ARC100H1 - Drawing and Representation I

An introduction to the theories and techniques of visual communication and representation in the design disciplines delivered through a series of lectures and thematic drawing projects. The course serves as a hands-on introduction to representational and geometrical techniques in architecture, landscape architecture, and urbanism.

Exclusion: ARC221H1
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to Daniels Faculty students

ARC112H1 - Design & Engineering I

A studio-based introduction to the methods and processes of design. The course serves as a hands-on exploration of design issues through a series of exercises that introduce students to the conceptual underpinnings of the design process, developing their capacity to conceive, manipulate, and analyze form through a variety of representational media. In collaboration with the foundational course in first-year engineering, students will conduct client-driven community-based research in response to design problems.

Exclusion: JAV101H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

ARC180H1 - Computation and Design

An introduction to computational thought and techniques through a series of exercises, readings, and lectures. Students will investigate the relationship between generative design, culture, and technology in design and art before and after the advent of the digital.

Breadth Requirements: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

ARC181H1 - Technologies of Architecture, Landscape, Urbanism, and Art I

An introduction to how technology has shaped the disciplines of design and art through a series of case studies that describe paradigmatic episodes at the nexus of architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, and art.

Exclusion: ARC231H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

ARC200H1 - Drawing and Representation II

A course on the theories and techniques of visual communication and representation in the design disciplines delivered through lectures and thematic drawing projects. The course serves as a hands-on introduction to the description of structures and environments as a means of both production and critique.

Prerequisite: ARC100H1/ARC221H1
Exclusion: ARC321H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to Daniels Faculty students

ARC201H1 - Design Studio II

A studio-based introduction to design with emphasis upon the production of form and space and the formation of landscapes. The course serves as a hands-on exploration of the relationships between material, tectonic, and programmatic organizations in the context of social, technological, and environmental concerns.

Prerequisite: ARC101H1/ARC112H1/JAV101H1 and ARC100H1/ARC221H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to Daniels Faculty students

ARC251H1 - Close Readings in Architecture

Detailed examination of case studies in the history of architecture with close attention to the objects of study. The relationship between design, context, and theory will be explored through analyses of artifacts and texts.

Prerequisite: ARC132H1/JAV132H1/JAV152H1
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

ARC252H1 - Close Readings in Landscape Architecture

Detailed examination of case studies in the history of landscape architecture with close attention to the objects of study. The relationship between design, context, and theory will be explored through analyses of artifacts and texts.

Prerequisite: ARC132H1/JAV132H1/JAV152H1
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

ARC253H1 - Close Readings in Urban Design

Detailed examination of case studies in the history of urbanism with close attention to the objects of study. The relationship between design, context, and theory will be explored through analyses of artifacts and texts.

Prerequisite: ARC132H1/JAV132H1/JAV152H1
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

ARC280H1 - Modeling and Fabrication in Design

An introduction to the theories and technologies of modeling. The emphasis of the course will be on the exploration of the relationship between technology and design conceptualization with the aim of developing skills to construct techniques for effective visual communication. The course will be delivered through a series of lectures and workshops.

Prerequisite: ARC180H1
Breadth Requirements: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

ARC281H1 - Structures, Building Systems, and Environments I

An introduction to structural and environmental design, the technologies of building and landscape systems, and the methods and frameworks through which the built environment is constructed. The calculation of quantitative criteria is taught through first-principles explorations.

Breadth Requirements: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

ARC300H0 - Summer Studio Abroad

An intense travel program led by an instructor to allow advanced students to spend time in a foreign locale, conducting fieldwork, experiencing local design programming, and connecting with professionals.

Prerequisite: 1.0 credit at the 200-level in ARC courses and permission of instructor
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to students in all streams of the Specialist in Architectural Studies

ARC300Y0 - Summer Studio Abroad

An intense travel program led by an instructor to allow advanced students to spend time in a foreign locale, conducting fieldwork, experiencing local design programming, and connecting with professionals.

Prerequisite: 1.0 credit at the 200-level in ARC courses and permission of instructor
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to students in all streams of the Specialist in Architectural Studies

ARC302H1 - Exploring Design Practices

An introduction to the practice of architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, and visual art through a series of case studies and guest lectures. These classes will be integrated with the lecture series to provide opportunities for students to engage with leading practitioners in design and art.

Prerequisite: JAV152H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to Daniels Faculty students

ARC331Y0 - Studies in International Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism

For students in the International Summer Program. Documentation and analysis of architecture, landscape, and/or urbanism in the city where the programme is based. Topics may include building types, urban morphology and development, public spaces, urban precincts, and ways of life supported by them. Cities may vary each year.

Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

ARC351H1 - Global Modernisms

An examination of the question of architectural modernism across the globe from the beginnings of colonialism up to the present moment. Themes relating to claims of universal validity, the transfer of professional knowledge, and political, social, and spatial contestations are examined through case studies.

Prerequisite: ARC251H1/ARC252H1/ARC253H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

ARC352H1 - History of Architectural Knowledge

An exploration of the ways in which architecture has made claims to knowledge through various means textual and non-textual since the early modern period.

Prerequisite: ARC251H1/ARC252H1/ARC253H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

ARC353H1 - Architecture and Media

An exploration of the historical relationship between design and media.

Prerequisite: ARC251H1/ARC252H1/ARC253H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

ARC354H1 - History of Housing

An exploration of the question of housing since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.

Prerequisite: ARC251H1/ARC252H1/ARC253H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

ARC355H1 - History of Urbanism

A consideration of urbanism through an examination of physical, social, economic, and political factors that have shaped cities and regions from the early modern period up to the present.

Prerequisite: ARC251H1/ARC252H1/ARC253H1
Exclusion: ARC333H1, ARC334H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

ARC356H1 - Design History of Landscape Architecture

An opportunity to build a historical and theoretical vocabulary for the designed environment. This course will include case studies at multiple scales, focusing on North American examples from the relatively recent past.

Prerequisite: ARC251H1/ARC252H1/ARC253H1
Exclusion: ARC377H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

ARC357H1 - Environmental History of Landscape Architecture

An examination of the global history of the interrelations between societies and their environment. This course examines the organisation of landscape and urban systems in a variety of geographic and cultural regions across the globe and over large spans of time. Please note that ARC356H1 Design History of Landscape Architecture is recommended as background for this course.

Prerequisite: ARC251H1/ARC252H1/ARC253H1
Recommended Preparation: ARC356H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

ARC361Y1 - Architecture Studio III

This studio will focus on residential types and the domestic environment through an exploration of the relationship between building types, tectonics, and material assemblies in an urban context.

Prerequisite: ARC201H1
Exclusion: ARC363Y1, ARC380Y1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to students in the Specialist in Architectural Studies: Design of Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism Stream and to students in the Architectural Studies Major: Design (AHMAJ2020/ASMAJ2020)

ARC362Y1 - Architecture Studio IV

This studio will focus on the design of a public program or institution in an urban setting through an exploration of the relationship between building types, tectonics, and material assemblies in an urban context.

Prerequisite: ARC361Y1/ARC363Y1
Exclusion: ARC364Y1, ARC381Y1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to students in the Specialist in Architectural Studies: Design of Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism Stream

ARC363Y1 - Landscape Architecture Studio III

This studio will address urban form, context, and significance as factors in the creation of public space, with a focus on sites at block and neighbourhood scales.

Prerequisite: ARC201H1
Exclusion: ARC314H1, ARC361Y1, ARC380Y1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to students in the Specialist in Architectural Studies: Design of Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism Stream and to students in the Architectural Studies Major: Design (AHMAJ2020/ASMAJ2020)

ARC364Y1 - Landscape Architecture Studio IV

This studio will examine the reciprocal influences of landscape and urbanism, with respect to form and process, through a focus on landscapes as urban systems at multiple scales.

Prerequisite: ARC361Y1/ARC363Y1
Exclusion: ARC362Y1, ARC381Y1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to students in the Specialist in Architectural Studies: Design of Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism Stream

ARC365H1 - Selected Topics in Architecture

Examination of a selected topic in the design of architecture. The focus of the course changes depending upon the instructors research specialty or current issues in architecture.

Prerequisite: ARC201H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to Daniels Faculty students

ARC366H1 - Selected Topics in Landscape Architecture

Examination of a selected topic in the design of landscape architecture. The focus of the course changes depending upon the instructors research specialty or current issues in landscape architecture.

Prerequisite: ARC201H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to Daniels Faculty students

ARC367H1 - Selected Topics in Urban Design

Examination of a selected topic in the design of urbanism. The focus of the course changes depending upon the instructors research specialty or current issues in urban design.

Prerequisite: ARC201H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to Daniels Faculty students

ARC380Y1 - Technology Studio III

This studio applies knowledge obtained from the prerequisite courses towards project-based design work with the aim of facilitating an understanding of the relationship between emerging digital technologies and production in architecture, landscape architecture, and urbanism through the development of computational tools and algorithmic design.

Prerequisite: ARC201H1
Exclusion: ARC361Y1, ARC363Y1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to students in the Specialist in Architectural Studies: Technology of Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism Stream

ARC381Y1 - Technology Studio IV

This studio continues to explore the role of technology in design and promotes innovation in design tool development, building systems, simulation and visualization. Emphasis will be on applying knowledge gained in earlier coursework in a project-based studio setting using computational techniques, physical model making, and 1:1 fabrication and prototyping.

Prerequisite: ARC380Y1
Exclusion: ARC362Y1, ARC364Y1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to students in the Specialist in Architectural Studies: Technology of Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism Stream

ARC382H1 - Structures, Building Systems, and Environments II

Continued exploration of the principles of structural and environmental design, the technologies of building and landscape systems, and the methods and frameworks in which the built environment is constructed. The calculation of quantitative criteria is taught through first-principles explorations.

Prerequisite: ARC281H1
Breadth Requirements: Living Things and Their Environment (4)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

ARC383H1 - Technologies of Architecture, Landscape, Urbanism, and Art II

Building upon the themes and topics explored in Technologies of Architecture, Landscape, Urbanism, and Art I, this course will investigate how technology has shaped the disciplines of design and art through a series of case studies that describe paradigmatic episodes at the nexus of architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, and art.

Prerequisite: ARC181H1 and 1.0 credit in ARC200-level lecture courses
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

ARC384H1 - Simulation and Data Visualization

An exploration of the various simulation software programs available to designers, this course will introduce the theory of simulation and discuss the history of its use in science generally and in architecture, landscape architecture, and urbanism specifically.

Prerequisite: ARC382H1
Breadth Requirements: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

ARC385H1 - Physical Computing

An exploration of the relationship between computation design and approaches to physical interaction. The course will explore a range of approaches for integrating computation into the physical realm through a series of projects using physical computing prototyping tools.

Prerequisite: ARC280H1
Breadth Requirements: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

ARC386H1 - Landscape Ecology

An introduction to the principles of landscape ecology, addressing the application of evolving scientific understanding to contemporary landscape architecture and urban design practice.

Prerequisite: 1.0 credit at the 200-level lecture course
Exclusion: ARC341H1
Breadth Requirements: Living Things and Their Environment (4)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

ARC387H1 - Landscape Topography and Hydrology

An introduction to the manipulation of landform and water in the urban context, studied through digital fabrication and metrics.

Prerequisite: 1.0 credit at the 200-level lecture course
Exclusion: ARC341H1
Breadth Requirements: Living Things and Their Environment (4)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

ARC395H1 - Design Build Studio

An opportunity for degree students in their third year in the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design to work on an intensive design-build project.


Prerequisite: ARC200H1, ARC201H1. An application must be submitted to the Program Director.
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to Daniels Faculty students

ARC399H1 - Research Opportunity Program

An opportunity for degree students in their third year in the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design to work on the research project of a professor in return for 399H1 course credit.

Prerequisite: 1.0 credit at the 300-level in ARC courses. An application must be submitted to the Program Director.
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to Daniels Faculty students

ARC399Y1 - Research Opportunity Program

An opportunity for degree students in their third year in the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design to work on the research project of a professor in return for 399Y1 course credit.

Prerequisite: 1.0 credit at the 300-level in ARC courses. An application must be submitted to the program director.
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to Daniels Faculty students

ARC426H1 - Working with Wood

Wood has been an important building material throughout the ages and in today's world has taken on the added importance of being a renewable and sustainable material that assists with greenhouse gas mitigation strategies. This course will provide students with an understanding of wood’s unique physical properties, the variability of these properties within different species and how these properties can inform its proper use in various applications. The Canadian forestry industry sets the context for this course acknowledging that forests transcend political borders and reach around the world.

Breadth Requirements: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)

ARC451H1 - Advanced Topics in the History and Theory of Architecture

Examination of an advanced topic in the history and theory of architecture. The focus of the course changes depending on the instructors research specialty as well as current issues.

Prerequisite: 1.0 credit at the 300-level in ARC courses
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

ARC452H1 - Advanced Topics in the History and Theory of Landscape Architecture

Examination of an advanced topic in the history and theory of landscape architecture. The focus of the course changes depending on the instructors research specialty as well as current issues.

Prerequisite: 1.0 credit at the 300-level in ARC courses
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

ARC453H1 - Advanced Topics in the History and Theory of Urbanism

Examination of an advanced topic in the history and theory of urbanism. The focus of the course changes depending on the instructors research specialty as well as current issues.

Prerequisite: 1.0 credit at the 300-level in ARC courses
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

ARC456H1 - Senior Seminar in History and Theory (Research)

Through individual and group efforts, students will address a collective topic of critical importance to the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design within areas of faculty expertise.

Prerequisite: 2.0 credits from ARC351H1, ARC352H1, ARC353H1, ARC354H1, ARC355H1, ARC356H1, ARC357H1, VIS330H1, VIS332H1, with a final average of 80% and permission of the Program Director.
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to students in the Specialist in Architectural Studies: History and Theory of Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism Stream

ARC457Y1 - Senior Seminar in History and Theory (Thesis)

This course gives students experience in engaging a multidisciplinary urban problem that spans the design, history and theory, and technology of the design disciplines. It is a team-oriented project-based course in which students will develop a collaborative project.

Prerequisite: ARC456H1/ARC461H1/ARC486H1 with a final grade of 80% and permission of the Program Director
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to students in the following streams within the Specialist in Architectural Studies: Design of Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism Stream; History and Theory of Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism Stream; and Technology of Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism Stream

ARC461H1 - Senior Seminar in Design (Research)

Through individual and group efforts, students will address a collective topic of critical importance to the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design within areas of faculty expertise.

Prerequisite: ARC362Y1/ARC364Y1 with a final grade of 80% and permission of the Program Director
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to students in the Specialist in Architectural Studies: Design of Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism Stream

ARC462Y1 - Senior Seminar in Design (Thesis)

This course gives students experience in engaging a multidisciplinary urban problem that spans the design, history and theory, and technology of the design disciplines. It is a team-oriented project-based course in which students will develop a collaborative project.

Prerequisite: ARC456H1/ARC461H1/ARC486H1 with a final grade of 80% and permission of the Program Director
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to students in the following streams within the Specialist in Architectural Studies: Design of Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism Stream; History and Theory of Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism Stream; and Technology of Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism Stream

ARC465H1 - Advanced Topics in Architecture

Examination of an advanced topic in the design of architecture. The focus of the course changes depending upon the instructors research specialty or current issues in architecture.

Prerequisite: 1.0 credit at the 300-level in ARC courses
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to Daniels Faculty students

ARC466H1 - Advanced Topics in Landscape Architecture

Examination of an advanced topic in the design of landscape architecture. The focus of the course changes depending upon the instructors research specialty or current issues in landscape architecture.

Prerequisite: 1.0 credit at the 300-level in ARC courses
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to Daniels Faculty students

ARC467H1 - Advanced Topics in Urban Design

Examination of an advanced topic in the design of urbanism. The focus of the course changes depending upon the instructors research specialty or current issues in urban design.

Prerequisite: 1.0 credit at the 300-level in ARC courses
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to Daniels Faculty students

ARC480H1 - Advanced Topics in the Technology of Architecture

Examination of an advanced topic in the technology of architecture. The focus of the course changes depending upon the instructors research specialty or current issues in landscape architecture.

Prerequisite: 1.0 credit at the 300-level in ARC courses.
Breadth Requirements: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to Daniels Faculty students

ARC481H1 - Advanced Topics in the Technology of Landscape Architecture

Examination of an advanced topic in the technology of landscape architecture. The focus of the course changes depending upon the instructors research specialty or current issues in landscape architecture.

Prerequisite: ARC382H1
Breadth Requirements: Living Things and Their Environment (4)
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to Daniels Faculty students

ARC482H1 - Advanced Topics in the Technology of Urbanism

Examination of an advanced topic in the technology of urbanism. The focus of the course changes depending upon the instructors research specialty or current issues in landscape architecture.

Prerequisite: ARC382H1
Breadth Requirements: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to Daniels Faculty students

ARC483H1 - Advanced Topics in Building Science

Examination of an advanced topic in building science. The focus of the course changes depending upon the instructor’s research specialty or current issues in architecture, landscape architecture, and urbanism.

Prerequisite: ARC382H1
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to Daniels Faculty students

ARC486H1 - Senior Seminar in Technology (Research)

Through individual and group efforts, students will address a collective topic of critical importance to the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design within areas of faculty expertise.

Prerequisite: ARC381Y1 with a final grade of 80% and permission of the Program Director
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to students in the Specialist in Architectural Studies: Technology of Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism Stream

ARC487Y1 - Senior Seminar in Technology (Thesis)

This course gives students experience in engaging a multidisciplinary urban problem that spans the design, history and theory, and technology of the design disciplines. It is a team-oriented project-based course in which students will develop a collaborative project.

Prerequisite: ARC456H1/ARC461H1/ARC486H1 with a final grade of 80% and permission of the Program Director
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to students in the following streams within the Specialist in Architectural Studies: Design of Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism Stream; History and Theory of Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism Stream; and Technology of Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism Stream

ARC490Y1 - Multidisciplinary Urban Capstone Project

An experience in multi-disciplinary architectural practice through a significant, open-ended, client-driven design project in which student teams address stakeholder needs through the use of a creative and iterative design process.

Prerequisite: 2.0 credits from ARC351H1ARC352H1ARC353H1ARC354H1ARC355H1ARC356H1ARC357H1VIS330H1VIS332H1, with a final average of 80% and, Permission of the Program Director and MUCP admissions committee. 

Exclusion: ARC456H1/ ARC457Y1/ ARC461H1/ ARC462Y1/ ARC486H1/ ARC487Y1

ARC495Y1 - Architectural Studies Internship

An opportunity for degree students who have completed their third year in the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design to bridge academic knowledge and professional practice through design research.

Prerequisite: 1.0 credit ARC 300-level courses. An application must be submitted to the Program Director.
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to Daniels Faculty students.

JAV101H1 - Design Studio I

A studio-based introduction to the methods and processes of design. The course serves as a hands-on exploration of design issues through a series of exercises that introduce students to the conceptual underpinnings of the design process, developing their capacity to conceive, manipulate, and analyze form through a variety of representational media.

Exclusion: ARC101H1/ARC213H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to Daniels Faculty students

JAV120H1 - Visual Concepts

An introduction to a wide range of topics situated in modernism and postmodernism that inform current art practice and critical discourse. The course investigates post-1970 art practice through diverse societal, cultural, and political influences of post-modernism.

Exclusion: VIS120H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

JAV130H1 - Visual Strategies

An introduction to diverse mediums and topics for exploration with an emphasis on experimentation and conceptual development. In addition to acquiring manual skills used in production of contemporary visual art, students are encouraged to explore their own individual creative process.

Prerequisite: JAV120H1/VIS120H1
Exclusion: VIS130H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

JAV151H1 - History of Architecture, Landscape, Urbanism, and Art I

An introduction to the pre-industrial world through examples of architecture, landscape, sites, and art drawn from across the globe. The goal of this course is not only to explain the artifacts and sites under discussion but also to explain the social, economic, and cultural conditions of the world through them.

Exclusion: ARC131H1/JAV131H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

JAV152H1 - History of Architecture, Landscape, Urbanism, and Art II

An introduction to the post-industrial world through examples of architecture, landscape, sites, and art drawn from across the globe. The goal of this course is not only to explain the artifacts and sites under discussion but also to explain the social, economic, and cultural conditions of the world through them.

Prerequisite: ARC131H1/JAV131H1/JAV151H1
Exclusion: ARC132H1/JAV132H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

JAV200H1 - Introduction to Critical Theory

A course that teaches critical and analytical ways of engaging visual culture within an interdisciplinary and international setting. Students are introduced to foundational intellectual tools and a research methodology appropriate to artists, designers, and architects.

Exclusion: VIS200H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

JAV303H1 - Cities, Society, Environment

The course considers interdisciplinary perspectives on sustainability within the built and natural environment. Through the examination of a broad set of textual and visual artifacts, students will critically examine responses to topics such as climate change, systemic inequity, and spatial justice at an individual, civic, regional, and planetary scale.

Prerequisite: JAV200H

VIS201H1 - Painting: Methods and Materials

This is a hands-on course that deals with technical and theoretical issues of contemporary painting. The act of painting and the relevance of painting are stressed through both historical and current issues.

Prerequisite: JAV130H1/VIS130H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

VIS202H1 - The Moving Image

This course introduces students to the production of digital moving image artworks. Students are encouraged to work in all production and postproduction forms including live video recording, GIFs and animation. In addition to hands-on instruction to cameras and editing software, this course includes individual and group critiques, seminars, and critical viewing of contemporary moving image artworks.

Prerequisite: JAV130H1/ VIS130H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

VIS203H1 - Time-Based Installation

This studio course introduces students to creative coding practices and their use in the production of time-based installation art.

Various site- and time-based art forms, including:

  • audio installation,
  • video installation,
  • interactive installation,
  • virtual environments, and
  • digitally-based performance

are considered through the introduction of emergent artistic technologies.

Readings, gallery visits, screenings, and presentations provide context for these art practices. Responding to assignments and writing prompts, students produce projects that explore the complex interplay between digital media, time, and space.

Prerequisite: JAV130H1/VIS130H1
Exclusion: FAS349Y5
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

VIS204H1 - Installation Art

This course introduces students to the basic principles of working with materials to produce three-dimensional and installation-based artworks. This hands-on project-based course includes individual and group critiques, seminars with relevant readings and critical viewing of contemporary installation artworks.

Prerequisite: JAV130H1/ VIS130H1
Exclusion: FAS248H5
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

VIS205H1 - Drawing: Experimental Practices

Studio-based projects explore contemporary drawing practice. Materials and approaches take into account historical practices while responding to changing cultural issues.

Prerequisite: JAV130H1/VIS130H1
Exclusion: FAS143H5
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

VIS206H1 - Print Media I - Relief

Principles and practices of relief printmaking. Projects in single and multiple block edition production.

Prerequisite: JAV130H1/VIS130H1
Exclusion: FAS232H5
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

VIS207H1 - Print Media II - Intaglio

An introduction through studio projects to the principle forms of intaglio printmaking, including etching and collagraph.

Prerequisite: JAV130H1/VIS130H1
Exclusion: FAS234H5
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

VIS208H1 - Performance Art

Practical and aesthetic concerns in the evolution of performance art are considered against the backdrop of critical and historical perspectives. Students explore a range of performance possibilities, alone and collaboratively to develop the critical skills that will inform both their performance work and their view of contemporary art. Seminars provide an overview of contemporary performance art strategies.

Prerequisite: JAV130H1/VIS130H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

VIS209H1 - Contemporary Printing

Introduction to contemporary printmaking that covers publishing to 3D printing. This course looks at the concept of copying and producing one of a kind artifacts. Drawing on both centuries old techniques and the most modern technologies, students will explore what it means to make an image in the contemporary moment.

Prerequisite: JAV130H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

VIS211H1 - Works on Paper

A studio based course which explores the potential of paper from drawing to object making, in the context of contemporary art practice.

Prerequisite: JAV130H1/VIS130H1
Exclusion: FAS143H5, FAS243H5
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

VIS212H1 - Colour

An introductory course on colour that looks at its mechanics and interdisciplinary scope: from the history of science and culture to the technicalities of various colour spaces in both analog and digital environments. A combination of lectures, readings, and studio projects shape a broad understanding of both how colour has been used and how to use colour.

Prerequisite: JAV130H1/VIS130H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

VIS217H1 - Photobased (Chemical)

Photobased projects in which the fundamentals of optical-chemical mechanical photographic processes and technologies are integrated with concepts in contemporary photobased practice. Student must have 35mm camera that allows full manual control.

Prerequisite: JAV130H1/VIS130H1
Exclusion: FAS147H5
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

VIS218H1 - Photobased (Digital)

Photobased projects in which the fundamentals of optical-digital photographic processes and technologies are integrated with concepts in contemporary photobased practice.

Prerequisite: JAV130H1/VIS130H1
Exclusion: FAS147H5
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

VIS220H1 - Painting and the Subject

Representation and abstraction are investigated through the development of themes drawn from personal, social and cultural sources.

Prerequisite: JAV130H1/VIS130H1
Exclusion: FAS145H5
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

VIS240H1 - Introduction to Sound Art

Introduction to sound art through studio projects such as field recording, sound walks, and multi-channel sound installation. Focus on listening and history of the genre explored through presentations, field trips and readings.

Prerequisite: JAV130H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

VIS300H0 - Summer Studio Abroad

An intense travel program lead by an instructor, for advanced students to spend time in a foreign locale, conducting fieldwork, experiencing local arts programming and connecting with professionals.

Prerequisite: 1.0 credit at the 200-level in VIS courses and permission of instructor
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to students in any Specialist or Major in Visual Studies

VIS300Y0 - Summer Studio Abroad

An intense travel program lead by an instructor, for advanced students to spend time in a foreign locale, conducting fieldwork, experiencing local arts programming and connecting with professionals.

Prerequisite: 1.0 credit at the 200-level in VIS courses and permission of instructor
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to students in any Specialist or Major in Visual Studies

VIS301H1 - Painting: The Painted Edge

This studio based, project oriented course critically examines contemporary visual culture through painting.

Prerequisite: VIS201H1/VIS220H1, JAV200H1/VIS200H1
Exclusion: FAS245H5
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

VIS302H1 - The Moving Image: Advanced Projects

Students continue to develop their skills in pre-production, production and post-production of digital media used in moving image artworks. Emphasis is placed on the conceptual development of projects, with class discussions and individual meetings focusing on all stages of works-in-progress. Strategies for distribution, exhibition and funding are examined.

Prerequisite: JAV200H1/VIS200H1, VIS202H1/VIS203H1
Exclusion: FAS349Y5
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

VIS303H1 - Advanced Time-Based Installation

This project-based course advances students’ development in conceptualizing and producing time-based art installations, including studio experimentation and creation with audio, video, interactive performance, and other forms of time-based media used by contemporary artists, such as creative computation. Seminars, readings and writing prompts augment the self-directed projects produced by the students.

Prerequisite: VIS202H1 + VIS203H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

VIS306H1 - Site, Installation and 3D Construction

An investigation into the history and practice of site/installation and three dimensional fabrication through slide lectures, projects and seminar discussions. Earth works, large scale public projects, and site specific installations will be explored.

Prerequisite: JAV200H1/VIS200H1, VIS204H1
Exclusion: FAS348Y5
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

VIS307H1 - Art and Context

Applying art to the borders of other disciplines or issues within the university community, students develop projects with the objective of opening spaces for discourse: art as a transgressive device.

Prerequisite: 0.5 credit at the 200-level in VIS courses, JAV200H1/VIS200H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

VIS308H1 - Advanced Drawing: Experimental Practice

This course continues to build on VIS205H1 Drawing: Experimental Practices. Experimenting with a wide-ranging set of concepts, materials, techniques, and processes, students further explore the potential of drawing beyond its traditional and preconceived limits.

Prerequisite: JAV200H1/VIS200H1, VIS205H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

VIS309H1 - Advanced Printmaking

Seminars and studio projects give the more advanced students the opportunity to address issues of transformation in print technology.

Prerequisite: JAV200H1/VIS200H1, VIS206H1/VIS207H1
Exclusion: FAS334Y5
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

VIS310H1 - Imaging the Political

Studio projects complemented by seminars and readings examine plastic, social, and gender politics in contemporary visual art.

Prerequisite: 0.5 credit at the 200-level in VIS courses, JAV200H1/VIS200H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

VIS312H1 - Collage

An investigation of historical and contemporary art incorporating collage as a central methodology. The evolution of collage as a means of expression is explored through studio-based projects and lectures.

Prerequisite: 0.5 credit at the 200-level in VIS courses, JAV200H1/VIS200H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

VIS313H1 - The Body

This studio-based, open-media course challenges conventional ideas about the body by examining developments in technology, culture, and politics. Through projects, lectures and readings, this course considers the fluidity of concepts such as gender, beauty, and ability as interpreted through representations of the body.

Prerequisite: 0.5 credit at the 200-level in VIS courses, JAV200H1/VIS200H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

VIS318H1 - Integrated Photobased Explorations

Studio projects exploring contemporary photographic issues and practice; seminars and readings are integral.

Prerequisite: JAV200H1/VIS200H1, VIS217H1 + VIS218H1
Exclusion: FAS347Y5
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

VIS319H1 - Defining Landscapes

The concept of landscape is the entry point for investigating the relationship between people and their environments: landscape as both the source of inspiration and the vehicle of expression. Exploration through open media studio projects, written work, readings and seminars.

Prerequisite: 0.5 credit at the 200-level in VIS courses, JAV200H1/VIS200H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

VIS320H1 - Critical Curatorial Lab

Projects and seminars develop an understanding of curatorial and critical practice in contemporary visual and media arts.

Prerequisite: 0.5 credit at the 200-level in VIS courses, JAV200H1/VIS200H1
Exclusion: FAH451H5
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

VIS321H1 - Artists' Multiples

Production of artists multiples in various media is augmented with gallery and archive visits, screenings, and artist talks. Historical and contemporary technologies for reproduction are examined.

Prerequisite: 0.5 credit at the 200-level in VIS courses, JAV200H1/VIS200H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

VIS322H1 - The Constructed Image

Through research, concept development, as well as direct engagement with materials and processes, students will explore the constructed image and constructedness as an intersection of theory and practice.

Prerequisite: 0.5 credit at the 200-level in VIS courses, JAV200H1/VIS200H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

VIS323H1 - Painting: Contemporary Practice

Painting: Contemporary Practice introduces philosophical and theoretical issues raised by the conceptual relationship of painting to other artistic strategies and the contemporary environment. Studio work will be complemented by the study of advanced artists working in this medium.

Prerequisite: JAV200H1/VIS200H1, VIS220H1/VIS201H1
Exclusion: FAS245H5
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

VIS324H1 - The Aesthetics of Everyday Life

This interdisciplinary seminar course examines the aesthetic qualities of objects and experiences not usually considered by philosophers, including such things as sports, food, and weather.

Prerequisite: 0.5 credit at the 200-level in VIS courses, JAV200H1/VIS200H1
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

VIS325H1 - Contemporary Art Issues

Everything was contemporary once; this course explores the idea of contemporaneity. Students will be asked to identify themselves in the present-day landscape and to convey that awareness in seminar discussions and studio projects.

Prerequisite: 0.5 credit at the 200-level in VIS courses, JAV200H1/VIS200H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

VIS326H1 - Studio Practice

A project-based studio course in which each student works to advance and to articulate their visual arts practice, and to develop individual process, themes and influences, the articulation. Group critiques, seminars, reading and writing assignments. Open media, students must have access to own means of production.

Prerequisite: 1.0 credit at the 200-level in VIS courses, JAV200H1/VIS200H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

VIS327Y0 - Urban Studio: Hong Kong

Urban Studio uses the dynamic urban fabric of Hong Kong as a laboratory for art-making. Students will explore the city to develop visual research that examines social, spatial, and urban issues. The course consists of site research, field trips, guest speakers, and art production, and culminates in an informal public exhibition.

Prerequisite: JAV130H1/VIS130H1 (UTSC students: 1.0 FCE at either B or C level in studio)
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

VIS328H1 - Publishing Platforms

From manifestos for avant-garde art and architecture movements to contemporary digital exchanges, publishing has played an important role in both the development of aesthetic discourse and as a primary platform for creation. This course combines both the seminar format for looking at the history of publishing as well as a studio environment for participants who will create publishing platforms such as posters, journals, serial magazines, artists books, pamphlets, micro-presses, blogs, websites, and social media.

Prerequisite: JAV200H1/VIS200H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

VIS330H1 - Artists' Writings

A survey course of writings that artists have produced across history exploring all forms: manifestos, plays, novels, short stories, art reviews, theoretical, art historical, artist statements, and interventions. Artists writings are explored as a genre as well as gestures through which artists have entered a professional discourse. Students will explore various genres of writing in the course.

Prerequisite: JAV200H1/VIS200H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

VIS331H1 - Art Criticism

Criticism is a practice of writing distinct from academic argumentation or artists' writings, with a long history in periodicals, newspapers, and exhibition catalogues. The course surveys the genre to analyze key texts that have shaped the narrative of art leading to, and including, the current discourse. Students both read and write criticism in the course, experimenting with voice, rhetoric, and polemics.

Prerequisite: JAV200H1/VIS200H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

VIS332H1 - Advanced Critical Theory

A continuation of philosophic and theoretical writings first introduced in JAV200. Concepts in epistemology, psychoanalysis, socio-political thought, economic theory, visual culture, semiotics, material culture, feminism, queer studies, postcolonial theory, critical race theory, and indigenous studies are explored through primary texts.

Prerequisite: JAV200H1/VIS200H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

VIS340H1 - Advanced Sound Studio

Exploration and experimentation in advanced sound artworks. Building from projects first conducted in the intro prerequisite course, this course further considers architectural acoustics, politics of soundscapes, sonification and music in relation to contemporary art. Course content is composed of studio projects, presentations and seminars.

Prerequisite: VIS240H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

VIS399H1 - Research Opportunity Program

An opportunity for degree students in their third year in the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design to work on the research project of a professor in return for 0.5 course credit.

Prerequisite: 1.0 credit at the 300-level in VIS courses. An application must be submitted to the Program Director.
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to Daniels Faculty students

VIS399Y1 - Research Opportunity Program

An opportunity for degree students in their third year in the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design to work on the research project of a professor in return for 1.0 course credit.

Prerequisite: 1.0 credit at the 300-level in VIS courses. An application must be submitted to the Program Director.
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to Daniels Faculty students

VIS403H1 - Secondary Focus Project

A variety of projects developed in various media with a strong interdisciplinary focus.

Prerequisite: JAV200H1/VIS200H1, and permission of instructor
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to students in any Specialist or Major in Visual Studies

VIS404H1 - Independent Studies

Individual advanced projects undertaken under the supervision of Visual Studies Faculty. Student meets regularly with faculty supervisor who provides individual critiques of research and artworks produced. The course culminates in an exhibition of the artwork(s) produced over the course of the term.

Prerequisite: 1.0 credit at the 200-level in VIS courses, JAV200H1/VIS200H1, 1.0 credit at the 300-level in VIS courses, and permission of the Program Director
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to students in any Specialist or Major in Visual Studies

VIS405H1 - Visual Studies Internship

A one semester Internship provides placement at a gallery, media-arts centre, artist-run centre, artist, or publication with a focus on contemporary art practice

Prerequisite: 1.0 credit at the 200-level in VIS courses, JAV200H1/VIS200H1, 1.0 credit at the 300-level in VIS courses, and permission of the Program Director
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to students in any Specialist or Major in Visual Studies

VIS406H1 - Interventions: Art in Public Spaces

This course is an introduction into the complex process of public art. Through lectures, projects, seminars and field trips the student will develop a clearer understanding of the collaborative nature of public production around key issues such as advocacy, environmental ethics, and the sensual nature of space.

Prerequisite: 1.0 credit at the 200-level in VIS courses, JAV200H1/ VIS200H1, VIS306H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

VIS410H1 - Artist In Residence Master Class

Students work under the supervision of a visiting artist who provides the students with a full introduction to the specifics of her/his practice as an artist. A variety of media are explored specific to the visitors own practice. Seminars are augmented with critiques in response to assignments.

Prerequisite: 1.0 credit at the 200-level in VIS courses, JAV200H1/VIS200H1, 1.0 credit at the 300-level in VIS courses, and permission of the Program Director
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

VIS420H1 - Advanced Readings in Contemporary Art and Culture

A seminar course that investigates current issues in contemporary art. Focus is on contemporary theoretical readings and classic texts. The focus of topic changes each offering pending instructors research specialty and current issues.

Prerequisite: 0.5 credit at the 200-level in VIS courses, JAV200H1/VIS200H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

VIS421H1 - Institutions and Exhibitions

A course in which students engage a variety of exhibition types in their institutional context: government museums, artist-run centres (ARC), cultural non-profits, media distribution centres, tourist museums, commercial galleries, private museums, collectives, pop-ups, community centres, etc. Students conduct site visits and analyze the architecture, economic models, audience, and content of various institutions.

Prerequisite: 0.5 credit at the 200-level in VIS courses, JAV200H1/VIS200H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)
Enrolment Limits: This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

VIS430Y1 - Thesis Project (Critical Practices)

The culmination of the Critical Practices Specialist degree, this year-long course is composed of a Fall research session and Winter production session. Students determine which type of critical practice is to be undertaken over the course of the year with the instructor. Options include a written thesis on a historical or theoretical topic, the development of a publishing platform, or the production of an exhibition or screening program. Students are required to actively participate in all aspects of the course, including faculty-led class discussions, critiques, research, written thesis statement, and production.

Prerequisite: 1.0 credit at the 200-level in VIS courses, 1.0 credit at the 300-level in VIS courses
Exclusion: VIS401H1, VIS402H1, VIS431Y1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to students in the Specialist in Visual Studies: Critical Practices Stream and Major in Visual Studies (with permission of the Program Director)

VIS431Y1 - Thesis Project (Studio)

The culmination of the Specialist in Visual Studies: Studio Stream, this year-long course is composed of a Fall research session and Winter production session. Studio work and critical analysis are the basis for the mandatory final exhibition, normally occurring at the end of Winter term of works developed and produced over the year. Students are required to actively participate in all aspects of the course, including faculty-led class discussions, critiques, exhibition preparation, written thesis statement, and installation.

Prerequisite: 1.0 credit at the 200-level in VIS courses, 1.0 credit at the 300-level in VIS courses
Exclusion: VIS401H1, VIS402H1, VIS430Y1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Enrolment Limits: This course is restricted to students in the Specialist in Visual Studies: Studio Stream and Major in Visual Studies (with permission of the Program Director), and to students enrolled in the Visual Studies Specialist (AHSPE0660) or the Visual Studies Major (AHMAJ0660)