Program Curriculum

Program Curriculum

Langara College Fine Arts students

The Fine Arts Program provides two years of intensive study in Fine Arts. The program has excellent transferability to universities and art schools in British Columbia, Canada and the USA. The Diploma in Fine Arts offers a dual purpose to the prospective student:

  1. Preparation leading toward advanced study at other Art institutions; and
  2. Foundation training for employment opportunities.

The program emphasis is on studio art with the opportunity for specialization in the second year. Diploma requirements include academic courses in English, Art History and Cultural Theory.

Drawing and Design are considered core courses. Students must complete Drawing and Design each term before advancing to the next term.

CURRICULUM

Students must take 9 credits of art history to include:

  1. AHIS 1112 and AHIS 1212 OR AHIS 1114 and AHIS 1214 OR AHIS 1301 and AHIS 1302
    AND
  2. Three (3) additional credits of art history.
  3. Students who complete an Art History field school may use up to 9 credits to satisfy that AHIS requirements of the Diploma in Fine Arts Program.

Courses Credits
One of
ENGL 1100 Reading and Writing about Literature
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

ENGL 1100 is writing-intensive introduction to the disciplines of literary studies. Students will examine three or four literary texts in their critical and scholarly contexts in regard to a single interdisciplinary topic and from the perspectives of at least three sub-disciplines of literary studies, such as narratology, historiography, psychoanalytic criticism, eco-criticism etc.

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: LET 4 (or LET 3 with strong recommendation of concurrent registration in ENGL 1121) or LPI equivalent; a minimum 80% in one of BC English 12 or BC English Literature 12 or BC English First Peoples 12; an "S" in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110; a minimum "C-" in CMNS 1118; or a minimum "C" in ENGL 1120; or LPI exempt essay standing (LPXE 25 - determined by Registrar and Enrolment Services).

Note: Students intending to pursue studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia should choose ENGL 1100. Students entering other faculties at UBC or planning to transfer to other institutions should take ENGL 1127 or 1128 instead of ENGL 1100.

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ENGL 1127 Essay Writing and Short Prose Selections
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course emphasizes the principles of composition through the study and writing of various kinds of essays, including the research essay. As a secondary aim, it encourages an appreciation of modern literature through a study of the short story.

Students will receive credit for only one of ENGL 1126, 1127, and 1128.

Prerequisite(s): One of LET 4 (or LET 3 with strong recommendation of concurrent registration in ENGL 1121) or LPI equivalent; a minimum 80% in one of BC English 12 or BC English Literature 12 or BC English First Peoples 12; or a minimum "C" in ENGL 1120; or an "S" in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110.

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ENGL 1128 Short Prose Selections and Composition
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

ENGL 1128 introduces students to the principles of composition through the study of various kinds of essays, including the research essay. It also emphasizes an appreciation of modern prose writing through the study of both short stories and essays. Most writing assignments are related to the literature studied. Because this course is designed for students with superior writing skills, more intensive reading will be required.

Students will receive credit for only one of ENGL 1127 or 1128.

Students intending to pursue studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia should choose ENGL 1100.

Prerequisite(s): One of LET 5 (or LPI equivalent) or a minimum 85% in one of BC English 12 or BC English Literature 12 or BC English First Peoples 12.

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FINA 1111 Foundation Ceramics
3

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 3.0

This course requires no previous experience working with clay. It is a broad introduction to both handbuilding and wheel throwing processes including glazing and firing kilns. Students will complete a series of projects that explore traditional and contemporary techniques as they relate to utilitarian pots, vessels, and sculpture. Upon completion of this course, students will have a basic understanding of the potential of the ceramic process and acquire practical, historical, and critical ways of thinking about ceramics as it relates to contemporary life and current art practices.

Students will receive credit for only one of FINA 1110 and 1111.

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: LET with a minimum Level 3; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension; BC English 12 or equivalent with a minimum 80%; BC English Literature 12 with a minimum 80%; BC English First Peoples 12 with a minimum 80%; a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit, with a minimum 'C-'; or 'C' in ENGL 1120, or an 'S' in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110.

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FINA 1120 Introduction to Drawing I
3

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 3.0

This course is an introduction to basic observation and drawing techniques with an emphasis on the uses of line. Students will develop confidence with a variety of drawing materials through the exploration of still-life situations, figure drawing with models, and perception of the world around them. Studio sessions will include critiques of student assignments and audiovisual presentations about artists and drawing.

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: LET with a minimum Level 3; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension; BC English 12 or equivalent with a minimum 70%; BC English Literature 12 with a minimum 70%; BC English First Peoples 12 with a minimum 70%; a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit, with a minimum 'C-'; or a minimum "C" in ENGL 1120, or an 'S' in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110.

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FINA 1131 Foundation Painting
3

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 3.0

Foundation Painting provides a studio-based experience of painting that engages an exploration of various techniques, palettes, design elements and provides a study of aesthetic and conceptual problems. Traditional and contemporary approaches are introduced with an emphasis on direct observation and problem-solving that enables the students to express ideas and emotions by utilizing the principles of design, colour, form, value, and other compositional relationships.

Students will receive credit for only one of FINA 1130 and 1131.

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: LET with a minimum Level 3; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension; BC English 12 or equivalent with a minimum 70%; BC English Literature 12 with a minimum 70%; BC English First Peoples 12 with a minimum 70%; a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit, with a minimum 'C-'; or 'C' in ENGL 1120;or an 'S' in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110.

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FINA 1142 Foundation Design Studio
3

Lecture Hours: 0.5 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 2.5

Students are equipped with the fundamental tools to engage with the industrial design process. Stressing idea development and object creation, this course introduces a range of professional, industry standard techniques, materials and processes. In this hands-on course, students explore various object development strategies to further develop their core 2D and 3D design skills and develop familiarity with the methodologies of design thinking.

Prerequisite(s): One of LET 3 or LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension; a minimum 70% in BC English 12 or equivalent; a minimum 70% in BC English Literature 12; a minimum 70% in BC English First Peoples 12; a minimum "C-" in a university-level English or communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit; a minimum "C" in ENGL 1120; a "S" in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110.

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FINA 1143 Foundation Media Studio
3

Lecture Hours: 0.5 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 2.5

Students are introduced to the fundamentals of media-based studio practice. Open to all experience levels, the course offers a practical and conceptual foundation in digital processes while allowing for the critical investigation of authorship, appropriation and remix culture. Through a variety of activities, projects, and group and individual critiques, students develop a critical media vocabulary while developing skills in analysis and production that aim to foster a rich engagement with contemporary culture and digital practice.

Prerequisite(s): One of LET 3 or LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension; a minimum 70% in BC English 12 or equivalent; a minimum 70% in BC English Literature 12; a minimum 70% in BC English First Peoples 12; a minimum "C-" in a university-level English or communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit; a minimum "C" in ENGL 1120; a "S" in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110.

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FINA 1161 Foundation Sculpture
3

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 3.0

This course will introduce students to the materials, formal elements, organizational design principles, language, concepts, and processes of sculpture. Technical demonstrations in the areas of modeling, casting, and constructing with a wide variety of materials will encourage students to articulate their ideas in 3-D.The use of audiovisual materials and lectures will introduce students to historical and contemporary sculptural practice.

Students will receive credit for only one of FINA 1160 and 1161.

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: LET with a minimum Level 3; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension; BC English 12 or equivalent with a minimum 70%; BC English Literature 12 with a minimum 70%; BC English First Peoples 12 with a minimum 70%; a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit, with a minimum 'C-'; or 'C' in ENGL 1120;or an 'S' in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110.

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FINA 1171 Foundation Printmaking
3

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 3.0

This course will introduce students to the basic materials and techniques used in creating limited edition prints of various types. By means of demonstrations throughout the term, the instructor will explore three basic printmaking disciplines: relief, intaglio, and serigraphy; students will complete editions of prints using the demonstrated methods. Through the use of audiovisual materials, students will also be introduced to the history and traditions of printmaking.

Students will receive credit for only one of FINA 1170 and 1171.

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: LET with a minimum Level 3; LPI with a minimum 26 on the essay and one of 5 in English usage, 5 in sentence structure, or 10 in reading comprehension; BC English 12 or equivalent with a minimum 70%; BC English Literature 12 with a minimum 70%; BC English First Peoples 12 with a minimum 70%; a university-level English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit, with a minimum 'C-'; or 'C' in ENGL 1120;or an 'S' in one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110.0.

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FINA 1220 Introduction to Drawing II
3

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 3.0

Students will continue to develop drawing skills and processes, with an emphasis on the uses of tonal values. The range of drawing materials will be expanded, using more complex situations involving still-life, models, and the urban/natural environment. Studio work and assignments will be complemented with critiques, lectures, and audiovisual information.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in FINA 1120.

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FINA 2180 Professional Practice in Arts and Design
3

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 2.0 | Lab: 1.0

This required course in the Diploma in Fine Arts will equip students to better understand professional practices and environments in art and design. The emphasis on public presentation, writing, and speaking will assist students in succeeding in their next step after Langara, and help them begin to synthesize written and studio work into a cohesive whole.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma in Fine Arts.

Prerequisite(s): Completed six of FINA 1111, 1120, 1131, 1142, 1143, 1161, 1171, 1220.

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FINA 2250 Contemporary Cultural Theory and the Arts
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course explores the various perspectives of critical and cultural theory that have developed over the past fifty years, particularly in terms of their effects on, and influences from, visual arts and other media.

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FINA 2110 Advanced Ceramics I
3

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 2.0

This course deals with complex handbuilding and throwing techniques as well as independent kiln firing, all of which build on existing skills from Foundation Ceramics. Students will begin to develop individual approaches to form and content. Assignments are designed to encourage students to explore multiple parts, simple moulds, lidded forms, attachments, and more elaborate glazing methods. In addition to studio practice, there will be audiovisual presentations, technical demonstrations, and critique of student work.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in all of the following: FINA 1111, 1120, and 1161; three credits of AHIS; and three of FINA 1131, 1142, 1171, 1220.

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FINA 2111 Advanced 3-D Media: Ceramic Surface and Decoration
3

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 3.0

This course explores the interface between ceramics, printmaking, drawing, and painting. It investigates the long tradition these other disciplines have had with the ceramic process. Using ceramic paints, enamels, and glazes to print and transfer images, a wide range of surface treatments and a variety of materials at diverse temperatures will be explored. A number of other traditional decoration techniques such as maiolica, scrafitto, and slip trailing will also be introduced. Projects are assigned toward experimentation and self-directed studio work that encourages crossover with other studio practices.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in FINA 1111, 1120, and 1171.

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FINA 2115 Ceramics: Introduction to Wheel Throwing
3

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 3.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course introduces the fundamentals of wheel thrown ceramics. Students will explore a variety of pottery forms, learn basic throwing techniques, and investigate glaze and firing methodologies.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of FINA 1111 or appropriate experience.

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FINA 2120 Advanced Drawing I
3

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 2.0

This course will involve an exploration of a wide range of traditional and non-traditional drawing materials. Students will work from challenging studio set-ups, regularly involving the model. There is an emphasis on the student understanding traditional drawing practices while addressing the role of drawing in the 21st century and incorporating this history as they develop their own individual forms of expression.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in all of the following: FINA 1111, 1120, and 1161; three of FINA 1131, 1142, 1143, 1171, 1220; and one of AHIS 1112, 1114, 1212, 1214, 1301, 1302.

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FINA 2130 Advanced Painting I
3

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 2.0

Advanced Painting I is an extension of FINA 1230 with a greater emphasis on expanding the student's painting skills, painting knowledge, colour exploration, and critical thinking, and the study of various art theories in relationship to painting. Students will be encouraged to explore personal expression and expand a pictorial language within the parameters of colour, line, shape, form, and composition. Contemporary issues are discussed in terms of their relevance in painting today. Students are encouraged to use visual language to demonstrate their individual ideas.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in all of the following: FINA 1120, 1131, and 1161; three of FINA 1142, 1143, 1171, 1220; and three credits of AHIS.

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FINA 2135 Textile Studio
3

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 3.0 | Lab: 0.0

New Course

Students are introduced to the use of textile-based materials and basic techniques associated with them in order to make two or three-dimensional artwork and gain an understanding of contemporary textile work. Topics include traditional processes and non-traditional applications, contextualized in history and in contemporary practice.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma in Fine Arts.

Prerequisite(s): FINA 1120; and one of FINA 1131 or FINA 1161.

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FINA 2140 Advanced Design Studio I
3

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 2.0

Upon successful completion of this course, students are equipped with advanced tools to engage with the industrial design process. Stressing idea development and object creation, this course builds on a range of professional, industry standard techniques, materials, and processes. In this hands-on course, students explore various object development strategies to further develop their core 2D and 3D design skills and become proficient in the methodologies of design thinking.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in all of the following: FINA 1120, 1161, 1142, plus three of FINA 1111, 1131, 1143, 1171, 1220; and of one AHIS 1112, 1114, 1212, 1214, 1301, 1302.

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FINA 2141 Advanced Media Studio I
3

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 2.0

Upon successful completion of this course, students will continue to develop skills in media-based studio practice. This second-year course offers a practical and conceptual foundation in advanced digital processes while allowing for the critical investigation of authorship, appropriation, and remix culture. Through a variety of activities, projects, and group and individual critiques, students deepen their critical media vocabulary while developing skills in analysis and production that aim to foster a rich engagement with contemporary culture and digital practice.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in all of the following: FINA 1143, 1120, and 1161; three credits of AHIS; and three of FINA 1111, 1131, 1142, 1171, 1220.



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FINA 2160 Advanced Sculpture I
3

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 2.0

This course is an advanced applied study of the principles of sculptural theory and practice. Focus is on enhanced 3-D form studies, material and technical understanding, manual skills, and critical thinking. Personal expression is encouraged through instructor-supervised studio practice. Various techniques such as casting and welding are explored throughout the semester.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in all of the following: FINA 1120, 1161; four of FINA 1111, 1131, 1142, 1143, 1171, 1220; and one of AHIS 1112, 1114, 1212, 1214, 1301 or 1302.

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FINA 2161 Public Art Studio Practice
3

Lecture Hours: 2.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 1.0

This course investigates the special considerations that are required in order to design, fabricate, and install artwork in public spaces. Topics include architectural and engineering drawings, project budgets, maquette making, and appropriateness of materials. Each student will create a project that will be temporarily installed at an interior or exterior site within the Langara campus.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in all of the following: FINA 1120, 1161; four of 1111, 1131, 1142, 1143, 1171, 1220; and one of AHIS 1112, 1114, 1212, 1214, 1301, 1302.

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FINA 2171 Advanced Print Media I: Intaglio/Relief
3

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 3.0

Students will be introduced to basic intaglio printmaking methods: the dry point, hard ground etching and soft ground etching. They will also be introduced to a modern intaglio/relief hybrid printmaking method, the collagraph, and will make prints using all four methods. The instructor will also demonstrate methods for producing tonal prints such as the aquatint and mezzotint, which students may incorporate into their work if they wish. Studio activities will be supplemented by slide presentations regarding the history and traditions of printmaking, particularly intaglio and relief.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in all of the following: FINA 1120, 1161, and 1171; three of FINA 1111, 1131, 1142, 1143, 1220; and one of AHIS 1112, 1114, 1212, 1214, 1301, or 1302.

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FINA 2172 Advanced Print Media I: Serigraphy
3

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 3.0 | Lab: 0.0

Students enrolled in FINA 2172 will be involved in advanced levels of serigraphy (screenprinting), which were introduced in FINA 1171 (Foundation Printmaking). Course work will involve screen printing projects with a variety of techniques as well as presentations regarding the history and principles of stencil-based printing and its place in contemporary art.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in all of the following: FINA 1120, 1161, and 1171; three of FINA 1111, 1131, 1142, 1143, 1220; and one of AHIS 1112, 1114, 1212, 1214, 1301, 1302.

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FINA 2173 Advanced Printmaking: Relief/Collograph
3

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 3.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course broadens students' understanding of the fundamentals of relief printmaking. Students will develop and translate their ideas through the creation of linocut, collograph, and experimental relief prints, and become more confident in their ability to produce small editions. Incorporating presentations on the history of relief printmaking and contemporary applications and examples, the primary focus of the course is the hands-on exploration of these various techniques. If students have taken a previous FINA 2195 Special Topics class with similar content, they will not get credit for this course.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Fine Arts program.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in all of the following: FINA 1120, 1171; and one of FINA 1161, 1220.

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FINA 2190 Performance in the Visual Arts
3

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 2.0 | Lab: 1.0

In the field of contemporary art, artists increasingly require an expanded understanding of interdisciplinary practice and time-based art. Throughout this course, students engage in a series of studio projects that explore live performance, performance for the camera, and collaborative processes. Through in-class exercises, assignments, presentations, and lectures, students are introduced to the historical relationship between performance and the visual arts while developing projects that examine the dematerialization of the art object, the relationship between performer and audience, and the hyper-performativity of the contemporary subject. If students have taken a previous FINA 2195 Special Topics class with similar content, they will not get credit for this course.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Fine Arts program.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in FINA 1171 and 1143; 3 credits of AHIS.

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FINA 2195 Advanced Studio: Special Topics
3

Lecture Hours: 0.0 | Seminar: 4.0 | Lab: 0.0

This is an Advanced Studio course offering reserved for Fine Arts courses that may be offered from time to time by either a Fine Arts faculty who wishes to present a course in their specialty, or of a thematic premise consistent with current art practices or by a visiting Fine Arts lecturer.

Restricted to students in the Fine Arts program.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" in FINA 1120 and 1161; 3 credits of AHIS; and four of FINA 1111, 1131, 1142, 1171, 1220.

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FINA 2111 Advanced 3-D Media: Ceramic Surface and Decoration
3

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 3.0

This course explores the interface between ceramics, printmaking, drawing, and painting. It investigates the long tradition these other disciplines have had with the ceramic process. Using ceramic paints, enamels, and glazes to print and transfer images, a wide range of surface treatments and a variety of materials at diverse temperatures will be explored. A number of other traditional decoration techniques such as maiolica, scrafitto, and slip trailing will also be introduced. Projects are assigned toward experimentation and self-directed studio work that encourages crossover with other studio practices.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in FINA 1111, 1120, and 1171.

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FINA 2115 Ceramics: Introduction to Wheel Throwing
3

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 3.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course introduces the fundamentals of wheel thrown ceramics. Students will explore a variety of pottery forms, learn basic throwing techniques, and investigate glaze and firing methodologies.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of FINA 1111 or appropriate experience.

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FINA 2162 Aboriginal Carving 2D
3

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 3.0

Students are introduced to effective and safe hand tool use in wood carving and use sculptural approaches common in Northwest Coast Aboriginal woodcarving for 2D projects. This course is a rare opportunity for diverse students to be immersed in the very complex role of carvers in the expression of Northwest Coast personal, community, and cultural storytelling.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in FINA 1171 and 1161.

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FINA 2195 Advanced Studio: Special Topics
3

Lecture Hours: 0.0 | Seminar: 4.0 | Lab: 0.0

This is an Advanced Studio course offering reserved for Fine Arts courses that may be offered from time to time by either a Fine Arts faculty who wishes to present a course in their specialty, or of a thematic premise consistent with current art practices or by a visiting Fine Arts lecturer.

Restricted to students in the Fine Arts program.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" in FINA 1120 and 1161; 3 credits of AHIS; and four of FINA 1111, 1131, 1142, 1171, 1220.

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FINA 2210 Advanced Ceramics II
3

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 2.0

This course emphasizes creative expression with clay to enhance your artistic growth and development. Further development of wheel work and hand building skills.

Prerequisite(s): FINA 2110 with a minimum "C-" grade.

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FINA 2220 Advanced Drawing II
3

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 2.0

This course will further develop the student's ability to make decisions about perceived visual problems and to translate them using the most effective drawing language. Students will work from complicated visual situations, often incorporating the model. Independent research is encouraged, and the relationship of drawing to other human activities is explored. This course is supported with audiovisual presentations.

Prerequisite(s): FINA 2120 with a minimum "C-" grade.

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FINA 2230 Advanced Painting II
3

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 2.0

The objective of Advanced Painting II is for each student to build a body of work from self-directed research and independent study under the guidance of the instructor. Individual and group critiques are an integral part of this course.

Prerequisite(s): FINA 2130 with a minimum "C-" grade.

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FINA 2240 Advanced Design Studio II
3

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 2.0

Students synthesize a range of design concepts and methods that build on previous semesters. The core design skills of observation and analysis, research, planning, design conceptualization, detail development, and production form the basis for innovation and discovery across a range of industrial design questions.

Prerequisite(s): FINA 2140 with a minimum "C-" grade.

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FINA 2241 Advanced Media Studio II
3

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 2.0

Students assimilate their practical and conceptual foundation in digital processes, critical media vocabulary, analysis and production developed in previous semesters and apply this understanding to the production of a body of work that begins to take its place within a critically engaged contemporary media studio practice.

Prerequisite(s): FINA 2141 with a minimum "C-" grade.

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FINA 2260 Advanced Sculpture II
3

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 2.0

This course builds on the knowledge gained in FINA 2160. The student is expected to work independently. Personal expression is encouraged through supervised studio practice. Lectures, class discussion, and critiques support enhanced critical awareness. Increased technical skill is encouraged through technical demonstrations and experimentation. A student-initiated project completes the semester.

Prerequisite(s): FINA 2160 with a minimum "C-" grade.

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FINA 2261 Public Art Studio Practice II
4

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 2.0 | Lab: 1.0

This course continues the investigations into the issues surrounding the creation of public art, which began in Public Art Studio Practice I. In addition, using a collaborative approach, artwork will be designed, fabricated, and installed at specific sites at Langara Station and/or Langara College Campus.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in FINA 2161.

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FINA 2271 Advanced Print Media II: Intaglio/Relief
3

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 3.0

This course will allow students to continue developing techniques learned in FINA 2171 and will also introduce them to more advanced techniques used in coloured intaglio/relief printing including multi-plate coloured printing. A significant amount of course time will be spent on individual student research of printmaking techniques and artists.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in FINA 2171.

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FINA 2272 Advanced Print Media II: Serigraphy
3

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 3.0 | Lab: 0.0

Students enrolled in FINA 2272 will be involved in advanced levels of serigraphy (screenprinting). The emphasis will be on self-directed projects that reflect the student's interests and research into serigraphy as part of an interdisciplinary group of processes and/or projects in which serigraphy is the main or only studio process. With the instructor as a guide and facilitator, course work will involve the conception and development through to completion of studio projects with a variety of techniques.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in FINA 2172.

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FINA 2290 Performance & Time Based Practice
3

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 2.0 | Lab: 1.0

This course is designed to offer students an understanding of performance and time-based processes within the field of visual art. Throughout the course, students will be introduced to the cultural discourse that surrounds performance, while gaining exposure to contemporary practices that employ durational processes. In-class studio exercises, assignments, presentations, readings, and lectures will facilitate a critical investigation into performance. Visits to exhibitions/performances and presentations by guest speakers will aim to further expand students' relationship to contemporary local practice and the surrounding art community. Throughout the course students will exercise their skills in critical thinking, conceptual process, and creative experimentation to realize a series of projects that explore the body, site, and duration of performance. If students have taken a previous FINA 2195 Special Topics course with similar content, they will not get credit for this course.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Fine Arts program.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in FINA 1171 and 1143; one of AHIS 1112, 1114, 1212, 1214, 1301, 1302.

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66 Credits

Term Notes:

Students must achieve a minimum "C-" grade in a studio area to be eligible to register in that studio area at a second year level. 

Terms One and Two:

  1. Completion of all first-year courses in the program or transferred equivalence is required before entry into second year.

Terms Three and Four:

  1. Students must take a total of 18-24 credits of 2000-level studio courses.
  2. When selecting 2200-level studio courses, please ensure that you have taken the appropriate 2100-level prerequisite courses and have acheived a minimum "C-" grade.
  3. Students wanting to do further study in Fine Arts should check with the institution to which they want to transfer to determine the course requirements of that institution.
  4. The number of Fine Arts studio electives in the second year of the program is dependent on the total number of second year program students.

Admission to a program does not guarantee registration in required courses. Students interested in the program are strongly encouraged to check individual course prerequisites and submit relevant documents to Registrar & Enrolment Services well in advance of the registration period.