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Visual Arts

Through art we share our ideas, thoughts, and feelings with each other. Art helps us understand both the world that surrounds us, and the perspectives of other cultures which are distant in time or space.

The Visual Arts program at UCFV integrates art history, film studies, and studio art to foster the skills and creative concepts which are part of the visual culture we all live in. Understanding visual communication and expression is important professionally, personally and socially.

The program is dynamic, integrated, and multidisciplinary. The curriculum is very contemporary, and sensitive to the social and political issues that affect art practices today. It is designed to develop the student’s:

• creative and technical skills necessary to produce sophisticated and challenging works of art
• analysis and critical response to the often contentious cultural issues that determine the production of art
• integrated understanding of the history of art in its cultural context, and in its relation to studio practice
• familiarity with institutions and practices that characterize the making and exhibition of contemporary visual arts.

The Visual Arts department has set high standards of achievement and instructional excellence as its primary objective for its students. Superior studio equipment and a dynamic professional teaching faculty make the department a highly informative and encouraging area in which to study.

UCFV Visual Arts options include a two-year Visual Arts diploma and a four-year Bachelor of Arts degree with a Visual Arts extended minor or minor. The extended minor must be combined with another extended minor to complete BA requirements. The Visual Arts extended minor or minor could also be combined with another Arts major. Degree students may choose to concentrate their studies in either studio or art history.

Visual Arts diploma

Visual Arts extended minor

Visual Arts minor

Certificate in Extended Studies

Course listings

For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.

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