This program will introduce you to a broad range of art and design ideas and techniques. In two semesters, you will have an opportunity to investigate if you want to pursue further art and design studies and develop a career associated with art and design related disciplines.
You will be encouraged to explore and experiment with a variety of materials and contemporary art making techniques and design processes. In addition to exploring a range of practices in class, your project work will be used in the development of a portfolio. Are portfolio will permit you to gain entrance into a variety of advanced art and design focused programs.
This program maintains a working relationship with local public art galleries to provide you with opportunities to view regular exhibitions of professional creative work and showcase your own work at one of several exhibitions mounted during the second semester (e.g. annual Juried Art Show at Whitby’s Station Gallery).
Program Learning Outcomes
- Create two and three dimensional works of art and design using a wide range of materials, processes, techniques, and image making technologies.
- Use the creative process to develop and solve visual problems using various
strategies for idea generation.
- Identify and apply the formal elements and principles of design to the
creation of two and three dimensional works of art.
- Communicate effectively in visual, verbal and written forms appropriate to the presentation and promotion of one’s work.
- Implement strategies for personal and professional development in arts and
design in order to maximize learning and career opportunities.
- Articulate past and present issues in art and design in society to provide a
context for creative work.
- Critique their own work and that of others in a manner that illustrates
artistic curiosity and expression, and the application of art and design