“To create one’s world in any of the arts takes courage.” – Georgia O’Keeffe
Foundations in Art and Design will give you the tools and knowledge necessary to create individual responses to a variety of issues and ideas, as you develop your reasoning, imagination, dexterity, and intuition. You will develop productive habits of mind through experiences designed to engage you in visual problem solving, decision-making, and experimentation with media. Through these experiences you will develop skills in communicating visually, empowering you to think and respond critically, creatively, and independently.
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This program will expose you to a broad blend of art and design instruction and practice. In two semesters, you will be given the opportunity to see whether you are willing and/or able to pursue further art and design studies and successfully develop a career associated with art and design disciplines.
You will be encouraged and required to explore and experiment with the varied materials used in contemporary art making and design processes. In addition to exposing you to a range of activities within art and design practises, your classroom work will be developed into a portfolio that can be used to gain entrance into more advanced art and design programs (some Foundations in Art and Design courses may provide credits that are transferable to other post-secondary 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 art work at one of several exhibitions mounted during the second semester (e.g. annual Juried Art Show).Back to Top
Ontario Secondary School Diploma, General Educational Development, Academic and Career Entrance – College Prep Level or Mature Student Status plus senior level (Grade 11 or higher) subject credits, college preparation (C), university/college preparation (M), university preparation (U) or post-secondary (college or university) in:
- Grade 12 English
- Experience with and exposure to art and design making (helpful but previous formal instruction is not necessary)
Please note: A willingness to engage in the exploration and experimentation of the many art and design techniques and ideas presented is essential to your success in this program. If you wish to enter into a more advanced program after completing the Foundations in Art and Design program, you will be required to have senior level credits in mathematics (Grade 11). It is your responsibility to ensure you meet all the entrance requirements for advanced studies in art and design.Back to Top
As a graduate, you can choose to pursue further studies in art and design or decide to pursue another area of study. Durham College provides many programs that can enable you to meet your academic and career goals.Back to Top
Course List & Descriptions
Courses and course descriptions are for the next academic year and are subject to change.Back to Top
|Compulsory Ancillary Fees||$1,010||$1,570|
Please note: fees are based on the 2012-2013 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please see Other fees to consider.Back to Top
Opportunities For Degree Completion Or Additional Credentials
Qualified graduates can apply to any of the following Durham College programs:
- Advertising and Marketing Communications Management
- Animation – Digital Arts
- Animation – Digital Production
- Fine Arts
- Game Development
- Graphic Design
- Contemporary Media Design
- Contemporary Web Design programs
Qualified graduates may also be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study through Durham College’s partnerships with many Canadian and international colleges and universities.
Please visit the Transfer Guide for more information.
Students with disabilities who wish to discuss accommodation plans are encouraged to contact the Centre for Students with Disabilities.Back to Top