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AFD111 - Figure Studio I

Life drawing, or drawing from the model is regarded as the corner stone and foundation to drawing well. Students will have the opportunity to work directly from the model to further develop their drawing abilities. Skills development will focus on the principles of human anatomy, accuracy in shape and proportion, structure, and individual style, using diverse media.

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AFD120 - Colour Studio

This subject introduces students to the language of colour and its importance to the artist, in a workshop environment. It will include an initiation to the fundamentals of colour theory and colour mixing and progress through to more advanced colour concepts. Students will explore these issues through investigations in composition, design, expression, light, shadow and form creation.  Colour Studio will emphasize this through the application and exploration of gouache paints.

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AFD131 - Design I: Composition and Creativity

Applied Art History (AFD216) builds on all AFD first semester subjects while supporting and informing all second semester subjects. Students analyze historical and contemporary visual art images using the formal elements and principles of design, to apply to their own creative work. Artworks are examined in their cultural contexts, with an emphasis on thematic visual connections and influences.
 
The studio component is an integral part of this course.  Creative composition exercises enhance weekly topics by integrating the concepts into the student?s own portfolio work. Assignments encourage research, critical thinking, creative problem solving, and visual presentation, with a focus on clear communications.  The skills students practice in this course, will provide a foundation for more advanced visual creative projects in diploma programs such as animation, illustration, digital photography, and media.

Pre-requisites: Acceptance to the program
Equivalencies: AFD205, AFD200

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AFD141 - Digital Design I

Ability in design is regarded as fundamental to all visual art disciplines. Supported by Design I, this lab-based subject will focus on resolving approaches to composition through the development of ability in the visual elements and organizing principles of design. Students will be introduced to digital approaches, software, and technologies relevant to diverse visual art industries including Fine Arts, Illustration, Graphic Design, and Popular Culture.

Pre-requisites: Acceptance to the program
Co-requisites: AFD131
Equivalencies: SCA270

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AFD181 - Drawing I

Drawing is considered to be an important mode of communication; it is appropriate as speaking or writing as a method of communicating thoughts, ideas, and impressions. Focusing on essential drawing techniques from observation using diverse media, this class introduces the students to the elements and principles of design, and concentrates on elements such as composition, light and shadow, perspective, mood and the student's personal interpretation of the subject. Observational skills will be developed through detailed instruction of rendering techniques including contour drawing, hatching, and tonal control.

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AFD191 - Portfolio - Cultivating Creativity

The purpose of this subject is to introduce students to standard presentation and promotion practices, traditional as well as digital, as specified in various levels of the visual arts, including entrance portfolios as part of the application process for higher learning in diploma and degree programs, job applications for visual art industries and applications for commercial exhibition of developed work. This subject will also assist students in the researching of career paths, bring focus to chosen career paths through the refinement of relevant projects, the development of critical thinking skills, and in the writing of leter of intent, artist statements, resumes, and writing critically about art.

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EAC150 - College English

College English is an introductory college writing and reading course fundamental to successful college studies. Through a variety of assignments and classroom activities, students will strive to develop the rhetorical and analytical skills essential to their success as communicators in college and upon graduation. Fiction and non-fiction will be a central vehicle for teaching writing.

PRE-REQUISITES: EAC149, EAP500, ESL934, ELI Level 8 or placement based on a Seneca College English Skills Assessment

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ICA001 - Introduction to Computers and Applications

In this subject students are introduced to the use of computer systems, a microcomputer operating system (MS Windows), and the following business applications: MS Word for word processing, MS PowerPoint for business presentations, and MS Excel  for spreadsheets. The student will use Windows to effectively operate a personal computer, access various Seneca computer systems, prepare word documents, create business presentations, and develop spreadsheets.

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