Spring 2022 - CA 161 D200

Introductory Studio in Visual Art II (3)

Class Number: 7668

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu, Th 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM

  • Prerequisites:

    CA (or FPA) 160.



A continuation of the work begun in CA (or FPA) 160, with emphasis on particular problems in the visual arts worked through a series of projects, culminating in the Campus Project, a site-specific public work designed, built and installed at the end of the term. Some research is required. A course materials fee is required. May be of particular interest to students in other departments. Students with credit for FPA 161 may not take this course for further credit.


This course emphasizes spatial practices, public art and art in the public shpere. The course is organized through a series of projects exploring the conceptual and material aspects of art, public space, and site specificity. Course readings will supply students with a context and history of public art and its controversies. Students are expected to engage in class discussions and critiques of each project. The assignments include individual artistic works in various media, group projects, and research on artists active in the field of public art: these assignments will enable students to conceive and realize a work in the public sphere, specifically on SFU’s iconic Burnaby campus.


  • Campus public art project 25%
  • Space Notation (2 parts) 10%
  • Paper Architecture (3 parts) 15%
  • Group project 15%
  • Presentation: on artist 15%
  • Presentation: Art in the Public Sphere project 10%
  • Participation, Studio Practice, attendance 10%

Registrar Notes:


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