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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.

JAV130H1/ VIS130H1

This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

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

1.0 FCE at the 200-level in VIS courses, JAV200H1/ VIS200H1, 1.0 FCE at the 300-level in VIS courses, and permission of the Program Director

This course is restricted to students in any Specialist or Major in Visual Studies

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.

JAV120H1/ VIS120H1

This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

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.

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.

JAV130H1/ VIS130H1 (UTSC students: 1.0 FCE at either B or C level in studio)

This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

VIS203H1 Time-Based Installation

A studio course examining the particular properties of various time-based art forms, including audio and audio installation, video and video installation, interactive performance and other time-based media used by artists. Readings, gallery visits and screenings and presentations provide background to these art practices. Students produce projects responding to assignments.

JAV130H1/ VIS130H1

This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

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.

1.0 FCE at the 200-level in VIS courses, 1.0 FCE at the 300-level in VIS courses

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)

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...

1.0 FCE at the 200-level in VIS courses, 1.0 FCE at the 300-level in VIS courses

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)

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.

JAV200H1/ VIS200H1, VIS202H1/ VIS203H1

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.

JAV130H1/ VIS130H1

This course is open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty