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School for the Contemporary Arts Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2018

Visual Art Extended Minor

This program may interest those who wish to obtain a bachelor of arts (BA) degree by completing an extended minor program. The program offers studio, history and theory courses in visual art, giving a good introduction to contemporary art issues and practices. A extended minor may be used for the purpose of teaching in public and private schools.

Methods and concepts courses are offered simultaneously as upper and lower division courses; with the exception of CA 269/369. They may only be completed once for credit, either as a lower division course or an upper division course, but not both.

Admission Requirements

Program and course admission is contingent upon University admission. Contact Student Services for admission procedures, requirements and deadlines. Entry to all programs and to many courses is by audition, interview or application. Contact the school’s office for information on procedures and deadlines.

Although the University operates on a trimester system, most CA courses are planned in a two term (fall and spring) sequence. Consequently, students enter in the fall term (September) and are advised to contact the school in the preceding January for program entry and requirements information.

Transfer Credit and Advanced Standing

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

About the School’s Course Offerings

Students are encouraged to take advantage of interdisciplinary offerings within the school. As many programs depend on a continuing sequence of courses completed in order, students should plan carefully to gain the maximum benefit and efficiency from their study. Note that not all courses are offered every term and several are offered on a rotational basis, i.e. every third or fourth term. An advisor is available to help plan study programs.

Students are reminded that the school is an interdisciplinary fine and performing arts department, and are strongly advised to acquaint themselves with the many disciplinary courses that are available.

Special Topics Courses

The subject matter (and prerequisites) of special or selected topics courses vary by term.

Prior Approval Prerequisite

Where a prerequisite is or includes ‘prior approval,’ approval must be obtained before enrolling in the course. Contact the school for further information.

Program Requirements

Lower Division Requirements

Students complete a minimum of 30 units including all of

CA 160 - Introductory Studio in Visual Art I (3)

A hands-on studio course modeled on the progressive development of artistic practice from simple mark-making to full scale installation. Through a process of continuous transformation, an original idea is developed in a sequence of methods, materials and scales. Some research is required. A course materials fee is required. Students with credit for FPA 160 may not take this course for further credit.

CA 161 - Introductory Studio in Visual Art II (3)

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. Prerequisite: CA (or FPA) 160. Students with credit for FPA 161 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sabine Bitter
Mo, We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
GCA B2540, GOLDCORP
D200 Sessional
Tu, Th 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
GCA B2540, GOLDCORP
CA 167 - Visual Art and Culture I (3)

An introduction to the visual arts of the nineteenth century. Formal and thematic approaches to the arts will be introduced, with attention to the social, institutional, national, and international contexts of art. Students with credit for FPA 167 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.

CA 168 - Visual Art and Culture II (3)

A study of the visual arts from the twentieth century to the present, with attention to the artists, artworks, movements, and discourses that re-defined the functions and meanings of art. The debates of modernism, postmodernity, postcolonialism, feminism, and the avant-garde will be systematically explored. Students with credit for FPA 168 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Claudette Lauzon
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
HCC 1800, Vancouver
CA 186 - Art and the Moving Image (3)

Introduces innovations in the fine and performing arts to show the range of possibilities open to those who wish to employ or understand the use of moving images in their disciplinary and multidisciplinary art practices. By the completion of the course students should have a good sense not only of previous innovations and traditions, but of the contemporary scene as well. Students with credit for FPA 186 may not take this course for further credit.

CA 210 - Artworks, Theories, Contexts (3)

Introduces theoretical concepts and historical issues that have informed the creation, perception, interpretation, and analysis of selected artworks in formative epochs, such as the Renaissance, Romanticism, Modernism, or Postmodernism. Prerequisite: 21 units including six in the history or theory of the fine or performing arts and CA (or FPA) 168. Students with credit for FPA 210 may not take this course for further credit.

CA 260 - Studio in Visual Art I (3)

This course permits students to work extensively in a mature critical studio environment on a combination of freely chosen and assigned projects in various contemporary media. Reading will be required. Prerequisite: CA (or FPA) 161, and 168. A course materials fee is required. Students with credit for FPA 260 may not take this course for further credit.

CA 261 - Studio in Visual Art II (3)

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. Prerequisite: CA (or FPA) 260. A course materials fee is required. Students with credit for FPA 261 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jin-me Yoon
Tu, Th 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
DT DTVSAR, DT VSAR

and six units of

CA 262 - Methods and Concepts: Drawing-based Practices (3)

A studio course introducing drawing practices as they relate to practical, conceptual, aesthetic and historical issues in contemporary art. Prerequisite: CA (or FPA) 160. A course materials fee is required. Students with credit for FPA 262 may not take this course for further credit.

CA 263 - Methods and Concepts: Painting-based Practices (3)

A studio course introducing painting practices as they relate to practical, conceptual, aesthetic and historical issues in contemporary art. Prerequisite: CA (or FPA) 160. A course materials fee is required. Students with credit for FPA 263 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sessional
Mo, We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
DT DTVSAR, DT VSAR
CA 264 - Methods and Concepts: Sculptural Practices (3)

A studio course introducing sculptural practices as they relate to practical, conceptual, aesthetic and historical issues in contemporary art. Prerequisite: CA (or FPA) 160. A course materials fee is required. Students with credit for FPA 264 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sessional
Mo, We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
DT DTVSAR, DT VSAR
CA 265 - Methods and Concepts: Photo-based Practices (3)

A studio course introducing photographic practices as they relate to practical, conceptual, aesthetic and historical issues in contemporary art. Prerequisite: CA (or FPA) 160. A course materials fee is required. Students with credit for FPA 265 may not take this course for further credit.

CA 269 - Methods and Concepts: Selected Topics (3) *

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

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sabine Bitter
Mo, We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
DT DTVSAR, DT VSAR

* may be completed more than once under a different topic. Topics may change every term and include, but are not limited to, installation practices, performance practices, digital 2D practices, and time-based media practices. Contact the school for further information.

Upper Division Requirements

Students complete a minimum of 15 units including six units of

CA 362 - Methods and Concepts: Drawing-based Practices (3)

Presents drawing practices as they relate to practical, conceptual, aesthetic and historical issues in contemporary art. Additional assignments will be required for students taking the course at this level. Prerequisite: CA (or FPA) 160. A course materials fee is required. Students with credit for FPA 362 may not take this course for further credit.

CA 363 - Methods and Concepts: Painting Practices (3)

Presents painting practices as they relate to practical, conceptual, aesthetic and historical issues in contemporary art. Additional assignments will be required for students taking the course at this level. (studio). Prerequisite: CA (or FPA) 160. A course materials fee is required. Students with credit for FPA 363 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sessional
Mo, We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
DT DTVSAR, DT VSAR
CA 364 - Methods and Concepts: Sculptural Practices (3)

Presents sculptural practices as they relate to practical, conceptual, aesthetic and historical issues in contemporary art. Additional assignments will be required for students taking the course at this level. Prerequisite: CA (or FPA) 160. A course materials fee is required. Students with credit for FPA 364 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sessional
Mo, We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
DT DTVSAR, DT VSAR
CA 365 - Methods and Concepts: Photo-based Practices (3)

Presents photo-based practices as they relate to practical, conceptual, aesthetic and historical issues in contemporary art. Additional assignments will be required for students taking the course at this level. Prerequisite: CA (or FPA) 160. A course materials fee is required. Students with credit for FPA 365 may not take this course for further credit.

CA 369 - Methods and Concepts: Selected Topics (3) *

A studio course presenting topics in art-making practices as they relate to practical, conceptual, aesthetic and historical issues in contemporary art. This course may be taken more than once for credit under a different topic. Prerequisite: CA (or FPA) 160. A course materials fee is required.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sabine Bitter
Mo, We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
DT DTVSAR, DT VSAR

and nine CA upper division units including one history/theory courses.

* *may be completed more than once under a different topic. Topics may change every term and include, but are not limited to, installation practices, performance practices, digital 2D practices, and time-based media practices. Contact the school for further information.