Visa Announces New Concentration in Art History & Visual Culture

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Visa Announces New Concentration in Art History & Visual Culture

Published on April 29 2011


The Department of Visual Arts, part of the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts at Brock University, announces a new major in the History of Art and Visual Culture (HAVC). This complements our existing major in Studio Art. Students concentrating in History of Art and Visual Culture graduate with a BA Honours degree.

Students majoring in the History of Art and Visual Culture take courses that not only examine the development of artistic styles as well as the critical and aesthetic issues that these styles bring into play, but that look at the interaction of art with other forms of visual culture. Major artists and movements are related to artistic traditions as well as social, cultural and historical contexts with the goal of developing critical as well as aesthetic acumen and visual literacy. Students develop a keen understanding of artistic as well as popular forms of the visual in both contemporary and historical periods. With the choice of a major or minor in the History of Art and Visual Culture, as well as a Concentration in Curatorial Studies, students can explore the cultural, theoretical or practical methods involving the interpretation or exhibition of works of art. 

For more information click HERE to visit the 2011/2012 Brock Calendar page.

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