Timetable & Course Outlines
To find out when individual courses are scheduled, please see the Faculty of Fine Arts Timetable & Course Outlines.
Courses for Non-Majors
FA/VISA 1000 3.0
Critical issues in the studio: Contemporary art and artists
Introduces students to visual, conceptual and theoretical language as it relates to studio practice. Ideas are examined through various disciplines such as painting, photography, sculpture and digital art. Lectures on contemporary art are supplemented by visiting artists who discuss their art work. Open to non-majors.
FA/VISA 1005 3.0
Understanding Digital art
Offers a basic introduction to digital practices in contemporary art for non-majors. The course is offered online and combines exhibition and event visits with Web-based materials, assignments, creative projects and monitored chat discussions (at specifi c times). Topics include digital photography, digital Video/audio, art on the Web, etc. Not open to VISA majors or minors, FACS and Digital Media Degrees. Course credit exclusions: FA/VISA 1005 6.00; FA/FACS 1005 6.00.
FA/VISA 1006 3.0
The Photographic experience
Offers an introduction to photography practices for non-majors. Basic skills are developed through lectures, tutorials, discussions and group critiques. Aspects of history and theory are explored. Camera required. Students are responsible for all costs associated with image creation and production. Course credit exclusions: FA/VISA 1006 6.00; FA/VISA 2060 6.00 (formerly FA/VISA 1060 6.00. Not open to VISA majors.
FA/ARTH 2340 3.0
The Art of Asia
Provides an interdisciplinary introduction to the art and architecture of East Asia explores a wide range of representations from artifacts and artworks to popular media and the built-environment. Discussions focus on issues of identity formation, political ethics, religious authorities, the nation-state, modernity, colonialism, and race/gender relations. Open to non-majors. Course Credit Exclusion: FA/VISA 2340 6.0.
FA/ARTH 2350 6.0
Islamic art and architecture
Surveys Islamic art and architecture from the advent of Islam in the seventh century to the rise of Colonialism. Architecture, painting, the arts of the book, and luxury objects are considered through spiritual and intellectual values as well as socio-economic factors. Open to non-majors.
FA/ARTH 2620 6.0
Modern art: 1750 to the Present
Provides a survey of modern art and Western visual culture from the mid-18th century to the present, with emphasis on European and North American developments in art and architecture.