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Art (ART)
Faculty of Fine Arts


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 postmodernism, including painting, sculpture, architecture, printmaking, drawing and photo-arts.

Art 1001

Contemporary Art Practices and Theories
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
An introductory art history survey of contemporary art practices and theories. Many non-traditional art forms, media, and approaches are considered, such as performance art, process and time-based work, installation and environmental art, and public art. The course includes discussions of concepts and issues that inform the art of recent decades, and the place of contemporary art in visual culture.

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 2255

Art and Culture (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Offerings in subject areas dealing with the interactions and relationships between art and culture.
Prerequisite(s): Will be specified (including any recommended background) for individual offerings
Equivalent: Art 2850 (Art and Popular Culture) (prior to 2007/2008) is equivalent to the same offering in the Art 2255 Series

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.
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(s): 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.
Prerequisite(s): One of Art 2030 or [Art 2315 and Art 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, darkroom techniques and processes related to other forms of visual communication.
Prerequisite(s): One of Art 2030 or [Art 2315 and Art 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.
Prerequisite(s): One of Art 2030 or [Art 2315 and Art 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.
Prerequisite(s): One of Art 2030 or [Art 2315 and Art 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(s): One of Art 3005 or Art 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.
Prerequisite(s): One of Art 2030 or [Art 2315 and Art 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.
Prerequisite(s): One of Art 2030 or [Art 2315 and Art 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(s): One of Art 3010 or Art 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(s): 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(s): 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(s): 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(s): 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.
Prerequisite(s): Two of Art 3007, Art 3011, Art 3012, Art 3014, Art 3018, Art 3019, or Art 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.
Prerequisite(s): Two of Art 3007, Art 3011, Art 3012, Art 3014, Art 3018, Art 3019, or Art 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.
Prerequisite(s): One of Art 2030 or [Art 2315 and Art 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.
Prerequisite(s): One of Art 2030 or [Art 2315 and Art 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(s): One of Art 3060 or Art 3061
Substantially Similar: Art 4060 (prior to 2004/2005);
Art 4850 (Advanced Computer Art) (prior to 2002/2003)
Note: Students with relevant experience may be eligible for a prerequisite waiver for Art 3060 or Art 3061.

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.
Prerequisite(s): One of Art 1000 or third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours)

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.
Prerequisite(s): One of Art 2030 or [Art 2315 and Art 2316]

Art 3200

19th-Century Art History
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Major artists and movements from neoclassicism through Post-Impressionism in Europe and North America.
Prerequisite(s): 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(s): 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(s): 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.
Prerequisite(s): One of [Art 1000 and Art 1001] or Art 3215

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(s): One of Art 1000 or third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours)

Art 3255

Art and Culture (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Offerings in subject areas dealing with the interactions and relationships between art and culture.
Prerequisite(s): Will be specified (including any recommended background) for individual offerings
Equivalent: Art 3850 (Visual Commercial Culture) (prior to 2007/2008) is equivalent to the same offering in the Art 3255 Series

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 postmodernist artistic movements since 1970.
Prerequisite(s): One of [Art 1000 and Art 1001] or Art 3220;
Third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours)

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(s): One of 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) within the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery or other cultural organizations.
Prerequisite(s): Art 2900;
Art 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(s): One of Art 3040 or Art 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(s): One of Art 3040 or Art 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.
Prerequisite(s): Will be specified (including any recommended background) 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(s): 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.