Students are advised to retain course outlines for future use in support of applications for employment or transfer of credits
1. Use a variety of research and information gathering techniques to support the problem-solving process;
2. Use a variety of creative tools to generate innovative ideas individually or through collaboration with others;
3. Articulate concepts related to synectic thinking as well as problem solving using a variety of communication techniques;
4. Employ environmentally sustainable design practices, such as sourcing products locally/ethically and/or reducing the environmental footprint, when solving design problems;
5. Apply synectic tools and the creative process to solve design problems;
6. Assess their body of work and compile components for the fundamentals portfolio;
7. Explain how innovation and entrepreneurship relate to the visual arts.
teamwork, evaluating ideas)
- Communication of ideas creatively
- Introductory Skills in a variety of art media
- Synectics (analogy, imaging, transforming, signification,
myth making, ritual/performance, paradox)
- Visual problem solving
- Portfolio development (and rationales)
- Environmentally sustainable design
- Innovation and entrepreneurship
Tests/examinations/assignments must be written/submitted at the time specified. Requests for adjustments to that schedule must be made before the test/exam/assignment date to the faculty member. Failure to do so will result in a mark of “0”, unless an illness/emergency can be proven with appropriate documentation at no cost to the College.
The passing grade for all courses is 50%, or letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) unless otherwise noted below. The passing weighted average for promotion through each semester of a program is 60% and is a requirement to graduate.
Projects and Exercises 100%
Unless otherwise stated, a penalty of 10% per week may be levied on projects submitted after the assigned due date. The final grade will be a weighted average of all assigned projects and exercises.
This course is eligible for Prior Learning Assessment. If you feel you have acquired equivalent skills and knowledge through life and work experience, you can request an assessment. Contact your program co-ordinator, or the Office of the Registrar.
A student at Georgian College can appeal the following:
A student cannot appeal a decision regarding whether or not a PLA or Exemption is available for an individual course, nor the method of challenge used.