This Course and Program Catalogue is effective from May 2016 to April 2017.

Not all courses described in the Course and Program Catalogue are offered each year. For a list of course offerings in 2016-2017, please consult the class search website.

For general registration information, please visit students.usask.ca.

As of 2005-2006, certain course abbreviations have changed. Students with credit for a course under its former label may not take the relabeled course for credit.

The following conventions are used for course numbering:

  • 010-099 represent non-degree level courses
  • 100-699 represent undergraduate degree level courses
  • 700-999 represent graduate degree level courses

The following term designations are used:

  • 1 - Term 1 only
  • 2 - Term 2 only
  • 3 - Term 3 only
  • 1&2 - Term 1 and 2
  • 1/2 - Either Term 1 or Term 2
  • P - Phases (Medicine and Dentistry)
  • Q - Quarters (Veterinary Medicine)

The following instructional code designations are used:

  • L - Lecture
  • P - Practicum/Lab
  • S - Seminar/Discussion
  • C - Clinical Service
  • R - Reading
  • T - Tutorial

Please use the following form to look up courses and find detailed information on course prerequisites, corequisites, and other special notes. To view all 100-level courses in a subject, select a Subject Code and type 1% in the Course Number field. (200-level = 2%, etc.)


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ART 111.6 — 1&2(2L-2P)
Painting I Foundation

Explores the principles and elements of the language of art as related to the process of painting. Discussion and exposure to a variety of tools, materials, and media will be included. Historical reference to stylistic changes and various aesthetic concepts will be explored.

Note: Painting students must provide their own painting materials.


ART 112.6 — 1&2(3L)
Drawing I Foundation

Introduction to the formal and creative language of drawing. The course emphasizes the development of drawing skills and identification of concepts and methods as they relate to visual perception and expression.

Note: Drawing students must provide their own drawing materials. Students with credit for ART 181 and 182 may not take ART 112 for credit.


ART 113.6 — 1&2(1.5L-1.5P)
Printmaking I Foundation

Explores the conceptual, expressive and technical processes of three main areas of printmaking - lithography, silkscreen and intaglio. Discussion and exposure to a variety of equipment, materials and media will be included.

ART 136.3 — 1/2(1L-2S)
Extended Media I Foundation

This introductory studio course explores collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to contemporary art-making. Sessions include lectures and experiential, interactive activities, leading to the development of multidisciplinary projects. All disciplines within the university community are welcome. No background in studio art is necessary.

Note:Students with credit for ART 135 may not take ART 136 for credit. This course is not offered every year.


ART 141.3 — 1/2(1.5L-1.5P)
Sculpture I Foundation

An introduction to the concepts and issues relating to contemporary sculpture. This combined lecture/studio class encourages a wide exploration of materials while focusing on basic formal and compositional skills.

Note: Sculpture students provide their own materials. Students with credit for ART 114 may not take ART 141 for credit.


ART 161.3 — 1/2(3P)
Foundation in Photography I

Introduction to the basic elements of black and white photography. Theory and practical application will be taught through the direct experience with the camera. Black and white film development and printing will be practiced.

Note: Photography students must provide their own cameras and photographic materials. Students with credit for ART 116 may not take ART 161 for credit.


ART 211.6 — 1&2(3P)
Painting and Related Work II

Continued identification of concepts and methods as they relate to the expression, structure, media and skills of pictorial art. Students may experiment with painting media and work from any subject matter. Students must acquaint themselves with the materials of their craft and its correct use in producing technically sound works of art. Emphasizes the student's artistic growth and development.

Prerequisite(s): ART 111.
Note: Painting students must provide their own painting materials. Students with credit for ART 271 or 272 may not take ART 211 for credit.


ART 212.6 — 1&2(3P)
Drawing and Related Work II

Continued identification of concepts and methods as they relate to visual perception and expression through drawing, compositional design, graphic media and skills. Use of diverse media coupled with invented and observed form is encouraged.

Prerequisite(s): ART 112.
Note: Drawing students must provide their own drawing materials. Students with credit for ART 281 or 282 may not take ART 212 for credit.


ART 213.6 — 1&2(3P)
Printmaking II

Exploration at an advanced level of the conceptual, expressive and technical means of four major print methods: Etching, Lithography, the Relief Print and Serigraphy and related photographic methods. Thorough familiarity with the craft of the traditional print methods as well as experimentation will be encouraged.

Prerequisite(s): ART 113.


ART 214.6 — 1&2 (3S-3P)
Sculpture and Related Work

Continued identification of the concepts, materials and means of sculpture and related three-dimensional form. A range of methods of construction (casting, carving, building, assembling, etc.) and presentation will be encouraged. This includes use of the wood and metal shops and exploration of a wide exploration of materials and combination of materials (such as wood, metal, cement, plaster, found objects etc.).

Prerequisite(s): ART 141
Note: Students with credit for ART 241 and ART 242 may not receive credit for this course. ART 214.6 is equivalent to the combination of ART 241.3 and ART 242.3.


ART 216.6 — (3P)
Photography II

Continued development in the creative language of photography both expressive and technical. Includes black and white, and colour photography, both chemical and digital. Theory and practical application will be approached through assigned projects and independent work.

Prerequisite(s): ART 161.
Note: Photography students must provide their own cameras and photographic materials.


ART 235.3 — 1&2(3P)
Digital Imagery

Conceptual and technical development of the student's work in digital imagery. Adobe Photoshop software will be used to introduce students to image input and photomontage techniques. Critical and theoretical concerns pertaining to the medium will be discussed and related to the assignments.

Note: Students with credit for ART 336.6 may not take ART 235.3 for credit.


ART 236.3 — 1/2(3P)
Extended Media II A

Continued exploration of collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to contemporary artmaking. Projects will include alternative practices such as video, performance, installation, projection, bookworks, digital media, etc. Reading and discussion of related texts will accompany production of artworks.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of at least two foundation-level studio art classes, or permission of the department.
Note: This course is not offered every year.


ART 237.3 — 1/2(3P)
Extended Media II B

Continued exploration of collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to contemporary artmaking. Projects will include alternative practices such as video, performance, installation, projection, bookworks, digital media, etc. Reading and discussion of related texts will accompany production of artworks.

Prerequisite(s): Art 236.


ART 241.3 — 1/2(3P)
Sculpture and Related Work II A

Continued identification of the concepts, materials and means of sculpture and related three-dimensional form. Methods of construction (casting, carving, building, assembling, etc.) and presentation, both traditional and experimental, will be encouraged. This includes a wide exploration of materials and combination of materials (such as wood, metal, cement, plaster, found objects, etc.).

Prerequisite(s): ART 141.
Note: Students with credit for ART 214 may not take ART 241 for credit.


ART 242.3 — 1/2(3P)
Sculpture and Related Work II B

Continued identification of the concepts, materials and means of sculpture and related three-dimensional form. Methods of construction (casting, carving, building, assembling, etc.) and presentation, both traditional and experimental, will be encouraged. This includes a wide exploration of materials and combination of materials (such as wood, metal, cement, plaster, found objects, etc.).

Prerequisite(s): ART 241.
Note: Students with credit for ART 214 may not take ART 242 for credit.


ART 298.3 — 1/2(3S)
Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

ART 299.6 — 1&2(3S)
Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

ART 311.6 — 1&2(3P)
Painting and Related Work III

Continued identification of concepts and methods as they relate to the expression, structure, media and skills of pictorial art. Students may experiment with painting media and work from any subject matter. Students must acquaint themselves with the materials of their craft and its correct use in producing technically sound works of art. Emphasizes the student's artistic growth and development.

Prerequisite(s): ART 211.
Note: Students with credit for ART 371 or 372 may not take ART 311 for credit.


ART 312.6 — 1&2(3P)
Drawing and Related Work III

Continued identification of concepts and methods as they relate to visual perception and expression through drawing, compositional design, graphic media and skills. Use of diverse media coupled with invented and observed form is encouraged.

Prerequisite(s): ART 212.
Note: Students with credit for ART 381 or 382 may not take ART 312 for credit.


ART 313.6 — 1&2(3P)
Printmaking III

Explores the conceptual, expressive and technical processes of all areas of printmaking, including digital media. Advanced concepts and processes are all a part of choices students can make concentrating in two or more distinct areas of printmaking.

Prerequisite(s): ART 213.


ART 316.6 — (3P)
Photography III

Continual development in the creative language of photography both expressive and technical. Includes black and white, and colour photography, both chemical and digital. Theory and practical application will be approached through assigned projects and independent work.

Prerequisite(s): ART 216.


ART 338.3 — 1/2(3P)
Extended Media III A

Continued exploration of collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to contemporary artmaking. Projects will include alternative practices such as video, performance, installation, projection, bookworks, digital media, etc. Reading and discussion of related texts will accompany production of artworks.

Prerequisite(s): Art 237.
Note: Students with credit for ART 335 may not take ART 338 for credit.


ART 339.3 — 1/2(3P)
Extended Media III B

Continued exploration of collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to contemporary artmaking. Projects will include alternative practices such as video, performance, installation, projection, bookworks, digital media, etc. Reading and discussion of related texts will accompany production of artworks.

Prerequisite(s): ART 338.
Note: Students with credit for ART 335 may not take ART 339 for credit.


ART 341.3 — 1/2(3P)
Sculpture and Related Work III A

Continued identification of the concepts, materials and means of sculpture and related three-dimensional form. Methods of construction (casting, carving, building, assembling, etc.) and presentation, both traditional and experimental, will be encouraged. This includes a wide exploration of materials and combination of materials (such as wood, metal, cement, plaster, found objects, etc.).

Prerequisite(s): ART 214; or ART 241 and ART 242.
Note: Students with credit for ART 314 may not take ART 341 for credit.


ART 342.3 — 1/2(3P)
Sculpture and Related Work III B

Continued identification of the concepts, materials and means of sculpture and related three-dimensional form. Methods of construction (casting, carving, building, assembling, etc.) and presentation, both traditional and experimental, will be encouraged. This includes a wide exploration of materials and combination of materials (such as wood, metal, cement, plaster, found objects, etc.).

Prerequisite(s): ART 341.
Note: Students with credit for ART 314 may not take ART 342 for credit.


ART 350.3 — 1/2(3L)
Hands on Practice of Historical Media

A practical course which explores the techniques of various historical media. Students will gain experience researching and using these older and sometimes forgotten techniques. Media and emphasis will vary depending on the expertise of the instructor.

Prerequisite(s): One of ARTH 120, 121, ART 111, or ART 112 (formerly ART 181).
Note: This course can be used toward either studio or art history requirements in Art degree programs.

ART 355.3 — 1/2(0.5L-1S-1.5P)
Topics in Interdisciplinary Studio Practice

Identification of the concepts, materials, and means of interdisciplinary art-making using a range of media. A wide range and exploration of materials and combinations of mediums will be emphasized, depending on the expertise of the instructor.

Prerequisite(s): 24 credit units ART courses or permission of the instructor
Note: Students may take this course more than once for credit, provided the topic covered in each offering differs substantially. Students must consult the Department to ensure that the topics covered are different.


ART 356.6 — 1/2(0.5L-1S-1.5P)
Topics in Interdisciplinary Studio Practice

Indentification of the concepts, materials and means of interdisciplinary art-making using a range of media. A wide exploration of materials and combinations of mediums will be emphasized depending on the expertise of the instructor.

Prerequisite(s): 24 credit units ART courses or permission of the instructor
Note: Students may take this course more than once for credit, provided the topic covered in each offering differs substantially. Students must consult the Department to ensure that the topics covered are different.


ART 398.3 — 1/2(3S)
Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

Note: Past courses have included Reconsidering the Spiritual in Contemporary Art; Spectacle: Practices in Art and Drama.


ART 399.6 — 1&2(3S)
Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

Note: Past courses have included Contemporary Video: Critical Issues and Practices; Painting Icons and Thangkas: Tradition and Innovation.


ART 411.6 — 1&2(3P)
Painting and Related Work IV

Continued identification of concepts and methods as they relate to the expression, structure, media and skills of pictorial art. Students may experiment with painting media and work from any subject matter. Students must acquaint themselves with the materials of their craft and its correct use in producing technically sound works of art. Emphasizes the student's artistic growth and development.

Prerequisite(s): ART 311.
Note: Students with credit for ART 471 or 472 may not take ART 411 for credit.


ART 412.6 — 1&2(3P)
Drawing and Related Work IV

Continued identification of concepts and methods as they relate to visual perception and expression through drawing, compositional design, graphic media and skills. Use of diverse media coupled with invented and observed form is encouraged.

Prerequisite(s): ART 312.
Note: Students with credit for ART 481 or 482 may not take ART 412 for credit.


ART 413.6 — 1&2(3P)
Printmaking IV

Exploration at an advanced level of the conceptual, expressive and technical means of four major print methods: Etching, Lithography, the Relief Print and Serigraphy and related photographic and digital methods. Thorough familiarity with the craft of the traditional print methods as well as experimentation will be encouraged.

Prerequisite(s): ART 313.


ART 416.6 — 1&2(3P)
Photography IV

Continued development in the creative language of photography both expressive and technical. Includes black and white, and colour photography, both chemical and digital. Theory and practical application will be approached through assigned projects and independent work.

Prerequisite(s): Art 316.


ART 421.6 — 1&2(3P)
Special Studies Painting and Related Work I

Emphasizes the student's independent artistic growth and development in painting.

Permission of the instructor required.
Prerequisite(s): ART 411.
Note: Painting students must provide their own painting materials. Students with credit for ART 473 or 474 may not take ART 421 for credit.


ART 422.6 — 1&2(3P)
Special Studies Drawing and Related Work I

Emphasizes the student's independent growth and development as it relates to drawing.

Permission of the instructor required.
Prerequisite(s): ART 412.
Note: Drawing students must provide their own drawing materials. Students with credit for ART 483 or 484 may not take ART 422 for credit.


ART 423.6 — (3P)
Special Studies Printmaking I

Emphasizes the student's independent growth and development as it relates to printmaking.

Permission of the department required.


ART 426.6 — 1&2(3T)
Special Studies Photography I

Emphasizes the student's independent growth and development as it relates to photography.

Permission of the department required.


ART 431.6 — 1&2(3P)
Special Studies Painting and Related Work II

Emphasizes the student's independent artistic growth and development in painting.

Permission of the instructor required.
Prerequisite(s): ART 421.
Note: Painting students must provide their own painting materials. Students with credit for ART 475 or 476 may not take ART 431 for credit.


ART 432.6 — 1&2(3L)
Special Studies Drawing and Related Work II

Emphasizes the student's independent growth and development as it relates to drawing.

Permission of the instructor required.
Prerequisite(s): ART 412.
Note: Drawing students must provide their own drawing materials. Students with credit for ART 485 or 486 may not take ART 432 for credit.


ART 433.6 — 1&2(3P)
Special Studies Printmaking II

Emphasizes the student's independent growth and development as it relates to printmaking.

Permission of the department required.
Prerequisite(s): ART 423.


ART 438.3 — 1/2(3P)
Extended Media IV A

Continued exploration of collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to contemporary artmaking. Projects will include alternative practices such as video, performance, installation, projection, bookworks, etc. Reading and discussion of related texts will accompany production of artworks.

Prerequisite(s): ART 339.
Note: Students with credit for ART 435 may not take ART 438 for credit.


ART 439.3 — 1/2(3P)
Extended Media IV B

Continued exploration of collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to contemporary artmaking. Projects will include alternative practices such as video, performance, installation, projection, bookworks, etc. Reading and discussion of related texts will accompany production of artworks.

Prerequisite(s): ART 438.
Note: Students with credit for ART 435 may not take ART 439 for credit.


ART 441.3 — 1/2(3P)
Sculpture and Related Work A

Continued identification of the concepts, materials and means of sculpture and related three-dimensional form. Methods of construction (casting, carving, building, assembling, etc.) and presentation, both traditional and experimental, will be encouraged. This includes a wide exploration of materials and combination of materials (such as wood, metal, cement, plaster, found objects, etc.).

Prerequisite(s): ART 342.
Note: Students with credit for ART 414 may not take ART 441 for credit.


ART 442.3 — 1/2(3P)
Sculpture and Related Work B

Continued identification of the concepts, materials and means of sculpture and related three-dimensional form. Methods of construction (casting, carving, building, assembling, etc.) and presentation, both traditional and experimental, will be encouraged. This includes a wide exploration of materials and combination of materials (such as wood, metal, cement, plaster, found objects, etc.).

Prerequisite(s): ART 441.
Note:Students with credit for ART 414 may not take ART 442 for credit.


ART 495.0
BFA Exhibition

Students will mount an exhibition of work done during their program of study in the department of Art & Art History. Students must include a one-page written "artist's statement" with their exhibition, developed in consultation with a faculty advisor. The exhibition must be of a quantity and quality deemed acceptable by faculty and will be assigned a grade of CR (Completed Requirements).

Permission of the department required.
Prerequisite(s): B.F.A. student in the final year of program with minimum CPA of 70% and permission of the department.


ART 498.3 — 1/2(3S)
Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

ART 499.6 — 1&2(3S)
Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

ART 830.6 — 1&2(1L-2S)
Critical Issues in Contemporary Art and Culture

This seminar will deal with key issues in contemporary art. Primary sources, as well as subsequent interpretations and current literature all pertaining to modern art, post-modern and the most recent cutting edge art, will serve as source material for topics selected by individual students for investigation. Faculty and students will participate through ongoing presentations, discussions and written work.

Note: Students with credit for ART 430 may not take this course for credit.


ART 838.3 — 1/2(1L-2S)
Extended Media

Continued research and exploration in collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to contemporary art making. Projects will include alternative practices such as video, performance, installation, projection, and book works. Reading and discussion of related texts will accompany production of artworks. Ambitious and critical synthesis of concepts and media are expected at the graduate level.

Formerly: ART 835.
Prerequisite(s): B.F.A. degree.


ART 839.3 — 1/2(1L-2S)
Extended Media

Continued research and exploration in collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to contemporary art making. Projects will include alternative practices such as video, performance, installation, projection, and book works. Reading and discussion of related texts will accompany production of artworks. Ambitious and critical synthesis of concepts and media are expected at the graduate level.

Formerly: ART 835.
Prerequisite(s): B.F.A. degree.


ART 841.3 — 1/2(1L-2S)
Sculpture

Research and continued identification of the concepts, materials, and means of sculpture and related work will be explored. Methods of construction (casting, carving, building, assembling, etc.) and presentation, both traditional and experimental approaches will be encouraged. This includes wide exploration of materials and combinations such as metals, wood, fabric, cement, and found objects. Ambitious and critical synthesis of materials, processes and concepts is expected at the graduate level.

Formerly: ART 814.


ART 842.3 — 1/2(1L-2S)
Sculpture

Research and continued identification of the concepts, materials, and means of sculpture and related work will be explored. Methods of construction (casting, carving, building, assembling, etc.) and presentation, both traditional and experimental approaches will be encouraged. This includes wide exploration of materials and combinations such as metals, wood, fabric, cement, and found objects. Ambitious and critical synthesis of materials, processes and concepts is expected at the graduate level.

Formerly: ART 814.


ART 851.3 — 1/2(1L-2S)
Printmaking

Studio work and exploration of the conceptual, expressive and technical means of four major print methods will be offered: Etching, Lithography, Relief Print and Serigraphy. Related photographic methods will be demonstrated. Thorough familiarity with the craft of the traditional print methods, as well as experimentation will be encouraged.

Formerly: ART 813.
Prerequisite(s): B.F.A. degree.


ART 852.3 — 1/2(1L-2S)
Printmaking

Studio work and exploration of the conceptual, expressive and technical means of four major print methods will be offered: Etching, Lithography, Relief Print and Serigraphy. Related photographic methods will be demonstrated. Thorough familiarity with the craft of the traditional print methods, as well as experimentation will be encouraged.

Formerly: ART 813.
Prerequisite(s): B.F.A. degree.


ART 861.6 — 1/2(1L-2S)
Photography

Continued development in the creative language of photography, both expressive and technical. The study will include still, motion, black and white, and color photography. Theory and practical application will be approached through direct experience with the camera and with the developing and printing processes.

Formerly: ART 816.
Prerequisite(s): B.F.A. degree.


ART 871.3 — 1/2(1L-2S)
Painting Media

Continual identification of concepts and methods as they relate to the expression, structure, media, and skills of painting. Students may experiment with any or all painting media and work from a choice of subject matter. Emphasis is on students' artistic growth and development.

Formerly: ART 811.


ART 872.3 — 1/2(1L-2S)
Painting

Continual identification of concepts and methods as they relate to the expression, structure, media, and skills of painting. Students may experiment with any or all painting media and work from a choice of subject matter. Emphasis is on students' artistic growth and development.

Formerly: ART 811.


ART 881.3 — 1/2(1L-2S)
Drawing

Continued research and exploration of the concepts and methods of drawing as they relate to visual perception and expression, compositional design and graphic media, and skills. Use of diverse media coupled with invented and observed form is expected.

Formerly: ART 812.


ART 882.3 — 1/2(1L-2S)
Drawing

Continued research and exploration of the concepts and methods of drawing as they relate to visual perception and expression, compositional design and graphic media, and skills. Use of diverse media coupled with invented and observed form is expected.

Formerly: ART 812.


ART 898.3 — 1/2(3L)
Special Topics

Offered occasionally by regular and visiting faculty and in other special situations. Students interested in this course should contact the department for more information.

ART 899.6 — 1&2(3L)
Special Topics

Offered occasionally by regular and visiting faculty and in other special situations. Students interested in this course should contact the department for more information.

ART 990
Seminar

All graduate students are required to attend biweekly departmental seminars during the first two years of their program. Students will present their exhibition research and participate in seminar discussions. Departmental faculty and visiting lecturers also contribute to the program.

ART 994
Research

Students writing a Master's thesis must register for this course.

ART 995
MFA Exhibition

This is a major component of the M.F.A. degree in Visual Arts. Students must select the best from work completed during the two years and mount an acceptable exhibition. This exhibition constitutes the major emphasis of the students' study and research. The examining committee for the defense of this exhibition consists of three Art Department faculty, one external examiner and a designated chair for the exam.