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Courses of Instruction in Fine Art
FINE ART COURSES FOR NON-B.F.A. STUDENTS
The Department offers the following courses that are open to students in other disciplines who wish to take studio courses as electives. These courses may not be counted for credit towards a B.F.A. degree. ARTF 127 and ARTF 128 are restricted to students enrolled in the B.F.A. program.
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ARTF-100/1.0 Introductory Drawing 16P
A basic introduction to the principles of line and form, intended as a foundation for further studies in the visual arts. Offered during Spring-Summer Sessions only.Not available for credit towards a B.F.A. program.
NOTEMaterials: estimated cost $100.
EXCLUSIONS ARTF 127, ARTF 128.
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ARTF-105/1.0 Introductory Fine Art (Drawing and Painting) 16P
An exploration, through the processes of drawing and painting, of a wide range of visual problems encountered by the contemporary artist. Offered during Spring-Summer Sessions only. Not available for credit towards a B.F.A. program.
NOTE Materials: estimated cost $200.
PREREQUISITE ARTF 100 is recommended.
EXCLUSIONS ARTF 106*, ARTF 127, ARTF 128.
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ARTF-106*/0.5 Introductory Fine Art (Drawing and Painting)
An exploration, through the processes of drawing and painting, of a wide variety of visual problems encountered by the contemporary artist. Not available for credit towardsa B.F.A. program.
NOTE Materials: estimated cost $200.
Offered only at the Bader International Study Centre, Herstmonceux,inSummer Term.
EXCLUSIONS ARTF 105, ARTF 127, ARTF 128.
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ARTF-110/1.0 Introductory Fine Art (Drawing and Sculpture) 16P
The examination of two- and three-dimensional art forms through the use of drawing and simple forming processes. Offered during Spring-Summer Sessions only. Not available for credit towards a B.F.A. program.
NOTE Materials: estimated cost $100.
PREREQUISITE ARTF 100 is recommended.
EXCLUSIONS ARTF 127, ARTF 128.
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ARTF-125/1.0 Introduction to Studio Art in Printmaking 16P
Designed to appeal to studio novice and seasoned artist alike, this course seeks to foster a broad understanding of historical and contemporary printmaking processes, through hands on studio assisted projects. These will cover lithography, etching relief, book binding, hand transfer and photo-digital etching. Overall emphasis is on experimentation and exploration of imagery. Offered during Spring-Summer Sessions only. Not available for credit towards a B.F.A. program.
NOTE Materials: estimated cost $100.
PREREQUISITE    Some drawing experience recommended.
EXCLUSIONS ARTF 227, ARTF 255.
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ARTF-260*/0.5 Studies in Studio Practice 1S;3P
Non-B.F.A. students work with media, techniques and strategies of contemporary and earlier artists.Coursework includes drawing, painting, and studio visits.Discussion on artists' writings on studio practice/theory, and art practice as research.Emphasis on understanding process rather than skill development. Fall Term. Not available for credit towards a B.F.A. program.
NOTE Estimated material/field trip: cost $150-200.
PREREQUISITE ARTH 120 is recommended, and permission of the Department.
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ARTF-265/1.0 Intermediate Studies in Studio Practice 16P
An advanced investigation into art media, techniques and strategies of artists, with greater length and diversity of projects.Discussion will focus on writings by artists on studio practice and theory, and on art practice as research. Offered during Spring-Summer Sessions only. Not available for credit towards a B.F.A. program.
NOTE Estimated material and field trip cost: $150-200.
PREREQUISITE ARTF 100 or ARTF 105 or ARTF 110. ARTF 260* is recommended.
EXCLUSION    ARTF 115.
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COURSES RESTRICTED TO B.F.A. STUDENTS
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ARTF-127/1.0 Introductory Fine Art I
A foundation course in drawing and two-dimensional design aimed at developing basic skills in artistic production.One class per week will be devoted to learning safe procedures and technical skills in the wood-shop. There will be a half-day WHMIS safety training workshop. Students must pass both the technical skills and the WHMIS training components.
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ARTF-128/1.0 Introductory Fine Art II
A continuation of ARTF 127,the two sections of this foundation-level course are in theareas of painting and three-dimensional design. In the painting section, a variety of ideas concerning the organization of form and colour are introduced. In the three-dimensional design section, the visual, tactile and structural characteristics of a variety of materials are studied in relation to broad topics of three-dimensional design. PREREQUISITE ARTF 127.
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ARTF-227/1.0 Intermediate Fine Art I
The two sections of this course are in the areas of printmedia and 3-D media. The two sections of this course build on concepts developed in ARTF 127and ARTF 128. New techniques, skills and concepts in printmedia and 3-D media are introduced.
NOTE The field trip to New York is highly recommended; the estimated cost is $700.
PREREQUISITE ARTF 128.
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ARTF-228/1.0 Intermediate Fine Art II
A continuation of ARTF 227,the two sections of this course are in the areas of painting and time-based media. Both will build on concepts developed in ARTF 227 and introduce new ideas, techniques, and skills development. PREREQUISITE ARTF 227.
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ARTF-300*/0.5 Engineered Art 1.5L/T;3P
This interdisciplinary course promotes student awareness of the interplay of art and engineering within professional practice. Small teams of senior undergraduate fine art and engineering students will collaborate to produce artworks. Each team will involve at least one student contributor from each discipline. The course will culminate in a public exhibition of the artwork produced. Enrolment is limited. PREREQUISITE ARTF 228 and permission of the Department based on review.
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ARTF-337/1.5 Advanced Programs I
In this advanced-level course students choose two sections from these areas: drawing, printmedia, painting or 3-D media. PREREQUISITE ARTF 228.
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ARTF-338/1.5 Advanced Programs II
In this second advanced-level course students choose two sections from these areas: drawing, printmedia, painting or 3-D media. One section must be a continuation of an area studied in ARTF 337 and the area of the second section is optional. PREREQUISITE ARTF 337.
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IDIS-410*/0.5 Contemporary Cultural Performance in Practice 3S;2P
For a complete description, see Interdisciplinary Studies.
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ARTF-447/1.5 Individual Programs I
In fourth year, each student must submit a proposal for an individual program of creative exploration and research. This can be based on one or more of the following areas: painting, printmedia, 3-D media. Instruction at this level is through individual tutorials and critiques, although all students will meet once a week for a common seminar. PREREQUISITES  ARTF338 and Admission to Honours.
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ARTF-448/1.5 IndividualPrograms II
A continuation of individual programs (see description of ARTF 447). PREREQUISITE ARTF 447.
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