Faculty of Arts

Visual Arts and Music Courses

Some courses may not be offered every semester.

Visual Arts: 1000 Level Courses
VISA 1010
2D Creative Design: Thinking and Making (3,1,0)(L) Studio

VISA 1010 2D Creative Design: Thinking and Making (3,1,0)(L) Studio

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

This course is an introduction to the practices of contemporary visual art. Students are introduced to the elements and principles of two dimensional art and design through various projects that integrate basic fundamentals of design with contemporary ideas about art. The course covers: subject matter, content, elements of design such as line, shape, value, texture and colour, and organizing principles of composition. Students participate in studio work, group critiques, and seminars. Studio courses require students to work during class time as well as outside of class time.
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VISA 1020
2D Art Foundation 2 (3,1,0)(L)

VISA 1020 2D Art Foundation 2 (3,1,0)(L)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

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.
Prerequisite: VISA 1010
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VISA 1030
3D Foundation (Studio) (3,1,0)

VISA 1030 3D Foundation (Studio) (3,1,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students engage in high impact practice as they are introduced to a range of materials, objects, techniques, and ideas fundamental to three dimensional aspects of visual art. Students learn about equipment and safe working procedures of the Visual Arts carpentry workshop in an experiential, practice-based studio setting. Students are connected with the world of contemporary art through lectures and seminars, reflecting upon, discussing and critiquing students' projects in relation to the history and contemporary practice of visual artists. Students may have opportunities to exhibit their artwork in TRU's Art Gallery or other locations. 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)

VISA 1040 Fundamentals of Photography (3,1,0)(L)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

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.
Prerequisite: None
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 1110
History of Art 1 (3,1,0)

VISA 1110 History of Art 1 (3,1,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

This course is a survey of the arts of painting, sculpture, and architecture, from pre-history up to the Renaissance.
Prerequisite: None
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VISA 1120
History of Art 2 (3,1,0)

VISA 1120 History of Art 2 (3,1,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

This course is a survey course in Art History, from the Renaissance to the 21st Century.
Prerequisite: VISA 1110
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VISA 1210
Drawing 1 (Studio) (3,1,0)

VISA 1210 Drawing 1 (Studio) (3,1,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

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. Students use visual references, group critiques, discussions and readings to enhance studio work.
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VISA 1220
Drawing 2 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

VISA 1220 Drawing 2 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

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.
Prerequisite: VISA 1210
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VISA 1500
Introduction to Visual Culture (HTA) (3,0,0)

VISA 1500 Introduction to Visual Culture (HTA) (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students undertake an interdisciplinary exploration of the visual components of our cultural environment. Students engage in a critical survey of early Western technological developments and how ways of seeing underscore late twentieth and twenty-first century forms of visual communication such as advertising, television, film, video, gaming, computer generated imagery, data visualization, post-photographic imaging, and other sources of image-making. We analyze the power of image-based media to entertain, influence, and condition, researching who creates it and purposes it serves. Students develop a critical framework for deconstructing images, applying visual theories and methodologies to real-world examples, reflecting upon the visual ecology that conditions their own perspectives.
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Visual Arts: 2000 Level Courses
VISA 2110
History of Art: Renaissance Art and Architecture (3,0,0)(L) HTA

VISA 2110 History of Art: Renaissance Art and Architecture (3,0,0)(L) HTA

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students study the history of Renaissance art and architecture.
Prerequisite: VISA 1120
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VISA 2120
History of Art: 17th and 18th Century Art (3,0,0) HTA

VISA 2120 History of Art: 17th and 18th Century Art (3,0,0) HTA

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students study 17th and 18th Century art and architecture.
Prerequisite: VISA 1120
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VISA 2130
A Survey of Modern Art 1 (HTA) (3,0,0)

VISA 2130 A Survey of Modern Art 1 (HTA) (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

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.
Prerequisite: VISA 1120
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VISA 2140
Art: 1945 to the 21st Century (3,0,0) HTA

VISA 2140 Art: 1945 to the 21st Century (3,0,0) HTA

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students explore Art after World War II to Post-Modernism and the 21st Century.
Prerequisite: VISA 1120
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VISA 2150
History of Canadian Painting (3,0,0) HTA

VISA 2150 History of Canadian Painting (3,0,0) HTA

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students survey the art of painting, from the colonial periods of the French and English in Canada up to, and including, recent concerns in Canadian painting.
Prerequisite: VISA 1020
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VISA 2210
Drawing 3 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

VISA 2210 Drawing 3 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students are encouraged to become more experimental and individualized in their approach to studio work. Students develop and address the subject, content and form of their drawings through practice and in verbal and written forms. Students explore key historical and current issues in contemporary drawing.
Prerequisite: VISA 1220
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VISA 2220
Drawing 4 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

VISA 2220 Drawing 4 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

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.
Prerequisite: VISA 2210
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VISA 2310
Sculpture 1 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

VISA 2310 Sculpture 1 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

This course introduces students to sculptural materials, techniques and ideas. Students gain practical experience in sculptural practices of both an historical and an experimental, contemporary nature. Key historical and current issues in contemporary sculpture are explored through lectures, seminars, and critiques of student work. Through these activities, students develop a basis for addressing the subject, form, and content of their artworks.
Prerequisite: VISA 1030
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VISA 2320
Sculpture 2 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

VISA 2320 Sculpture 2 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

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.
Prerequisite: VISA 2310
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VISA 2510
Printmaking: Screen-Printing 1 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

VISA 2510 Printmaking: Screen-Printing 1 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students are introduced to basic techniques of water-based screen-printing, such as stenciling techniques, digital and hand-drawn transparencies, light sensitive emulsions and registration. Through the production of their own imagery and artwork, students explore the conceptual and practical aspects of contemporary print media. Instruction includes lectures, demonstrations and critiques of students' work.
Prerequisite: VISA 1020
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VISA 2520
Printmaking: Screen-Printing 2 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

VISA 2520 Printmaking: Screen-Printing 2 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students advance their skills in water-based screen-printing. The use of digitally generated transparencies combined with hand drawn stencils is emphasized. Students work with computer-based software (Photoshop) to prepare continuous tone images, halftones, and duotones suitable for printing. Colour separation processes such as CMYK are introduced. Emphasis is placed on technical competency as students develop creative ideas in the context of contemporary artistic practice through printing screen editions.
Prerequisite: VISA 2510
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VISA 2530
Printmaking: Relief-Printing (3,1,0)(L) Studio

VISA 2530 Printmaking: Relief-Printing (3,1,0)(L) Studio

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

This introductory course in printmaking emphasizes the basic processes of relief and intaglio printing. Students consider a variety of mediums such as linocut, woodcut, collograph and metal plate printing. Students explore printmaking as an artistic practice in contemporary art, and advance their understanding of how current approaches relate to relief and intaglio prints of the Western European masters.
Prerequisite: VISA 1020
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VISA 2540
Printmaking: Etching and Intaglio (3,1,0)(L) Studio

VISA 2540 Printmaking: Etching and Intaglio (3,1,0)(L) Studio

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

This course emphasizes the etching-intaglio processes. Students further develop medal plate-printing using colour processes, chine-collé and multiple plate printing. Students examine historical and contemporary approaches to these mediums as well as an ongoing exploration of personal imagery.
Prerequisite: VISA 1020 or VISA 1210
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VISA 2550
Printmaking: Lithography 1 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

VISA 2550 Printmaking: Lithography 1 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students are introduced to fundamental techniques of black and white lithography, involving drawing on limestone and on metal plates. Processes in etching and printing are practiced in order to print editions of consistent prints. Students develop personal image-making and demonstrate technical concepts in the medium of lithography.
Prerequisite: VISA 1020
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VISA 2560
Printmaking: Lithography 2 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

VISA 2560 Printmaking: Lithography 2 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

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.
Prerequisite: VISA 2550
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VISA 2610
Painting 1 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

VISA 2610 Painting 1 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students examine the fundamentals, materials and techniques of acrylic painting and related media. Emphasis is placed on formal aspects of painting, composition, colour, tonal relationships, and spatial concepts. Critiques, visual presentations, and projects engage historical and contemporary issues in painting. Students integrate conceptual knowledge and creative skills into their projects.
Prerequisite: VISA 1020
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VISA 2620
Painting 2 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

VISA 2620 Painting 2 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

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.
Prerequisite: VISA 2610
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VISA 2710
Introduction to Photography 1 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

VISA 2710 Introduction to Photography 1 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students are introduced to the technical aspects of black & white analog and digital photography and the use of photography as a contemporary expressive and conceptual artistic medium. Technical and aesthetic aspects of photography are explored in the context of contemporary and historic photographic practice. A range of equipment, including 35mm single-lens reflex cameras, are utilized. Students are expected to complete assignments outside of regularly scheduled class hours.
Prerequisite: VISA 1020
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VISA 2720
Introduction to Photography 2 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

VISA 2720 Introduction to Photography 2 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

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.
Prerequisite: VISA 2710
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VISA 2780
Video Production 1 (2,0,1)(L)

VISA 2780 Video Production 1 (2,0,1)(L)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

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.
Prerequisite: VISA 1010
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Visual Arts: 3000 Level Courses
VISA 3010
Gallery Studies: Exhibition Curating (2,1,0) HTA

VISA 3010 Gallery Studies: Exhibition Curating (2,1,0) HTA

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

This course provides an overview of curatorial practice; students examine the types of exhibitions common to public and artist-run galleries in Canada, as well as regional, national, and international survey exhibitions. Emphasis is placed on learning to write about artists' works in the context of contemporary art theory and working with artists towards planning an exhibition. Where possible, exhibitions at art galleries in the Kamloops region are used as a basis for these studies.
Prerequisite: Completion of 45 credits and VISA 1120 or VISA 1500
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VISA 3020
Gallery Studies: Exhibition Installation (1,2,1)(L) Studio

VISA 3020 Gallery Studies: Exhibition Installation (1,2,1)(L) Studio

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students learn basic principles and techniques for the preparation and installation of artworks in a variety of formats. These are skills useful to artists and common to the staff at art galleries and museums. Students learn such techniques as creating frames and display apparatus appropriate to both two dimensional and three dimensional artworks, and consider the display of artworks of a more experimental nature. TRU's Visual Arts Gallery and/or the Kamloops Art Gallery may be used as a basis for some of these studies.
Prerequisite: 12 VISA Studio credits and VISA 1030
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VISA 3030
Gallery Studies: Gallery Administration (2,1,0)

VISA 3030 Gallery Studies: Gallery Administration (2,1,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students study various types of galleries that exist in Canada, and 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. Students study 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.
Prerequisite: Completion of 45 credits and VISA 1120 or VISA 1500
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VISA 3040
Gallery Studies: Public Art (2,1,0)

VISA 3040 Gallery Studies: Public Art (2,1,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

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.
Prerequisite: Completion of 45 credits and VISA 1120 or VISA 1500
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VISA 3130
History of Photography (3,0,0) HTA

VISA 3130 History of Photography (3,0,0) HTA

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students examine photography with an emphasis on European and North American traditions in a global context. The relationship of photography to other disciplines of the visual arts and to media culture is considered. The study of various aesthetic and social movements related to photography, such as modernism, post-modernism, and feminism is also covered. This complements courses in other academic areas that examine material and technological culture in the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Prerequisite: Completion of 45 credits
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VISA 3150
Art of the Italian Renaissance: Painting (2,1,0) HTA

VISA 3150 Art of the Italian Renaissance: Painting (2,1,0) HTA

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

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 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.
Prerequisite: VISA 1120 and completion of 45 credits
Note: Students cannot receive credit for both VISA 3150 and VISA 3160
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VISA 3310
Sculpture/Intermedia (1,2,1)(1,2,1)(L) Studio, CPA

VISA 3310 Sculpture/Intermedia (1,2,1)(1,2,1)(L) Studio, CPA

Credits: 6 credits
Delivery: Campus

***Please note: VISA 3310 is a full year course. Students choosing this course in Fall must also register for the same section for it in Winter and vice-versa.*** The course focuses on finding the the most effective sculptural medium or media for exploring thematic ideas and students' individual interests. Along with considering current and/or traditional sculpture techniques, the course encourages an interdisciplinary approach in which students may draw upon other courses and experiences. Students are exposed to, and employ, a wide variety of approaches, ranging from sculpture's long-standing interest in physical objects to contemporary use of installation and time-based media.
Prerequisite: VISA 1030 or VISA 2320 and completion of 45 credits
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VISA 3510
Printmaking (2,2,0)(2,2,0)(L) CPA, Studio

VISA 3510 Printmaking (2,2,0)(2,2,0)(L) CPA, Studio

Credits: 6 credits
Delivery: Campus

***Please note: VISA 3510 is a full year course. Students choosing this course in Fall must also register for the same section for it in Winter and vice-versa.*** This course draws on the processes of etching and intaglio encouraging students to work with advanced plate-making techniques. Colour printing, the use of multiple plates, photo-etching and specialized processes are demonstrated. Different forms of presentation for the printed image are explored through artists' books and contemporary prints. Greater emphasis is given to technical considerations and the development of a personal image-making. Techniques demonstrated encourage work of increasing complexity.
Prerequisite: VISA 2540
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VISA 3520
Printmaking: Advanced Screen-Printing (2,2,0)(L) CPA, Studio

VISA 3520 Printmaking: Advanced Screen-Printing (2,2,0)(L) CPA, Studio

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students utilize advanced techniques of screen-printing towards artistic research and production. Techniques include computer generated positives, photographic technology, alternative inks, printing on unique surfaces and a combination of stencilling methods. Students create a body of artwork that demonstrates conceptual knowledge of contemporary screen-printing. Examples of artwork by contemporary artists who work in the screen-printing discipline are emphasized. Students are encouraged to pursue a personal direction in their image-making.
Prerequisite: VISA 2520
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VISA 3610
Painting 3 (3,1,0)(L) CPA, Studio

VISA 3610 Painting 3 (3,1,0)(L) CPA, Studio

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

This course encourages an increasingly creative and individualized approach to painting. Through lectures, seminars, critiques and readings, key historical and current issues in contemporary painting are examined. Emphasis is placed on establishing students' research and critique skills to address the subject, content, and form of their paintings in both visual and verbal forms.
Prerequisite: VISA 2620
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VISA 3620
Painting 4 (2,2,0)(L) Studio, CPA

VISA 3620 Painting 4 (2,2,0)(L) Studio, CPA

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students advance their research and creative practice. Production is informed by seminars, critiques, and lectures. Students advance their knowledge of the history, current practice, and theory of painting to define, develop and discuss their work in a contemporary context.
Prerequisite: VISA 3610
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VISA 3630
Drawing and Painting (2,2,0)(2,2,0)(L) CPA, Studio

VISA 3630 Drawing and Painting (2,2,0)(2,2,0)(L) CPA, Studio

Credits: 6 credits
Delivery: Campus

***Please note: VISA 3630 is a full year course. Students choosing this course in Fall must also register for the same section for it in Winter and vice-versa.*** Students explore contemporary drawing and painting, as both separate and interrelated media, in current artistic practice. Lectures present both theoretical and historical material, as well as practical methods for creating artistic works in areas of drawing, painting, mixed-media collage, and assemblage. Seminars are used to critique student work and to discuss readings and student presentations.
Prerequisite: VISA 2210 or VISA 2610
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VISA 3710
Photography 3 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

VISA 3710 Photography 3 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

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.
Prerequisite: 2720
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VISA 3720
Photography 4 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

VISA 3720 Photography 4 (3,1,0)(L) Studio

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

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.
Prerequisite: VISA 3710
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VISA 3730
Photography and Literature (2,2,0)(2,2,0)(L) Studio

VISA 3730 Photography and Literature (2,2,0)(2,2,0)(L) Studio

Credits: 6 credits
Delivery: Campus

This studio-based course explores relationships between image and text, particularly as it relates to photographic practice. A variety of visual, literary and critical works, by historical and contemporary artists and authors, are considered. Projects include photographic series, creative writing, and interdisciplinary works that examine the connections between art and literature. This course is accessible to students who have no prior photographic experience, but it would also be of interest to students who have previously taken photography courses.
Prerequisite: VISA 2710 or completion of 45 credits
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VISA 3780
Video Production 2 (2,0,1)

VISA 3780 Video Production 2 (2,0,1)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

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.
Prerequisite: VISA 2780
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VISA 3810
Directed Studies: 2D (CPA) (Studio) (2,0,2) or (2,0,2)(2,0,2)Studio

VISA 3810 Directed Studies: 2D (CPA) (Studio) (2,0,2) or (2,0,2)(2,0,2)Studio

Credits: 6 credits
Delivery: Campus

This course encourages the development of a personal body of work, primarily in some two dimensional medium such as drawing, painting, photography, or printmaking. Students work in the Visual Arts studios under the supervision of a faculty advisor towards the creation of an independent body of work. Students also work independently in the Visual Arts studios outside class time towards the completion of course work Priority is given to BFA students.
Prerequisite: Completion of 45 credits, completion of VISA Studio courses and approval by department chair or program advisor
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VISA 3820
Directed Studies: 3D (CPA) (Studio) (2,0,2) or (2,0,2,)(2,0,2,)Studio

VISA 3820 Directed Studies: 3D (CPA) (Studio) (2,0,2) or (2,0,2,)(2,0,2,)Studio

Credits: 6 credits
Delivery: Campus

This course encourages the development of a personal body of work, primarily in some three dimensional medium such as sculpture or interdisciplinary media. Students work in the Visual Arts studios under the supervision of a faculty advisor towards the creation of an independent body of work. Students work in the Visual Arts studios outside class time towards the completion of course work. Priority is given to Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) students.
Prerequisite: Completion of 45 credits, completion of VISA studio courses and approval by department chair or program advisor
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VISA 3830
Selected Topics in Visual Arts Studio (CPA) (2,0,2)

VISA 3830 Selected Topics in Visual Arts Studio (CPA) (2,0,2)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

This is a variable content course. Themes addressed in the course are ones that complement, or otherwise, lie outside the Visual Arts Program's regular offerings. Please see the current course schedule or the Program Coordinator to receive information on current offerings, including any that may be open to students outside Visual Arts. Independent work in the Visual Arts studios outside of class time is required.
Prerequisite: Completion of 12 credits of VISA Studio and approval of Department Chair
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Visual Arts: 4000 Level Courses
VISA 4910
Graduating Studio (0,1,20)(0,1,20)(L)

VISA 4910 Graduating Studio (0,1,20)(0,1,20)(L)

Credits: 12 credits
Delivery: Campus

***Please note: VISA 4910 is a full year course. Students choosing this course in Fall must also register for the same section for it in Winter and vice-versa.*** 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
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VISA 4920
Graduating Gallery Studies HTA (3,0,6)Studio

VISA 4920 Graduating Gallery Studies HTA (3,0,6)Studio

Credits: 12 credits
Delivery: Campus

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
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VISA 4990
Graduating Seminar (1,2,0)(1,2,0)

VISA 4990 Graduating Seminar (1,2,0)(1,2,0)

Credits: 6 credits
Delivery: Campus

***Please note: VISA 4990 is a full year course. Students choosing this course in Fall must also register for the same section for it in Winter and vice-versa.*** This capstone course is a forum for students enrolled in VISA 4910 and VISA 4920 to draw upon and expand what has been learned through their program of study, to critically research artistic and theoretical trends in the contemporary art world, as well as consider the practices of visiting artists/curators and 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. Professional practices common to artists, curators and related fields will explore portfolios, proposals and website development, including such components as: CVs, artist statements, documenting artwork; grants, exhibition, artist residencies; graduate studies. The Graduating Seminar is used to plan and realize the annual year-end graduating exhibition and to create the associated catalogue/website.
Prerequisite: VISA 1110, VISA 1120 and VISA 4910 or VISA 4920 and approval by department chair or program advisor
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Music Courses
MUSI 1700
Chorus 1 (0,3,0)

MUSI 1700 Chorus 1 (0,3,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students explore vocal and part-singing techniques, large ensemble skills, note and rhythm reading skills, and pronunciation of various language texts. The human body as a musical instrument is studied, with special emphasis on postural alignment, breath support, and sound production. Students are evaluated on their comprehension of theory, musical proficiency, and efficient use of rehearsal time by way of written and aural examinations, and a class performance.
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MUSI 1800
Chorus 2 (0,3,0)

MUSI 1800 Chorus 2 (0,3,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

A continuation of MUSI 1700, students further explore vocal and part-singing techniques, large ensemble skills, note and rhythm reading skills, and pronunciation of various language texts. Students expand their understanding of the human body as a musical instrument in the study of postural alignment, breath support and sound production. Students are evaluated on comprehension of theory, musical proficiency and efficient use of rehearsal time by way of written and aural examinations and a class performance.
Prerequisite: MUSI 1700 or permission of the instructor
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