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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 Registration 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.


Course Plan Spring 2022 - Fall 2022:

Please note that these courses are subject to change. Please see the University Timetable Registration to confirm our course offerings.

Spring 2022

ARTH 1120: Art and Visual Culture: Prehistoric Renaissance
ARTH 1121: Art and Visual Culture: Late Renaissance to 20th Century
ARTH 1130: Introduction to Film Studies
ARTH 3121: Italian Renaissance and Mannerist Art

FINA 1100: Introduction to Drawing 
FINA 1110: Introduction to Painting 
FINA 1130: Ceramics I 
FINA 1131: Sculpture I 
FINA 1135: Introduction to Digital Media 
FINA 1142: Introduction to Print Media 
FINA 1170: Introduction to Film Photography
FINA 1175: Form, Structure and Materials
FINA 1200: Drawing II
FINA 1210: Painting II
FINA 1231: Sculpture II
FINA 1242: Print Media II 
FINA 2135: Digital Media: Design in Contemporary Art 
FINA 2147: Issues in Contemporary Art
FINA 2270: Digital Photography
FINA 2300: Advanced Drawing I
FINA 2310: Advanced Painting Studio I
FINA 2331: Sculpture II
FINA 2342: Print Media III
FINA 2400: Advanced Drawing II
FINA 2410: Advanced Painting Studio II
FINA 2431: Sculpture IV
FINA 2442: Print Media IV
FINA 3100: Advanced Studio Practice and Seminar I
FINA 3111: Professional Practices 
FINA 3170: Advanced Film Photography
FINA 3200: Advanced Studio Practice and Seminar II
FINA 3201: Art Practice In The Community
FINA 3270: Advanced Digital Photography
FINA 4300: Advanced Studio and Thesis I
FINA 4400: Advanced Studio and Thesis II  

Summer2022

ARTH 1121: Art and Visual Culture: Late Renaissance to 20th Century
ARTH 2160: History of Architecture: Prehistoric to Renaissance
ARTH 3100: Special Topics in Art History

FINA 1100: Introduction to Drawing 
FINA 1110: Introduction to Painting 
FINA 1130: Ceramics I
FINA 1131: Sculpture I
FINA 1135: Introduction to Digital Media I
FINA 1142: Introduction to Print Media 
FINA 1145: Monotype - The Painted Print
FINA 1166: Colour Theory and Practice 
FINA 1175: Form, Structure and Materials
FINA 2270: Digital Photography 
FINA 3202: Special Topics in Studio Arts 

Fall 2022

ARTH 1120:    History of western Art: Prehistoric to Early Renaissance
ARTH 1121:    History of western Art: Renaissance to the 20th Century
ARTH 1140:    Introduction to Visual Art, Urban and Screen Culture
ARTH 1130:    Introduction to Film Studies
ARTH 2122:    Art in Flux: The Modern period
ARTH 3100:    Special Topics in Art History
ARTH 3130:    Film and the City

FINA 1100:    Introduction to Drawing
FINA 1106:    Drawing for Design
FINA 1110:    Introduction to Painting
FINA 1130:    Ceramics 1
FINA 1131:    Sculpture 1
FINA 1135:    Introduction to Digital Media
FINA 1142:    Introduction to Print Media
FINA 1145:    Monotype-The Painted Print
FINA 1167:    Visual Language: Making and Meaning
FINA 1170:    Introduction to Film Photography
FINA 1200:    Drawing II
FINA 1210:    Painting II
FINA 1230:    Ceramics II (cross-list 1)
FINA 1231:    Sculpture II  (cross-list 2)
FINA 1242:    Print Media II  (cross-list 3)
FINA 2170:    Alternative practices in Photography
FINA 2147:    Issues in Contemporary Art
FINA 2235:    Digital Media: Interactive Art on the Web
FINA 2270:    Digital Photography
FINA 2300:    Advanced Drawing I  (cross-list 4)
FINA 2310:    Advanced Painting Studio I (cross-list 5)
FINA 2331:    Sculpture III  (cross-list 2)
FINA 2371:    Photo-based Alternative Processes and Installation
FINA 2400:    Advanced Drawing II  (cross-list 4)
FINA 2410:    Advanced Painting Studio II  (cross-list 5)
FINA 2431:    Sculpture IV  (cross-list 2)
FINA 3100:    Advanced Studio Practice and Seminar I 
FINA 3135:    Digital Media: Open Studio I
FINA 3200:    Advanced Studio Practice and Seminar II 
FINA 3235:    Digital Media: Open Studio 2
FINA 3280:    Performance Art I
FINA 3380:    Performance Art II
FINA 4300:    Advanced Studio and Thesis I  
FINA 4400:    Advanced Studio and Thesis II  

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. The online registration system contains the most up to date course offerings.  Additional material fees may apply to some courses.