Courses

Summer

Summer 2020

ARTH577A Directed Reading - DIR READING Sections

ARTH577C Directed Reading - DIR READING Sections

ARTH599 Master's Thesis Sections

ARTH649 Doctoral Dissertation Sections

Summer 2020

VISA580 Major Essay Sections

M.F.A. only.

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.

Winter

Winter 2020

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): Orell, Julia

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, Colonialism, and Indigeneity Sections

Tensions and conflicts resulting from the expansion of trade and encounters among cultures, ethnicities, and religious practices, explored in visual art and architecture from the sixteenth century to the advent of the modern era.

ARTH227 What is Modern Art? Sections

Select issues in 20th-century art and the visual and built environment.

ARTH230 Art and Feminism(s): Histories, Lineages, Legacies Sections

Feminist art and visual culture, from the political activism of the feminist first wave to its intersections with present-day social justice movements.

Instructor(s): Silver, Erin

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): ADRIASOLA MUNOZ, IGNACIO ALBERTO

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): Mansoor, Jaleh

ARTH310 Art and the Christian Transformation of the Roman Empire Sections

Visual culture and the rise of Christianity; social, political and religious contexts of art, including diverse viewing practices and cultural frameworks. Credit will be granted for only one of ARTH 310 or ARTH 330.

Instructor(s): Makris, Georgios

ARTH312 Medieval Art in the Age of Monasticism Sections

Art in Europe between 1000 and 1200; the role of monasteries as leading institutions and patrons of art and large-scale architecture.

Instructor(s): Makris, Georgios

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).

Instructor(s): FISHER, KEVIN

ARTH321 Public and Private Bodies: Italian Renaissance Art and Culture Sections

Visual art and culture within the social, political, and religious contexts of the Papacy and the city-states ca. 1350-1550 (Siena, Florence, Venice, Mantua).

Instructor(s): Monteyne, Joseph

ARTH323 Heaven and Earth: Renaissance Art and Culture in Northern Europe Sections

Early Modern painting, sculpture, and the graphic arts from the great devotional triptychs, through the Reformation, to the emergence of a secular art (1400-1600).

Instructor(s): Monteyne, Joseph

ARTH331 Greek Art and Architecture Sections

Visual culture of the ancient Greek world in the second and first millennia BCE, especially from c. 1000 to 30 BCE.

ARTH332 Roman Art and Architecture Sections

Visual culture of the ancient Roman world from the 8th century BCE to the 4th century CE.

Instructor(s): MCCARTY, MATTHEW

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.

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.

Instructor(s): Smith, T'ai

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.

Instructor(s): Salgirli, Saygin

ARTH363 Art in Japan: The Problem with Painting Sections

Key debates in the history of painting and its institutionalization.

Instructor(s): ADRIASOLA MUNOZ, IGNACIO ALBERTO

ARTH380 Art as Technology Sections

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

Instructor(s): Mansoor, Jaleh

ARTH382 Is Art History Queer? Sections

Issues in the history of art through the lens of queer theory.

Instructor(s): Silver, Erin

ARTH436 Seminar in Early Modern Art Sections

Instructor(s): Monteyne, Joseph

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

ARTH440A Seminar in Modern and Contemporary Art - MOD & CONTEM ART Sections

ARTH443 Seminar in Canadian Art Sections

Instructor(s): Silver, Erin

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.

ARTH464 Seminar in Japanese Art Sections

Instructor(s): ADRIASOLA MUNOZ, IGNACIO ALBERTO

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.

Instructor(s): Smith, T'ai

ARTH499 Honours Essay Sections

ARTH537 Early Modern: 17th Century Sections

Instructor(s): Monteyne, Joseph

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

Instructor(s): Mansoor, Jaleh

ARTH550 Studies in Art in the Islamic World Sections

Instructor(s): Salgirli, Saygin

ARTH551A Studies in Chinese Art - CHN ART Sections

Instructor(s): Orell, Julia

ARTH553A Studies in Japanese Art - JAPANESE ART Sections

Instructor(s): ADRIASOLA MUNOZ, IGNACIO ALBERTO

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

Winter 2020

Winter 2020

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): McCrum, Phillip

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): Roy, Marina

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.

Instructor(s): Roy, Marina

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.

Instructor(s): McCrum, Phillip

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): D'Onofrio, Christine

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.

Instructor(s): Frei Njootli, Jeneen

VISA280 Contemporary Art: Ideas as Practice II Sections

Development and history of contemporary art practice, with a focus on how artists realize and exchange ideas. Intended for second year BFA VISA students.

Instructor(s): Thauberger, Althea

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.

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): D'Onofrio, Christine

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): James, Gareth

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.

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.

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

VISA360 Intermediate Sculpture I Sections

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

VISA380 Studio Theory Sections

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

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): Zeigler, Barbara

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): Frei Njootli, Jeneen

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): D'Onofrio, Christine

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): Gu, Xiong

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): McCrum, Phillip

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): Jones, Barrie

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): Thauberger, Althea

VISA401I 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

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

VISA480 Advanced Seminar I Sections

Readings in art theory and criticism.

Instructor(s): Thauberger, Althea

VISA481 Advanced Seminar II Sections

Readings in art theory and criticism.

Instructor(s): Frei Njootli, Jeneen

VISA491 Advanced Tutorial in Studio II Sections

Advanced work in contemporary and historical aspects of studio practice. Permission of instructor required.

VISA580 Major Essay Sections

M.F.A. only.

VISA581 MFA Studio V Sections

VISA582 MFA Studio VI Sections

VISA583A MFA Research Seminar - MFA RSRCH SEMINR Sections

Instructor(s): James, Gareth

VISA583B MFA Research Seminar - MFA RSRCH SEMINR Sections

Instructor(s): James, Gareth

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.