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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 2001

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.
Prerequisite(s): Art 1000
Equivalent: Art 1001 (prior to 2009/2010)

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 3022.

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 3026.
Access to a camera is required. Contact instructor for specifics.

Art 2031

Foundation Studio (Drawing and Image)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-5-0
An introduction to contemporary art studio practice with an emphasis on drawing and visual analysis. A cross-section of ideas, materials, and processes will be introduced as they relate to drawing, image production, and related practices.
Substantially Similar: Art 2030 (prior to 2009/2010);
Art 2315 (prior to 2009/2010)

Art 2032

Foundation Studio (Object and Space)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-5-0
An introduction to contemporary art studio practice with an emphasis on the three-dimensional work. A cross-section of ideas, materials, and processes will be introduced as they relate to objects, space, and time-based media.
Substantially Similar: Art 2030 (prior to 2009/2010);
Art 2316 (prior to 2009/2010)

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 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 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): Art 2031;
Art 2032
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): Art 2031;
Art 2032

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 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): Art 2031;
Art 2032

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 3015

Art Studio (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-5-0
Studio offerings at an advanced level addressing thematically presented approaches to material practice.

Art 3022

Painting I
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-4-0
An introduction to various technical, aesthetic, and theoretical issues of painting with an emphasis on contemporary practice. Diverse approaches and media will be investigated.
Prerequisite(s): Art 2031;
Art 2032
Substantially Similar: Art 3002 (prior to 2009/2010)

Art 3023

Painting II
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-4-0
Building on Art 3022 - Painting II, this course furthers the discussion of various technical, aesthetic, and theoretical issues of painting with an emphasis on contemporary practice. Diverse approaches and media will be investigated.
Prerequisite(s): Art 3022
Substantially Similar: Art 3002 (prior to 2009/2010)

Art 3024

Painting III
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-5-0
An advanced studio exploration of painting as a contemporary art practice. Readings and discussions will provide a critical context for studio assignments and self-directed study in painting.
Prerequisite(s): Art 3023
Equivalent: Art 3012 (prior to 2009/2010)

Art 3026

Photo-Arts I
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-4-0
An introduction to photographic art practice. From the use of pinhole, film, and digital still cameras, including black and white chemical processes, to the theory underlying contemporary photographic art, fundamental tools, methods, and ideas are explored in the context of the history of the medium.
Prerequisite(s): Art 2031;
Art 2032
Substantially Similar: Art 3004 (prior to 2009/2010)
Note: SLR film cameras can be rented for a small fee. Access to a digital camera is recommended. Contact instructor for specifics.

Art 3027

Photo-Arts II
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-4-0
Building on Art 3026 - Photo-Arts I, this course provides a context to further develop critical and practical skills in photography. From alternative to conventional camera work, from black and white chemical to digital processes, the material and cultural practices of photography are explored in greater depth.
Prerequisite(s): Art 3026
Substantially Similar: Art 3004 (prior to 2009/2010)
Note: SLR film cameras can be rented for a small fee. Access to a digital camera is recommended. Contact instructor for specifics.

Art 3028

Photo-Arts III
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-5-0
Advanced theory and practice of photography. Using alternative methods, conventional black and white chemical processes, large format film, and digital cameras, students gain increased creative independence in a context of critical enquiry and material exploration.
Prerequisite(s): Art 3027
Equivalent: Art 3014 (prior to 2009/2010)
Note: SLR film cameras can be rented for a small fee. Access to a digital camera is recommended. Contact instructor for specifics.

Art 3032

Sculpture I
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-4-0
An introduction to 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): Art 2031;
Art 2032
Substantially Similar: Art 3008 (prior to 2009/2010)

Art 3033

Sculpture II
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-4-0
Building on Art 3032 - Sculpture I, this course furthers discussion related to various technical, aesthetic, and theoretical issues of three-dimensional form and material with an emphasis on contemporary sculptural practice. Diverse approaches will be investigated though a range of assignments in wood, clay, metal, and found materials.
Prerequisite(s): Art 3032
Substantially Similar: Art 3008 (prior to 2009/2010)

Art 3034

Sculpture III
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-5-0
Advanced exploration of techniques and theoretical issues related to contemporary sculpture practices through readings, visual presentations, field trips, discussions, and hands-on production. Students will respond to thematic assignments using an open choice of materials.
Prerequisite(s): Art 3033
Equivalent: Art 3018 (prior to 2009/2010)

Art 3035

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 3033
Equivalent: Art 3019 (prior to 2009/2010)

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 3015, Art 3024, Art 3028, Art 3034, Art 3035, or Art 3062
(One of these courses may be taken at the same time as Art 3040)

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 3015, Art 3024, Art 3028, Art 3034, Art 3035, or Art 3062
(One of these courses may be taken at the same time as Art 3041)

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): Art 2031;
Art 2032
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): Art 2031;
Art 2032
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): Art 2031;
Art 2032

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.

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 2001] 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.