AFD191 - Portfolio - Cultivating Creativity

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Subject Title
Portfolio - Cultivating Creativity

Subject Description
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.

Credit Status
Art Fundamentals Certificate Program

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Prepare a selection of work traditionally and digitally for presentation purposes and display purposes that meet professional standards in the visual arts.
2. Debate contemporary and historical visual art issues at a fundamental level
3. Express personal explorations of the creative process visually, orally and in writing
4. Apply appropriate research to career paths in order to advantage best opportunities in higher learning
5. Respond constructively and professionally to giving and receiving critical feedback in the process of evaluating work.

Essential Employability Skills

Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken, and visual form that fulfills the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.
2. Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication
3. Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems. analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.
4. Show respect for the diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.
5. Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.
6. Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.
7. Take responsibility for one?s own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.