VAST 310 F001G: Visual Arts: Special Topics

This course presents content that address a specific subject area or theme within Visual Arts practices. Assigned projects specific to the area of study, presentations, demonstrations, and critiques are an integral part of the course. Emphasis is placed on the critical examination of the students' work, technical development and the students' exploration of contemporary ideas The focus of the course is determined by the instructor.

Priority is given to CRCP and VIAR students in Years 3 and 4. Students outside of the registration priority group may register/waitlist for this course as of the registration rule release date. pics

Course content: 

Topic: Ideas of Culture and Cultural Practice

This studio course will look at ideas of both culture and cultural practices as they have intersected with the understanding and production of art. Students will be encouraged to look at aspects of contemporary culture to inform their self-directed artistic work. The course will draw on the possibility that work reflects the world we live in while producing another.

The relationship between art and non-art, and the means through which materials, objects, images and actions move between these two categories, will guide our work. Hal Foster’s “The Artist as Ethnographer” will be a key point of reference:   

This course is in conjunction with HUMN 311 F001 – Visual Art Seminar – see below.


24 credits from 200 level studio courses

Additional comments: 
TOPIC: Ideas of Culture and Cultural Practice. CC-G (with PHOT 306 F001G). Course Details: This course is LINKED to HUMN 311 F001 (students must enroll in both VAST 310 F001G and HUMN 311 F001).
Instructor information: 
Meeting Information: 
Date / Time Days Room Building
Sep 9-Dec 17