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Introduction to Western Visual Culture: European Renaissance to the Present AHVC 1126

Intro to West. Visual Culture Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

Students are introduced to key visual images, sculptures, and buildings in the Western cultural tradition: their features, materials, interrelationships, and social, religious, economic, and political contexts. After brief grounding in the visual culture of the ancient world and Middle Ages, the course focuses on painting, architecture / built environment, sculpture, photography and other products of visual culture in Europe and the Americas from the 1400s CE to the present. The Renaissance, Mannerism, the Baroque, Neoclassicism, Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Modernism and Post-Modernism are addressed. Influences on Western art from China, Japan, India, and Africa are also briefly considered. Through studying how visual culture has been defined, classified, ranked, and analyzed in Western culture – an approach established in Renaissance Europe – course participants will be equipped to contextualize the built environment, and past and current images.

Prerequisite(s)

  • C+ in Grade 12 English

Credits

3.0

Domestic fees

$604.04

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of AHVC 1126 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 69298

Duration

Thu Apr 18 - Thu Jul 04 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 69298
  • Domestic fees $604.04
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 18 - Jul 04 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 402
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$604.04

Important information
  1. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  2. Please note, this CRN is reserved for students registered in the Residential Interiors and Interior Design Diploma. Students are introduced to key visual images, sculptures, and buildings in the Western cultural tradition: their features, materials, interrelationships, and social, religious, economic, and political contexts. After brief grounding in the visual culture of the ancient world and Middle Ages, the course focuses on painting, architecture / built environment, sculpture, photography and other products of visual culture in Europe and the Americas from the 1400s CE to the present. The Renaissance, Mannerism, the Baroque, Neoclassicism, Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Modernism and Post-Modernism are addressed. Influences on Western art from China, Japan, India, and Africa are also briefly considered. *(A)* FINAL EXAMS: Final exams will be held in-person. Your instructor will provide further information.
Status

Full

This course offering is full. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Define and use standard terminology central to the study of visual culture (images, objects, buildings), including chronological and stylistic features.
  • Demonstrate awareness of continuity and change in the history of visual culture, by discussing changes in subjects, themes, styles and materials in painting, sculpture, architecture, photography and other products of visual culture.
  • Analyze selected works of artists and architects in specific periods in Western art.
  • Identify major cultural, scientific and technological changes that significantly affected visual culture.
  • Discuss the roles of artists, architects, patrons, and other leaders in developing, enforcing and critiquing artistic norms.

Effective as of Fall 2022

Related Programs

Introduction to Western Visual Culture: European Renaissance to the Present (AHVC 1126) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Interior Design
    Diploma Full-time
  2. Interior Design
    Diploma Part-time
  3. Residential Interiors
    Diploma Part-time

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