Course Descriptions

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Creative and Critical Studies, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies

CCS: Creative and Critical Studies

CCS 150 (3) Creative and Critical Art Theory I
Introduction to Western, Indigenous, and global art practices and theoretical discourses through the discussion and examination of forms, context, and ideas that contribute to cultural and contemporary art practices. [3-0-1]
CCS 250 (3) Creative and Critical Art Theory II
The continued study of Western, Indigenous, and global art practices and the theoretical discourses that contribute to the development of contemporary art. [3-0-1]
Prerequisite: CCS 150.
CCS 320 (3) Interdisciplinary Ecological Art
An interdisciplinary practice-based course that introduces students to artistic methods and processes for engagement in environmental issues. Restricted to students with at least third-year standing.
Prerequisite: SUST 204 or any 6 credits of CCS, VISA, ARTH, CRWR, THTR, INDG.
CCS 506 (3) M.F.A. Graduate Colloquium I
Multi-disciplinary seminar dealing with various approaches and issues in contemporary creative research methods as relating to the disciplines of Visual Arts, Media Arts, Creative Writing, and Performance. Restricted to students in the M.F.A. program.
Prerequisite: Restricted to students in the MFA program or permission of the Department of Creative Studies.
CCS 507 (3) M.F.A. Graduate Colloquium II
Multi-disciplinary seminar dealing with various approaches and issues in contemporary creative research methods as relating to the disciplines of Visual Arts, Media Arts, Creative Writing, and Performance. Students will be expected to develop creative work and a thesis plan.
Prerequisite: CCS 506 or permission of the Department of Creative Studies.
CCS 510 (3/6) d Curation as Creative Practice
Examination of curation as a form of creative practice and the tradition of artist-led curation. Topics in a given year may include one or more of the following: Indigeneity and Curation, Decolonizing Curation, Curating Live Performance, Curating New Media and Curating with Artists. With different topics this course may be taken more than once for credit.
Prerequisite: Restricted to students in the MFA program or permission of the Department of Creative Studies.
CCS 511 (3) d Digital Media for Interpretive Centres
The art and practice of using digital media for cultural institutions like art galleries, museums, botanic gardens, science centres, heritage sites and parks. Critical perspectives will be employed and approaches may include project-based learning, working with cultural institutions and digital art history methods. Credit will be granted for only one of CCS 511, ARTH 411, DIHU 411.
Prerequisite: Restricted to students in the MFA program or permission of the Department of Creative Studies.
CCS 512 (3) d Politics of Exhibition and Representation
Politics of exhibition and representation of world arts and visual cultures in contexts of colonialism and postcolonial activism. Credit will be granted for only one of CCS 512 or ARTH 451.
Prerequisite: Restricted to students in the MFA program or permission of the Department of Creative Studies.
CCS 599 (15) Master's Thesis
Pass/Fail.

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