Summer 2020 - CA 269 D100

Methods and Concepts: Selected Topics (3)

Art and Text

Class Number: 5043

Delivery Method: Remote

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We 9:30 AM – 3:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    CA (or FPA) 160. A course materials fee is required.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

A studio course introducing topics in art-making practices as they relate to practical, conceptual, aesthetic and historical issues in contemporary art. May repeat for credit.

COURSE DETAILS:

This studio course will focus on contemporary issues, theoretical underpinnings and the recent history of text-based art. Taking Fluxus and Conceptual art practices as a starting point, students will engage with ideas around the relationships between art and text in the current art context. The course will include presentations from three leading artists/writers working in this area.

The class will provide a framework for students to explore the use of text within their own practice by means of a series of assignments. Students will produce three artworks, engage with readings, and deliver presentations.


Students are expected to read thoroughly the readings and to come to class prepared to discuss in detail. Active participation in the discussions is essential.

Grading

  • Participation 10%
  • Project 1 10%
  • Project 2 15%
  • Project 3 25%
  • Research Presentation 20%
  • Visitor Preparation 10%
  • Reading assignments 10%

NOTES:

Students will be marked on both progress and achievement in their studio projects. As the semester progresses, students will be expected to be able to clearly articulate their intentions and objectives and to also show initiative in self-directed research to support and extend their own inquiries.

Students’ performance at critiques, and meetings with the instructor, will be considered in the evaluation. Projects are to be completed on time. Projects must demonstrate an intentional and considered relationship between material and conceptual properties, as well as curiosity, imagination, skill and resourcefulness on the part of the artist. Project development must be evident at every meeting with the instructor and presentation, both verbal and visual will be judged at critiques. Attendance is mandatory and students will be deducted 1% for every missed class and 0.5% for arriving late/leaving early.

Please note that all teaching at SFU in summer term 2020 will be conducted through remote methods. Enrollment in this course acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN SUMMER 2020

Please note that all teaching at SFU in summer term 2020 will be conducted through remote methods. Enrollment in this course acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion.