Courses

Winter

Art History

Winter 2016

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.

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.

ARTH226 Art in Europe and North America: 1500-1900 Sections

A selective survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture.

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.

Instructor(s): Roy, Marina

ARTH251 Asian Arts: From Chinese Warriors to Bollywood Posters Sections

A thematic examination of Asian arts, such as historic, religious, and secular painting and sculpture to contemporary visual culture.

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.

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.

Instructor(s): Soussloff, Catherine

ARTH313 Art, Church, Society and their Margins in the Later Middle Ages Sections

Diversification of the arts and architecture with the expansion of patronage in late medieval society. Credit will be granted for only one of ARTH 313 or ARTH 333.

ARTH319 The Archaeology of Ancient Iraq and Syria: Babylon and Beyond Sections

An overview of the archaeology of the ancient Near East, with special emphasis on the civilizations of Mesopotamia, from the appearance of the first cities (c. 3400 BCE) to the end of the Persian period (c. 330 BCE).

ARTH320 Art and Architecture in Spain and the New World (1500-1700) Sections

Role of visual art and culture within Catholic Spain and colonial Latin America is surveyed, with emphasis on transculturation from mudejar to mestizaje.

ARTH324 Northern European Art and Culture II (1600-1700) Sections

The role of visual art within Early Modern court cultures, commercial urban centres, and emergent nation states.

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.

ARTH339 19th-Century Art and Social Space Sections

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

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.

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): O'Brian, John

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.

ARTH350 Grounding the Islamic Image Sections

Contextualizing the complex language of images in the Islamic world.

ARTH353 Nepal and Tibet: Art, Ritual and Performance Sections

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

ARTH362 Art in Japan: Objects and Spaces Sections

Changing relationship between art objects and the built environment in the Japanese archipelago, in its social and historical context.

ARTH369 Art in Japan: Modern Visual Culture Sections

Self and community in the art and visual culture of modern Japan.

ARTH376 Arts of the Northwest Coast Peoples: The North Sections

The histories, historiography and cultural diversity of the Northern 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.

ARTH397A Special Topics - SPECIAL TOPICS Sections

ARTH410 Seminar in African Art Sections

Key debates in the art of Africa and the African diaspora

ARTH436 Seminar in Early Modern Art Sections

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

ARTH440B Seminar in Modern and Contemporary Art - MOD & CONTEM ART Sections

ARTH445 Film and the City Sections

The complex interrelations between film and the city; dominant urban theories, film technologies and viewing practices and the intersections between them.

ARTH450 Seminar in Art in the Islamic World Sections

Key debates in the field of art and architecture in the Islamic World.

ARTH455 Seminar in the Art of South Asia Sections

ARTH479 Performance Actions and Approaches Sections

Advanced performance art practices and research methodologies.

Instructor(s): Soussloff, Catherine

ARTH540A Studies in 20th Century Art - 20TH CENT ART Sections

ARTH543B Studies in Canadian Art - CAN ART Sections

Instructor(s): O'Brian, John

ARTH551A Studies in Chinese Art - CHN ART Sections

ARTH553A Studies in Japanese Art - JAPANESE ART Sections

ARTH555A Studies in South and Southeast Asian Art - SE ASIAN ART Sections

ARTH571 The Methodology of Art History Sections

Required of all art history graduate students.

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


Visual Arts

Winter 2016

VISA110 Studio Three: 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.)

Instructor(s): D'Onofrio, Christine

VISA180 Studio One: Foundation and 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 Studio Two: Meanings and Materials 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. Technical instruction in image and sound manipulation 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 Introduction to Photography Sections

Introduction to photography techniques and image-making. Emphasis on camera techniques and film and darkroom production.

Instructor(s): Jones, Barrie

VISA241 Introduction to 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 and VISA 241 may be used toward the program requirements of the B.F.A. Visual Art and the B.A. Visual Art programs.

VISA250 Introduction to 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 Basic Sculpture Sections

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

Instructor(s): Prince, Richard

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.

Instructor(s): Claxton, Dana

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): Gu, Xiong

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): McCrum, Phillip

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): Yumang, Jade

VISA352 Intermediate Print Media III: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Image Production Sections

Lithographic printing; suitable for students interested in drawing and print media interface in context of contemporary art; related digital and photographic technologies employed.

Instructor(s): Zeigler, Barbara

VISA361 Intermediate Sculpture II Sections

Development of personal concerns in three-dimensional work. Emphasis on the integration of diverse materials and techniques.

Instructor(s): Prince, Richard

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.

Instructor(s): D'Onofrio, Christine

VISA380 Studio Theory I Sections

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

Instructor(s): Claxton, Dana

VISA381 Studio Theory II Sections

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

Instructor(s): Claxton, Dana

VISA390 Performance Art Sections

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

Instructor(s): Claxton, Dana

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): Zeigler, Barbara

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): Jones, Barrie

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): Claxton, Dana

VISA401D 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

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): Piña, Manuel

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): James, Gareth

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): D'Onofrio, Christine

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): Gu, Xiong

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.

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.

Instructor(s): Gu, Xiong

VISA481 Advanced Seminar II Sections

Readings in art theory and criticism.

VISA580 Major Essay Sections

M.F.A. only.

VISA581 MFA Studio V Sections

Instructor(s): James, Gareth

VISA582 MFA Studio VI Sections

Instructor(s): James, Gareth

VISA583A MFA Research Seminar - MFA RSRCH SEMINR Sections

Instructor(s): Roy, Marina

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.