Welcome to the Visual Arts Department
Studying the creative arts yields not only innovative thinking but also cultural and economic benefits to society. Thoughtful visual expression enriches our shared experience - revealing beauty, encouraging tolerance and diversity, and sharpening critical insight.
In the Visual Arts Department at UFV, we encourage each student to develop their own expressive and analytical abilities, as they prepare for future careers as professional artists, designers, curators, educators, and more.
Our highly-qualified faculty of academics, artists, and designers work collaboratively to offer students a dynamic learning environment in which to study traditional studio arts, new media art, Graphic and Digitial Design, Film Studies, and Art History & Visual Studies. We are proud to be part of a regional university that serves the educational needs of domestic and international students, connecting local communities to global creative cultures.
Art History & Video Production Courses
AH 101: VISUAL CULTURE IN THE WEST TO 1400
Images, monuments, and buildings are integral to the societies that create them. This introduction to the history of image-making and the built environment is designed to foster knowledge, understanding, and an appreciation of visual culture from Prehistory to circa 1400 ACE. Two Sections Available: Tuesday 16:00-18:50 CRN 90079 NEW CEP Chilliwack Education Park Wednesday 15:30-18:20 CRN 90062 Abbotsford
AH 102: VISUAL CULTURE IN THE WEST FROM 1400 TO PRESENT
This course explores visual arts and culture in a social context from the Renaissance to the contemporary era. The course focuses on understanding how artistic production changed in the centuries leading up to the modern era as well as the radical re-definitions of art that occurred in the 20th century. While this course may be best taken as a sequel to AHA101, it can also be taken independently. AH 102 is offered online Fall 2015 CRN 90080
AH 215: CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN ART
The rich and multifarious artworks produced in Canada are representative of the country’s regional & ethnic diversity, while national interests& international influences are also much in evidence. This course provides an introduction to Canadian art produced since 1945. Pre-requisites: None Monday 9:00-11:50 AM Abbosford CRN 90082
VA 283 FILM PHOTOGRAPHY
This course is an introduction to the basic principles of black-and-white film photography. Students will be instructed in the use of the 35 mm camera and its controls, the properties of natural light, film processing, and darkroom techniques. Experimentation and the development of a creative personal approach to the medium will be encouraged.
Note: Students are encouraged to provide their own 35mm camera. The alternative is to rent a camera from the department. Pre-requisites: NONE
Tuesday/Thursday 4:00-6:00 pm Abbotsford Campus CRN 91275
VA 160 INTRO TO VIDEO PRODUCTION
This course is an introduction to the basic techniques and creative processes of video production. It offers exercises in both studio and on-location video production for students who have little or no previous exposure to the production of video as a creative medium. The course will emphasize the development of technical skills and knowledge which are necessary for the effective use of video as an artistic tool and for documentation or personal expression. Pre-requisites: NONE Wednesday 9:00-12:50 Abbotsford CRN 91262