HUMN 311 S090: Visual Art Seminar

These seminars are taught from the viewpoint of a practicing artist, and focus on historical and/or contemporary issues relevant to particular disciplines or subjects. Seminars develop student critical awareness of the content and context of cultural production in relation to a wide range of practices and theories. Students attend lectures and discussion groups; in addition they are required to undertake research, give presentations, complete visual projects, and write papers. Descriptions of specific seminar topics are available by clicking the section hotlink on myEC or through

Priority is given to CRCP, PHOT and VIAR students and students who have never taken this class in the past. Students outside of the registration priority group may register/waitlist for this course as of the registration rule release date.

Course content: 

 Time Travel and the Shape of Things: Throwing Light and Shadow 

This course invites students to explore their work in any and all media in the context of continuum of time and shape; physically, experientially and symbolically. The course will ask students to consider works of art as time travelers able to carry form and content into the future, and equally able to haunt the present with the past. Considering the shape of things via the projection of light and shadow both physically and symbolically, the course will explore the importance of perspective and distortion. How do we shape things? How does our work function to throw light and shadow across time and space? How do we change the shape of things, what is required? To what extent do we travel in time, for what reasons, and how willingly? Students from all backgrounds working in all media are invited to participate in the course.  



Completion of Second Year

Course outline
A section outline in PDF format is available, but only to logged in users.
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ONLINE course
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Meeting Information: 
Date / Time Days Room Building
Jan 8-Apr 24