20th Century Architecture Art History: Dada to Pop 1915-1965 Art History: Impressionism to Early Modernism 1850-1915 Critical Studies I Critical Studies II History of Design History of Photography Professional Development
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ART HISTORY & THEORY

Art History: Impressionism to Early Modernism 1850-1915 (AHIS202-36)

This course offers an inviting overview of movements, trends and ideas that trace the birth of the ‘modern’ era from the mid-19th century to the early 20th century in North America and Europe. Class formats include image-based lectures, class discussion and readings. Required Textbook: Edwards, Steve and Wood, Paul, Ed., Art & Visual Culture 1850-2010: Modernity to Globalization, Tate Gallery (2013). It is highly recommended that students purchase or order textbook well in advance of the first day of class to allow for delivery time.
Wednesdays 10am - 1pm, Sep 13 - Dec 6, 2017
Catherine Nutting
Tuition: $425.00 (36 hrs)
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Art History: Dada to Pop 1915-1965 (AHIS216-36)

Using the Dada movement as a point of departure, this course follows Western visual art from the early to mid-20th century and the Pop Art of the 1960s. Students become familiarized with leading movements such as Surrealism, New Objectivity, Abstract Expressionism, Neo Dada and Pop. Discussions focus on the ideas, materials, and social and political contexts of artists who made up these movements. Class formats include image-based lectures, class discussion and readings. Required Textbook: Edwards, Steve and Wood, Paul, Ed., Art & Visual Culture 1850-2010: Modernity to Globalization, Tate Gallery (2013). It is highly recommended that students purchase or order textbook well in advance of the first day of class to allow for delivery time.
Wednesdays 2pm - 5pm, Jan 10 - Apr 4, 2018
Catherine Nutting
Tuition: $425.00 (36 hrs)
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History of Design (AHIS219-36)

This course examines the history of design from the late 19th to the early 21st century. While the course focuses primarily on design in Europe and North America, it also considers some examples from Asia. We will examine various types of designs including furniture, household goods, interior design, advertisements, posters, corporate logos, and automobiles. In our investigation of these objects, we will consider how these products pertain to their social, political, and cultural context as well as other reasons why designers were motivated to create these goods. This includes an examination of the factors that drove both production and consumption. Moreover, we will investigate why manufacturers produced these items and why consumers decided to purchase these goods. The course will examine the following topics and themes: the Arts and Crafts movement, Art Nouveau, the Deutscher Werkbund, Modernism, Russian Constructivism, the Bauhaus, the International Style, functionalism, Art Deco, Scandinavian design, Pop culture, Post-modernism, national identity, multi-national corporations and globalization, sustainable designs, heritage, ergonomics, computers, and the digital age. Required Textbook: Woodham, Jonathan, Twentieth-Century Design, Oxford University Press (1997). It is highly recommended that students purchase or order textbook well in advance of the first day of class to allow for delivery time.
Tuesdays 6pm - 9pm, Sep 12 - Dec 5, 2017
Menno Hubregtse
Tuition: $425.00 (36 hrs)
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20th Century Architecture (AHIS220-36)

This course on 20th century architecture focuses on buildings and urban designs in Europe and North America as well as some examples from Asia, South America, and Africa. It begins with an investigation of design precedents emerging in the 19th century that influenced the turn towards modern architecture. We will examine skyscraper development in the United States and the short-lived Art Nouveau movement before considering the influential architectural designs of the Deutscher Werkbund, the Italian Futurists, and Adolf Loos. The course will also examine de Stijl in Holland, Russian Constructivism, the Bauhaus, Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, and Frank Lloyd Wright. While this course concentrates primarily on buildings, it also considers urban design. For instance, it examines the CIAM and the various responses to their modernist planning principles by groups such as Team X. Finally, the course investigates why the International Style was adopted by a number of architects and architectural firms in the United States following the Second World War and how Post-modern architecture emerged in response to this style. Buildings and urban plans will be considered in terms of structural systems and construction technologies as well as the social, political, and cultural conditions that influenced these designs. Required Textbook: Colquhoun, Alan, Modern Architecture, Oxford University Press (2002). It is highly recommended that students purchase or order textbook well in advance of the first day of class to allow for delivery time.
Tuesdays 2pm - 5pm, Jan 9 - Apr 3, 2018
Menno Hubregtse
Tuition: $425.00 (36 hrs)
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Critical Studies I (ATHR100-36)

This course introduces students to the approaches and methodologies of visual literacy as they pertain to contemporary art. The focus is on readings and discussions supplemented by studying a range of artworks through image-based lectures and field trips. Students develop the tools to analyze art works in aesthetic terms, and form a way to think critically about contemporary art and its context. Students learn the basics of discussing and writing about art. Required Textbook: Freeland, Cynthia, Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press (2003). It is highly recommended that students purchase or order textbook well in advance of the first day of class to allow for delivery time.
Thursdays 6pm - 9pm, Sep 14 - Dec 7, 2017
Catherine Nutting
Tuition: $425.00 (36 hrs)
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Critical Studies II (ATHR200-36)

In this second part of Critical Studies, students engage in a more conceptual and philosophical discourse surrounding visual culture and how it pertains to contemporary art in particular. Image-based lectures, readings, field trips and discussions introduce students to a more thorough understanding of the art world and the economic and social forces that shape visual art today. While looking at art is a fundamental part of this course, students are also challenged to develop a broader understanding of the way contemporary artwork relates to language, history and politics. Prerequisite: Critical Studies I or permission of the Director. Required Textbook: Fabozzi, Paul, J., Artists, Critics, Context: Readings In and Around American Art Since 1945, Prentice Hall (2001). Book is out-of-print so links lead to used copies of the text. Second hand copies are also available from Abe Books. It is highly recommended that students purchase or order textbook well in advance of the first day of class to allow for delivery time.
Thursdays 6pm - 9pm, Jan 11 - Apr 5, 2018
Catherine Nutting
Tuition: $425.00 (36 hrs)
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Professional Development (SEMR203-36)

Students learn the basics of preparing professional materials such as an artist statement and images of their work, as well as how to make an artist website using a Wordpress template. The course also covers the different types of exhibition venues including commercial, artist run spaces and public galleries, as well as applying for grants and residencies. Prerequisites: Registration in the final semester of the Diploma of Fine Arts or Independent Studies Program. However those holding a diploma or degree from another arts program, and with previous experience as a practicing artist, would be considered for this course with permission of the Director. Required Textbook: Battenfield, Jackie, The Artist’s Guide: How to Make a Living Doing What You Love, Da Capo Press (2009). It is highly recommended that students purchase or order textbook well in advance of the first day of class to allow for delivery time.
Wednesdays 2pm - 5pm, Jan 10 - Apr 4, 2018
Meghan Krauss
Tuition: $425.00 (36 hrs)
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