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Graduate Courses

MAP Core Graduate Courses

MAP 800 - Seminar in Theory & Methods I
Seminar exploring and questioning the theory, history and aesthetics of Fine Arts, and the diverse and shifting conceptions of Fine Arts disciplines in relation to other social and cultural forms

MAP 803 - Seminar in Theory & Methods II
Seminar exploring diverse approaches to research in the Fine Arts, including studies- based and practice-based methods.

MAP 804 - Studies in Media, Art, and Performance
Seminar course examining selected topics in the Fine Arts.

FILM 804 - Critical Investigations in Film
Seminar course examining selected topics in Film.

MAP 810XX - Selected Topics

Film Graduate Courses

804 - Critical Investigations in film
This course focuses on theoretical approaches to cinema and new media from aesthetic, cultural, anthropological, psychological and sociological viewpoints. It provides an understanding of the interrelationship between film/film-making and reality, other media arts, and the audience. Topics include Post-Colonialism, Orientalism, Art/Film Installation, Expanded Cinema, Narrative Theory, Arab/ African Cinema, Censorship, Propaganda /Surveillance, Psychoanalysis.

810AB - Traditions in Film Narrative
This course will examine a wide range of narrative styles in film. Drawing on close readings of narrative and aesthetic strategies, the course will focus on how narrative structure of films create meaning.

810AH - Cultural Identities
This course will investigate how cultural identities are constructed in national media. A variety of media forms and texts will be investigated including film, television and new media.

810AN - Identities in a Global Context
This course will investigate questions of personal identity and subjectivity in a global context, drawing on contemporary readings in identity formation as it relates to the diaspora, hybridity, flaneurie, space, heterotopia, and dialogism.

810AS - Canadian Cultural Identities
This course will investigate contemporary Canadian cultural identities. It will use paradigms from Canadian Studies and Cultural Studies to focus on questions of race, gender, post colonialism, regionalism and immigration in Canadian popular culture.

810AT - Investigations in New Media
This course will situate, analyze and investigate new media in the context of contemporary theoretical and methodological debates. Areas of focus will examine new media aesthetics and technologies through socio-cultural, historical and political concepts, such as race, gender, postmodernism and postcolonialism.

810AX - (Self) Censorship and Artistic Creativity
This course examines the paradoxical relationship between self and officially-imposed censorship and artistic creativity. Close analyses of contemporary and historical artefacts from aesthetic, ideological and cultural point of view will reveal the complex and multi-layered nature of the (self) censorship phenomenon and its impact on artistic creativity.

810AZ - Curating the Moving Image
This course will explore curating, programming and working with artists’ moving images as well as the broader practice of curating artists’ film and video in the contexts of the cinema, festival, gallery and museum.

810BA - Orientalism in Film
This course examines historical, theoretical and aesthetic dimensions of orientalism in film and television, that is, Western representations of the East. The Asian city of Singapore provides a case study for reflections by authors such as Edward Said and Homay King on topics like self-orientalism and techno-orientalism.

810BC - Propaganda and Censorship
This graduate course examines the complex - even paradoxical -- relationship between film/media arts, and propaganda, surveillance, (self) censorship and conspiracy theories through the conceptual grid, provided by J. Ellul, M. Foucault, G. Jowett, D.R. Carter, S. Zizek, Z. Bauman and other major media scholars.

810BD - Sci-Fi Orientalism
This seminar will examine the extent to which the science fiction film genre may be considered an allegorical form of orientalism. The critical concept of techno-orientalism and the category of the alien will merit special attention in assessing the SF genre's exploration of identity.

810BE - Jung/Psy-analysis/Shakespeare-Advanced
This advanced seminar course offers unique opportunities to explore archetype, myth, dreams and in-depth aspects of the psyche on the basis of four Shakespearean plays, and in light of the analytical psychology of C.G. Jung and his neo-Jungian followers. The class group discussion entails downloadable readings, photography, and websites.

810BF - Polytheistic Motifs in World Cinema of Horror and Mysticism
The reading graduate course offers an in-depth study of polytheistic motifs in world cinema in light of Jungian and post-Jungian approaches, and on the basis of studies in comparative mythology, anthropology and religion.

820AG - Multi-Media Design
The course will encompass multi-channel audio soundscape and interactive design. The student will expand both knowledge and skills in multi-channel audio soundscape creation and explore software which can be purposed in facilitating human interaction within a digital media environment.

820AJ - Production Management
The course will develop the student's understanding of the logistical requirements of a dramatic feature film production, including the development of a detailed production schedule and budget.

820AP - The Foundation of Screenplay
The course explores the practical application of screenwriting theory. Focusing on plot, character, ideology and dialogue as a means of artistic expression, the course will focus on the writing of a feature-length screenplay and a comparative analysis of key screenwriting theorists.

820AU - Animation
This course is to engage in the creation of a diverse range of animation techniques. Traditional and computer-based approaches will be viewed and workshopped. Critical discourse of animation will also be discussed. Projects are structured to develop experience and appreciation for the range and history of animation.

820AW - Advanced Documentary Development
This course will supervise the research and development phases of a documentary film. The course will focus on the practical aspects of documentary research, development and production as well as the theoretical and historical aspects of the documentary.

820BC - Film Production
Students will produce a short film on any genre. Assignments are based on their work through the stages of scriptwriting, production and post-production to completion of film.

820BD - Analog Filmmaking
Students will explore emulsion-based filmmaking in multiple film gauges and will investigate orthodox and unorthodox methods of film development and presentation. Early traditions in emulsion creation will be discussed and demonstrated.

820BF - Media and Mixed Abilities
This course incorporates aspects of media studies and production to guide investigation into issues of disability, accessibility, and their representation in various forms of media.

820BG - Film, Methodologies, Theory
Tailored to graduate studies or production thesis goals, this course integrates scholarly readings, writing, film analysis, film production, methodologies and/or theory for course content and assignments.

830 - Production Studio
These courses bring together all students in the MFA Media Production program to work independently and collaboratively on creative aspects of media production.

831 - Production Studio
These courses bring together all students in the MFA Media Production program to work independently and collaboratively on creative aspects of media production.

890AB - Contemporary Film Semiology
This course will survey the various theoretical approaches developed by film semiologists since the publication of Christian Metz "Langage et cinema" in 1971, and also to explore film semiology beyond what is included in the undergraduate course on film theory.

890AL - Jungian Archetypes in Film and Media
This graduate course focuses on aspects of C.G. Jung's analytical psychology, with an emphasis on his theory of archetypes and their applicability to contemporary film and media.

890AT - Writing for Film
The course focuses on the processes of creative writing for film.

890AW - Expanded Cinema in the Field
This course enables hands-on examination of lens-based installation work at leading international museums, archives and sites in the field. Possible venues include ZKM Media Centre (Germany), Hamburger Banhof Museum (Germany), Eye Amsterdam (Holland), Walker Museum (Minneapolis), TIFF Bell Lightbox, among others.

890AX - Indigenous Mysticism in Film
In light of Jungian and post-Jungian approaches, and on the basis of studies in comparative mythology and religion, this graduate course examines the indigenous roots of cinematic tropes of horror and mysticism.

890AY - Female Body Horror
In light of Freudian, Lacanian, and (post) Jungian approaches, and on the basis of their application to literary and cinematic aftifacts, this graduate course examines the phenomenology of female body horror.

890AZ - Between the Frames
A study of the relationships between cinema, graphic arts, photography, animation, and photo-cinema.

890BA - Psycho-Somatic Approaches to Film Bodies and Psyches
This seminar graduate course focuses on various aspects of (post) Freudian and (post) Jungian scholarship, more particularly on studies of haptic visuality and (psycho) somatic cinematic experiences, involving the female body and its senses.

890BB - Narratives and Narrativity
This directed studies courses examines and explores narrative structures, traditions and techniques, and their relevance for new approaches to filmmaking.

890BC - Traditions in Animation
This seminar course introduces important aesthetic, thematic and theoretical developments in the history of animation cinema, and its modes of production, focusing on four major traditions: Disney, the Japanese animé, Canadian NFB, and the Eastern Europeans. The highlight of the course are ZOOM lectures by prominent experts in the field.

890BD - Personal Cinema
The course focuses on explorations in personal cinema.

890BE - Transnational Screens
This course will investigate transnational methodologies in the expression and safeguarding of living cultural heritage through screen media practices and propose reflections on current debates around identity politics in globalizing cultures, political and cultural sovereignty, control of representation in image production, and modes of resistance to colonialism.

890BF - Deconstructing the Psychological Science Fiction Thriller Film
An in-depth exploration of the Psychological Science Fiction Thriller genre in film.

901 - Thesis Research
Research supporting media studies resulting in the writing and defence of a graduating thesis of 60-100 pages.

902 - Research Project
Research supporting media production resulting in the writing of the comprehensive critical engagement paper of 25-30 pages, preparation and public presentation of graduating media production project.

 

Interdisciplinary Programs Graduate Courses

800 - Seminar in Theory & Methods
Seminar exploring and questioning the history, theory and aesthetics of Media, Art, and Performance, and the diverse and shifting conceptions of Media, Art, and Performance disciplines in relation to other social and cultural forms. *NOTE: Students may only receive credit for one of FA 800 or MAP 800.*

803 - Seminar in Theory & Methods
Seminar exploring diverse approaches to research in the Media, Art, and Performance, including studies-based and practice-based methods. *NOTE: Students may only receive credit for one of FA 803 or MAP 803.*

804 - Studies in Media, ART, and Performance
This seminar course addresses thematic research strengths in the Faculty in order to provide students with a deeper exploration into topics within Media, Art, and Performance. Thematic seminar topics will relate to Popular & Visual Culture; Gender, Sexuality, and Culture; Social and Community Engagement; Indigenous Arts and Culture; or Curatorial Studies and Cultures of Display. *NOTE: Students may only receive credit for one of FA 804 or MAP 804.*

805 - Doctoral Research Showcase
Students will develop, organize, present and engage in a public forum on their PhD research project. *NOTE: Students may only receive credit for one of FA 805 or MAP 805.

810AC - Site - Specificity: Mobility/Statis
An overview of site-specific practive with readiings from theoreticians and practitioners in found-space performance/installation art. When one area of investigaiton is set in motion, its opposite is implicitly movilized: within site and roodedness is their antithesis-mobilty. * Note: Student can not receive credit for both ART 820AK and MAP 810AC *

810AD - Theory and Photo-Based Practices
This seminar uses photography to develop familiarity with foundational social, philosophical, and ideological theories of representation and interpretation that have influenced fine arts practices since 1839. The seminar will inquire in to the distinctive uses of photography as art/not art, highlighting the diversity of image practices with the fine arts.

810AE - The Art of Writing
Through the examination of writing as complimentary creative and intellectual practices, this course will look at key concepts of writing for graduate students in Fine Arts, such as: writing as creative expression; rhetoric of language; writing to compliment research; writing and research guides; and other key topics.

810AF - Embodied Action: Indigenous Walking, Social Action & Healing
This course is an interdisciplinary study of Indigenous walking as social action, protest and healing. It will include the origins and growth of collective and individual actions such as the Great Lakes Water Walks led by Josephine Mandamin, and the twenty-five years of Chief Big Foot Memorial rides, walk, and runs. It will also consider the impacts of these actions, including the recent shift towards “Indigenizing” Pilgrimage Studies.

810AG - Walking as Art, Performance and Fieldwork
This course will focus on the theory and artistic practice of performative walking through the work of noted walking artist/scholars such as Cathy Turner (Exeter), Paulo Nazareth (Brazil), and Luis Sotelo Castro (Concordia). It will include participatory field research and experimenting with various forms of documentation, reflection, and creative outputs related to the experience of walking.

810AH - Cultural Heritage in Screen Media
This course focuses on transnational and trans-Indigenous methodologies in the expression and safeguarding of cultural heritage. Drawing on specific examples of cultural heritage, the course will examine identity politics in globalizing cultures, political and cultural sovereignty, and control of representation in image production.

810AI - Embodied Methodology
This core methodology course involves international research with experts in the fields of walking art/walking performance, including participation in seminars in the United Kingdom where performative walking is an established field of creative research/practice. In addition Ken will be meeting walking artists, preparing presentations and engaging in embodied practice.

810AJ - Indigenous Land/Art Practices
This course will explore Indigenous landbased artistic and curatorial practice from theoretical, critical and experiential perspectives. It will include land and water engagement, gathering and working with Indigenous materials, skill-based workshops, site interventions and performances. The course will include significant time on the land.

810AK - The Radical Stitch
This seminar explores historical and contemporary stitch-based artistic practice, considering its importance through the lens of contemporary Indigenous and feminist art theory. Indigenous pedagogy and experiential learning will be emphasized. The class will be closely integrated with the exhibition, Radical Stitch, at the MacKenzie Art Gallery.

870AA - Explorations in Practice and Theory
An overview of theory surrounding performative walks with a creative application of the readings. When one area of investigation is set in motion, its opposite is implicitly mobilized: within site and rootedness is their antithesis - mobility.

890AB - Space/Place: Locating Interdisciplinary Theory and Practice
This course investigates multiple theoretical/methodological frameworks focused on ideas of space and place: Bertold Brecht's ideas for revolutionizing his audience will be the beginning, continuing with geographical, sociological, literary engagements with space/place and concepts of narrative, performativity, memory. Site specificity and installation art are central foci of the course.

890AC - Explorations of Indigenous Constructions in Popular Culture
This course examines sterotypical constructions of Indigenous peoples in popular North American culture since contact. The development of such imagery over time has led to constructions that have more to do with mainstream notions of the other than Indigenous images.

890AD - Theoretical Investigations
Students will investigate the theoretical and contextual ideas of their thesis projects through reading, discussion and writing.

890AE - Theorizing Conferences
This course will investigate the notion of the "conference" as a performative action. The student will investigate various conference models, calls for proposals and structures, and will ground this exploration in attendance at several conferences, the history the conference and planning a practical event.

890AG - Cultural Landscapes
This course is an investigation of various forms of space, including but not limited to, landscape representation, urban/city space, the spaces of activism, gendered, classed and post-colonial spaces and representations.

890AI - Mapping Illness
What does it mean to represent the diseased body? What are the relations between health, illness, Other-ness and deviance in representation? As several interdisciplinary investigations of the body in crisis this course will look at how illness has been represented from the sixteenth century to the present.

890AJ - Queer Theory
This course investigates theories of sexuality in the contemporary period, including key thinkers and texts.

890AK - Contemporary Aboriginal Art and Decolonizing Methodologies
Following the direction of Linda Tuhwai Smith et al. this course explores decolonizing methodologies such as oral narrative applied to research in contemporary Aboriginal art.

890AL - Biopolitics
Major texts on biopolitical theory in the contemporary period.

890AM - Theory and Criticism in Television
In this course we will explore a body of critical theoretical works and apply these theoretical applications to television (specifically content, delivery, technologies, genre, reception, production, representations, narrative, etc.)

890AN - The Culture of Cities
The Culture of Cities will investigate classic and contemporary thinking on citiess as sites where art and culture are made and received. Frameworks of analysis will include contemporary paradigms, such as post-colonialism, race, gender, the post modern, culture and technologies, the culture industries and the culture of everyday life.

890AP - Queer Sites and Popular Culture
Analysis and contextualization of queer aesthetics and discursive sites within popular culture and music, in relation to queer identity and socio-cultural contexts. Drawing on theoretical/cultural texts, the course explores the significance of the image, career, life and celebrity of singer Whitney Houston as a queer site within popular culture.

890AQ - Production of Space
This course investigates the production of space in contemporary arts and cultures. Focus may be on gendered, queer, post-colonial, and/or urban spaces.

890AR - Performance: Queer Spectators
This course will investigate issues in contemporary performance, with a focus on specific areas of interest (such as performer-spectator relations, performance and celebrity, queer performance, gender and performance, performance art and its critical/theoretical contexts, etc.)

890AU - Street Art and the Politics of Resistance
This course will examine the use of public art, graffiti and street art in relation to the politics of resistance. International examples will be posited in relation to resistance art in the Americans, Cuban, Brazilian, and Mexican.

890AV - New Media and Performance
Examine key theoretical and practical approaches to new media in live events including: interdisciplinary collaboration, online technologies, telematics, video capture/projection, immersive audio, wearable technologies and new instrumentation, locative and social media, augmentation and mobile devices.

890AW - Sound Art
This course includes a basic historical survey of sound art practices and introduction to practical sound recording, editing and mixing techniques: as well as a chance for graduates to focus on sound art practitioners in their area of specialization.

890AX - Art and Trauma
This course explores questions of trauma and memory in contemporary art theory and practice.

890AY - Socially Engaged Art
This course focuses on socially engaged art and performance. Students will choose 1-2 areas of study from a list of topics in social, community-based, relational or activist practices.

890AZ - Queer Identity in Performance
This course will require student(s) to undertake various activities (research, writing, dramaturging, and performing) a performance piece that situates (and performs) sexual/gender identity within a larger popular culture framework. Critical readings/analysis of contemporary queer(ed) performances will also be required.

890BA - Visual Culture of Race
This course will investigate the intersection of visual culture and critical race theory.

890BB - Interactive Audio Art
Course focuses on critical engagement with the concept of interactivity in experimental audio practices since the 19th century including composition, installation, and performance (including improvisation). Includes examination of key critical and historical texts and art objects, analysis of artist methodologies, and writing and practical exercises supporting the student's thesis project.

890BC - Cultures of Sound and Technology
This course examines how the creation and movement of sound – particularly in the context of music-making - is intertwined with the political, social and creative contexts in the contemporary world. The course examines the relationship between sound, technology and culture. As such, the work that informs this course is interdisciplinary. *Note: Students may receive credit for one of MAP 890BC or FA 890BC.*

890BD - Creative Technologies in Performance
Students will work on creative technologies as it pertains to their project, with studio work examining the incorporation of audio, film projection, online media, and new media into live events as related to the students graduate project. *Note: Students may receive credit for one of MAP 890BD or FA 890BD.*

890BE - Performance and Prosthetics - Expanding the Body
This course investigates the use of "add-ons" in order to enhance, extend and embellish the body in performance. *Note: Students may receive credit for one of MAP 890BE or FA 890BE.*

890BF - Topics in Creative Technology
This course investigates theories and practices of creative technologies as applied to the graduate's own thesis topic. Areas could include mobile/interactive gadgets and devices, locative strategies, video projection, networked spaces, wearables, and augmented reality. *Note: Students may receive credit for one of MAP 890BF or FA 890BF.*

890BG - Topics in Improvisation
This course investigates critical studies in improvisation as it relates to the student's own graduate thesis. Topics covered include critical readings in improvised art practices, and/or a program or practical work drawing on the research into the work of important improvising artists from across disciplines. *Note: Students may receive credit for one of MAP 890BG or FA 890BG.*

890BH - Theoretical Investigations II
Students will further investigate the theoretical and contextual ideas of their thesis project through reading, discussion and writing. *Note: Students may receive credit for one of MAP 890BH or FA 890BH.*

890BI - Topics in Creative Technologies II
This course investigates theories and practices of creative technologies as applied to the graduate's own thesis topic. Areas could include mobile/interactive gadgets and devices, locative strategies, video projection, networked spaces, wearables, and augmented reality. *Note: Students may receive credit for one of MAP 890BI or FA 890BI.*

890BJ - Topics in Creative Technologies III
This course investigates theories and practices of creative technologies as applied to the graduate's own thesis topic. Areas could include mobile/interactive gadgets and devices, locative strategies, video projection, networked spaces, wearables, and augmented reality. *Note: Students may receive credit for one of MAP 890BJ or FA 890BJ.*

890BK - Introduction to the Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector
This course examines theories and roles the non-profit and voluntary sector play in society and contemporary public governance. Other topics include the size and scope of work, various organizational forms and functions, and leadership and accountability in the context of governing and managing non-profit and voluntary organizations. *Note: Students may receive credit for one of MAP 890BK or FA 890BK.*

890BL - Research for Indigenous Curation
The student will conduct research with the Kampelmacher Indigenous Art Collection, select 200 art works and develop a rationale and background information for a proposed acquisition by the Mackenzie Art Gallery.

890BM - Grounding Curation in Indigenous Theory and Knowledge
This course will examine theoretical frameworks and methodologies for Indigenous curation drawn from language and cultural knowledge. This will emphasize relationships, curating care, and reclaiming territory. It will include a survey of current curatorial practices that are redefining Indigenous exhibitions, art-making and community engagement.

890BN - Art in the Anthropocene
This course will focus on art, aesthetics and environmentalism in order to explore art’s ability to transform ways of seeing and being in the pressing global crisis of the Anthropocene.

890BO - Contemporary Indigenous Art and Curation
This class will explore contemporary Indigenous art and curation from North America, New Zealand and Australia. It will explore global responses to colonialism, artistic activism, and the role of contemporary art in cultural revitalisation. It will emphasize the emergence of Indigenous curation on the world scene, key Indigenous theorists, and the application of language and culture-based concepts to contemporary creation and curation.

890BP - Engaging Climate Change: Creativity, Community, Intervention
This multidisciplinary course explores climate change and environmental concerns, with a focus on resilience, community, Indigenous worldviews, science, artist engagements, local/global projects, and thinking outside the box in the face of change. Assignments will be applied and/or artistic explorations of course themes. Students from all university disciplines are welcome.

890BQ - On Display! Exhibitions and Indigenous Art
With an emphasis on Canada, this course charts changes and directions in Indigenous curation over thirty years. The course includes analysis of theories, methods, and exhibition histories that have prompted new models and voices. An evening of round table discussion with Indigenous scholars and curators will help set our direction.

890BR - Directed Reading in Decolonizing Animal Ethics
Seminar explores animal ethics and decolonization in media and artistic research. The student will examine ethics via theories and case studies, critique existing models, and investigate ethical practices in order to glean lessons that can useful in our research.

890BS - Directed Reading in African Theatre and Postcolonial Thinking
Seminar explores critical thinking in African theatre from the perspective of postcolonial theory from the 20th century to 21st century.

890BT - Multispecies Ethnography
Focusing on multispecies/nonhuman agency and ways of knowing in the context of ethnographic practices and representation, this course integrates scholarly readings, discussion, film/media analysis, writing, and film/media production for course content and assignments.

890BU - Prairie-based Theatre - Past, Present, and Future
This course explores historical survey of theatre on the prairies (20th and 21st century) and examines critical thinking in site specific theatre on the prairie with a case study of Future Prairie Theatre.

890BW - Site-Specific Theatre: Space, Audience and Mobility
Directed Reading Course on site-specific theatre practice, and the questions surrounding space, audience and mobility. The readings will focus on site-specific practice with readings from theoreticians and practitioners in found-space performance/installation art. When one area of investigation is set in motion, its opposite is implicitly mobilized: within site and rootedness is their antithesis - mobility.

899 - Grad Level Professional Placement
The professional placement course offers a practical opportunity for experiential research or case study investigation. *NOTE: Students may only receive credit for one of FA 899 or MAP 899.*

900 - Comprehensive Exam
Examination measuring comprehensively the knowledge and practice in the disciplines relevant to the PhD thesis/project. *NOTE: Students may only receive credit for one of FA 900 or MAP 900.*

901 - Thesis Research
Research supporting an MA or PhD program including the thesis proposal, ethics review application (if applicable), and research resulting in the writing and defense of a graduating thesis of 60-100 pages for an MA; or the preparation of a PhD graduating thesis, research-creation project, or hybrid thesis/research-creation project, as applicable. *NOTE: Students may only receive credit for one of FA 901 or MAP 901.*

902 - Research Project
Research supporting a professional, practice-based MFA program resulting in the writing of a comprehensive critical engagement paper of 40 pages and the preparation and public presentation of a graduating research-creation project. *NOTE: Students may only receive credit for one of FA 902 or MAP 902.*

903 - Project Report Course
The student submits the final project or critical engagement paper. *NOTE: Students may only receive credit for one of FA 903 or MAP 903.*

 

Music Graduate Courses

801 - University Concert Band I
Particpation as principal in one of the sections of the ensemble. Students will assist in duties contributing toward the presentation of concert events.

802 - University Concert Band II
Participation as principal in one of the sections of the ensemble. Students will assist in duties contributing toward the presentation of concert events.

803 - Medieval Music
Selected Topics in Medieval Music.

804 - Music of the Renaissance
Selected Topics in the Music of the Renaissance.

805 - Music of the Baroque
Selected Topics in the Music of the Baroque.

806 - Music of the Classical Era
Selected topics in the Music of the Classical Era.

807 - Music of the Romantic Era
Selected topics in the Music of the Romantic Era.

808AC - Selected Topics Music Theory
Seminar in analysis of classical-era sonata-form movements including selected readings from the music theoretical literature and experience analyzing movements from the solo chamber music and symphonic repertoires, with emphasis on Haydon, Mozart and Beethoven.

809AC - Current Issues in Musicology
Students will examine current musicological issues that serve historical, theoretical, and performance objectives related to their own research interests. Interdisciplinary approaches will be considered in particular in order to increase students' familiarity with multiple musical concerns and interpretations applicable to a wide range of musical genres and scholarly approaches.

809AD - Percussion Styles from 1945 to the Present
Continuation of MU 813AA. More advanced practical application and a focus on the playing techniques and style analysis of each major player and period.

809AE - History and Literature of Chamber Music
There are two components to the course: a survey of the history of chamber music as a genre and a study of the historical and societal context of chamber music as an art form.

809AF - Performance Practice - Baroque to Modern
This writing-intensive course traces the development of performance practice from the Baroque period to modern times, with equal emphasis on theoretical, aesthetic and practical applications. As part of their course work, graduate students will be asked to teach an undergraduate class (MUS 415) on the history of performance practice.

809AG - Popular Music and Theory
This course explores theories and methods used in the discipline of popular music studies. The student is required to analyze different theoretical texts used to analyze popular music and global music practices.

809AH - The 19th-Century Lied
An in-depth study of the aesthetic, cultural and stylistic evolution of the Lied with special emphasis on 19th-century German repertoire, specifically Schubert and his contemporaries. Students will be honing their critical writing, listening and presentation skills through a variety of written and oral assignments.

809AI - The Composer as Storyteller
How does a composer convincingly protray the action in a story? Selected vocal and instrumental musical genres (e.g., opera, Lied, tone poem, program symphony, etc.) will be examined to answer this question. Emphasis will be also be placed on sharpening research, writing and comparative listening skills.

809AJ - Vocal Improvisation and Social Practice
The human voice is an instrument accessible to all, with huge potential for expression, interaction, collaboration and community building. This course will explore technical possibilities of the voice, including extended techniques; and will work on skills in creativity, improvisation and the role of music in the community.

809AK - Topics in Improvisation
This is an independent stury course with both academic and practical sections. Its goal is to develop and explore the role of creative musical improvisations in cultural, community and personal development of at-risk youth in Regina.

809AL - Topics in Piano Pedagogy
Topics in Piano Pedagogy is an exploration of methods and approaches (contemporary and historical) used in studio teaching, and is designed to provide students with knowledge and resources thereof.

811 - Twentieth Century Music
Emphasis on contemporary music. Detailed study and analysis of selected works in chamber, smyphonic, choral and solo literature.

812 - Music History Survey
Emphasis on selected master works from the middle ages through modern times and their relation to trends of their times.

813AA - Advanced Jazz Percussion Concepts
A study of jazz percussion solo and ensemble styles of each historic period.

813AB - Selected Studies in Violin Repertoire and Performance Practice
This course begins with a study of performance practice as it relates to the violin repertoire. This background is then applied to case studies of selected works from the violin repertoire of the baroque, classical, and romantic periods.

813AC - Lecture Recital and Field Exam
Lecture Recital and oral examination on the dissertation proposal.

813AD - Directed Studies in Literature
This course covers the history of song from the Renaissance through to the 21st century. The course comprises reading, listening, papers, and a final public lecture-recital.

813AE - Directed Studies in Tuba Literatur
Taught in conjunction with MU 901-006, tuba lessons. Guidance in completing a survey of the history of tuba repertoire by means of a bibliography and discography. Guidance in presenting case studies of selected works, leading to an essay concerning the stylistic development of repertoire for the tuba.

813AF - Directed Studies in Piano Literature
Studies related to piano repertoire and its stylistic development through a study of selected works. The student will use research tools acquired in MU 815 to construct a bibliography and discography, conduct an analytical review of the chosen works, and present/discuss the material regularly with the instructor.

813AG - Directed Studies in Flute Literature
A study of the development of the flute from the baroque period to the present, incorporating performance practice of the baroque, classical, and romantic periods. The student will prepare and present case studies of specific repertoire from each period.

813AH - Directed Studies in Trombone Literature
An in-depth study of the history, literature, and pedagogy of the trombone, drawn from primary sources, editions, organology, iconography, and recordings, combined with the study of modern commentary and research.

813AI - Expanded Voice
This course encompasses study of experimental vocal music, musical improvisation, and extended vocal techniques. Study of these techniques will culminate in a lecture-recital demonstrating how the expanded voice may connect with standard vocal techniques.

815 - Bibliography
Bibliographical materials for graduate study in music theory, history or performance.

816 - History of Music Theory
A survey of theoretical writings from ancient times to the present.

817 - Analysis
Techniques of analysis covering a variety of approaches and musical styles.

818AC - Schenkerian Analysis
An introduction to basic Schenkerian principles and analytic applications of Schenkerian analysis to tonal music, based on the textbook by Allan Cadwallader and David Gagné. Other sources to be employed are Schenker's Free Composition and Five Graphic Analyses.

818AD - Theories of Sonata Form for the Music of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven
Readings in, and analytic projects concerning, Sonata Theory, with emphasis on theories applicable to the late eighteenth century and to Beethoven. In weekly assignments, students will ¿teach¿ the analytic theories, analyses and repertoire they have read about, and present their own analyses of movements by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.

819 - Musicology Seminar
Attendance at meetings and presentation of a research paper.

820 - Music Theory Seminar
Attendance at meetings and presentatiuon of a research paper.

821 - Music Composition
Composing music in the smaller forms and for small ensembles.

831 - University Concert Choir
Participation as section leader. Students will assist in duties contributing to the presentation of concert events.

832 - University Concert Choir II
Participation as section leader. Students will assist in duties contributing to the presentation of concert events.

835 - University Chamber Singers I
Specializing in acappella music from the Renaissance to the Twentieth century. Participation as secition leader. Students will assist in duties contributing to the presentation of concert events.

836 - University Chamber Singers II
Specializing in acappella music from the Renaissance to the Twentieth century. Participation as section leader. Student will assist in duties contributing to the presentation of concert events.

841 - Orchestration
Writing for various instrumental combinations and dealing with the overall problems of blending and balance.

860 - Applied Diction For Singing Applied Diction For Singing
In this course, the International Phonetic Alphabetic is studied, with direct application to repertoire for voice and choir. The course also covers the specific vocal pedagogy associated with its successful application.

861 - Opera&Music Theatre Workshop I
Preparation and performance of principal roles from the opera and musical theatre literature, in departmental productions. Students must possess a voice suitable to the operatic repertorie and have achieved an advanced level of vocal technique.

862 - Opera&Music Theatre WorkshopII
Preparation and performance of principal roles from the opera and musical theatre literature, in departmental productions. Students must possess a voice suitable to the operatic repertoire and have acheived an advanced level of vocal technique.

863 - Opera Music Thea Workshop III
Preparation and performance of principal roles from the opera and musical theatre literature, in departmental productions. Students must possess a voice suitable to the operatic repertoire and must acheived an advanced level of vocal technique.

871 - University Chamber Orchestra I
Participation as principal in one of the sections of the ensemble. Students will assist in duties contributing toward the presentation of concert events.

872 - Univ Chamber Orchestra II
Partipation as principal in one of the sections of the ensemble. Students will assist in duties contributing toward the presentation of concert events. *** Prerequisite: MU 871 *** ** Permission of the Department Head is required to register. **

881 - Chamber Music Ensemble I
Coaching in performance problems and interpretation of selected works from the chamber literature that includes the student's instrument.

882 - Chamber Music Ensemble II
Coaching in performance problems and interpretation of selected works from the chamber literature that includes the student's instrument, culminating in presentation of a chamber music recital. ***Prerequisite: MU 881 ***

901 - Thesis Research
Research supporting a studies-based program (MA in Musicology and in Music Theory) resulting in the writing and defense of a graduating theses of 60 - 100 pages.

902 - Research Project
Research supporting a professional, practice-based program (MMus in Composition; MMus in Conducting; and MMus in Performance). MMus in Performance is expected to perform two solo recitals -- the first after not more than 6 credit hours of study.

 

Visual Arts Graduate Courses

801 - Group Studio
Group seminar led by studio faculty to discuss and write about student's studio practice.

802 - Group Studio
Group seminar led by studio faculty to discuss and write about student's studio practice.

803 - Group Studio
Group seminar led by studio faculty to discuss and write about student's studio practices.

804 - Group Studio
Group seminar led by studio faculty to discuss and write about student's studio practice.

820AC - Video Installation
The class will focus on the development of video imagery and the creation of a video installation. The course will blend technical learning, research into the history and practice within the field and the completion a creative project, accompanied by a two-page statement.

820AD - Kinetic Investigations
Working between Intermedia and Sculpture, the course will focus on studio production and research, investigating art works that employ movement and/or interactivity.

820AF - Investigating Interactivity
This graduate studio course is geared towards contextualizing and resolving strategies for promoting interactivity in artistic practice. Calling upon technical and conceptual modes of investigation, notions of location for the placement of artistic work to promote interactive viewer experiences will be explored.

820AG - Installation Art
The class will focus on the development of works that address the intersection of art, audience and site/space. The course will blend practical investigations in spatial practice with research into aspects of installation art.

820AH - Electronics for Interactivity
Electronics for artists. An introduction to topics including: history of physical computing and embedded electronics; resistive circuit theory and functional computer programming; sensors and actuators; power systems and mechatronics; soldering. The course will focus on a single embedded platform such as Arduino or Raspberry Pi.

820AJ - Investigating Interactivity II
This graduate studio course is geared towards further contextualizing and resolving strategies for promoting interactivity in artistic practice as begun in Art 820AF.

820AL - Documenting Practice
This graduate studio course, resulting in a book work, will focus on documentation as a critical investigation into the question of what constitutes art practice. The student will engage in a disciplined approach to documenting practice in a range of media which may include writing, film, imaging, print, and drawing.

820AN - Media Archaeology
This course supports studio art production and theoretical investigation in the area of media archaeology. With an emphasis on experimentation and studio production, this course encourages investigations of ‘old’ moving-image media within an intermedia art context. Students will contextualize practice with theoretical and historical research.

820AO - Performance Art Practice
This course will focus on the development of works in performance art, blending practical investigations with historical and contextual research.

820AP - A/V Intermedia Explorations
This course will focus on intermedia approaches to making use of archival materials in storytelling and contemporary art making, exploring intersections of print, photo, audio, video, and other suitable media.

820AQ - Feminist Constructions
This course will focus on the development of artworks exploring gender and the body through a feminist lens, blending practical investigations with historical and contextual research.

820AR - Art and Climate Change
This course will focus on the material and conceptual development of artworks exploring issues of climate change and environmental activism.

820AS - Eco Art & Intermedia Research
This class will employ an intermedia approach to creating work that investigates critical place inquiry and environmental crisis. Focusing on processes which involve a minimal environmental impact, the student will explore intersections of 2D and 3D, performance, and photo documentation.

830AA - Drawing and Paper-Based Projects
A course involving an exploration of drawing and related paper based projects.

830AB - Intermedia Approaches to Drawing
Experiments in drawing with both tradition and digital media. Course requirements are a completed suite of art-works or an installation, in addition to research and presentations

830AC - Drawing and Imagery Development
A studio-based course in drawing, where the student will be developing imagery for use in printmaking practice. Investigation into media and paper supports, scale, methods of drawing. Preparatory and finished drawings will be required. The student will research contemporary artists whose work is based in the medium of drawing.

830AH - Drawing Relating to Sculpture
A studio course where drawings will be created in various media. Student will complete a body of finished drawings as well as preparatory sketches.

830AJ - Drawing: Narrating the Body
A studio course focussing on the creation of drawings based on the body. The student will also conduct research into contemporary artists working with drawing mediums.

830AL - Drawing as Research
This is an applied research course in which the student will—through drawing, digital photography, collage, text, and other graphic means—research text as image/art.

830AM - Expressionism in Drawing
Explorations in drawing using a wide range of drawing materials and papers, 5 projects including a research project on an artist related to the student’s work.

840AB - Painting in Contemporary Contexts and Practices
Build on the skills and ideas developed by the student in previous work and courses. Emphasis is on deepening those skills and ideas, especially on the building of a substanial body of work.

840AI - Aboriginal Visual Narratives
The student will research traditional and contemporary Aboriginal visual narrative strategies and then make works (paintings) that reflect this research.

840AJ - Contemporary Aboriginal Painting and Sculpture
This course involves the exploration of contemporary Aboriginal painting and sculpture and its relation to traditional subject matter. The course will also include research into related artworks, contemporary artists and subject matter.

840AK - Formal Issues in Painting
Studio work in the area of painting. Colour studies and research into artists of relevance to student’s practice. Further investigations into conceptual notions within painting practice. Completion of 4 works required.

840AM - Painting Technique and Concept
The student will produce a substantial and cohesive body of work, developing technical and conceptual aspects of their painting practice. Discussions with the instructor will address technique and concept, and the relationship of the student's work to contemporary art practice.

840AO - Personal Imagery in Painting
The student will develop imagery of personal significance and create oil paintings utilizing this imagery. Four significant paintings will be completed as well as research and preparatory works.

850AA - Graduate Sculpture
A studio-based exploration of contemporary sculpture, ART 850AA will explore themes relevant to current three-dimensional practices. Students will be encouraged to examine their current practice with the intent of making new discoveries while reinforcing strengths. Course content will vary depending on the student’s objectives. Exploration and experimentation will be encouraged.

850AB - Graduate Sculpture II
Art 850 AB will continue to encourage students to stretch their studio practice while fine tuning objectives. Exploration and discovery will be supported with an emphasis on refinement and display. Acknowledging discipline-based practices, students will be challenged to think beyond the autonomous stand-alone object.

850AC - Exploration in Scale for Non-Majors
Fostering a greater understanding of the transformation of scale, students will be lead through advanced maquette making. The goal is to assist students in realizing at least one "study" in a 1:1 scale. Geared to non-majors, a variety of materials and approaches will be explored with their specific needs considered.

850AD - Maquette Development
The student will develop a range of sculptural concepts and designs through the construction of various preparatory models/maquettes.

850AE - 3D Modelling, Rendering
Directed study in the area of sculpture, under the supervision of a faculty member(s). The class will focus on material and scale explorations in context of contemporary sculpture / 3D practices. New methodologies such as computer rendering will be examined as a component of the class.

850AG - Kinetic Sculpture and Design Research
This is an applied research course in which the student will design a series of kinetic sculptures. The course includes background research into related art works, prototype drawing, technical research and seminar discussion. The student will produce a portfolio of project designs and several working maquettes

850AI - Investigation between Sculpture and Drawing
This class will focus on the relationship between sculpture and drawing. The student will create several maquettes and a minimum of four sculptural/drawing works. The course will also include research into related artworks, contemporary artists and subject matter.

850AJ - Multiples Duplicates Doubles
Focussed on multiples, the course will utilize historical and current technologies. The class will take a critical look at various techniques, methodologies and philosophies relevant to the topic, positioned within contemporary practice.

850AL - 3D Human Form Studies
The student’s primary objective in this class is to gain a better understanding of the human form as a three-dimensional subject; self-directed anatomical studies will lead to fully rendered forms. Studies will be conducted in your choice of medium in preparation for advanced mould-making and casting.

850AM - CAD in Sheet Media
This course will utilize computer assisted drawing (CAD) to create imagery in various sheet media. Content is student driven with the instructor’s guidance. Students must have an excellent understanding of one of the following: drawing, printmaking, modelling or computer rendering. Finish will be explored with an emphasis on durable techniques.

850AN - CAD in Sheet Media II
CAD in Sheet Media II continues studies in CAD in Sheet Media. Content is student driven with the instructor’s guidance. Students will continue working at a more advanced level with the objective of creating work for display. Various display methods will be explored.

850AO - From Found to Fabricated
This course will examine how an idea can exist across several mediums. The history and nature of each medium will be explored. An emphasis will be placed on exploring possible connections otherwise unexplored. Mediums may be as diverse as light and wood; materials may be found or purchased.

850AP - Focus On the Hand
This course will explore the fuzzy intersection between “Art” and “Craft”; two terms many contemporary artists blur as one. Focusing on material exploration and experimentation, the student will work to better understand the role of the handmade within their own practice.

850AQ - Solidifying the Soft
ART 850AQ will focus on sculptural explorations utilizing soft media such as (but not limited to) cloth and yarn. Emphasis will be placed on material transformation, experimentation and display. Students will be encouraged to try various ways of presenting their work while examining contemporary artists who utilize similar processes.

850AR - Abstraction and Representation
This studio course will focus on the intersection between abstraction and representation. An in-depth examination of the uncertainty of creative modalities, the course will look at how practices reflect and adapt to things like: social change, political unrest, environmental concerns, collective anxiety, discomfort and/or uncertainty.

860AA - Graduate Ceramic Studio
The course is stuctured around the development of studio work in ceramics with the consideration and context of the historical and contemporary issues in sculpture, craft, and design.

860AD - Ceramic Vessel as Sculpture
This studio course will use the vessel as a subject for sculpture through an exploration of the aesthetics and abstract, non-objective form of the vessel.

860AF - Advanced Ceramics Installation
This studio course will use experimental ceramic-based installation formats to develop a concept or theme. Independent research into relevant artistic practices, directed readings, and material investigations will be required. Media may include fired ceramics, unfired clay, found objects or other materials.

860AG - The Body and the Clay Vessel
A studio course exploring the expressive potential of creating ceramic vessels in relation to body movement and historically embedded ceramic processes. Six to eight completed ceramic vessels as well as experimental works and research will be undertaken.

860AH - Figure and Form
This is an applied research course in which the student will create a series of ceramic sculptures based on the human figure in motion. The course includes background research into related art works, prototype drawing, and seminar discussion. The resulting works may also include drawing, video and other media.

860AI - Ceramic Sculptural Form
The student will work within ceramic sculptural methods, developing a range of techniques, including: hand building, wheel-throwing, casting, and various surface treatments to produce a body of work informed by specific thematic content determined the first class. In addition, the student will investigate current ceramic sculptural practices.

860AJ - Advanced Ceramic Sculpture
The student will work with advanced technical and conceptual contemporary ceramic sculptural methods. Techniques will include hand building, and mold-making, and various surface treatments. A body of work informed by specific thematic content determined the first class will be created.

860AK - Figurative Ceramic Sculpture
The student will create figurative ceramic sculpture using a conceptual framework relevant to contemporary ceramics practices. Techniques will include hand building, moldmaking and various surface treatments. A body of work informed by specific thematic content determined first class will be created.

870AA - Thematic Approaches to Printmaking (l)
This studio course focuses on projects in graduate level printmaking. Independent studio work based on thematic and technical motivations of the student, in consultation with the instructor will be undertaken. Weekly meetings to discuss the overall development of the project(s) including related theoretical and conceptual components will inform a thematic trajectory for ongoing research and studio production.

870AB - Exploring the Self: Family History, Traditions and Heritage
This graduate level printmaking course focuses on exploring personal connections to family history, traditions, language, and heritage as a broad theme for criticism and contextualization of the Self. Discussions of overall development, including related theoretical and conceptual components, will inform a thematic trajectory for studio research.

870AC - Process and Content: The Technical and Conceptual in Printmaking
Continuing a dialogue with ideas around personal connections to family history, traditions, language, and heritage as a broad theme for the criticism and contextualization of the Self, the content of this graduate level course will be (re)focused on the manner in which varying print processes inform the work.

870AD - Illustration and the Book
Engaging a dialogue with ideas around personal history, traditions, and identity, the content of this course will be focused on the manner in which the interconnectedness of Printmaking processes, illustration, and book arts serve as an aesthetic, conceptual, and functional vehicle for production and dissemination of compelling visual work.

870AE - Binding and Book Arts
Engaging a variety of approaches to collating, connecting, and displaying narrative and/or non-narrative printed material, this studio course focuses on the aesthetic, functional, and conceptual implications of binding, as they relate to book arts.

870AF - Text & Typography
This class will investigate the technical and conceptual implications of the use of text in contemporary printmaking. Theoretical and practical notions of Typography – from hand-set type and letterpress printing, through to digital typesetting for silkscreen, lithography, or intaglio, and screen-based and non-conventional “printing” – will form the basis for this course.

870AG - Interactive Printmaking
This graduate level class will focus on interactivity and unconventional approaches to printmaking media. Three-dimensionality, mobility and motion-sensitivity, and the integration of print media into a broad array of contemporary artistic practice will form the conceptual and practical basis of this course.

870AH - Seriality and narrative
This graduate level studio course examines seriality and narrative using printmaking, painting, and drawing, in conventional and digital modes of image-making.

884AA - Document Represent Present
This graduate studio course will focus on the technical and creative development of photographic works based on existing studio works. Camera, digital editing, and printing skills will be developed. The student will also conduct research into contemporary innovations in digital photographic presentation, and conceptual investigations into photography.

884AB - Conceptual Print Practice
Exploring digital imaging as a fast way to sketch ideas for print project. The student will research contemporary conceptual art practices and their precedents to contextualize working with image and text, seriality, and list-making in print projects.

884AC - Photography and Activism
This graduate studio course will focus on the technical and creative development of digital photographic works and a research-creation documentation website. Art historical, theoretical, and contextual research into the relationships of photography, mass media, and activism will be conducted and documented throughout the semester.

884AD - Photography and Performance
This course in photography explores gender and autobiographical narrative, and documentation of live performance. The student will be engaged in performative work utilizing costumes and props. A body of original photographic work will be produced as well as a journal reflecting on the ideas manifested in the photographs.

884AE - Photography and Performance II
This course continues to explore gender, autobiographical narrative, and the documentation of the performance of self using photography. A body of work will be produced from several series and photo-based sketches, along with written documentation of the artist’s process, practice, and works created.

884AF - MFA Photo-Based Media I
This graduate course focuses on research and creation in the area of photography and video. The primary subject is transportation, immigration, and loss from a feminist point of view. The final project is likely a photo and video projection installation.

884AG - MFA Photo-Based Media II
This graduate course will focus on the continued development of ideas and artworks in photo-based media during the second semester or later, of the Visual Arts MFA.

884AH - MFA Photo-Based Media III
This graduate course will focus on the continued development of ideas and artworks in photo-based media during the third semester, or later, of the Visual Arts MFA.

890BH - Creative Art Writing
In this graduate course, students study and produce critical and creative writing about their art practices and/or the practices of others.

890BI - Environmental Art Context
This course in environmental art practice will focus on the creative development of studio works and readings related to environmental art, ephemerality, and the philosophy of art. Weekly blog posts will include documentation of studio process, as well as reflective and critical writing in response to readings.

902 - Research and Exhibition
Research into studio concerns and preparation of the exhibition. Students must complete 12 credit hours in total.

 

Art History Graduate Courses

890AA - Migrating Practice
This course will interrogate the theoretical notion of migration in relation to practise in three specific domains: literature, theory and art. We will locate mightation theory by examining a novel and two short stories; four contemporary art exhibitions; and two works dealing with migration as a theoretical foundation.

890AB - Collecting in Context
This course examines ways in which museums display art, how institutions think and to what extent collections have impacted on national and local identity. Topics and case studies will allow for consideration of concepts including public and private ownership, the state and the individual, antiquarianism, custodianship and provenance.

890AC - Preliminary Corpus Definition
For the course the student will define the preliminary corpus of the thesis project in terms of content, theory, and methodology.

890AD - Landmark Texts in Post-Colonial Theory
An investigation of major theoretical works in post-colonial theory, including texts by Edward Said, Homi Bhabha and Gayatri Spivak and others.

890AE - Studies in the History of Virtual Art
This course will examine the history of virtual art and its role in the larger scheme of art in the early part of this century. Consisting of reading, oral discussions and writings, the student will examine the art historical traditions of virtual art.

890AF - Cultural Studies Theory and Practice: Display and Identity
This course examines some of the foundational texts of contemporary cultural studies. The course emphasizes a critical approach to display culture and identity.

890AG - Contemporary Aboriginal Art
The student will compile an annotated data base of Contemporary Aboriginal Art and Artists.

890AH - Curating in Practice
The practical application of curatorial theory and museological methodologies within an institutional context. Development of a working knowledge of contemporary display cultures will be emphasized.

890AI - Visual Storytelling Strategies of the First Nations of the Great Plains
An art historical study of visual storytelling strategies of the First Nations of the Great Plains. Students will research 19th and 20th century tepee liners, ledger drawings and winter count hide paintings to determine the variety of reasons for the production of these objects.

890AJ - Collecting and Display in the Museum
By selecting and discussing a series of case studies, this course will explore traditions, conventions, theories, and practices of collecting and displaying art in historic and contemporary museums.

890AK - Expanding the Moving Image
This course covers experimental contemporary practices in moving image arts. Topics include: 360° immersive cinema and systems; glitch, generative and software art; VR, augmented reality and mixed reality; media + architecture and media facades; moving image as tactical media; media archaeologies. Students develop case studies examining diverse practices.

890AL - Topics in Sculpture I
By analyzing a series of case studies and different historiographical approaches, this course investigates the history of sculpture, dealing with issues of style, iconography, relations between artists and patrons, and the role of sculptors in society in different times and cultures.

890AM - Topics in Sculpture II
This course will investigate a series of case studies shedding light on the practice of sculpture throughout history, looking at sculptors in their workshops and studios, focusing on issues such as techniques, materials, scale, relationship between sculpture and its display context.

890AN - Theories in Curation
This course involves a critical investigation of directions in curatorial theory and practice. Student will analyze a range of models and perspectives in this growing body of literature.

890AO - Imagining the Non-Human in Eearly Modern Europe
By analyzing a series of case studies and different historiographical approaches, this course investigates relations between people and animals, focussing especially on the early modern European context, and investigating both practices and theories of collecting, and principles of representation.

890AP - Collecting: History and Theory
This course explores histories and theories of collecting in the Western world, with particular emphasis on material culture, mobility of objects, and strategies of display.

890AQ - Visual Culture of Metis Travel
Independent research-based class into the visual and material culture of Metis movement, which will include a literature scan, archival research, and interviews with a contemporary builder of Red River carts. Topics will include: routes, maps, Red River carts, York boats, dog teams and visual markers of movement.

890AR - Bronze: Making and Collecting
This course explores histories, practices, and theories of bronze casting and collecting in the Western world, with particular emphasis on small bronzes, their circulation, and their status in the context of the history of sculpture from the Renaissance to the 21st century.

890AS - Theories of Art for Makers
This course will examine key concepts, theories, and frameworks in contemporary art with the goal of enriching the practices of makers. Through in depth engagement with art works and theoretical readings, graduate students will develop an understanding of how research concerns are informing current practices of art making.

 

Theater Graduate Courses

810AA - Spatiality in Art/Performance
This course will examine the transition of contemporary art and theatre practice, from mid-century to the present, into a conjoined performance strategy favouring process over form and found space over conventional exhibition/presentation venues. Issues surrounding performance based disciplines and diverse media practices.

810AE - Literature of Disability and Performance
In this course the student will, through assigned readings and critical writing, research and develop an understanding of the language and current issues related to disability and performance. This course will assist the student in building a bibliography related to the MA/MFA thesis.

810AJ - Readings in Queer Theatre
An examination of play texts and critical discourse that has fostered the development and understanding of queer theatre. Examining theatrical texts from the turn of the century to the present day; the course will trace the development of 'the on stage homosexual' and its contiually problematized place in and on the heteronormative stage.

810AK - Revisioning of Modernist Texts in Performance
This course examines modernist dramatic texts which rework folk tales and myths. Modernist and postmodernist critical and aesthetic theories of the personal and cultural function, use and value of the folkloric and mythical will provide context. Particular attention will be paid to psychoanalysis, structural anthropology, and theories of performance.

810AL - Contemporary Canadian Theatre
An examination of play texts and critical discourse that has fostered the development and understanding of Canadian drama. Examining theatrical texts the course will trace the development of Canada in performance and Canada as a performed nation state.

810AM - Directed Reading in Multilingual Performance
An examination of play texts and critical discourse that has fostered the development and understanding of multilingual performance in theatre, film, and other live performance forms. In this directed reading course, the student will examine relevant theoretical and methodological foundations of multilingual performance.

820AG - Projects in Dramaturgy
In this directed study course, students will undertake creative dramaturgical projects while examining the relevant theoretical and methodological foundations of dramaturgical practice.

820AM - Projects in Playwriting l
A course focused on advanced level playwriting with exercises and readings related to both traditional and contemporary approaches to such matters as plot, character, dialogue, style, critique and revision.

820AQ - Critical Concepts in Performance
Investigates crtitical theories affecting the development of art practices in the areas of theatre and performance. Students will complete a collection of critical readings and/or studio exercises designed to help them to articulate their own methodologies for perfomance making. Readings will draw on cultural studies, performance studies and theatre.

820AS - Development of the One-Person Performance
The focus of this class is to investigate the Theory and Practice of the one-man play and the aesthetics that move reflection from a passive narrative to an active Theatrical event of engagement.

820AT - Production Management with a Focus on Accessibility
The student will study the role and duties of a Theatrical Production Manager with a focus on long-term planning, season scheduling. budgeting of theatrical productions, cost analysis of theatrical construction and leadership skills. Every one of these projects will focus on accessibility for both audience and performers.

820AU - Theatrical Technical Direction
The student will co-ordinate the technical elements of the production creating schedules, assisting on budgeting, supervise technical crews and problem solve. Create CAD drawings of the set detailing the construction elements of the set design. Assist the designers in the realization of their designs.

890AK - Movement Research for Visual Art Practice
This course focuses on movement research in support of studio-based practice.

902 - Master's Project
Research, rehearsal and public presentation of a project.