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Fine Arts



Undergraduate Officer
B. Taylor, ECH 1211, ext. 5358

Note: Students should consult the "Fine Arts Course Offerings" lists, available from the departmental secretary, before each semester, to ensure that the courses they select are offered. Budget restrictions, enrolment and availability of faculty may cause some courses to be withdrawn.

HISTORY

Fine Arts - Art History Offering

FINE 110 F 3C 0.5
Introduction to Art History 1
A comparative survey of Prehistoric, Ancient, Classical and Medieval Art, emphasizing visual form as an expression of its historical and cultural context.

FINE 111 W 3C 0.5
Introduction to Art History 2
A comparative survey of art from the Renaissance to the present, emphasizing visual form as an expression of its historical and cultural context.

FINE 210 F 3C 0.5
Modern Art 1
An examination of the history of Modern Art from the late 18th century up to the time of Impressionism.

FINE 211 W 3C 0.5
Modern Art 2
A continuation of FINE 210, commencing with Impressionism and proceeding through the major trends of the early 20th century up to the contemporary period.

FINE 212 F 3C 0.5
Italian and Northern Renaissance Art 1
A survey of the innovations in European painting, sculpture, and architecture between 1260 and 1500.
Prereq: FINE 111 or consent of instructor

FINE 213 W 3C 0.5
Italian and Northern Renaissance Art 2
A continuation of FINE 212 starting with the masters of the High Renaissance and concluding with the art of the Mannerists.
Prereq: FINE 212 or consent of instructor

FINE 214 3C 0.5
Medieval Art and Architecture
A study of Early Christian Romanesque and Gothic Art.
Prereq: FINE 111 or consent of instructor

FINE 215 3C 0.5
Baroque Art
A study of 17th-century painting, sculpture and architecture in Italy, Spain, Flanders, France and Holland.
Prereq: FINE 111 or consent of instructor

FINE 216 3C 0.5
Art of the 18th Century in Europe
A study of painting, sculpture, graphic arts and architecture in 18th century Europe.

FINE 219 3C 0.5
Canadian Art
A survey that begins with the art of British and French settlers in the 17th century and concludes with developments in contemporary Canadian Art.

FINE 310 3C 0.5
Greek Art and Architecture
A survey of the art and architecture of the ancient Greek world from the Minoan to the Hellenistic periods. Consult Classical Studies
Cross-listed as CLAS 351

FINE 311 3C 0.5
Roman Art and Architecture
A survey of the art and architecture of the Roman world from Etruscan to Imperial times. Consult Classical Studies
Cross-listed as CLAS 352

FINE 313 3C 0.5
Special Topics in 18th- and 19th-Century Art
A seminar course that examines the Neoclassic and Romantic currents of art between 1750 and 1850.

FINE 319 3C 0.5
Contemporary Art
A survey of contemporary international art movements with emphasis on work since 1970. Readings in contemporary criticism and gallery visits are an integral part of the course.
Prereq: FINE 210 and 211

FINE 319A 3C 0.5
Special Topics in 20th-Century Art: 1900-1940
A study of the major innovations in early 20th-century painting, sculpture and architecture. Honours Art History majors interested in the modern period are encouraged to use this course as preparation for the fourth-year Honours presentation.
Prereq: FINE 211 or consent of instructor

FINE 330 3C 0.5
Fine Arts Exhibition Curatorship
The development, design, documentation, security, conservation, installation, and interpretation of visual art exhibitions will be explored through lectures on the history, purpose and function of fine arts exhibitions; gallery visits and student projects which analyse various art gallery operations.

FINE 390 F R 0.5
Selected Subjects in Fine Arts
Research and reading courses under the direction of individual instructors.
This course may be taken only as an elective after a student has completed 30 term courses and has taken all the courses available in the area related to the independent course.
Admission by consent of instructor

FINE 390A W 3S 0.5
Methods in the History of Art
For students planning a Senior Honours Presentation in Art History. Students will examine methods of formal and stylistic analysis, iconographical interpretation and the application of social and political history to the understanding of works of art. Required of all art history majors who take FINE 490/491 and 490A.
Admission by consent of instructor

FINE 391 W R 0.5
Selected Subjects in Fine Arts
Research and reading courses under the direction of individual instructors.
This course may be taken only as an elective after a student has completed 30 term courses and has taken all the courses available in the area related to the independent course.
Admission by consent of instructor

FINE 472 F R 0.5
Senior Seminar 1
Admission by consent of instructor

FINE 473 W R 0.5
Senior Seminar 2
Admission by consent of instructor

FINE 490 F S,std,R 0.5
Senior Honours Presentation 1
Each student will work under the direction of a Fine Arts faculty member on an advanced research project, subject to the approval by the Fine Arts Department. The work in this course will be evaluated by a committee of Fine Arts faculty members. Required of all Honours students in Art History Specialization.
Admission by permission only

FINE 490A F S,std,R 0.5
Senior General Seminar
As in Fine Arts 390A, each student will work under the direction of a Fine Arts faculty member on an advanced research project. Required of all fourth-year general art history majors.
Admission by permission only

FINE 491 S,std,R W 0.5
Senior Honours Presentation 2
A continuation of FINE 490. Required of all Honours students in Art History Specialization.
Admission by permission only

FINE 491A W 0.5
Senior General Seminar 2
A continuation of FINE 490A.

FILM

Film Studies Offerings

FINE 250 F 3L,1D 0.5
History of Film 1 (1895-1940)
History of world cinema in its silent and early sound era, covering the work of outstanding directors, national productions and movements, and their contribution to the film medium's development into a prominent art form of the 20th century. Film screenings.

FINE 251 W 3L,1D 0.5
History of Film 2 - After 1941
A continuation of FINE 250. From the beginnings of the modern sound cinema (Welles) to the contemporary period. Film screenings.

FINE 252 F 2C,1D 0.5
Film and the Quest for Meaning 1
An exploration of spiritual themes and issues in the cinema. An assessment of film's special characteristics as an art form capable of addressing the human quest for a significant existence. Emphasis upon the films of Ingmar Bergman.
Offered at Renison College
Cross-listed as RS 266

FINE 253 W 2C,1D 0.5
Film and the Quest for Meaning 2
A consideration of selected themes - death, evil, guilt, fate, alienation, courage, love, redemption - in the films of several of today's leading directors. Emphasis upon a variety of directors from divergent cultural backgrounds.
Offered at Renison College
Cross-listed as RS 267

FINE 255R 2C,1D 0.5
Film as Social Criticism
Cinema as Rprophetic voiceS, exploring the films of various directors as they pertain to selected themes which include technology and dehumanization, individual and collective goals, social realities and dreams, and the quest for individual and cultural identity.
Offered at Renison College

FINE 258W 0.5
Canadian Film
A study of Canadian film, from 1895 to the present, based on the screening and analysis of selected films.
This is a WLU course for Film Studies Majors/Minors only.

FINE 259W 0.5
German Film
A study of major works (English subtitles) of the German cinema, beginning with the "golden age" of the 1920's and emphasizing the New German Cinema created by directors such as Fassbinder, Wenders, Herzog, Straub, Schlöndoroff and others.
This is a WLU course for Film Studies Majors/Minors only.

FINE 270W 0.5
The Film as a Modern Medium
A study of the technical problems of filmmaking, leading to the writing, production and editing of a silent film.
This is a WLU course for Film Studies Majors only. Admission by instructor's permission only.

FINE 271W 0.5
Sound and Colour in Film
A study of the principles of sound recording for film and of the colour laboratory and its techniques. The students will produce a short colour/sound film.
Prereq: FINE 270W, any other film course or consent of instructor
This is a WLU course for Film Studies Majors only. Admission by instructor's permission only.

FINE 350 F 2L,2D 0.5
French Film After 1945
A study of major achievements of the French cinema after World War II. Discussion and comparison of the two main creative impulses of the period: the Academic tradition of the 40's and 50's, and the rebellious nouvelle vague of the 60's. (Bresson, Carné, Ophüls, Renoir, Chabrol, Godard, Malle, Truffaut, Resnais, and others.) Film screenings.

FINE 351 W 2L,2D 0.5
Central and East European Film
Examination of the development of the motion picture art in Central and Eastern Europe after World War II. Selected work of prominent directors of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, the former USSR, and former Yugoslavia will be discussed (Chytilová, Forman, Jancsó, Makavejev, Tarkovsky, Wajda, and others). Film screenings.

FINE 352 2L,2D 0.5
The Cinema of Science Fiction
A chronological survey of one of the most intriguing of film genres. Discussion of its aesthetic, philosophical and cinematic aspects. Film screenings will present major international works in this genre (Godard, Kubrick, Lang, Marker, Siegel, Tarkovsky, Truffaut and other directors). Film screenings.

FINE 353 2L,2D 0.5
Contemporary Italian Film
A study of major achievements of the Italian cinema in its post- Neo-Realist period. Discussion of the works of major directors since the late 1950Us. Antonioni, Bertolucci, Fellini, Olmi, Taviani, Rosi, Visconti and others. Film screenings.

FINE 356R/357R 0.5/0.5
Special Topic in Film
Special topics will be announced from year to year.

FINE 359 3C 0.5
Film and Literature in Germany
This course introduces students to significant aspects of modern German culture through film, and links this study with that of literature. It involves viewing and analyzing films and establishing a connection to related literary and cultural traditions.
Prereq: Open to all students above first year
Cross-listed as GER 300
Taught in English

FINE 360 2L,2D 0.5
Film and Television 1
Examination of principles of the audiovisual language and the main structural elements of the cinematic work. Discussion of the relationship between film, television and other arts/media. Film screenings.

FINE 361 2L,2D 0.5
Film and Television 2
Development of critical judgment and expression in the area of film and television. Investigation of the role of motion pictures and TV in society. Review of major theories (Eisenstein, Bazin, Metz, Kracauer, Esslin). Film screenings.

FINE 380Z and 381Z
Film Studies Seminar
An introduction to key aspects of motion picture and TV production, film preservation and restoration with visits to studios, film archives, and museums. Screening of selected films and discussions focussing on material unavailable in Canada. Meetings with scholars/students. (Three weeks in Paris and London.)

FINE 390 F R 0.5
Selected Subjects in Fine Arts
Research and reading courses under the direction of individual instructors.
This course may be taken only as an elective after a student has completed 30 term courses and has taken all the courses available in the area related to the independent course.
Admission by consent of instructor

FINE 391 W R 0.5
Selected Subjects in Fine Arts
Research and reading courses under the direction of individual instructors.
This course may be taken only as an elective after a student has completed 30 term courses and has taken all the courses available in the area related to the independent course.
Admission by consent of instructor

FINE 470 F 0.5
Senior Seminar in Film Concepts 1
Film screenings.
Admission by consent of instructor

FINE 471 W 0.5
Senior Seminar in Film Concepts 2
Film screenings.
Admission by consent of instructor

FINE 490 F S,std,R 0.5
Senior Honours Presentation 1
Each student will work under the direction of a Fine Arts faculty member on an advanced research project, subject to the approval by the Fine Arts Department. The work in this course will be evaluated by a committee of Fine Arts faculty members. Required of all Honours students in Film Studies Specialization.
Admission by permission only

FINE 490A F S,std,R 0.5
Senior General Seminar
As in FINE 390A, each student will work under the direction of a Fine Arts faculty member on an advanced research project. Reqired of all fourth-year general film studies majors.

FINE 491 W S,std,R 0.5
Senior Honours Presentation 2
A continuation of FINE 490. Required of all Honours students in Film Studies Specialization.
Admission by permission only

STUDIO

Studio Offerings

Note: Students should expect material costs to range between $60 and $200 per studio course.

FINE 120 F 6std 0.5
Fundamentals of Visual Art 1
An introduction to the fundamental principles and concepts of visual art through a series of drawing exercises using a variety of materials.

FINE 121 W 6std 0.5
Fundamentals of Visual Art 2
A continuation of FINE 120 with emphasis on colour and painting.
Prereq: FINE 120

FINE 220 F 6std 0.5
Fundamentals of Painting 1
An exploration of the problems and possibilities of painting as a vehicle for serious creative expression. The fundamentals of composition and painting techniques will be presented through a series of studio projects. This course is required of all Fine Arts majors and enrolment may be limited. Non-majors require permission of the instructor.
Prereq: FINE 120/121

FINE 221 W 6std 0.5
Fundamentals of Painting 2
A continuation of FINE 220 with emphasis on the development of technical, intellectual and observational skills.
Prereq: FINE 220

FINE 222 F 6std 0.5
Fundamentals of Sculpture 1
An introduction to sculpture. Three-dimensional form will be explored with the emphasis on the handling of clay and wood as expressive media enhanced by surface treatment. This course is required of all Fine Arts majors and enrolment may be limited. Non-majors require permission of the instructor.
Prereq: FINE 120/121

FINE 223 W 6std 0.5
Fundamentals of Sculpture 2
A continuation of FINE 222 in which clay, wood and plaster will be used to express ideas three-dimensionally.
Prereq: FINE 120/121/222

FINE 223A 6std 0.5
Clay Studies
Using a variety of clay bodies and firing techniques, students will explore figurative and abstract sculptural concepts, to develop a working knowledge of clay as a sculptural medium.
Prereq: FINE 120/121

FINE 224 F 6std 0.5
Introduction to Drawing
Analytical and expressive drawing in a variety of media with emphasis on the development of technical, intellectual and observational skills. This course is required of all Fine Arts majors and enrolment may be limited. Non-majors require permission of the instructor.
Prereq: FINE 120/121

FINE 225 W 6C,std 0.5
Introduction to Drawing 2
A continuation of FINE 224 with a further exploration into various approaches to drawing. This course is required of all Fine Arts majors and enrolment may be limited. Non-majors require permission of the instructor.
Prereq: FINE 120/121

FINE 226A
Introduction to Printmaking
Introduction to the basic processes in relief and intaglio printmaking. Relief printmaking will include linocut, woodcut, single and multiple colour printing. Intaglio printmaking will include etching, drypoint, and collograph.
Prereq: FINE 120/121

FINE 226B
Printmaking (Lithography)
An introduction to basic lithographic processes using aluminum plates, including multiple colour printing.
Prereq: FINE 120/121

FINE 226D 0.5
Special Topics in Printmaking
An investigation into a variety of experimental, non-traditional printmaking techniques.

FINE 228D 6std 0.5
Applied Graphics
An introduction to graphic design. Fundamental design concepts as they relate to typography and page design will be explored using several PC Windows graphics packages and "desktop publishing" techniques.
Prereq: FINE 120 or consent of instructor

FINE 228E 6std 0.5
Photography for Artists
Introduction to photographic techniques for use as a tool for artists. Basic techniques will be taught through a series of exercises, with emphasis on applications for creative artistic expression and documentation. Intended for Fine Arts majors. Supplies at student's expense.
Prereq: FINE 120/121

FINE 228H W 6std 0.5
Electronic Imaging 1
An introduction to electronic imaging. Students will learn to create, develop, manipulate and enhance two-dimensional coloured images using PC Windows graphics packages. Students will produce 35mm slides and coloured prints to document their work. Students are encouraged to have had previous experience with PC Windows graphics packages.
Prereq: FINE 120 or consent of instructor

FINE 320 F 6std 0.5
Advanced Painting 1
Drawing upon the experience gained in FINE 220/221 this course will emphasize the student's individual development as a beginning painter, through independent problems, along with class discussions and individual critiques.
Prereq: FINE 220/221

FINE 321 W 6std 0.5
Advanced Painting
A continuation of FINE 320 with a further emphasis on independent problems.
Prereq: FINE 320

FINE 322 F 6std 0.5
Advanced Sculpture 1
An exploration of sculptural problems in a variety of media as vehicles for serious creative expression.
Prereq: FINE 222/223

FINE 323 W 6std 0.5
Advanced Sculpture 2
A continuation of FINE 322 in which students will explore sculptural problems in a variety of media.
Prereq: FINE 322

FINE 324 F 6std 0.5
Advanced Drawing
An exploration of drawing problems in a variety of media. The emphasis is on students becoming familiar with contemporary approaches to drawing and developing their own individual expression.
Prereq: FINE 224 and 225

FINE 325 W 6std 0.5
Advanced Drawing 2
Continuation of FINE 324

FINE 326A
Advanced Printmaking
Advanced processes in printmaking depending on the previous experience of students in the class.
Prereq: FINE 226A and 226B or 226C

FINE 328H W 6std 0.5
Electronic Imaging 2
A continuation of FINE 228H with emphasis on the development of individual expression. Students will produce 35mm slides and coloured prints to document their work.
Prereq: FINE 228H or consent of instructor

FINE 392A-Z F R,std 0.5
Selected Subjects in Fine Arts
Independent studio course under the direction of an individual instructor graded by a committee of Fine Arts faculty members.
This course may be taken only as an elective after a student has completed 30 term courses and has taken all the courses available in the area related to the independent course.
Admission by consent of Department

FINE 394A-D 0.5
Fine Arts Abroad
Working in the field with landscape, cityscape, and monuments of art, students will employ a variety of media to develop techniques for visual reportage, documentation, note-taking, and journal-keeping. Individual aesthetic responses to a wide range of subject matter will be encouraged. Offered in the spring, usually in France, England or Mexico. Information about current offerings can be obtained from the Department.

FINE 472 F R,std 0.5
Senior Honours Seminar 1
Each student will work on individual and assigned projects critiqued by visiting artists and supervising faculty and graded by the full faculty.
Required of all Honours students in Studio Specialization
Admission by consent of Department

FINE 473 W R,std 0.5
Senior Honours Seminar 2
A continuation of FINE 472.
Required of all Honours students in Studio Specialization
Admission by consent of Department

FINE 474 F R,std 0.5
Senior Seminar 3
Independent study/practice course under the direction of individual instructors.
This course may be taken only as an elective after a student has completed 30 term courses and has taken all the courses available in the area related to the independent course.
Prereq: Consent of instructor

FINE 475 W R,std 0.5
Senior Seminar 4
Independent study/practice course under the direction of individual instructors
This course may be taken only as an elective after a student has completed 30 term courses and has taken all the courses available in the area related to the independent course.
Prereq: Consent of instructor

FINE 490 F 6std 0.5
Senior Honours Presentation 1
Each student will work under the direction of a Fine Arts faculty member on an advanced creative or research project. The work in this course will be evaluated by a committee of Fine Arts faculty members.
Admission is by portfolio review and consent of Department. In the Studio Specialization only, students must be taking FINE 472 concurrently.

FINE 491 W 6std 0.5
Senior Honours Presentation 2
Each student will work under the direction of a Fine Arts faculty member on an advanced creative or research project. The work in this course will be evaluated by a committee of Fine Arts faculty members.
Admission is by portfolio review and consent of Department. In the Studio Specialization only, students must be taking FINE 473 concurrently.

Courses not offered 1995-96
FINE 218A The Religious Art of India
FINE 220A Watercolour Painting
FINE 226C Printmaking (Screen)
FINE 227 Objective Drawing
FINE 228F Calligraphy
FINE 316 Canadian Native Art
FINE 329 Illustration

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