 2003

The content, approach, methodology, evaluation, etc. will be determined by the student and instructor. For the first course the student will enrol in ART 290 and for additional courses, 292, 294, etc. Credit will be established by the Department Chair and the Dean.

Note: Interested students must contact the Chair of Visual Arts for application instructions.

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Credits
1 to 4
Format
Variable
Related programs
Arts and Science Studies and Visual Arts
Tuition
$63.15–$252.60 plus additional fees. Effective until August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

  • Two years post-secondary study in Art
  • Second-year standing in the area of specialization

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