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*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $375 Winter start - $250 Summer start - $125
Humber’s Art Foundation certificate program offers you the opportunity to investigate different areas of creative media and, while doing so, develop portfolios for entry into further study through comprehensive training in the basics of current visual arts exploration within a diverse studio environment. Integrating creative processes across several media, the program is designed to encourage you to explore a range of artistic skills and concepts. Working closely with respected faculty from a variety of creative industries, you will prepare a portfolio to support your personal pursuits or to further your education in the visual/media arts. The program includes the application of fundamental skills in visual, photographic, animation and digital arts to prepare you to potentially pursue related programs at Humber including Visual and Digital Arts; Animation – 3D; Graphic Design; Multimedia Design and Development; Creative Photography; Film and Television Production; and Web Design and Interactive Media.Courses Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Analyze, simplify and deconstruct complex forms to solve artistic problems.
Employ basic measurement systems to produce accurate proportional and perspective renderings.
Create traditional and digital artwork which reflects adherence to accepted design principles.
Apply basic principles of visual perception, simplification, organization and the nine-point value scale to create realistic images.
Identify types and applications of drawing, painting and photographic tools and equipment used to produce original artworks.
Apply basic principles of colour observation, colour and pigment mixing, and digital colorization to accurately depict value, hue and saturation.
Create the illusion of three dimensions on a plane surface by applying techniques of texture, shading and linear perspective.
Discuss and present a range of critical issues of visual culture, examining how images gain meaning in cultural arenas.
Develop, refine and present drawings, digital images, animated images, video and photographs in professional portfolio format suitable for presentation to higher education admission panels or employers.
Research and pursue opportunities for on-going artistic development.
Define and use correct terminology to discuss and critique the impact of historical and contemporary visual, digital, animated, video and photographic images.
Create photographic and video art for specific purposes using basic technical capabilities of cameras and computer imaging software.
Plan and design animated sequences using basic classical animation.
The newly constructed Humber Art Commons was designed to foster creative collaboration and experimentation. The flexible space allows Art Foundation students to conceptualize, create, and exhibit work all in the same place.
Launched as a live lab, the Art Commons building provides students with a creative space to explore and discover new techniques. Located at Lakeshore Campus on Lakeshore Blvd, the building acts as a hub for art students. The open concept allows for a modern studio space flooded by natural light. The space has been modelled on the general concept of transformability. Four large multi-purpose rooms on two floors can be turned into any kind of collaborative space depending on need.
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The Art Foundation certificate program offers you your first step into a creative career. The generalized training in many aspects of art will be a launching pad to more study or into the world of work. Some of the areas that you may choose to pursue include web design, multimedia design, animation, and advertising and graphic design.
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