Courses

ART/DES 630 Seminar in Related Disciplines: From Critique to Criticality

*3 (Fall term) Friday 11:00-1:50
Instructor: Natalie Loveless or Gavin Renwick

This course is required for all MFA and MDes first-year students in the Department of Art and Design.

What modes of knowing are facilitated by the complex intersections of art and design research? This question has increasingly found itself at the center of contemporary research on and through art and design practice, with numerous books, exhibitions, articles and journals devoted to it. This course will examine contemporary debates in art and design research and education, as well as the impact of such debates on contemporary practices and scholarship from an integrated and exploratory perspective. Outputs will include presentation of readings, presentation of work in progress, and a mandatory "research-creation" assignment tailored to students’ own practices. This assignment will support students in approaching art and design history and theory through their practice and work towards generating research tools that support their ongoing MDes and MFA studies.

In winter term of the first year, MFA students are also required to take a seminar in the History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture (HADVC). HADVC course listings change every year.

The following studio-based courses are taken in the first year of the graduate program. Students are assigned a first-year supervisor and begin studio research that will lead towards their thesis exhibition. Students are expected to support their studio practice with research from other disciplines such as philosophy, history, and cultural studies, and to develop an understanding of how their studio practice relates to broader concerns in contemporary art and society. Experimentation and inter-disciplinary engagement across the Fine Arts is encouraged. Restricted to Master of Fine Arts students. Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

Drawing/Intermedia

ART 640 Drawing: Concepts, Analysis and Criticism
*6 (fi 12) (either term, 0-18L-0)

ART 641 Drawing: Development of Concepts, Analysis and Criticism
*6 (fi 12) (either term, 0-18L-0)

Painting

ART 612 Painting: Concepts, Analysis, and Criticism
*6 (fi 12) (either term, 0-18L-0)

ART 613 Painting: Development of Concepts, Analysis, and Criticism
*6 (fi 12) (either term, 0-18L-0)

Printmaking

ART 622 Printmaking: Concepts, Analysis, and Criticism
*6 (fi 12) (either term, 0-18L-0)

ART 623 Printmaking: Development of Concepts, Analysis and Criticism
*6 (fi 12) (either term, 0-18L-0)

Sculpture

ART 662 Sculpture: Concepts, Analysis, and Criticism
*6 (fi 12) (either term, 0-18L-0)

ART 663 Sculpture: Development of Concepts, Analysis, and Criticism
*6 (fi 12) (either term, 0-18L-0)