2018-2019 Undergraduate Calendar

Studies in Arts and Culture  
Director Karin Di Bella Associate Professor Catherine Parayre Co-operating faculty from: Canadian Studies, Communication, Popular Culture and Film, Dramatic Arts, Geography, Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Music, and Visual Arts Academic Adviser Alisa Cunnington  
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Administrative Assistant Clara Suba 905-688-5550, extension 3270 Thistle Complex, TH 269D The Centre for Studies in Arts and Culture, part of the Marilyn I. Walker 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 program examines the products of, and our readings of, individual or collaborative artistic endeavours from the perspective of both the cultural producer and the audience. Through the critical analysis of works of art, dance, film, video, music, theatre or digital media, 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, video, 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. A student's program may be organized with a view to one of three emphases: arts and cultural management, intermedia and interdisciplinarity, and cultural critique and agency. Courses should be selected in consideration of these organizing principles. Students are required to discuss their program with the Director. Students may complete a Concentration in Cultural Management, offered in collaboration with the Faculty of Business, or a Concentration in Curatorial Studies, offered by the Department of Visual Arts, as part of their Studies in Arts and Culture Honours degree program. Students intending to work in the public sector for culture in Canada should have a working facility in the other official language.  
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1.  APCO 1P00, 1P50, COMM 2P63 and 3P63 are recommended.  
2.  PCUL 2P20 and 2P21 are recommended.  
3.  Students concentrating in Cultural Management complete two and one-half credits from this list.  
4.  Students concentrating in Cultural Management complete one and one-half credits from this list.  
5.  Students concentrating in Cultural Management complete two credits from this list, which must include STAC 3P93 or 4P01.  
6.  Students concentrating in Cultural Management complete one ENTR, MKTG or OBHR credit in place of this list.  
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In 20 credit degree programs a maximum of eight credits may be numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99; at least three credits must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above; at least three credits must be numbered 3(alpha)90 or above; and the remaining credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above.

In 15 credit degree programs a maximum of eight credits may be numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99; at least three credits must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above; and the remaining credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above.

In some circumstances, in order to meet university degree and program requirements, more than 15 or 20 credits may be taken.

 
Honours Program Go to top of document
Year 1
- Three credits from STAC 1P95, 1P98, 1P99, CANA 1F91, DART 1F95, 1P91, 1P92, IASC 1P02, MUSI 1F00, 1F10, VISA 1Q98 and 1Q99 (see program note 3)
- COMM 1F90 or FILM 1F94
- one Sciences context credit or one Social Sciences context credit
Year 2
- STAC 2P93 and 2P94
- two credits from STAC courses numbered 2(alpha)00 or above, CANA 2P91, 2P92, DART 2P96, 2P97, 2Q91, 2Q92, IASC 2P60, VISA 2P26, 2P27, 2P50, 2P51, 2P53, 2P88, 2P90, 2Q98, 3P52 (see program note 4)
- one credit from FILM 2P54, 2P56, 2P94, GEOG 2P03, 2P06, PCUL 2P20, 2P21, 2P93 (see program note 2)
- the Sciences context credit or Social Sciences context credit (not taken in year 1)
Year 3
- Two credits from STAC courses numbered 3(alpha)00 or above, CANA 3P15, DART 3Q91, 3Q92, MUSI 3P95, VISA 3P05, 3P06, VISA 3P41, 3P42, VISA 3P50
- one credit from STAC 3M00-3M09, FILM 2P91, 2P94, 3P20, 3P21, GEOG 2P03, 2P06, 3P41, 3P51, 3P99, SCLC 3P20
- two elective credits (see program note 1)
Year 4
- STAC 4F40 and 4P68
- two and one-half credits from STAC 3P92, 3P93, 3P95, 3P96, 3P97, 3P98, 3P99, 3Q91, 3V90-3V99, 4F41, 4F99, 4P01, 4P72, 4P90, 4V70-4V79, DART 4F90, MUSI 3P95, VISA 3P90, 3P91, 3V95-3V99, 4V70-4V79 (see program note 5)
- one credit from STAC 3M00-3M09, COMM 3P92, FILM 3P91, 3P93, 3P95, FILM 3P97 and 3P98, FILM 4P30, 4P31, 4P34, GEOG 3P51, 3P99, 4P84, PCUL 3P96 (see program note 6)
 
Pass Program Go to top of document
Satisfactory completion of the first three years of the honours program entitles students to apply for a Pass degree.  
Concentration Program Go to top of document
Concentration in Cultural Management Go to top of document
Students may earn a Concentration in Cultural Management by successfully completing the following courses as part of the academic work leading to a BA (Honours) in Studies in Arts and Culture: Year 1
- MGMT 1P93
Year 2
- ENTR 2P51 or FNCE 2P50
- MKTG 2P51 and 2P52
Year 3
- ENTR 2P51 or FNCE 2P50 (not taken in year 2)
- OBHR 2P51 and 2P52
- one-half credit from ENTR, MKTG, OBHR
Year 4
- STAC 4F40 and 4P68
- STAC 3P93 or 4P01
- one credit from ENTR, MKTG, OBHR
 
Concentration in Curatorial Studies Go to top of document
Consult the Visual Arts entry for a listing of program requirements.  
Minor in Studies in Arts and Culture Go to top of document
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:
- One credit from DART 1F95, 1P91, 1P92, MUSI 1F00, 1F10, STAC 1P98, 1P99, VISA 1Q98 and 1Q99
- STAC 2P93 and 2P94
- one credit from STAC courses numbered 2(alpha)00 to 3(alpha)99, VISA 2P50, 2P51, 2P53, 2P90, 3P08, 3P52
- one credit from STAC courses numbered 3(alpha)00 to 4(alpha)99, DART 3Q91, 3Q92, MUSI 3P95, VISA 3P05, 3P06, 3P50, 3P90, 3P91
 
Description of Courses Go to top of document
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  
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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 1P02 Web Media Production (also offered as IASC 1P02) Principles of website creation and design. Formatting, lists, images, links and tables with HTML. Web colour and graphics formats with Photoshop, Typography and layout with CSS. Button, rollovers and forms with JavaScript. Introduction to animation and sound. Usability, accessibility and interactivity. Creation of public interactive web based projects. Lab, tutorial, 4 hours per week. Restriction: open to IASC (single or combined) majors until date specified in Registration guide. #STAC 1P95 Digital Foundation (also offered as IASC 1P95 and VISA 1P95) Technical foundations of digital images, media methods and concepts including web-based, digital photography, image processing software and printing; foundations of digital media in video, audio and computational production and post-production. Contemporary digital practices within the broader history of visual and media arts. Lectures, lab, 5 hours per week. Restriction: open to VISA (single or combined) and VISA (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors until date specified in Registration guide. After that date open to STAC, COSC (single or combined), IASC (single or combined), MCMN, VISA (single or combined) and VISA (Honours) BEd (intermediate/senior) majors. Note: students will need additional materials. Field trips may be required. Students are expected to pay their own expenses. Due to space limitations, audits are not permitted in studio classes. STAC 1P98 Language for the Arts Development of writing skills through the reporting of arts and culture. Examples may include photography, visual arts, new media art, performance, music, and dramatic arts. Lectures/seminar, 1.5 hours in class, 1.5 hours online per week. Note: Materials fee or event fee may be required. *STAC 1P99 The Culture of Noise (also offered as IASC 1P99 and VISA 1P99) Role of Noise in music, social space and art. Exploration of discursive issues concerning the value of sound studies. Lectures/seminar, 3 hours, online, 3 hours, alternate weeks. Note: enrolment limited to 24 students. Materials fee is required. Offered online and face-to-face during Spring session. #STAC 2F05 Introduction to Sculpture (also offered as VISA 2F05) Fundamentals of three-dimensional work: design, construction and formal analysis. Emphasizing modelling techniques and principles of assemblage including mold or form making, casting and fabrication. Lectures, studio work, 10 hours per week. Restriction: open to VISA (single or combined) and VISA (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) until date specified in Registration guide. After that date open to STAC, VISA (single or combined) and VISA (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors. Note: offered in Spring session only. Materials fee required. Students may need additional materials which they must supply. Field trips may be required. Students are expected to pay their own expenses. 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 of Studies in Arts and Culture. #STAC 2P00 Music of the World's Peoples (also offered as MUSI 2P00) Exploration of music as part of culture through the study of diverse musical traditions (music of the Middle East, Far East, India, Aboriginal North America) including analysis of representative vocal and instrumental forms. Topics may include music's role in religion, ritual, economics and politics. Lectures, 3 hours per week. #STAC 2P03 Painting Fundamentals (also offered as VISA 2P03) Fundamentals of painting introduction to colour theory, media and methods. Lectures, studio work, 5 hours per week. Restriction: open to VISA (single or combined) and VISA (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors until date specified in Registration guide. After that date open to STAC, VISA (single or combined) and VISA (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors. Prerequisite(s): one credit from VISA 1P93 (minimum 60 percent), 1P94 (minimum 60 percent), 1P95 (minimum 60 percent), 1P96 (minimum 60 percent) or permission of the instructor. VISA 1P93 recommended. Note: materials fee required. Students may need additional materials, which they must supply. Field trips may be required. Students are expected to pay their own expenses. Due to space limitations, audits are not permitted in studio classes. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in VISA 2P02. #STAC 2P04 Figurative Painting (also offered as VISA 2P04) Fundamentals of conceiving and painting the figure: introduction to the anatomic, narrative and expressive concepts of the human form. Lectures, studio work, 5 hours per week. Restriction: open to VISA (single or combined) and VISA (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors until date specified in Registration guide. After that date open to STAC, VISA (single or combined) and VISA (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors. Prerequisite(s): VISA 2P03 (2P02) or permission of the instructor. Note: materials fee required. Students may need additional materials, which they must supply. Field trips may be required. Students are expected to pay their own expenses. Due to space limitations, audits are not permitted in studio classes. #STAC 2P61 Website Creation (also offered as APCO 2P61 and VISA 2P61) Creative approaches to basic technical and design foundations of website design and development. Processing and management of images and other media assets, structuring websites, development tools and applications, web hosting and dissemination strategies. Contemporary web-based art practices within the broader history of cultural production. Lectures, lab, 5 hours per week. Restriction: open to STAC, VISA (single or combined) and VISA (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors until date specified in Registration guide. After that date open to STAC, VISA (single or combined), VISA (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors and APCO minors. Prerequisite(s): VISA 1P95 (minimum 60 percent) and 1P96 (minimum 60 percent) or permission of the instructor. Note: students will need additional materials, which they must supply. Field trips may be required. Students are expected to pay their own expenses. VISA 1P95 recommended. Due to space limitations, audits are not permitted in studio classes. #STAC 2P80 Italian Cinema and its Influences (also offered as ITAL 2P80) Major film directors and cultural trends in Italian cinema. Influence of Italian film on America directors such as Woody Allen and Francis Ford Coppola. Films studied include those by De Sica, Rossellini, Fellini, Antonioni, Bertolucci, Wertmüller, Amelio, Moretti and Sorrentino. Lectures, 3 hours per week, plus film lab. Note: given in English. No knowledge of Italian required. *STAC 2P93 Critical Practice in the Fine and Performing Arts (also offered as IASC 2P93) Interdisciplinary approach to key ideas about music, art, dance and drama through critical readings and guided exposure to selected public fine and performing art events. Exploration of issues in aesthetics and criticism using varied theoretical approaches. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one of CANA 1F91, DART 1F91 (1F93), IASC 1F01 (1F00), MUSI 1F10, VISA 1Q98 and 1Q99 or permission of the instructor. Note: event attendance is required; events fees required. *STAC 2P94 Embodied Text: Art Beyond the Artifact (also offered as IASC 2P94) How art and artifacts function outside the conventions associated with words, texts, paintings and scores. Experiencing musical, visual, movement, and theatre vocabularies through exploration of spatial/temporal/aesthetic/embodied forms of art in performance. Seminar, workshop, 4 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one of CANA 1F91, DART 1F91 (1F93), IASC 1F01 (1F00), MUSI 1F10, VISA 1Q98 and 1Q99 or permission of the instructor. #STAC 2P96 Introductions to 3D Modelling and Animation (also offered as COSC 2P96 and VISA 2P96) Concepts and skills of 3D modelling and rendering using Autodesk Maya. Approaches to building models, using texturizing, lighting, cameras and renderings as well basic animation techniques. Relevant historical and theoretical perspectives on 3D and virtuality situating 3D within the creative process and broader critical practices in cultural production. Lectures, lab, 5 hours per week. Restriction: open to STAC, COSC (single or combined), IASC (single or combined), VISA (single or combined) and VISA (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors until date specified in Registration guide. Prerequisite(s): one credit from four COSC credits, IASC 1F01 (1F00), VISA 1P93 (minimum 60 percent), 1P94 (minimum 60 percent), 1P95 (minimum 60 percent), 1P96 (minimum 60 percent) or permission of the instructor. Note: students will need additional materials and equipment, which they must supply. Field trips may be required. Students are expected to pay their own expenses. VISA 1P95 recommended. Due to space limitations, audits are not permitted in studio classes. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in IASC 2P96. #STAC 2P97 Digital Video Art (also offered as IASC 2P97 and VISA 2P97) Concepts of basic videography and its applications within conceptual and aesthetic studio practice. Camera work, composition and lighting; digital video and audio editing, special effects, composing, text and titling, and DV output. Critical analysis of recent and contemporary film and video practices. Lectures, lab, 5 hours per week. Restriction: open to STAC, IASC (single or combined), VISA (single or combined) and VISA (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors until date specified in Registration guide. Prerequisite(s): one credit from IASC 1F01 (1F00), VISA 1P93 (minimum 60 percent), 1P94 (minimum 60 percent), 1P95 (minimum 60 percent), 1P96 (minimum 60 percent), or permission of the instructor. Note: materials fee required. Students may need additional materials and equipment, which they must supply. Field trips may be required. Students are expected to pay their own expenses. VISA 1P95 recommended. Students with credit in FILM 2F98 may register. Contact Visual Arts Department. Due to space limitations, audits are not permitted in studio classes. #STAC 2P98 Intermedia (also offered as IASC 2P98 and VISA 2P98) Approaches to the conceptualization and production of video, sound generation, multimedia environments, performance, interactive and installation art. Lectures, lab, 5 hours per week. Restriction: open to STAC, IASC (single or combined), VISA (single or combined) and VISA (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors until date specified in Registration guide. Prerequisite(s): one credit from IASC 1F01 (1F00), VISA 1P93 (minimum 60 percent), 1P94 (minimum 60 percent), 1P95 (minimum 60 percent), 1P96 (minimum 60 percent) or permission of the instructor. Note: students will need additional materials and equipment, which they must supply. Field trips may be required. Students are expected to pay their own expenses. VISA 1P95 recommended. Due to space limitations, audits are not permitted in studio classes. #STAC 2P99 Introduction to Sound Design (also offered as IASC 2P99 and VISA 2P99) Approaches to the conceptualization and production of sound recording, notation, field-recording, foley arts, soundtrack production, experimental music and performance and contemporary sound art. Lectures, lab, 5 hours per week. Restriction: open to VISA (single or combined) and VISA (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors until date specified in Registration guide. After that date open to STAC, IASC (single or combined), VISA (single or combined) and VISA (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors until date specified in Registration guide. Prerequisite(s): one credit from IASC 1F01 (1F00), VISA 1P93 (minimum 60 percent), 1P94 (minimum 60 percent), 1P95 (minimum 60 percent), 1P96 (minimum 60 percent) or permission of the instructor. Note: students may need additional materials and equipment, which they must supply. Field trips may be required. Students are expected to pay their own expenses. VISA 1P95 recommended. Students with credit in FILM 2F98 may register. Contact Visual Arts Department. Due to space limitations, audits are not permitted in studio classes. #STAC 2Q90 Digital Archives: Construction, Scholarship and Functionality Digital archives, their functionality, development and role in Humanities research. Sites studied will range from library collections to single authors and artist projects, including museum and audio archives. Engagement in the creation of a digital archive. Lectures, lab, 3 hours per week. Restriction: students must have a minimum of 5.0 overall credits or permission of instructor. Note: given in English. No knowledge of Italian required. #STAC 2Q95 Introduction to Interactive Media (also offered as IASC 2Q95 and VISA 2Q95) Concepts and creation in electronic media enabled by physical interaction between a user/viewer and a sculpture, installation, sound and video environment or wearable media. Fundamental concepts of voltage, current and resistance. Use of simple circuits, sensors and switches, software interfaces and basic microprocessors. Lectures, lab, 5 hours per week. Restriction: open to STAC, VISA (single or combined) and VISA (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors until date specified in Registration guide. After that date open to STAC, IASC (single or combined), VISA (single or combined) and VISA (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors. Prerequisite(s): one of four COSC credits, two IASC credits, one credit from VISA 1P93 (minimum 60 percent), 1P94 (minimum 60 percent), 1P95 (minimum 60 percent), 1P96 (minimum 60 percent or permission of the instructor. Note: no previous experience in electronics required. Students might need additional materials and equipment, which they must supply. Field trips may be required. Students are expected to pay their own expenses. VISA 1P95 recommended. Due to space limitations, audits are not permitted in studio classes. #STAC 3F96 Interdisciplinary Workshop (also offered as DART 3F96, IASC 3F96 and VISA 3F96) Advanced studio workshop in interdisciplinary studio practices, including video, performance, audio and conceptual art, interventions and other time-based or experimental media. Projects involve collaboration and investigation of alternatives in public dissemination of artworks. Lectures, studio work, reading, off-campus projects, 5 hours per week. Restriction: open to STAC, DART (single or combined), IASC (single or combined), VISA (single or combined) and VISA (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors until date specified in Registration guide or permission of the instructor. Prerequisite(s): one credit from VISA 2P61 (minimum 60 percent), 2P96 (minimum 60 percent), 2P97 (minimum 60 percent), 2P98 (minimum 60 percent), 2P99 (minimum 60 percent) or permission of the instructor. Note: students will need additional materials which they must supply. Field trips may be required. Students are expected to pay their own expenses. STAC 3M00-3M09 Arts and Culture Studies Abroad Unique cultural, architectural or regional setting examined through the eye of the visual and/or performing artist, critic or art historian utilizing the host country's/city's institutional resources, museums and galleries. Restriction: permission of the Director. Prerequisite(s): one STAC credit; one credit from DART, VISA or permission of the instructor. for students with an interest in studio and performance and arts histories (including dramatic arts, music, visual arts). *STAC 3P01 Media Transformations in The Creative Arts (also offered as IASC 3P01 and VISA 3P01) The trajectory and influences of new media on the development of and discourses in 20th Century and contemporary creative production including the arts, broadcast, film, video, and electronic arenas such as the internet, games and interactive media. Overview of fundamental concepts, practices and language. Consideration of aesthetics, production, script and story, direction, authorship, collaborative process and distribution. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): two STAC, COMM, ENGL, IASC, VISA, WRDS (WRIT) credits or permission of the instructor. #STAC 3P08 Gender and Art (also offered as VISA 3P08 and WGST 3P08) Gender and identity politics in art and visual culture. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): VISA 1Q98 (minimum 60 percent) and 1Q99 (minimum 60 percent) or permission of the instructor. Note: field trips may be required. Students are expected to pay their own expenses. *STAC 3P14 Dramatic Creation for Contemporary Cultural Practice (also offered as DART 3P14, IASC 3P14 and VISA 3P14) Components of dramatic story. Understanding character, dramatic action, structure, direction, improvisation, tempo, rhythm, voice and body potential. Theory and practical application in projects for creators in the arts, media and film. Seminar, workshop 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): two STAC, COMM, DART, IASC, VISA credits or permission of the instructor. Note: enrolment limited to 18 students. Materials fee required. Students might need additional materials, which they must supply. Students will not receive earned credit for STAC 3P14 if DART 3F50, 3P53 or 3P92 have been successfully completed. #STAC 3P92 Imitation in Art and Culture (also offered as VISA 3P92) History and theory of imitation in Western Art and visual culture from Plato to postmodernism. Lectures, seminar 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): VISA 1Q98 (minimum 60 percent) and 1Q99 (minimum 60 percent) or permission of the instructor. Note: field trips may be required. Students are expected to pay their own expenses. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in LART 3P92. *STAC 3P93 Producing a Performance Event (also offered as DART 3P93) Functions of management: planning, organizing, leading and controlling in creation of a performance-based cultural event. Budget development, site selection and development, co-ordination of creative and production priorities, marketing, publicity and fund-raising, and analysis of measurement tools. Lectures, lab, 4 hours per week. Restriction: students must have a minimum of 10.0 overall credits and permission of the instructor. Note: materials fee and field trip fee may be required. STAC 3P95 Advanced Tutorial in Studies in Arts and Culture Advanced study in any area of mutual interest to the student and the instructor. Restriction: permission of a faculty supervisor. Note: a written proposal must be approved by the Centre before registration. Materials fee may be required. May occur off campus. Students are expected to pay their own expenses. STAC 3P96 Landscape Culture Nature in the arts. Historical practice and contemporary expression in all art forms. Landscape theory, garden history, environmental art, public art and artist's gardens. Hybridization of methodologies: conceptual, horticultural, landscape design and landscape architecture. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits or permission of the instructor. Note: event attendance and event fees may be required. #STAC 3P97 Appropriation in Art and Culture (also offered as VISA 3P97) Authorship and appropriation in art and visual culture. Topics include the historical development of the notions of the artist, copyright and plagiarism, quotation, parody and intertextuality, the role of found objects, collage and montage, and the significance of digital technologies. Historical and contemporary examples from a wide range of media. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): VISA 1Q98 (minimum 60 percent) and VISA 1Q99 (minimum 60 percent) or permission of the instructor. Note: field trips may be required. Students are expected to pay their own expenses. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in LART 3P97. #STAC 3P98 Reporting Arts and Culture (also offered as WRDS 3P98) Contexts, genres, conventions and practices of arts journalism in Canada; critical reading of selected texts in arts journalism; practical experience researching and writing arts news, reviews, features, and publicity for print and electronic media. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): two credits numbered 2(alpha)00 or above in STAC, COMM, ENGL, PCUL, WRDS (WRIT) or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in WRIT 3P98. #STAC 3P99 Interpretive and Critical Writing in the Arts (also offered as VISA 3P99 and WRDS 3P99) Principles and methodologies for the written presentation and representation of works of art, artists' practice and events within general and specific disciplinary contexts, discourses and frameworks. Examples from across the arts; practice based projects from real world events and performances. Orientation to specialized publics in print and other media. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: students must have a minimum 10.0 overall credits or permission of the instructor. Note: event attendance is required; events fees required. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in WRIT 3P99. #STAC 3Q91 Research Seminar in Visual Art (also offered as VISA 3Q91) Major individual research project exploring critical knowledge of contemporary practices in cultural production including historical trajectories and major practitioners. Development of research processes from conceptualization and literature review to presentation and communication of project outcome. Lectures, seminar/lab, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to STAC, VISA (single or combined) and VISA (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors until date specified in Registration guide. Students must have a minimum 75 percent major average and a minimum 9.0 overall credits. Prerequisite(s): VISA 1Q98 and 1Q99, two History of Art and Visual Culture credits or permission of the instructor. Note: offered in a blended format: face to face meetings, presentations and online seminar/labs. Open to studio practitioners and visual culture/art historical/curatorial researchers. Additional materials may be required, which students must supply. Field trips may be required. Students are expected to pay their own expenses. STAC 3V90-3V99 Special Studies in the Fine and Performing Arts Interdisciplinary study of specific issues within the fine and performing arts. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: students must have a minimum of 10.0 overall credits. Note: topics to be announced; materials fee may be required. *STAC 4F40 Arts Management (also offered as DART 4F40 and VISA 4F40) Effective management of arts organizations to fulfill social and artistic mandates. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to STAC, CANA, DART (single or combined), DART (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior), VISA (single or combined) and VISA (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors until date specified in Registration guide. Students must have a minimum of 14.0 overall credits or permission of the instructor. Note: materials fee may be required. #STAC 4F41 Curatorial Studies Practicum (also offered as VISA 4F41) Practical application of the critical and theoretical aspects of curating. Research and organization of an exhibition from proposal, thesis, work-plan, budget, marketing and program plan to dissemination and presentation of works of art within a professional gallery. Lectures, seminar, lab, 6 hours per week Restriction: open to STAC, VISA (single or combined) and VISA (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors until date specified in Registration guide. Students must have a minimum of 10.0 overall credits. Prerequisite(s): VISA 3P42. Note: field trips may be required. Students are expected to pay their own expenses. 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. *STAC 4P01 Creating Social Value from Material Culture (also offered as IASC 4P01 and VISA 4P01) Theory and practice of creating social value from material culture. Curatorial and interpretive practice in public institutions focusing on art, human and natural history, and science and technology. Informal learning theory, authority structures and community engagement, audience segmentation and selection, exhibit design, and collections development within social and political contexts. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: students must have a minimum 10.0 overall credits or permission of the instructor. Note: event attendance may be required. Events fees may be required. *STAC 4P68 Arts, Heritage and Culture: Public Policy and Governance (also offered as DART 4P68 and VISA 4P68) Examination of federal, provincial and municipal intervention in and support for the fine and performing arts and their cultural production. Strategies for effective engagement of policy through governance and philanthropy. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to STAC, CANA, DART (single or combined), DART (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior), VISA (single or combined) and VISA (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors until date specified in Registration guide. Students must have a minimum of 14.0 overall credits. Note: materials fee may be required. *STAC 4P72 High and Low Art: Intersections, Exchanges and Flows (also offered as IASC 4P72 and VISA 4P72) The exchange between high art and entertainment, considering intertextuality and cultural appropriation; the changing role of museums and community-based arts; and the migration of values and tastes between market-driven and not-for-profit cultural outcomes. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: students must have a minimum 14.0 overall credits or permission of the instructor. Note: event attendance is required; event fees required. #STAC 4P90 Forbidden Knowledge, Dangerous Art (also offered as VISA 4P90) Works of art and other cultural objects that were banned or challenged for religious, moral or political reasons. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): VISA 1Q98 (minimum 60 percent) and VISA 1Q99 (minimum 60 percent) or permission of the instructor. Note: students may need field trip expenses which they must supply. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in LART 4P90. STAC 4V70-4V79 Advanced Studies in Arts and Culture  
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