ACAD 310 - Topics in Studio Practice

The course will build on knowledge, skills and practices developed in program specific majors to support emergent inquiry in studio practice relative to a topic, and recognize the capacity of works of art to engage with the contemporary. The learning in this course will be delivered through a range of activities and assignments such as studio projects, readings, critique and presentations. Relative to their practice and the topic, by the end of the course students will understand how to evaluate the effectiveness of a range of practical and conceptual/theoretical perspectives; analyze, evaluate and apply relevant research, and reframe their practice through experimentation and an exploration of a range of media and processes as well as reflect on and evaluate their own and others’ work.


ACAD 310 A - Speculative Fiction

The activities of this class will proceed from the conceit that the contemporary artist is an inventor of speculative futures. Through acts of imagination, dreaming, conjuring and questioning, the artist sees the world all the more truthfully through fabulation. Employing archaic forms while creating future possibilities, artists must contend with the most pertinent sociological, technological, and ecological issues affecting our world. In this course, we will consider the cultural role that speculative fiction – and our own art – can play in founding strange and wondrous realms, whether utopian, dystopian, or heterotopian. 

Course Credits:


Course Prerequisites

Nine (9) 200-level studio credits plus three (3) 200-level SCCS credits.


A31489Dragan, Miruna
8:30am - 12:50pm room: 524
B31490Emberley, Alexandra
8:30am - 12:50pm room: 536
C31491TBA, Instructor
5:00pm - 9:20pm room: 524
D31492TBA, Instructor
2:00pm - 6:20pm room: 524
E31493TBA, Instructor
8:30am - 12:50pm room: 510
F31494TBA, Instructor
2:00pm - 6:20pm room: 524
G31550TBA, Instructor
8:30am - 12:50pm room: 524