Courses

Summer

Summer 2017

ARTH577A Directed Reading - DIR READING Sections

ARTH577C Directed Reading - DIR READING Sections

ARTH599 Master's Thesis Sections

ARTH649 Doctoral Dissertation Sections

Summer 2017

VISA580 Major Essay Sections

M.F.A. only.

Winter

Winter 2017

ARTH101 Ways of Seeing: Introduction to Visual Studies Sections

Drawing on examples from across history and around the world, this course deals with the role of the visual in society, culture, and everyday experience.

Instructor(s): Horacek, Ivana

ARTH102 Crisis and Contradiction in Art and the Built Environment Sections

Concepts and issues critical to the understanding of art and its histories in a global context.

Instructor(s): Salgirli, Saygin

ARTH225 Art in Europe to the Sixteenth Century Sections

A selective survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture.

Instructor(s): Salgirli, Saygin

ARTH226 Art in an Era of Global Expansion Sections

A selective survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture from the 16th century to the emergence of the modern era.

Instructor(s): Ryan, Maureen

ARTH227 Art and the Visual Environment in the Modern and Post-modern Periods Sections

A selective survey of visual art, architecture and other visual media since 1900.

ARTH253 Asian Architecture: Sacred and Urban Spaces Sections

Select built forms in Asia, such as temples, tombs, palaces, cities and gardens, and their relations to cultural, social and political systems.

Instructor(s): Hacker, Katherine

ARTH300 Seminar on Methods and Approaches in Art History Sections

Theories, problems, and literature in the study of art history. Required of all Major and Honours students in art history.

ARTH311 Art in the Early Medieval West Sections

From pagan adornment to Christian devotion to service of Christian or Islamic rule (AD 500 - 1000). Credit will be granted for only one of ARTH 311 or ARTH 331.

Instructor(s): Knicely, Carol

ARTH321 Early Modern Italian Art and Culture (ca. 1350-1550) Sections

Visual art and culture within the social, political, and religious contexts of the Papacy and the city-states.

Instructor(s): Monteyne, Joseph

ARTH338 Visual Culture in the Age of Enlightenment and Revolution (1715-1830) Sections

Art, architecture, and social space in Europe and America: redefining gender, identity and nation in the era of industrialization and political change.

Instructor(s): Ryan, Maureen

ARTH339 19th-Century Art and Social Space Sections

Ideologies of gender, class, race, ethnicity, and economics in 19th-century European and American visual culture.

Instructor(s): Ryan, Maureen

ARTH340 20th Century Art and Culture: The Triumph and Demise of Modernism Sections

A critical survey of western art and cultural production from the turn of the century to the development of Pop Art.

Instructor(s): Mansoor, Jaleh

ARTH341 20th Century Art and Culture: The Postmodern Sections

A critical examination of international visual art and culture from the 1950s to the present; the role of art in consumerist society and the emergence of postmodernism.

ARTH344 Art and Photography in Canada, 1920 to the Present Sections

Art movements and art institutions from the landscape paintings of the Group of Seven to the photo-conceptualist practices of the Vancouver school.

Instructor(s): Silver, Erin

ARTH345 History of Photography: Archive, Spectacle, Reality Sections

History and theory of photography, from the competitive context of invention in the 1830s to contemporary uses in social media.

Instructor(s): Silver, Erin

ARTH351B Art and Architecture in the Islamic World - ART ARCH ISLAMIC Sections

A thematic study of visual arts, architecture, and objects from the Islamic world.

Instructor(s): Salgirli, Saygin

ARTH352 Historic India: Images, Temples and the Construction of Indian Art History Sections

North and South Indian art and architecture with an emphasis on Buddhism and Hinduism.

Instructor(s): Hacker, Katherine

ARTH353 Nepal and Tibet: Art, Ritual and Performance Sections

Art of the Himalayan region situated within social and religious practices, festivals, and performances.

Instructor(s): Hacker, Katherine

ARTH358 Chinese Art for the Afterlife Sections

Close analyses of Chinese tomb objects and tombs as spatial constructs in their historical, ritual, and social context.

Instructor(s): Orell, Julia

ARTH363 Art in Japan: The Problem with Painting Sections

Key debates in the history of painting and its institutionalization.

Instructor(s): Adriasola, Ignacio

ARTH368 Art in Japan: Print Media Sections

Historical and theoretical questions concerning the development of print media in Japan, from Edo period woodcuts to the advent of digital technologies.

Instructor(s): Adriasola, Ignacio

ARTH377 Arts of the Northwest Coast Peoples: The South Sections

The histories, historiography and cultural diversity of the Southern Northwest Coast region; persistence and innovation in the arts in communities, and in cross-cultural and market spheres.

ARTH380 Art as Technology Sections

Relationship between artistic practice and media, examined through a history of paradigm shifts in technology.

Instructor(s): Mansoor, Jaleh

ARTH397A Special Topics - SPECIAL TOPICS Sections

Instructor(s): Soussloff, Catherine

ARTH432 Seminar in the Art of the Middle Ages Sections

Instructor(s): Knicely, Carol

ARTH439 Seminar in 18th and 19th-Century Visual Culture Sections

Instructor(s): Ryan, Maureen

ARTH448 Seminar in North American Architecture Sections

Instructor(s): Carr, Geoffrey

ARTH455 Seminar in the Art of South Asia Sections

Instructor(s): Hacker, Katherine

ARTH458 Seminar in Chinese Art Sections

Instructor(s): Orell, Julia

ARTH464 Seminar in Japanese Art Sections

Instructor(s): Adriasola, Ignacio

ARTH479 Performance Actions and Approaches Sections

Advanced performance art practices and research methodologies.

Instructor(s): Soussloff, Catherine

ARTH480 Visual and Digital Media Theory Sections

A thematic examination of key arguments in visual and digital media theory, focusing on developments in lens-based and digital media in relationship to twentieth-century and contemporary artistic practice.

ARTH535A Early Modern: Renaissance - RENAISSANCE ART Sections

Instructor(s): Monteyne, Joseph

ARTH539A Studies in 19th-Century Art - 19TH CENT ART Sections

Instructor(s): Soussloff, Catherine

ARTH540B Studies in 20th Century Art - 20TH CENT ART Sections

Instructor(s): Mansoor, Jaleh

ARTH543B Studies in Canadian Art - CAN ART Sections

Instructor(s): Silver, Erin

ARTH550 Studies in Art in the Islamic World Sections

Instructor(s): Salgirli, Saygin

ARTH571 The Methodology of Art History Sections

Required of all art history graduate students.

Instructor(s): Smith, T'ai Orell, Julia

ARTH577A Directed Reading - DIR READING Sections

ARTH577B Directed Reading - DIR READING Sections

ARTH577C Directed Reading - DIR READING Sections

ARTH599 Master's Thesis Sections

ARTH649 Doctoral Dissertation Sections

Winter 2017

VISA101 BFA Studio Practice Sections

Introduction to a broad range of contemporary studio practice. Intended for first year Bachelor of Fine Arts VISA students.

Instructor(s): Prince, Richard

VISA110 Foundation Studio: Digital Media Sections

Foundation instruction in techniques and approaches to digital practice. The nature of digital technologies and their role in contemporary culture will be examined. (This course is open to all UBC students, regardless of prior experience.)

VISA180 Foundation Studio: Approaches to Media Sections

Drawing, painting, and related media in an introduction to studio practice. (This course is open to all UBC students, regardless of prior experience.)

Instructor(s): Prince, Richard

VISA183 Foundation Studio: Ideas as Practice I Sections

Contemporary art practices, emphasizing the relationship between meanings and materials, art historical contexts and concepts, and non-traditional materials. (This course is open to all UBC students, regardless of prior experience.)

Instructor(s): James, Gareth

VISA210 Digital Arts Sections

Examination of current art practices and issues related to digital technologies and contemporary culture, with an emphasis on the theoretical conceptualization of digital artistic media.

VISA220 Drawing Sections

Development of skills in drawing including life drawing. Introduction to the development of personal style and concepts.

VISA230 Painting Sections

Development of a variety of techniques and approaches to painting. Emphasis on developing a strong paint vocabulary as well as acquiring knowledge of historical and contemporary issues in painting.

VISA240 Photography Sections

Introduction to photography techniques and image-making. Emphasis on camera techniques and film and darkroom production. Only one of VISA 240 or VISA 241 may be used toward requirements for Major, Minor, or Honours programs in Visual Art.

Instructor(s): Jones, Barrie

VISA241 Digital Photography Sections

Introduction to digital photography image creation in relation to contemporary art. Emphasis on digital camera use, file management, and digital print production. Only one of VISA 240 or VISA 241 may be used toward requirements for Major, Minor, or Honours programs in Visual Art.

Instructor(s): Jones, Barrie BALUTA, DAMLA

VISA250 Print Media Sections

Visual print culture, and contemporary and historical technical print practices. Emphasis on hand-drawn intaglio, relief, screen and/or stencil printing, and graphic digital applications.

VISA260 Sculpture Sections

Contemporary sculpture practice and theory. Various sculpture materials and technologies including machinery use.

VISA310 Intermediate Digital Arts I Sections

Exploring issues and topics in interactive digital media and culture through the creation of critical contemporary art. Includes technical instruction with a focus on the development of individual and group projects.

Instructor(s): Billings, Scott

VISA311 Intermediate Digital Arts II Sections

Investigation of issues and topics in digital media and visual culture through the production of contemporary video art. Technical instruction in video manipulation software. Individual and/or group projects.

VISA320 Intermediate Drawing I Sections

Investigation of drawing as a discipline in the context of contemporary art. Emphasis on expanding definitions of the drawing practice while focusing on technical and conceptual development.

Instructor(s): Gu, Xiong

VISA321 Intermediate Drawing II Sections

Investigation of drawing as a discipline in the context of contemporary art and theory. Emphasis on self-directed projects in consultation with the instructor.

Instructor(s): Roy, Marina

VISA330 Intermediate Painting I Sections

Development of techniques and personal style in relation to ideas. History and contemporary issues in painting will be introduced to assist students in conceptualizing their painting practice.

Instructor(s): McCrum, Phillip

VISA331 Intermediate Painting II Sections

Further investigation of painting in the context of contemporary art. Emphasis on self directed projects in consultation with the instructor.

Instructor(s): Gu, Xiong

VISA340 Intermediate Photography I Sections

An investigation of approaches to photography and its meaning in the context of contemporary art. The term theme will be determined by the instructor. B and W, colour and digital production.

Instructor(s): Piña, Manuel

VISA341 Intermediate Photography II Sections

An investigation of contemporary photography production and approaches to the constructed image with emphasis on medium and large format camera use and studio lighting techniques.

Instructor(s): Jones, Barrie

VISA350 Intermediate Print Media I: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Image Production Sections

Intaglio and relief print applications (i.e., etching, wood and/or lino cut, and collagraph) in combination with digital and photographic technologies, and drawing; discussion of contemporary and historical visual print culture.

Instructor(s): Zeigler, Barbara

VISA351 Intermediate Print Media II: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Image Production Sections

Screen printing and other print applications in combination with digital and photographic technologies, and drawing, explored within the context of contemporary art.

Instructor(s): Zeigler, Barbara

VISA360 Intermediate Sculpture I Sections

Investigation of contemporary practices in sculpture and the use of scale. Emphasis on public sculpture.

Instructor(s): Prince, Richard

VISA370 Special Studies I Sections

Intermediate tutorial. Not offered every year.

Instructor(s): Roy, Marina Busby, Cathy

VISA370A Special Studies I - SPECIAL STUDY I Sections

Intermediate tutorial. Not offered every year.

Instructor(s): Roy, Marina

VISA375 Artists in Society Sections

Exploring artistic practice through community-engaged partnerships and critical study.

VISA380 Studio Theory Sections

A seminar in problems in contemporary art practice and related theory. Preference given to Visual Art students.

Instructor(s): McCrum, Phillip

VISA381 Studio Seminar Sections

A seminar in problems in contemporary art practice and related theory. Preference given to Visual Art students.

Instructor(s): Gu, Xiong

VISA390 Performance Art Sections

Seminar-based studio focusing on performance and actions in the field of contemporary art.

VISA401A Advanced Open Studio - ADV OPEN STUDIO Sections

Research-based studio with thematic or disciplinary focus. Intended for senior Visual Art undergraduate students.

Instructor(s): James, Gareth

VISA401B Advanced Open Studio - ADV OPEN STUDIO Sections

Research-based studio with thematic or disciplinary focus. Intended for senior Visual Art undergraduate students.

Instructor(s): Roy, Marina

VISA401C Advanced Open Studio - ADV OPEN STUDIO Sections

Research-based studio with thematic or disciplinary focus. Intended for senior Visual Art undergraduate students.

Instructor(s): Gu, Xiong

VISA401E Advanced Open Studio - ADV OPEN STUDIO Sections

Research-based studio with thematic or disciplinary focus. Intended for senior Visual Art undergraduate students.

Instructor(s): Prince, Richard

VISA401F Advanced Open Studio - ADV OPEN STUDIO Sections

Research-based studio with thematic or disciplinary focus. Intended for senior Visual Art undergraduate students.

Instructor(s): Piña, Manuel

VISA401G Advanced Open Studio - ADV OPEN STUDIO Sections

Research-based studio with thematic or disciplinary focus. Intended for senior Visual Art undergraduate students.

Instructor(s): Zeigler, Barbara

VISA401H Advanced Open Studio - ADV OPEN STUDIO Sections

Research-based studio with thematic or disciplinary focus. Intended for senior Visual Art undergraduate students.

Instructor(s): McCrum, Phillip

VISA475 Exhibition Theory and Practice Sections

Exhibition course focusing on current curatorial practices and theories with an emphasis on contemporary visual art with the aim of preparing students to engage in the active organization of a large exhibition. Restricted to 4th year Majors in either VISA or ARTH, or permission of the instructor.

Instructor(s): McCrum, Phillip

VISA479 Performance Actions and Approaches Sections

Advanced performance art practices and research methodologies.

Instructor(s): Soussloff, Catherine

VISA480 Advanced Seminar I Sections

Readings in art theory and criticism.

VISA481 Advanced Seminar II Sections

Readings in art theory and criticism.

Instructor(s): Piña, Manuel

VISA580 Major Essay Sections

M.F.A. only.

VISA581 MFA Studio V Sections

Instructor(s): Roy, Marina Piña, Manuel

VISA582 MFA Studio VI Sections

Instructor(s): Roy, Marina Piña, Manuel

VISA583A MFA Research Seminar - MFA RSRCH SEMINR Sections

Instructor(s): James, Gareth

VISA583B MFA Research Seminar - MFA RSRCH SEMINR Sections

VISA590A Directed Studies in Visual Art - DIR STDS VIS ART Sections

Tutorial work in visual arts and theory arranged by permission with an individual faculty member. Not available to students enrolled in the M.F.A. program in Visual Arts.