Spring 2022 - CA 261 D100

Studio in Visual Art II (3)

Class Number: 7682

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu, Th 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM

  • Prerequisites:

    CA (or FPA) 260. A course materials fee is required.



Continues work done in CA (or FPA) 260-3. Work will combine freely chosen and assigned projects in a variety of contemporary media. Readings will be required as an integral part of studio work. Students with credit for FPA 261 may not take this course for further credit.



Over the course of this semester you will be assigned three projects. Each project will be introduced individually, with resources and readings provided at the time of the project briefing.

Using these project briefs as a starting point you will develop work(s) and undertake research, supported by individual and group discussions related to your practice.

Self organization, motivation, research concerning contemporary artist and theories, developing ways to discuss the artwork of peers as well as your own artwork, will be emphasized. 



  • Works produced in response to assigned projects (marking will take in to account the level of experimentation, critical reflection, material consideration and risk taking in the work produced) 50%
  • Developing knowledge of Contemporary Art as articulated in reference journal, class discussions, reference materials, ongoing research and projects. 30%
  • In-class participation in discussions, studio activities, group and individual critiques. 20%


Absences, failure to keep studio clean, install and deinstall work in a timely and professional matter, result in loss of marks.
Readings and research will be assigned in relation to the projects. 




Students should be prepared to provide materials for their projects as/when needed. 

Registrar Notes:


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Teaching at SFU in spring 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with safety plans in place.  Some courses will still be offered through remote methods, and if so, this will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware 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 may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the spring 2022 term.