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Fine Arts Course List

The core of the degree is a strong studio curriculum focusing on the ideas and technical processes of producing contemporary art. The Fine Arts curriculum is complemented through access to a broad liberal arts education emphasizing the development of effective academic writing, verbal communication, and presentation skills.

Courses in Fine Arts and Art History are useful as electives for students in Arts, Business, Science, and Design Programs at KPU. Please see the University Timetable K C Search for the upcoming course offerings. Below is a list of the current courses in Fine Arts, and the approximate frequency with which they are offered. For a full list of Fine Arts courses offered please visit the University Calendar.

Fine Arts Courses

Courses Offered Every Term (Fall, Spring, and Summer)

  • 1100: Introduction to Drawing
  • 1110: Introduction to Painting
  • 1130: Ceramics I
  • 1131: Sculpture I
  • 1135: Introduction to Digital Media
  • 1142: Introduction to Print Media
  • 1175: Form Structure and Materials
  • 2270: Digital Photography

Courses Offered More Than Once a Year (courses generally offered in both Fall and Spring semesters and sometimes in Summer)

  • 1145: Monotype: The Painted Print
  • 1166: Colour Theory and Practice
  • 1167: Visual Language: Making and Meaning
  • 1170: Intro to Film Photography**
  • 1200: Drawing II
  • 1210: Painting II
  • 1230: Ceramics II
  • 1231: Sculpture II
  • 1242: Print media II
  • 2300: Advanced Drawing I
  • 2310: Advanced Painting I
  • 2331: Sculpture III
  • 2371: Photo Based Alternative Processes & Installation
  • 2342: Print Media III
  • 2400: Advanced Drawing II
  • 2410: Advanced Painting II
  • 2431: Sculpture IV
  • 3100: Advanced Studio Practice and Seminar I
  • 3200: Advanced Studio Practice and Seminar II
  • 4300: Advanced Studio Practice and Thesis I
  • 4400: Advanced Studio Practice and Thesis I

Courses Offered Once a Year

  • 1106: Drawing for Design – Richmond Campus
  • 2170: Photography II
  • 2135: Digital Media Design in Contemporary Art :
  • 2147: Issues in Contemporary Art I
  • 2235: Interactive Art and the Web
  • 2330: Ceramics III
  • 2430: Ceramics IV
  • 2442: Print Media IV
  • 2335: Digital Media: Video and Installation
  • 3111: Professional Practices
  • 3135: Advanced Digital Media Open Studio I
  • 3147: Issues in Contemporary Art II
  • 3170: Advanced Film Photography**
  • 3235: Advanced Digital Media Open Studio II
  • 3201: Artistic Practice in the Community
  • 3270: Advanced Digital Photography
  • 3280: Performance Art I
  • 3380 : Performance Art II

Courses Offered on a Rotating Basis (not taught every year)

  • 3112: Public Art: Theory and Practice
  • 3110: Introduction to Curatorial Studies
  • 3113: Subversive Art
  • 3131: Wall Works
  • 3133: Forming Stories
  • 3150: Telling Lies Again: Making Narrative Art
  • 3201: Artistic Practice in the Community
  • 3202: Special Topics in Studio Art

*Note: Information is subject to change. Course offerings may be cancelled due to low enrollments. KC Search contains the most up to date course offerings.

**Temporarily not offered for year 2018 due to Renovations