Courses

Explore our current course offerings

Art History Courses (FAH) 

Studio Art Courses (FAS) 

Cinema Studies Courses (CIN)

Visual Culture & Communication Courses (VCC) 

Visual Studies Courses (VST) 

 

Please note that students in the Department of Visual Studies are not permitted to double enrol in courses (i.e., students may not enrol in two DVS classes that are offered at the same time, or in a DVS class and any other class at the same time). Students who do so will be removed from one of the two classes.

To start planning your timetable, visit the Office of the Registrar's Timetable Planner.

 


 

2021 Fall & 2022 Winter Courses

Art History Courses (FAH)

Coloured drawing of a portrait
Pootoogook, Annie. Composition (Portrait of Pitseolak). 2006. Coloured and metallic pencil, black porous-point pen on paper. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto.
  • FAH101H5F - Introduction to Art History (HUM)
  • FAH205H5S - Art in Antiquity (HUM)
  • FAH216H5S - Later Medieval Art and Architecture (HUM)
  • FAH279H5F - Baroque Art and Architecture (HUM)
  • FAH289H5F - Art Since 1945 (HUM)
  • FAH291H5F - History of Photography (HUM)
  • FAH295H5S - Topics in Art History (HUM)
  • FAH310H5F - Curating Matters: Contexts and Issues in Contemporary Curatorial Practice (HUM)
  • FAH317H5S - Spirit Photography (HUM)
  • FAH385H5F - Modern and Contemporary Art of India (HUM)
  • FAH390H5S - Topics in Modern Art and Architecture (HUM)
  • FAH392H5F - Topics in Modern Art/Architecture (HUM)- South Asia, Colonialism and the Visual Arts
  • FAH394H5S - Topics in Early Modern Art and Architecture (HUM)- Pain, Suffering and the Making of the Self
  • FAH395H5S - Topics in Islamic Art and Architecture (HUM) – Cities in the Muslim World
  • FAH415H5F - Theory and Criticism of Photography (HUM)
  • FAH451H5S - Curating Now: Turning Concepts into Curatorial Projects (HUM)
  • FAH489H5S - Studies in Modern Art (HUM) – Photography’s Collective Futures and other Lives
  • FAH492H5F - Topics in Modern Art and Architecture (HUM) – Nationalism and Identity in 19th-century French Art
  • FAH493H5F - Topics in Early Modern Art and Architecture (HUM) – Technical Art History
  • FAH494H5S - Topics in Contemporary Art and Theory (HUM) – Curatorial topic
  • FAH496H5S - Topics in Modern Art and Architecture (HUM)
  • VST410H5S - Internship in Visual Studies (HUM)

 

Studio Art Courses (FAS)

Pen and ink drawing of "Satire on Art Criticism" by of Rembrandt
Rembrandt. Satire on Art Criticism. 1644. Pen and brown ink corrected with white. Met Museum, New York.
  • FAS143H5F - Drawing I (HUM EXP)
  • FAS143H5S - Drawing I (HUM EXP)
  • FAS145H5F - Painting I (HUM EXP)
  • FAS145H5S - Painting I (HUM EXP)
  • FAS147H5F - Photography I (HUM EXP)
  • FAS147H5S - Photography I (HUM EXP)
  • FAS232H5F - Print Media I (HUM EXP)
  • FAS232H5S - Print Media I (HUM EXP)
  • FAS234H5F - Print Media II (HUM EXP)
  • FAS234H5S - Print Media II (HUM EXP)
  • FAS236H5F - Design I (HUM EXP)
  • FAS236H5S - Design I (HUM EXP)
  • FAS243H5F - Drawing II (HUM EXP)
  • FAS243H5S - Drawing II (HUM EXP)
  • FAS245H5F - Painting II (HUM EXP)
  • FAS245H5S - Painting II (HUM EXP)
  • FAS246H5F - Design II (HUM EXP)
  • FAS246H5S - Design II (HUM EXP)
  • FAS247H5F - Photography II (HUM EXP)
  • FAS247H5S - Photography II (HUM EXP)
  • FAS248H5F - Sculpture I (HUM EXP)
  • FAS248H5S - Sculpture I (HUM EXP)
  • FAS258H5F - Sculpture II (HUM EXP)
  • FAS258H5S - Sculpture II (HUM EXP)
  • FAS334Y5Y - Print Media III (HUM EXP)
  • FAS343Y5Y - Drawing III (HUM EXP)
  • FAS345Y5Y - Painting III (HUM EXP)
  • FAS346Y5Y - Design III (HUM EXP)
  • FAS347Y5Y - Photography III (HUM EXP)
  • FAS348Y5Y - Sculpture III (HUM EXP)
  • FAS359Y5Y - Video and Sound (HUM EXP)
  • FAS369Y5Y - Performance-Based Art (HUM EXP) (not being offered in 2021-22)
  • FAS434Y5Y - Individual Investigations in Print Media (HUM EXP)
  • FAS443Y5 - Individual Investigations in Drawing (HUM)
  • FAS445Y5 - Individual Investigations in Painting (HUM)
  • FAS446Y5 - Individual Investigations in Design (HUM)
  • FAS447Y5 - Individual Investigations in Photography (HUM)
  • FAS448Y5 - Individual Investigations in Sculpture (HUM)
  • FAS451H5 - Advanced Project (HUM)
  • FAS452H5 - Advanced Project (HUM)
  • FAS453H5 - Art Education Practice (HUM)
  • FAS454H5 - Professional Practice (HUM)
  • FAS455H5 - Teaching Art in the School and Community (HUM)

 

NB: All FAS courses are held at Sheridan.

 

Cinema Studies Courses (CIN)

Coloured photograph of Elm Road Drive-In sign
Coloured photograph of Elm Road Drive-In sign
  • CIN101H5F - An Introduction to Cinema Studies (HUM)
  • CIN102H5S - Modernity and the Moving Image (HUM)
  • CIN205H5F - Canadian Auteurs (HUM)
  • CIN207H5S - East Asian Cinema (HUM)
  • CIN208H5F - The Films of Abbas Kiarostami: Being and Movement (HUM)
  • CIN215H5S - Bollywood in Context (HUM)
  • CIN290H5S - Topics in Cinema Studies (HUM) – Cinema and Philosophy
  • CIN301H5F - Topics in Cinema Studies (HUM) – Cinema of HIV/AIDS
  • CIN302H5S - Topics in Cinema Studies (HUM)
  • CIN305H5F - Taiwan New Wave in Our Time (HUM)
  • CIN309H5S - Colour and the Moving image (HUM)
  • CIN310H5F - Melodrama (HUM)
  • CIN400H5F - Topics in Cinema Studies (HUM) – Decolonizing the image in Third Cinema
  • CIN401H5S - Topics in Cinema Studies (HUM)
  • CIN402H5F - Avant-Garde Film and Video (HUM)
  • CIN403H5S - Queerscapes, Screenscapes, Escapes: Gender and Sexuality Across East and Southeast Asian Cinemas (HUM)

 

Visual Culture Communication Courses (VCC)

Commercial colour lithograph of trade cards from the "Household Pets" series
Issued by William S. Kimball & Company. Mama's Pet, from the Household Pets series (N194).1891. Commercial color lithograph. Met Museum, New York.
  • VCC101H5S - Introduction to Visual Culture (HUM)
  • VCC236H5F - North American Consumer Culture: 1890-Present (HUM)
  • VCC290H5F - Topics in Visual Culture and Communication (HUM) – Visualizing Public Sham
  • VCC290H5S - Topics in Visual Culture and Communication (HUM)
  • VCC292H5S - Topics in Visual Culture and Communication (HUM)
  • VCC308H5F - Activism in Visual and Media Culture (HUM)
  • VCC309H5S - Society and Spectacle (HUM)
  • VCC390H5S - Topics in Visual Culture and Communication (HUM)
  • VCC392H5F - Topics in Visual Culture and Communication (HUM) – Visual Culture and Media Infrastructures
  • VCC400H5S - Advanced Project (HUM)
  • VCC490H5F - Topics in Visual Culture and Communication (HUM) – Animals in Visual Culture
  • VCC492H5S - Topics in Visual Culture and Communication (HUM)

Visual Studies Courses (VST)

Professor helping students with design at a studio class

 

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  • CIN101H5F - An Introduction to Cinema Studies (HUM)
  • CIN102H5S - Modernity and the Moving Image (HUM)
  • CIN205H5F - Canadian Auteurs (HUM)
  • CIN215H5F - Bollywood in Context (HUM)
  • CIN290H5S - Topics in Cinema Studies (HUM)
  • CIN301H5F - Topics in Cinema Studies (HUM)
  • CIN302H5S - Topics in Cinema Studies (HUM)
  • CIN305H5F - Taiwan New Wave in Our Time (HUM)
  • CIN400H5F - Topics in Cinema Studies (HUM)
  • CIN400H5S - Topics in Cinema Studies (HUM)
  • CIN401H5S - Topics in Cinema Studies (HUM) 
  • VCC101H5S - Introduction to Visual Culture (HUM)
  • VCC205H5S - Monsters (HUM)
  • VCC236H5F - North American Consumer Culture: 1890-Present (HUM)
  • VCC290H5F - Topics in Visual Culture and Communication (HUM)
  • VCC292H5S - Topics in Visual Culture and Communication (HUM)
  • VCC306H5F - Visual Culture and Colonialism (HUM)
  • VCC309H5F - Society and Spectacle (HUM)
  • VCC390H5S - Topics in Visual Culture and Communication (HUM)
  • VCC392H5S - Topics in Visual Culture and Communication (HUM)
  • VCC400H5S - Advanced Project (HUM)
  • VCC490H5F - Topics in Visual Culture and Communication (HUM)
  • VCC490H5S - Topics in Visual Culture and Communication (HUM)
  • VCC492H5F - Topics in Visual Culture and Communication (HUM)
  • VST410H5S - Internship in Visual Studies (HUM EXP)