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The Minor in Curatorial Studies will provide an introduction to students interested in understanding and creating exhibitions, interventions, and texts in diverse communities, within a globalized world. Students will work toward a creative cultural practice through the study of media, materials and techniques, research methodologies, cultural theory, training in connoisseurship, critical analysis of art and social relationships, and in the organization of exhibitions, interventions and on-line projects. Students will be familiarized with current trends in practice, theories, and criticism, and will study the artistic production of historical and diverse cultures of the modern and contemporary world. Emphasis will be placed on experiential education through studio visits, gallery visits, technical workshops, exhibitions, installations, and fieldwork. Practical experience and collaborative skills will be developed as critical components of the learning process in Curatorial Studies courses, according to the established professional and academic guidelines for Curatorial Studies Programs.
This program is restricted to students who are enrolled in the Major in Art History, Specialist in Arts Management, Major in Media Studies, and Specialist or Major in Studio Art. Students may apply to the Minor in Curatorial Studies after completing 2.0 credits, including 0.5 credit from the following: [ ACMB01H3, MDSA01H3, VPAA10H3, VPHA46H3, VPSA62H3, VPSA63H3].
The program requires completion of 4.0 credits as follows:
1. 0.5 credit from the following:
ACMB01H3 Critical Reading, Thinking and Writing for ACM Programs
MDSA01H3 Introduction to Media Studies
VPAA10H3 Introduction to Arts Management
VPHA46H3 Ways of Seeing: Introduction to Art Histories
VPSA62H3 Foundation Studies in Studio
VPSA63H3 But Why Is It Art?
4. 0.5 credit from the following:
MDSB62H3 Visual Culture and Communication
MDSC61H3 Alternative Media
MDSD01H3 Seminar: Topics in Media and Art
VPHB78H3 Our Town, Our Art: Local Collections I
VPHB79H3 Our Town, Our Art: Local Collections II
VPHC75H3 The Artist, Maker, Creator
CRTC80H3 Curator as Artist, Artist as Curator