Courses

Summer

Summer 2019

ARTH577A Directed Reading - DIR READING Sections

ARTH577C Directed Reading - DIR READING Sections

ARTH599 Master's Thesis Sections

ARTH649 Doctoral Dissertation Sections

Summer 2019

VISA580 Major Essay Sections

M.F.A. only.

Winter

Winter 2019

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 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.

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): Silver, Erin ADRIASOLA MUNOZ, IGNACIO ALBERTO

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.

ARTH285 Art and the Moving Image Sections

Intersections between visual art and the moving image in both a theoretical and historical context.

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

ARTH309 Arts of Africa and the African Diasporas Sections

Comparative exploration of art practices and their relationship to colonial and postcolonial histories.

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.

ARTH322 Early Modern Italian Art and Culture (ca. 1550-1700) Sections

Focus primarily on Rome as the center of artistic, cultural, economic, and religious power in the seventeenth century.

Instructor(s): Soussloff, Catherine

ARTH324 Urban and Courtly Arts in Early Modern Northern Europe (1600-1700) Sections

The role of visual art in 17th century court cultures, commercial urban centres, and emergent nation states.

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.

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

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.

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): Lerner, Jillian

ARTH351 Art and Architecture in the Islamic World Sections

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

ARTH360 Chinese Painting: Word and Image Sections

Analyses visual narratives and relationships between painting, calligraphy, and poetry in court and literati painting.

Instructor(s): Orell, Julia

ARTH361 Chinese Modern and Contemporary Art Sections

Chinese art and its global entanglements from Qing Encounters to the 21st century.

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.

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.

Instructor(s): Mansoor, Jaleh

ARTH381 The Artist in the World Sections

Critical approach to the figure of the artist in art, film and texts, from the Early Modern period to the present.

ARTH383 Queer Partnerships in Art and Art-Making Sections

Diverse forms of human contact and creative collaboration, their effects on art and art-making, and their capacity to challenge conventions of artistic genius as dependent on masculinity, singularity, and heteronormativity.

ARTH397A Special Topics - SPECIAL TOPICS Sections

ARTH432 Seminar in the Art of the Middle Ages Sections

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

ARTH440C Seminar in Modern and Contemporary Art - MOD & CONTEM ART Sections

Instructor(s): Shelton, Anthony

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.

Instructor(s): MONTEYNE, KIMBERLEY DAWN

ARTH450 Seminar in Art in the Islamic World Sections

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

ARTH459 Seminar in Chinese Art Sections

ARTH464 Seminar in Japanese Art Sections

ARTH476 Seminar in North American Indigenous Art Sections

Instructor(s): McGeough, Michelle

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.

ARTH499 Honours Essay Sections

ARTH533B Studies in Medieval Art - MEDEVAL ART Sections

ARTH535A Early Modern: Renaissance - RENAISSANCE ART Sections

ARTH540C Studies in 20th Century Art - 20TH CENT ART Sections

ARTH543B Studies in Canadian Art - CAN ART Sections

ARTH571 The Methodology of Art History Sections

Required of all art history graduate students.

Instructor(s): ADRIASOLA MUNOZ, IGNACIO ALBERTO Monteyne, Joseph

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 2019

Winter 2019

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): Jones, Barrie

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.)

Instructor(s): D'Onofrio, Christine

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.)

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.

Instructor(s): Piña, Manuel HITE, JOSHUA

VISA220 Drawing Sections

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

Instructor(s): Gu, Xiong 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): Gu, Xiong 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): Jones, Barrie Thauberger, Althea 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.

Instructor(s): Billings, Scott

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.

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): 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): 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.

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

VISA361 Intermediate Sculpture II Sections

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

Instructor(s): Billings, Scott

VISA370 Special Studies I Sections

Intermediate tutorial. Not offered every year.

Instructor(s): Busby, Cathy

VISA380 Studio Theory Sections

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

Instructor(s): BALUTA, DAMLA

VISA390 Performance Art Sections

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

Instructor(s): Martinez, Guadalupe

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): Gu, Xiong

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): 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): Thauberger, Althea

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): McCrum, Phillip

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): Zeigler, Barbara

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): D'Onofrio, Christine

VISA481 Advanced Seminar II Sections

Readings in art theory and criticism.

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): Roy, Marina

VISA583B MFA Research Seminar - MFA RSRCH SEMINR Sections

Instructor(s): Roy, Marina

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.