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Art and Design Foundations Certificate - 270

Program overview:
START DATE: September
PROGRAM STATUS: Waitlisted for September 2016
SCHOOL: Media & Entertainment
PROGRAM NUMBER: 270
PROGRAM LENGTH: 28 weeks
CAMPUS: Fennell Campus - Hamilton
CO-OP OPTION: No
ACCREDITATION: Ontario College Certificate
Campus September 2016
270 - Fennell Campus - Hamilton Wait Listed Waitlisted

Unleash your creative spirit in this introduction to art, digital arts, photography, graphic design, typography and communications

Art and Design is a foundational program that explores various aspects of the graphic arts industry. You will be working with industry software on Macintosh computers, with cameras and photographic equipment, as well as varying mediums of art from traditional illustration to life drawing. Strong drawing and artistic skill sets are an important part of the graphics communication workflow, from storyboards to final illustrated pieces, therefore traditional and digital art are a major component of any of our programs.

Students in Mohawk's Art and Design Foundations program will have the opportunity to examine traditional art, digital arts, applied design and communications, and explore educational paths from art and design career opportunities.

Program Highlights

  • Examine traditional art, digital arts, applied design and communications
  • Understand the basics of the art and design workflow process
  • Create traditional art and digital art projects suitable for portfolios necessary for visual arts, advertising, and graphic design
  • Plan, create, implement and present visual communications in a variety of media
  • Study principles of design, idea development research and presentation technology portfolio development, drawing, colour theory, printing technology, and still photography
  • Bridge gaps between high school or work to college level diploma programs by building strong and foundational art and design skills
  • Enhance competitive position in applying for and succeeding in future educational endeavours
  • Build an entrance-seeking traditional and e-portfolio of art and design for future career
  • Explore career re-direction or retirement interests

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Graduate Opportunities

  • This program is designed to provide exposure to the creative side of graphic design, communication media and traditional arts to assist students in making an informed choice in their selection of a program major. It will also build strong foundational skills that will contribute to their success in additional study
  • Students will develop an art and design portfolio (both digital and traditional) toward application in further study that showcases both art and design
  • Admission is open to Graphic Design and Graphic Design Production - Integrated Animation Diploma programs as graduates of Art and Design Foundations

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