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VISA 1000

 Art Worlds (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students are introduced to visual art and its practices across cultures. Emphasis is placed on the development of visual literacy through the consideration of art works, concepts and practices in different cultures. Students study the visual elements, media, art history and methods used to create and interpret various forms of visual art. Students learn how to appreciate, analyze, evaluate and contextualize a broad range of art works through presentations, readings and written assignments.

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VISA 1010

 2D Art Foundation 1 (3,1,0)(L)

Credits: 3
This course is an intensive, studio based exploration of artmaking with an emphasis on developing creative relationships between the fundamentals of art processes, materials, conceptual knowledge and current art practice. Within a positive working environment students will develop the creative approaches necessary to pursue their own ideas in response to a structured program of challenging studio projects, constructive discussion and illustrated lectures and seminars. The course is designed to link the knowledge and practice of pictorial development with individual creative drive and conceptual understanding. Students will be expected to participate fully in the class projects and critiques with the majority of the studio work completed outside the regular class hours.

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VISA 1020

 2D Art Foundation 2 (3,1,0)(L)

Credits: 3
This course builds on the understanding of elements and principles of design as students explore a range of techniques and mediums in contemporary and traditional formats. Students originate and develop creative ideas in their assignments with the objective of making artworks suitable for display. The course samples areas in painting, printmaking and photographic media.

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VISA 1030

 3D Foundation (3,1,0)(L) Studio

Credits: 3
This course introduces a range of materials, objects, techniques, and ideas fundamental to three dimensional aspects of visual art. Students are introduced to the equipment and safe working procedures of the Visual Arts carpentry workshop. Lectures and seminars are used for the discussion and critique of students' projects in relation to the history and contemporary practice of visual artists. Students are expected to work independently in the Visual Arts studios outside class time towards the completion of their course work.

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VISA 1040

 Fundamentals of Photography (3,1,0)(L)

Credits: 3
As an introduction to photography, the curriculum focuses primarily on the technical aspects of black and white analog photography as well as digital photography. The main objective is the use of photography as an artistic medium. An understanding of the technical and aesthetic aspects of photography is carried out in the context of an ongoing study of contemporary and historic photographic practice. Students are expected to complete assignments outside of regularly scheduled class hours.
Note: Credit for this course cannot be used towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree nor a Diploma in Visual Art

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VISA 1101

 Colour: An Introduction

Credits: 3
This studio course in art, based on ten half-hour video programs about understanding and using colour, is for anyone who wants to work with colour and use it effectively. The course covers basic colour theory, colour research (mixingpigments), colour energy and temperature, and colour schemes. Each unit's program begins with a lecture and/or demonstration followed by a studio session in which students work on the program theme. Each program concludes with an exhibition of students' work.
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VISA 1110

 History of Art 1 (3,1,0)

Credits: 3
This course is a survey of the arts of painting, sculpture, and architecture, from pre-history up to the Renaissance.

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VISA 1111

 A Survey of Western Art I

Credits: 3
This humanities course introduces the significant developments in artistic expression, from cave drawings and the monuments of ancient Egypt to the painting, sculpture, and architecture of the early Renaissance.
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VISA 1120

 History of Art 2 (3,1,0)

Credits: 3
This course is a survey course in Art History, from the Renaissance to the 21st Century.

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VISA 1121

 A Survey of Western Art II

Credits: 3
A continuation of VISA 1111, this humanities course, considers the history of artistic development from the Renaissance to the modern period in Europe and North America.
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VISA 1201

 Mark and Image

Credits: 3
This studio course in art, which offers ten one-hour programs, is for anyone who wishes to explore a new approach to drawing and communication. Students begin with the fundamentals of physical mark-making; visual literacy; andpoints, lines, and shapes, and proceed to the human form. Topics include an analysis and interpretation of objects, both manufactured and natural; functional drawing for communicating information; and advances in electronictechnology. Each unit's program begins with a lecture/ demonstration, followed by a studio session in which students work on the program theme. Each program concludes with an exhibition of students' work.
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VISA 1210

 Drawing 1 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

Credits: 3
Students are introduced to the fundamentals of drawing, covering formal elements and general types of drawings, basic skills, and composition including practical techniques for seeing and drawing effectively. Through the exploration of a range of drawing media, subjects, and processes, the student explores both historical and contemporary image making related to drawing. Visual references, group critiques, discussions and readings combine to enhance studio work.

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VISA 1220

 Drawing 2 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

Credits: 3
Building on basic drawing skills, history and theory, students explore the use of texture, colour, layering, and proportion/distortion, with an emphasis on content, composition, choice of media and surface. Visual references, group critiques, discussions and readings strengthen students' knowledge of theory. Practical aspects of assignments are introduced in class, however, students are advised to timetable studio time in addition to class time in order to complete assignments for critique.

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VISA 1301

 Material and Form

Credits: 3
This studio course in art is for anyone wishing to gain an understanding and appreciation of the materials that make up our physical world, and how these materials can be used in art and design. Each unit focuses on one material,such as wood, metal, plastics, paper, fibre, particles, earth, stone, liquids, and space. The sources, processing, available forms and developments in art and design history of each material are discussed through slides and computer animations. On-camera students then explore the physical properties and aesthetic possibilities of materials in the studio and in external environments.
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VISA 1500

 Introduction to Visual Culture (HTA) (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
This course is an interdisciplinary investigation of culture through the study of our visual environment. Students beginning with historical foundations of contemporary Western ways of seeing and the development of a critical framework for understanding and deconstructing images. Students then proceed to an investigation of various forms of visual communication such as television, film, video, the Internet, billboards, graffiti, new technologies, and other image-making sources. This is a lecture class: no drawing skills are required.

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VISA 2110

 History of Art 3 (3,0,0)(L)

Credits: 3
This is a survey course in Art History in which students study Renaissance art and architecture.

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VISA 2120

 History of Art 4 (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
This is a survey course in Art History in which students study 17th and 18th Century art and architecture.

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VISA 2130

 A Survey of Modern Art 1 (HTA) (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
This course identifies the origins of Modern Art in the mid-19th Century and traces its development up to World War II. This course emphasizes evidence of artists who moved European art from the narrative tradition to secularism and the subsequent explosion of change in the first decade of the 20th Century.

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VISA 2140

 A Survey of Modern Art 2 (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
This is the second part of the two-semester Survey of Modern Art. Students explore the Modern movement after World War 2 and follow its development to Post Modernism.

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VISA 2150

 A Survey of the History of Canadian Painting (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
This course is a survey of the art of painting, from the colonial periods of the French and English in Canada up to, and including, recent concerns in Canadian painting.

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VISA 2210

 Drawing 3 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

Credits: 3
The students will be encouraged to become more individualized in their approach to research and practical work. Through lectures, seminars, critiques and readings, key historical and current issues in contemporary drawing will be investigated. Through these activities the student will establish a basis for developing and addressing the subject, content and form of their artworks in visual, verbal and oral forms. Although studio projects are demonstrated and introduced during class time, students are expected to complete projects in the studios outside of regularly scheduled class hours.

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VISA 2220

 Drawing 4 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

Credits: 3
Students pursue independent research and practice related to contemporary drawing. Seminars, group critiques and visual lectures complement students' development. Students gain a working knowledge of selected topics related to historical and contemporary practice of drawing in order to define and discuss their work in a present-day context. Students are expected to be self-motivated and prepared for independent practice.

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VISA 2310

 Sculpture 1 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

Credits: 3
This is an introductory course to sculptural materials and techniques. Students will gain practical experience in the use of metals, concrete, stone, clay and casting techniques. Key historical and current issues in contemporary sculpture will be investigated. Through these activities, students will develop a basis for addressing the subject, form and content of their artworks. Students will be expected to complete studio projects outside of scheduled class hours.

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VISA 2320

 Sculpture 2 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

Credits: 3
Students explore a wide variety of media, skills, and strategies that define contemporary sculpture. Students are encouraged to develop individual content and to consider their work in a contemporary context, verbally and in writing. Students are introduced to aspects of contemporary sculptural practice, including installation and experience-based practice as a means of expanding upon considering sculpture as physical, three-dimensional objects. In-class demonstrations broaden students' range of technical processes.

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VISA 2510

 Printmaking: Silk Screen 1 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

Credits: 3
This is an introduction to general screen-printing techniques with water based inks, hand-cut film, reduction screen, and hand-drawn positives. As these techniques are demonstrated, slide lectures on historical background will be provided and group critiques/discussions of student work will take place. Students will be allocated additional studio time for completion of assignments introduced and demonstrated in class.

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VISA 2520

 Printmaking: Silk Screen 2 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

Credits: 3
A continuation of VISA 2510. In this semester the emphasis will be upon photoscreen and darkroom procedures. Students will be allocated additional studio time for completion of practical assignments which will be introduced and demonstrated in class.

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VISA 2530

 Printmaking: Etching and Relief 1 (3,1,0)(L)

Credits: 3
This is an introductory course in printmaking which emphasizes basic processes of relief and intaglio printing. Students consider a variety of mediums such as linocut, woodcut, drypoint and metal plate etching. The intention of this course is to introduce printmaking as an artistic practice in contemporary art, and to provide an understanding of how such current approaches relate to relief and intaglio prints of the Western European masters of the past. Out-of-class studio work is required in order to complete projects that are introduced and demonstrated during class time.

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VISA 2540

 Printmaking: Etching and Relief 2 (3,1,0)(L)

Credits: 3
A continuation of VISA 2530, this course emphasizes the intaglio processes. Students further develop intaglio techniques through such processes as collographs, chine-colle, color printing, and the use of multiple plates. While learning these techniques, students reinforce their knowledge of the basic processes of intaglio and relief printing. Students also examine historical and contemporary approaches to these mediums as well as an ongoing exploration of their personal imagery. Out-of-class studio work is required in order to complete projects introduced and demonstrated during class time.

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VISA 2550

 Printmaking: Lithography 1 (3,1,0)(L)

Credits: 3
The students will be encouraged to become more individualized in their approach to research and practical work. Through lectures, seminars, critiques and readings, key historical and current issues in contemporary printmaking will be investigated. Through these activities the student will establish a basis for developing and addressing the subject, content and form of their artworks in visual, verbal and oral forms. This course will introduce students to the printmaking mediums of plate and stone lithography. Course content will include a series of lectures and seminars pertaining to the history of these mediums, technical demonstrations, dedicated to the development and execution of black and white imagery utilizing these processes. Although studio projects are demonstrated and introduced during class time, students are expected to complete projects in the studios outside of regularly scheduled class hours.

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VISA 2560

 Printmaking: Lithography 2 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

Credits: 3
Students continue the practice of drawing on lithographic limestone and metal plates in black and white, and are introduced to color printing methods. Individual specialization in the mediums of photo-lithography, polyester plates, and plate lithography is demonstrated. Students practice the craft of lithography and are encouraged to develop personal imagery in the context of existing histories of printmaking, especially of lithography, as an artistic practice. Instruction includes lectures, demonstrations and critiques of students' work.

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VISA 2610

 Painting 1 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

Credits: 3
The fall semester centers on gaining a fundamental knowledge of the materials and techniques of painting. An emphasis will be placed on the formal aspects of painting: composition, colour, tonal relationships, and spatial concepts. Discussion will also take place about critical issues in contemporary painting practice. Students will be allocated studio time in which to complete assignments related to technical practices introduced in class.

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VISA 2620

 Painting 2 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

Credits: 3
This course introduces oil painting processes and related media in a contemporary context. Further development of personal subject matter, process, and content is encouraged. Visual presentations, seminars, and critiques form the basis for explorations of oil painting through assigned projects. Students are expected to complete paintings in the studio outside of regular class time.

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VISA 2710

 Introduction to Photography 1 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

Credits: 3
This course is an introduction to technical aspects of black and white photography and the use of photography as an artistic medium. An understanding of these technical and aesthetic aspects of photography will be carried out in the context of an ongoing study of photographic histories. Students will be expected to find further studio time in order to complete assignments related to camera and darkroom techniques introduced in class.

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VISA 2720

 Introduction to Photography 2 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

Credits: 3
This course involves further technical and aesthetic refinement and exploration of camerawork, digital applications, printing and studio techniques. Students use these skills to produce artwork within the study of contemporary artists working with photo-based media. Students are expected to find further studio time in order to complete assignments introduced and discussed in class.

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VISA 2780

 Video Production 1 (2,0,1)(L)

Credits: 3
Students learn basic theory and practical aspects of digital video production including: video camera use; basic video handling and sequence editing; basic sound editing; and introduction to special effects. Students are introduced to the history and theory of new media and artistic expressions using digital media in contemporary art, and in the theory and history of documentary filmmaking.

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VISA 3010

 Gallery Studies: Exhibition Curating (2,1,0)

Credits: 3
In this course the student will be provided with an overview of Curatorial Practice. This will include a consideration of such topics as: types of exhibitions common to public and artist-run galleries in Canada; regional, national and international survey exhibitions; working with artists towards the planning of an exhibition; writing about artist's works in the context of contemporary art theory and criticism. Where possible, exhibitions at the Kamloops Art Gallery will be used as a basis for these studies.

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VISA 3020

 Gallery Studies: Exhibition Installation (1,2,1)(L)

Credits: 3
In this course students will learn basic principles and techniques for the installation of exhibitions in a variety of formats. These are skills common to the preparatory staff at a gallery or museum. This will include a consideration of works of both a conventional nature, such as frames works, as well as more spatial and/or experimental works such as sculpture and installation. Where possible, the TRU Fine Arts Gallery, as well as the Kamloops Art Gallery, will be used as a basis for these studies. In addition, students will learn such skills as mat-cutting, frame construction, basic workshop skills common to exhibition installation, basic principles of lighting, the documenting of exhibitions, as well as basic principles of conservation.

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VISA 3030

 Gallery Studies: Gallery Administration (2,1,0)

Credits: 3
Students study the types of galleries existing in Canada, and of the ways in which their management and programming are structured. The range of galleries considered includes public and private galleries as well as artist-run spaces. The course provides a detailed summary of the various roles or positions in a gallery, including Director, Curator, Registrar, and installation staff, as well as volunteers, various committees and the Board of Directors. Students also explore granting agencies for the visual arts in Canada, including those at the municipal, provincial and national levels.

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VISA 3040

 Gallery Studies: Public Art (2,1,0)

Credits: 3
In this course students will study the function of art created for public spaces as well as the collecting of art in public institutions. In considering the role of art created for public spaces this study will combine a historic overview with an examination of works commissioned by recent and contemporary artists. Similarily, the study of collections held by such organizations as the Canada Council and public galleries in Canada will be contextualized within an understanding of the historical development of museum and gallery collections. These studies will also include such topics as: policy development; cataloguing collections; application and jurying processes for public commissions, and working with scaled plans.

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VISA 3130

 Critical Studies in Photographic Histories (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
This course presents a critical overview of photography in Europe and North America, particularly as it relates to other disciplines of the visual arts and to media culture. This study of the various aesthetic and social movements which surround photography (such as modernism and feminism) will complement courses in other academic areas which examine material culture in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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VISA 3150

 Art of the Italian Renaissance: Painting (2,1,0)

Credits: 3
Students study the major works of Italian Renaissance painting from the rise of the city-states (c. 1250) to the phenomenon of Mannerism of the 16th-century. Topics will include the new conception of the artist and the changing role of the patron as well the transformation of traditional artistic genres to the humanist approach to the painting of the Renaissance. Painters studied in this course range from Giotto to late Michelangelo.

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VISA 3160

 Art of the Italian Renaissance: Sculpture/Architecture (3,0,0)

Credits: 3
Students study the major works and innovations within sculpture and architecture during the Italian Renaissance. Starting with the Florence Cathedral Baptistery and Dome, the course will follow the development of sculpture and architecture from the early Renaissance up to and including developments in Mannerism. Sculptors and architects for study in this course will range from Ghiberti and Brunelleschi to Michelangelo and Romano.

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VISA 3310

 Sculpture/Intermedia (1,2,1)(1,2,1)(L)

Credits: 6
This sculpture course will focus on art-making as the development of avisual language, and focus on finding the most effective medium or media for expressing a given idea, in addition to the acquisition and refinement of skills. Along with learning a number of current and/or traditional sculpture techniques, students will begin to examine their cultural milieu with a critical and wondering eye. Students are exposed to and will refine a wide variety of media, skills and strategies that define contemporary sculpture, including wood and metal fabrication, use of found objects, welding, and mediums and strategies such as site-specific work, installations and time based art like kinetic art, electronics, performance, video projections, and sound.

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VISA 3510

 Studio Media: Printmaking (2,1,0)(2,1,0)(L)

Credits: 6
Drawing upon such specific mediums as etching and/or (stone) lithography, this course provides an exploration of printmaking. In class lecture time will be used to present practical demonstrations of a variety of fundamental printmaking principles and techniques. These will be linked to a series of projects that will be introduced to the students and which will encourage the development of personal imagery and innovation. A historical and contemporary context for these projects will be presented and discussed during seminar sessions. Seminar sessions will also provide a forum for the critique of student work. Out of class studio work will be required in order to complete projects introduced and demonstrated during the class time.

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VISA 3520

 Printmaking: Intermediate Screen-Printing (2,1,1)(L)

Credits: 3
This is a studio course in the techniques of screen-printing at the intermediate level. This course will provide the opportunity for continued research in stencilling techniques, new and traditional photographic technology, colour, printing, alternative inks, unique printing surfaces and combination printing methods with other media. Students will be required to create a body of artwork that demonstrates their theoretical conceptual knowledge of contemporary screen-printing media. Discussions in seminars will cover examples of artwork by contemporary artists who work in the screen-printing discipline.

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VISA 3610

 Painting 3 (3,1,0)(L)

Credits: 3
The students will be encouraged to become more individualized in their approach to research and practical work. Through lectures, seminars, critiques and readings, key historical and current issues in contemporary painting will be investigated. Through these activities the student will establish a basis for developing and addressing the subject, content and form of their artworks in visual, verbal and oral forms. Although studio projects are demonstrated and introduced during class time, students are expected to complete projects in the studios outside of regularly scheduled class hours.

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VISA 3620

 Painting 4 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

Credits: 3
This course is a continuation of the issues introduced in VISA 3610. Independent research and practice will be combined with seminars, group critiques and slide lectures. Students will develop a working knowledge of selected topics related to the history and theory of painting in order to define and discuss their work in a contemporary context. From the studio demonstrations and projects introduced in class, students will develop their works in the studios outside of class time. Students are expected to be self-motivated and prepared for independent practice.

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VISA 3630

 Studio Media: Painting and Drawing (2,1,0)(2,1,0)(L)

Credits: 6
This course provides an exploration of drawing and painting, as well as the ways in which these two disciplines overlap and interact with one another in historical and contemporary artistic practice. In-class lectures will be used to present both theoretical/historical material as well as the practical methods of creating artistic works in the areas of drawing, painting, and mixed-media collage. Seminars will be used to critique student work as well as for such things as the discussion of readings and student presentations. Out of class studio work will be required in order to complete projects introduced and demonstrated during the class time.

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VISA 3710

 Photography 3 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

Credits: 3
In this course students become increasingly individualized in their approach to research and practical work in photography. Lectures, seminars, and technical demonstrations provide students with multiple formal and conceptual approaches to contemporary photographic history and practice. Through these activities students establish a basis for developing and addressing the subject, content, and aesthetics of their artworks in visual, written and oral forms. Students complete projects outside of regularly scheduled class hours.

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VISA 3720

 Photography 4 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

Credits: 3
Students explore creative, conceptual and experimental approaches to photography emphasizing the use of analog and digital technologies. Independent research and practice is combined with technical demonstrations, group critiques, and lectures on contemporary photographic practice. Students develop a working knowledge of selected topics related to the history, theory, and aesthetics of photography in order to define and discuss their artwork within a contemporary context. Students are expected to be self-motivated and prepared for independent practice.

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VISA 3730

 Studio Media: Photography and Literature - A Canadian Perspective (2,1,0)(2,1,0)(L)

Credits: 6
This studio-based course serves equally as a practical introduction to photography and an exploration of relationships between image and text. From a Canadian perspective, a variety of literary and critical works of historical and contemporary photographers are considered. Projects will include photographic series, critical essays and interdisciplinary works which bridge the gap between the traditional disciplines of Art and English.
Note: This course would be accessible to students without much prior photographic experience but would also be of interest to students who have taken other photography courses. Out of class studio work will be required in order to complete projects introduced and demonstrated during the class time.

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VISA 3740

 Colour Photography (2,1,1)(L) Studio

Credits: 3
This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of colour photography as an artistic medium. Students learn the principles, tools and techniques of creating photographic imagery using both analog and digital colour materials. Topics include contemporary and historic colour photography, as well as the related formal and conceptual issues within current photographic art practices. This course provides students with the basis for developing critical and aesthetic awareness in their photographic artwork. Students complete projects outside of regularly scheduled class hours.

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VISA 3780

 Video Production 2 (2,0,1)

Credits: 3
Students learn advanced aspects of digital video production including; camera use, lighting, and video and sound editing. Students learn strategies for displaying video art such as video installation, and internet/social media applications. Topics include the history and theory of new media and other forms of artistic expressions using digital media in contemporary art. Students are introduced to the theory, history and practical applications of documentary filmmaking, from news clips to feature-length documentary films.

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VISA 3810

 Directed Studies: 2D (3,0,0) or (3,0,0)(3,0,0)(L)

Credits: 6
This course is intended to allow for the development of a personal body of work, primarily in some two dimensional medium such as Drawing, Painting, Photography or Printmaking. Students in this course will work in the Fine Arts studios under the supervision of a faculty advisor towards the creation of such an independent body of work. Priority will be given to BFA students.

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VISA 3820

 Directed Studies: 3D (3,0,0) or (3,0,0)(3,0,0)(L)

Credits: 6
This course is intended to allow for the development of a personal body of work, primarily in some three dimensional medium such as Ceramics, Sculpture or Interdisciplinary forms. Students in this course will work in the Fine Arts studios under the supervision of a faculty advisor towards the creation of such an independent body of work. Priority will be given to BFA students.

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VISA 3830

 ***Special Topics in Visual Arts (3,1,0)(L)

Credits: 3
This is a variable content course which will change from semester to semester. Normally, the themes that are addressed in the course will be ones which complement, or otherwise lie outside, our regular departmental offerings. Such topics of study might include: Alternative Processes in Photography, Papermaking, Landscape Studies, etc. This course will normally be for students with third year standing in the Fine Arts or in some related Arts degree program. Check with the department Chairperson to find out about current offerings as well as any necessary prerequisites. Students should understand that additional studio time will be needed outside of timetabled hours in order to complete practical studies of techniques and processes demonstrated in class.

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VISA 3991

 Cultural Theory and Images

Credits: 3
This interdisciplinary, seminar course offers an in-depth study of special topics in cultural theory and images. Students examine theories of culture that inform the processes and practices of visual production, circulation andreception. Students focus on major cultural theorists, such as Gramsci, Althusser, Foucault, Williams, Hall, and Said, whose work on the intersection/interaction of power and meaning has influenced current research on representation.Students select a research problem, conduct literature research, assess sources of information, and present their findings. Students critically engage with and respond to the thoughts and opinions of others from various backgrounds, and an experienced faculty member. Learning activities are interactive and take advantage of the image-rich environment of the World Wide Web.
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VISA 4910

 Graduating Studio (0,1,20)(0,1,20)(L)

Credits: 12
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.
Corequisite: VISA 4990

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VISA 4920

 Directed Studies: Gallery Studies (L)

Credits: 12
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.
Corequisite: VISA 4990

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VISA 4990

 Graduating Seminar (1,2,0)

Credits: 6
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.

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VISA 4991

 Directed Studies

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