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Art and Design Fundamentals (PTL)

Program Code 7636
Program Name Art and Design Fundamentals (PTL)
Description Program Overview Printer Friendly
The Art and Design Fundamentals program nurtures your artistic talents, and develops your creative, practical and entrepreneurial skills in visual art and design -- whatever your level of expertise.

The studio-based, hands-on curriculum of the Art and Design Fundamentals courses is taught by practicing artists and designers who help you to develop traditional, digital and multimedia skills. The program's goal is to help you prepare a successful portfolio of artwork required for admission to specialized programs and to open up new possibilities and career choices in the diverse visual arts industry.

In this art program, you:

Get hands-on exposure to drawing, design, colour, 3D modelling and design, visual culture, video making, digital illustration, photography and rapid prototyping.

Build a comprehensive portfolio of artwork while working one-on-one with faculty.

Once you complete the program, you will be prepared to succeed in a variety of post-secondary communication arts and design diploma and degree areas, including animation, game arts, digital visual effects, product design, industrial design, architecture, interior design, fashion design, illustration, graphic design, digital media art, art direction, art management, creative advertising and fine arts.

Program Highlights
Leading practicing artists, designers and educators have crafted the Art and Design Fundamentals program at Centennial College.
Small class sizes and a dynamic working relationship between faculty and students allows for lots of one-on-one instruction and feedback.
The Portfolio Development course sees you work on self-directed projects that focus your future career, with individual guidance from instructors.
The Professional Practice course offers client-based community projects that emphasize experiential learning and allow you to develop your entrepreneurial skills.
Throughout the Collaboration Studio Course, you have the opportunity to work on collaborative projects with other students at the Story Arts Centre to gain real-world experience.
Artists and professionals who need to improve or update their skills in art, design and digital multimedia are offered a flexible curriculum, if class size allows.
Faculty members help each student individually to take the next step in their career path.
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Mandatory Courses

Course Code Course Name
CEAD-109 Digital Imaging
CEAD-111 Colour Studio
CEAD-114 Drawing 1
CEAD-115 Digital Art & Design Studio
CEAD-116 Visual Design Fundamentals
CEAD-117 Time-based Art and Design
CEAD-118 Portfolio Development
CEAD-121 3D Art and Design Studio
CEAD-124 Drawing 2
CEAD-126 Professional Practice
CEAD-127 Visual Culture
CEAD-199 Creativity in Context
COMM-160 College Communications 1
COMM-170 College Communication 2
GNED-500 Global Citizenship