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ART 1000
Introduction to Art

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Basic concepts and vocabulary in the practice and theory of art, based primarily on the period from 1800 to the present, that is the move from modernism to post-modernism, including painting, sculpture, architecture, printmaking, drawing and photo-arts.

ART 1001
Introduction to Visual Culture

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

An overview of the theoretical and social concepts which are the foundation of contemporary art theory and practice.

ART 2002
Fundamentals of Painting

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-5-0

An introduction to the theory and practice in painting and related media.

Equivalent: Art 2850 (Fundamentals of Painting) (prior to 2002/2003).

Note: Credit is not allowed for Art 2002 subsequent to the completion of Art 3002.

ART 2004
Fundamentals of Photography

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-5-0

An introduction to the theory and practice in camera and darkroom techniques for black and white photography.

Equivalent: Art 2850 (Fundamentals of Photography) (prior to 2002/2003).

Note: Credit is not allowed for Art 2004 subsequent to the completion of Art 3004.

Access to a camera is required. Contact instructor for specifics.

ART 2030
Visual Foundations

Credit hours: 6.0
Contact hours per week: 4-6-2

An introduction to theory and studio practice that integrates two- and three-dimensional materials and processes such as drawing, painting, sculpture, photo-arts, printmaking and new media.

Substantially Similar: Art 2315; Art 2316.

ART 2220
Western Art History to 1400

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

A history of the visual arts including painting, sculpture and architecture in Europe from the Paleolithic to the late Gothic period, set within their cultural context.

ART 2230
Western Art History: 15th Century to the Present

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

A history of the visual arts including painting, sculpture and architecture in Europe and North America from 1400 to the present, set within their cultural context.

ART 2315
Fundamentals of Drawing

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 2-2-2

An introduction to theory and studio practice in drawing and visual analysis.

Substantially Similar: Art 2030.

ART 2316
Fundamentals of Art Making

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 2-4-0

An introduction to theory and studio practice that integrates two- and three-dimensional materials and processes such as painting, sculpture, photo-arts, printmaking and new media.

Prerequisite: Art 2315.

Substantially Similar: Art 2030.

ART 2900
Introduction to Museum Studies

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-30

Using the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery collection, students are introduced to many areas of gallery and museum practice: curating, collections management and research, database practices, registration, exhibition preparation, and public programming.

Prerequisite: Art 1000.

ART 3002
Painting I & II

Credit hours: 6.0
Contact hours per week: 2-8-0

Introduces various technical, aesthetic and theoretical issues of painting with an emphasis on contemporary practice. Diverse approaches and media will be investigated.

Prerequisites: Art 2030, or 2315 and 2316.

ART 3004
Photo-Arts I & II

Credit hours: 6.0
Contact hours per week: 2-8-0

The camera and photographic media explored; the history of black and white photography, dark room techniques and processes related to other forms of visual communication.

Prerequisites: Art 2030, or 2315 and 2316.

Note: Access to a camera is required. Contact instructor for specifics.

ART 3005
Printmaking I

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-5-0

An introduction to the concepts and processes of printmaking with a concentration on lithographic techniques.

Prerequisites: Art 2030, or 2315 and 2316.

Equivalent: Art 3850 (Lithography) (prior to 2004/2005).

ART 3006
Printmaking II

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-5-0

An introduction to the concepts and processes of printmaking with a concentration on intaglio techniques.

Prerequisites: Art 2030, or 2315 and 2316.

ART 3007
Printmaking III

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-5-0

Studies in printmaking at an advanced level in which a range of approaches and techniques are explored: traditional, experimental and interdisciplinary.

Prerequisite: Art 3005 or 3006.

ART 3008
Sculpture I & II

Credit hours: 6.0
Contact hours per week: 2-8-0

Introduces various technical, aesthetic and theoretical issues of three-dimensional form and material with an emphasis on contemporary sculptural practice. Diverse approaches will be investigated through a range of assignments in wood, clay, metal and found materials.

Prerequisites: Art 2030, or 2315 and 2316.

ART 3010
Drawing I

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-5-0

Explorations in drawing using a variety of media and methods to examine basic visual principles and structures. Development of observational and analytical skills.

Prerequisites: Art 2030, or 2315 and 2316.

ART 3011
Drawing III

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-5-0

Advanced theory and practice in drawing with an emphasis on experimental techniques and methods.

Prerequisite: Art 3010 or 3160.

ART 3012
Painting III

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-5-0

Modern and contemporary painting concepts and practice addressed through independent projects, directed study, discussions and reading.

Prerequisite: Art 3002.

ART 3014
Photo-Arts III

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-5-0

Exploration in the current theory and practice of photo-based art.

Prerequisite: Art 3004.

ART 3018
Sculpture III

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-5-0

Projects will combine clay with a variety of materials. Processes particular to clay will be the technical focus of this course. Students will be required to purchase lab supplies.

Prerequisite: Art 3008.

ART 3019
Context and Environment

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-5-0

The investigation of environment, site-specific and site-conditioned installation in situations exploring both interior and exterior spaces. Collaborative explorations of scale, traditional and non-traditional materials, and media in eco-creative ventures into culture and place.

Prerequisite: Art 3008.

ART 3040
Advanced Studio

Credit hours: 6.0
Contact hours per week: 2-8-0

Self-directed study focusing on conceptual and material development in studio practice.

Prerequisites: Two of Art 3007, 3011, 3012, 3014, 3018, 3019, or 3062.

ART 3041
Advanced Studio

Credit hours: 6.0
Contact hours per week: 2-8-0

Self-directed study focusing on conceptual and material development in studio practice.

Prerequisites: Two of Art 3007, 3011, 3012, 3014, 3018, 3019, or 3062.

ART 3060
Media Arts I (Computer Art)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-5-0

A critical examination of sound, image and video construction, and the role of computers in contemporary art production. Two- and three-dimensional design issues and philosophy will be covered as they relate to computer environments and the contemporary artist's studio. A number of adjunct technologies will be presented such as digital scanning, digital darkroom, video editing, desktop publishing, digital sound studio and basic website creation.

Prerequisites: Art 2030, or 2315 and 2316.

Equivalent: Art 3850 (Computer Art) (prior to 2002/2003).

ART 3061
Media Arts II (Video Sketchbook)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-5-0

An exploration of contemporary art video production and its history. This course familiarizes students with contemporary video and film issues, storyboarding, direction and digital assembly. Through screenings, readings and critiques, a range of conceptual and technical problems will be addressed.

Prerequisites: Art 2030, or 2315 and 2316.

Equivalent: Art 3850 (Video Sketch Book) (prior to 2004/2005).

ART 3062
Media Arts III (Audio Art/Sound Studio)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 2-2-2

An advanced exploration of digital and analogue audio and its role within time-based and experimental contemporary art practices. This studio course will investigate technical and conceptual issues related to audio creation in contemporary art.

Prerequisite: Art 3060 or 3061.

Substantially Similar: Art 4060 (prior to 2004/2005); Art 4850 (Advanced Computer Art) (prior to 2002/2003).

ART 3151
Art History (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Offerings in subject areas dealing with significant developments in art history.

Prerequisites: Two of Art 2900, 3200, 3215, or 3240.

ART 3160
Drawing II (The Body)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-5-0

Continued explorations in drawing focusing on the body as subject. Traditional study from the nude and draped figure will be balanced against a critical examination of issues surrounding figurative representation.

Prerequisites: Art 2030, or 2315 and 2316.

ART 3200
19th-Century Art History

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Major artists and movements from neo-classicism through post-impressionism in Europe and North America.

Prerequisite: Art 1000.

ART 3210
Architecture and Design NOW I

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-10

Aspects of recent and contemporary architecture and design introduced through a series of presentations by practicing architects, designers, architectural historians, critics and writers on design.

Prerequisite: Second-year standing (a minimum of 30.0 credit hours).

Note: Attendance requirement.

ART 3215
20th-Century Art History to 1945

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

A survey of theory, practice, critical response and context of mainstream art movements in Europe and North America from the turn of the century through World War II; Fauvism, Cubism through Surrealism, and American Regionalism and Social Realism.

Prerequisite: Art 1000.

ART 3220
Art: 1945 to 1970

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

An in-depth investigation into the theory, practice, critical response and context of major North American and European art movements between 1945 and 1970.

Prerequisites: Two of Art 2900, 3200, 3215, or 3240.

ART 3240
Canadian Art History

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Introduction to the major Canadian artists and art movements dating from 1660 to present. Emphasis is placed upon issues and artists of the 20th Century.

Prerequisite: Art 1000.

ART 3261
Art NOW

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Directed readings on assigned topics. Attendance at Visiting Artists Series.

Grading: Pass/Fail.

ART 3262
Art NOW

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Directed readings on assigned topics. Attendance at Visiting Artists Series.

Grading: Pass/Fail.

ART 3270
Art Since 1970

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

An intense investigation into the theory, practice, critical response and context of late-modernist and post-modernist artistic movements since 1970.

Prerequisites: Two of Art 2900, 3200, 3215, or 3240.

ART 3850
Topics in Art

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: Variable

Topics in art not covered by regular courses may be offered under this designation, depending on student interest and availability of faculty and expertise.

ART 3900
Critical Issues in Museum Studies

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Provides a critical framework for examining theoretical issues in Museum Studies such as the creation of canons, inclusions and exclusions in museum practices, and the politics of display.

Prerequisite: Art 2900 or third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours).

ART 4000
Museum Studies Internship

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-25

Museum studies research directed toward practical application (such as exhibitions, collections, documentation, text production and/or public programming) focusing on the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery collection.

Prerequisites: Art 2900 and 3900.

ART 4048
Senior Studio

Credit hours: 6.0
Contact hours per week: 2-8-0

Self-directed study focusing on conceptual and material development in studio practice.

Prerequisite: Art 3040 or 3041 (or Art 3080 prior to 2004/2005).

ART 4049
Senior Studio

Credit hours: 6.0
Contact hours per week: 2-8-0

Self-directed study focusing on conceptual and material development in studio practice.

Prerequisite: Art 3040 or 3041 (or Art 3080 prior to 2004/2005).

ART 4150
Art History (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Offerings in subject areas dealing with significant developments in art history.

Prerequisites and recommended background will be specified for individual offerings.

ART 4210
Architecture and Design NOW II

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-10

Discussion of principal discourses, ideas and ideologies generated since mid-century. Issues and debates related to the design profession in our time.

Prerequisite: Third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours).

Note: Attendance requirement.

ART 4850
Topics in Art

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: Variable

Topics in Art not covered by regular courses may be offered under this designation, depending on student interest and availability of faculty and expertise.