To complete program requirements, you will take three types of courses: required core courses, Fine Art option courses based on your areas of interest, and elective courses that allow you to explore other interests.
In your first year, you work with a wide range of materials and processes, ranging from new media and acrylic paint, to digital production and power tools. As well, you learn how to effectively critique your own work and the work of your classmates. You study the elements of and principles used in visual language, traditional and non-traditional art mediums and subjects, and the history and theories of Western art.
|ARTE 104 - Five Centuries of Art and Visual Culture: From Renaissance to the 19th-Century|
|ARTE 107 - Three-Dimensional Foundations|
|ARTE 110 - Foundation Drawing|
|ARTE 111 - 2D Foundation: Theory and Structure|
|ENGL 102 - Analysis and Argument|
|ARTE 106 - Digital Foundations|
|ARTE 119 - Introduction to Creative Research|
|ARTE 120 - Observational Drawing|
|ARTE 224 - The Visual Culture of Modernity: Fin-de-siècle to Mid-Twentieth Century|
|ENGL 103 - Introduction to Literature|
In your second year, you apply the vocabulary and techniques you learned in your first year to new projects and ideas. Through course work, visiting artists’ presentations, gallery visits and time in your studio, you learn what it means to make your mark in the art world. By the time you graduate, you will be ready to confidently choose the right path for continuing your artistic journey.
|ARTE 205 - Introduction to Painting|
|ARTE 206 - Intermedia: Digital Art|
|ARTE 230 - Introduction to Contemporary Drawing|
|ARTE 234 - Art and Visual Culture II: Modernism and Postmodernism|
|ARTE 207 - 3D Spatial Practice|
|ARTE 208 - Introduction to Professional Practice|
|ARTE 219 - Concepts and Practice|
|Fine Art Option|
Fine Art options
|ARTE 214 - History of Photography|
|ARTE 215 - Painting II|
|ARTE 216 - Intermedia II: Emerging Forms|
|ARTE 314 - Thinking Photography|
|ARTE 259 - Special Topics in Art|
The program of study may change from year to year. The authoritative source for course descriptions and the rules and regulations that apply to students is the Academic Calendar.