Last updated: September 7, 2004 @ 08:21AM

Studies in Arts and Culture

Director
Derek Knight

Undergraduate Officer
Sally Hickson

Co-operating faculty from:
Canadian Studies, Communications, Popular Culture and Film, Dramatic Arts, Music, Physical Education and Kinesiology, and Visual Arts

General Information

Administrative Assistant
Monika Lederich

905-688-5550, extension 3214
Thistle west 135
https://brocku.ca/finearts

The Centre for Studies in Arts and Culture, part of the School of Fine and Performing Arts, is concerned with the cultural production, reception and interpretation of the fine and performing arts. From the classics to popular culture, from ancient drawings and rituals to the avant- garde, from the modern to the postmodern, the products as well as our reading of individual or collaborative artistic endeavour examining the perspective of both cultural producer and audience. Through the critical analysis of works of art, dance, film, music or theatre, students will gain an awareness of the ways artistic media have functioned in the past or the new ways in which the arts continue to grow.

Our aim is to contribute to the vitality of the arts by developing informed audiences, consumers or critics who are engaged by interdisciplinary practice as well as the theories by which we interpret creative work, whether dance, digital image, music, theatre or the visual arts.

Ultimately, the Centre for Studies in Arts and Culture is dedicated to developing a context in which the contemporary artist, performer or art critic can examine pragmatic and theoretical approaches to understanding the creative process.

The Studies in Arts and Culture program is designed for students who wish to gain a critical view of contemporary culture from the perspectives of observer, creator and performer. Students are required to discuss their program with the Director.

Language Requirement for Humanities Majors

Students in the Centre for Studies in Arts and Culture are required to complete one credit in a language other than English. Where half-credit courses are used to satisfy the requirements, both half-credits must be in the same language. It is recommended that students fulfill this requirement by year 2.

Program Note
  1. In all 20 credit degree programs, at least 12 credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above, six of which must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above and of these, three must be numbered 3(alpha)90 or above. In all 15 credit degree programs, at least seven credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above, three of which must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above.

Honours Program

Year 1
·   Two credits from DART 1F93, MUSI 1F00, 1P11, 1P12, VISA 1F98
·   one credit from CANA 1F91, COMM 1F90, FILM 1F94
·   one language credit (see language requirement)
·   one Science context credit or one Social Science context credit
Year 2
·   Three credits from CANA 2P91, 2P92, DART 2F94, 2F97, PEKN 2P06, VISA 2F26, 2P50, 2P51
·   one credit from COMM 2F92, 2P54, 2P56, PCUL 2P20, 2P21
·   the Science context credit or Social Science context credit not taken in year 1
Year 3
·   Two credits from STAC 4F40, DART 3F94, MUSI 3P95, PEKN 3P06, 3P76, VISA 3P05, 3P06
·   one credit from FILM 2P95, 3P20, 3P21, 3P93 and 3P95 or 3P97 and 3P98
·   two elective credits
Year 4
·   STAC 4F40
·   three credits from STAC 4F99, DART 4F90, MUSI 3P95, PEKN 4P06, 4P13, VISA 3P90, 3P91
·   one credit from COMM 3P92, FILM 3P93 and 3P95 or 3P97 and 3P98, 4P30, 4P31, PCUL 3P96

Pass Program

Satisfactory completion of the first three years of the honours program entitles students to apply for a Pass degree.

Minor in Studies in Arts and Culture

Students in other disciplines can obtain a minor in Studies in Arts and Culture within their degree program by completing the following courses with a minimum 60 percent overall average:
·   Two credits from DART 1F93, MUSI 1F00, 1P11, 1P12, VISA 1F98
·   one credit from DART 2F94, 2F97, PEKN 2P06, 3P06, VISA 2P50, 2P51
·   one credit from STAC 4F40, DART 3F94, MUSI 3P95, PEKN 3P76, 4P06, 4P13, VISA 3P90, 3P91

Description of Courses

Note that not all courses are offered in every session. Refer to the applicable term timetable for details.

# Indicates a cross listed course
* Indicates primary offering of a cross listed course

Prerequisites and Restrictions

Students must check to ensure that prerequisites are met. Students may be deregistered, at the request of the instructor, from any course for which prerequisites and/or restrictions have not been met.
STAC 2M90-2M99
Special Studies in the Fine and Performing Arts
Studies of a particular artform (dance) or of a selected area across a range of forms (arts administration).
Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week.
Note: topics to be announced by the Centre.

STAC 4F40
Arts Administration
(also offered as DART 4F40 and VISA 4F40)
Development, organization and management of the arts.
Lectures, 3 hours per week.
Restriction: students must have a minimum of 10.0 overall credits.
Note: materials fee may be required.
Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in CCST 4F40 and THEA 4F40.

STAC 4F99
Honours Thesis
Critical, historical or creative project in the fine or performing arts of mutual interest to the student and the instructor.
Restriction: permission of the Director.
Note: students are urged to arrange and plan their projects in the spring for the following year.