2017 Summer Course Offerings

**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 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.**

Visual Studies Courses (VST)

Visual Culture & Communication Courses (VCC)
Art History Courses (FAH)
Studio Art Courses (FAS)
Cinema Studies Courses (CIN)

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

Visual Studies Courses (VST)

There are no VST courses currently for Summer 2017


Visual Culture & Communication Courses (VCC)

VCC308H5F - Activism in Visual and Media Culture (HUM)

This course will examine political and social activism in visual and media culture focusing on the role that visual representation has played in social movements and how artists/activists have employed visual media to achieve specific ends that challenge and resist dominant visual representations and political formations.

Prerequisites: VCC101H5, VCC201H5

Art History Courses (FAH)

FAH274H5F - Renaissance Art and Architecture (HUM)

A selective survey of the major art centres, types of artistic production, personalities, and trends in Italy and the North, from the early fifteenth century to the mid-sixteenth. The creation and diffusion of art are addressed through an understanding of historical techniques (media), cultural determinants such as patronage, and significant works of art. [24L, 12T]

Exclusion: FAH230H1, VPHB74H3

Recommended Prep: FAH101H5/FAH105H5/FAH202H5

FAH392H5F - Topics in Modern Art/Architecture (HUM)

An examination of a topic in modern art and or architecture. Topics vary from year to year; the content in any given year depends upon the instructor. This will be a lecture course for approximately 30 students. [24S]

Prerequisites: FAH101H5/FAH105H5/FAH202H5 and FAH287/FAH288H5/FAH289H5 or P.I.

FAH392H5S - Topics in Modern Art/Architecture (HUM)

An examination of a topic in modern art and or architecture. Topics vary from year to year; the content in any given year depends upon the instructor. This will be a lecture course for approximately 30 students. [24S]

Prerequisites: FAH101H5/FAH105H5/FAH202H5 and FAH287/FAH288H5/FAH289H5 or P.I.

FAH482H5S - Studies in Medieval Art (HUM)

Students who have demonstrated unusual ability in earlier years will be encouraged to undertake, under the supervision of one or more staff members, special research projects culminating in a major research paper. Not more than two half-courses in Independent Studies may be taken in a single year. Students must have written consent of their faculty supervisor(s) and the undergraduate counsellor before registering.

Prerequisites: Six FAH courses including a 300+ level half course and P.I.

Studio Art Courses (FAS)

NB: All FAS courses are held at Sheridan.

FAS143H5F Drawing I (HUM)

Drawing 1 introduces core drawing practices at the entry level. This course provides an opportunity for students to develop their drawing skills, visual vocabulary, and understanding of conceptual and formal approaches to both historical and contemporary practices. Drawing is presented as a technical, interpretive and expressive tool: students make observational drawings from objects, environments, and the figure, and work with imagined and found sources. Sessions include demonstrations, illustrated presentations, and individual assignments. [72P]
Exclusion: VIS205H1, VPSA70

FAS145H5F Painting I (HUM)

This course is an exploration of the techniques and subject matter of 20th-century painting in relation to contemporary painting practices. Students work with both observational and conceptual approaches through experimentation with painting's formal elements, traditional and non-traditional painting materials, montage, and abstraction. [72P]
Exclusion: FAS230Y1; VIS201H1, VPSA61

FAS147H5F Photography I (HUM)

This introductory course emphasizes the use photography as a tool for artistic expression. Students will build skills using a manual-operation camera, processing B&W film, creating silver-based photographic prints in the darkroom, and in acquiring basic digital processing and printing techniques in colour photography. Photography is presented as a medium for communication through in-class discussion, analysis and interpretation. [72P]
Exclusion: VIS217H1, VIS218H1, VPSB67

FAS232H5F Print Media I (HUM)

This course is an introduction to relief and intaglio print media processes within a contemporary context. Students explore and experiment with the materials, techniques and processes of print, and integrate them with formal and contextual concerns. Projects combine research, presentations, discussions and critical thinking. [72P]
Exclusion: VIS203H1, 303H1

FAS247H5F Photography II (HUM)

A continuation of FAS147H Photography 1, this course further develops the use of camera handling and lighting techniques, along with light-sensitive and digital-imaging materials for visual communication and personal expression. Students learn a variety of printing methods including fibre-based printing, sequencing, multiples and other techniques that further develop the creative aspects of the medium. Use of the video camera and basic video editing is introduced. Investigations of historical and contemporary uses of the medium emphasize technical, aesthetic and conceptual considerations. [72P]
Exclusion: VIS318H1, VPSB75
Prerequisite: FAS147H5/P.I.

FAS248H5F Sculpture I (HUM)

This course introduces students to basic sculptural processes and materials, such as casting, mold-making, construction in cardboard, and fabrication in wood, metal and found objects. A series of conceptual exercises provide opportunity for creative problem-solving and critical analysis while challenging conventional models of sculptural production. [72P]
Exclusion: VIS204H1, 306H1, VPSA71

FAS248H5S Sculpture I (HUM)

This course introduces students to basic sculptural processes and materials, such as casting, mold-making, construction in cardboard, and fabrication in wood, metal and found objects. A series of conceptual exercises provide opportunity for creative problem-solving and critical analysis while challenging conventional models of sculptural production. [72P]
Exclusion: VIS204H1, 306H1, VPSA71

Cinema Studies Courses (CIN)

CIN290H5F Topics in Cinema Studies (HUM)

The course may have a historical, genre, theoretical, auteur, or other focus. See the Department of Visual Studies website at www.utm.utoronto.ca/dvs for the current topic. [24L, 12T, 36P]
Recommended Preparation: CIN101H5