Why Should You Consider an Art and Design Foundation
Centennial College’s one-year certification program in art and design foundation prepares you
for undergraduate programs in products and industrial design, digital animation, fine arts studio,
graphic design media, interactive digital media, graphic design media and game design. The
program is carried out in a higher education setting, helping you gain eligibility for more advanced
programs in art and design.
The program curriculum is fast-paced and helps you develop both the conceptual and practical
skills needed for the next level of education. This is a unique blend of traditional and digital art
subjects and helps you build critical basics for a career in art and design. You will not only nurture
your artistic talents but will also build new creative and practical designing skills. In addition to
this, you will:
• Explore education options available in the areas of art and design
• Build fundamentals in visual design
• Develop a familiarity with digital media
• Develop a practical understanding of 3D art and design, colour theory and drawing
• Gain creative and practical skills in studio
• Develop an understanding in time-based art and design
• Build a comprehensive portfolio required to seek admission in college-level art and design
• Explore various career paths that art and design programs offer graduates
The certificate program at Centennial runs through two semesters and covers a wide range of
subjects, including creativity in context, colour studio, portfolio development, visual culture, visual
design fundamentals, digital imaging, drawing, digital art and design studio, 3D art and design
studio and time-based art and design.
The program has been crafted by industry leaders; and thus, it helps you develop skills that are
needed in the evolving workplace. It also ensures that you education is current, practical and
hands-on. However, you must remember that the curriculum is broadly-based and helps you build
art and design fundamentals only.
The college’s Centre for Creative Communications located in Canada’s cultural and artistic centre
and thus, offers extensive facilities. Moreover, the art design college also has agreements with
other colleges, in order to provide graduates with greater access to specialized programs upon
Getting into This Program
This program is offered as an alternate to you, if you apply to the college’s graphic design media,
game art and design, fine arts studio or digital animation program and do not meet the admission
requirements. However, in order to be eligible for admission to this program, you must have
completed secondary school education and possess required scores in English Grade 12 C or
University. You will need to take college’s English Skills Assessment, in case you don’t meet
English language skills requirement.
Why Art and Design Foundation Program?
Game design, interactive digital media, fine arts studio and graphic design media open doors to a
wide range of career opportunities. And this design and art foundation course is the first step
towards building a rewarding career in this field. as a qualified student, you will be able to seek
admission in full-time diploma or degree program in art and design by applying your academic
credits at associated colleges, universities or professional institutions.