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Art Fundamentals

Art Fundamentals

Program Code:AFD
Campus:Seneca@York
Duration:2 Semesters (8 Months)
Offered:Summer
Fall
Winter
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Certificate

Program Description

In the Art Fundamentals program you'll gain a strong foundation in the fundamentals of traditional arts. You'll study creative visual and communication skills with subjects that include drawing, illustration, design, colour theory, photography and art history. Most importantly, you'll grow and improve as an artist, expanding your knowledge and appreciation of the arts with each day. Our strong, hands-on curriculum was created and continues to be taught by working artists. During the course of the program, you'll benefit from general education subjects, which will provide you with the opportunity to explore different areas of the liberal arts.

Art Fundamentals is ideal for students who wish to develop their artistic skills to access further postsecondary education. It’s also well suited for professionals currently employed in media and communication industries who would like to improve or update their skills.

Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to apply to other art programs. Advanced standings should be confirmed with the program and institution of your choice.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(U) or ENG4(C)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with required course(s), their equivalent(s), or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

Additional Requirements:

  • Drawing exercise

Applicant Selection:

  • Details of how to complete and submit the drawing exercise will be mailed to you shortly after we receive your application.
  • Applicants are selected for this program based on the strength of their drawing exercise.
  • Seneca may send offers of admission for the Art Fundamentals program to applicants who have applied to other design programs, such as Animation or Independent Illustration, and who need to develop and strengthen their art skills.

Fees

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Your Career

The visual art industry is diverse and is fueled by a blend of traditional, digital and multimedia skill bases. Animators, illustrators, graphic designers, digital media artists, art directors and studio artists all channel their skills in different ways. The Art Fundamentals certificate program provides you with the foundations of art, and upon completion, you will be prepared to succeed in further postsecondary education in a variety of communication arts and traditional arts-based diploma and degree programs.

Transfer Pathways

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at the following post-secondary institution(s):

 

Toronto

University/CollegeDegrees Available
York University• Any relevant degree or major

Important Academic Dates

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Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
Figure Studio I
Colour Studio
Design I: Composition and Creativity
Digital Design I
Drawing I
College English
 
Semester 2
Figure Studio II
Applied Art History
Painting Studio
Design II: Manufacturing Meaning
Digital Design II
Drawing II
General Education Option

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
Figure Studio I
Colour Studio
Design I: Composition and Creativity
Digital Design I
Drawing I
College English
 
Semester 2
Figure Studio II
Applied Art History
Painting Studio
Design II: Manufacturing Meaning
Digital Design II
Drawing II
General Education Option

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22840
admissions@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Sarah Lee
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22489
Sarah.Lee@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Sharina Khan
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33008
Sharina.Khan@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Program Coordinator: Phillip Woolf
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33422
Phillip.Woolf@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Mark Jones
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33488
Mark.Jones@senecacollege.ca
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