Current Blended Courses

ARTH 1900 3.00 – Art in the City

Course director: Stacy Denton
Course description: Introduces non-majors to art issues, practices, and research through an examination of the multifaceted art scene in Toronto. Explores the relationship between the cultural history of the city and the present art scene.
*Note: Not open to Visual Arts Majors.



ARTH 2620 3.00 – 19th Century Western Art

Course director: Brian Grosskurth
Course description: Covers major movements in European art including Classicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Symbolism. Emphasis is given to the relations between the art of this period and social and political developments.
*Course Credit Exclusions: FA/VISA 2620 6.0 and FA/ARTH 2620 6.0



ARTH 2680 3.00 – Contemporary Art

Course director: Stacy Denton
Course description: Offers an introduction to the central movements of international contemporary art since the 1960s. Considers culturally diverse, indigenous, and diasporic perspectives, interconnected in an expanded notion of visual culture.



ARTH 3680E 3.00 – 1960s Art in the USA and Europe

Course director: Stacy Denton
Course description: Examines the work, processes and context of artists who emerged in Europe and the United States immediately after the Abstract Expressionists and their European counterparts. These may include: Post-painterly Abstraction, proto-Pop, Pop Art, Cubist-Constructivist sculpture, Minimalism, photo-realism, earth art, kinetic art, the El Paso group in Madrid, Joseph Beuys, the beginning of post-modern architecture, and early performance art.
*Course requirements: Individually chosen mix of essays and tests. Prerequisite: FA/VISA 2620 6.00


DANC 4400 3.00 – Senior Projects

Course director: Danielle Robinson

Course description: Students develop one or a series of self-directed interlinked projects, which may consist of research or field studies on a topic of interest (theoretical or creative) leading to a major piece of writing, a performance, an internship or some combination of these activities. Adjudication of the credit weighting of each project will be made by the department, based on the proposal. A supervisory committee may be established for projects involving more than six credits. Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing.



DATT 1100 3.00 – Fundamentals of Digital Media Studies

Course director: Joel Ong
Course description: Offers students a survey of digital media through an investigation of historical and theoretical sources that explore the intersection of art and technology. Potential topics include cybernetics, artificial intelligence, human-computer interfaces, artScience, hypertext, net technologies, and the philosophy of science.



DATT 2100 3.00 – Publishing in Digital Media

Course director: Michael Longford
Course description: Introduces techniques and strategies for the documentation and dissemination of work in the digital age. Students will expand their skills in traditional and internet-based research in tandem with developing competence in the clear, concise communication of ideas through appropriate integration of text, visual, sonic and interactive components. Overview of tools such as image processing, web development, mobile content development, and content management systems.



THEA 2141 3.00 Introduction to Design for Theatre

Course director: Teresa Przybylski
Course description: Introduces the basic principles of theatrical design dealing with aesthetics and the design process explored through lectures and exercises. The history of scenography and contemporary aspects of stage design is also studied. Open to majors and non-majors.



VISA 1000 3.00 – Critical Issues in the Studio

Course director: Katherine Knight
Course description: Introduces students to visual, conceptual and theoretical language as it relates to studio practice. Ideas are examined through various disciplines from different points of view. The purpose of this course is to provide a foundation in the theory and practice of contemporary art through core concepts related to 2 D, 3 D, lens and time based approaches to art making. Formal elements such as line, colour, form, space, perspective, narrative, sequence and time are studied through readings and in examples of contemporary art. Students workshop and apply methodologies of creative thinking. Students gain awareness of contemporary artists and their art projects.
*Note: Open to non-majors.



VISA 2065 3.00 – Photography: Camera to Print

Course director: Christopher Ironside
Course description: Introduces photographic production practices in a digital environment. Explores image production using Camera Raw and Photoshop, printing and conceptual approaches related to image creation. A digital camera is required. Students seeking camera and photography fundamentals should register in FA/VISA 2061 3.00. Open to visual arts majors and is a prerequisite for 3000-level photography courses. Open to Film majors (BA and BFA).



VISA 2081 3.00 – Drawing: Perception, Proportion, Structure

Course director: Zeke Moores
Course description: Explores contemporary approaches to traditional genres such as the still life, portrait, landscape and architecture are developed in relation to formal drawing skills. Studio projects include observational drawing and the application of representational systems such as perspective. The creative process is stressed encouraging personal, imaginative solutions to class projects and home assignments. 50% Studio based, 50% Online content.



YSDN 4007 3.00 – Corporate Identity Design

Course director: Wendy Siuyi Wong
Course description: Focuses on the design of a corporate identity system for an organization. The system will involve the design of graphic identifiers, typography, selected applications and supporting documents. Prerequisite: Third or fourth year standing in the BDes program or permission of the Department of Design.
*Note: For students not in the BDes program, compulsory and voluntary supplementary fees apply. Integrated with GS/MDES 5407 3.0.