Art and Design

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Included in the following list are courses satisfying the requirements for the Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design, Bachelor of Interior Design, Bachelor of Arts, Major or Minor in Visual Art, Bachelor of Fine Arts (University Transfer), and the Diploma in Visual Arts.

Note: The letters behind the course name 'ART' denote the program:

Please note that some courses require submission of a portfolio.

Course offerings vary from year to year. Check Generate a Timetable for available course offerings.

Graphic Design Courses

Note: All students enrolled in Art or Design studio courses offered within VIU's Art and Design department must complete mandatory safety training session(s) before they will be allowed to use the department's facilities. Each student must purchase and use safety equipment as specified by the department and sold through the VIU Campus Store.

ARTG 100  (3)  Visual Design Primer

A sampler to introduce students to the elements and principles of design, composition, aesthetics, colour, type, layout and design history. Of interest to students preparing portfolios for admission to Graphic Design, Interior Design, or Visual Arts programs, ITAS students, international students, or the general public. Supplies purchase required. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in English 12. Some artistic ability and a genuine interest in art and design recommended.

ARTG 110  (3)  Professional Practices (Ends Aug 2018)

Students are introduced to professional conduct and business practice expectations of the design industry including design process. Topics include computer fundamentals, time and idea management, and creative thinking skills. ARTG 110 was formerly called ARTG 125T, ARTG 125; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to B.A. Major in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

Co-requisites: ENGL 115 and ARTG 111; or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 110  (3)  Professional Practice 1 (Effective Sep 2018)

Students are introduced to professional conduct and business practice expectations including the design process and creative thinking skills. ARTG 110 was formerly called ARTG 125T, ARTG 125; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

Co-requisites: ENGL 115 and ARTG 111; or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 111  (3)  Design History

A historical survey of art and design history from prehistoric to post-modern. A study of the historical chronology and styles of art, architecture, design, and graphic design in context with lectures, projects, and historical applications of graphic design. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to B.A. Major in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

Co-requisites: ENGL 115 and ARTG 110; or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 120  (3)  Design Principles (Ends Aug 2018)

Students explore the foundational visual principles of graphic design, coupled with the basics of colour theory as it applies to design today. ARTG 120 was formerly called ARTG 122T, ARTG 122; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to B.A. Major in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 120  (3)  Core Studio 1 (Effective Sep 2018)

Students explore the foundational visual principles of graphic design, coupled with the basics of colour theory as it applies to design today. ARTG 120 was formerly called ARTG 122T, ARTG 122; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 121  (3)  Colour Theory

An introduction to the physical properties, psychological effects, language, and theories of colour. Students will explore how colour works through the application of various colour media. Provides the necessary foundation for illustration and graphic design courses. ARTG 121 was formerly called ARTG 119; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to B.A. Major in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 124  (3)  Applied Design Technologies I (Ends Aug 2018)

Students practice and apply design process and research methodologies to solve design problems using Adobe Illustrator as the primary tool for visualization. ARTG 124 was formerly called ARTG 236; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design program.

ARTG 124  (3)  Technology 1 (Effective Sep 2018)

Students are introduced to the design process to solve design problems using industry standard vector-based software as the primary tool for visualization. ARTG 124 was formerly called ARTG 236; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 130  (3)  Applied Design Technologies II (Ends Aug 2018)

Students apply design process, research methodologies and design principles to create a multi-page publishing project using Adobe InDesign as the primary tool for visualization. (1:1:1)

Prerequisite: Permission of the department.

ARTG 130  (3)  Technology 2 (Effective Sep 2018)

Students continue to develop their understanding of the design process and design principles using industry standard desktop publishing software as the primary tool for visualization. (1:1:1)

Prerequisite: Admission to Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 140  (3)  Illustration I (Ends Aug 2018)

An investigation of the drawing process. Begins with line drawing following through to more complex knowledge, skills, and mediums. Emphasis on concept development and expression and all design elements involved in effective composition are included, as are diagrammatic, one, and two point perspective imaging techniques. ARTG 140 was formerly called ARTG 140T, ARTG 240T, ARTG 240; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to B.A. Major in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 140  (3)  Core Studio 2 (Effective Sep 2018)

Students are introduced to the art, techniques, styles, and practice of illustration, including basic principles of drawing and colour theory. ARTG 140 was formerly called ARTG 140T, ARTG 240T, ARTG 240; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 150  (3)  Typography I (Ends Aug 2018)

An introduction to the role of typography in graphic design. Topics such as fonts, measurements, systems, kerning, readability, hierarchy, communication, and expression will be explored in lectures, projects, and exercises. ARTG 150 was formerly called ARTG 215; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to B.A. Major in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 150  (3)  Core Studio 3 (Effective Sep 2018)

An introduction to typography as an essential tool in visual communication. Students explore the anatomy, principles, and practices of typography from both historical and contemporary perspectives. ARTG 150 was formerly called ARTG 215; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 160  (3)  Design Photography I (Ends Aug 2018)

An introduction to the fundamental, technical, and aesthetic considerations involved in producing photographic images and prints, with emphases on digital camera operation, image capture, and acquisition. The basics of file management, image editing, digital output, and lighting techniques will be explored. ARTG 160 was formerly called ARTG 164; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to the B.A. Major in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 160  (3)  Core Studio 4 (Effective Sep 2018)

Students are introduced to the equipment, techniques, practices, and theory of photography as they relate to digital visual communication. ARTG 160 was formerly called ARTG 164; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 170  (3)  Creative Digital Imaging with Photoshop

Welcome to the creative world of digital image construction. Students will develop a fundamental understanding of Adobe Photoshop, and create images for print and electronic display. They'll also explore visual literacy in regard to digital images and contemporary culture. Students must bring their own laptop with the Photoshop software installed. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: None.

ARTG 210  (3)  Professional Practice 2 (Effective Sep 2018)

Students continue to develop their understanding of the profession by considering questions of ethics, sustainability, accessibility and professional responsibility. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Second-year standing in Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 211  (3)  Design Culture (Effective Sep 2018)

A brief survey of the history of graphic design from the Industrial Age to the modern era leads students to a broader exploration of contemporary graphic design culture. ARTG 211 was formerly called ARTG 111; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Second-year standing in Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

Co-requisites: ENGL 115 and ARTG 110; or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 237  (3)  Applied Design Technologies III (Ends Aug 2018)

Students apply design process and research methodologies as well as develop an awareness of the cultural implications of visual manipulation in order to solve design problems using Adobe Photoshop as the primary tool for visualization. ARTG 237 was formerly called ARTG 225; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Second-year standing in B.A. Major in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 237  (3)  Technology 3 (Effective Sep 2018)

Students apply the design process and research methodologies to realize effective strategies and solutions using industry standard pixel-based software as the primary tool for visualization. ARTG 237 was formerly called ARTG 225; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Second-year standing in Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 241  (3)  Illustration II (Ends Aug 2018)

An exploration of the fundamentals of perception and semiotics as applied to illustration as both information and commentary. Assignments utilize the fundamental design elements within composition and concept development as part of the visual communication process. ARTG 241 was formerly called ARTG 141, ARTG 141T, ARTG 241T; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Second-year standing in B.A. Major in Graphic Design; or ARTG 140; or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 241  (3)  Core Studio 5 (Effective Sep 2018)

Students explore the fundamentals of illustrative concept development and the application of design elements as part of the visual communication process. ARTG 241 was formerly called ARTG 141, ARTG 141T, ARTG 241T; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Second-year standing in Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 251  (3)  Typography II (Ends Aug 2018)

A continuation of Typography I with a study of more in-depth typographical topics, research and applications of design, and communication principles to more advanced, contemporary typographical design and communication problems. Topics include experimental typography, document formatting, and complex document structures. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Second-year standing in B.A. Major in Graphic Design; or DIGI 110, ARTG 130, and ARTG 150; or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 251  (3)  Core Studio 6 (Effective Sep 2018)

Students continue to learn the basic rules of effective typography as it applies to design practice. The course takes a hands-on approach into more advanced communication problems and complex document structures. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Second-year standing in Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 261  (3)  Design Photography II (Ends Aug 2018)

An expanded exploration of technical and aesthetic considerations involved in producing digital photographic images for graphic design. Improvement of technical proficiency with an emphasis on conceptual, communicative, and creative concerns. Other photographic media and techniques may be explored. ARTG 261 was formerly called ARTG 165T, ARTG 165; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Second-year standing in B.A. Major in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 261  (3)  Core Studio 7 (Effective Sep 2018)

An expanded exploration of photographic techniques, processes, and visual communication practices with emphasis on critical thinking, technical proficiency, and effective presentation. ARTG 261 was formerly called ARTG 165T, ARTG 165; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Second-year standing in Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 270  (3)  Design Production

A study of design production process and its relevance and application to preparation of artwork for print and digital outcomes. All relevant aspects of contemporary printing processes, file management, and preparation will be studied and applied to design projects. ARTG 270 was formerly called ARTG 231; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Second-year standing in B.A. Major in Graphic Design; or DIGI 110 or ARTG 130; or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 271  (3)  Design Seminar (Ends Aug 2018)

Students are exposed to a diversity of multi-disciplinary perspectives in order to better understand the role of the designer within a broader context. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: Second-year standing in Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 271  (3)  Technology 4 (Effective Sep 2018)

Students gain deeper knowledge into best practices for more complex art creation, document construction, production specifications, and delivery as it applies to current industry standards for print and screen. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: Second-year standing in Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 272  (3)  Presentation Studio (Ends Aug 2018)

Students learn how to communicate effectively in the absence of the spoken word, and how to leverage type in conjunction with the spoken word and imagery to create compelling arguments for any topic. Students will craft presentation-based communication, and master the ability to deliver that same presentation to an audience. ARTG 272 was formerly called ARTG 343; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Second-year standing in B.A. Major in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 272  (3)  Technology 5 (Effective Sep 2018)

Students leverage type, imagery, and public speaking skills to craft compelling presentation-based communications and engage an audience. ARTG 272 was formerly called ARTG 343; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Second-year standing in Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 273  (3)  UI-UX I (Effective Sep 2018)

An introduction to UI-UX (user-interface and user-experience) design for the web. Topics include coding basics (HTML/CSS), internet and digital history, contemporary web platforms and the digital design process. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Second-year standing in Graphic Design, or permission of the program Chair.

ARTG 310  (3)  Professional Practice 3 (Effective Sep 2018)

Students develop best practices for leadership in the profession by experimenting with strategies for art direction, critique, project management and documentation. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing in Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 342  (3)  Advanced Illustration

A continuation of the in-depth exploration begun in ARTG 241 of illustration as information and comment through composition, concept development and style as part of the visual communication process. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing in B.A. Major in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 343  (3)  Visual Narrative Communication Design

An in-depth exploration of the research, planning, conceptualization, and illustration process necessary to storyboarding digital animation and other sequential and/or interactive visual narrative storytelling. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing in B.A. Major in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 344  (3)  Photo Illustration

An exploration of the communicative application of photo illustration in the graphic environment. A variety of photo-illustrative techniques and applications used in producing art for reproduction and publication are investigated. Particular emphasis is given to natural and studio lighting. ARTG 344 was formerly called ARTG 242, ARTG 242T; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing in B.A. Major in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 345  (3)  Information Design (Ends Aug 2018)

Students explore the information design process and applied research methods to solve complex information challenges. An overview of communication theory supports the methodologies explored. ARTG 345 was formerly called ARTG 412; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing in B.A. Major in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 345  (3)  Core Studio 8 (Effective Sep 2018)

Students explore information structures, image making, and the practical applications of visual iconography as they apply to the understanding and management of complex information challenges. ARTG 345 was formerly called ARTG 412; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing in Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 351  (3)  Typographic Illustration (Ends Aug 2017)

An exploration of the communicative application using the combination of photo illustration, traditional or digital illustration, and applied advanced typography in the graphic environment. A variety of techniques and applications used in producing art for reproduction and publication are investigated. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing in B.A. Major in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 351  (3)  Typography III (Ends Aug 2018)

An exploration of the communicative application using the combination of photo illustration, traditional or digital illustration, and applied advanced typography in the graphic environment. A variety of techniques and applications used in producing art for reproduction and publication are investigated. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing in B.A. Major in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 351  (3)  Design Studio 1 (Effective Sep 2018)

Students address advanced design challenges through experimental approaches utilizing illustrative, photographic, and typographic techniques. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing in Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 371  (3)  Packaging Studio (Ends Aug 2018)

Students develop 3D packaging using the package design process and applied prototyping techniques. Questions of sustainability and branding will be further explored through lectures, readings, and hands-on experimentation. ARTG 371 was formerly called ARTG 221T, ARTG 221; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing in B.A. Major in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 371  (3)  Core Studio 9 (Effective Sep 2018)

Students apply prototyping techniques and digital file creation as they apply to package design. Questions of sustainability and branding will be further explored through readings and hands-on experimentation. ARTG 371 was formerly called ARTG 221T, ARTG 221; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing in Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 372  (3)  Publishing Studio

Students explore the contemporary definitions of editorial media and the possibilities for conveying content by exploring traditional publishing through the prism of multiple media. Students learn best practices for delivering content to audiences across a range of end-state deliverables, resulting in rich, thoughtful and rewarding editorial experiences. ARTG 372 was formerly called ARTG 234T, ARTG 234; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing in B.A. Major in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 373  (3)  Interface Communication Design (Ends Aug 2018)

A study and practice of the design principles used to create interface design for print and digital systems. Topics include system visibility, metaphor, user controls and freedoms, standards, navigation and the design aesthetics, and communication functions of design. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing in B.A. Major in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 373  (3)  UI-UX II (Effective Sep 2018)

A study and practice of the design principles used to create interface design for print and digital systems. Topics include system visibility, metaphor, user controls and freedoms, standards, navigation and the design aesthetics, and communication functions of design. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: ARTG 273 or permission of program Chair.

ARTG 374  (3)  Environmental Design Studio (Ends Aug 2018)

Students investigate three-dimensional signage, exhibition, and display communication design. Topics and projects include conceptual development and follow through with hands-on production of signage, displays, working drawings, and 3D models. ARTG 374 was formerly called ARTG 103T, ARTG 103; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing in B.A. Major in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 374  (3)  Core Studio 10 (Effective Sep 2018)

Students consider experiential design solutions as they apply to the human experience. Applications of place, storytelling and public experience are explored. ARTG 374 was formerly called ARTG 103T, ARTG 103; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing in Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 377  (3)  Independent Study in Design

An independent study that involves research and written components in a selected subject or theme in the graphic design field. Course may be taken up to three times for credit. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing in B.A. Major in Graphic Design and permission of instructor.

ARTG 410  (3)  Professional Practice 4 (Effective Sep 2018)

Students further their understanding of the design profession and their role within it by developing personal strategies for running a practice and working with clients. This includes project management, invoicing, contracts, and requests for proposal (RFPs). ARTG 410 was formerly called ARTG 477; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 412  (3)  Theory II: Information Design

An examination of information design theory, research, and practice. Topics include information design research, communication theory, semiotics and visual rhetoric, visualization of abstract data and concepts, human information processing, text structures, visual charts, illustrations and graphs, information design and research, and contexts for functional communication. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in B.A. Major in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 472  (3)  Design Studio 2 (Effective Sep 2018)

Students explore editorial media and the possibilities for conveying content by learning best practices across a range of deliverables, resulting in rich, thoughtful, and rewarding editorial experiences. ARTG 472 was formerly called ARTG 372; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 473  (3)  UI-UX III (Effective Sep 2018)

An advanced course in user-interaction and user-interface design, focusing on user-centred design. Topics include usability heuristics and various design methodologies to design user-tested working prototypes of sites and applications for desktop and mobile devices. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: ARTG 373 or permission of the program Chair.

ARTG 474  (3)  UI-UX IV (Effective Sep 2018)

A capstone research course in user-interaction and user-interface design, focusing on user-centred design. Students will develop and design a semester-long major project, drawing on their work in usability heuristics and various design methodologies from prior courses to design a site/application for desktop and mobile devices. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: ARTG 473 or permission of the program Chair.

ARTG 475  (3)  Design for Business (Ends Aug 2018)

An investigation of corporate identity graphics utilized in advertising and marketing to communicate goods and services offered. Topics and projects include conceptual logo development, hands-on design application to business cards, letterheads and envelopes, and signage. ARTG 475 was formerly called ARTG 233T, ARTG 233; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in B.A. Major in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 475  (3)  Design Studio 3 (Effective Sep 2018)

Students investigate concepts of corporate identity design, including logo development and product branding through the design and creation of essential business collateral. ARTG 475 was formerly called ARTG 233T, ARTG 233; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 476  (3)  Portfolio Studio (Ends Aug 2018)

Students develop individual portfolios in this studio class which focuses on marketing and branding strategies as it applies to job-seeking, self-promotion and professional expectations. ARTG 476 was formerly called ARTG 235T, ARTG 235; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in B.A. Major in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 476  (3)  Core Studio 11 (Effective Sep 2018)

Students develop individual portfolio packages with a focus on strategies for self-promotion, job seeking, and personal brand development. ARTG 476 was formerly called ARTG 235T, ARTG 235; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 477  (3)  Design Studio Practice

Students explore current professional practices, including ethical and personal strategies for running a practice, client and project management as well as the use of invoices, contracts and RFPs. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in B.A. Major in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 480  (3)  Design Research Project (Ends Aug 2018)

A detailed study of a communication problem resulting in a final project involving complex multi-part graphic design, illustration and design process management, designed with the specific goals and needs of each individual fourth year student. (0:3:0)

Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in B.A. Major in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 480  (3)  Core Studio 12 (Effective Sep 2018)

Students develop and execute multi-tiered design solutions in a response to complex challenges of their choosing. (0:3:0)

Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 481  (3)  Design Thinking

An exploration of the application of design-thinking methods to real-world problems. This workshop-style class will focus on community-based applications. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 482  (3)  Design Research (Ends Aug 2018)

Students learn design specific research methods and apply these methods in a variety of real-world challenges. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in B.A. Major in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

ARTG 482  (3)  Design Studio 4 (Effective Sep 2018)

Students learn about and use applied research methods to lead research-based solutions and solve complex communication problems within a range of outcomes. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design or permission of Department Chair.

Interior Design Courses

Note: All students enrolled in Art or Design studio courses offered within VIU's Art and Design department must complete mandatory safety training session(s) before they will be allowed to use the department's facilities. Each student must purchase and use safety equipment as specified by the department and sold through the VIU Campus Store.

ARTI 100  (3)  Applied Design Primer

An introduction to the elements and principles of design, composition, aesthetics, colour and design history. Course provides students with a cohesive design vocabulary and a critical awareness of the influence of design in our society. Emphasis on visual communication through research, ideation, problem solving, 2-D/3-D concept development and presentation. Credit will only be granted for one of ARTG 100 or ARTI 100. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in English 12. Some artistic ability and a genuine interest in art and design is recommended.

ARTI 103  (3)  Introduction to Textiles and Textile Design

Students will explore textile design as a method for understanding the elements and principles of design and three-dimensional design issues as related to textiles for artists and designers. It will introduce students to basic hand textile design approaches: surface design and embellishment, image transfer, eco-dyeing, felting, weaving, and fabric reconstruction. (1.5:0:1.5)

Prerequisite: None.

ARTI 105  (3)  Applied Drafting I

An investigation of basic fundamentals of hand drafting including orthographic projection, dimensioning, and line weight standards. Topics include drafting of a piece of furniture or millwork, presentation style drafting, and working drawing style drafting of residential floor plans and interior elevations. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Bachelor of Interior Design.

ARTI 107  (3)  CAD for Interior Designers (Ends Dec 2017)

An introduction to computer-aided design, using Vectorworks for MacIntosh or PC. Topics include 2D tool pallette, object information, resources and command box windows, dimensioning tool, scale, layers, line weight and symbols, as well as file management, printing and plotting methods. Students must be able to demonstrate proficiency in producing both "presentation" and "technical" styles of drawings. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: ARTI 105.

ARTI 107  (3)  CAD for Interior Designers (Effective May 2017)

An introduction to computer-aided 2D drafting. Topics include 2D tool palette, drawing set up, dimensioning, scale, layers, line weights and symbols, as well as file management, printing and plotting methods. Students will be able to produce presentation and technical drawings including both plans and elevations. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: ARTI 105.

ARTI 121  (3)  Three-Dimensional Design Issues I

An exploration of three-dimensional principles emphasizing creative, three-dimensional work in interior design; including human factors, spatial theories, proportion, and form and their effect on one another. Students will apply this knowledge to visual communications through model building. ARTI 121 was formerly called ARTI 221; credit will not be granted for both courses. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to Bachelor of Interior Design program.

ARTI 128  (3)  Design Process

A study of the design and creative process as applied to interior design using both hypothetical and real situations. Topics include research, human factors, evaluation and analysis, user characteristics, functional and space requirements, client philosophy and objectives. Time management and concept development will be major themes. ARTI 128 was formerly called ARTI 125; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Bachelor of Interior Design.

ARTI 130  (3)  Interior Design: An Introduction (Ends Dec 2017)

An introduction to the profession including a basic overview of interior design business practices and project organization from programming through to contract administration. This course focuses on the residential aspect of interior design. Emphasis placed on problem solving skills to create original solutions. ARTI 130 was formerly called ARTI 123; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Bachelor of Interior Design and ARTI 105.

ARTI 130  (3)  Interior Design: An Introduction (Effective Jan 2018)

An introduction to the profession including a basic overview of interior design business practices and project organization from programming through to contract administration. This course focuses on the residential aspect of interior design. Emphasis placed on problem solving skills to create original solutions. ARTI 130 was formerly called ARTI 123; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Bachelor of Interior Design and min. "C" in ARTI 105.

ARTI 132  (3)  Interior Design Materials (Ends Dec 2017)

A study of materials used in the built environment including floors, walls, ceilings, windows and window treatments, doors, millwork, cabinetry and their characteristics, use, and application. Lighting will also be discussed. Special attention will be given to the interface between materials. Quantity take-offs and budget implications will be discussed. ARTI 132 was formerly called ARTI 124; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Bachelor of Interior Design and ARTI 105.

ARTI 132  (3)  Interior Design Materials (Effective Jan 2018)

A study of materials used in the built environment including floors, walls, ceilings, windows and window treatments, doors, millwork, cabinetry and their characteristics, use, and application. Lighting will also be discussed. Special attention will be given to the interface between materials. Quantity take-offs and budget implications will be discussed. ARTI 132 was formerly called ARTI 124; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Bachelor of Interior Design and min. "C" in ARTI 105.

ARTI 134  (3)  Illustration and Communication I

A broad overview of drawing, illustration, and presentation techniques used by Interior Designers. Students will be introduced to a variety of media and materials while developing skills in on-site sketching, thumbnails, one and two point perspective of interior space, and ideation. Final emphasis will be on rendered presentation style drawings ARTI 134 was formerly called ARTI 153; credit will not be granted for both courses. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Bachelor of Interior Design.

ARTI 203  (3)  CAD for Interior Designers II (Ends Dec 2017)

Using the most recent version of AutoCAD, students are introduced to the basic fundamentals of 2D computer drafting. Topics include tool palettes, file management, printing, drawing set up and execution. Students will be able to produce presentation and technical drawings, including plan, elevations, sections and details with proficiency. ARTI 203 was formerly called ARTI 305; credit will not be granted for both courses. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: ARTI 105, ARTI 107, and second-year standing in Bachelor of Interior Design program, or permission of instructor.

ARTI 203  (3)  CAD for Interior Designers II (Effective Sep 2017)

Introducing more advanced 2D and introductory 3D computer drafting. Focus on understanding file management, process and the requirements needed to create a construction drawing package; including plan, elevations, sections, legends, schedules and drawing references. The course will conclude with a tutorial on 3D computer aided drafting, perspectives and rendering tools. ARTI 203 was formerly called ARTI 305; credit will not be granted for both courses. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in in each of ARTI 105 and ARTI 107, and second-year standing in Bachelor of Interior Design program, or permission of instructor.

ARTI 203  (3)  CAD for Interior Designers II (Ends Aug 2017)

Using the most recent version of AutoCAD, students are introduced to the basic fundamentals of 2D computer drafting. Topics include tool palettes, file management, printing, drawing set up and execution. Students will be able to produce presentation and technical drawings, including plan, elevations, sections and details with proficiency. ARTI 203 was formerly called ARTI 305; credit will not be granted for both courses. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in in each of ARTI 105 and ARTI 107, and second-year standing in Bachelor of Interior Design program, or permission of instructor.

ARTI 209  (3)  Overview of Art History

A concise survey of the developments in art and architecture from ancient civilization to post-modernism. The course provides an analytic study of images and structures and examines their links as they are influenced by historical, social and cultural realities. ARTI 209 was formerly called ARTI 309; credit will not be granted for both courses. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Second-year standing in Bachelor of Interior Design program or permission of instructor.

ARTI 210  (3)  History of Design (Ends Dec 2017)

An overview of the history of interior design and furniture from the 18th century to the present. Students will examine the relationship between decorative art, architecture, tradition and design practices as they relate to origin and the meaning of today's interiors. ARTI 210 was formerly called ARTI 310; credit will not be granted for both courses. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: ARTI 209 or permission of instructor.

ARTI 210  (3)  History of Design (Effective Jan 2018)

An overview of the history of interior design and furniture from the 18th century to the present. Students will examine the relationship between decorative art, architecture, tradition and design practices as they relate to origin and the meaning of today's interiors. ARTI 210 was formerly called ARTI 310; credit will not be granted for both courses. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in ARTI 209 or permission of instructor.

ARTI 215  (3)  Critical Thinking & Research Methods

This research-based course is structured to provide interior design students with the knowledge and skills required for independent research analysis and the critical thinking necessary for the interior design profession. The course will address the various sources and qualities of information available today, and how to differentiate and utilize them. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Second-year standing in Bachelor of Interior Design program, or permission from the instructor.

ARTI 223  (3)  Building Construction and Detailing for Interior Designers (Ends Dec 2017)

An examination of the basics of building construction and interior detailing as it pertains to interior design. Course provides students with a thorough understanding of wood and steel stud construction relating to both residential and commercial construction. Introduced to related regulations, detailing and millwork construction drawings. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: ARTI 105.

ARTI 223  (3)  Building Construction and Detailing for Interior Designers (Effective Jan 2018)

An examination of the basics of building construction and interior detailing as it pertains to interior design. Course provides students with a thorough understanding of wood and steel stud construction relating to both residential and commercial construction. Introduced to related regulations, detailing and millwork construction drawings. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in ARTI 105.

ARTI 232  (3)  Concept to Production II (Ends Dec 2017)

An investigation of advanced commercial interior design problems including office and multi-family residential. Topics include specialized requirements, thematic concepts and construction documentation. This course will follow the format of ARTI 242 with higher levels of expectation and complexity. Emphasis on originality, communication, application of knowledge and technical skills. ARTI 232 was formerly called ARTI 227; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Second-year standing in the Bachelor of Interior Design.

Co-requisites: ARTI 242.

ARTI 232  (3)  Concept to Production II (Effective Sep 2017)

An investigation of advanced commercial interior design problems including office and multi-family residential. Topics include specialized requirements and thematic concepts. This course will follow the format of ARTI 242 with higher levels of expectation and complexity. Emphasis on originality, communication, application of knowledge, and technical skills. ARTI 232 was formerly called ARTI 227; credit will not be granted for both courses. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in ARTI 242, and second-year standing in the Bachelor of Interior Design program, or permission of instructor.

Co-requisites: ARTI 270

ARTI 232  (3)  Concept to Production II (Ends Aug 2017)

An investigation of advanced commercial interior design problems including office and multi-family residential. Topics include specialized requirements, thematic concepts and construction documentation. This course will follow the format of ARTI 242 with higher levels of expectation and complexity. Emphasis on originality, communication, application of knowledge and technical skills. ARTI 232 was formerly called ARTI 227; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in ARTI 242, and second-year standing in the Bachelor of Interior Design program, or permission of instructor.

Co-requisites: ARTI 242.

ARTI 240  (3)  Design Theory: Contemporary Issues I

An exploration of the role of the interior designer in society including social responsibility issues. Topics include changing environments in the workplace and special needs groups such as seniors and the disabled. Human factors and health and safety issues are highlighted. Includes critical analysis, field trips, and guest speakers. ARTI 240 was formerly called ARTI 229; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Second-year standing in the Bachelor of Interior Design.

ARTI 242  (3)  Concept to Production I (Ends Dec 2017)

An investigation of comprehensive interior design problems and further exploration of space planning issues relating to retail and hospitality design. Projects involve detailed problem solving from concept development through presentation stage thru to production an introduction to construction documents. Emphasis on originality, communication, and technical skills. ARTI 242 was formerly called ARTI 228; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Second-year standing in the Bachelor of Interior Design.

ARTI 242  (3)  Concept to Production I (Effective Sep 2017)

An investigation of comprehensive interior design problems and further exploration of space planning issues relating to retail and hospitality design. Projects involve detailed problem solving from concept development through presentation stage. Emphasis on originality, communication, and technical skills. ARTI 242 was formerly called ARTI 228; credit will not be granted for both courses. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: Second-year standing in the Bachelor of Interior Design program.

Co-requisites: ARTI 270.

ARTI 242  (3)  Concept to Production I (Ends Aug 2017)

An investigation of comprehensive interior design problems and further exploration of space planning issues relating to retail and hospitality design. Projects involve detailed problem solving from concept development through presentation stage through to production and introduction to construction documents. Emphasis on originality, communication, and technical skills. ARTI 242 was formerly called ARTI 228; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in ARTI 130, and second-year standing in the Bachelor of Interior Design program, or permission of instructor.

ARTI 254  (3)  Illustration and Communication II (Ends Aug 2017)

Continuation of ARTI 134. Emphasizes enhanced individual skills and style relating to hand and digital presentation style drawings. Topics include hand and digital renderings of interior plans, elevations, perspectives, Photoshop and 3-D Vectorworks. Assignments should visually communicate and reinforce conceptual intent of projects linked specifically to ARTI 242. ARTI 254 was formerly called ARTI 252; credit will not be granted for both courses. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: Second-year standing in the Bachelor of Interior Design.

Co-requisites: ARTI 242.

ARTI 254  (3)  Illustration and Communication II (Effective Sep 2017)

Emphasizes enhanced individual skills and style relating to hand and digital presentation style drawings. Topics include hand and digital renderings of interior plans, elevations, perspectives, digital enhancements and 3D computer aided drafting. Assignments should visually communicate and reinforce conceptual intent of projects linked specifically to 2nd year studio courses. ARTI 254 was formerly called ARTI 252; credit will not be granted for both courses. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: Second-year standing in the Bachelor of Interior Design.

Co-requisites: ARTI 242.

ARTI 260  (3)  3-D Design Workshop (Ends Dec 2017)

This course is a further exploration of three-dimensional design issues as they relate to interior design with an emphasis on visual communication through model building: problem solving, prototyping, and presentation. Students will also develop hand-on skills through architectural scale model building and prototyping with hand tools and woodshop machinery. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: ARTI 121.

ARTI 260  (3)  3-D Design Workshop (Effective Jan 2018)

This course is a further exploration of three-dimensional design issues as they relate to interior design with an emphasis on visual communication through model building: problem solving, prototyping, and presentation. Students will also develop hand-on skills through architectural scale model building and prototyping with hand tools and woodshop machinery. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in ARTI 121.

ARTI 270  (1.5)  Interior Design II (Ends Dec 2017)

This research-based course involves a detailed investigation of the interior design implications of multi-family residential and issues in commercial office design. Students must demonstrate their understanding of the idiosyncrasies of these specialized areas. This course will provide the background required for studio projects in related course ARTI 232. (1.5:0:0)

Prerequisite: Second-year standing in Bachelor of Interior Design program and ARTI 271.

Co-requisites: ARTI 232.

ARTI 270  (1.5)  Interior Design II (Effective Jan 2018)

This research-based course involves a detailed investigation of the interior design implications of multi-family residential and issues in commercial office design. Students must demonstrate their understanding of the idiosyncrasies of these specialized areas. This course will provide the background required for studio projects in related course ARTI 232. (1.5:0:0)

Prerequisite: Second-year standing in Bachelor of Interior Design program and min. "C" in ARTI 271.

Co-requisites: ARTI 232.

ARTI 271  (1.5)  Interior Design I (Ends Dec 2017)

This research-based course involves a detailed investigation of the interior design implications and issues in retail and hospitality (food services) design. Students must demonstrate their understanding of the idiosyncrasies of these specialized areas. This course will provide the background required for studio projects in related course ARTI 242. (1.5:0:0)

Prerequisite: Second-year standing in the Bachelor of Interior Design.

Co-requisites: ARTI 242.

ARTI 271  (1.5)  Interior Design I (Effective Sep 2017)

This research-based course involves a detailed investigation of the interior design implications and issues in retail and hospitality (food services) design. Students must demonstrate their understanding of the idiosyncrasies of these specialized areas. This course will provide the background required for studio projects in related course ARTI 242. (1.5:0:0)

Prerequisite: Second-year standing in the Bachelor of Interior Design program.

Co-requisites: ARTI 242.

ARTI 271  (1.5)  Interior Design I (Ends Aug 2017)

This research-based course involves a detailed investigation of the interior design implications and issues in retail and hospitality (food services) design. Students must demonstrate their understanding of the idiosyncrasies of these specialized areas. This course will provide the background required for studio projects in related course ARTI 242. (1.5:0:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in ARTI 130, and second-year standing in the Bachelor of Interior Design program, or permission of instructor.

Co-requisites: ARTI 242.

ARTI 304  (3)  Interior Design Detailing I (Ends Dec 2017)

An introduction to technical drawings which include interior detailing, millwork, custom furniture and specifications. The focus of the course is on detailing used in construction documentation. Emphasis on clear and cohesive construction documents that demonstrate design intent and knowledge of construction techniques and proper use of materials and substrates. ARTI 304 was formerly called ARTI 205; credit will not be granted for both courses. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: ARTI 223.

ARTI 304  (3)  Interior Design Detailing I (Effective Jan 2018)

An introduction to technical drawings which include interior detailing, millwork, custom furniture and specifications. The focus of the course is on detailing used in construction documentation. Emphasis on clear and cohesive construction documents that demonstrate design intent and knowledge of construction techniques and proper use of materials and substrates. ARTI 304 was formerly called ARTI 205; credit will not be granted for both courses. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in ARTI 223.

ARTI 305  (3)  AutoCad for Interior Designers

An introduction to AutoCad. Topics include tool palettes as well as file management, printing, and plotting methods. Students must be able to produce both presentations and technical style drawings including plan, elevation, section, and detail views with proficiency. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing in the Bachelor of Interior Design or permission of the Department.

ARTI 307  (3)  CAD for Interior Designers III (Ends Dec 2017)

An introduction to 2-D and 3-D drawings using Autodesk's REVIT software. Students will develop the ability to use REVIT software to create computer rendered presentation and technical construction drawings. 2-dimensional drawings include floor plans, elevations, sections, details and 3-dimensional perspectives of interior spaces. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: ARTI 203.

ARTI 307  (3)  CAD for Interior Designers III (Effective Jan 2018)

An introduction to 2-D and 3-D drawings using Autodesk's REVIT software. Students will develop the ability to use REVIT software to create computer rendered presentation and technical construction drawings. 2-dimensional drawings include floor plans, elevations, sections, details and 3-dimensional perspectives of interior spaces. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in ARTI 203.

ARTI 309  (3)  History of Design I

A survey of the evolution of interior design, furniture, textile, craft designs, and the history of western art and architecture from ancient civilization to Baroque. Opportunity to link historical imagery to contemporary usage to create new meaningful design. Demonstration of application of knowledge through original studio design projects. ARTI 309 was formerly called ARTI 209; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing in the Bachelor of Interior Design or permission of the Department.

ARTI 310  (3)  History of Design II

An examination of the history of modern interior and furniture design, architecture, product and industrial design and fine art from the 18th century to present day. Major studio and research project required to demonstrate application of knowledge. ARTI 310 was formerly called ARTI 210; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing in the Bachelor of Interior Design or permission of the Department.

ARTI 315  (1)  Interior Design Internship Preparation

This course prepares students to secure an internship in the field. In addition, the sessions will introduce students to the knowledge, skills, and strategies required to seek and secure work upon graduation. This course is available only to students pursuing a Degree in Interior Design. (1:0:0)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing in Bachelor of Interior Design or permission of program.

ARTI 320  (3)  Design Theory: Contemporary Issues I

An exploration of the role of the interior designer in society including social responsibility, healthcare, as well as designing for special needs groups like the elderly and children. An in-depth and critical analysis of universal and inclusive design, human factors, and health and safety are studied. ARTI 320 was formerly called ARTI 240; credit will not be granted for both courses. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing in Bachelor of Interior Design program.

ARTI 330  (3)  Design Theory: Contemporary Issues II

A continuation of the study of the designer's role in society. Topics include the designer as change agent and leader. Environmental issues and sustainable design practices are the focus of this course with global issues and international practice as included themes. Research and critical analysis approach continues. ARTI 330 was formerly called ARTI 230; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing in the Bachelor of Interior Design or permission of the Department.

ARTI 332  (3)  Building Codes and Specifications

A detailed survey of the National and British Columbia Building Codes including Part 9 and Part 3 with emphasis on public safety issues relating to interior space. Topics also include classifications and master spec format. Assignments involve code analysis and preparation of specifications documents. ARTI 332 was formerly called ARTI 432; credit will not be granted for both courses. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing in the Bachelor of Interior Design.

ARTI 342  (3)  Concept to Production III (Ends Dec 2017)

An investigation of more advanced interior design problems focusing on public spaces and facilities; Community Centres and Places of Worship. The course structure follows ARTI 232 and ARTI 242 with greater depth and breadth of research. Projects involve detailed problem-solving from concept development to presentation, and include partial contract documents. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing in the Bachelor of Interior Design and ARTI 232.

Co-requisites: ARTI 370

ARTI 342  (3)  Concept to Production III (Effective Sep 2017)

An investigation of advanced interior design problems focusing on public spaces and facilities: community centres and places of worship. The course structure follows ARTI 232 and ARTI 242 with greater depth and breadth of research. Projects involve detailed problem-solving from concept development to presentation, and include 3D computer aided drawings. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing in the Bachelor of Interior Design and min. "C" in ARTI 232.

Co-requisites: ARTI 370

ARTI 342  (3)  Concept to Production III (Ends Aug 2017)

An investigation of more advanced interior design problems focusing on public spaces and facilities; Community Centres and Places of Worship. The course structure follows ARTI 232 and ARTI 242 with greater depth and breadth of research. Projects involve detailed problem-solving from concept development to presentation, and include partial contract documents. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing in the Bachelor of Interior Design and min. "C" in ARTI 232.

Co-requisites: ARTI 370

ARTI 350  (6)  Summer Internship / Seminar (Ends Dec 2017)

A minimum of 240 hours of paid work experience at an approved firm or volunteer with an approved agency. Journals will be kept and a series of questions will be analyzed and reviewed periodically. A final seminar will be held to share and disseminate experiences. (0:3:0 —240)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of all other third-year courses in the Bachelor of Interior Design program.

ARTI 350  (6)  Summer Internship / Seminar (Effective Jan 2018)

A minimum of 240 hours of paid work experience at an approved firm or volunteer with an approved agency. Journals will be kept and a series of questions will be analyzed and reviewed periodically. A final seminar will be held to share and disseminate experiences. (0:3:0 —240)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in all third-year courses in the Bachelor of Interior Design program.

ARTI 352  (3)  Concept to Production IV (Ends Dec 2017)

A further investigation of more advanced interior design problems focusing on hospitality and lodging facilities. Students will create distinctive, functional interior environments through concept development, programming, design and planning methodology as well as construction documentation. Emphasis on creating a full, cohesive set of contract documents. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: ARTI 342.

Co-requisites: ARTI 371.

ARTI 352  (3)  Concept to Production IV (Effective Sep 2017)

Further investigation of more advanced interior design problems focusing on hospitality and lodging facilities. Students will create distinctive, functional interior environments through concept development, programming, design and planning methodology, as well as construction documentation. Emphasis on creating 3D computer aided perspectives and a cohesive set of contract documents. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in ARTI 342.

Co-requisites: ARTI 371.

ARTI 352  (3)  Concept to Production IV (Ends Aug 2017)

A further investigation of more advanced interior design problems focusing on hospitality and lodging facilities. Students will create distinctive, functional interior environments through concept development, programming, design and planning methodology as well as construction documentation. Emphasis on creating a full, cohesive set of contract documents. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in ARTI 342.

Co-requisites: ARTI 371.

ARTI 370  (1.5)  Interior Design III (Ends Dec 2017)

This research-based course involves a detailed investigation of the interior design implications and issues in community spaces and in places of worship. Students must demonstrate their understanding of the idiosyncrasies of these specialized areas. This course will provide the background required for studio projects in related course ARTI 342. (1.5:0:0)

Prerequisite: ARTI 271.

Co-requisites: ARTI 342.

ARTI 370  (1.5)  Interior Design III (Effective Jan 2018)

This research-based course involves a detailed investigation of the interior design implications and issues in community spaces and in places of worship. Students must demonstrate their understanding of the idiosyncrasies of these specialized areas. This course will provide the background required for studio projects in related course ARTI 342. (1.5:0:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in ARTI 271.

Co-requisites: ARTI 342.

ARTI 371  (1.5)  Interior Design IV (Ends Dec 2017)

This research-based course involves a detailed investigation of the interior design implications and issues related to hospitality and lodging facilities. Students must demonstrate their understanding of the idiosyncrasies of these specialized areas. This course will provide the background required for studio projects in related course ARTI 352. (1.5:0:0)

Prerequisite: ARTI 370.

Co-requisites: ARTI 352.

ARTI 371  (1.5)  Interior Design IV (Effective Jan 2018)

This research-based course involves a detailed investigation of the interior design implications and issues related to hospitality and lodging facilities. Students must demonstrate their understanding of the idiosyncrasies of these specialized areas. This course will provide the background required for studio projects in related course ARTI 352. (1.5:0:0)

Prerequisite: Min "C" in ARTI 370.

Co-requisites: ARTI 352.

ARTI 405  (3)  Interior Design Detailing II (Ends Dec 2017)

An advanced study of technical drawings. Topics include interior detailing, millwork, contract documents, and specifications coordinated to augment the Major Interior Design Project presentation and working drawings. CAD drafting will be utilized. Students may choose their platform, e.g., Vectorworks or Autocad. ARTI 405 was formerly called ARTI 208; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in the Bachelor of Interior Design.

Co-requisites: ARTI 442 and ARTI 454.

ARTI 405  (3)  Interior Design Detailing II (Effective Jan 2018)

An advanced study of technical drawings. Topics include interior detailing, millwork, contract documents, and specifications coordinated to augment the Major Interior Design Project presentation and working drawings. CAD drafting will be utilized. Students may choose their platform, e.g., Vectorworks or Autocad. ARTI 405 was formerly called ARTI 208; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in ARTI 304 and fourth-year standing in the Bachelor of Interior Design program.

Co-requisites: ARTI 442 and ARTI 454.

ARTI 420  (3)  Building Systems: Related Professions (Ends Aug 2017)

A study of related professions and how interior designers coordinate within these fields. Topics include team building, documentation, communication, mechanical (HVAC, sprinklers, and plumbing), electrical (including lighting), acoustics, and structural interfaces. Residential, commercial, and institutional applications are covered. Includes field studies and guest lecturers. ARTI 420 was formerly called ARTI 329; credit will not be granted for both courses. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in Bachelor of Interior Design.

ARTI 420  (3)  Building Systems: Related Professions (Effective Sep 2017)

A study of related professions and how interior designers coordinate within these fields. Topics include team building, documentation, sustainable building standards, project delivery, communication, mechanical, electrical, lighting, acoustics, and structural interfaces. Residential, commercial, and institutional applications are covered. Includes field studies and guest lecturers. ARTI 420 was formerly called ARTI 329; credit will not be granted for both courses. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in Bachelor of Interior Design.

ARTI 429  (3)  Professional Practices for Interior Designers

A study of the business of interior design, types of practices, business forms, proposals, fees, budgeting, and working with other professionals. Topics include ethics, professionalism, and legal issues pertaining to design. An in-depth analysis of the professional designation exam is also covered. Case studies are used for analysis and discussion. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in the Bachelor of Interior Design.

ARTI 440  (3)  Major Project: Research Stage (Ends Dec 2017)

An advanced study of an individually selected interior design project to be declared by students in consultation with faculty. Semester work entails research, concept development, and detailed documentation. Students will prepare a schematic list of works to be produced in order to fully describe their design solution in ARTI 442. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in the Bachelor of Interior Design.

ARTI 440  (3)  Major Project: Research Stage (Effective Jan 2018)

An advanced study of an individually selected interior design project to be declared by students in consultation with faculty. Semester work entails research, concept development, and detailed documentation. Students will prepare a schematic list of works to be produced in order to fully describe their design solution in ARTI 442. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in each of ARTI 352 and ARTI 371, and fourth-year standing in the Bachelor of Interior Design program.

ARTI 442  (6)  Major Project: Presentation and Working Drawings (Ends Dec 2017)

A continuation of ARTI 440. Semester work includes production of presentation drawings and sample boards to bring final designs to fruition. Students will develop working drawings including floor and ceiling plans and interior elevations. Public presentation of final project is required. (6:0:0)

Prerequisite: ARTI 440.

Co-requisites: ARTI 405 and ARTI 454.

ARTI 442  (6)  Major Project: Presentation and Working Drawings (Effective Jan 2018)

A continuation of ARTI 440. Semester work includes production of presentation drawings and sample boards to bring final designs to fruition. Students will develop working drawings including floor and ceiling plans and interior elevations. Public presentation of final project is required. (6:0:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in ARTI 440.

Co-requisites: ARTI 405 and ARTI 454.

ARTI 454  (3)  Professional Presentation Skills (Ends Dec 2017)

An advanced study of perspective drawings and other illustrative material associated with the Major Interior Design Project. Digital media is combined with traditional media. Final project includes production of personal design portfolio showcasing breadth of work, suitable for self-marketing. Communication, interview skills, and work place preparation featured. ARTI 454 was formerly called ARTI 253; credit will not be granted for both courses. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in the Bachelor of Interior Design.

ARTI 454  (3)  Professional Presentation Skills (Effective Sep 2017)

An advanced study of 3-D spatial drawings, illustrative materials, digital and traditional media, and design portfolios showcasing breadth of work, self-marketing, event planning, and exhibition design. Focus is on preparation for and facilitation of Interior Design's "Year-End" show. ARTI 454 was formerly called ARTI 253; credit will not be granted for both courses. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in ARTI 440.

ARTI 454  (3)  Professional Presentation Skills (Ends Aug 2017)

An advanced study of perspective drawings and other illustrative material associated with the Major Interior Design Project. Digital media is combined with traditional media. Final project includes production of personal design portfolio showcasing breadth of work, suitable for self-marketing. Communication, interview skills, and work place preparation featured. ARTI 454 was formerly called ARTI 253; credit will not be granted for both courses. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in ARTI 440.

Visual Arts

Note: All students enrolled in Art or Design studio courses offered within VIU's Art and Design department must complete mandatory safety training session(s) before they will be allowed to use the department's facilities. Each student must purchase and use safety equipment as specified by the department and sold through the VIU Campus Store.

ARTS 101  (3)  Drawing I

An exploration of black and white drawing processes from line drawing to more complex skills, including drawing from the undraped figure. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: None.

ARTS 102  (3)  Drawing II

A continuation of ARTS 101, emphasizing composition and rendering of form with colour to show visual depth and expression. Further work with undraped figure drawing. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 101.

ARTS 109  (3)  Intro to a Variety of Media

General techniques and processes involved with various media and material, emphasizing the development of an appreciation for common materials and their imaginative use in aesthetic expression. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: None.

ARTS 110  (3)  Contemporary Art: Concepts and Terminology

A study of works, terms and theories of modern art; art in Europe and North America from 1880 to the present day; and major movements such as cubism, futurism, abstract expressionism, surrealism, and realism, as well as less conventional styles such as earth art, installation pieces, and performance art. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: None.

ARTS 111  (3)  History of Western Art I

An introductory survey of Western art and architecture from Prehistory to the Middle Ages. Artworks will be examined in their historical context, taking into consideration the dominant aesthetic and social concerns of each period. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in English 12.

ARTS 112  (3)  History of Western Art II

This course considers Western art and architecture from the Renaissance to the present day. The development of modern artists, styles, and techniques, along with the social role of art will be considered in this survey. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in English 12.

ARTS 120  (3)  Two-Dimensional Design

An introduction to the fundamental visual elements and organizing principles of two-dimensional design. Students become familiar with two-dimensional design techniques, tools and materials, and expand their visual awareness and creativity through a series of projects involving application of design theory. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: None.

ARTS 121  (3)  Three-Dimensional Design

A continuation of ARTS 120, emphasizing creative, three-dimensional work. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: None.

ARTS 204  (3)  History of Canadian Art

An introductory survey course exploring the artists, work, and issues that have informed Canadian art from its early origins to the present day. Representative examples from the broad spectrum of Canadian art will be examined in their historical, social, political, economic, and cultural contexts. ARTS 204 was formerly called ARTS 204T; credit will not be granted for both courses. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: None.

ARTS 210  (3)  Study of Contemporary Art

A lecture/studio course designed to introduce studio students to the imagery, techniques and vocabulary of 20th century art. Course material will be presented from a practical art-making perspective and will include a study of art elements and media processes. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in English 12.

ARTS 211  (3)  Survey of European and American Art from 1800 to 1900

A study of 19th century European and North American paintings and sculpture. The major artistic movements will be considered in their historical context with a focus on the growth of art institutions and the visual experience of modernity. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in English 12.

ARTS 212  (3)  Survey of European and American Art From 1900 to the Present

A study of 20th century European and North American paintings and sculpture. The major artistic movements will be considered, and topics will include: studio practices, avant-gardism, the art market and the social role of art. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in English 12.

ARTS 216  (3)  Art of West Coast First Nations I

An introduction to art and ritual of West Coast North American First Nations cultures from their emergence to the present time, with accompanying studio practice. Emphasis will be on the theoretical relationship between art and ritual. The course also includes a studio component. (2:0:1)

Prerequisite: None.

ARTS 244  (3)  Digital Photography I

An introduction to digital photography including knowledge and use of digital cameras, digital tools, equipment and vocabulary, scanning technology, and current image editing software with an emphasis on creative expression. History of photography and aesthetics unique to the digital environment will be examined. ARTS 244 was formerly called ARTS 375; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: None.

ARTS 245  (3)  Digital Photography II

A continuation of techniques and concepts introduced in ARTS 244 with an emphasis on current digital camera operation, image editing software, and contemporary digital theory and practice. Aesthetics unique to the digital environment and personal imagery and expression will be explored. ARTS 245 was formerly called ARTS 376; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 244 or permission of instructor.

ARTS 254  (3)  Painting I

Basic skills of visual communication in the context of acrylic or oil painting, including a survey of materials and techniques. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 101 and ARTS 120.

ARTS 255  (3)  Painting II

A continuation of ARTS 254, exploring personal visual images within the context of various painting styles and methods. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 254.

ARTS 256  (3)  Beginning Watercolour Painting

An introduction to methods of developing watercolour paintings, formal elements, as well as painting technique. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 101 and ARTS 120.

ARTS 257  (3)  Watercolour Painting

A continuation of ARTS 256. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 256.

ARTS 271  (3)  Ceramics I

An introduction to basic processes of making pottery and other clay products: firing, glazing and decorating, stressing creative design, craftsmanship, aesthetic design, and function. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 121 or permission of instructor.

ARTS 272  (3)  Ceramics II

A continuation of ARTS 271. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 271.

ARTS 284  (3)  Sculpture I

An introduction to contemporary sculpture methods involving clay, plaster, wood and metals, stressing creativity, craftsmanship, and aesthetics. (3:1:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 101, ARTS 102, and ARTS 121.

ARTS 285  (3)  Sculpture II

A continuation of ARTS 284. (3:1:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 284.

ARTS 293  (3)  Introduction to Silkscreen Printmaking

A practical investigation of basic silkscreening methods, techniques, and theories. Paper and photo stencil screenprinting methods are explored with an emphasis on personal imagery and creative expression. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: None.

ARTS 294  (3)  Printmaking I

An investigation of intaglio printmaking processes and techniques. A study of the fundamentals of copper plate etching, multi-plate etching, colour printing, and editions. Topics include relief printing, photo-etching, book works, and experimental approaches to other print media, emphasizing personal, cultural, and collaborataive explorations. Surveys both historical and contemporary printmaking applications and theories. (3:1:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 102 and ARTS 120.

ARTS 295  (3)  Printmaking II

A continuation of ARTS 294 focusing on multi-process printmaking utilizing non-toxic materials. Includes intaglio, relief and silkscreen explored in both historical and contemporary contexts. Both two- and three-dimensional approaches will be investigated in the development of a personal visual vocabulary. (3:1:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 294.

ARTS 301  (3)  Advanced Drawing I

Grounded in traditional drawing skills, this course emphasizes contemporary drawing approaches. Explores concepts and working methods including undraped figure drawing, mixed media and collage to foster an expansion of personal visual vocabulary. Course is intended for Visual Arts Minor students and not required of VA Diploma and BFA Transfer students. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 101 and ARTS 120.

ARTS 302  (3)  Advanced Drawing II

A continuation of ARTS 301. The course is intended for Visual Arts Minor students and not required of Visual Arts Diploma and BFA Transfer students. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 301.

ARTS 303  (3)  Independent Study in Drawing I

Directed study. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 101, ARTS 120, ARTS 301, and ARTS 302 or permission of the instructor.

ARTS 304  (3)  Independent Study in Drawing II

Directed study. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 303 or permission of the instructor.

ARTS 305  (3)  Independent Study in Drawing III

Directed study. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 304 or permission of the instructor.

ARTS 310  (3)  Cultural Studies in the Visual Arts

An examination of the influences on contemporary art making. Topics for this visual arts seminar/studio course include art styles and historical, religious, and cultural themes. Content will be studied from both an art historical and studio perspective. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 112.

ARTS 312  (3)  Contemporary Art and Art Theory

A study of Western art and art theory since 1950. Influential artists and writers will be considered in relation to aesthetics, social and political history, and art institutions. Students will look at the role artists and art systems play in contemporary Western society. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 112.

ARTS 320  (3)  Independent Study in Design I

Directed study. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 120 or ARTS 121 or permission of the instructor.

ARTS 321  (3)  Independent Study in Design II

Directed study. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 320 or permission of the instructor.

ARTS 322  (3)  Independent Study in Design III

Directed study. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 321 or permission of the instructor.

ARTS 323  (3)  Independent Study in Design IV

Directed study. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 322 or permission of the instructor.

ARTS 330  (3)  Independent Study in Museology I

Directed study. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 111, ARTS 112, and ARTS 210, or permission of the instructor.

ARTS 331  (3)  Independent Study in Museology II

Directed study. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 330 or permission of the instructor.

ARTS 340  (3)  Digital Art II

An exploration of digital media in the visual arts, examining conceptual, theoretical, and technical concerns involved in the production of digital art. Students research and develop projects involving both still and moving digital content. Emphasis is placed on development of individual critical and creative capacities. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 240.

ARTS 344  (3)  Digital Photography III

An intermediate digital photography course concentrating on digital capture, image editing, and output with an emphasis on effective digital workflow. Personal and collaborative projects will explore conceptual, theoretical, and experimental approaches to digital photography from concept to presentation. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 245 or permission of instructor.

ARTS 345  (3)  Digital Photography IV

A continuation of ARTS 344 emphasizing increased mastery and creative application of digital photographic technology and image editing software. The focus of this intermediate digital photography course is on personal and collaborative production, culminating in a unified body of work emphasizing conceptual development and creative decision-making. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 344 or permission of instructor.

ARTS 350  (3)  Independent Study in Painting I

Directed study. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 255 and ARTS 354 or permission of instructor.

ARTS 351  (3)  Independent Study in Painting II

Directed study. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 350 or permission of the instructor.

ARTS 352  (3)  Independent Study in Painting III

Directed study. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 351 or permission of instructor.

ARTS 353  (3)  Independent Study in Painting IV

Directed study. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 352 or permission of instructor.

ARTS 354  (3)  Painting III

An investigation of painting which introduces a multi-media approach. Students encouraged to investigate a variety of three-dimensional applications to painting, such as relief and built-out surfaces, and the incorporation of other materials, such as new mediums, found objects, and digital images into their work. Includes current topics and directions. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 254.

ARTS 355  (3)  Painting IV

An intermediate-level painting course where students will work to expand their concepts and imagery and begin building a personal approach to painting. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 255 or ARTS 354.

ARTS 356  (3)  Independent Study in Watercolours I

Directed study. (0:3:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 257 or permission of instructor.

ARTS 357  (3)  Independent Study in Watercolours II

Directed study. (0:3:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 356 or permission of the instructor.

ARTS 358  (3)  Independent Study in Watercolours III

Directed study. (0:3:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 357 or permission of instructor.

ARTS 359  (3)  Independent Study in Watercolours IV

Directed study. (0:3:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 358 or permission of instructor.

ARTS 365  (3)  Photography IV

A continuation of ARTS 364 with greater emphasis on the critical examination and conceptual concerns of photographic image- making in both historical and contemporary contexts. Students utilize traditional, digital, and experimental image-making techniques to facilitate theoretical exploration. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 364.

ARTS 366  (3)  Independent Study in Photography I

Directed study. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 245 or permission of instructor.

ARTS 367  (3)  Independent Study in Photography II

Directed study. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 366 or permission of instructor.

ARTS 368  (3)  Independent Study in Photography III

Directed study. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 367 or permission of instructor.

ARTS 369  (3)  Independent Study in Photography IV

Directed study. (1:3:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 368 or permission of instructor.

ARTS 370  (3)  Wood Fired Kiln

An advanced class that covers theory and practice in all phases of firing the Tozan Anagama wood kiln. Tasks performed include cutting the wood, loading, firing, unloading and cleaning the kiln. Note: This course is offered during intersession on a cost-recovery basis only. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 171 and ARTS 172.

ARTS 371  (3)  Independent Study in Ceramics I

Directed study. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 271 and ARTS 272 or permission of the instructor.

ARTS 372  (3)  Independent Study in Ceramics II

Directed study. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 371 or permission of the instructor.

ARTS 373  (3)  Independent Study in Ceramics III

Directed study. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 372 or permission of the instructor.

ARTS 374  (3)  Independent Study in Ceramics IV

Directed study. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 373 or permission of the instructor.

ARTS 377  (3)  Ceramics III

An advanced study designed to expose students to a "history in art" model. Students study four periods of ceramic history and create projects which reflect their understanding of those styles and periods. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 272.

ARTS 380  (3)  Independent Study in Sculpture I

Directed study. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 285 or permission of the instructor. Students completing the BA Minor in Visual Arts must complete ARTS 384.

ARTS 381  (3)  Independent Study in Sculpture II

Directed study. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 380 or permission of the instructor.

ARTS 382  (3)  Independent Study in Sculpture III

Directed study. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 381 or permission of the instructor.

ARTS 383  (3)  Independent Study in Sculpture IV

Directed study. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 382 or permission of the instructor.

ARTS 384  (3)  Two- and Three- Dimensional Studies

A multi-disciplinary study which explores the integration of two- and three-dimensional media, processes, and theory. Topics include contemporary mixed media and conceptual and installation work. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 254.

Co-requisites: ARTS 310.

ARTS 385  (3)  Sculpture III

An advanced study of three-dimensional art-making. Students will explore concept building, cross-disciplinary approaches, and a variety of processes. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 285.

ARTS 390  (3)  Independent Study in Printmaking I

Directed study. (1:0:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 295 or permission of the instructor.

ARTS 391  (3)  Independent Study in Printmaking II

Directed study. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 390 or permission of the instructor.

ARTS 392  (3)  Independent Study in Printmaking III

Directed study. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 391 or permission of the instructor.

ARTS 393  (3)  Independent Study in Printmaking IV

Directed study. (1:2:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 392 or permission of the instructor.

ARTS 394  (3)  Printmaking III

A continuation of ARTS 295, this course is designed for students who wish to develop their studio skills and investigate contemporary printmaking practices. Emphasis is placed on producing a portfolio that includes a variety of print processes that deal with specific themes and concepts relating to print methodologies. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 295.

ARTS 395  (3)  Printmaking IV

A continuation of ARTS 394 with an emphasis on development of studio skills and investigation of contemporary printmaking methodologies and practices. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 394.

ARTS 430  (3)  Art Careers/Curatorial Practices

A broad overview of the knowledge and skills required to build a professional practice or work in art-related fields. Topics and projects involve the business of art, curatorial practices, grant proposal writing, marketing and promotion, and career opportunities. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Third-year standing or permission of the Department Chair.

ARTS 440  (3)  Advanced Digital Art

An exploration of advanced theoretical, conceptual, and technical concerns involving both the production of digital art and the application of digital media to other studio disciplines. Students research and develop projects involving still and/or moving digital content with greater emphasis placed on development of individual critical and creative capacities. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 340 or ARTS 375.

ARTS 454  (3)  Advanced Studio: Two-Dimensional

An advanced studio in two-dimensional media with an emphasis on painting and drawing applications in which students work to develop a body of work unique to their own personal vision. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 254 and one of ARTS 255, ARTS 354, or ARTS 355.

ARTS 480  (3)  Directed Multimedia Studies I

A multimedia exploration of visual art media. This course allows students to combine the study of two or more media and include theoretical and critical writing. Students work under the direction of faculty members with expertise in the chosen media. (0:3:0)

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

ARTS 481  (3)  Directed Multimedia Studies II

A continuation of ARTS 480. A multimedia exploration of visual art media. This course allows students to combine the study of two or more media and include theoretical and critical writing. Students work under the direction of faculty members with expertise in the chosen media. (0:3:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 480.

ARTS 482  (3)  Directed Multimedia Studies III

A continuation of ARTS 481. A multimedia exploration of visual art media. This course allows students to combine the study of two or more media and include theoretical and critical writing. Students work under the direction of faculty members with expertise in the chosen media. (0:3:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 481.

ARTS 483  (3)  Directed Multimedia Studies IV

A continuation of ARTS 482. A multimedia exploration of visual art media. This course allows students to combine the study of two or more media and include theoretical and critical writing. Students work under the direction of faculty members with expertise in the chosen media. (0:3:0)

Prerequisite: ARTS 482.

ARTS 484  (3)  Advanced Studio: Multi-Disciplinary

An advanced multi-disciplinary study in which students work to develop a body of work unique to their own personal vision. Curatorial work experience is a component of the course. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in Visual Art program.

ARTS 486  (3)  Graduating Project

A culminating graduating project for students in four-year Visual Arts programs involving the creation of a body of studio work, written analysis, and mounting of the group exhibition and other career preparation skills. (2:1:0)

Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in Visual Art program.

Independent Studies

Independent Studies courses offer more advanced study. These courses are taught on a tutorial basis and any member of the Art faculty may teach them in their area of expertise. Students interested in taking an Independent Study course should inquire if the instructor of their choice will offer them the course.

Prerequisite: Unless otherwise indicated, completion of first year Art courses and all VIU 200-level courses in the discipline (or equivalent studies at other institutions) is required.

ARTS 303 to ARTS 306 (3 credits each) 

Independent Study in Drawing

ARTS 320 to ARTS 323 (3 credits each)

Independent Study in Design

ARTG 227T to ARTG 230T (3 credits each)

Independent Study in Computer Assisted Imagery

ARTI 240T to ARTI 243T (3 credits each)

Independent Study in Interior Design

ARTS 330 to ARTS 333 (3 credits each)

Independent Study in Museology *

ARTS 350 to ARTS 353 (3 credits each)

Independent Study in Painting

ARTS 356 to ARTS 359 (3 credits each)

Independent Study in Watercolours **

ARTS 366 to ARTS 369 (3 credits each)

Independent Study in Photography

ARTS 371 to ARTS 373 (3 credits each)

Independent Study in Ceramics

ARTS 380 to ARTS 383 (3 credits each)

Independent Study in Sculpture

ARTS 390 to ARTS 393 (3 credits each)

Independent Study in Printmaking

* Curating and installing exhibitions in the Nanaimo Art Gallery.
** Prerequisite for ARTS 356 is ARTS 257. Courses are sequential and must be taken in numerical order.

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