Obtain a design foundation through art design college program

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Obtain a design foundation through art design college program

  1. 1. Obtain a Design Foundation Through Art Design College Program“Enrolling in the Arts and Design Foundations program at Centennial College was the best gift I could havegiven myself,” says Carol Ronney, a 2000 graduate. “I had worked as a professional photographer formany years and wanted to expand my art experiences and theory. This program gave me hands-onexposure to all forms and levels of visual art and there was step-by-step encouragement and support fromthe staff and faculty throughout.” Carol is just one example of a person who benefits from attending thisart design college program. Other people who might benefit, include: those who need to build theirportfolio and become prepared for more specialized programs in Digital Animation, Interactive DigitalMedia, Fine Arts Studio, Game Design or Graphic Design Media; those who want to have a career as astudio artist but want a solid foundation; and those who want to move onto university. Qualified graduatesof the design foundation undertaking may be eligible to participate in an articulated program withselected universities, institutes and professional associations. These partnerships allow graduates to applyacademic credit towards further study. Centennial College’s program partners include: AthabascaUniversity, professional arts degree (Communication Studies) andRyerson University (Image Arts).Established in 1974, this program is a unique blend of traditional and digital art that will prepare studentswith the critical basics for a career in art and design, animation and game design. This blend includesspecific courses such as: Portfolio Development (students will enhance artwork created in other coursesinto useful portfolio elements and complete a self-directed assignment as a portfolio element); ColourStudio (uses a workshop/studio approach to examine the practice and theory of colour as used by artistsand designers); Introduction to Figure Drawing (introductory course in drawing from the human figureinvolves fine art and technical approaches. Students will be given opportunities to develop drawing skills ina number of media and to apply traditional freehand drawing techniques); and more.Students of this art design college program study out of the renowned Centre for CreativeCommunications campus, which is located in Canada’s cultural and artistic centre and offers extensivefacilities. Among the facilities are large art studios and technologically advanced computer labs. Thecourses within the program are lead by industry professionals, who are able to offer students insight intothe industry from their personal experiences. A dynamic working relationship between faculty andstudents is encouraged.Students applying to the two-semester Art and Design Foundation Studies program are required topresent at minimum an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent or be 19 years of age orolder. The other academic requirement is compulsory English 12C or U, or skills assessment or equivalent.However, possession of minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission. Student will beplaced in the appropriate English level based on skills assessment results.For More Info. About art design college visit centennialcollege.ca

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