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School for the Contemporary Arts


(604) 291-3363 Tel, (604) 291-5907 Fax, www.sfu.ca/sca/

Director

M.S. Gotfrit BA (C'dia), MA (McG)

Professor Emeritus

I. Garland BS (Ill), MS (Calif) - dance

G. Strate BA, LLB (Alta) - dance

Professors

S.A. Aloi BA (C'nell), MA (Col) - dance

M. Diamond BA (W Ont), MA, PhD (Tor) - theatre

D.K. MacIntyre BMus, MMus (Vic, BC) - music/interdisciplinary

B.D. Truax BSc (Qu), MMus (Br Col) - music*

O. Underhill BMus (Vic, BC), MA (NY State) - music

Associate Professors

C.V.A. Browne BA (RMC), MA (S Fraser) - film

A. Clay BFA (Nova Scotia Art & Des), MFA (Br Col) - visual art

M. Eist BA (American DC), MFA (NY) - dance

J. Garay - dance

M.S. Gotfrit BA (C'dia), MA (McG) - music

P. Gruben BA (Rice) - film

D.D. Kugler BA (Ohio Northern), MFA (York) - theatre

J. Levitin BA, MA (Wash), PhD (NY State) - film**

G. Snider BS, MFA (Wis) - visual art

P. Stella BA (Ill) - theatre

C. Welsby BA (Chelsea School of Art, London), Higher Diploma (Slade School of Fine Art,
London) - film

J. Yoon BA (Br Col), BFA (ECIAD), MFA (C'dia) - visual art

Assistant Professors

H. Daniel MA (City University, London, UK) - dance

H. Dawkins BFA (Nova Scotia Art & Des), MA, PhD (Leeds) - interdisciplinary

J. Radul BA (S Fraser) - visual art

Senior Lecturers

R. Groeneboer BA (Calvin Coll, Michigan),
MSc (Wis) - film

G. Harris - technical theatre

B. Hegland BA (Leth), MFA (Ill) - interdisciplinary

J.A. Macfarlane BA (Reed) - interdisciplinary

C. Prophet BA (York, Can) - dance

Lecturer

A. Eigenfeldt BMus (Br Col), MA (S Fraser), DM (Northwestern) - music

Laboratory Instructor

A. Smith - dance, music

Advisors

Ms. B. Leighs, Ms. M.J. Sanderson, CA 601, 778.782 3363

*joint appointment with communication

**joint appointment with women's studies

The School for the Contemporary Arts is committed to the study, production and promotion of contemporary art.

The school's philosophy is that the theory and practice of art, the doing and thinking, cannot be separated: all programs within the school, therefore, combine theoretical and critical study with practical experience. Theoretical and critical studies include the historical development of and the interrelationships among the arts, the process of art-making, and the relationship between art and the world within which it is made. Practical experience is available within studio or laboratory courses, and students are encouraged to acquire additional practical experience by participating in extracurricular productions, exhibitions or performances.

The School for the Contemporary Arts offers general interest courses and sponsors a variety of public events in order to make contemporary art more accessible to, and to provide cultural activities for, the wider community.

Admission

Admission to all contemporary arts programs and courses is contingent upon admission to the University. Contact the Office of the Registrar for information on admission procedures, requirements and deadlines.

Entry to all programs and to many courses is by audition, interview or application. Contact the office for information on procedures and deadlines.

Although the University operates on a trimester system, most FPA courses are planned in a two semester (fall and spring) sequence. Consequently, students seek fall semester (September) entry to the School for the Contemporary Arts programs and are advised to contact the school in the preceding January for information on program entry and requirements.

Transfer Credit and Advanced Placement

Unassigned or general elective (type 2 and 3, respectively) transfer credit which has been awarded for courses completed at other recognized post-secondary institutions, will not automatically entitle students to advanced placement in the school's programs. Advanced placement is generally given on an individual basis as a result of an audition or interview.

Programs Offered

The School for the Contemporary Arts offers the following programs.

Major in Art and Culture Studies (BA)

Major in Dance (BFA)

Major in Film (BFA)

Major in Music (BFA)

Major in Theatre (BFA)

Major in Visual Art (BFA)

Joint Major in Art and Culture Studies and Anthropology

Joint Major in Art and Culture Studies and Sociology

Extended Minor in Dance

Extended Minor in Film

Extended Minor in Music

Extended Minor in Theatre

Extended Minor in Visual Arts

Minor in Art and Culture Studies

Minor in Fine and Performing Arts

Minor in Film and Video Studies

Master of Fine Arts - see "MFA Program".

About the School's Course Offerings

Students are encouraged to take advantage whenever possible of interdisciplinary offerings with the school. As many of the programs depend on a continuing sequence of courses to be taken in order, students should plan their programs carefully to gain the maximum benefit and efficiency from their course of study. Note that not all courses are offered every semester and several are offered on a rotational basis, i.e. every third or fourth semester. Advisors are available in the school's main office to help students plan their programs.

Suggested Courses for Interdisciplinary Requirements

For clarification, the courses listed below are the offerings from individual areas available to students in the school requiring credits in other disciplines, either in studio or in theory/history. Students from the university at large may also find these courses of interest. Students are also advised that some of the courses listed below may have prerequisites.

Lower Division Theory and History Courses

FPA 111-3 Issues in the Fine and Performing Arts

FPA 211-3 Introduction to Contemporary Theory in the Arts

FPA 127-3 History of Dance: Origins to 20th Century

FPA 136-3 The History and Aesthetics of Cinema I

FPA 137-3 The History and Aesthetics of Cinema II

FPA 140-3 Music in the Twentieth Century

FPA 167-3 History of Art: 1839-1939

FPA 168-3 History of Art: 1940 - the Present

FPA 227-3 History of Dance: Twentieth Century

FPA 229-3 Selected Topics in Dance I*

FPA 236-3 Cinema in Canada

FPA 237-3 Selected Topics in Film and Video

FPA 244-3 Theory of Contemporary Music

FPA 249-3 Selected Topics in Music I*

FPA 257-3 Context of Theatre I

FPA 259-3 Selected Topics in Theatre I*

FPA 269-3 Selected Topics in Visual Arts I*

FPA 289-3 Selected Topics in the Fine and Performing Arts I*

*This course may only count in this category when it is offered as a theory/history course.

Lower Division Studio Courses

FPA 120-3 Introduction to Contemporary Dance

FPA 124-3 Dance Improvisation

FPA 129-3 Fundamental Integration of Human Movement

FPA 145-3 Introduction to Music Composition

FPA 147-3 Introduction to Electroacoustic Music

FPA 150-3 Introduction to Acting I

FPA 151-3 Introduction to Acting II

FPA 160-3 Introductory Studio in Visual Arts I

FPA 161-3 Introductory Studio in Visual Arts II

FPA 163-3 Issues in Spatial Presentation

FPA 170-3 Introduction to Production Technology

FPA 171-3 Stage and Production Management

FPA 229-3 Selected Topics in Dance I*

FPA 232-3 Film Sound

FPA 243-3 Gamelan I

FPA 247-3 Electroacoustic Music I

FPA 249-3 Selected Topics in Music I*

FPA 259-3 Selected Topics in Theatre I*

FPA 262-3 Drawing I

FPA 263-3 Painting I

FPA 265-3 Photography I

FPA 269-3 Selected Topics in Visual Arts I*

FPA 270-3 Technical Theatre

FPA 289-3 Selected Topics in the Fine and Performing Arts I*

FPA 290-2 Video Production I

*This course may only count in this category when it is offered as a studio course.

Upper Division Theory and History Courses

FPA 311-5 Interdisciplinary Studies in the Arts

FPA 313-5 Arts, Audience, Patronage, Institutions

FPA 335-3 Introduction to Film Theory

FPA 337-3 Intermediate Selected Topics in Film and Video Studies

FPA 341-3 World Music

FPA 344-3 Contemporary Music Analysis and Criticism

FPA 349-3 Selected Topics in Music II*

FPA 357-3 Context of Theatre II

FPA 359-3 Selected Topics in Theatre II*

FPA 366-3 Seminar in Visual Art I

FPA 367-3 Seminar in Visual Art II

FPA 369-3 Selected Topics in Visual Art II*

FPA 389-3 Selected Topics in the Fine and Performing Arts II*

FPA 411-3 Interdisciplinary Topics in the Contemporary Arts

FPA 412-4 Advanced Seminar in Art and Culture Studies

FPA 436-3 Advanced Seminar in Film and Video Studies

FPA 457-3 Context of Theatre III

*This course may only count in this category when it is offered as a theory/history course.

Upper Division Studio Courses

FPA 324-3 New Dance Composition

FPA 325-3 Special Project in Dance Composition

FPA 343-3 Gamelan II

FPA 349-3 Selected Topics in Music II*

FPA 359-3 Selected Topics in Theatre II*

FPA 369-3 Selected Topics in Visual Art II*

FPA 375-3 Stage Design

FPA 389-3 Selected Topics in the Fine and Performing Arts II*

FPA 390-3 Video Production II

FPA 425-5 Intensive Studies in Performance

FPA 426-3 Dance/Movement Analysis

FPA 443-3 Gamelan III

FPA 489-5 Interdisciplinary Project in Fine and Performing Arts

*This course may only count in this category when it is offered as a studio course.

Bachelor of Arts Degree Program

Art and Culture Studies Major Program

This major leads to a bachelor of arts degree. Within the fine and performing arts, there are lively debates about the meaning and significance of individual artworks, as well as their relationships to audiences and to other forms of culture. The program investigates art and culture with attention to the historically changing forms of class, gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality and aesthetics. It aims to provide students with the knowledge, research and communication skills needed to participate effectively in contemporary debates about art and culture. The core program includes two introductory art making courses from a multidisciplinary range of choices; these provide students with experience of the creative process in dance, film, music, theatre or visual art. Course selection beyond the program's core is flexible and students are encouraged to shape their studies in the school, or in the University at large, in relation to their own interests and curiosity.

Lower Division Requirements

Students must complete 18 credit hours, as follows.

Interdisciplinary Theory Courses

both of

FPA 111-3 Issues in the Fine and Performing Arts

FPA 211-3 Introduction to Contemporary Theory in the Arts

Disciplinary History and Theory Courses

Students must complete at least six credit hours of lower division disciplinary history or theory courses from within the School for the Contemporary Arts.

Note: with permission, other courses that are germane to the student's Art and Culture Studies program may count toward this requirement.

Studio Courses

Students must complete at least six credit hours of studio courses from the School for the Contemporary Arts.

Upper Division Requirements

A minimum of 30 credit hours must be completed as follows.

Interdisciplinary Theory Courses

both of

FPA 311-5 Interdisciplinary Studies in the Arts*

FPA 313-5 Arts, Audience, Patronage, Institutions*

(FPA 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315 taken prior to 99-2 will count towards this requirement.)

*this course may be taken more than once for credit if the topic changes

plus a minimum of seven credit hours from

FPA 411-3 Interdisciplinary Studies in the Contemporary Arts*

FPA 412-4 Advanced Seminar in Art and Culture Studies*

*this course may be taken more than once for credit if the topic changes

Additional History and Theory Courses

At least six credit hours of upper division history or theory courses from the School for the Contemporary Arts must be completed. The remaining seven credit hours may be from any of the above upper division courses within the school, or from approved courses in other departments. Students may request course approvals by providing course descriptions to the student advisors in contemporary arts. The following courses are pre-approved.

ARCH 301-3 Prehistoric and Indigenous Art

ARCH 336-3 Special Topics in Prehistoric and Indigenous Art

CMNS 321-4 The Cultural Production of Popular Music

CMNS 334-4 Cultural Policy

CMNS 422-4 Media and Ideology

ENGL 310-4 Studies in Drama to 1642

ENGL 312-4 Shakespeare

ENGL 364-4 History and Principles of Literary Criticism

ENGL 366-4 Studies in Critical Approaches to Literature

ENGL 368-4 Studies in Drama

HIST 303-4 Museum Methods and Use

HIST 385-4 Canadian and BC Art

PHIL 325-3 Philosophy of Art II

SA 416-4 Sociology of Art Forms

WS 412-5 Women and Film

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree Program

Degree Requirements

To be awarded a Bachelor of Fine Arts, students must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours, 30 of which must satisfy the Faculty of Arts breath requirements. (see "Breadth Requirements"..) Within the minimum total of 120 credit hours, a minimum of 45 credit hours must be in upper division courses.

To complete a Contemporary Arts major, students must include the following credit hours in the 120 that are required for this degree.

Dance Major Program

The BFA major in dance approaches dance as an art form and integrates theory with creative and technical studio courses. Emphasis is given to contemporary dance technique, composition and experimentation. Courses are also offered in fundamental body work, ballet, history and criticism, and movement analysis. Course work in other artistic disciplines is encouraged, and opportunities for participation in a variety of productions are available. The program is intended for students who desire to study dance in relation to other contemporary art disciplines and academic fields.

Lower Division Requirements

A minimum of 40 credit hours must be completed including all of

FPA 111-3 Issues in the Fine and Performing Arts

FPA 122-4 Contemporary Dance I

FPA 123-4 Contemporary Dance II

FPA 124-3 Dance Improvisation

FPA 127-3 History of Dance: Origins to the 20th Century

FPA 129-3 Fundamental Integration of Human Movement

FPA 220-4 Contemporary Dance III

FPA 221-4 Contemporary Dance IV

FPA 224-3 Dance Composition I

FPA 227-3 History of Dance: The 20th Century

plus six additional credit hours in lower division FPA courses outside of dance.

Upper Division Requirements

A minimum of 40 credit hours must be completed including all of

FPA 320-4 Contemporary Dance V

FPA 321-4 Contemporary Dance VI

FPA 324-3 New Dance Composition

FPA 426-3 Dance/Movement Analysis

*plus 18 credit hours selected from the following.

FPA 322-3 Ballet I

FPA 323-3 Ballet II

FPA 325-3 Special Project in Dance Composition

FPA 326-3 Repertory I

FPA 327-3 Repertory II

FPA 420-4 Contemporary Dance VII

FPA 421-4 Contemporary Dance VIII

FPA 425-5 Intensive Studies in Performance

FPA 427-3 Ballet III

FPA 428-3 Ballet IV

*Other dance related courses may be substituted with permission of the school.

plus one of

FPA 311-5 Interdisciplinary Studies in the Arts

FPA 313-5 Arts, Audience, Patronage, Institutions

plus three additional credit hours in an upper division FPA course outside dance.

Program with National Ballet School

In addition to the BFA in dance and the extended minor, the School for the Contemporary Arts offers a combined degree/diploma program with the National Ballet School Teachers' Training Program. This five year program allows students to initiate their studies at SFU or at the National Ballet School (NBS). The students who begin this program at SFU will spend three years at SFU and two years at NBS and receive a BFA degree and a National Ballet School Teachers' Training diploma. Students who transfer to SFU after three years of study at NBS will complete two years at SFU and receive a Bachelor of General Studies degree and the NBS Teachers' Training Diploma.

Film Major Program

The intent of the BFA major in film is to provide a balanced program of creative, technical and analytical studies within the interdisciplinary setting of the School for the Contemporary Arts. Film and video production courses emphasize the creation of original work as well as the acquisition of technical skills. Film courses which familiarize students with the aesthetic and social issues surrounding contemporary film and video practice are an integral part of the curriculum. Students augment their understanding of the components of film and video through interdisciplinary studies and projects. Directed study courses are available for upper division students wishing to work independently beyond regular course offerings.

Entry to all film production courses is by questionnaire and interview. Contact the school by early February to request an information letter and questionnaire.

Film students who wish to complete the film major may apply for admission to the BFA major program after completing FPA 231, normally at the end of the second year of study. Approval will be based on the student's creative work and academic record in required lower division courses.

The attention of students whose interest in film is related primarily to its historical, critical, or theoretical aspects, is directed to the art and culture studies major program, leading to a BA degree, and to the film and video studies minor program.

Lower Division Requirements

A minimum of 43 credit hours must be completed including the following.

FPA 111-3 Issues in the Fine and Performing Arts

FPA 130-4 Fundamentals of Film

FPA 131-4 Filmmaking I

FPA 136-3 The History and Aesthetics of Cinema I

FPA 137-3 The History and Aesthetics of Cinema II

FPA 230-5 Filmmaking II

FPA 231-5 Filmmaking III

FPA 233-2 The Techniques of Film

*plus one of

FPA 236-3 Cinema in Canada

FPA 237-3 Selected Topics in Film and Video Studies**

plus one of

FPA 232-3 Film Sound

FPA 238-3 Screenwriting I

FPA 290-2 Video Production I

*With prior approval, students may substitute courses from other departments devoted to a film or video topic to fulfil this requirement.

**May be repeated under another topic.

plus six credit hours of lower division FPA studio courses outside Film. Students may apply CMNS 258 toward this requirement.

plus

FPA 211-3 Introduction to Contemporary Theory in the Arts

or another FPA history or critical course outside Film.

Upper Division Requirements

A minimum of 31 credit hours must be completed including the following.

three of*

FPA 335-4 Introduction to Film Theory

FPA 337-3 Intermediate Selected Topics in Film and Video Studies**

FPA 436-3 Advanced Seminar in Film and Video Studies**

*With prior approval, students may substitute courses devoted to a film or video studies topic in other departments, or in directed study in film studies, to fulfil this requirement.

**May be repeated under another topic.

plus a minimum of 19 credit hours from the following.

FPA 332-3 Film Production Seminar

FPA 333-3 Cinematography and Lighting

FPA 334-3 Selected Topics in Film and Video Production

FPA 338-3 Screenwriting II

FPA 339-3 Directing and Acting for Film and Video

FPA 390-3 Video Production II

FPA 393-2 Techniques of Video

FPA 430-5 Filmmaking IV

FPA 432-5 Filmmaking V

With prior permission, a directed study course (FPA 400, 402 or 404), a film studies course, or another upper division FPA course may be substituted for one of the above.

plus one of

FPA 311-5 Interdisciplinary Studies in the Arts

FPA 313-5 Arts, Audience, Patronage, Institutions

or another upper division FPA history or critical course outside film.

Music Major Program

The bachelor of fine arts - major in music is a flexible program that offers several options for the music student who wishes to pursue an interest in composition, electroacoustic music, world music or interdisciplinary collaboration. Complementary courses in music history, theory and criticism provide an integral balance to the in-depth studio nature of the program.

The program takes full advantage of the opportunities to experience and study other art forms that are provided in the School for the Contemporary Arts. Students are required to take studio courses in other art disciplines as well as interdisciplinary courses in history, theory and criticism.

Entry to specific courses required for the Music major is by interview, usually scheduled for early spring and late summer. Contact the general office to make an appointment.

In addition to the 76 credit hours that constitute the BFA - major in music, students are required to fulfil the 30 credit Faculty of Arts breadth requirement, within the minimum 120 credit hours required for the degree. At least 45 of the 120 credit hours must be in upper division courses.

The attention of students whose interest in music is related primarily to its historical, critical, or theoretical aspects, is directed to the art and culture studies major program, leading to a BA degree.

Lower Division Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 39 credit hours including

all of

FPA 111-3 Issues in the Fine and Performing Arts

FPA 140-3 Music in the 20th Century

FPA 145-3 Introduction to Music Composition and Theory

FPA 147-3 Introduction to Electroacoustic Music

FPA 240-3 Contemporary Music Performance I

FPA 244-3 Theory of Contemporary Music

plus four of

FPA 243-3 Gamelan I

FPA 245-3 Music Composition I

FPA 246-3 Music Composition II

FPA 247-3 Electroacoustic Music I

FPA 249-3 Selected Topics in Music I

CMNS 258-3 Introduction to Electroacoustic Communication

plus two FPA studio courses outside Music

plus one FPA theory or history course outside Music.

Upper Division Requirements

A minimum of 37 upper division credit hours must be completed.

Fifteen credit hours must be chosen from the following list.

FPA 340-3 Contemporary Music Performance II

FPA 341-3 World Music

FPA 343-3 Gamelan II

FPA 344-3 Contemporary Music Analysis and Criticism

FPA 345-3 Music Composition III

FPA 346-3 Music Composition IV

FPA 347-3 Electroacoustic Music II

FPA 349-3 Selected Topics in Music II

Nine credit hours must be chosen from the following.

FPA 400-3 Directed Study (Studio)*

FPA 401-3 Directed Study (Theory/History)*

FPA 402-4 Directed Study (Studio)*

FPA 403-4 Directed Study (Theory/History)*

FPA 404-5 Directed Study (Studio)*

FPA 443-3 Gamelan III

FPA 445-3 Music Composition V

FPA 446-3 Music Composition VI

FPA 447-3 Computer Music Composition

plus one of

FPA 311-5 Interdisciplinary Studies in the Arts

FPA 313-5 Arts, Audience, Patronage, Institutions

plus eight credit hours from outside music (CMNS 358 or 359 may be substituted for one of these FPA non-music courses).

*content of directed studies courses must be approved by the music area.

Theatre Major Program

The theatre program allows students to choose a performance stream or a production and design stream. Both programs are completed within a bachelor of fine arts - major in theatre program.

The performance stream emphasizes the development of an all-round theatre artist. The studio courses in theatre are supplemented by courses in dramatic literature, theatre history, playmaking, and technical theatre.

Courses chosen from disciplines outside theatre give the program an interdisciplinary component. Students are encouraged to participate in productions and to develop their own scripts and performance pieces.

The production and design stream provides a path for students who wish to study theatre, but prefer to emphasize production and design aspects of the discipline.

In addition to the 80 credit hours required for the BFA - major in theatre, students are required to fulfil the 30 credit hour Faculty of Arts breadth requirement, within the 120 credit hours required for the degree.

Students whose interest in theatre is primarily historical, critical, or theoretical, are directed to the art and culture studies major program, leading to a BA degree.

Lower Division Requirements for the Performance Stream

Entry to FPA 250, 252, 254 and to the major in theatre (performance stream) is by audition, usually scheduled for early spring and late summer. Contact the general office to make an appointment.

Students who wish to enrol in the theatre major program normally take FPA 150 and 151, and are advised to take other required courses, prior to auditioning for entry to the program.

A minimum of 44 credit hours must be completed including all of

FPA 111-3 Issues in the Fine and Performing Arts

FPA 129-3 Fundamental Integration of Human Movement

FPA 150-3 Introduction to Acting I

FPA 151-3 Introduction to Acting II

FPA 170-3 Introduction to Production Technology

FPA 250-3 Acting I

FPA 251-3 Acting II

FPA 252-3 Playmaking I

FPA 253-3 Playmaking II

FPA 254-2 Theatre Laboratory I

FPA 255-3 Theatre Laboratory II

FPA 257-3 Context of Theatre I

plus one of

FPA 171-3 Stage and Production Management

FPA 270-3 Technical Theatre

plus two FPA studio courses other than theatre

Upper Division Requirements for the Performance Stream

A minimum of 36 credit hours must be completed including all of

FPA 350-3 Acting III

FPA 351-3 Acting IV

FPA 354-2 Theatre Laboratory III

FPA 355-2 Theatre Laboratory IV

FPA 357-3 Context of Theatre II

FPA 426-3 Dance/Movement Analysis

plus one of

FPA 311-5 Interdisciplinary Studies in the Arts

FPA 313-5 Art, Audience, Patronage, Institutions

plus 15 credit hours of upper division FPA courses

Lower Division Requirements for the Production and Design Stream

A minimum of 39 credit hours including all of

FPA 111-3 Issues in Fine and Performing Arts

FPA 147-3 Introduction to Electroacoustic Music

FPA 150-3 Introduction to Acting I

FPA 151-3 Introduction to Acting II

FPA 160-3 Introductory Studio in Visual Art I

FPA 170-3 Introduction to Production Technology

FPA 171-3 Stage and Production Management

FPA 257-3 Context of Theatre I

FPA 270-3 Technical Theatre

FPA 271-3 Stage Management Practice

plus one of

FPA 120-3 Introduction to Contemporary Dance

FPA 129-3 Fundamental Integration of Human Movement

plus six additional credit hours of lower division FPA courses which may be drawn from any available FPA offerings.

Upper Division Requirements for the Production and Design Stream

A minimum of 41 credit hours including all of

FPA 357-3 Context of Theatre II

FPA 372-3 Technical Production I

FPA 373-3 Technical Production II

FPA 374-3 Stage Lighting

FPA 375-3 Stage Design

plus one of

FPA 325-3 Special Project in Dance Composition

FPA 352-3 Playmaking III

FPA 353-3 Playmaking IV

FPA 450-3 Advanced Studio Skills

FPA 453-3 Theory and Practice of Directing

FPA 457-3 Context of Theatre III

FPA 489-5 Interdisciplinary Project

plus one of

FPA 472-3 Technical Production III

FPA 473-5 Technical Production IV

plus one of

FPA 311-5 Interdisciplinary Studies in the Arts

FPA 313-5 Art, Audience, Patronage, Institutions

plus 15 credit hours of upper division FPA courses which may be drawn from any of the above or from other available FPA offerings.

Visual Art Major Program

The bachelor of fine arts - major in visual art prepares students to become practising artists. A combination of broad-based practical studio courses in conjunction with theoretical and historical seminars allows students to understand their own production in relation to current developments in visual art and other disciplines. A strong emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of the position and responsibilities of the artist in contemporary society.

Entry to visual art studio courses, and to the visual art major program is by portfolio interview. Contact the general office for further information. Students applying to the major program must have completed their first year requirements or the equivalent. Students are required to complete a total of 75-76 credit hours in the school, plus the Faculty of Arts breadth requirement of 30 credit hours, within the total of 120 hours required for the degree.

The attention of students whose interest in visual art is related primarily to its historical, critical, or theoretical aspects, is directed to the art and culture studies major program, leading to a BA degree.

Lower Division Requirements

A minimum of 38 credit hours must be completed including all of

FPA 111-3 Issues in the Fine and Performing Arts

FPA 160-3 Introductory Studio in Visual Art I

FPA 161-3 Introductory Studio in Visual Art II

FPA 167-3 History of Art: 1839-1939

FPA 168-3 History of Art: 1940 - Present

FPA 211-3 Introduction to Contemporary Theory in the Arts

FPA 260-3 Studio in Visual Art I

FPA 261-3 Studio in Visual Art II

plus two of

FPA 163-3 Issues in Spatial Presentation

FPA 170-3 Introduction to Production Technology

FPA 262-3 Drawing I

FPA 263-3 Painting I

FPA 265-3 Photography I

FPA 269-3 Selected Topics in Visual Art I

FPA 290-2 Video Production I

plus nine additional credit hours in lower division FPA courses outside of visual art. One must be a history or theory course, and one must be a studio.

Upper Division Requirements

A minimum of 37 credit hours must be completed including all of

FPA 360-3 Studio in Visual Art III

FPA 361-3 Studio in Visual Art IV

FPA 366-3 Seminar in Visual Art I

FPA 367-3 Seminar in Visual Art II

FPA 460-3 Studio in Visual Art V

FPA 461-5 Studio in Visual Art VI

plus two of

FPA 362-3 Drawing II

FPA 363-3 Painting II

FPA 364-3 Sculpture II

FPA 365-3 Photography II

FPA 369-3 Selected Topics in Visual Art II

FPA 390-3 Video Production II

plus one of

FPA 311-5 Interdisciplinary Studies in the Arts

FPA 313-5 Arts, Audience, Patronage, Institutions

plus six additional credit hours in upper division FPA courses outside visual art.

Minor Programs

Fine and Performing Arts Minor

The FPA minor program can accommodate a wide range of interests in the fine and performing arts, but some exposure to both the practical and the theoretical aspects of art is assured by the studio course requirement at the lower division and the seminar in art and culture studies at the upper division.

Lower Division Requirements

A minimum of 12 credit hours in FPA must be completed including one studio course.

Upper Division Requirements

A minimum of 17 credit hours in FPA must be completed including at least one of FPA 311 or 313.

Film and Video Studies Minor

This minor focuses on theoretical, analytical, historical and critical aspects of film and video.

Lower Division Requirements

A minimum of 12 credit hours must be completed including the following.

FPA 136-3 The History and Aesthetics of Cinema I

FPA 137-3 The History and Aesthetics of Cinema II

plus two of

FPA 236-3 Cinema in Canada

FPA 237-3 Selected Topics in Film and Video Studies*

FPA 238-3 Introduction to Screenwriting

Upper Division Requirements

A minimum of 17 credit hours must be completed including one of

FPA 311-5 Interdisciplinary Studies in the Arts

FPA 313-5 Arts, Audience, Patronage, Institutions

plus 12 hours from

FPA 335-4 Introduction to Film Theory**

FPA 337-3 Intermediate Selected Topics in Film and Video Studies*

FPA 338-3 Advanced Screenwriting

FPA 436-3 Advanced Seminar in Film and Video Studies*

**recommended

*these courses may include studies in film and video analysis, national cinemas, genre, political cinema, etc. and may be repeated for credit when a different topic is offered.

Note: Courses devoted to film or video are occasionally offered by other departments. With prior permission, students may substitute one or more of these courses to fulfil requirements, up to a maximum of six credit hours.

Art and Culture Studies Minor

This minor program is designed for students who want to develop their understanding of the fine and performing arts. The program includes courses in the history or analysis of dance, film, music, theatre or visual art. The minor program complements other programs of study, while fostering and enriching a lifelong interest in the arts.

Lower Division Requirements

Students are required to complete a minimum of 12 credit hours as follows.

Interdisciplinary Theory Core Course

FPA 111-3 Issues in the Fine and Performing Arts

plus at least nine credit hours of lower division courses within the School for the Contemporary Arts. Six of these credit hours must be history or theory courses.

Upper Division Requirements

A minimum of 17 credit hours must be completed as follows.

both of

FPA 311-5 Interdisciplinary Studies in the Arts*

FPA 313-5 Arts, Audience, Patronage, Institutions*

(FPA 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315 taken prior to 992 will count toward this requirement.)

*This course may be taken more than once for credit if the topic changes.

plus seven credits of upper division history or theory courses from within the School for the Contemporary Arts.

Dance Extended Minor

The extended minor in dance is intended primarily for students pursuing a BA general degree with a view to teaching dance in the public schools, but may be also used in combination with other academic interests. The program is balanced with dance technique, composition and theory, and some work in a relevant art discipline other than dance.

Entry to FPA 122 and the extended minor in dance is by audition, usually scheduled for early spring and late summer. Contact the general office to make an audition appointment.

Students without sufficient dance training to audition for program entry may register in FPA 120.

Lower Division Requirements

A minimum of 28 credit hours in dance must be completed including

all of

FPA 122-4 Contemporary Dance I

FPA 123-4 Contemporary Dance II

FPA 129-3 Fundamental Integration of Human Movement

FPA 220-4 Contemporary Dance III

FPA 221-4 Contemporary Dance IV

FPA 224-3 Dance Composition I

plus one of

FPA 127-3 History of Dance: Origins to the 20th Century

FPA 227-3 History of Dance: The 20th Century

plus one of

FPA 111-3 Issues in the Fine and Performing Arts

FPA 140-3 Music in the 20th Century

FPA 150-3 Introduction to Acting I

FPA 170-3 Introduction to Production Technology

Upper Division Requirements

A minimum of 17 credit hours in dance must be completed including

all of

FPA 320-4 Contemporary Dance V

FPA 321-4 Contemporary Dance VI

FPA 426-3 Dance/Movement Analysis

plus six credit hours minimum selected from the following

FPA 322-3 Ballet I

FPA 323-3 Ballet II

FPA 325-3 Special Project in Dance Composition

FPA 326-3 Repertory I

FPA 327-3 Repertory II

FPA 420-4 Contemporary Dance VII

FPA 421-4 Contemporary Dance VIII

Film Extended Minor

This program is for students who wish to apply their studies in a broad range of other programs within the University to film and video production. Film has affinities with many other disciplines, including social sciences and humanities, English, business and communications. Students from other areas of contemporary arts may develop specific skills such as composing for film, multimedia installation, or directing actors by combining an extended minor in film with another in the appropriate area.

Entry to all film production courses is by questionnaire and interview. Contact the school by early February to request an information letter and questionnaire.

Lower Division Requirements

A minimum of 28 credit hours must be completed including all of

FPA 111-3 Issues in the Fine and Performing Arts

FPA 130-4 Fundamentals of Film

FPA 131-4 Filmmaking I

plus two of

FPA 136-3 The History and Aesthetics of Cinema I

FPA 137-3 The History and Aesthetics of Cinema II

FPA 236-3 Cinema in Canada

FPA 237-3 Selected Topics in Film and Video Studies

plus at least eight credit hours from among

FPA 230-5 Filmmaking II

FPA 231-5 Filmmaking III

FPA 232-3 Film Sound

FPA 233-2 The Techniques of Film

FPA 238-3 Screenwriting I

FPA 290-2 Video Production I

plus three credit hours from another lower division FPA course.

Upper Division Requirements

A minimum of 17 credit hours must be completed including at least three of

FPA 332-3 Film Production Seminar

FPA 334-3 Selected Topics in Film and Video Production

FPA 338-3 Screenwriting II

FPA 339-3 Directing and Acting for Film and Video

FPA 390-3 Video Production II

FPA 393-2 Techniques of Video

An upper division studio course outside film may be substituted for one of the above.

plus one of

FPA 311-5 Interdisciplinary Studies in the Arts

FPA 313-5 Arts, Audience, Patronage, Institutions

or another upper division FPA history or critical course outside film.

plus at least one of

FPA 335-4 Introduction to Film Theory

FPA 337-3 Intermediate Selected Topics in Film and Video Studies

FPA 436-3 Advanced Seminar in Film and Video Studies

Music Extended Minor

Those who wish a BA general degree by completing two extended minors are directed to the music extended minor. A balanced introduction to music composition, theory, history and performance is supplied at the lower level. A less concentrated upper division program allows students to gain experience in a particular area. Students may use this minor for teaching in the schools.

Entry to specific courses required for the extended minor in music is by interview, usually scheduled for early spring and late summer. Contact the general office to make an appointment.

Lower Division Requirements

A minimum of 27 credit hours must be completed including all of

FPA 140-3 Music in the 20th Century

FPA 145-3 Introduction to Music Composition and Theory

FPA 147-3 Introduction to Electroacoustic Music

plus five of

FPA 240-3 Contemporary Music Performance I

FPA 243-3 Gamelan I

FPA 244-3 Theory of Contemporary Music

FPA 245-3 Music Composition I

FPA 246-3 Music Composition II

FPA 247-3 Electroacoustic Music I

FPA 249-3 Selected Topics in Music I

plus one FPA lower division theory or history course outside music.

Upper Division Requirements

A minimum of 17 credit hours must be completed including three of

FPA 340-3 Contemporary Music Performance II

FPA 341-3 World Music

FPA 343-3 Gamelan II

FPA 344-3 Contemporary Music Analysis and Criticism

FPA 345-3 Music Composition III

FPA 346-3 Music Composition IV

FPA 347-3 Electroacoustic Music II

FPA 349-3 Selected Topics in Music II

FPA 443-3 Gamelan III

FPA 445-3 Music Composition V

FPA 446-3 Music Composition VI

FPA 447-3 Computer Music Composition

plus one of

FPA 311-5 Interdisciplinary Studies in the Arts

FPA 313-5 Arts, Audience, Patronage, Institutions

plus three additional credit hours in an upper division FPA course. An additional music course may be used to fulfil this requirement.

Theatre Extended Minor

This program is for the student with an interest in the technical, design and administrative aspects of theatre. Interdisciplinary requirements place the study of theatre in the context of contemporary art theory and practice.

Lower Division Requirements

A minimum of 30 credit hours must be completed including all of

FPA 111-3 Issues in the Fine and Performing Arts

FPA 150-3 Introduction to Acting I

FPA 151-3 Introduction to Acting II

FPA 170-3 Introduction to Production Technology

FPA 171-3 Stage and Production Management

FPA 257-3 Context of Theatre I

FPA 270-3 Technical Theatre

FPA 271-3 Stage Management Practice

plus any two lower division FPA theory or history courses.

Upper Division Requirements

A minimum of 17 credit hours must be completed including all of

FPA 357-3 Context of Theatre II

FPA 372-3 Technical Production I

FPA 375-3 Stage Design

plus one of

FPA 325-3 Special Projects in Dance Composition

FPA 353-3 Playmaking IV

FPA 364-3 Sculpture II

FPA 373-3 Technical Production II

FPA 374-3 Stage Lighting

FPA 389-3 Selected Topics in the Fine and Performing Arts II

FPA 390-3 Video Production II

FPA 426-3 Dance/Movement Analysis

FPA 457-3 Context of Theatre III

plus one of

FPA 311-5 Interdisciplinary Studies in the Arts

FPA 313-5 Arts, Audience, Patronage, Institutions

Visual Art Extended Minor

This extended minor may be of interest to students who wish to obtain a BA degree by completing two extended minors. This program offers a balanced selection of studio, history and theory courses in the visual art area, offering students a good introduction to contemporary art issues and practices. Students may use this minor for the purpose of teaching in the schools.

Entry to visual art studio courses, and to the extended minor in visual art, is by portfolio interview. Contact the general office for further information.

Lower Division Requirements

A minimum of 26 credit hours must be completed including all of

FPA 111-3 Issues in the Fine and Performing Arts

FPA 160-3 Introductory Studio in Visual Art I

FPA 161-3 Introductory Studio in Visual Art II

FPA 211-3 Introduction to Contemporary Theory in the Arts

FPA 260-3 Studio in Visual Art I

one of

FPA 167-3 History of Art: 1839-1939

FPA 168-3 History of Art: 1940 - Present

three of

FPA 163-3 Issues in Spatial Presentation

FPA 170-3 Introduction to Production Technology

FPA 262-3 Drawing I

FPA 263-3 Painting I

FPA 265-3 Photography I

FPA 290-2 Video Production I

Upper Division Requirements

A minimum of 17 credit hours must be completed including three of

FPA 362-3 Drawing II

FPA 363-3 Painting II

FPA 364-3 Sculpture II

FPA 365-3 Photography II

FPA 369-3 Selected Topics in Visual Art II

FPA 375-3 Stage Design

FPA 390-3 Video Production II

one of

FPA 311-5 Interdisciplinary Studies in the Arts

FPA 313-5 Arts, Audience, Patronage, Institutions

plus three additional upper division credit hours in FPA. An additional visual art course may be used to fulfil this requirement.

Joint Major in Anthropology or Sociology, and Art and Culture Studies

The joint majors in art and culture studies and anthropology, and art and culture studies and sociology, are interdisciplinary programs that offer students opportunities to link the study of contemporary arts with the social sciences. Students may undertake a program that explores the interrelationships between fine and performing arts, cultural criticism, intercultural relations, and social, economic or political processes. Alternatively, they may choose to select courses that pertain to one or two areas in particular.

Art and Culture Studies Lower Division Requirements

Students must complete 18 credit hours as follows.

Interdisciplinary Theory Core Courses

FPA 111-3 Issues in the Fine and Performing Arts

FPA 211-3 Introduction to Contemporary Theory in the Arts

Disciplinary History Courses

Students must complete at least six credit hours of lower division disciplinary history or theory courses from within the School for the Contemporary Arts.

Studio Courses

Students must complete at least six credit hours of lower division studio courses from within the School for the Contemporary Arts.

Note: For some studio courses, permission to register is selective and may be based on an interview or audition. Contact the School for the Contemporary Arts for more detail regarding specific studio courses.

Art and Culture Studies Upper Division Requirements

Students are required to complete 17 credit hours as follows.

Interdisciplinary Theory Core

Students must complete both of

FPA 311-5 Interdisciplinary Studies in the Arts*

FPA 313-5 Arts, Audience, Patronage, Institutions*

(FPA 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315 taken prior to 99-2 will count towards this requirement.)

*This course may be taken more than once for credit if the topic changes.

plus a minimum of seven credit hours chosen from

FPA 390-3 Video Production II

FPA 393-2 Techniques of Video

FPA 411-3 Interdisciplinary Studies in the Contemporary Arts

FPA 412-4 Advanced Seminar in Art and Culture Studies

FPA 436-3 Advanced Seminar in Film and Video Studies

Note: Some courses listed have prerequisites beyond those that can be applied to the joint major program requirements.

Anthropology Lower Division Requirements

Students complete 20 credit hours including all of

SA 101-4 Introduction to Anthropology (A)

SA 245-4 Cultures and Images (A)

SA 255-4 Introduction to Social Research (SA)

plus eight additional credit hours at the 200 division chosen from the following.

SA 201-4 Anthropology of Contemporary Life*

SA 203-4 Comparative Ethnic Relations (SA)*

SA 217-4 Conflict, Violence and War (SA)

SA 218-4 Illness, Culture and Society (SA)

SA 263-4 Peasants, Proletarians and the Global Economy (A)

SA 286-4 Aboriginal Peoples and British Columbia: Introduction (A)

SA 293-4 Special Topics in Anthropology (A)

SA 294-4 Special Topics in Anthropology and Sociology**

WS 200-3 Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective

*highly recommended

**applicable only when the topic is anthropology

Anthropology Upper Division Requirements

Students complete 20 credit hours including both of

SA 301-4 Contemporary Ethnography (A)

SA 356-4 Ethnography and Qualitative Methods (SA)

plus 12 additional credit hours chosen from

SA 303-4 Ethnic Conflict (SA)

SA 316-4 Tourism and Social Policy (SA)

SA 318-4 The Anthropology of Medicine (A)

SA 319-4 Culture, Ethnicity and Aging (SA)

SA 320-4 Population and Society (SA)

SA 323-4 Symbol, Myth and Meaning (A)

SA 332-4 The Archaeology of Childhood (A)

SA 340-4 Social Issues and Social Policy Analysis (SA)

SA 345-4 Issues in Canadian Ethnic Relations (SA)*

SA 360-4 Special Topics in Sociology and Anthropology (SA)**

SA 363-4 Processes of Development and Underdevelopment (SA)

SA 364-4 Urban Communities and Cultures (SA)

SA 365-4 Selected Regional Areas (SA)

SA 371-4 The Environment and Society (SA)

SA 374-4 South Africa: Socio-Political Development (SA)

SA 386-4 Native Peoples and Public Policy (SA)

SA 387-4 Canadian Native Peoples (SA)

SA 388-4 Comparative Studies of Minority Indigenous Peoples (SA)

SA 400-4 Canadian Ethnic Minorities (SA)

SA 401-4 The politics of Culture in Contemporary Societies (A)*

SA 402-4 The Practice of Anthropology (A)*

SA 447-4 Selected Issues in Social Policy Analysis (SA)

SA 451-4 Issues in Anthropological Theory (A)

SA 455-4 Special Topics in Applied Social Research (SA)

SA 460-4 Special Topics in Sociology and Anthropology (SA)**

SA 463-4 Special Topics in Development Studies (SA)

SA 467-4 Anthropology of the Self (A)

SA 472-4 Anthropology and the Past (A)

SA 486-4 Aboriginal Peoples and British Columbia: Advanced Seminar (A)

SA 496-4 Directed Readings in Anthropology (A)

*highly recommended

**applicable only when the topic is anthropology

Sociology Lower Division Requirements

Students complete 19 credit hours including all of

SA 150-4 Introduction to Sociology (S)

SA 250-4 Introduction to Sociological Theory (S)

SA 255-4 Introduction to Social Research (SA)

STAT 203-3 Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences

plus four credit hours chosen from

SA 202-4 Post-Industrial Societies (S)

SA 203-4 Comparative Ethnic Relations (SA)

SA 216-4 Sociology of Leisure (S)

SA 217-4 Conflict, Violence and War (SA)

SA 231-4 The Sociology of Domestic Life (S)

SA 260-4 Individual and Society (S)

SA 292-4 Special Topics in Sociology (S)

SA 294-4 Special Topics in Sociology and Anthropology (SA)**

**applicable only when the topic is sociology

Sociology Upper Division Requirements

Students must complete 20 credit hours as follows.

both of

SA 350-4 Classical Sociological Thought

SA 355-4 Quantitative Methods

plus an additional 12 credit hours chosen from

CMNS 334-4 Cultural Policy*

SA 300-4 Canadian Social Structure (SA)

SA 303-4 Ethnic Conflicts (SA)

SA 304-4 Social Control (S)

SA 316-4 Tourism and Social Policy (SA)

SA 319-4 Culture, Ethnicity and Aging (SA)

SA 320-4 Population and Society (SA)

SA 321-4 Social Movements (S)

SA 322-4 Sociology of Religion (S)

SA 325-4 Political Sociology (S)

SA 326-4 Ecology and Social Thought (S)

SA 327-4 Sociology of Knowledge (S)

SA 333-4 Schooling and Society (S)

SA 335-4 Gender Relations and Social Issues (S)

SA 340-4 Social Issues and Social Policy Analysis (SA)**

SA 345-4 Issues in Canadian Ethnic Relations (SA)

SA 351-4 Classical Marxist Thought (SA)

SA 357-4 Survey Methods (SA)*

SA 360-4 Special Topics in Sociology and Anthropology (SA)**

SA 362-4 Society and the Changing Global Division of Labor (S)

SA 363-4 Processes of Development and Underdevelopment (SA)

SA 364-4 Urban Communities and Cultures (SA)

SA 365-4 Selected Regional Areas (SA)

SA 371-4 The Environment and Society (SA)

SA 374-4 South Africa: Socio-Political Development (SA)

SA 400-4 Canadian Ethnic Minorities (SA)

SA 416-4 Sociology of Art Forms (S)

SA 420-4 Sociology of Aging (SA)

SA 447-4 Selected Issues in Social Policy Analysis (SA)

SA 450-4 Advanced Sociological Theory (S)

SA 455-4 Special Topics in Applied Social Research (SA)

SA 460-4 Special Topics in Sociology and Anthropology (SA)**

SA 463-4 Special Topics in Development Studies (SA)

SA 497-4 Directed Readings in Sociology (S)

*highly recommended

**applicable only when the topic is sociology

Praxis Centre for Screenwriters

#300 - 12 Water Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 1A5, (604) 682-3100 Tel, (604) 682-7909 Fax

Director

P. Gruben BA (Rice)

Praxis is a professional development workshop for screenwriters and filmmakers. Intensive non-credit workshops are held twice a year for writers whose feature film scripts have been chosen through a national competition. In addition, Praxis offers public seminars throughout the year and maintains a reference library of film scripts and other materials related to film production and studies.



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