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 Degree Regulations

Division of Fine Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees are available in Theatre and in Visual Arts. Students completing a Fine Arts degree are not required to follow the Grenfell Campus Core program requirements. The Minor Program is available in Art History.
 
 

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts)

The 120 credit hour, 40 course program may be completed on a full-time basis as set out under Table 9 Bachelor of Fine Arts
(Visual Arts) and Table 10 Suggested Program of Study for the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts)
The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) degree program is a professional program designed to educate and train the student in the history, theory and practice of the Visual Arts. Courses are offered in Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Photography, Multi- media, Digital Imaging and Digital Multi-Media, and Art History. The curriculum is devised with the aim of producing well-rounded generalists with a solid grounding in all aspects of the Visual Arts. It illustrates the philosophy that artistic freedom and creative expression require both technical skill and intellectual vision, acquired through a disciplined application of effort and a critical awareness of artistic issues, past and present.
 
In addition to Studio and Art History courses, the student will take a number of appropriate academic courses from disciplines other than Visual Arts, chosen in consultation with the Program Chair. It is intended that academic courses be chosen which will enhance the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) program and provide, as far as possible, a broad exposure to the liberal arts. The first year of the program consists of intensive foundation of co-requisite courses in Drawing, Two-Dimensional Design and Three-Dimensional Design in preparation for Introductory studio courses in the second year and intermediate studio courses in the third year. In the fourth year, the 4950/4951 studio courses are conducted as tutorials, that is, students will work independently on projects and confer regularly with instructors.
 
It is recognized that students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) program must have occasional opportunities to view important works of art first-hand. Arrangements will therefore be made where possible for students to visit major art centres.
 
The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) program is rigorous and demanding and it is assumed that students will normally be enrolled for full-time study. A student who withdraws from a course may put his/her program in jeopardy or be unable to complete the degree in the normally allotted time. Where circumstances warrant, any prerequisite(s) or co-requisite(s) for Visual Arts courses may be waived by the Program Chair. Any Visual Arts regulations may be waived by the Committee on Undergraduate Studies upon request of the Program Chair.
 
Studio courses are offered in the following subjects: Drawing, Two-dimensional design, Three-dimensional design, Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Printmedia, Photography, Multi-media, Digital Imaging and Digital Multi-media. Courses in a studio subject consist of four hours of practical work in a studio class each week. Assigned projects will require that considerable additional studio work be done outside scheduled class time. Students will supply their own art materials. Some courses may not be offered every year. Please consult with the Fine Arts Division prior to registration to confirm course offerings.
 
One work of art done during the fourth year will be selected by the Visual Arts Program, in consultation with the student, and retained for the permanent collection of the Campus.
 
Table 9 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts)
 
Required Courses
Elective Courses
6 credit hours in English courses
Visual Arts 2700 and 2701 and an additional 18 credit hours in Art History
Visual Arts 1500 and 1501, Visual Arts 1510 and 1511, Visual Arts 1520 and 1521; Visual Arts 2000 and 2001
18 credit hours in Studio Courses at the 2000 level
18 credit hours in Studio Courses at the 3000 level
6 additional credit hours in Studio electives at 2000 or 3000 level
Visual Arts 4950 and 4951
18 credit hours in academic elective courses chosen from Disciplines other than Visual Arts
 
Table 10 Suggested Program of Study for the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts)
 
Year 1 - Foundation Year
Drawing I and II (Visual Arts 1500 and 1501) Two-D Design I & II (Visual Arts 1510 and 1511) Three-D Design I & II (Visual Arts 1520 and 1521)
6 credit hours in Art History Survey I, II (Visual Arts 2700 and
2701)
6 credit hours in English
Year 2
Second Year Drawing I, II (2000/2001)
12 additional credit hours in 2000 level Studio Courses
6 credit hours in Art History Courses
6 credit hours in Academic Electives to be chosen in consultation with the Academic Advisor
Year 3
12 credit hours in 3000 level Studio Courses
6 credit hours in 2000 level Studio Courses
6 credit hours in Art History Courses
6 credit hours in Academic Electives to be chosen in consultation with the Academic Advisor
Year 4
Independent Projects in Studio I, II (4950/4951) 3 credit hours each
6 credit hours in 3000 level Studio Courses
6 credit hours in Art History Courses
6 credit hours in Academic Electives to be chosen in consultation with the Academic Advisor
 
7.3.3 Minor Program Offered by the Division of Fine Arts
The Art History Minor Program is applicable to all programs offered by Grenfell Campus expect for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree programs.

Art History Minor
Visual Arts 2700 and 2701

 

 

Table 11 Minor Program Offered by the Division of Fine Arts
18 credit hours in Art History at the 3000- or 4000-level
 

Visual Arts

Visual Arts courses are designated by VART.
 
12.34.1 1st Year
1000 Introduction to Two-Dimensional Media is an introduction to two- dimensional media (design, drawing and painting) that will provide students with both studio experience and an increased sensitivity to aesthetic concerns. Students will investigate design principles through an exploration of visual fundamentals. The course will also cover basic drawing, including drawing from life and will introduce the study of colour through the use of a variety of media. These concepts will be explored through lecture and/or studio experiences. Students are not expected to have previous drawing or art experience.
AR: attendance is required
OR: 3 hours of studio per week
UL: not applicable towards theBachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) degree
 
1001 Introduction to Process Based Media is an introduction to process- based media that will provide students with both studio experience and an increased sensitivity to aesthetic concerns. Students will be shown the fundamental concepts of a variety of process-based media with selections being made from the media of printmaking, sculpture and photo media (photography, digital imaging, performance, video). These concepts will be explored through lecture and/or studio experiences. Students are not expected to have previous art experience.
AR: attendance is required
OR: 3 hours of studio per week
UL: not applicable towards theBachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) degree
 
1500 Drawing I is the fundamentals of drawing with study of line, tone, shape, volume, form, texture, space. Emphasis on drawing the human figure and studio practice.
AR: attendance is required
CO: VART 1510 and VART 1520
CR: the former VART 100A/B OR: 4 hours of studio per week
 
1501 Drawing II is a continuation of work begun in Drawing I. AR: attendance is required
CO: VART 1511 and VART 1521
CR: the former VART 100A/B OR: 4 hours of studio per week PR: VART 1500
 
1510 Two-Dimensional Design and Media I is the exploration of two- dimensional surface, spatial organization and media through studio practice.
AR: attendance is required
CO: VART 1500 and VART 1520
CR: the former VART 110A/B OR: 4 hours of studio per week
 
1511 Two Dimensional Design and Media II is a continuation of work begun in Two Dimensional Design and Media I
AR: attendance is required
CO: VART 1501 and VART 1521
CR: the former VART 110A/B OR: 4 hours of studio per week PR: VART 1510
 
1520 Three-Dimensional Design and Media I is the exploration three- dimensional form, spatial organization and media through studio practice.
AR: attendance is required
CO: VART 1500 and VART 1510
CR: the former VART 120A/B OR: 4 hours of studio per week
 
1521 Three Dimensional Design and Media II is a continuation of work begun in Three Dimensional Design and Media I.
AR: attendance is required
CO: VART 1501 and VART 1511
CR: the former VART 120A/B OR: 4 hours of studio per week PR: VART 1520
 
12.34.2 2nd Year
2000  Second  Year  Drawing  I  is  development  of  drawing  skills  with emphasis on the human figure and studio problems.
AR: attendance is required
OR: 4 hours of studio per week
PR: VART 1500 and VART 1501, VART 1510 and VART 1511, VART1520 and VART 1521
 
2001 Second Year Drawing II is a continuation of the work begun in VART
2000.
AR: attendance is required
OR: 4 hours of studio per week
PR: VART 2000
 
2100  Introductory  Painting  I  is  painting  media  applied  to  problems  of spatial structure, light, colour, volume and surface relationships.
AR: attendance is required
OR: 4 hours of studio per week
PR: VART 1500 and VART 1501, VART 1510 and VART 1511, VART1520 and VART 1521
 
2101 Introductory Painting II is a continuation of the work begun in VART
2100.
AR: attendance is required
OR: 4 hours of studio per week
PR: VART 2100
 
2200 Introductory Sculpture I is development of accurate and expressive control of three-dimensional media.
AR: attendance is required
OR: 4 hours of studio per week
PR: VART 1500 and VART 1501, VART 1510 and VART 1511, VART1520 and VART 1521
 
2201 Introductory Sculpture II is a continuation of the work begun in VART
2200.
AR: attendance is required
OR: 4 hours of studio per week
PR: VART 2200
 
2300 Introductory Printmaking I - inactive course.
 
2301 Introductory Printmaking II - inactive course.
 
2310 Introductory Printmaking: Relief is an intensive exploration of Relief
Printmaking concepts and techniques using wood and lino. AR: attendance is required
OR: 4 hours of studio per week
PR: VART 1500 and VART 1501, VART 1510 and VART 1511, VART1520 and VART 1521
 
2311 Introductory Printmaking: Intaglio is an intensive exploration of Intaglio Printmaking concepts and techniques. Also includes monoprint and collograph experience.
AR: attendance is required
OR: 4 hours of studio per week
PR: VART 1500 and VART 1501, VART 1510 and VART 1511, VART1520 and VART 1521
 
2320 Introductory Printmaking: Serigraphy is an intensive exploration of
Serigraphic Printmaking concepts and techniques. AR: attendance is required
OR: 4 hours of studio per week
PR: VART 1500 and VART 1501, VART 1510 and VART 1511, VART1520 and VART 1521
 
2321 Introductory Printmaking: Lithography is an intensive exploration of
Lithographic Printmaking concepts and techniques. AR: attendance is required
OR: 4 hours of studio per week
PR: VART 1500 and VART 1501, VART 1510 and VART 1511, VART1520 and VART 1521
 
2400 Introductory Photography I is basic technique of black and white photography including negative exposure, film development and print production.
AR: attendance is required
OR: 4 hours of studio per week
PR: VART 1500 and VART 1501, VART 1510 and VART 1511, VART1520 and VART 1521
 
2401 Introductory Photography II is a continuation of the work begun in
VART 2400.
AR: attendance is required
OR: 4 hours of studio per week
PR: VART 2400
 
2600 Introductory Digital Imaging I is an introduction to the computer as an art-making tool. Computer basics. Creation acquisition, manipulation and output of digital images using several applications.
AR: attendance is required
OR: 4 hours of studio per week
PR: VART 1500 and VART 1501, VART 1510 and VART 1511, VART1520 and VART 1521
 
2601 Introductory Digital Imaging II is a continuation of the work begun in VART 2600. Students will learn to create original artworks directly on the computer and how to incorporate images from other sources using a colour scanner. The ethics, aesthetics and theory of digital image-making for artists will also be addressed.
AR: attendance is required
OR: 4 hours of studio per week
PR: VART 2600
 
2900-2909 Special Topics in Visual Arts is a range of introductory topics that might include: Textile Practices, Japanese Woodblock, Introduction to Time Based Media.
AR: attendance is required
OR: 4 hours of studio per week
PR: VART 1500 and VART 1501, VART 1510 and VART 1511, VART
1520 and VART 1521, VART 2700, VART 2701, and permission of the Program Chair
 
12.34.3 3rd Year
3000 Intermediate Drawing I is further development of drawing skills. AR: attendance is required
OR: 4 hours of studio per week
PR: VART 2001
 
3001 Intermediate Drawing II is a continuation of the work begun in VART
3000.
AR: attendance is required
OR: 4 hours of studio per week
PR: VART 3000
3100  Intermediate  Painting  I  is  continued  development  of  painting stressing personal expression and critical awareness.
AR: attendance is required
OR: 4 hours of studio per week
PR: VART 2101
 
3101 Intermediate Painting II is a continuation of VART 3100. AR: attendance is required
OR: 4 hours of studio per week
PR: VART 3100
 
3200 Intermediate Sculpture I is continued development of skills in sculpture media.
AR: attendance is required
OR: 4 hours of studio per week
PR: VART 2201
 
3201 Intermediate Sculpture II is a continuation of VART 3200. AR: attendance is required
OR: 4 hours of studio per week
PR: VART 3200
 
3300 Intermediate Printmedia I is projects in Printmedia. The course will introduce contemporary printing technologies and media applications in conjunction with development of personal expression and critical awareness in the use of printmedia.
AR: attendance is required
CR: the former VART 3310 and 3320
OR: 4 hours of studio per week
PR: 6 credit hours from any of VART 2310, 2311, 2320, 2321
 
3301 Intermediate Printmedia II is projects in Printmedia. In consultation with the instructor students will select the medium or combination of media in which to work.
AR: attendance is required
CR: the former VART 3311 and VART 3321
OR: 4 hours of studio per week
PR: VART 3300
 
3350 Directed Studies in Printmaking is a professional work/study experience  in  Printmaking.  The  student  will  undertake  his  or  her  own projects in Printmaking. In addition, he/she will assist the Director and/or Master printer at St. Michael’s Printshop in St. John’s, NL in the day-to-day operations of the studio. The student will be required to write a paper on an aspect of Printmaking as it pertains to St. Michael’s Printshop. Normally this course is available during Spring Session only (May to mid-August) so that students can experience the complete summer activities scheduled at St. Michael’s.
PR: 6 credit hours chosen from VART 2310, VART 2311, VART 2320, or VART 2321, and permission of the Program Chair
 
3400 Intermediate Photography I is critical evaluation of photographs. Continued development of photographic skills, use of colour and larger camera formats.
AR: attendance is required
OR: 4 hours of studio per week
PR: VART 2401
 
3401 Intermediate Photography II is a continuation of VART 3400. AR: attendance is required
OR: 4 hours of studio per week
PR: VART 3400
 
3500 Combined Media I is thematic projects in combined media. In consultation with the instructor students will select the combination of media in which to work.
AR: attendance is required
OR: 4 hours of studio per week
PR: permission of the Program Chair or 48 credit hours in Visual Arts courses
 
3501 Combined Media II i - inactive course.
 
3510 Digital Multi-Media I is an exploration of computer based multi-media production  on  the  computer  involving  2-D  and  3-D  graphics,  animation, video, sound and text.
AR: attendance is required
OR: 4 hours of studio per week
PR: VART 2601
 
3511 Digital Multi-Media II is a continuation of the work begun in VART
3510. Students will learn how to create original artworks directly on the computer and how to incorporate still images, moving images, sound and text using a colour scanner, video camera, video cassette recorder, midi devices, etc. The ethics, aesthetics and theory of digital multi-media production for artists will also be addressed.
AR: attendance is required
OR: 4 hours of studio per week
PR: VART 3510

 

 

3900-3929 Special Topics in Visual Arts is a range of intermediate topics that might include: Ideas of Landscape, Word and Image, Installation, Performance, Art and the Environment, Non-Silver Photographic Processes, Book Arts.
AR: attendance is required
OR: 4 hours of studio per week
PR: VART 1500 and VART 1501, VART 1510 and VART 1511, VART
1520 and VART 1521, VART 2700, VART 2701, and permission of the Program Chair
 
12.34.4 4th Year
4900-4929 Special Topics in Visual Arts is a range of senior topics that might include: Photo Journalism, Art and Politics, Community Practices, Environmental Practices.
AR: attendance in required
OR: 4 hours of studio per week
PR: VART 1500 and VART 1501, VART 1510 and VART 1511, VART
1520 and VART 1521, VART 2700, VART 2701, and permission of the
Program Chair
 
4950 Independent Projects in Studio I will have students, under the supervision  of  a  faculty  member,  produce  an  independent  body  of exploratory work and a related written artist statement and description of the progress and development of their work, and attend meetings with their faculty advisor. Students are required to submit work for evaluation at three critiques during the semester, and present a body of work and written documents to their advisor at the end of semester.
AR: attendance is required
PR: 54 credit hours of studio courses
 
4951 Independent Project in Studio II will have students, under the supervision of a faculty member, produce an independent body of consistent work, and attend meetings with their faculty advisor. Students are required to submit work for evaluation at three critiques during the semester, and present a body of work and written documents to their advisor at the end of semester.
AR: attendance in required
PR: VART 4950
 
12.34.5 Art History
The prerequisite for all 3000-level courses is VART 2701 or History
1101 or permission of the Chair, Visual Arts.
No students shall register in any course having an initial digit "4" unless they have successfully completed at least 6 credit hours in Art History courses or by permission of the Chair, Visual Arts.
2700 Art History Survey I (same as History 2700) is the history of art from pre-historic times to the Renaissance.
CR: History 2700
 
2701 Art History Survey II (same as History 2701) is the history of art from the Renaissance to the twentieth century.
CR: History 2701
 
3620 Philosophy of Art is an introduction to aesthetics; applications in
Visual Arts, music and drama. CR: Philosophy 3620
 
3700 Art History: The Italian Renaissance (same as History 3700) is an overview of the art and architecture of Renaissance Italy with an emphasis upon the historical context in which art was produced.
CR: History 3700
 
3701 Art History: The Renaissance Outside Italy (same as History 3701) is the Renaissance outside Italy from the late fourteenth century and the International style through the 16th century. As with the Italian Renaissance the art and architecture will be discussed in its historical context.
CR: History 3701
 
3702-3721 Art History: Special Topics has a range of special topics which might include: Early Renaissance Art, Art of the Later Renaissance, Canadian Art to 1900, 20th C. Canadian Art, American Art to 1900, History Context and Modern Users.
 
3820 Religion and the Arts (same as Religious Studies 3820) is an examination of the role of art in the expression of religious ideas, together with a study of specific religious themes and concerns in one or more of the following: literature, film, music, painting, sculpture, and dance.
CR: Religious Studies 3820
PR: Religious Studies 2810 or permission of the Department of ReligiousStudies
 
4700-4729 Art History: Special Topics has a range of senior topics which might include: British Art and Architecture, Modern Art, Modern Art II, Aesthetics, 17th and 18th Century Art, 19th Century Art, Research Project in Modernism.
 
4730 Art History: Modern Art I: Precursors to Modernism (same as History 4730) is an examination of the cultural, social, and political forces which, from 1750 to 1850, were to have a major impact on modernity and later modern art.
CO: 6 credit hours in Art History or permission of the Chair of the Visual Arts program
CR: History 4730
PR: 6 credit hours in Art History or permission of the Chair of the Visual Arts program
 
4731 Art History: Modern Art II: Early Modernism (same as History 4731) is an examination of the various cultural and social forces between 1850 and
 

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