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Department of Art and Art History

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Topics Courses: Summer 2022

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This course explores the techniques, structures, and possibilities of storytelling in which the reader / viewer can make decisions which impact the story itself. The course focuses on interactive storytelling as implemented in digital platforms such as video games, the internet, interactive fiction and film, and augmented / virtual reality. We will also discuss some examples of interactive storytelling in non-digital media. Students will learn concepts relevant to interactive storytelling, consider examples in a variety of genres, and complete assignments leading to the generation of an interactive story using tools appropriate for beginners.

Topics Courses: Fall 2022

Students are responsible for the completeness and accuracy of their registration. Additional information about a specific course (pre-requisites, co-requisites, restrictions etc.) can be found in the university calendar or through myucalgary. Courses with insufficient enrolment may be cancelled at the school’s discretion.

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An introduction to the use of computers, algorithms, and robotic devices in the creation of art.

A studio-based topics course that provides students with an opportunity for developing their exploration of contemporary and emerging creative research practices, contextualized via critique. Topics offered may include installation, research creation, site specific art.

Curatorial practice: this course will introduce students to general histories of curating practices and offer hands on experience of curating artworks.

This course will examine visual culture of Northern European and its colonies during the early modern period. Particular attention will be placed on examples from the Dutch Republic to highlight the shifting artistic practices that resulted from the many social, political, and religious transformations that characterized the period.

This course is a focused immersion into the Dada art movement, from its foundation during World War I to its global impact across twentieth-century art. Topics include Dada’s internationalism, the politics of the avant-gardes, its relation to industrial and media technologies, intermedia art, gender, and colonialism.

Topics Courses: Winter 2023

Students are responsible for the completeness and accuracy of their registration. Additional information about a specific course (pre-requisites, co-requisites, restrictions etc.) can be found in the university calendar or through myucalgary. Courses with insufficient enrolment may be cancelled at the school’s discretion.

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Advanced studio inquiry into digital art forms developing students' technical and conceptual skills. Advanced exploration of digital media topics such as 2D graphics, 3D graphics, animation, motion capture, and modelling will enable research creation directed toward self-generated practice

Advanced studio inquiry into photography developing students' foundational, technical and conceptual skills. Deeper exploration of topics in photography such as long term projects, narrative, projection, printing and alternative processes will enable research creation directed toward self-generated practice. Activities will include workshops, studio practice and critique.

Examination of the development of art techniques and forms in relation to a variety of technologies

A critical investigation of a particular subject related to the advanced study of Art History and Visual Culture

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