Course Descriptions - Undergraduate Calendar 2012-2013

University of Waterloo Home | Undergraduate Calendar | Course Description Index | Contact Us | Privacy
University of Waterloo
F I N E   A R T S 

Note

Students should consult the "Fine Arts Course Offerings" lists, available from the Fine Arts Web page or 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 Budget restrictions, enrolment and availability of faculty may cause some courses to be withdrawn.

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

For 100-level courses in art history and film, please see VCULT (Visual Culture).

FINE 100s


FINE 100 STU 0.50Course ID: 013490
Studio Fundamentals
This course introduces the basic principles of drawing as it relates to concepts of 2D, 3D, and time-based media, through a series of drawing exercises and projects.
[Note: This course is primarily for students who are considering a Fine Arts studio academic plan. It includes a significant component of mandatory life drawing. Please see the Fine Arts academic plans concerning admission to upper-level studio courses.]

FINE 112 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005422
Modern Art, 1874-1945
A study of the culture of Europe and North America from 1874 (Impressionism) to 1945 (Nazi propaganda) with particular focus on the visual arts. Topics such as 'primitivism', Cubism, 'abstraction', artists' reactions to calamitous world events such as World War I, and various methodologies, including semiotic and Marxist analyses, will be explored through reading and writing assignments.
[Note: Art History course]
Antireq: FINE 211

FINE 130 STU 0.50Course ID: 013957
Introduction to Digital Imaging
This online digital course is designed to introduce students to current digital imaging software that students will use to create assignments. This course is taught from a Fine Arts perspective.
[Note: Studio course. Not open to students who have completed FINE 228 or 229.]
Antireq: FINE 204 section 081 (online) taken fall 2011 or winter 2012
Only offered Online

FINE 150 LEC,STU 0.50Course ID: 011369
Appreciation and Expression
This studio course is an elective for students who are not intending to major or minor in Fine Arts. The course will develop the student's appreciation of the visual arts through theory and practice.
[Note: Formerly FINE 200. Studio course. This course is repeatable up to four times, subject to different content.]
Prereq: Not open to Fine Arts students

FINE 200s


FINE 202 STU 0.50Course ID: 013491
Painting
This course explores issues of representation and abstraction, with a focus on painting and colour theory and practice.
[Note: Studio course]
Prereq: FINE 100 or 120 and 121; Portfolio Review Milestone

FINE 204 STU 0.50Course ID: 013500
Topics in Studio Practice
This course consists of topics in studio practice. The topics can change from term to term.
[Note: This course is repeatable up to four times, subject to different content.]

FINE 205 LEC 0.50Course ID: 013501
Topics in Art History
This course consists of topics in art history. The topics can change from term to term.
[Note: This course is repeatable up to four times, subject to different content.]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: Level at least 2A Fine Arts students

FINE 206 LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 013502
Topics in Film Studies
This course consists of topics in film studies. The topics can change from term to term.
[Note: This course is repeatable up to four times, subject to different content.]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: Level at least 2A Fine Arts students
1 Contemp. Visual Culture&Film:I

FINE 209 LEC 0.50Course ID: 012716
Modern Art, 1940-1970
This course explores two dominant themes in art of the mid-twentieth century: Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art, and their variants in the United States, Canada, and Europe.
[Note: Art History course]
Prereq: FINE 112.
Antireq: FINE 219

FINE 210 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005425
Art, 1780-1875
A study of art and architecture in European and American culture between c. 1780 and c. 1875. Some of the pertinent themes discussed include: art and revolutions; art and the Industrial Revolution; the rise of landscape painting; the urban environment; the exotic; and the erotic. Cross-cultural influences and the complex relationship between the traditional and the 'modern' are particularly emphasized.
[Note: Art History course]

FINE 212 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005427
Renaissance Art, 1300-1500
An examination of the art of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries in Europe. Amongst the many themes that will be explored in this course are: mediums (including exploitation of oil paint); scientific perspective; humanism; court structures; art and mercantile sectors; and prominent collectors.
[Note: Art History course]
Prereq: Level at least 2A

FINE 213 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005429
Art of the 16th Century in Europe
Some of the finest works of art in the western world were produced and some of the most successful artists flourished in this tumultuous century that saw the split in the western Christian Church and the continued rise of extraordinarily powerful court families and monarchs. This course will examine these works of art and the artists against this backdrop. Arranged according to patrons, the course also examines particular stylistic trends (Mannerism, the persistence of the Gothic, etc.) as well as other pertinent issues such as collecting; the writing of art history; the teaching of art; and the role of the artist in society.
[Note: Art History course]
Prereq: Level at least 2A

FINE 214 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005430
Medieval Art and Architecture
This course focuses primarily on the art and architecture of Medieval Europe with an emphasis on the Romanesque and Gothic periods. The objects that will be discussed include: church, collegial and castle architecture; sculpture; jewelry; vestments; stained glass windows; and manuscripts. Particular attention will be paid to how these objects functioned in medieval society.
[Note: Art History course]
Prereq: Level at least 2A

FINE 215 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005431
Art of the 17th Century in Europe
Art of the 17th Century. This course focuses on art produced in Italy, Spain, France, England and the Netherlands in the 17th century. Various types of art (history painting, portraiture, still life, etc.) and architecture (churches, palaces, city homes, etc.) are discussed in relation to the primary political, religious and societal concerns that characterize the different geographical regions.
[Note: Art History course]
Prereq: Level at least 2A

FINE 220 STU 0.50Course ID: 005435
Oil Painting
Various technical methodologies of oil painting and pictorial composition are developed in this course through a series of explorations in observation and abstraction. The plurality of approaches available to painters today is set within a contemporary critical context.
[Note: Studio course]
Prereq: FINE 100 or 120 and 121; Portfolio Review Milestone

FINE 221 STU 0.50Course ID: 005438
Acrylic and Mixed Media
This course takes a materially specific approach to painting projects involving acrylic and mixed media. Emphasis is placed on creative problem solving in the context of contemporary art practice.
[Note: Studio course]
Prereq: FINE 100 or 120 and 121; Portfolio Review Milestone

FINE 222 STU 0.50Course ID: 005439
Principles of Sculpture
This studio course is designed to introduce students to a variety of traditional and contemporary approaches, materials, processes, and conceptual concerns related to working in sculpture. Through demonstrations, presentations, critiques, and discussions, students gain expertise and develop a sculptural vocabulary.
[Note: Studio course]
Prereq: FINE 100, or 120 and 121; Portfolio Review Milestone

FINE 223 STU 0.50Course ID: 005440
Methods and Materials of Sculpture
This studio course emphasizes practical applications of traditional and contemporary materials, processes, and conceptual concerns.
[Note: Studio course]
Prereq: FINE 100 or 120 and 121; Portfolio Review Milestone

FINE 224 STU 0.50Course ID: 005442
Expressive Drawing
Expressive drawing techniques are emphasized through study with the life model. Conceptual drawing projects provide the student with the opportunity to produce bodies of work.
[Note: Studio course. This course includes a significant component of mandatory life drawing from the nude model.]
Prereq: FINE 100 or 120 and 121; Portfolio Review Milestone

FINE 225 STU 0.50Course ID: 005443
Observational Drawing
Observational techniques are used to develop an understanding of the principles and concepts of drawing practice.
[Note: Studio course. This course includes a significant component of mandatory life drawing from the nude model.]
Prereq: FINE 100 or 120 and 121; Portfolio Review Milestone

FINE 226 STU 0.50Course ID: 013492
Experimental Drawing
Experimental drawing is a course for those who wish to challenge their ideas about drawing and image making. An emphasis will be placed on contemporary approaches to drawing and the development of individual forms of expression.
[Note: Studio course. This course includes a significant component of mandatory life drawing from the nude model.]
Prereq: FINE 100 or 120 and 121; Portfolio Review Milestone

FINE 227 STU 0.50Course ID: 005453
Photography
Students will explore black and white analogue (film) photography techniques and history, taught through a series of exercises, with an emphasis on fine arts practice.
[Note: Formerly FINE 228E. Studio course. Students are required to own or have access to a fully manual 35mm film camera.]
Prereq: FINE 100 or 120 and 121; Portfolio Review Milestone

FINE 228 STU 0.50Course ID: 005452
Digital Imaging
In this course students are introduced to digital tools through a series of exercises and assignments that cultivate both artistic expression and technical skill. Topics include photography, design, typography, and critical and cultural theory taught from a fine art perspective.
[Note: Studio course. Previous experience with digital image manipulation is useful.]
Prereq: FINE 100 or 130 or 120/121; Portfolio Review Milestone

FINE 229 STU 0.50Course ID: 005456
Hybrid Digital Media
This course uses a variety of digital software to explore the place of digital technology in contemporary art practice. Group discussions and individual assignments are major components of this course.
[Note: Studio course]
Prereq: FINE 100 or 130 or 120/121; Portfolio Review Milestone

FINE 230 STU 0.50Course ID: 005445
Printmaking
Students are introduced to a variety of printmaking processes. Techniques explored include etching, engraving, monoprinting, collograph, and lithography. Training in traditional skills is combined with opportunities for individual expression.
[Note: Formerly FINE 226A. Studio course.]
Prereq: FINE 100 or 120 and 121; Portfolio Review Milestone

FINE 231 STU 0.50Course ID: 013494
Mixed Multiples
The course examines the field of traditional printmaking which has expanded to include new and emerging photo-based technologies and ideas that focus on the concept of the multiple.
[Note: Studio course]
Prereq: FINE 100 or 120 and 121; Portfolio Review Milestone

FINE 232 STU 0.50Course ID: 013495
Time-based Media
This course explores time-based media art and production. Working within a fine art context, and through critical engagement, students will shoot, edit, and present their work for critical discussion. Readings, viewings, and discussions of past and current trends in video art will be a regular part of the curriculum.
[Note: Studio course]
Prereq: FINE 100 or 120 and 121; Portfolio Review Milestone

FINE 241 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005478
Survey of Greek Art and Architecture
A survey of Greek art and architecture from the earliest times to the coming of the Romans. Material studied may include the art of the Bronze Age, the development of Greek sculpture, the evolution of the Acropolis at Athens and the change in art and architecture after Alexander the Great.
Prereq: Level at least 2A.
Antireq: CLAS 351/FINE 310 taken prior to Fall 2009
(Cross-listed with CLAS 241)

FINE 242 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005480
Survey of Roman Art and Architecture
A survey of Roman art and architecture from the earliest times to the age of Constantine the Great. Material studied may include the art of the Etruscans, the evolution of Roman portraiture, innovations in architectural materials and forms, the use of art and architecture by the Emperors and the change to Late Antique art.
Prereq: Level at least 2A.
Antireq: CLAS 352/FINE 311 taken prior to Fall 2009
(Cross-listed with CLAS 242)

FINE 243 FLD 0.25Course ID: 013496
Topics in Fine Arts Experiential Learning
This course enables Fine Arts students to gain valuable work experience within an art-related environment. Collaboration between students, professional artists, and art institutions creates a unique learning experience that complements a student's program of study.
[Note: Graded on a credit/no credit basis. This course is repeatable up to two times, subject to different content.]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: Level at least 2A Fine Arts students; Portfolio Review Milestone

FINE 250 LAB,SEM 0.50Course ID: 005466
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.
[Note: Film Studies course]
(Cross-listed with DRAMA 356)

FINE 251 LAB,SEM 0.50Course ID: 005467
History of Film 2 (after 1941)
A continuation of FINE 250/DRAMA 356. From the beginnings of the modern sound cinema (Welles) to the contemporary period. Film screenings.
[Note: Film Studies course]
(Cross-listed with DRAMA 357)

FINE 252 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005468
Religion in Popular Film
This course examines how religion has been a central concern and inspiration for filmmakers and how popular films have informed and shaped our understanding of religion.
[Note: Film Studies Course. This course fulfills an Area 3B requirement for Religious Studies majors.]
Antireq: RS 266R
(Cross-listed with RS 270R)

FINE 253 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005469
Thematic Approaches to Religion in Film
Each semester, this course focuses on a specific genre or theme to explore the complex relationship between cinema and religion. Topics include science fiction and horror, comedy, Jesus in film, Hong Kong Cinema, and Bollywood.
[Note: Film Studies course. This course fulfills an Area 3B requirement for Religious Studies majors.]
Antireq: RS 267R
(Cross-listed with RS 271R)

FINE 255R LAB,SEM 0.50Course ID: 005470
Film as Social Criticism
Cinema as 'prophetic voice', 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.
[Note: Film Studies course]

FINE 262 LAB,SEM 0.50Course ID: 013221
Global Queer Cinema
This course introduces the varied production of world-wide gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender cinema. Inquiry will focus on how queer cinematic production serves as a vehicle for documentation and education, aesthetic and sexual experimentation, as well as cultural export and self-inquiry.
Antireq: FINE 290 taken Fall 2008
(Cross-listed with WS 262)

FINE 272 STU 0.50Course ID: 005441
Clay Studies
Students will explore the creative development of clay and examine cultural, historical, and personal modes of expression using a variety of construction techniques. Students will explore figurative and abstract sculptural concepts to develop a working knowledge of clay as a sculptural medium. The emphasis is on design, form and visual thinking.
[Note: Formerly FINE 223A. Studio course.]
Prereq: FINE 100 or 120 and 121; Portfolio Review Milestone

FINE 274 STU 0.50Course ID: 013493
Figure and Anatomy
Students will explore the practice of drawing through the thorough study of the human figure and anatomy. Through a series of studio projects in diverse and mixed media, students will confront the dual challenges of careful observation and personal expression.
[Note: Studio course. This course includes a significant component of mandatory life drawing from the nude model and from human cadavers.]
Prereq: FINE 100 or 120 and 121; Portfolio Review Milestone

FINE 281 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005475
Art and Gender
A study of selected themes dealing with gender in the history of art: e.g., the representation of the human body; portrayal of mythological, spiritual and allegorical figures; professional and amateur artists and their status within societies; etc.
[Note: Art History course]

FINE 282 LEC 0.50Course ID: 012079
Canadian Art from the 17th Century to 1940
This course examines art in Canada from the beginning of the European settlement in the seventeenth century to the Group of Seven and the Canadian Group of Painters. Some of the issues that will be investigated include the perception of Canada from abroad, the "new world", nation and nationhood, and the invention and appropriation of culture.
[Note: Art History course]
Prereq: Level at least 2A

FINE 293 FLD,LEC,STU 0.50Course ID: 012455
Fine Arts Abroad
This is a topics course that provides students with an introduction to and a familiarity with the art and culture of a particular destination. 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.
[Note: Information about current offerings can be obtained from the Department. This course is repeatable up to two times, subject to different content.]
Department Consent Required

FINE 294 FLD 0.25Course ID: 011782
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.
[Note: Information about current offerings can be obtained from the Department. This course is repeatable up to four times, subject to different content.]
Department Consent Required

FINE 300s


FINE 300 STU 0.50Course ID: 013505
Studio Practice
This course provides Fine Arts students with an opportunity to study a range of topics that will expand, explore, and refine personal areas of interest in studio practice. Students will be required to undertake a range of classroom assignments in addition to working independently on an area of focus.
[Note: Studio course]
Prereq: FINE 319; At least four 200-level FINE studio courses; Level at least 3A

FINE 301 STU 1.00Course ID: 013506
Advanced Studio Practice
This is an advanced fine arts studio course with an emphasis on development of the student's individual and independent research interests. Students will be guided by faculty through one-on-one critiques as well as open forums and group critiques.
[Note: Studio course]
Prereq: FINE 300; Level at least 3B Honours Fine Arts students

FINE 302 FLD,RDG 0.25Course ID: 013507
Honours Studio/Art History Research
Students work with assigned faculty members to explore materials, techniques, readings, etc. that are relevant to each student's areas of interest. Gallery visits are a component of this course.
[Note: A field trip fee of $100 may be required.]
Prereq: FINE 319; Level at least 3A Honours Fine Arts students.

FINE 303 FLD,RDG,SEM 0.50Course ID: 013508
Honours Art History Research
Students work with assigned faculty in a reading seminar environment to explore aspects of art history and theory that are relevant to each student's areas of interest. Gallery visits are a component of this course.
[Note: A field trip fee of $100 may be required.]
Prereq: FINE 319; Level at least 3B Honours Fine Arts students

FINE 304 STU 0.50Course ID: 013509
Topics in Studio Practice
This course consists of topics in studio practice. The topics can change from term to term.
[Note: This course is repeatable up to four times, subject to different content.]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: Level at least 3A Fine Arts students

FINE 305 SEM 0.50Course ID: 013510
Topics in Art History
This course consists of topics in art history. The topics can change from term to term.
[Note: This course is repeatable up to four times, subject to different content.]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: Level at least 3A Fine Arts students
1 Italy

FINE 306 LAB,SEM 0.50Course ID: 013511
Topics in Film Studies
This course consists of topics in film studies. The topics can change from term to term.
[Note: This course is repeatable up to four times, subject to different content.]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: Level at least 3A Fine Arts students

FINE 316 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005483
First Nations' Art in Canada
A study of historical and contemporary First Nations' art produced in Canada. The particular emphasis will vary according to the specialization and interests of the instructor.
[Note: Art History course]

FINE 319 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005485
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.
[Note: Art History course. To be taken in 2B.]
Prereq: VCULT 101 or FINE 110; FINE 112, 209

FINE 330 FLD,LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 005499
Topics Course in Museums, Galleries, Curatorship
Often taught by the University of Waterloo Curator, this course explores a range of topics dealing with museums, galleries, and curatorial practices. Field visits may be a required component of this course.
[Note: A field trip fee of up to $100 may be required. This course is repeatable up to four times, subject to different content.]
Prereq: Level at least 2A

FINE 331 LEC,SEM 0.50Course ID: 005500
Art of the 18th Century in Europe
This course is designed to introduce students to the culture of eighteenth century Europe. Particular attention is paid to France and Britain but these countries are discussed within the wider context of Europe and, at times, much of the world. By looking at the art, artists, patrons and collectors, some of the issues that will be discussed include cosmopolitanism, nationalism, empire-building, "taste", consumerism and women in society.
[Note: Art History course]
Prereq: Level at least 2B Fine Arts or History or by permission of instructor.
Antireq: FINE 216

FINE 332 LEC,SEM 0.50Course ID: 005501
History of Art Academies
This course examines the history of the institutionalization of the teaching of art. The course is organized as a series of 'case studies' dealing with various formal academies of art and less formal gatherings of artists from the Renaissance to the twentieth century. The aims of the course are to analyze why these institutions were formed, how they were organized, what were their mandates, and what was their status in their contemporary worlds. Some of the themes that will be investigated throughout the course include: art in the service of power and politics, the status of the artist, the ideal human form, the classical and medieval traditions, the impact of the avant-garde, the conflict with authority, and the academy as community.
[Note: Art History course]
Instructor Consent Required
Prereq: Level at least 3A Fine Arts or History or by permission of instructor

FINE 333 WSP 0.50Course ID: 010103
Costume Design
This course examines the art form and practical craft of costume design for the theatre as it is practiced today. All aspects of the design and construction of stage costuming are addressed, with emphasis on text analysis, capturing a period look, fabric choice and methods of costume construction, and rendering approaches and techniques.
Prereq: Level at least 2A Drama or Fine Arts students
(Cross-listed with DRAMA 333)

FINE 335 STU 0.50Course ID: 004694
Design for the Theatre 1
An introduction to the problems of designing for the theatre. Work for the course will include the preparation of drawings and models as well as practical experience in the theatre.
Instructor Consent Required
Prereq: Level at least 2A Fine Arts students
(Cross-listed with DRAMA 331)

FINE 337 LEC 0.50Course ID: 012204
History of Costume
This course surveys the development of costume, focusing primarily on fashionable clothing in Western societies from the Renaissance to today. It examines the influence of art and design movements, social roles and trends, and manufacturing and marketing methods on the changing fashionable style image of men and women. It includes the role of the fashion designer as well as theatrical and film costume design.
Prereq: Level at least 3A Fine Arts majors
(Cross-listed with DRAMA 335)

FINE 338 LEC 0.50Course ID: 007315
Philosophy of Art
What is art? What is beauty? What do the two have to do with each other? This course introduces students to some fundamental issues in the philosophy of art, and to a variety of philosophical views on these issues.
Prereq: Level at least 2A
(Cross-listed with PHIL 331)

FINE 341 LEC 0.50Course ID: 012914
Advanced Studies in Greek Art and Architecture
An advanced survey of the art and architecture from a selected time period of Greek history. Material studied may include the art and architecture of the Aegean Bronze Age, and the Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic periods. Archaeological, historical and cultural issues specific to each time period will be discussed through the important media of the day.
[Note: This course is repeatable for credit, subject to different content.]
Prereq: CLAS 241/FINE 241 or CLAS 351/FINE 310 taken prior to Fall 2009
(Cross-listed with CLAS 341)

FINE 342 LEC 0.50Course ID: 012915
Advanced Studies in Roman Art and Architecture
An advanced survey of the art and architecture from a selected time period of Roman History. Material studied may include the art and architecture of the Etruscans, the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire. Archaeological, historical and cultural issues specific to each time period will be discussed through the important media of the day.
[Note: This course is repeatable for credit, subject to different content.]
Prereq: CLAS 242/FINE 242 or CLAS 352/FINE 311 taken prior to Fall 2009
(Cross-listed with CLAS 342)

FINE 343 FLD 0.25Course ID: 013514
Topics in Fine Arts Experiential Learning
This course enables Fine Arts students to gain valuable work experience within an art-related environment. Collaboration between students, professional artists, and art institutions creates a unique learning experience that complements a student's program of study.
[Note: Graded on a credit/no credit basis. This course is repeatable up to two times, subject to different content.]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: Level at least 3A Fine Arts majors

FINE 344 FLD 0.50Course ID: 013515
Fine Arts Internship
This experiential learning course is intended to enable Fine Arts students to gain valuable work experience within an art related environment. The course is designed to complement the student's academic program by providing an opportunity for the practical application of skills and concepts.
[Note: Graded on a credit/no credit basis.]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: Level at least 2B Fine Arts majors

FINE 350 LAB,SEM 0.50Course ID: 005508
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 40s and 50s, and the rebellious nouvelle vague of the 60s. (Bresson, Carne, Ophuls, Renoir, Chabrol, Godard, Malle, Truffaut, Resnais, and others.) Film screenings.
[Note: Film Studies course]
(Cross-listed with DRAMA 358)

FINE 351 LAB,SEM 0.50Course ID: 005509
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 (Chytilova, Forman, Jancso, Makavejev, Tarkovsky, Wajda, and others). Film screenings.
[Note: Film Studies course]
(Cross-listed with DRAMA 351)

FINE 352 LAB,SEM 0.50Course ID: 005510
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.
[Note: Film Studies course]
(Cross-listed with DRAMA 352)

FINE 353 LAB,SEM 0.50Course ID: 005511
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 1950s (Antonioni, Bertolucci, Fellini, Olmi, Taviani, Rosi, Visconti and others). Film screenings.
[Note: Film Studies course]
(Cross-listed with DRAMA 353)

FINE 354 PRA,SEM 0.50Course ID: 012326
New Cinemas of East Asia (from 1985)
This course examines the role of the post-1985 East-Asian film in the development of motion picture art and the East-West cultural exchange, focusing on Chinese (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan) and Korean cinemas. It will assist students in interpreting non-Western modes of cinematic expression. Screenings and seminar discussions will include a selection from the fifth and sixth generations of Chinese filmmakers: Hong Kong's auteur Wong Kar Wai; Taiwanese directors Hou Hsiao-hsien and Tsai Ming-liang; the achievements of Korea's master filmmaker Im Kwon-taek, and the newcomer Kim Ki-duk.
[Note: Film Studies course]
Prereq: Level at least 2A
(Cross-listed with DRAMA 354)

FINE 355 LAB,SEM 0.50Course ID: 010011
History of Animated Film
This course will examine the historical development of the animated film and the diversity of its stylistic expression. It will focus on some of the most significant achievements of the animated form in an international context, including: Early film animation; Disney and Hollywood cartoon; two and three dimensional and live action animation in Western Europe; Czech animation; the Zagreb animation school, and the Russian animation; National Film Board of Canada and the independent US animation; Japanese tradition; recent advances in computer and experimental animation.
[Note: Film Studies course]
Prereq: Level at least 2A
(Cross-listed with DRAMA 355)

FINE 359 LAB,SEM 0.50Course ID: 011606
Topics in German Film
Selected topics in German film.
[Note: This course is repeatable, subject to different content.]
(Cross-listed with GER 359)

FINE 360 LAB,SEM 0.50Course ID: 005516
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.
[Note: Film Studies course]
(Cross-listed with DRAMA 359)

FINE 361 LAB,SEM 0.50Course ID: 005517
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.
[Note: Film Studies course]
(Cross-listed with DRAMA 360)

FINE 362 LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 013634
German Film Classics
Masterpieces of German film from the silent era to present.
[Note: Taught in English.]
Prereq: Level at least 2A
(Cross-listed with GER 362)

FINE 363 LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 013635
German Filmmakers in Hollywood
An examination of the work of filmmakers who have made a mark in both European and American cinema.
[Note: Taught in English.]
Prereq: Level at least 2A
(Cross-listed with GER 363)

FINE 364 LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 013636
German and Russian Film Pioneers
An examination of early German and Russian cinema, and the way these two film industries influenced each other. Influential theories of film from the period will also be studied.
[Note: Taught in English.]
Prereq: Level at least 2A
(Cross-listed with REES 364, GER 364)

FINE 365 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011908
Film Noir
The principal focus will be on the American "noir" films between 1940-55, the period during which the genre itself was defined and developed. Beyond the style and the techniques of this unique world of film, the parallels between cinema noir and America's social and political pressures will be examined. The course will include the neo-Noir school, the filmmakers who 'borrowed' from the originators by re-applying the basics to the changing times in the 1970's and beyond.
Prereq: Level at least 2A
(Cross-listed with DRAMA 396)

FINE 366 LEC 0.50Course ID: 004687
Musical Theatre and Musical Film
The course explores the elements that are unique to the musical, and the translation of this essentially artificial art form into theatrical and cinematic versions. It will examine in particular the distinctions between musicals based on stage productions and musicals devised exclusively for film.
Prereq: Level at least 2A
(Cross-listed with DRAMA 318)

FINE 368 LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 013625
International Comics and Animation Film
This course will examine the interconnections of comics (graphic novels, manga, etc.) and animated film, forms of visual communication particular to the 20th and 21st centuries, in the historical and social contexts of various national traditions.
Prereq: Level at least 2A

FINE 371 STU 0.50Course ID: 012169
Advanced Ceramic Studio
This is an advanced studio course with an emphasis on the exploration and development of individual practice in the area of ceramics.
[Note: Studio course]
Instructor Consent Required
Prereq: (FINE 222 or 223), FINE 272

FINE 376 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011401
American Film
American Film will examine the relationship between film and the social/political movements of each decade since 1930. In this way, the course will address the medium as both chronicler of history and agent for change and/or conformity. At the same time, attention will be paid to the nature of film, its technical development and the changing approaches to acting in American films that is a direct result of the development in theatre of a specific and distinctive American acting style.
Prereq: Level at least 2A
(Cross-listed with DRAMA 392)

FINE 377 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011713
The New Hollywood
The course examines the impact of European New Wave films of the late 1950s and early 1960s on American filmmaking, focusing on the revolutionary changes evident during the later 1960s and the 1970s. The course considers the work of filmmakers such as Bogdanovich, Cimino, Coppola, Peckinpah, Penn, Scorsese and others.
Prereq: Level at least 2A
(Cross-listed with DRAMA 394)

FINE 378 LAB,SEM 0.50Course ID: 010177
Women and Film
The study of selected film texts is informed by contemporary critical readings in feminist and film theory. Subjects addressed may include representation, fetishism and the gaze, female spectatorship, women's genres (e.g., melodrama, romance), female stereotypes (e.g., the femme fatale) and women's documentary film.
[Note: Film Studies course]
Prereq: Level at least 2A Fine Arts students
(Cross-listed with DRAMA 397)

FINE 380 SEM 0.50Course ID: 005518
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 focusing on material unavailable in Canada. Meetings with scholars/students.
[Note: Film Studies course. Three weeks in Paris and London.]

FINE 381 SEM 0.50Course ID: 005519
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 focusing on material unavailable in Canada. Meetings with scholars/students.
[Note: Film Studies course. Three weeks in Paris and London.]

FINE 393 FLD,LEC,STU 0.50Course ID: 012456
Fine Arts Abroad
This is a topics course that provides students with an introduction to and a familiarity with the arts and culture of a particular destination. 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.
[Note: Information about current offerings can be obtained from the Department. This course is repeatable up to two times, subject to different content.]
Department Consent Required

FINE 394 FLD 0.25Course ID: 010005
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.
[Note: Information about current offerings can be obtained from the Department.]
Department Consent Required

FINE 396 RDG,SEM 0.50Course ID: 005521
Methods in the History of Art
Students will explore a variety of research tools such as stylistic analyses, iconographical interpretations, provenance studies, and readings in art historiography.
[Note: Formerly FINE 390A]
Instructor Consent Required
Prereq: Level at least 3A Honours or Four-year General Art History majors

FINE 400s


FINE 402 FLD,RDG 0.25Course ID: 013519
Directed Study
This course is intended to help Fine Arts students make the transition from art school to professional practice by providing an opportunity to examine their own practice within the larger context of the professional art world.
[Note: A field trip fee of $100 may be required.]
Prereq: Level at least 4A Fine Arts students

FINE 404 STU 0.50Course ID: 013520
Topics in Studio Practice
This course consists of topics in studio practice. The topics can change from term to term.
[Note: This course is repeatable up to four times, subject to different content.]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: Level at least 4A Fine Arts students

FINE 405 SEM 0.50Course ID: 013521
Topics in Art History
This course consists of topics in art history. The topics can change from term to term.
[Note: This course is repeatable up to four times, subject to different content.]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: Level at least 4A Fine Arts students

FINE 406 LAB,SEM 0.50Course ID: 013618
Topics in Film Studies
This course consists of topics in film studies. The topics can change from term to term.
[Note: This course is repeatable up to four times, subject to different content.]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: Level at least 4A Fine Arts students

FINE 470 SEM 0.50Course ID: 005531
Senior Seminar in Film Concepts 1
Film screenings.
[Note: Film studies course]
Instructor Consent Required

FINE 471 SEM 0.50Course ID: 005532
Senior Seminar in Film Concepts 2
Film screenings.
[Note: Film studies course]
Instructor Consent Required

FINE 472 STU 1.00Course ID: 005533
Honours Studio Thesis 1
This course is for students who wish to be practicing artists and who are enrolled in an Honours Fine Arts Studio plan. The course involves an intensive exploration and development of individual studio research by practice resulting in the production of a significant body of work. Students will be guided by the work of relevant artists, critiques by faculty members, graduate students, visiting artists, and fellow students.
[Note: Studio course. Admission by portfolio review.]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: A grade of 75% in each of FINE 300, 301, 302, 303; a cumulative Fine Arts average of 75%; Level at least 4A Honours Fine Arts Studio

FINE 473 STU 1.00Course ID: 005534
Honours Studio Thesis 2
This course is for students who wish to be practicing artists and who are enrolled in an Honours Fine Arts Studio plan. Students will develop strategies for independent studio research and complete a body of work complemented by appropriate documentation, all of which will then be submitted for evaluation by the Fine Arts faculty.
Prereq: FINE 472

FINE 474 STU 0.50Course ID: 005535
Honours Studio Practicum 1
This course is for students enrolled in an Honours Fine Arts Studio Practicum plan. The course is an exploration of the development of specific technical studio skills and/or the production of a body of works produced through individual research interests.
Department Consent Required
Prereq: Level at least 4A Honours Fine Arts Studio Practice students

FINE 475 STU 0.50Course ID: 005536
Honours Studio Practicum 2
This course is for students enrolled in an Honours Fine Arts Studio Practicum plan. Students will research and execute a series of self-directed projects, addressing historical precedents in the context of the concerns of contemporary art practice. Complemented by appropriate documentation, their work will be submitted to the Fine Arts faculty for evaluation.
Department Consent Required
Prereq: FINE 474

FINE 490 RDG 0.50Course ID: 005538
Honours Film Studies Thesis 1
Each student will work under the direction of a Fine Arts faculty member on a research thesis in film studies. The work in this course will be evaluated by a committee of Fine Arts faculty members.
Department Consent Required
Prereq: FINE 470, 471; Level at least 4A Film Studies Students only.

FINE 491 RDG 0.50Course ID: 005540
Honours Film Studies Thesis 2
A continuation of FINE 490.
Department Consent Required
Prereq: FINE 490

FINE 492 PRJ 0.50Course ID: 005539
Senior General Film Studies Project
Each student will work under the direction of a Fine Arts faculty member on an advanced research project in film studies. The course is evaluated by a committee of Fine Arts faculty members.
[Note: Formerly FINE 490A]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: FINE 470, 471; Level at least 4A General Film Studies students only.

FINE 493 PRJ 0.50Course ID: 012717
Senior General Art History Project
Each student will work under the direction of a Fine Arts faculty member on an advanced project in art history. A committee of Fine Arts faculty members participates in the evaluation process.
Instructor Consent Required
Prereq: FINE 396.
Antireq: FINE 490A

FINE 496 RDG,SEM 0.50Course ID: 012616
Honours Art History Thesis 1
Each student will work under the direction of a Fine Arts faculty member on an advanced research project in art history, subject to the approval of the Fine Arts Department. The student is expected to present his/her research findings to members of the faculty at the end of the term. The course is evaluated by a committee of Fine Arts faculty members.
Department Consent Required
Prereq: FINE 396; Honours Art History.
Antireq: FINE 490

FINE 497 RDG,SEM 0.50Course ID: 012614
Honours Art History Thesis 2
Each student will work under the direction of a Fine Arts faculty member on an advanced research project in art history. This project may be related to the project completed for FINE 496. The course is evaluated by a committee of Fine Arts faculty members.
Department Consent Required
Prereq: FINE 496; Honours Art History students