Artwork by Qian Sun titled The Suspended

If you have any questions about courses please contact:

  • Brett Roberts (519-888-4567 x30372), the Administrative Coordinator for Undergraduate Studies

Fine Arts courses overview

A list of Studio courses and their descriptions can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar coded as FINE

Information about Visual Culture courses offered in Fine Arts can be found under both FINE and VCULT.  For Visual Culture courses offered outside of the Fine Arts department, please see the Undergraduate Calendar (Honours Fine Arts – Visual Culture, Three-year General – Visual Culture, Visual Culture in a Global Context Minor).

To find out which courses are currently offered and when, please search FINE or VCULT on the Schedule of Classes.

(Please note that students enrolled in studio should expect material costs to range between $60 and $200 per course.)

Topic offerings for Winter 2020

FINE 307 Advanced Topics in Studio

These courses provide Fine Arts students with an opportunity to study a range of advanced topics that expand, explore, and refine personal areas of interest in studio practice. Advanced topics are announced term by term.

FINE 307 Section 001- Topic: Art and Text in Studio Practice

This course will focus on narrative / non-narrative engagement and conceptual experimentation with text. Students will work on independent text-based projects and will engage with language in ways that are meaningful to their individual interests. Students can work in a variety of fields – print, time-based media, painting, sculpture, audio and drawing. Typography and an understanding of the fundamentals of working with type will be the foundation on which students will develop their projects. Students will look at practitioners such as the concrete poets, the texts of Kurt Schwitters, Fluxus, Ed Ruscha, Lawrence Weiner, Barbara Kruger, Ken Lum and Kay Rosen to list a few.

Tuesday/Thursday 9:00-11:20 from January 5 - February 11

FINE 307 Section 002- Topic: Motion in Sculpture

Taught from a Fine Arts perspective, the objective of this course is to introduce students to the incorporation of movement into sculpture. We will be looking at the work of Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp, László Moholy-Nagy, Jean Tinguely, Rebecca Horn, Arthur Ganson and Anne Lilly to decipher methodologies of movement. The course will begin with analysis of different types of analogue mechanical systems such as levers, linkages and cams, alongside newer digital technologies like Arduino and other microcontrollers. Motors, sensors and interactive design will also be analyzed. Students will work to produce one minor and one major artwork along with a set of technical milestones.

Tuesday/Thursday 9:00-11:20 from February 25 - March 31

FINE 307 Section 003- Topic: to be decided

Tuesday/Thursday 1:00-3:20 from January 5 - February 11

Fine 308 Honours Studio/Seminar

Tuesday/Thursday 1:00-3:20 from February 25 - March 31