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4-Year Major in Digital Media and Design

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Transfer ACC Web Design Diploma (2-Year) (60 credit hours)

30:367  Elucidata: Multi-Media Poetry Workshop
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: 30:274 or permission of instructor

This course offers students a chance to experiment with innovative approaches to writing poetry in a variety of forms, including sound poetry, oulipo science poetry, multimedia performance, and audio/video production.

3 lecture hours per week, one term.


32:183  Drawing I
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: 32:151 (or B.F.A. Major)

This studio course offers a variety of approaches towards drawing as a primary art form including the formal study elements such as line, tone, texture, composition and perspective. Working in basic drawing media, this course takes on both representational and non-representational approaches.

1.5 lecture hours per week
2.5 studio hours per week, one term.


32:184  Drawing II
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: 32:183 or permission of instructor.

This studio course is a continuation of 32:183, where technical knowledge of drawing media is now applied to historical formatsincluding still life, landscape, figure drawing and the portrait, Illustration and expressionistic drawing will also be explored.

1.5 lecture hours per week
2.5 studio hours per week, one term.


32:185  Introduction to Clay I
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: 32:151 (or B.F.A. Major)

This course is a general introduction to ceramics and working with clay. Topics to be covered include clay types, clay preparation and simple hand building construction techniques. Basic potter's wheel and the process of glazing and firing are also introduced.

1.5 lecture hours per week
2.5 studio hours per week, one term.


32:187  Painting I
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: 32:151 (or B.F.A. major)

This course is intended to introduce students to basic techniques and principles involved in painting. Information on paint handling, color theory, canvas preparation and traditional painting techniques such as glazing, alla prima and impasto will be examined. Practical exercises will be accompanied by lectures on the historical context and applications of various techniques.

1.5 lecture hours per week
2.5 studio hours per week, one term.


32:188  Painting II
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: 32:187 or permission from instructor

This course will expand on the painting techniques and principles that where introduced in 32:ART:187 Painting I. Students will be required to have some painting experience and to have a basic understanding of paint handling and colour theory. Exercises will be designed to challange the student to increase his or her technical and conceptual repertoire.

1.5 lecture hours per week
2.5 studio hours per week, one term.


32:252  3D Design
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: 32:130

This is a studio course dealing with the principles and thories of three-dimensional design. Studetns will investigate the basic elements in visual organization such as form, space, valume, and mass, using a variety of materials and techniques. Theories of color, texture and value will be examined as they relate to other materials. This course serves as a foundation course into the other 3-D design areas (Ceramics, Sculpture, Industry Design, Jewlery Design, and Architecture).

1.5 lecture hours per week
2.5 studio hours per week, one term.


32:271  Anatomy of the Human Form
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: 32:184 or permission of instructor
Credit cannot be held for both this course and 99:271.

This course introduces the anatomy and structure of the human form. Explorations focus on the skeletal and muscular systems for both anatomical accuracy and expressive potential. Live models are frequently used as drawing subjects and to enhance understanding of proportion, movement and gender in the human form.

1.5 lecture hours per week
2.5 studio hours per week, one term.


32:272  Figure and Form
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: 32:271

This course continues the examination of the human form as a subject for works of art. Live models are frequently used to explore both the relational and emotive content of figure drawing.

1.5 lecture hours per week
2.5 studio hours per week, one term.


32:382  Contemporary Aboriginal Art History
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: 32/68:261 or permission of instructor
Credit cannot be held for both this course and 32/68:283.
Cross-registered with (Native Studies) 68:382

This course provides an in-depth examination of various artistic practices by contemporary artists of First Nations and Metis ancestry. Starting from the 1960's, the course focuses on various individual artists and movements as they relate to the historical and contemporary cultural and political realities of First Peoples.

3 lecture hours per week, one term.


Electives May include Fine Arts (see list here) (30 credit hours)



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