University of Guelph 2001-2002 Undergraduate Calendar

XII--Course Descriptions, Studio Art

School of Fine Art and Music.

Studio supplies: The majority of the cost of supplies must be borne by the student. In order to permit the University to subsidize this cost and to allow for savings through discount buying, some materials are obtained through the School of Fine Art and Music by payment of a lab fee. The amount of the fee is established for each semester prior to registration

Note: Due to limited faculty resources and facilities, enrolment in these courses may be restricted to Studio Art majors or minors.

Admission to all Studio Art courses is based on the university's policy with regard to Priority Access Courses. Admission to courses is competitive based on the combined average of Studio Art and Art History courses (minimum 70%); in some courses, the grade in the prerequisite course(s) and the semester level is also a factor. Normally, students who require the course in order to complete a program requirement are given priority if they meet the minimum average requirement.

SART*1050 Visual Studies in 2-D. F(0-6). [0.50].

An introduction to basic aspects of 2 dimensional visual structure and expression. Colour, drawing, spatial concepts, various materials and diverse approaches to visual order will be investigated through assigned problems, lectures and critiques.

SART*1060 Visual Studies in Media and 3-D. W(0-6). [0.50].

An introduction to the basic aspects of three-dimensional and time-based art production. Various topics, materials, and diverse approaches will be investigated through assigned problems, lectures, and critiques.

Restriction(s): registration in semesters one, two, three or four

Equate(s): SART*2040

SART*2090 Drawing I F,W(0-6). [0.50].

An introduction to the basic concepts, techniques and media of drawing, through disciplined observational and imaginative study.

Prerequisite(s): SART*1050, SART*2040

SART*2200 Painting I F,W(0-6). [0.50].

Introduces various technical and aesthetic issues of painting, with an emphasis placed on representational strategies. Diverse approaches will be investigated through specific studio assignments in acrylic and oil-based media on various painting supports. Prior or concurrent Drawing classes are recommended.

Prerequisite(s): SART*1050

SART*2300 Sculpture I F,W(0-6). [0.50].

An introduction to contemporary sculptural concerns through projects and readings. Students will be actively engaged in exploring a variety of materials and ideas including modular construction, casting, and scale exercises.

Prerequisite(s): SART*1060

SART*2460 Introductory Printmaking I F(0-6). [0.50].

An introduction to the traditional printmaking media of intaglio and relief printing.

Prerequisite(s): SART*1050

SART*2470 Introductory Printmaking II W(0-6). [0.50].

An introduction to the techniques of the traditional printmaking media of lithography and silkscreen.

Prerequisite(s): SART*1050

SART*2610 Photography I F,W(0-6). [0.50].

An introduction to the creative application of photography in art; and, the basic principles of dark-room and camera skills.

Prerequisite(s): SART*1050

SART*2700 Introduction to Computer Graphics F(0-6). [0.50].

This course will extend the conceptual, technical, and aesthetic issues of studio art into the field of computer imaging. Drawings, photographs, and other found images will be scanned into the computer and digitally manipulated. Some computer experience is recommended.

Prerequisite(s): SART*1050, SART*2040

Restriction(s): registration is limited to students registered in the Art History or Studio Art specializations of the Bachelor of Arts program with an average of 70% in all ARTH* and SART* course attempts

SART*2710 Drawing Graphics on the Computer W(0-6). [0.50].

An introduction to creating original graphics on the computer using a vector graphics program. Bringing traditional drawing and painting skills into the computer, students will produce original drawings and designs using vector graphics, bezier curves, compound paths, and multiple filters. Some computer experience is recommended.

Prerequisite(s): SART*1050, SART*2040

Restriction(s): registration is limited to students registered in the Art History or Studio Art specializations of the Bachelor of Arts program with an average of 70% in all ARTH* and SART* course attempts

SART*2800 Extended Media I W(0-6). [0.50].

Basic video and digital audio editing will be integrated with other media, art forms, and issues such as performance, alternative venues, and installation, while emphasizing interdisciplinary and alternative approaches to contemporary art practice.

Prerequisite(s): SART*1060

SART*3090 Drawing II F,W(0-6). [0.50].

An extension of SART*2090 which attempts to foster understanding of the basic skills and technical issues necessary to the making of drawings while introducing the philosophical and critical issues related to the discipline.

Prerequisite(s): SART*1060, SART*2090

SART*3200 Painting II F,W(0-6). [0.50].

An extension of the work begun in SART*2200. The various technical and aesthetic issues of representational painting will be further investigated as will the diverse approaches to pictorial organization derived from observation. However, the issues of abstraction and other forms of non-representational approaches will be introduced and developed in a deeper and fuller attempt to explore the possibilities available to the painter in the late 20th century.

Prerequisite(s): SART*1060, SART*2200

SART*3300 Sculpture II F,W(0-6). [0.50].

A technical course in which specific tools of the wood and metal shops will be studied in depth through assignments. Conceptual issues will be examined in relation to the creation of objects.

Prerequisite(s): SART*1050, SART*2300

SART*3310 Industrial and Kinetic Media F,W(0-6). [0.50].

An in-depth exploration of kinetic sculpture both generally and specifically; an opportunity to incorporate technical shop skills with concerns for movement, mechanics, and electronics.

Prerequisite(s): SART*2300

SART*3410 Intaglio F(0-6). [0.50].

In-depth investigation into aspects of intaglio printmaking.

Prerequisite(s): SART*1060, (SART*2460 or SART*2470)

SART*3450 Lithography W(0-6). [0.50].

In-depth exploration of the art of lithography.

Prerequisite(s): SART*1060, (SART*2460 or SART*2470)

SART*3470 Photo-Printmaking W(0-6). [0.50].

An investigation into the uses of photographic resources in image making to produce photo etchings, silk-screens, and lithographs. Basic darkroom skills will be directed toward the production of graphic arts film, use of the stat camera, and various photo techniques. (Offered in odd-numbered years.)

Prerequisite(s): SART*1060, (SART*2460 or SART*2470)

SART*3480 Web Development and Design. F(0-6). [0.50].

An in-depth study of website design using professional web authoring software. Students will design and create a website which explores a contemporary issue in their art practice.

Prerequisite(s): SART*2700 or SART*2710

Restriction(s): registration is limited to students with an average of 70% in all SART* course attempts

SART*3750 Photography II F,W(0-6). [0.50].

A further exploration of expressive, formal and technical aspects of photography. Students without the stated prerequisite but with equivalent experience should consult the instructor.

Prerequisite(s): SART*1060, SART*2610

SART*3770 Extended Media II F(3-0). [0.50].

Further investigations into interdisciplinary alternative approaches to contemporary practice. Digital video editing will be integrated with other art forms and issues such as audio, performance, alternative venues, and installation.

Prerequisite(s): SART*1050, SART*2800

SART*4090 Drawing III F(0-6). [0.50].

Continuation of the various skills and technical issues necessary to the making of drawings. Observational drawing from the model, still life, natural forms, and interiors will be studied with a view to understanding the language and philosophical implications inherent within drawings of different styles.

Prerequisite(s): SART*3090

SART*4100 Drawing IV W(0-6). [0.50].

An advanced drawing course which explores a wider range of graphic experience including abstract, imaginary and other non-representational approaches to graphic discipline in our own time.

Prerequisite(s): SART*4090

SART*4200 Painting III F(0-6). [0.50].

A further extension of the work begun in SART*2200 and SART*3200. While the various technical and aesthetic issues will continue to be investigated through the discipline of observational painting there will be more emphasis on the critical issues relevant to contemporary painting and allowance for personal expression through both abstract and representational modes.

Prerequisite(s): SART*3200, SART*3210

SART*4210 Painting IV W(0-6). [0.50].

Advanced investigations into the role of observational study and strong emphasis on critical issues of contemporary painting whether representational, abstract, mixed-media, or other.

Prerequisite(s): SART*4200

SART*4230 Special Topics in Painting. W(0-6). [0.50].

An advanced course which focuses on a specific theme, subject, or technique in painting. Topics may include the figure and narrative in painting, the landscape in contemporary painting, or New Abstraction.

Prerequisite(s): SART*3200

Restriction(s): registration is limited to students registered in the Art History or Studio Art specializations of the Bachelor of Arts program with an average of 70% in all ARTH* and SART* course attempts

SART*4300 Sculpture III F,W(0-6). [0.50].

Contemporary issues in sculpture will be addressed through at least 2 studio projects including 1 site-response installation, and an independent work in close consultation with the instructor. Interdisciplinary projects based on the students' own research are strongly encouraged.

Prerequisite(s): SART*3300

SART*4310 Sculpture IV F,W(0-6). [0.50].

In close consultation with the instructor, the student will produce a body of independent sculpture with attention to clarity of personal statement, originality, and professionalism. Interdisciplinary projects based on the students' own research are strongly encouraged.

Prerequisite(s): SART*4300

SART*4410 Experimental Printmaking F,W(0-6). [0.50].

Further investigations into traditional and photo based printing media. Use of computer graphics to augment the design process.

Prerequisite(s): 3 of SART*2460, SART*2470, SART*3410, SART*3450, SART*3470

SART*4450 Advanced Printmaking F,W(0-6). [0.50].

Continuing in-depth investigation into various printmaking media, including the use of computer graphics and advanced manipulation of photo based images to create a thematically coherent portfolio of prints.

Prerequisite(s): SART*4410

SART*4700 Photography III F(0-6). [0.50].

An introduction to colour photography and a continuing investigation of the formal, technical and theoretical issues of contemporary photography.

Prerequisite(s): SART*3750

SART*4710 Photography IV W(0-6). [0.50].

A continuing investigation of colour photography and advance investigation into contemporary issues, with opportunities for interdisciplinary approaches to photographic practice.

Prerequisite(s): SART*4700

SART*4810 Extended Media III W(0-6). [0.50].

Advanced investigations into digital video/audio editing and interdisciplinary or alternative art practices.

Prerequisite(s): SART*3770 or (SART*2800, SART*3310)

SART*4820 Extended Media IV W(0-6). [0.50].

Further investigations into digital video/audio editing and interdisciplinary or alternative art practices with emphasis on individual direction.

Prerequisite(s): SART*4810

SART*4830 Interactive Multimedia. W(0-6). [0.50].

An in-depth study of two-dimensional interactive multimedia using professional authoring software. Students will design and create multimedia presentations which explore a contemporary issue in their art practice.

Prerequisite(s): SART*3480

Restriction(s): registration is limited to students with an average of 70% in all SART course attempts

SART*4850 Specialized Studio Practice I F(0-6). [0.50].

An advanced and specialized workshop in individually selected studio practices which affords opportunities for interdisciplinary approaches and oversees the development of independent study strategies. Students will research and complete a major self-directed project. Not intended for all Honours students. Recommended to assist in the preparation of application to graduate school.

Prerequisite(s): a minimum of 2 courses at the 4000-level in Studio Arts, at least 1 of which must be in the principal area of specialization, and a minimum cumulative average of at least 80% in Studio Arts (SART) courses and Art History (ARTH) courses, or permission of the Director of the School

SART*4860 Specialized Studio Practice II W(0-6). [0.50].

Continuation of SART*4850.

Prerequisite(s): completion of SART*4850 with a grade of at least 80% in Studio Arts (SART) courses and Art History (ARTH) courses, or permission of the Director of the School



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Last revision: October 18, 2001 (Section IX December 01, 2001; format revision November 20, 2001).

2001 Office of Registrarial Services, University of Guelph