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 studio course where students will work under the supervision of an advisor towards the creation of an independent body of artworks. That body of work may be created within one medium, such as photography, printmaking, painting or sculpture, or may be approached in a more interdisciplinary manner as agreed upon by the student and their advisor. Students in this course will also be required to take VISA 4990, the Graduating Seminar concurrently, which will serve as a wider forum in which their artworks will be considered.
Prerequisite: 18 third-year Visual Arts (studio) credits
Corequisite: VISA 4990
VISA 4920
VISA 4920
Directed Studies: Gallery Studies (L)
Credits: 12
Campus
AR
VISU
This is a senior level directed studies course in the area of Gallery Studies. Students in this course will work under the supervision of an instructor towards an independently researched and documented exhibition project. The project will be modeled upon a curatorial proposal to a public gallery and will include a complete physical, thematic, and theoretical overview of the proposed exhibition. The proposal will be suitable for realization at one of the Public galleries in the Kamloops and surrounding region. Students in this course will also take VISA 4990, the Graduating Seminar, which will serve as a wider forum in which their exhibition projects will be considered.
Prerequisite: 18 third-year Fine Arts credits, including VISA 3010 and 3020
Corequisite: VISA 4990
VISA 4990
VISA 4990
Graduating Seminar (1,2,0)
Credits: 6
Campus
AR
VISU
This course will serve as a forum for all of the students enrolled in VISA 4910, Directed Studies: Studio, and VISA 4920, Gallery Studies: Directed Studies, to meet together with an advisor on a weekly basis. The content of the course will be shaped around two primary activities. Firstly, it will constitute such things as an ongoing consideration of work currently on exhibition at such galleries as those in Kamloops, Calgary, Kelowna and Vancouver and, also, the work of Visiting Artists. Secondly, it will serve as a chance to discuss and critique work and exhibition projects being created by students in the two fourth year directed studies courses. Students will also be presented with the artistic and other research projects of a selection of TRU faculty members.
Prerequisite: Either VISA 4910 or VISA 4920