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AFD211 - Figure Studio II
This course will be a continuation of Studio 1. Students will continue to apply the knowledge they have gained in the first semester to the principals and skills of drawing from life. Building on essential drawing techniques and anatomical studies this class concentrates on the development of 3 dimensional volume in model based studies. Students will explore the features of the face, expression, drapery and the use of reference material.
AFD216 - Art History Applied
This is a one semester course in which Western Art History is studied through a combination of formalist, contextual, stylistic, and iconographic methods. Western Art is also placed within a larger global artistic environment.
The overall intent is to help inform and further develop the student?s own visual works.
Art works will be examined through an analysis of form; that is, the artist?s use of visual elements and principles, tools and techniques.
The art works will also be examined in the context of their time. Each artist?s motivations and inspirations will be discussed in the context of the world within which they lived and created.
Through this study, students will additionally gain an understanding of iconographic methods through the analysis of symbols, themes, and subject matter in the visual arts.
In order to gain appreciation for the many forms of art to which we have access today, one must understand the fundamentals of art as a universal human language. This course will provide an understanding through observation, analysis, discussion and hands-on studio assignments.
?Learning by doing? in a studio environment is a very STRONG component of this course.
In the studio, students will explore hands-on, the materials, processes, and techniques used by artists.
Through assignments and in-class exercises, the course further strongly addresses independent research and presentation skills.
AFD220 - Painting Studio
The understanding of the language of colour and the ability to apply colour solutions to visual imagery is crucial to success in the visual art industries. Building on Colour Studio, this subject focuses on the development of fine art, design and critical thinking skills through observational, abstract and non-representational explorations in colour composition. Emphasis will be placed on colour as an element of design, as well as the challenges of depicting form, depth and personal expression. Students will undertake colour explorations in a variety of dry and wet media such as coloured pencil, gouache, acrylic and watercolour.
AFD232 - Design II Manufacturing Meaning
This subject continues the exploration of visual design skills using diverse traditional media introduced in Design I with a sharper focus on meaning and effectively communicating purpose and intent. Challenges will include projects based upon diverse visual art industries including Fine Arts, Illustration, Graphic Design, and Pop Culture. Through bridging assignments between this subject and Digital Design II, emphasis will be placed on synthesizing traditional and digital production skills, and emphasis will be placed on professional standards with respect to concept development, work flow and production deadlines.
AFD242 - Digital Design II
Ability in design is key to the successful expression of one?s creativity in the visual arts; and many of the best tools for developing this ability are digital. This lab-based subject will build upon experiences gained in Digital Design I. Students will apply their knowledge of the elements and principles of design to resolve creative problems using mainstream digital tools that are relevant to visual art fields such as Fine Arts, Illustration, Graphic Design, and Popular Culture.
Pre-requisites: AFD141 and AFD131
AFD282 - Drawing II
This subject continues the exploration of visual communication skills using the diverse media introduced in Drawing I. Students will continue to develop the both the design and fine art skills necessary for a wide range of art industries. Drawing systems and approaches will include interpretive free-hand drawing from observation, advanced principles in 1, 2 and 3 point perspective, technical drawing, and drawing from visualization. Emphasis will be placed on the evolution of ideas through explorations using thumbnail sketches, research, and roughs as universal and critical factors for success in the art industries.
AFD292 - Portfolio II Building A Career Path
This subject is a continuation of Portfolio I, and students will continue to learn best practices with regards to preparation and presentation of portfolios. This subject will also assist students in the researching of career paths, bring focus to chosen career paths through the development or refinement of relevant projects, and in the writing of letters of intent, artist statements and resumes.