Jan 29, 2020  
2018-2019 University Catalogue 
2018-2019 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

OBJT 213 The Body as Form

College of Art, Media & Design

3 credits 67.5 hours
200 level undergraduate course

This studio course considers the body as a three-dimensional form reflecting the broad array of human expression. The course is dedicated to a study of the physical body and the expressive body, respectively. The physical body examines the figure from an anatomical perspective and its structural qualities, such as the skeleton, musculature, proportions and mechanics. Students also examine various artistic canons, both western and non-western. The expressive body addresses the figure as a signifier of the human condition. Students explore its visual presence or absence, reconsider the mind-body question, and contemplate or situate the body in space. Projects incorporate movement, gesture and posture. Various modes of making will be explored, using a range of materials.

Prerequisites OBJT*101

This course is not repeatable for credit.