- Terminology: The Elements of the Arts
- Historical Background
- Tribal Arts
- Classical Greece and Rome
- The Middle Ages
- The Renaissance
- Humanism: Revival of Greek Ideas
- Italy: Painting, Sculpture, Music
- The Arts of Northern Europe
- The Printing Press and Its Effects
- The Baroque Age
- The Rise of Opera and Ballet
- Drama: French Classicism and English Restoration
- Baroque Art and Architecture
- Bach and Handel
- The Enlightenment
- Aesthetics and Classicism
- Rococo Style
- Classical Style
- Mozart and Haydn
- The Romantics Age
- Revolutions and Ideas: Rousseau, Goethe, Beethoven
- Colour and Emotion in Painting and Music
- Grand Opera and Theatre
- The Bourgeois Audience
- From Realism to Modernism
- Stravinsky and Diaghilev
- Painting and Sculpture
- African and Primitive Influences
- Expressionism in Music, Art and Dance
- Women Artists
- From a Modern to a Postmodern World
- Painting and Sculpture
- Contemporary Performing Arts
- Mixed Media, Improvisation and Interdisciplinary Arts
Lecture (4 hours per week) with audio-visual support (recordings, slides, films, videos and DVDs).
Field trips to art galleries and performing arts events.
|In-Class Written Work||20%|
|Creative Research Project||20%|
Upon completion of the course, the successful student will:
- Become familiar with the general framework of the development of the fine and performing arts from the Renaissance to the present day.
- Develop a knowledge for each of the style periods of:
- Formal characteristics of the style in the most prominent arts of the period;
- The aesthetic intent of the arts of the period, and
- Political, social and economic factors influencing the period’s style.
- Develop a critical awareness of the role of the arts in society.
A list of recommended textbooks and materials is provided on the Instructor’s Course Outline, which is available to students at the beginning of each semester.
Sporre, Dennis. The Creative Impulse: An Introduction to the Arts. (or similar text)
Students will be expected to pay for entrance fees to local galleries and for tickets to performing arts events.
No prerequisite courses.
No corequisite courses.
No equivalent courses.
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|Capilano University (CAPU)||CAPU AHIS 1XX (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|Emily Carr University of Art & Design (EC)||EC AHIS 100 lev (3)||2013/09/01 to -|
|Emily Carr University of Art & Design (EC)||EC AHIS 103 (3)||2011/09/01 to 2013/08/31|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||KPU FINA 1121 (3)||2004/09/01 to 2008/08/31|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||KPU ARTH 1121 (3)||2008/09/01 to -|
|Langara College (LANG)||LANG ARTS 1XXX (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||SFU CA 1XX (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU HUEL 1XX (3)||2004/09/01 to 2010/08/31|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU HUEL 1XXX (3)||2010/09/01 to -|
|Trinity Western University (TWU)||TWU ART 126 (3)||2004/09/01 to 2016/12/31|
|University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO)||UBCO VISA 1st (3)||2005/05/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||No credit||2004/09/01 to -|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||UNBC HUMN 1XX (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV AH 102 (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||UVIC FA 1XX (1.5)||2004/09/01 to -|