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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)

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.

0.5 FCE at the 200-level in VIS courses, JAV200H1/ VIS200H1

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.

0.5 FCE at the 200-level in VIS courses, JAV200H1/ VIS200H1

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.

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 open to Daniels Faculty students and to students outside of the Faculty

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.

1.0 FCE at the 200-level in VIS courses, JAV200H1/ VIS200H1, VIS306H1

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

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.

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

VIS403H1 Secondary Focus Project

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

JAV200H1/ VIS200H1, and permission of instructor

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

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 VIS399H1 or VIS299Y1 course credit. An application must be submitted to the program director.

1.0 FCE at the 300-level in VIS courses

This course is restricted to Daniels Faculty students