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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 Credit/Pathways

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

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.

Also see: English and General Education requirements.

2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
AFD111 Figure Studio I
AFD120 Colour Studio
AFD131 Design I: Composition and Creativity
AFD141 Digital Design I
AFD181 Drawing I
EAC150 College English
 
Semester 2
AFD211 Figure Studio II
AFD216 Applied Art History
AFD220 Painting Studio
AFD232 or
AFD252
Design II: Manufacturing Meaning or
3D Design
AFD242 Digital Design II
AFD282 Drawing II
plus: General Education Course

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
AFD111 Figure Studio I
AFD120 Colour Studio
AFD131 Design I: Composition and Creativity
AFD141 Digital Design I
AFD181 Drawing I
EAC150 College English
 
Semester 2
AFD211 Figure Studio II
AFD216 Applied Art History
AFD220 Painting Studio
AFD232 or
AFD252
Design II: Manufacturing Meaning or
3D Design
AFD242 Digital Design II
AFD282 Drawing II
plus: General Education Course

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Sharon Wong
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22807
Sharon.Wong@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Valentyna Gorodovych
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22432
Valentyna.Gorodovych@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
Additional Contacts:
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