New Third Year Art Courses--Part of New Bachelor of Arts, Minor in Visual Arts

July 31, 1998 - 5:00pm

For the first time, art buffs can now take third year art courses at Malaspina University-College.

This fall, Malaspina will be offering two third year courses: Art 310 (Cultural Studies in the Visual Arts), and Art 301 (Advanced Drawing I).

Art 310 will explore the cultural and multicultural influences in current art making, as well as historical perspectives on the art of world cultures, women's art, folk art, primitive art, and children's art.

In the spring, students can take Art 302 (Advanced Drawing II) and Art 354 (Two-Dimensional Studies I). Art 354 will cover a variety of media, processes and imagery such as painting, drawing, computer-assisted images, photography, printmaking, collage, photography and mixed media.

The courses are part of a new Bachelor of Arts, Minor in Visual Arts which has received all but final approval from the Ministry of Advanced Education, Training and Technology.

"We're really excited to be offering this Minor in Visual Art, and expect to receive final approval within the next few months," said Iris Churcher, coordinator of art programs at Malaspina University-College.

"The Minor in Visual Art is a cross-disciplinary program which covers both academic and art making subjects, designed for students who want a background in art in combination with another area of study such as psychology, creative writing, business, or education. The emphasis on multi-media integrated with contemporary cultural studies distinguishes this program from the more segregated Fine Arts programs offered at B.C. universities," she said.

Churcher added that there is also still room in a second year painting course (Art 254), this fall.

For further information on art courses or admission requirements for the new Minor in Visual Art, please call art instructor Robin Field at 753-3245, local 2422.

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