Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Fourth Year Visual Arts Courses

Visual Arts: 4000 Level Courses

VISA 4910-12 (FINA 4110) Graduating: Studio (2,1,0)
VISA 4920-12 (FINA 4120) Directed Studies: Gallery Studies (1,2,0)
VISA 4990-6 (FINA 4130) Graduating Seminar (1,2,0)
VISA 4910
VISA 4910
Graduating Studio (0,1,20)(0,1,20)(L)
Credits: 12
Campus
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VISU
This is a capstone course in studio-based production. Students work under the supervision of an advisor towards the creation of an independent body of artwork appropriate for exhibition. Artwork may be created within a single medium or approached in a more interdisciplinary manner as agreed upon by the student and advisor. Students pursue research and artistic production at a level expected for independent practice.
Prerequisite: VISA 1110, VISA 1120, completion of 18 upper-level Visual Arts (studio) credits and approval by department chair or program advisor
Corequisite: VISA 4990
VISA 4920
VISA 4920
Graduating Gallery Studies (L) HTA
Credits: 12
Campus
AR
VISU
In this course, students work under the supervision of an advisor on an independently researched and documented exhibition project, modeled upon professional curatorial proposals that includes a complete physical, thematic, and theoretical overview of the proposed exhibition. The proposal must be suitable for realization at a professional art gallery.
Prerequisite: VISA 1110, VISA 1120 and completion of 18 upper-level Visual Arts credits, including VISA 3010 and 3020 and approval of department chair or program advisor
Corequisite: VISA 4990
VISA 4990
VISA 4990
Graduating Seminar (1,2,0)
Credits: 6
Campus
AR
VISU
This course is a forum for students enrolled in VISA 4910 and VISA 4920 to critically research artistic and theoretical trends in the contemporary art world, as well as consider the artwork of visiting artists and current exhibitions in the Kamloops region. Ongoing artwork and projects created by the students in VISA 4910 and VISA 4920 are periodically discussed and formally critiqued. Practical matters of being a professional artist are addressed including formulating a CV and artist statement, documenting artwork, writing grant or exhibition proposals, and researching sources of career support. The seminar is also used to plan, organize, and install the year-end graduating exhibition.
Prerequisite: VISA 1110, VISA 1120 and VISA 4910 or VISA 4920 and approval by department chair or program advisor