Zachary Seguin

FINE Courses

FINE 100 – Studio Fundamentals

This course introduces the basic principles of drawing as it relates to concepts of 2D, 3D, and time-based media, through a series of drawing exercises and projects.

FINE 101 – Art History and Visual Culture

This course takes a case study approach to examining the role of the art object as a means of communication within the history of visual culture. Particular attention will also be paid to the unique properties of a range of diverse media, both traditional and new.

FINE 102 – World Cinema and Visual Culture

Introduction to film analysis via national cinemas and their worldwide reception, taking into account the role of new technologies. This course acknowledges not only the importance of multiple languages and cultures on the planet today but also the rapidly growing international contexts, complicated chains of production and distribution, and vastly different cultures of spectatorship.

FINE 110 – Introduction to Art History

This course is not intended to be a chronological survey of the history of art. Rather, it is an introduction to art and to art in history. The primary aims of the course are: to develop the visual skills and acquire the vocabulary needed to analyze a work of art; to examine works of art according to techniques and materials (e.g. how the 'Mona Lisa' was executed); and to examine works of art within the context in which they were created. Modes of artistic education and the exhibition of art objects are also explored. Examples of art are drawn from various time periods and cultures. A field trip fee of $10-$15 may be required.

FINE 112 – Modern Art, 1874-1945

A study of the culture of Europe and North America from 1874 (Impressionism) to 1945 (Nazi propaganda) with particular focus on the visual arts. Topics such as 'primitivism', Cubism, 'abstraction', artists' reactions to calamitous world events such as World War I, and various methodologies, including semiotic and Marxist analyses, will be explored through reading and writing assignments.

FINE 120 – Fundamentals of Visual Art 1

An introduction to the fundamental principles and concepts of visual art through a series of exercises using a variety of materials.

FINE 121 – Fundamentals of Visual Art 2

A continuation of FINE 120 with further exploration of the fundamental principles and concepts of visual art.

FINE 130 – Introduction to Digital Imaging

This online course is an introduction to current imaging software that students use to explore contemporary topics through digital imaging. This course is taught from a Fine Arts perspective.

FINE 150 – Appreciation and Expression

The course delivers an introduction to a variety of basic techniques and concepts relevant to contemporary 2D, 3D, and digital art practices, through a series of structured studio exercises and assignments.

FINE 200 – Appreciation and Expression

This course is an elective for upper year students who are not majoring or minoring in Fine Arts.The course will develop the student's appreciation of the visual arts through theory and practice.

FINE 202 – Painting

This course explores issues of representation and abstraction, with a focus on painting and colour theory and practice.

FINE 204 – Topics in Studio Practice

This course consists of topics in studio practice. The topics can change from term to term.

FINE 205 – Topics in Art History

This course consists of topics in art history. The topics can change from term to term.

FINE 206 – Topics in Film Studies

This course consists of topics in film studies. The topics can change from term to term.

FINE 209 – Modern Art, 1940-1970

This course explores two dominant themes in art of the mid-twentieth century: Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art, and their variants in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

FINE 210 – Art, 1780-1875

A study of art and architecture in European and American culture between c. 1780 and c. 1875. Some of the pertinent themes discussed include: art and revolutions; art and the Industrial Revolution; the rise of landscape painting; the urban environment; the exotic; and the erotic. Cross-cultural influences and the complex relationship between the traditional and the 'modern' are particularly emphasized.

FINE 212 – Renaissance Art, 1300-1500

An examination of the art of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries in Europe. Amongst the many themes that will be explored in this course are: mediums (including exploitation of oil paint); scientific perspective; humanism; court structures; art and mercantile sectors; and prominent collectors.

FINE 213 – Art of the 16th Century in Europe

Some of the finest works of art in the western world were produced and some of the most successful artists flourished in this tumultuous century that saw the split in the western Christian Church and the continued rise of extraordinarily powerful court families and monarchs. This course will examine these works of art and the artists against this backdrop. Arranged according to patrons, the course also examines particular stylistic trends (Mannerism, the persistence of the Gothic, etc.) as well as other pertinent issues such as collecting; the writing of art history; the teaching of art; and the role of the artist in society.

FINE 214 – Visual Culture of Medieval Europe

This course explores the visual culture of medieval Europe from the 4th century to the 13th century. The primary focus of this course is the dynamic intersection of cultures and faiths with particular emphasis on emergent and evolving Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, as expressed in architecture, sculpture, manuscripts, metalwork, textiles, and more.

FINE 215 – Art of the 17th Century in Europe

Art of the 17th Century. This course focuses on art produced in Italy, Spain, France, England and the Netherlands in the 17th century. Various types of art (history painting, portraiture, still life, etc.) and architecture (churches, palaces, city homes, etc.) are discussed in relation to the primary political, religious and societal concerns that characterize the different geographical regions.

FINE 216 – Topics in First Nations' Visual Culture

A study of historical and contemporary aspects of First Nations' visual culture. The particular emphasis will vary according to the specialization and interests of the instructor.

FINE 217 – Art of the 18th Century in Europe

This course is designed to introduce students to the culture of eighteenth century Europe. Particular attention is paid to France and Britain but these countries are discussed within the wider context of Europe and, at times, much of the world. By looking at the art, artists, patrons and collectors, some of the issues that will be discussed include cosmopolitanism, nationalism, empire-building, "taste", consumerism and women in society.

FINE 220 – Oil Painting

Various technical methodologies of oil painting and pictorial composition are developed in this course through a series of explorations in observation and abstraction. The plurality of approaches available to painters today is set within a contemporary critical context.

FINE 221 – Acrylic and Mixed Media

This course takes a materially specific approach to painting projects involving acrylic and mixed media. Emphasis is placed on creative problem solving in the context of contemporary art practice.

FINE 222 – Principles of Sculpture

This studio course is designed to introduce students to a variety of traditional and contemporary approaches, materials, processes, and conceptual concerns related to working in sculpture. Through demonstrations, presentations, critiques, and discussions, students gain expertise and develop a sculptural vocabulary.

FINE 223 – Methods and Materials of Sculpture

This studio course emphasizes practical applications of traditional and contemporary materials, processes, and conceptual concerns.

FINE 223A – Clay Studies

Using a variety of clay bodies and firing techniques, students will explore figurative and abstract sculptural concepts, to develop a working knowledge of clay as a sculptural medium.

FINE 224 – Expressive Drawing

Expressive drawing techniques are emphasized through study with the life model. Conceptual drawing projects provide the student with the opportunity to produce bodies of work.

FINE 225 – Observational Drawing

Observational techniques are used to develop an understanding of the principles and concepts of drawing practice.

FINE 226 – Experimental Drawing

Experimental drawing is a course for those who wish to challenge their ideas about drawing and image making. An emphasis will be placed on contemporary approaches to drawing and the development of individual forms of expression.

FINE 226A – Introduction to Printmaking A

Introduction to a variety of printmaking processes.

FINE 226B – Intermediate Printmaking B

Exploration of printmaking as a vehicle for creative expression.

FINE 226D – Special Topics in Printmaking

An investigation into a variety of experimental, non-traditional printmaking techniques.

FINE 227 – Photography

Students will explore black and white analogue (film) photography techniques and history, taught through a series of exercises, with an emphasis on fine arts practice.

FINE 228 – Digital Imaging

In this course students are introduced to digital tools through a series of exercises and assignments that cultivate both artistic expression and technical skill. Topics include photography, design, typography, and critical and cultural theory taught from a fine art perspective.

FINE 228E – Photography for Artists

Introduction to photographic techniques for use as a tool for artists. Basic techniques will be taught through a series of exercises, with emphasis on applications for creative artistic expression and documentation. Supplies at student's expense.

FINE 229 – Hybrid Digital Media

This course uses a variety of digital software to explore the place of digital technology in contemporary art practice. Group discussions and individual assignments are major components of this course.

FINE 230 – Printmaking

Students are introduced to a variety of printmaking processes. Techniques explored include etching, engraving, monoprinting, collograph, and lithography. Training in traditional skills is combined with opportunities for individual expression.

FINE 231 – Mixed Multiples

The course examines the field of traditional printmaking which has expanded to include new and emerging photo-based technologies and ideas that focus on the concept of the multiple.

FINE 232 – Video and Sound

This course explores time-based media within a contemporary art context focusing on video and sound. Students learn how to record and edit material through a series of short self-directed projects. Approaches range from stop-motion animation, live-action, and performance to sound and installation.

FINE 241 – Survey of Greek Art and Architecture

A survey of Greek art and architecture from the earliest times to the coming of the Romans. Material studied may include the art of the Bronze Age, the development of Greek sculpture, the evolution of the Acropolis at Athens and the change in art and architecture after Alexander the Great.

FINE 242 – Survey of Roman Art and Architecture

A survey of Roman art and architecture from the earliest times to the age of Constantine the Great. Material studied may include the art of the Etruscans, the evolution of Roman portraiture, innovations in architectural materials and forms, the use of art and architecture by the Emperors and the change to Late Antique art.

FINE 243 – Topics in Fine Arts Experiential Learning

This course enables Fine Arts students to gain valuable work experience within an art-related environment. Collaboration between students, professional artists, and art institutions creates a unique learning experience that complements the student's program of study.

FINE 244 – History of Visual Media to 1910

This course provides a chronological and thematic overview of the history of visual media examining technologies such as the printing press, photography, early cinema, and the representation of perspective.

FINE 245 – History of Film and Visual Media from 1900 to Today

The course provides a chronological and thematic overview of the history of visual media in Modernity and Postmodernity. It starts at the beginning of the 20th century with the rise of cinema and ends with discussion of the digital age.

FINE 248A – Art in Context

The study of art in context including visiting artists' lectures, gallery and museum exhibitions and field trips. Specific course content term-by-term will be structured around the schedule of events in the department and the region.

FINE 248B – Art in Context

See FINE 248A for course description.

FINE 249A – Art in Context

The study of art in context including visiting artists' lectures, gallery and museum exhibitions and field trips. Specific course content term-by-term will be structured around the schedule of events in the department and the region. Students will be required to prepare written reports and visual documents.

FINE 249B – Art in Context

See FINE 249A for course description.

FINE 250 – History of Film 1 (1895-1940)

History of world cinema in its silent and early sound era, covering the work of outstanding directors, national productions and movements, and their contribution to the film medium's development into a prominent art form of the 20th century. Film screenings.

FINE 251 – History of Film 2 (after 1941)

A continuation of FINE 250/DRAMA 356. From the beginnings of the modern sound cinema (Welles) to the contemporary period. Film screenings.

FINE 252 – Religion in Popular Film

This course examines how religion has been a central concern and inspiration for filmmakers and how popular films have informed and shaped our understanding of religion.

FINE 253 – Special Topics in Religion and Film

Each semester, this course focuses on a specific genre or theme to explore the complex relationship between cinema and religion. Topics may include science fiction, fantasy, horror, comedy, and documentary films.

FINE 255R – Film as Social Criticism

Cinema as 'prophetic voice', exploring the films of various directors as they pertain to selected themes which include technology and dehumanization, individual and collective goals, social realities and dreams, and the quest for individual and cultural identity.

FINE 256 – Experimental Film

The course introduces students to the history, methodologies, theories, and aesthetics of non-narrative experimental film with a focus on intersections between film and visual and performing arts.

FINE 257 – Video, New Media & the Digital Turn

This course analyzes the shift in visual practices of the 20th century transformed by the arrival of various digital technologies. An emphasis is placed on the increasing interdisciplinarity of new media, as well as their multi-sensory nature.

FINE 258 – Aspects of the Cinemas of the Americas

This course takes a historical and thematic approach to analyzing the history, context, and various practices of cinema in the Americas.

FINE 259 – Aspects of European Cinema

This course offers a wide-ranging set of approaches to historical, contextual, and practical topics in the history of European cinema production.

FINE 262 – Global Queer Cinema

This course introduces the varied production of world-wide gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender cinema. Inquiry will focus on how queer cinematic production serves as a vehicle for documentation and education, aesthetic and sexual experimentation, as well as cultural export and self-inquiry.

FINE 271 – Ceramics: Studies in Material Practice

Students will explore ceramic material practice as a method for creative expression. The course will focus on visual and conceptual problem solving, while acquiring technical skills and knowledge of ceramic material. The assignments will incorporate hand building, mold making, surface treatments, and glazing techniques.

FINE 272 – Clay Studies

Students will explore the creative development of clay and examine cultural, historical, and personal modes of expression using a variety of construction techniques. Students will explore figurative and abstract sculptural concepts to develop a working knowledge of clay as a sculptural medium. The emphasis is on design, form and visual thinking.

FINE 274 – Figure and Anatomy

Students will explore the practice of drawing through the thorough study of the human figure and anatomy. Through a series of studio projects in diverse and mixed media, students will confront the dual challenges of careful observation and personal expression.

FINE 275 – Calligraphy to Conceptual Art: Text as an Image in Islamic and East Asian Visual Arts

Exploring the history of Islamic and East Asian calligraphic arts and the study of Eastern and Western artists, this course examines multiple ways in which writing and other forms of visible language are incorporated into visual arts. Through studio projects, students explore conceptual approaches to text-based image making.

FINE 281 – Art and Gender

A study of selected themes dealing with gender in the history of art: e.g., the representation of the human body; portrayal of mythological, spiritual and allegorical figures; professional and amateur artists and their status within societies; etc.

FINE 282 – Canadian Art from the 17th Century to 1940

This course examines art in Canada from the beginning of the European settlement in the seventeenth century to the Group of Seven and the Canadian Group of Painters. Some of the issues that will be investigated include the perception of Canada from abroad, the "new world", nation and nationhood, and the invention and appropriation of culture.

FINE 290 – Selected Subjects in Fine Arts

A variety of art history topics taught by visiting professors.

FINE 293 – Fine Arts Abroad

This is a topics course that provides students with an introduction to and a familiarity with the art and culture of a particular destination. Working in the field with landscape, cityscape, and monuments of art, students will employ a variety of media to develop techniques for visual reportage, documentation, note-taking, and journal-keeping. Individual aesthetic responses to a wide range of subject matter will be encouraged.

FINE 294 – Fine Arts Abroad

Working in the field with landscape, cityscape, and monuments of art, students will employ a variety of media to develop techniques for visual reportage, documentation, note-taking, and journal-keeping. Individual aesthetic responses to a wide range of subject matter will be encouraged.

FINE 300 – Studio Practice

This course provides Fine Arts students with an opportunity to study a range of topics that will expand, explore, and refine personal areas of interest in studio practice. Students will be required to undertake a range of classroom assignments in addition to working independently on an area of focus.

FINE 301 – Advanced Studio Practice

This is an advanced fine arts studio course with an emphasis on development of the student's individual and independent research interests. Students will be guided by faculty through one-on-one critiques as well as open forums and group critiques.

FINE 302 – Analysis and Research

This course hones critical analysis skills and develops research practices (by exploring artists, materials, techniques, readings, etc.) that will enhance the student's knowledge of contemporary art practice, as well as equiping students to articulate their area of interest within contemporary art. Gallery visits and artists' talks are components of this course.

FINE 303 – Honours Art History Research

Students work with assigned faculty in a reading seminar environment to explore aspects of art history and theory that are relevant to each student's areas of interest. Gallery visits are a component of this course.

FINE 304 – Topics in Studio Practice

This course consists of topics in studio practice. The topics can change from term to term.

FINE 305 – Topics in Art History

This course consists of topics in art history. The topics can change from term to term.

FINE 306 – Topics in Film Studies

This course consists of topics in film studies. The topics can change from term to term.

FINE 307 – Advanced Topics in Studio

This course provides Fine Arts students with an opportunity to study a range of advanced topics that will explore, expand, and refine personal areas of interest in studio practice. Advanced topics will be announced from term to term.

FINE 308 – Honours Studio/Seminar

This is an advanced Fine Arts studio course with an emphasis on development of the student's individual and independent research interests. Students will be guided by faculty through critiques as well as open forums.

FINE 313 – Special Topics in 18th- and 19th-Century Art

A seminar course that examines the Neoclassic and Romantic currents of art between 1750 and 1850.

FINE 316 – First Nations' Art in Canada

A study of historical and contemporary First Nations' art produced in Canada. The particular emphasis will vary according to the specialization and interests of the instructor.

FINE 319 – Contemporary Art

A survey of contemporary international art movements with emphasis on work since 1970. Readings in contemporary criticism and gallery visits are an integral part of the course.

FINE 319A – Special Topics in 20th-Century Art

A study of the major innovations in late modern and contemporary art. Honours Art History majors interested in late modern and especially contemporary art are encouraged to use this course as preparation for the fourth year course.

FINE 320 – Advanced Painting

An advanced painting course with an emphasis on the student's individual development as a painter, through independent problems, along with class discussions and individual critiques.

FINE 321 – Advanced Painting Studio

This course is designed for students in the Honours Studio specialization. This course will prepare students for Fine 472 and Fine 473 and will involve intensive, experimental exploration and development of individual studio practice in painting, research into the work of related artists and critiques by faculty members, graduate students, visiting artists and fellow students.

FINE 322 – Advanced Sculpture

An exploration of sculptural problems in a variety of mediums.

FINE 323 – Advanced Sculpture Studio

This course is designed for students in the Honours Studio specialization. This course will prepare students for FINE 472 and FINE 473 and will involve intensive, experimental exploration and development of individual studio practice in sculpture, research into the work of related artists and critiques by faculty members, graduate students, visiting artists and fellow students.

FINE 324 – Advanced Drawing

An exploration of drawing problems in a variety of media. The emphasis is on students becoming familiar with contemporary approaches to drawing and developing their own individual expression.

FINE 325 – Advanced Drawing Studio

This course is designed for students in the Honours Studio specialization. This course will prepare students for Fine 472 and Fine 473 and will involve intensive, experimental exploration and development of individual studio practice in drawing, research into the work of related artists and critiques by faculty members, graduate students, visiting artists and fellow students.

FINE 326A – Advanced Image-Making Through Printmaking Processes

For students interested in pursuing printmaking as their area of concentration in FINE 472 & 473. Students must have demonstrated an ability to work independently on individual printmaking projects. Work will be assessed by the Fine Arts faculty as a whole.

FINE 326B – Advanced Printmaking Studio

This course is designed for students in the Honours Studio specialization. This course will prepare students for FINE 472 and FINE 473 and will involve intensive, experimental exploration and development of individual studio practice in printmaking, research into the work of related artists and critiques by faculty members, graduate students, visiting artists and fellow students.

FINE 328 – Advanced Electronic Imaging

Advanced Electronic Imaging builds on the technical and aesthetic ideas explored in FINE 229. Students are introduced to the principles of animation and audio-visual editing using 3-dimensional imaging and digital audio software. Through a series of structured assignments students will have the opportunity to develop a personal approach to the course content.

FINE 329 – Electronic Imaging Studio

This course is designed for students in the Honours Studio specialization. This course will prepare students for FINE 472 and FINE 473 and will involve intensive, experimental exploration and development of individual studio practice in electronic imaging, research into the work of related artists and critiques by faculty members, graduate students, visiting artists and fellow students.

FINE 330 – Topics Course in Museums, Galleries, Curatorship

Often taught by the University of Waterloo Curator, this course explores a range of topics dealing with museums, galleries, and curatorial practices. Field visits may be a required component of this course.

FINE 331 – Art of the 18th Century in Europe

This course is designed to introduce students to the culture of eighteenth century Europe. Particular attention is paid to France and Britain but these countries are discussed within the wider context of Europe and, at times, much of the world. By looking at the art, artists, patrons and collectors, some of the issues that will be discussed include cosmopolitanism, nationalism, empire-building, "taste", consumerism and women in society.

FINE 332 – History of Art Academies

This course examines the history of the institutionalization of the teaching of art. The course is organized as a series of 'case studies' dealing with various formal academies of art and less formal gatherings of artists from the Renaissance to the twentieth century. The aims of the course are to analyze why these institutions were formed, how they were organized, what were their mandates, and what was their status in their contemporary worlds. Some of the themes that will be investigated throughout the course include: art in the service of power and politics, the status of the artist, the ideal human form, the classical and medieval traditions, the impact of the avant-garde, the conflict with authority, and the academy as community.

FINE 333 – Costume Design

This course examines the art form and practical craft of costume design for the theatre as it is practiced today. All aspects of the design and construction of stage costuming are addressed, with emphasis on text analysis, capturing a period look, fabric choice and methods of costume construction, and rendering approaches and techniques.

FINE 334 – Scenic Painting

Decorative painting has been part of worldwide culture since at least the Paleolithic Age. For the past four hundred years, scenic painting has been central to theatre production. This practical course examines the history, techniques and methods of this unique and ephemeral art, blending practical exercises with research work.

FINE 335 – Design Theory and Practice

Students apply conceptual and theoretical approaches to design in the areas of set/space, light, projection, and costume.

FINE 336 – Design for the Theatre 2

An extension of the studies described in DRAMA 331, concentrating on the practicalities of set design.

FINE 337 – History of Costume

This course surveys the development of costume, focusing primarily on fashionable clothing in Western societies from the Renaissance to today. It examines the influence of art and design movements, social roles and trends, and manufacturing and marketing methods on the changing fashionable style image of men and women. It includes the role of the fashion designer as well as theatrical and film costume design.

FINE 338 – Philosophy of Art

What is art? What is beauty? What do the two have to do with each other? This course introduces students to some fundamental issues in the philosophy of art, and to a variety of philosophical views on these issues.

FINE 341 – Advanced Studies in Greek Art and Architecture

An advanced survey of the art and architecture from a selected time period of Greek history. Material studied may include the art and architecture of the Aegean Bronze Age, and the Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic periods. Archaeological, historical and cultural issues specific to each time period will be discussed through the important media of the day.

FINE 342 – Advanced Studies in Roman Art and Architecture

An advanced survey of the art and architecture from a selected time period of Roman History. Material studied may include the art and architecture of the Etruscans, the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire. Archaeological, historical and cultural issues specific to each time period will be discussed through the important media of the day.

FINE 343 – Topics in Fine Arts Experiential Learning

This course enables Fine Arts students to gain valuable work experience within an art-related environment. Collaboration between students, professional artists, and art institutions creates a unique learning experience that complements the student's program of study.

FINE 344 – Fine Arts Internship

This experiential learning course is intended to enable Fine Arts students to gain valuable work experience within an art related environment. The course is designed to complement the student's academic program by providing an opportunity for the practical application of skills and concepts.

FINE 348A – Art in Context

The study of art in context including visiting artists' lectures, gallery and museum exhibitions and field trips. Specific course content term-by-term will be structured around the schedule of events in the department and the region. Students will be required to prepare written reports and visual documents.

FINE 348B – Art in Context

See FINE 348A for course description.

FINE 349A – Art in Context

The study of art in context including visiting artists' lectures, gallery and museum exhibitions and field trips. Specific course content term-by-term will be structured around the schedule of events in the department and the region. Students will be required to prepare written reports and visual documents.

FINE 349B – Art in Context

See FINE 349A for course description.

FINE 350 – French Film After 1945

A study of major achievements of the French cinema after World War II. Discussion and comparison of the two main creative impulses of the period: the Academic tradition of the 40s and 50s, and the rebellious nouvelle vague of the 60s. (Bresson, Carne, Ophuls, Renoir, Chabrol, Godard, Malle, Truffaut, Resnais, and others.) Film screenings.

FINE 351 – Central and East European Film

Examination of the development of the motion picture art in Central and Eastern Europe after World War II. Selected work of prominent directors of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, the former USSR, and former Yugoslavia will be discussed (Chytilova, Forman, Jancso, Makavejev, Tarkovsky, Wajda, and others). Film screenings.

FINE 352 – The Cinema of Science Fiction

A chronological survey of one of the most intriguing of film genres. Discussion of its aesthetic, philosophical and cinematic aspects. Film screenings will present major international works in this genre (Godard, Kubrick, Lang, Marker, Siegel, Tarkovsky, Truffaut and other directors). Film screenings.

FINE 353 – Contemporary Italian Film

A study of major achievements of the Italian cinema in its post- Neo-Realist period. Discussion of the works of major directors since the late 1950s (Antonioni, Bertolucci, Fellini, Olmi, Taviani, Rosi, Visconti and others). Film screenings.

FINE 354 – New Cinemas of East Asia (from 1985)

This course examines the role of the post-1985 East-Asian film in the development of motion picture art and the East-West cultural exchange, focusing on Chinese (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan) and Korean cinemas. It will assist students in interpreting non-Western modes of cinematic expression. Screenings and seminar discussions will include a selection from the fifth and sixth generations of Chinese filmmakers: Hong Kong's auteur Wong Kar Wai; Taiwanese directors Hou Hsiao-hsien and Tsai Ming-liang; the achievements of Korea's master filmmaker Im Kwon-taek, and the newcomer Kim Ki-duk.

FINE 355 – History of Animated Film

This course will examine the historical development of the animated film and the diversity of its stylistic expression. It will focus on some of the most significant achievements of the animated form in an international context, including: Early film animation; Disney and Hollywood cartoon; two and three dimensional and live action animation in Western Europe; Czech animation; the Zagreb animation school, and the Russian animation; National Film Board of Canada and the independent US animation; Japanese tradition; recent advances in computer and experimental animation.

FINE 356R – Special Topics in Film

Special topics will be announced from year to year.

FINE 357R – Special Topics in Film

Special topics will be announced from year to year.

FINE 359 – Topics in German Film

Selected topics in German film.

FINE 360 – Film and Television 1

Examination of principles of the audiovisual language and the main structural elements of the cinematic work. Discussion of the relationship between film, television and other arts/media. Film screenings.

FINE 361 – Film and Television 2

Development of critical judgment and expression in the area of film and television. Investigation of the role of motion pictures and TV in society. Review of major theories (Eisenstein, Bazin, Metz, Kracauer, Esslin). Film screenings.

FINE 362 – German Film Classics

Masterpieces of German film from the silent era to present.

FINE 363 – German Filmmakers in Hollywood

An examination of the work of filmmakers who have made a mark in both European and American cinema.

FINE 364 – German and Russian Film Pioneers

An examination of early German and Russian cinema, and the way these two film industries influenced each other. Influential theories of film from the period will also be studied.

FINE 365 – Film Noir

The principal focus will be on the American "noir" films between 1940-55, the period during which the genre itself was defined and developed. Beyond the style and the techniques of this unique world of film, the parallels between cinema noir and America's social and political pressures will be examined. The course will include the neo-Noir school, the filmmakers who 'borrowed' from the originators by re-applying the basics to the changing times in the 1970's and beyond.

FINE 366 – Musical Theatre and Musical Film

The course explores the elements that are unique to the musical, and the translation of this essentially artificial art form into theatrical and cinematic versions. It will examine in particular the distinctions between musicals based on stage productions and musicals devised exclusively for film.

FINE 367 – Plays on Film

The course examines the relationship between stage and film. A number of play scripts and their film adaptations are examined, concentrating on how a filmmaker manipulates stage text to create a film text.

FINE 368 – International Comics and Animation Film

This course will examine the interconnections of comics (graphic novels, manga, etc.) and animated film, forms of visual communication particular to the 20th and 21st centuries, in the historical and social contexts of various national traditions.

FINE 371 – Advanced Ceramic Studio

This is an advanced studio course with an emphasis on the exploration and development of individual practice in the area of ceramics.

FINE 375 – Modern British Film

The course examines British film as a political expression of the changing British class system, from pre-war and interwar expressions of the social classes in films such as CAVALCADE and BRIEF ENCOUNTER, through the swift changes of the 1950s and early 1960s in films by Reisz, Richardson and Anderson, and the swinging London of the mid-to-late 1960s, up to the present day. The course focuses on the way the films parallel British social and political change.

FINE 376 – American Film

American Film will examine the relationship between film and the social/political movements of each decade since 1930. In this way, the course will address the medium as both chronicler of history and agent for change and/or conformity. At the same time, attention will be paid to the nature of film, its technical development and the changing approaches to acting in American films that is a direct result of the development in theatre of a specific and distinctive American acting style.

FINE 377 – The New Hollywood

The course examines the impact of European New Wave films of the late 1950s and early 1960s on American filmmaking, focusing on the revolutionary changes evident during the later 1960s and the 1970s. The course considers the work of filmmakers such as Bogdanovich, Cimino, Coppola, Peckinpah, Penn, Scorsese and others.

FINE 378 – Women and Film

The study of selected film texts is informed by contemporary critical readings in feminist and film theory. Subjects addressed may include representation, fetishism and the gaze, female spectatorship, women's genres (e.g., melodrama, romance), female stereotypes (e.g., the femme fatale) and women's documentary film.

FINE 380 – Film Studies Seminar

An introduction to key aspects of motion picture and TV production, film preservation and restoration with visits to studios, film archives, and museums. Screening of selected films and discussions focusing on material unavailable in Canada. Meetings with scholars/students.

FINE 381 – Film Studies Seminar

An introduction to key aspects of motion picture and TV production, film preservation and restoration with visits to studios, film archives, and museums. Screening of selected films and discussions focusing on material unavailable in Canada. Meetings with scholars/students.

FINE 383 – Computational Digital Art Studio

An upper-level studio course to create computational projects that function as art works and aesthetic experiences. Students will work in interdisciplinary teams to combine computer science principles with fine art technical and conceptual skills. [Offered: W]

FINE 390 – Selected Subjects in Fine Arts

Research and reading courses under the direction of individual instructors in either art history or film studies.

FINE 391 – Selected Subjects in Fine Arts

Research and reading courses under the direction of individual instructors in either art history or film studies.

FINE 392 – Selected Subjects in Fine Arts

Independent studio course under the direction of an individual instructor; graded by a committee of Fine Arts faculty members.

FINE 393 – Fine Arts Abroad

This is a topics course that provides students with an introduction to and a familiarity with the arts and culture of a particular destination. Working in the field with landscape, cityscape, and monuments of art, students will employ a variety of media to develop techniques for visual reportage, documentation, note-taking, and journal-keeping. Individual aesthetic responses to a wide range of subject matter will be encouraged.

FINE 394 – Fine Arts Abroad

Working in the field with landscape, cityscape, and monuments of art, students will employ a variety of media to develop techniques for visual reportage, documentation, note-taking, and journal-keeping. Individual aesthetic responses to a wide range of subject matter will be encouraged.

FINE 396 – Methods in the History of Art

Students will explore a variety of research tools such as stylistic analyses, iconographical interpretations, provenance studies, and readings in art historiography.

FINE 402 – Directed Study

This course is intended to help Fine Arts students make the transition from art school to professional practice by providing an opportunity to examine their own practice within the larger context of the professional art world.

FINE 403 – Honours Concept and Research

This seminar and fieldwork course explores aspects of theory, art history, and visual culture that are relevant to each student's areas of interest and contemporary art practice. Gallery visits and artists' talks are components of this course.

FINE 404 – Topics in Studio Practice

This course consists of topics in studio practice. The topics can change from term to term.

FINE 405 – Topics in Art History

This course consists of topics in art history. The topics can change from term to term.

FINE 406 – Topics in Film Studies

This course consists of topics in film studies. The topics can change from term to term.

FINE 407 – Honours Concept and Research

This seminar course explores aspects of art theory, history, and visual culture that will assist students in situating their work within contemporary art practice.

FINE 460A – Senior Honours Seminar

This course is intended for students enrolled in the Fine Arts Honours degree in Art History and Studio. Each student will work under the direction of a Fine Arts faculty member on an advanced creative research project in Studio.

FINE 460B – Senior Honours Seminar

This course is intended for students enrolled in the Fine Arts Honours degree in Art History and Studio. Each student will work under the direction of a Fine Arts faculty member on an advanced research project in Art History.

FINE 461 – Senior Honours Seminar - Joint Honours and Arts and Business

Each student will work on individual and assigned projects critiqued by visiting artists and supervising faculty and graded by the entire faculty.

FINE 470 – Senior Seminar in Film Concepts

This senior seminar combines discussion of methodology and film theory with film screenings.

FINE 471 – Senior Seminar in Film Concepts 2

Film screenings.

FINE 472 – Intensive Studio Specialization 1

This course is for students who wish to be practicing artists and who are enrolled in the Intensive Studio Specialization. The course involves an intensive exploration and development of individual studio research through practice, resulting in the production of a significant body of work. Students will be guided by the work of relevant artists, as well as critiques by faculty members, graduate students, visiting artists, and fellow students. Submitted work will be evaluated by a committee of Fine Arts faculty.

FINE 473 – Intensive Studio Specialization 2

This course is for students who wish to be practicing artists, and who are enrolled in the Intensive Studio Specialization plan. Students will develop strategies for independent studio research, and complete a body of work supported and complemented by appropriate documentation. Submitted studio work will be evaluated by a committee of Fine Arts Faculty.

FINE 474 – Honours Studio Practicum 1

This course provides Fine Arts students with an opportunity to study a range of topics that will explore, expand, and refine personal areas of interest in studio practice. Students will be required to undertake a range of classroom assignments in addition to working independently on an area of focus. Submitted studio work will be evaluated by a committee of Fine Arts Faculty.

FINE 475 – Honours Studio Practicum 2

Students will research and execute a series of self-directed projects, addressing historical precedents in the context of the concerns of contemporary art practice, and supported and complemented by appropriate documentation. Submitted studio work will be evaluated by a committee of Fine Arts Faculty.

FINE 476 – Intensive Studio Specialization 1

This course is for students who wish to be practicing artists and who are enrolled in the Intensive Studio Specialization. The course involves an intensive exploration and development of individual studio research through practice, resulting in the production of a significant body of work. Students will be guided by the work of relevant artists, as well as critiques by faculty members, graduate students, visiting artists, and fellow students. Submitted work will be evaluated by a committee of Fine Arts faculty.

FINE 477 – Intensive Studio Specialization 2

This course is for students who wish to be practicing artists, and who are enrolled in the Intensive Studio Specialization plan. Students will develop strategies for independent studio research, and complete a body of work supported and complemented by appropriate documentation. Submitted studio work will be evaluated by a committee of Fine Arts Faculty.

FINE 490 – Honours Film Studies Thesis 1

Each student will work under the direction of a Fine Arts faculty member on a research thesis in film studies. The work in this course will be evaluated by a committee of Fine Arts faculty members.

FINE 491 – Honours Film Studies Thesis 2

A continuation of FINE 490.

FINE 492 – Senior General Film Studies Project

Each student will work under the direction of a Fine Arts faculty member on an advanced research project in film studies. The course is evaluated by a committee of Fine Arts faculty members.

FINE 493 – Senior General Art History Project

Each student will work under the direction of a Fine Arts faculty member on an advanced project in art history. A committee of Fine Arts faculty members participates in the evaluation process.

FINE 496 – Honours Art History Thesis 1

Each student will work under the direction of a Fine Arts faculty member on an advanced research project in art history, subject to the approval of the Fine Arts Department. The student is expected to present his/her research findings to members of the faculty at the end of the term. The course is evaluated by a committee of Fine Arts faculty members.

FINE 497 – Honours Art History Thesis 2

Each student will work under the direction of a Fine Arts faculty member on an advanced research project in art history. This project may be related to the project completed for FINE 496. The course is evaluated by a committee of Fine Arts faculty members.

FINE 499 – Senior Studies in Art History

Each student will work under the direction of a Fine Arts faculty member on an advanced research project in art history. The course is evaluated by a committee of Fine Arts faculty members.

FINE 670A – Graduate Studio 1 (Part-Time)

This course consists of directed individual studio work in the student's chosen area of concentration, as indicated in their original statement of intention. Regular critiques and discussions will be scheduled by the Graduate Committee. Open to Fine Arts part-time graduate students only.

FINE 670B – Graduate Studio 1 (Part-time)

This course consists of directed individual studio work in the student's chosen area of concentration, as indicated in their original statement of intention. Regular critiques and discussions will be scheduled by the Graduate Committee. Open to Fine Arts part-time graduate students only.

FINE 671 – Graduate Summer Studies 1 (Part-time)

Students will carry out independent studio work under the supervision of Fine Arts faculty members. Work done during this course will be exhibited early in the Fall term. Open to part-time Fine Arts graduate students only.

FINE 672A – Graduate Studio 2 (Part-Time)

This course consists of directed individual studio work in the student's chosen area of concentration, as indicated in their original statement of intention. Regular critiques and discussions will be scheduled by the Graduate Committee. Open to Fine Arts part-time graduate students only.

FINE 672B – Graduate Studio 2 (Part-Time)

This course consists of directed individual studio work in the student's chosen area of concentration, as indicated in their original statement of intention. Regular critiques and discussions will be scheduled by the Graduate Committee. Open to Fine Arts part-time graduate students only.

FINE 673 – Graduate Summer Studio 2 (Part-Time)

Students will carry out independent studio work under the supervision of Fine Arts faculty members. Work done during this course will be exhibited early in the Fall term. Open to part-time Fine Arts graduate students only.

FINE 674 – Graduate Studio 3 (Part-time)

This course consists of directed individual studio work in the student's chosen area of concentration, as indicated in their original statement of intention. Regular critiques and discussions will be shcedule by the Graduate Committee. Open to Fine Arts part-time graduate students only.

FINE 680 – Issues in Contemporary Art 1

A seminar course in which the various issues, motives and concerns of contemporary art will be presented and discussed. In addition to lectures on contemporary art, visiting artists and critics will speak on various aspects of the field, and participate in group discussions. Students will carry out research on individual topics and will make an extended presentation of their findings towards the end of the term. Open to Fine Arts graduate students only.

FINE 681 – Issues in Contemporary Art 2

A continuation of FINE 680. The research begun in FINE 680 will be continued in greater depth and consolidated in a major written paper. Open to Fine Arts graduate students only. Prerequisite: FINE 680.

FINE 682 – Graduate Senior Seminar 1

This course will meet coterminously with FINE 680 . Students at this level will help to organize parts of the course and will serve as commentators and respondents for the critiques and presentations of the students in FINE 680. Open to Fine Arts graduate students only. Prerequisite: FINE 680, 681.

FINE 683 – Graduate Senior Seminar 2

This course is a continuation of FINE 682. Open to Fine Arts graduate students only. Prerequisite: FINE 682.

FINE 690 – Graduate Studio 1

This course consists of directed individual studio work in the student's chosen area of concentration, as indicated in their original statement of intention. Appropriate studio space will be provided for all students enroled in this course, and regular critiques and discussions will be scheduled by the First Year Graduate Committee. Open to Fine Arts graduate students only.

FINE 691 – Graduate Studio 2

A continuation of FINE 690 ; directed individual studio work in the student's chosen area of concentration. Open to Fine Arts graduate students only. Prerequisite: FINE 690.

FINE 692 – Graduate Summer Studio

Students will carry out independent studio work under the supervision of Fine Arts faculty members. During half of the term, students may serve as interns in the studios of professional artists, under the terms of the Keith and Win Shantz Summer Internship Program. Work done during this course will be exhibited early in the Fall term. Open to Fine Arts graduate students only.

FINE 694 – Special Topics in Art History and Criticism

Reading courses in art history and criticism, to be arranged subject to Fine Arts Department approval. Open to Fine Arts graduate students only.

FINE 695 – Selected Subjects in Studio Art

Studio practice courses in various media, to be arranged subject to Fine Arts Department approval. Open to Fine Arts graduate students only.