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Art and Design Fundamentals

Art and Design Fundamentals Ontario College Certificate

What is Art and Design Fundamentals?

Art and Design Fundamentals is a one-year certificate program that provides a solid foundation in art and design. It also provides the opportunity for students to assess which area of the visual arts is most appropriate to their individual abilities. Effective research, problem-solving, and conceptualization skills are developed to nurture talents and prepare students for future studies in art and design. The range of courses provides an opportunity to learn new skills and refine existing skills. The portfolio developed in this program will be valuable when applying to specialized art or design programs.

In order to prevent injury, all students in the Art and Design Fundamentals program are now required to wear protective footwear in order to work in some of the labs we use.  The footwear must meet CSA standard Z195-09 for Protective Footwear.  There are two levels of protection: green triangle and yellow triangle.  Green triangle provides better protection and is more common; therefore it is preferred.  The table below provides more information:

Protective Footwear green triangleGreen triangle footwear has sole puncture protection with a Grade 1 protective toe (withstand impact up to 125 joules).

Protective footwear yellow triangleYellow triangle footwear has sole puncture protection and Grade 2 protective toe (withstand impact up to 90 joules)

Local retailers offer affordable alternatives for protective footwear in a variety of styles.  However, we may also invite a business that sells protective footwear to the campus at the beginning of the fall semester, for your convenience.

If you have any questions please contact your program coordinator, Jason Hunter

Program Outline 2016-2017

Major:
AADF
Length:
1 Year
Effective Dates:
2016-2017
Delivery:
2 Semesters
Credential:
Ontario College Certificate
Location:
Barrie
Start:

Fall - Barrie

Winter - Barrie

Contact:
Jason Hunter
Email:
Jason.Hunter@GeorgianCollege.ca
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 1297

Art and Design Fundamentals is a one-year certificate program that provides a solid foundation in art and design. It also provides the opportunity for students to assess which area of the visual arts is most appropriate to their individual abilities. Effective research, problem-solving, and conceptualization skills are developed to nurture talents and prepare students for future studies in art and design. The range of courses provides an opportunity to learn new skills and refine existing skills. The portfolio developed in this program will be valuable when applying to specialized art or design programs.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • apply the elements and principles of design to create effective compositions


  • utilize a variety of presentation skills across a wide range of media appropriate to portfolios as well as displays of work in both public and private venues.

    use the design process to execute two and three-dimensional design projects from concept to finished work using a wide range of materials, processes, and techniques


  • employ vocabulary specific to design and visual art to critique a work of art


  • analyze a work of art with an appreciation for the context in which it was made


  • articulate art concepts, history, and the role of art in society to the general public


  • apply basic entrepreneurial principles and strategies to the art and design environment


  • employ environmentally sustainable design practices such as sourcing products locally/ethically and reducing the environmental footprint when solving design problems


  • observe and adhere to protocols and procedures for health and safety in the art and design studio environment


  • use the design process to express original and imaginative concepts in a variety of media.
Fall Intake - Barrie

Sem 1 | Sem 2

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Fall | Winter

2016 | 2017

Winter Intake - Barrie

Semester 1 | Semester 2

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Winter | Fall

2017 | 2017

OSSD or equivalent with

- Grade 12 English (C or U)

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

- OSS curriculum: OSSD or equivalent, with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U)

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

- Any credit Communication course taken at Georgian College

- Equivalent courses in English taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)

- Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications

- Mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*

- Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)

- English, Literature or Communication credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

- Applicants can write the mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.

5 Mandatory Courses

1 Communications Course

5 Optional Courses

1 General Education Course

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.

Mandatory Courses

APDE1000 Ideas and Imagery
APDE1001 Design Fundamentals
APDE1002 Colour and Design
DRWG1004 Fundamentals of Drawing
HSTY1000 Introduction to Western Art History
Communications Course
To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.
Optional Courses

To be selected from College list
General Education Course
To be selected from College list
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Aylan Couchie

Artist

Program:

Art and Design Fundamentals, Fine Arts Advanced

Year:

2015


As a single mom and mature student, it was daunting to make the decision to come back to school. But the Art and Design Fundamentals program allowed me to try my hand at everything from graphic design and photography to fine art. By the end of the first semester of the AADF program, I knew that fine art was where I needed to be. Read more...

Aylan-Couchie-Fine-Arts-WEB-bio-GeorgianCollege-2015-03-26

Aylan Couchie

Artist

Program:

Art and Design Fundamentals, Fine Arts Advanced

Year:

2015


As a single mom and mature student, it was daunting to make the decision to come back to school. But the Art and Design Fundamentals program allowed me to try my hand at everything from graphic design and photography to fine art. By the end of the first semester of the AADF program, I knew that fine art was where I needed to be. Read more...

Alumna Jenny Hawkyard

Jenny Hawkyard

Art Director, Treefrog Interactive Inc.

Program:

Art and Design Fundamentals and Graphic Design

Year:

2009


Right after graduating from Georgian College four years ago, I was hired as a junior designer at Treefrog Interactive Inc. With hard work, I made my way up to senior designer and then art director – I now manage all the design work that goes through the company. Read more...

Alumna Allison Milne

Allison Milne

Lifestyle Portrait and Wedding Photographer

Program:

Art and Design Fundamentals and Digital Photography and Imaging

Year:

2010


I run my home based photography business independently, operating everything from creative to administration. I am the primary photographer, but also staff a collection of second photographers and assistants that accompany me to weddings and sessions. Read more...

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Tatyana Abel

Artist

Program:

Art and Design Fundamentals and Fine Arts – Advanced (with honours)

Year:

2012


My goal is to be an internationally known artist and make art my full-time job. As an artist, I’m constantly looking for opportunities to promote my work. I’ve been featured in a number of shows and galleries, including a solo exhibit at the Anna Leonownes Gallery in Halifax. Read more...

Alumnus Dave Amos

Dave Amos

Art Director, SBC Media

Program:

Art and Design Fundamentals and Graphic Design

Year:

2004


As the art director at SBC Media, Canada’s largest action sports magazine publisher, I’m responsible for the look and feel of multiple publications. My main goal is to ensure their design and layout resonate with our target audiences. Read more...

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Eve Northmore

Co-founder, Women’s Snowboard Federation

Program:

Art and Design Fundamentals

Year:

2006


Eve Northmore is a snowboarding enthusiast who uses the skills she learned at college to engage more women and girls in the sport. Eve co-founded the Women’s Snowboard Federation (WSF) in 2006 after identifying a lack of park-focused snowboard camps for girls. Read more...

For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

Contact:
Jason Hunter
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 1297

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