Course Descriptions

AVVA 2909 Aboriginal Media: Beads, Quills and Birch Basketry

In this course, you learn the traditional processes of beading, quillwork and birch bark basketry specific to the Wolastoqiyik, Mi’kmaq and Passamaquoddy First Nations peoples. Through a series of projects, you create work that integrates Aboriginal techniques into finished products. By investigating these significant techniques, you develop foundational skills and will be able to evaluate opportunities for further study.

Term: Fall 1
Programs: Aboriginal Visual Arts

AVVA 2901 Aboriginal Iconography Mixed Media

In this course, you research the ancient Aboriginal language of the Atlantic region and recreate visual representations using contemporary mixed media. You take an in-depth look at the images and symbols of the century old petroglyphs and pictographs in our area. Through interactive lectures, you experience the legends and myths of the Wolastoqiyik, Mi’kmaq and Passamaquoddy peoples that are evidenced in the rock carvings and paintings they left behind.

Term: Fall 1
Programs: Aboriginal Visual Arts

HIST 2909 Aboriginal Art History

In this course, you examine the art history of the Wolastoqiyik, Mi’kmaq and Passamaquoddy. Through interactive lectures, you analyze works of art, craft and design and how they function as aesthetic objects and cultural artifacts. In addition, tutorial sessions, case studies and field trips foster the development of skills related to analysis and interpretation.

Term: Fall 1
Programs: Aboriginal Visual Arts

ENGL 1000 Writing for Visual Artists

In this course, you learn the fundamentals of art writing by responding to art, craft and design through a process of description, analysis, evaluation and argumentation. This is achieved through a combination of lectures, gallery visits, workshops, assignments, exercises and group activities. With this knowledge, you gain confidence in professionally communicating about visual culture topics such as writing scripts, grant proposals, artist statements, catalogue essays and critical reviews.

Term: Fall 1
Programs: Foundation Visual Arts, Aboriginal Visual Arts

AVVA 2908 Aboriginal Media: Traditional Ash Basketry and Pottery

In this course, you make traditional ash basketry and pottery with techniques specific to the Wolastoqiyik, Mi’kmaq and Passamaquoddy First Nations. You examine the similarities and commonalities found in Aboriginal craft and integrate a variety of perspectives into your finished products. By investigating these techniques and methodologies, you increase your skills to be able to evaluate opportunities for further study.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Aboriginal Visual Arts

AVVA 2910 Wood: An Introduction to Shaping

In this course, you learn the basics of the materials, tools and techniques used to carve Aboriginal wooden objects. Through the process of adding and subtracting form, you create individual projects that focus on the interpretation of traditional Aboriginal themes and traditions. You learn how to properly maintain tools and equipment and to work safely as an individual or in a group environment.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Aboriginal Visual Arts

HIST 2910 The Land, The Spirit, The Art

In this course, you examine how the past and present of the Wolastoqiyik, Mi’kmaq and Passamaquoddy peoples are shaped by their spiritual relationship with the land in which they live. In addition, you learn the effect war and European contact had on the development of the crafts industry for trade that was a supplement to their livelihoods. Through a series of written, oral, and creative assignments you gain a new perspective and the ability to communicate your viewpoints on these important issues.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Aboriginal Visual Arts

ENTR 3911 Entrepreneurship: Aboriginal Networking

In this course, you learn the social and business networking skills required to become a successful entrepreneur. You interact with Aboriginal business professionals and alternative funding agencies to gain an understanding of the dedication, commitment and creativity that is required in today’s marketplace. Through a series of projects, you develop a personal business concept for future self-employment. In addition, you are introduced to business concepts such as personal cash flow, budgeting and available financial resources. Most importantly, you learn how to utilize the Aboriginal business community for creative problem solving.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Aboriginal Visual Arts

FVAD 1005 Media Explorations

In this course, you will examine the art history of the Wolastoqiyik, Mi’kmaq and Passamaquoddy Peoples. Through interactive lectures, you analyze works of art, craft and design and how they function as aesthetic objects and cultural artifacts. In addition, tutorial sessions, case studies and field trips foster the development of skills related to analysis and interpretation.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Foundation Visual Arts, Aboriginal Visual Arts

CASP 3000 Professional Studio Practice I

In this course, you initiate a self-directed course of study in the visual arts based on an approved proposal. You explore new creative avenues, new ways of working and prototypes in consultation with an appointed adviser. The research and development in this course informs the ongoing evolution of your studio work.

Term: Fall 1
Programs: Advanced Studio Practice

CASP 3001 Research Studio

In this course, you begin to position yourself through examining and analysing your own work, the field of study and the fit between the two. You embrace the questions of who am I, what kind of work do I do, and how does it fit into the larger context of the visual arts world. Through this process, you refine your project proposal for the year.

Term: Fall 1
Programs: Advanced Studio Practice

CASP 3002 Mentors and Networking

In this course, you identify professionals who would be of benefit to your artistic practice and broaden your career network. You are tasked with establishing potential mentor-mentee relationships. Through a process of self-reflection and self -definition, you identify opportunities for engaging with the community at large. With this emphasis, you use these relationships as sources of experience and information informing your career development and planning.

Term: Fall 1
Programs: Advanced Studio Practice

CASP 3003 Career Strategies

In this course, you establish the foundations needed to build your studio-based career practice. Working collectively, you examine various models and strategies with the goal of defining your individual career plan. Through identifying a course of action, you prepare yourself for direct engagement with the marketplace and professional practice. In addition, you map out your professional practice through identifying elements that include, but are not limited to, timelines, marketing, and financial considerations using models appropriate to your areas of interest.

Term: Fall 1
Programs: Advanced Studio Practice

CASP 3004 Professional Studio Practice II

In this course, you continue to pursue an approved self-directed course of study in the visual arts. In ongoing consultation with your advisor, you refine your work and clarify your direction towards the execution of a professional body of work that will be presented in the George Fry Gallery in your final semester of study.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Advanced Studio Practice

CASP 3005 Lecture Seminar

In this course, you analyze and evaluate your personal path in juxtaposition to the contemporary visual arts milieu. This is achieved through interactive lectures, informed dialogue about the nature of the visual arts, and examining current trends, relevant influences and technological developments. In addition, you begin the initial preparations for your final exhibition which is carried out in in the final term of study.

Term: Fall 1
Programs: Advanced Studio Practice

CASP 3006 Marketing Implementation

In this course, you map out a cohesive developmental plan for creating a web-based presence appropriate to your career objectives. You construct the foundation of your plan by learning the basics of website development and social media platforms. Whether it is an e-commerce site, portfolio or creating and populating a blog or vlog, you use these technologies to enhance your visual and written communications that result in professional networking with a global presence.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Advanced Studio Practice

CASP 3007 Career Practices

In this course, you fully engage with professional projects and activities that launch your emerging professional practice. You identify direct marketing opportunities that may include trade shows, gallery showings, self-created events, web-based applications or other venues. Through group learning, personal planning processes, and the implementation of entrepreneurial experiences, you initiate you personal career plan.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Advanced Studio Practice

CASP 3008 Presentation and Final Review

In this course, you encapsulate the learning from the year in the form of a final report that includes written and visual documentation. Additionally, you design your final presentation along with your peers for the graduating student exhibition. Outside assessors chosen by the Head of Advanced Studio Practice review your work with you and provide feedback that enables you to experience other perspectives.

Term: Spring 1
Programs: Advanced Studio Practice

CASP 3009 Experiential Engagement in the Arts

In this course you acquire entrepreneurial experiences through undertaking a professional activity. Working independently with an advisor, your authentic learning experience will be customized based on your personalized career plans. These activities may be long or short in duration and represents a minimum of 65 hours of practical experience.

Term: Spring 1
Programs: Advanced Studio Practice

CERA 2902 Throwing on the Potter's Wheel

In this course, you learn the basic ceramics processes by producing pottery forms such as bowls, cylinders and plates. You acquire a working knowledge of the characteristics, formulation and mixing of clay bodies, as well as basic throwing, kiln firing and glaze application techniques. In addition, you participate in day-long studio visits. Through individual production, group critiques and personal analysis, you initiate the fundamental steps towards studio production work. 

Term: Fall 1
Programs: Ceramics

CERA 2903 Language of Form and Function

In this course, you develop larger and more complex functional forms, including those with multiple components. You critically examine issues related to form and function. In addition, you increase your personal responsibilities related to studio technologies and refine your throwing skills. Through group critiques, evolving personal analyses and teamwork, you expand the range of ceramic skills involved in studio production work. 

Term: Fall 1
Programs: Ceramics

CERA 2900 Ceramic Materials and Surface Decoration

In this course, you learn the decorative glazing technique of sgrafitto as well as the application of oxides, slips and engobes. You engage in basic testing methodology and adhere to the stringent safety guidelines used in the field. Through demonstration, practice and personal projects, you develop solid record-keeping procedures and begin developing an interesting ceramic surface.

Term: Fall 1
Programs: Ceramics

CERA 2904 Exploring Form and Function

In this course, you expand your technical abilities by focusing on the relationship between complex technical skills, such as making functional and well designed handles, lids and spouts. In addition, you develop personal imagery and an individual aesthetic with an awareness of both the limitations and potentials of a number of ceramic processes. Group critiques, personal evaluations and written analyses lead towards a higher degree of independence. 

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Ceramics

CERA 2905 Production Studio

In this course, you focus on the repetitive throwing skills appropriate to production pottery by establishing efficient and organized working processes. Through a series of assignments, you replicate vessels with attention to form, weight and finish. At the same time, an emphasis is placed on the evolution of a personal style that is informed by original thinking with respect to both functional design and a relevant aesthetic.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Ceramics

CERA 2906 Ceramic Science

In this course, you gain technical control of ceramic processes by exploring in-depth the characteristics of glaze materials and how you function in fired clay, slips and glazes. Using testing methodologies and solid recordkeeping skills, you learn to recognize problems and set up experiments to eliminate them. Through testing and alteration, you formulate original glazes and study the science behind combustion, kiln operation and firing cycles. In addition, studio set-up issues and various equipment choices are examined. 

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Ceramics

COMM 2900 Communication for Visual Artists (Studio Diplomas)

In this course, you will tap into the world of social media in the form of an on-line presence to initiate your critical opinions and professional communications. You create an online archive of professional documents, including digital images of your work, biographical information and artist statements. You write responses to topics pertinent to your practice, communicating your ideas about visual art. In addition, you learn the steps to apply for a relevant scholarship.

Term: Fall 1
Programs: Ceramics, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Jewellery / Metal Arts, Photography, Textile Design

DRAW 2900 Directions in Drawing: Traditional and Contemporary (Elective)

In this course, you expand your observational abilities and drawing skills. Initially, you engage with traditional principles of spatial and compositional organization and then explore a variety of material-based approaches to expressive drawing. In addition, you explore new directions and interpretations by examining work of significant contemporary artists through guided self-directed projects that align with your personal sensibilities. 

This course is an elective.

Term: Fall 1
Programs: Ceramics, Graphic Design, Textile Design

DRAW 2901 Life Drawing: Structure and Form (Elective)

In this course, you enhance your capacity to see, interpret and draw the complex three-dimensional human form. You develop your ability to draw the life model with attention to proportion, shape and general anatomy. You increase facility with essential strategies such as gesture, massing, mapping and sighting as applied to figure drawing. In addition, you address expressive and intentional strategies in depicting the human form. 

This course is an elective.

Term: Fall 1
Programs: Ceramics, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Textile Design

DRAW 2902 Watercolour: Exploring Water-based Materials (Elective)

In this course, you make paintings largely from observation, using the traditional techniques of watercolour, gouache and inks. You become familiar with the properties of various materials and tools and methods of handling them. In addition, you engage in painting exercises that address issues of colour and formal relationships of visual art with an emphasis on stylistic concerns. You also experiment with mixed-media collage and various other directions.

This course is an elective.

Term: Fall 1
Programs: Ceramics, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Textile Design

DRAW 2904 Drawing: Time and Narrative (Elective)

In this course, you will communicate relevant ideas through the production of drawings in traditional and new media. While exploring these various materials, techniques and styles, basic visual principles and abstract concepts are examined. With an emphasis on conveying narrative information, assignments focus on the expression and development of personal imagery.

This course is an elective.

Term: Fall 1
Programs: Aboriginal Visual Arts, Ceramics, Graphic Design, Textile Design

DSGN 2901 3D Design: Shaping Space (Elective)

In this course, you will explore the broader world of design, focusing on themes of movement, colour and light. With consideration of spatial relationships, you combine a wide range of materials in the development of projects. Engaging in lectures and discussions that examine the theories of historic and contemporary 3D design, you develop an individual design aesthetic that is accompanied by research and documentation. Combining various aspects of the making of objects, you are encouraged to use materials from your own discipline. In addition, peer presentations and critical visual analysis are emphasized.

This course is an elective.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Ceramics, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Jewellery / Metal Arts, Photography, Textile Design

DSGN 2902 3D Digital Design: Shaping Space (Elective)

In this course, you will produce projects that explore both spatial relationships and the broader world of design through Computer Aided Design (CAD) and 3D printing applications. With industry-standard software, you learn the tools and concepts of computer-based 3D design. You will develop a personal design aesthetic and create a variety of objects for use in your own discipline. In addition, peer presentations and critical visual analysis are emphasized.

This course is an elective.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Ceramics, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Jewellery / Metal Arts, Photography, Textile Design

DSGN 2902 3D Digital Design: Shaping Space

In this course, you will produce projects that explore both spatial relationships and the broader world of design through Computer Aided Design (CAD) and 3D printing applications. With industry-standard software, you learn the tools and concepts of computer-based 3D design. You will develop a personal design aesthetic and create a variety of objects for use in your own discipline. In addition, peer presentations and critical visual analysis are emphasized.

Term: Fall 1
Programs: Digital Media - 3D/Virtual Reality Design, Digital Media - Audio/Visual Technologies, Digital Media - Web Design

DIGM 2006 Website Fundamentals

In this course, you will learn the fundamental concepts of website construction and design, such as Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). You properly format and process imagery as you explore the integration of imagery into your web designs. You are also introduced to the web design planning process as the sites you build become more complex.

Term: Fall 1
Programs: Digital Media - 3D/Virtual Reality Design, Digital Media - Audio/Visual Technologies, Digital Media - Web Design

DIGM 2008 Interface Design

In this course, you will explore the issues of human-computer interaction, focusing on User Interface (UI) Design, and how this works alongside User Experience (UX) Design. You will apply these design concepts to create interfaces for various purposes, including web, games, virtual and augmented reality, and other interactive apps.

Term: Fall 1
Programs: Digital Media - 3D/Virtual Reality Design, Digital Media - Audio/Visual Technologies, Digital Media - Web Design

DIGM 2001 Photographic Imaging

In this course, you use photographic technologies combined with visual design to create images for applications such as game design, print and screen media. Using digital cameras, lenses, scanners and other image-capture equipment, you explore a wide range of photographic topics. Through a series of demonstrations, lectures and practical assignments, you will gain an understanding of photographic theory and principles needed to apply to future projects.

Term: Fall 1
Programs: Digital Media - 3D/Virtual Reality Design, Digital Media - Audio/Visual Technologies, Digital Media - Web Design

DIGM 2003 Audio Production

In this course, you are introduced to the basic concepts of telling stories and/or conveying messages using a range of audio technology. You create original music and soundscapes using layers of recorded audio clips. In addition, you write and produce an audio presentation that utilizes sound effects, overdubs and multitracking techniques.

Term: Fall 1
Programs: Digital Media - 3D/Virtual Reality Design, Digital Media - Audio/Visual Technologies, Digital Media - Web Design

DIGM 2000 Digital Imaging

In this course, you learn to acquire, manipulate and create digital imagery by investigating the basic tools and techniques used in pixel-based imagery. You use digitizing devices such as cameras and scanners to acquire images, and learn to manipulate and control the technical aspects of the digital image. You learn to format images for various purposes and media destinations while exploring the creative possibilities that pixel based imagery provides.

Term: Fall 1
Programs: Digital Media - 3D/Virtual Reality Design, Digital Media - Audio/Visual Technologies, Digital Media - Web Design

DRAW 2905 Constructive Drawing

In this course, you draw convincing three-dimensional forms from plans and imagination by freehand and perspective construction methods. Using predominantly pencil, you will draw fundamental and complex forms, incorporate them in spatial settings and also render value on lighted forms. These techniques provide basic skills for the visualization and development of three-dimensional imagery for applications in character design, storyboard illustration (for film or gaming), graphic novels and/or presentation renderings.

Term: Fall 1
Programs: Digital Media - 3D/Virtual Reality Design, Digital Media - Audio/Visual Technologies, Digital Media - Web Design

DMVR 2000 3D Painting and Texturing

In this course, you are introduced to the concepts of 3D painting and texturing. You learn to use and manipulate maps to control the appearance of the surface of your objects. In addition, you learn how to use these maps to provide detail to the object while keeping the model simple.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Digital Media - 3D/Virtual Reality Design

DIGM 2009 Gaming and VR Design

In this course, you design and build games, virtual reality environments, and instructional modules that can be delivered via the web or to an enabled mobile device. You are required to utilize your creative abilities by solving conceptual and practical issues inherent in the development of games and Instructional Design (ID).

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Digital Media - 3D/Virtual Reality Design

DIGM 3003 3D Animation Techniques

In this course, you will learn to apply various 3D animation techniques to 3D models and scenes. You use several computer applications, each with different strengths. Advanced lighting and rendering techniques are covered, so that you can evaluate the benefits and costs. In addition, you engage in presentations, critiques and displays of your work.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Digital Media - 3D/Virtual Reality Design

DIGM 2004 Post-production

In this course, you will study and practice video and movie post-production techniques, including sound and picture editing, motion graphics and visual effects. Concepts such as colour grading, compression and working in 3D space are introduced through a series of exercises before you start to work on your own material.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Digital Media - 3D/Virtual Reality Design

DIGM 2007 Video Production

In this course, you are introduced to the concepts of video and digital film technology to produce group and individual projects. Beginning with production planning, you learn to control and create images through composition, light, lens and camera settings. In addition, you learn the protocol and language for working on a professional set.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Digital Media - 3D/Virtual Reality Design

DIGM 2005 Time and Motion

In this course, you study basic animation concepts using 2D imagery to create a variety of animation projects. You learn how animation and motion can be used as elements of digital media design by introducing movement, keyframing and tweening within several technologies. As well, you analyze contemporary, digitally-created animation.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Digital Media - 3D/Virtual Reality Design

DRAW 2906 Constructive Drawing II

In this course, you become familiar with human proportions and anatomical landmarks that allow you to construct figures from simple forms. You learn techniques to determine and control size in perspective depth to create perspective reflections and to introduce figures into perspective views.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Digital Media - 3D/Virtual Reality Design, Digital Media - Audio/Visual Technologies, Digital Media - Web Design

GRDN 2901 Digital Illustration for Graphic Design

In this course, you create imaginative illustrations with the basic tools and techniques used in creating vector-based digital imagery. Emphasis is on controlling line quality as well as the tonal, color and textural characteristics of graphic objects. In addition, you explore the context and purpose of the illustrative work by combining images with text based elements and adjusting the physical form.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Digital Media - Audio/Visual Technologies, Digital Media - Web Design

DIGM 2009 Gaming and VR Design

In this course, you design and build games, virtual reality environments, and instructional modules that can be delivered via the web or to an enabled mobile device. You are required to utilize your creative abilities by solving conceptual and practical issues inherent in the development of games and Instructional Design (ID).

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Digital Media - Audio/Visual Technologies, Digital Media - Web Design

DIGM 3003 3D Animation Techniques

In this course, you will learn to apply various 3D animation techniques to 3D models and scenes. You use several computer applications, each with different strengths. Advanced lighting and rendering techniques are covered, so that you can evaluate the benefits and costs. In addition, you engage in presentations, critiques and displays of your work.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Digital Media - Audio/Visual Technologies, Digital Media - Web Design

DIGM 2004 Post-production

In this course, you study and practice video and movie post-production techniques, including sound and picture editing, motion graphics and visual effects. Concepts such as colour grading, compression and working in 3D space are introduced through a series of exercises before you start to work on your own material.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Digital Media - Audio/Visual Technologies, Digital Media - Web Design

DIGM 2007 Video Production

In this course, you are introduced to the concepts of video and digital film technology to produce group and individual projects. Beginning with production planning, you learn to control and create images through composition, light, lens and camera settings. In addition, you learn the protocol and language for working on a professional set.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Digital Media - Audio/Visual Technologies, Digital Media - Web Design

DIGM 2005 Time and Motion

In this course, you study basic animation concepts using 2D imagery to create a variety of animation projects. You learn how animation and motion can be used as elements of digital media design by introducing movement, keyframing and tweening within several technologies. As well, you analyze contemporary, digitally-created animation.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Digital Media - Audio/Visual Technologies, Digital Media - Web Design

DMVR 2001 Digital Sculpting

In this course, you are introduced to the concept of digital sculpting. You use industry standard sculpting tools to create and add detail and textures to digital models. In addition, you prepare low-poly and other levels of detail versions of your models for use in game engines.

Term: Spring 1
Programs: Digital Media - 3D/Virtual Reality Design

DMVR 2002 Production Pipeline

In this course, you are introduced to the 3D production pipeline and the individual roles required for the successful completion of the production. You then plan and schedule a group 3D project and choose the role(s) that you will participate in as team member of over the next two terms. You also complete any pre-production work required before the start of the project.

Term: Spring 1
Programs: Digital Media - 3D/Virtual Reality Design

DMAV 2000 Digital Movie Production

In this course, you study and practice video and movie production techniques, including advanced lighting, camera work and visual effects. Workflow, communication and teamwork are emphasized as you work as crew members on each other's shoots to create material for commercial and documentary productions. In addition, the entire class works together to shoot a music video.

Term: Spring 1
Programs: Digital Media - Audio/Visual Technologies

DMAV 3000 Pre-production Workshop

In this course, you create plans for upcoming video productions. Pre-production documents such as schedules, storyboards and shotlists will be prepared for the Documentary and Commercial courses. You also create a previz version of your commercial to aid in the planning, shooting and editing.

Term: Spring 1
Programs: Digital Media - Audio/Visual Technologies

DMWD 2000 Website Design

In this course, you apply design concepts to websites using more advanced CSS (Cascading Style Sheet) constructs to control the layout of their pages. In addition, you include elements such as audio, video and animation in your pages as well as more advanced interactivity.

Term: Spring 1
Programs: Digital Media - Web Design

DMWD 2001 Website Programming

In this course, you build on the material learned in Website Fundamentals. You study advanced web development and programming, using PHP and WordPress to populate sites with information from databases. These concepts are used to enhance your own websites, as well as to develop templates for clients to develop content management based sites.

Term: Spring 1
Programs: Digital Media - Web Design

GRDN 2900 Digital Imaging for Graphic Design

In this course, you will create artwork by investigating the basic tools and techniques used in creating pixel-based imagery. You learn to acquire and create digital imagery on your own through the use of digitizing devices such as cameras and scanners. In addition, you learn to control the technical aspects of the digital image by formatting images for various purposes and media destinations while exploring the creative possibilities that pixel-based imagery provides.

Term: Fall 1
Programs: Graphic Design

GRDN 2901 Digital Illustration for Graphic Design

In this course, you will create imaginative illustrations with the basic tools and techniques used in creating vector-based digital imagery. Emphasis is on controlling line quality as well as the tonal, color and textural characteristics of graphic objects. In addition, you explore the context and purpose of the illustrative work by combining images with text-based elements and adjusting the physical form.

Term: Fall 1
Programs: Graphic Design

GRDN 2902 Graphic Design Seminar

In this course, you will investigate the nature of graphic design. You create a number of discussion papers and presentations that give meaning to the term graphic design. In addition, you compare career opportunities and possibilities within the graphic design industry and domain, utilize online resources available to graphic designers and identify organizations helpful to and associated with the industry.

Term: Fall 1
Programs: Graphic Design

GRDN 2903 Structure and Content: Page Layout Fundamentals

In this course, you will work with software used in the design of the printed page. You complete a number of technical and creative projects using the software package Adobe InDesign which leads you to familiarity with the basic software functions that control document form and format, as well as typographic and image control.

Term: Fall 1
Programs: Graphic Design

GRDN 2905 Structure and Content: Form Follows Function

In this course, you will explore the creative potential of the printed page by designing a variety of common products while you learn to apply a set of rules and guidelines that will ensure good design and compositional choices. You engage in a thought process that guides design and compositional choice by looking at the size and purpose of a project in a manner that helps fulfill its functional potential (form follows function). By combining this thought processes with personal creativity, you develop layout designs that are both creative and functionally effective.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Graphic Design

GRDN 2907 Text, Image and Meaning

In this course, you will create typographic and image-based artwork by exploring the complex interplay that occurs between text and image. You examine techniques and methods of combining type and image that illustrate how they can function as a communication device, a visual idiom or both. In addition, you analyze how text and image alter and transform the meanings of each other when placed in either a supporting or conflicting relationship.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Graphic Design

GRDN 2908 Image Creation: Media, Method and Technique

In this course, you will are introduced to creative illustration through the exploration of common media, methods and techniques utilized by conventional illustrators. In your assignments, you manipulate a number of mark-making media on a variety of 2-dimensional surfaces as you are exposed to the work and style of a broad range of traditional and contemporary image-makers. In addition, you look at important historical achievements in the field.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Graphic Design

GRDN 2909 The Pixel Meets the Vector

In this course, you will learn to integrate the use of pixel-based and vector-based software tools necessary for effective results in digital illustration. You analyze the strengths and weaknesses of each, as well as techniques and processes that allow them to integrate content created in one with content from the other. Through the integration of the pixel and the vector, you extend your creative and technical potential as you realize the synergy offered by this combination.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Graphic Design

GRDN 3909 Design for Large Format

In this course, you learn to design for the large format. From display booths to banners, from point-of-sale stands to vehicle wraps, you learn the unique needs and technical concerns of creating imagery that extends well beyond the scale of posters. You learn to design and properly prepare documents that can be successfully produced on a large-format plotter cutter and a wide-format inkjet printer.

Term: Spring 1
Programs: Graphic Design

GRDN 2911 Applied Design for Digital Imagery and Digital Media

In this course, you will learn to capture digital images that are properly exposed and compositionally sound in a variety of situations. Through a series of exercises and projects, you learn how to utilize a digital camera as a graphic design tool. You also analyse the standards utilized in the creation of interactive structures and digital media content and apply that knowledge in the design of web and online content.

Term: Spring 1
Programs: Graphic Design

FADN 2900 Understanding Pattern Development and Design

In this course, you will work through the process of measuring the body, creating a flat paper pattern, mocking the draft out of muslin and fitting on a three dimensional figure. Through both ¼ scale and full-scale exercises, you will begin to understand the transition from two-dimensional patterns to three-dimensional designs.

Term: Fall 1
Programs: Fashion Design

FADN 2901 Fundamental Fashion Design

In this course, you will explore fashion design fundamentals, taking into consideration context and materials. You create simple garments by combining the technical processes learned in FADN 2907 Basic Sewing Techniques and FADN2900 Understanding Pattern Development and Design. You sketch your own design and create a custom fit pattern by measuring the body. In addition, you draft and fit cotton mock-ups and learn the basic steps and techniques of garment construction.

Term: Fall 1
Programs: Fashion Design

FADN 2902 Sewing and Finishing Techniques

In this course, you will refine your sewing and finishing skills by the construction of complex sewing samples. Through these exercises you will become more confident with domestic and industrial machines. You continue individual research which you apply to your projects. The sewing samples and finishing techniques you create are added to your reference book which is used throughout the program.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Fashion Design

FADN 2904 Fashion Illustration

In this course, you will learn the skills necessary to communicate your concepts and ideas visually using fashion drawing. Through the study of figure representation and a variety of illustration techniques, traditional and digital, you investigate existing illustration styles used in fashion. The emphasis of the course is the development of fashion croquis, and illustration techniques and methodologies.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Fashion Design

FADN 2905 Apparel Design and Construction

In this course, you will apply the processes learned in FADN 2902 Sewing and Finishing Techniques and FADN 2906 Pattern Design for an in-depth exploration of the skills necessary to produce various garments such as pants and shirts. You sketch your own designs and create custom fit patterns by measuring the body. You draft and fit cotton mock-ups and learn the basic steps and techniques of garment construction. To this end, time management and quality of workmanship is stressed.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Fashion Design

FADN 2906 Pattern Design

In this course, you will build on the pattern development and design abilities which you acquired in FADN 2900 Understanding Pattern Design and Development. Through various assignments, you learn the intricacies of pattern creation. In addition, you are introduced to alternate methods of pattern development which broadens your technical abilities in the creation of future fashion designs.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Fashion Design

FADN 2907 Basic Sewing Techniques

In this course, you will develop and improve your sewing skills by the execution of a series of sewing samples. Through research, you focus on basic processes such as hand stitching, button holes and lap zippers, learning the individual elements in clothing production. In addition, you become familiar with domestic and industrial machines, their respective accessories and their operation and cleaning procedures. You combine the samples you produce into a reference book that you use throughout the program.

Term: Fall 1
Programs: Fashion Design

FADN 2908 Preparing for Production

In this course, you will manufacture a limited run production product. Through a systematic team approach you will learn to track production time and material costs to establish a pricing structure for products. In addition, you learn about pattern grading and standardized sizing to produce garments for the marketplace. Emphasis is placed on efficient planning, the use of suitable materials and the appropriateness of design for a product being produced.

Term: Spring 1
Programs: Fashion Design

FADN 2909 The Corset

In this course, you will utilize your pattern design and drafting skills combined with your sewing abilities to create a corset using traditional historical techniques. You develop a pattern for a complex corset that is constructed and fitted to a specific individual. Emphasis is on developing sophisticated sewing and finishing techniques.

Term: Spring 1
Programs: Fashion Design

GRDN 2904 Introduction to Typography (Fall)

In this course, you will explore type by creating designs that utilize it as both communicative device and visual image. Through a series of projects, you acquire a fundamental understanding of how to design and construct letters, create designs with type and use type as image. In addition, you examine the history of typography and explore contemporary trends in the world of type and type design.

Term: Fall 1
Programs: Graphic Design

GRDN 2904 Introduction to Typography (Winter)

In this course, you will explore type by creating designs that utilize it as both communicative device and visual image. Through a series of projects, you acquire a fundamental understanding of how to design and construct letters, create designs with type and use type as image. In addition, you examine the history of typography and explore contemporary trends in the world of type and type design.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Graphic Design

HIST 1052 History of Visual Culture: Prehistory to 1600

In this survey course, you will examine the nature and meaning of art, craft and design as it relates to the history of human culture from pre-history to 1600. Specifically, through illustrated interactive lectures and tutorial sessions, you analyze the way in which works of art, craft and design function as aesthetic objects and cultural artifacts. By investigating a select number of significant events, you produce written assignments which develop important foundational skills, including those related to analysis and interpretation of the visual arts.

Term: Fall 1
Programs: Foundation Visual Arts

HIST 2901 Photo History

In this course, you research key contributors and developments in the history of photography and produce short critical papers demonstrating your understanding of the medium. You discover photography as a reflection of society and a vehicle for social change that has an impact on other historical and societal developments. In addition, you produce a small body of work that reflects your understanding of the potential of contemporary photography as a medium for commentary on global issues.

Term: Fall 1
Programs: Photography

HIST 2902 Photographic History: People

In this course, you explore the history of portrait photography by being exposed to a variety of photographers and attempting to emulate your styles and photographic conventions. The assignments encompass the diverse methods of photographing people, ranging from candid street photography to formal portraits taken in the lighting studio. Keeping careful records of light and technique used in each environment, you produce a toolkit of information for future reference and do written critiques of work by other photographers.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Photography

HIST 2904 Fashion Design and Inspiration Throughout History

In this course, you will explore the dynamic changes in fashion design from antiquity to the 20th century. Through interactive lectures, class discussions and the collection of fashion imagery, you analyze the development of clothing styles, materials and construction. This in-depth look at the history of fashion design serves as inspiration in the development of a personal style.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Fashion Design

HIST 2905 Pebbles to Gold: Jewellery History BCE

In this course, you will experience the time period of Prehistory to the Dark Ages by engaging in a variety of jewellery techniques utilized BCE. You explore the potential for self-expression, using the rich backdrop of history as inspiration, by looking at ancient objects whose role demonstrates the connection of utility, aesthetics and spirituality. You will achieve confidence in designing, speaking and writing about the individual process of making.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Jewellery / Metal Arts

HIST 1053 History of Visual Culture: 1600 to the Present

In this survey course, you will examine the nature and meaning of art, craft and design as it relates to the history of human culture from 1600 to the present. Specifically, through illustrated, interactive lectures and tutorial sessions, you analyze the way in which works of art, craft and design function as aesthetic objects and cultural artifacts. By investigating a select number of significant events, you produce written assignments which develop important foundational skills, including those related to analysis and interpretation of the visual arts.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Foundation Visual Arts

HIST 2900 Graphic Design History: From Guttenburg to Apple

In this course, you explore the rich history of graphic design from the creation of the printing press to the development of digital technology. You study significant people, events and technological developments that transformed the graphic design industry into what it is today. As well, you become aware of how these people, events and technologies have transformed the world at large.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Graphic Design

HIST 2903 Ceramic History & Materials Exploration: Prehistory to 1900

In this course, you explore the potential for developing your own personal work by using the rich backdrop of ceramic history as inspiration. The place of ceramics in artistic and cultural history from the 1900 to the present is explored through a series of slide lectures and videos. You are encouraged to make connections between the fine arts, other craft disciplines and your own work in clay and to realize these connections in guided practical projects. You accumulate an image bank drawn from historical and contemporary art and craft images in all media. 

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Ceramics

IMDN 2900 Website Fundamentals (Winter)

In this course, you will learn the fundamental concepts of website construction and design, such as Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). You properly format and process imagery as you explore the integration of imagery into your web designs. You are also introduced to the web design planning process as the sites you build become more complex.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Graphic Design

JMET 2900 Form

In this course, you will make jewellery and three-dimensional objects acquiring a working knowledge of basic hand tools used in metalwork including using the jeweller’s torch to join metals by soldering. Through a series of projects, you learn doming, forging, hollow construction and how to sink a vessel. In addition, you investigate various surface embellishment techniques as well as bezel cabochon stone setting.

Term: Fall 1
Programs: Jewellery / Metal Arts

JMET 2901 Function

In this course, you will make jewellery projects that require precision and careful construction such as riveting, chain making and hollow ring construction. Through a series of assignments, you acquire metalworking skills to be able to make increasingly complicated pieces. Emphasis is placed on achieving a high level of finishing. With a focus on creative problem solving, you will develop your own designs for your projects.

Term: Fall 1
Programs: Jewellery / Metal Arts

JMET 2903 Casting

In this course, you will learn to make jewellery and objects through the ancient lost-wax casting technique. Using plastics, organics and waxes, you make models which are cast in a variety of metals. In addition, you make a silicone mold to reproduce a delicate prototype. The emphasis in this course is on the student achieving the ability to safely and independently operate a burnout kiln and centrifugal casting machine.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Jewellery / Metal Arts

JMET 2904 Production

In this course, you will produce three lines of jewellery, preparing you for the fine craft marketplace. You revisit basic bench work and soldering techniques to increase your production abilities with attention on high-quality finishing techniques. You perfect their cabochon stonesetting skills and learn how to make rubber molds to produce multiples by casting. As a requirement, a journal of production time and materials is kept to estimate wholesale and retail pricing.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Jewellery / Metal Arts

JMET 2905 Tools and Techniques

In this course, you will make an assortment of personalized hand tools and develop a variety of new technical skill sets. For tools, you learn how to make stonesetting and chasing tools, steel and agate burnishers and other useful gadgets for their jewellery benches. In addition, you explore new techniques, such as the marriage of metals and tube making, building a stock of samples to be utilized in future studio practices.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Jewellery / Metal Arts

JMET 2906 Computer Aided Design: Jewellery/3D Objects

In this course, you will visualize, render and produce models using computer-aided design software and 3D printing technologies. Working in virtual space, you focus on developing basic technical skills to create projects that are then realized in a physical form. You will gain an appreciation of the advantages and limitations of these technologies for further studio development.

Term: Fall 1
Programs: Jewellery / Metal Arts

JMET 2902 Rendering in Black and White

In this course, you draw jewellery by creating the effect of 3D form on paper through learning a refined method of shading in pencil, chalk and ink pen. You achieve convincing representations of solid form by using values of light and dark, and understanding reflective light and shadow. In addition, you explore the principles of composition and their application to jewellery design.

Term: Fall 1
Programs: Jewellery / Metal Arts

FVAD 1004 Colour Study

In this course, you apply the precepts of colour theory through the manipulation and application of colour. You identify specific colour relationships, contrasts and harmonies as you become familiar with mixing complex colour. In addition, you investigate how artists and designers use colour and in turn how people respond to colour. Through the production of specific assignments, you use your understanding of the physiology and psychology of colour to build a reference portfolio for future studies.

Term: Fall 1
Programs: Foundation Visual Arts

DRAW 1000 Drawing from Observation

In this course, you acquire the ability to draw from observation through the application and exploration of drawing elements, principles and strategies. You produce drawings that investigate line, shape, space, value and perspective. In addition, you experiment with a variety of materials such as pencil, charcoal and ink, and through progressive assignments you are prepared for continued exploration in drawing.

Term: Fall 1
Programs: Foundation Visual Arts

DSGN 1000 2D Design

In this course, you are introduced to the elements and principles of design by exploring their interactions on a two-dimensional surface. Using a variety of media, you apply spatial relationships, form generation and colour applications to create unified compositions. Two-dimensional design is used to communicate concepts through visual problem solving and effective decision-making.

Term: Fall 1
Programs: Foundation Visual Arts

HIST 1054 Global Material Culture: Prehistory to 1600

In this course, you examine the production of art, craft and design of western and non-western cultures from pre-history until 1600. You practice looking and thinking critically by engaging in discourse that surrounds the history and production of images, objects and artifacts. The format for this course consists of lectures and tutorial sessions and provides opportunities for discussion, research, field trips and hands-on activities.

Term: Fall 1
Programs: Foundation Visual Arts

FVAD 1002 The Creative Process

In this course, you embrace analytical approaches to solving visual problems through avenues such as journaling, mind mapping and visual exercises using a variety of media. You evaluate creative concepts through research, visual and critical problem solving, critiques and self-reflection that places you in the centre of your own visual arts journey.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Foundation Visual Arts

DRAW 1001 Drawing From Observation: Form and Expression

In this course, you build upon your introductory drawing skills by increasing accuracy (technical skill), refining personal style and using drawing as a means of creative visual expression. You will create your own interpretive and expressive responses by focusing on strategies aimed at visual enquiry. A variety of wet and dry media are used to address complex subject matter including the human figure.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Foundation Visual Arts

DSGN 1001 3D Design

In this course, you are introduced to the elements and principles of three-dimensional design, exploring their formal interactions in real space. Using a variety of materials, you investigate the potential of organizing physical structures and forms to create unified compositions. Three-dimensional design is used to communicate conceptual ideas through visual problem solving and effective decision-making.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Foundation Visual Arts

HIST 1055 Global Material Culture: 1600 to the Present

In this course, you examine the production of art, craft, design, digital media and photography of western and non-western cultures from 1600 to present. You practice looking and thinking critically by engaging in discourse that surrounds the history and production of images, objects and artifacts. The format for this course consists of lectures and tutorial sessions and provides opportunities for discussion, research, field trips and hands-on activities.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Foundation Visual Arts

HUMN 1000 Creativity in Social Engagement

In this course, you learn how art-related actions contribute to our communities and society in general. Emphasis is placed on fostering personal and social responsibility by confronting broad questions of import to the modern world. You actively define your role in societal change through activities that are challenging, inspiring and educational within a cultural context.

Term: Spring 1
Programs: Foundation Visual Arts

ENTR 1072 The Portfolio: Documentation and Presentation

In this course, you learn the steps to create a personal portfolio. You digitize your artwork, as well as edit photos with current technologies to consolidate and illustrate your personal artistic strengths. In addition, you learn basic business skills to further prepare you for a career in the visual arts.

Term: Spring 1
Programs: Foundation Visual Arts

PHOT 2901 Film and Darkroom Techniques

In this course, you learn traditional film-based technologies to create highly detailed silver-based prints. You explore advanced aspects of the darkroom process, the basic operations and functions of a variety of cameras and enlargers, and how to effectively use lenses. The history and culture behind camera technology is examined as you discuss the similarities and differences between film and digital cameras. In addition, you push the boundaries of film-based technologies via techniques such as toning and hand-colouring prints.

Term: Fall 1
Programs: Photography

PHOT 2902 Lighting: Available Light and On-camera Flash Techniques

In this course, you explore the theory and practice of using artificial and natural light to develop creative photographic images. Through experimentation with natural lighting and multiple camera flash units, you develop technical skills with an emphasis on creating a personal vision. In addition, you learn the principles of lighting for on-location shooting with an emphasis on technique and creativity.

Term: Fall 1
Programs: Photography

PHOT 2903 Creativity in Photography

In this course, you focus on ways to use the personal experiences essential to the artistic process to develop more meaningful imagery. Infusing technically sound images with creativity gives them an edge in an extremely competitive marketplace. Increasing the range and depth of your shooting, you explore a variety of techniques to expand the dimensions of your creative spirit. Throughout the course, you evaluate professional photographs as markers for creative excellence.

Term: Fall 1
Programs: Photography

PHOT 2904 Photographic Digital Imaging

In this course, you learn the techniques to control a digital camera and explore the fundamental skills of Lightroom to produce digital photographic images. By investigating the theory and practice of making images in a creative context, you apply basic design concepts and are encouraged to explore the vast capabilities of this medium. In the process, you are exposed to the possibilities of using digital tools to initiate a personal vision.

Term: Fall 1
Programs: Photography

PHOT 2906 Lighting: Professional Studio

In this course, you learn to control and apply artificial light, a skill central to producing industrial, commercial and fine art photography. In standard studio lighting situations, you see how basic lighting theories with regard to lighting ratios, colour temperature and quality of light affect photographs technically and aesthetically. You operate a variety of tools such as light meters, hot lights and studio flash units, leading you to refine the control of light in professional applications.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Photography

PHOT 2907 Photoshop: Professional Techniques

In this course, you utilize the creative potential of digital-imaging software to produce structured real-world projects. Through presentations and practical hands-on assignments, you investigate using selections, clipping masks, paths and colour management and corrections in your photographs. With an emphasis on quality, flexibility and speed, you apply and design your own custom workflow with a view to producing consistently high quality imagery that helps you to define your personal aesthetic.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Photography

PHOT 2908 Re-presenting Ideas

In this course, you learn to make statements by creating photographs that convey complex communications, including ideas and feelings. Through a variety of short term projects and one large scale artistic project, you realize that images not only represent subjects, but have the potential to convey more. In addition, you investigate both the artistic and commercial contexts in which photographs are taken.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Photography

PHOT 2909 Professional Practice

In this course, you clarify your career goals in photography by engaging in a series of sessions with working professionals from different specialties. During these in-person and electronic sessions, you will engage with specialists who shall critique your assignments. You benefit from these encounters by experiencing different types of work, gaining an understanding of the professional standards for each discipline and learning the business side of each specialty.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Photography

PHOT 2910 Managing Post-production

In this course, you learn a variety of skills in managing and presenting your digital photographic work. You develop a workflow that will enable them to work efficiently and effectively in a photography studio and present work to clients professionally. You develop research skills that enable you to keep current with trends and technology related to your medium. You engage in practical hands-on learning, enhanced by lectures and instructor assistance in goal-based exercises.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Photography

PHOT 2911 Photoshop: Tools and Techniques

In this course, you use the basic tools and features of digital-imaging software to create digital photographs. You capture, manipulate and enhance raw photographic files by adding layers, masks and filters and save them in a variety of formats to make a digital workflow. You ascertain what digital tools are required to achieve various effects and establish where and when to use them. In addition, you apply basic typography to images and prepare images for print, web and other applications.

Term: Fall 1
Programs: Photography

TXDN 2900 Principles of Surface Design: Structure and Colour

In this course, you are introduced to textile design, layout structures, pattern development and textile colour theory. You acquire colour mixing, matching and painting skills to create seasonal colour palettes, textile designs, design concepts and presentation boards. You create a personal resource library of historical and contemporary design styles and colour trends and learn their uses in contemporary surface design practice.

Term: Fall 1
Programs: Textile Design

TXDN 2901 Digital Tools and Techniques for Surface Design

In this course, you will learn digital illustration techniques to create motifs, imagery and digitally printed materials using Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Through assigned projects and in-class exercises, you explore the creative possibilities and technical parameters of these major digital imaging programs. With these sophisticated skills, you produce a repertoire of best designs for inclusion in your professional portfolio.

Term: Fall 1
Programs: Textile Design

TXDN 2909 Knit: Stitch & Design

In this course, you will explore computer-assisted design for knitted textiles and investigate the evolution of knitted textiles in contemporary culture. Through assigned projects and in-class exercises, you develop digital designs, investigating the creative possibilities and technical parameters within the area of knitted textiles. With an eye to current fashion trends, you select your best designs to create personalized knitted garments.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Textile Design

TXDN 2910 The Whole Cloth Experience: Weave and Machine Knit

In this course, you are introduced to manual machine knitting and experience the magic of transforming threads into cloth on a loom. These major areas of textile studies are taught through the design and construction of cloth. You produce a number of samples and then apply your accumulated knowledge and techniques in the creation of a final textiles project in each area of focus.

Term: Fall 1
Programs: Textile Design

TXDN 2911 The Whole Cloth Experience: Felt, Resist Dye and Screen Print

In this course, you will make felted cloth, explore resist dye and discharge techniques and create designs with screen printing. By manipulating raw wool fibres, you explore their innate ability to entangle into cloth. In addition, you dye, design, and embellish textile fabrics through the application of ancient resist dye and screen printing processes.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Textile Design

TXDN 2913 Print: Digital Design

In this course, you will explore contemporary digital techniques to incorporate image, pattern and surface texture on a range of digitally printed media. This project-based course focuses on technical understanding and creative use of media, as well as end-use compatibility and function.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Textile Design

TXDN 2914 Weave: Four-harness Structures

In this course, you will learn the sequential steps to create woven textile fabrics on floor looms. You are introduced to basic four-harness weave structures, including plain weaves and twills. Colour theory and design principles are applied in the making of samples and projects. You learn to choose the right fibre and weave structures for the intended end use. In addition, you get an introduction to Proweave software and its potential application in designing hand-woven textiles.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Textile Design

TXDN 2915 Designing for Felt (Elective)

In this course, you explore functional and conceptual possibilities of felt through a series of projects. Using an experimental approach, you make samples employing a wide range of materials and surface embellishment techniques. Working in conjunction with textile constructions, the course culminates in the creation of personalized, wearable art pieces.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Ceramics, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Jewellery / Metal Arts, Photography, Textile Design

HIST 3903 Myth, Magic and the Human Form

In this course, you explore the broader world of design, focusing on the themes of movement, colour and light. With consideration to spatial relationships, compositional principles and your studio practice, you complete three research projects. Engaging in lectures and discussions that examine historic design precedents and contemporary design theory, you work toward the development of an individual design aesthetic. In addition, peer presentations and critical visual analysis will be emphasized.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Textile Design

HIST 2190 Evolution of Textiles

In this course, you explore a variety of historical textile traditions and practices from around the world, incorporating this knowledge into your assignments. Geography, available materials, local technologies, belief systems and cultural norms are all examined in the context of constructing and embellishing cloth. Selected readings, class discussions and a studio research component support the study and understanding of material culture, the multi-layered meanings of cloth and the impact these have on contemporary textiles.

Term: Winter 1
Programs: Textile Design

TXDN 2916 Natural Dye Methods

In this course, you learn the techniques to colour yarns and cloth with natural dye materials. Using substances such as flowers, insects, roots and wood, you create hues that demonstrate sensitivity to value and chroma, whilst aquiring a knowledge of chemicals used to shift colour safely. In addition, you compile and share samples and research with classmates to create an extensive resource binder for future studio practice.

Term: Spring 1
Programs: Textile Design

AVVA 3912 Aboriginal Studio: Making Your Mark

In this course, you choose an Aboriginal media that focuses on creating traditional or contemporary Aboriginal art, craft, and design. Accomplished Wolastoqiyik, Mi’kmaq and Passamaquoddy artisans of the Atlantic Region will be utilized to increase traditional knowledge, skills, methods and techniques with hands-on practice. Using the skills learned in prior courses, you are encouraged to challenge yourself by producing art, craft and design that is representative of First Nations culture in Atlantic Canada.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Aboriginal Visual Arts

AVVA 3910 Wood: From Tree to Product

In this course, you create Aboriginal wooden objects and further develop your abilities in the proper usage of woodworking tools and equipment. You explore the strengths and weaknesses of various wood species while learning how to properly identify, harvest and cure them. Through a focus on Aboriginal shaping techniques including removal, addition and bending, you create individual projects that focus on the interpretation of traditional Aboriginal themes and traditions. In addition, you learn to work safely as an individual or in a group environment.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Aboriginal Visual Arts

ENTR 3912 Entrepreneurship: Business Planning

In this course, you develop a detailed business/career plan based on research from the previous studies in the program. You interact with local Aboriginal businesses and funding agencies in the development of your personalized plan. Through a series of presentations and exercises, you learn to confidently present and discuss your business and career ideas to a variety of people.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Aboriginal Visual Arts

AVVA 3903 Aboriginal Studio: Refining Your Style

In this course, you refine your creative abilities working in your chosen media to make works of art, craft and design. Using traditional Aboriginal methods and techniques, you develop a personal working process and individual style. This is achieved by working in direct contact with accomplished Wolastoqiyik and Mi’kmaq and Passamaquoddy artisans of the Atlantic Region. Through this course, you establish the drive needed to advance your work to a professional level.

Term: Winter 2
Programs: Aboriginal Visual Arts

AVVA 3911 Myths, Stories and Art

In this course, you learn to translate ancient Aboriginal myths and legends into carvings, beadwork, etchings and other media. Through the study of original documents, written and oral histories, images and artefacts, you analyze and recount these stories that have been passed down from generation to generation. In particular, you will gather stories from your home communities and express them through oral, visual and written forms.

Term: Winter 2
Programs: Aboriginal Visual Arts

ENTR 3121 Digital Communication and Marketing

In this course, you develop a working knowledge of digital technologies to create a comprehensive individual portfolio. This includes learning to use a digital camera, create professional lighting and manipulate images using relevant software. Using your own images and biographical information, you design and construct a website using the latest software available. In addition, you investigate the value of internet technologies in the context of e-commerce, marketing and promotion in preparation for a career in the visual arts.

Term: Winter 2
Programs: Aboriginal Visual Arts

AVVA 3903 Aboriginal Studio: Refining Your Style

In this course, you will refine your abilities in creating their chosen media using traditional methods and techniques. This will be achieved by working in direct contact with accomplished Wolastoqiyik and Mi’kmaq artisans of the Atlantic Region. Through this course, you demonstrate the drive need to advance to a professional level.

Term: Winter 2
Programs: Aboriginal Visual Arts

AVVA 3908 Designing Bodies (Elective)

In this course, you create artwork using influences from the traditional and contemporary practices of body adornment/modification. With an aesthetic and anthropological perspective, you research specific Aboriginal practices in body art, such as tattooing, piercing, mehndi (henna), branding and scarification. You gain a new perspective on this ancient activity, incorporating the ideologies into individual projects, as well as communicating your ideas in a clear professional manner.

Term: Winter 2
Programs: Aboriginal Visual Arts, Ceramics, Digital Media - 3D/Virtual Reality Design, Digital Media - Audio/Visual Technologies, Digital Media - Web Design, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Jewellery / Metal Arts, Photography, Textile Design

AVVA 3907 Aboriginal Studio: Major

In this course, you focus on Aboriginal media specific to your area of interest to create a body of work that is a culmination of your creative experiences in the program. With ongoing guidance from the instructor, you discuss direction, research, design and time management with emphasis on group interaction with your peers. The work that is produced in this course is at a professional level of technical skill, aesthetic awareness and personal creativity.

Term: Spring 2
Programs: Aboriginal Visual Arts

CERA 3900 Refining Form and Function

In this course, you design complex forms coupled with high degree mastery by producing covered jars, teapots and various other complementary vessels. The maker’s skills develop by paying close attention to the analysis of form, exploring a variety of options before perfecting a particular form, determining the appropriate decoration and deciding the functional relevancy. In addition, you acquire efficient organizational skills with regard to common production studio processes such as clay preparation, making, decorating, glazing and firing. 

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Ceramics

CERA 3901 Developing a Signature Line

In this course, you produce a coherent body of functional production work compatible with the demands of the retail marketplace. You research related ceramic work and begin to delineate your sense of form and decoration to develop a unique personal voice. Through extensive critiquing and discussion on production issues and pricing, you engage in the craft sale for a practical real-life experience. 

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Ceramics

CERA 3902 Changing Topics in Ceramics: Raku and Sculpture

In this course, you will explore an ancient and evolving firing technique and several projects involving three dimensional sculpture. You experience the excitement of the Raku firing process and, working cooperatively, experiment with a variety of surface textures. You undertake a range of construction techniques relating to small sculpture forms. Through this course you gain a holistic understanding of clay.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Ceramics

CERA 3904 Exploration in Ceramic Design

In this course, you advance your throwing skills by concentrating on a variety of techniques used to produce large ceramic forms to a professional standard. Emphasis is on aesthetic awareness, the refinement of form and developing originality through critique and research. 

Term: Winter 2
Programs: Ceramics

CERA 3905 Refining a Signature Line

In this course, you define your goals in order to produce a coherent body of work with a unique voice and an individual sense of form and decoration. You carry out self-initiated projects, including techniques, materials and processes that may be new or not fully covered in the curriculum. Regularly scheduled faculty-student interviews are used to monitor progress and help with time management, organization and direction. In addition, structured assignments, discussions and critiques augment each student’s individual development. 

Term: Winter 2
Programs: Ceramics

CERA 3906 Changing Topics in Ceramics

In this course, you are introduced to ceramic decoration techniques such as relief, Sgraffito, slipwork, transfer printing, stains and underglazes that transform images and ideas into ceramic tiles. Through the various stages of the process, you produce tiles and murals using historical motifs from around the world and your own personal imagery. 

Term: Winter 2
Programs: Ceramics

COMM 2900 Communication for Visual Artists (AVA)

In this course, you will tap into the world of social media in the form of an on-line presence to initiate your critical opinions and professional communications. You create an online archive of professional documents, including digital images of your work, biographical information and artist statements. You write responses to topics pertinent to your practice, communicating your ideas about visual art. In addition, you learn the steps to apply for a relevant scholarship.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Aboriginal Visual Arts

DSGN 2901 3D Design: Shaping Space (Fall) (Elective)

In this course, you will explore the broader world of design, focusing on themes of movement, colour and light. With consideration of spatial relationships, you combine a wide range of materials in the development of projects. Engaging in lectures and discussions that examine the theories of historic and contemporary 3D design, you develop an individual design aesthetic that is accompanied by research and documentation. Combining various aspects of the making of objects, you are encouraged to use materials from your own discipline. In addition, peer presentations and critical visual analysis are emphasized.

This course is an elective.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Aboriginal Visual Arts

DRAW 2904 Drawing: Time and Narrative

In this course, you communicate relevant ideas through the production of drawings in traditional and new media. While exploring these various materials, techniques and styles, basic visual principles and abstract concepts are examined. With an emphasis on conveying narrative information, assignments focus on the expression and development of personal imagery.

This course is an elective.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Photography

DRAW 3000 Painting in Acrylics (Elective)

In this course, you will learn the fundamental principles of painting by creating images in the medium of acrylic paint. Assignments explore both the historical and contemporary approaches of the painting process. You have the opportunity to develop an independent body of work which is informed by experimentation and critique and is related to a personal area of interest. 

This course is an elective.

Term: Winter 2
Programs: Aboriginal Visual Arts, Ceramics, Digital Media - 3D/Virtual Reality Design, Digital Media - Audio/Visual Technologies, Digital Media - Web Design, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Jewellery / Metal Arts, Photography, Textile Design

DRAW 3001 Imagery, Sources and Development (Elective)

In this course, you develop imagery by exploring and refining drawing and painting methods using various mixed media and surface treatments. In so doing, you discover the associative potential between materials and imagery that contributes the construction of meaning. You experience traditional and non-traditional approaches to drawing through assignments, visual presentations and gallery visits. A final project encourages you to pursue personally relevant imagery and an individual stylistic approach. 

This course is an elective.

Term: Winter 2
Programs: Ceramics, Digital Media - 3D/Virtual Reality Design, Digital Media - Audio/Visual Technologies, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Jewellery / Metal Arts, Photography, Textile Design

DSGN 3001 Creative Design Exploration (Elective)

In this course, you will focus on your creative skills and innovation abilities to produce original designs that are realized in 2D/3D product prototypes. Using multiple models of problem solving strategies, you explore form, function and a variety of materials to apply new skill sets to your methodologies. You overcome visual and conceptual challenges by working in interdisciplinary teams. 

This course is an elective.

Term: Winter 2
Programs: Aboriginal Visual Arts, Ceramics, Digital Media - 3D/Virtual Reality Design, Digital Media - Audio/Visual Technologies, Digital Media - Web Design, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Jewellery / Metal Arts, Photography, Textile Design

DSGN 3002 3D Digital Design and Production (Elective)

In this course, you use sophisticated 3D modeling and texturing techniques, building on skills learned in 3D Digital Design: Shaping Space. These skills will be used to prepare and render complex 3D components that could either become intricate printed objects or be utilized as elements or models in other courses. 

This course is an elective.

Term: Winter 2
Programs: Ceramics, Digital Media - 3D/Virtual Reality Design, Digital Media - Audio/Visual Technologies, Digital Media - Web Design, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Jewellery / Metal Arts, Photography, Textile Design

DSGN 3916 Book Art Design (Elective)

In this course, you will create hand-bound books using various unique tools, materials and processes. Through an exploration of book structures and construction methods, you are introduced to simple to complex binding techniques. In addition, you are encouraged to explore the aesthetic qualities of the book through 2D and 3D embellishment techniques, including printed material, transfer techniques and hand-stitched embellishments. 

This course is an elective.

Term: Winter 2
Programs: Aboriginal Visual Arts, Ceramics, Digital Media - 3D/Virtual Reality Design, Digital Media - Audio/Visual Technologies, Digital Media - Web Design, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Jewellery / Metal Arts, Photography, Textile Design

ENTR 3121 Digital Communication and Marketing (Winter)

In this course, you will develop a working knowledge of digital technologies to develop a comprehensive individual portfolio. This includes learning to use a digital camera, create professional lighting, and manipulate images using relevant software. Using your own images and biographical information, you design and construct a website using the latest software available. In addition, you investigate the value of internet technologies in the context of e-commerce, marketing and promotion in preparation for a career in the visual arts. 

Term: Winter 2
Programs: Fashion Design, Textile Design

ENTR 3121 Digital Communication and Marketing (Spring)

In this course, you will develop a working knowledge of digital technologies to develop a comprehensive individual portfolio. This includes learning to use a digital camera, create professional lighting, and manipulate images using relevant software. Using your own images and biographical information, you design and construct a website using the latest software available. In addition, you investigate the value of internet technologies in the context of e-commerce, marketing and promotion in preparation for a career in the visual arts. 

Term: Spring 2
Programs: Aboriginal Visual Arts

ENTR 3916 Preparing for a Career in Graphic Design

In this course, you further enhance your professional footprint and expand your understanding of business practices. You learn the associated costs of a business startup in the graphic design industry and the ongoing expenses. While completing a business plan, you learn to effectively cost and produce quotes for freelance work in order to accurately predict cash flow. In addition, you create an analog version of your portfolio in the form of a printed book.

Term: Winter 2
Programs: Graphic Design

ENTR 3905 Preparing for the Retail Market - Fine Craft

In this course, you focus on preparing for the retail marketplace by designing, organizing and executing a Christmas student craft show. You learn essential concepts and principles of business including studio set-up, pricing, profit and overhead costs. You photographically document your work throughout the course and produce introductory marketing materials. This real-life activity provides you with the basic elements of entrepreneurship as you relate to the retail market. 

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Ceramics

ENTR 3905 Preparing for the Retail Market - Fine Craft

In this course, you will focus on preparing for the retail marketplace through designing, organizing, and executing a student craft show. You learn essential concepts and principles of business, including studio set-up, pricing, profit and overhead costs. You photographically document your work throughout the course and produce introductory marketing materials. This real-life activity provides you with the basic elements of entrepreneurship as you relate to the retail market.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Jewellery / Metal Arts, Textile Design

ENTR 3906 Preparing for Professional Life

In this course, you will learn a range of skills to present yourself effectively in the professional world of your discipline. You create a toolkit by becoming familiar with the language and function of business whether your goal is to be an employee or an entrepreneur. You enhance your presentation skills and build confidence in public speaking. In addition, you investigate a business by analyzing their products, location, marketing strategies, etc, creating a process in which you clarify your career path.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Fashion Design, Graphic Design

ENTR 3907 Preparing for Wholesale Market - Fine Craft

In this course, you learn the entrepreneurial skills needed to market your work to a wholesale market by participating in the Atlantic Canada Trade Show (ACTS) in Halifax. You enhance your business communication skills in professional presentation and portfolio documentation, as well as producing invoices, estimate sheets and letterhead. In addition, you develop entrepreneurial ideas and are introduced to business planning and grant writing. 

Term: Winter 2
Programs: Ceramics, Jewellery / Metal Arts

ENTR 3908 Photographic Entrepreneurship: The Gallery and Marketplace

In this course, you find your particular place within the vast marketplace for contemporary photography. The course examines both commercial practices and gallery exhibitions, covering the concepts of overhead, price ranges in different fields and billing. You conduct research into commercial and/or public galleries and professional working artists. In addition, you focus on the public presentation of your work on social media, as well as in a gallery setting.

Term: Winter 2
Programs: Photography

ENTR 3910 Preparing for Professional Life - Fashion & Textile Design

In this course, you learn a range of skills to present yourself effectively in the professional world of your discipline. You create a toolkit by becoming familiar with the language and function of business whether your goal is to be an employee or an entrepreneur. You enhance your presentation skills and build confidence in public speaking. In addition, you investigate an existing enterprise and undertake a business case analysis that will inform your own career path.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Fashion Design, Textile Design

ENTR 3915 Preparing for Professional Life - Photography

In this course, you learn a range of skills to present yourself effectively in the professional world of photography. You create a toolkit by becoming familiar with the language and function of business whether your goal is to be an employee or an entrepreneur. You enhance your presentation skills and build confidence in public speaking. In addition, you investigate a business by analyzing their products/services, location, marketing strategies, etc, creating a process in which you clarify your career path.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Photography

FADN 3900 Modern Tailoring

In this course, you will investigate basic contemporary tailoring techniques and tools by constructing a tailored jacket of your own design. You explore the history of various methods, skills and techniques of sewing and finishing needed to execute a quality-tailored garment. In addition, you document the construction steps necessary to produce a tailored garment and develop a reference book of basic tailoring techniques and samples.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Fashion Design

FADN 3901 Research and Design a Collection

In this course, you will establish the final designs for your graduating portfolio. You conduct detailed research and, through journaling and sketching, create inspiration boards. As a group, you assist each other in the development and editing of your line. Discovering your potential, you engage in the creative processes utilized by designers when finalizing a collection.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Fashion Design

FADN 3902 Advanced Illustration

In this course, you will visually communicate your designs and concepts by an in-depth examination of traditional and contemporary/digital media. Through the development of a body of preliminary work, presentation boards and technical drawings you refine your illustration techniques. These abilities allow you to explore the conceptual development of your own fashion designs and self-promotion.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Fashion Design

FADN 3910 Advanced Fitting Techniques

In this course, you learn pattern development and fitting techniques specific to the building of body-shaping garments. You use associated complex-fitting processes, advanced sewing and construction techniques and apply these techniques to several body types. In addition, you gain an understanding of the historical development of body-shaping garments and their significant impact on women and society in general.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Fashion Design

FADN 3904 Apparel Production: The Project Begins

In this course, you will establish a garment diary and make the patterns needed to create your senior line of clothing. The patterns are explored in ¼ scale and then produced full-scale in muslin. You participate in a critique of your line and then implement adjustments to your designs in preparation for the final construction in fabric.

Term: Winter 2
Programs: Fashion Design

FADN 3905 Apparel Production: Finishing Touches

In this course, you will complete your senior line of clothing presenting it at the annual fashion show. Research and sampling is carried out to establish the best ways to work with different types of fabric. You begin by cutting actual material using the patterns created in FAND 3904 Apparel Production: The Project Begins. Fittings and finishing are critical in the creation of your garments, along with consideration of the entire presentation of the line including the models, hair, make-up and accessories.

Term: Winter 2
Programs: Fashion Design

FADN 3906 The Business of Fashion

In this course, you will learn various aspects of business specifically related to the fashion industry. The main project is to produce the College’s annual fashion show. In addition, you research and make presentations on various aspects of the fashion industry focusing on current designers and jobs in the field. Hard-copy portfolios, along with personal promotional materials, are created in preparation for the fashion show, job interviews or an application for continuing education.

Term: Winter 2
Programs: Fashion Design

FADN 3909 Bra, Bustier and Beyond

In this course, you will design and build a bustier, bra and corset that go beyond their traditional look and functional use. Through implementing advanced sewing and construction techniques, you learn complex fitting processes associated with these garments. In addition, you will gain an understanding of the historical development of the corset and its significant impact on women and society in general.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Fashion Design

GRDN 2907 Text, Image and Meaning

In this course, you will create typographic and image-based artwork by exploring the complex interplay that occurs between text and image. you will examine techniques and methods of combining type and image to see how you can function as a communication device, a visual idiom or both. In addition, you analyze how text and image alter and transform each other when placed in either a supporting or a conflicting relationship.http://nbccd.ca/wp-admin/post.php?post=65&action=edit#

Term: Winter 2
Programs: Graphic Design

GRDN 3900 Image Creation: Interpretation, Style and Theme

In this course, you will create editorial images that connect to specific audiences and texts by developing your visual problem-solving abilities. You find suitable, appropriate and effective visual solutions using cartoon, caricature and other approaches. You compare styles from a broad range of contemporary imagery and use various combinations of media to learn how illustrators give visual substance to thoughts, stories and ideas.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Graphic Design

GRDN 3901 Graphic Design for the Corporate Environment

In this course, you will develop the ability to address the diverse needs of a corporate environment by designing various corporate documents such as office templates, stationery, presentations, signs and ad campaigns. This content and acquired knowledge is applied through a series of assignments where you learn about the specifics of brand identity in the corporate environment.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Graphic Design

GRDN 3902 Structure and Content: Form and Format

In this course, you will learn to design a variety of document formats from business cards to billboards. Through a series of assignments, you develop a knowledge of grid design and notions of negative space and variables such as document types, dimension constraints, design consistency and varied content. Emphasis is placed on how to deal with both the creative opportunities and challenges arising from the design process.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Graphic Design

GRDN 3903 Typographic Expression

In this course, you design a variety of contemporary design products where the anatomy and functional application of typography is the key component. You examine the complexity, importance and role of typography in communicating information and ideas as you research the history, anatomy and functional application of typography as both a unique art form and as a key component to graphic design. In addition, you learn how to design letterforms, fonts and font families.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Graphic Design

GRDN 3904 Image Creation: Going Digital

In this course, you will generate complex illustrations as you unify traditional skills and digital technology. You synthesize a range of traditional media and digital technologies that explore creative and aesthetic possibilities. In a self-directed manner, you efficiently manage a variety of resources, researching content and other related materials while exploring programs and techniques.

Term: Winter 2
Programs: Graphic Design

GRDN 3905 Advertising and Package Design

In this course, you will design packaging solutions for a range of products from simple labeling to folded box assemblages as you learn how to brand and relate your products to advertising campaigns. You learn to engage a competitive market place as you design retail product point-of-sale and point-of-purchase items for a world already full of products for sale.

Term: Winter 2
Programs: Graphic Design

GRDN 3906 Information Design

In this course, you develop the ability to visually interpret statistical information, numerical data and defined information sets. You create technical illustrations, schematics and infographics (charts and graphs) using a variety of media. This content will then be used in the design of documents that communicate specific technical and informational concepts.

Term: Winter 2
Programs: Graphic Design

GRDN 3907 Structure and Content: Multi-page Document Design

In this course, you will design multi-paged documents that contain multiple sets of content and information. By designing items like product catalogues and annual reports, you learn about the design complexities associated with multi-paged formats. You examine the integrity of your designs and seek to create documents that apply a consistent look and feel, unifying a series of parts into a cohesive whole.

Term: Winter 2
Programs: Graphic Design

GRDN 3908 Visual Arts and the Digital Realm

In this course, you will explore the use of digital technology as an expressive instrument for art making as opposed to the responsive tool of the designer. You are encouraged to think like artists, instead of designers, by exploring the interplay between design and art while seeking to differentiate one from the other. By studying the work of design’s leading contemporaries, many of whom approach their design work more like an artist does, you begin the development of a personal design style.

Term: Winter 2
Programs: Ceramics, Graphic Design

GRDN 3909 Design for Large Format

In this course, you will learn to design for the large format. From display booths to banners, from point-of-sale stands to vehicle wraps, you learn the unique needs and technical concerns of creating imagery that extends well beyond the scale of posters. You learn to design and properly prepare documents that can be successfully produced on a large-format plotter cutter and a wide-format inkjet printer.

Term: Winter 2
Programs: Graphic Design

DMVR 3002 Advanced Texturing

In this course, you are introduced to advanced texturing tools and techniques. You use these techniques to prepare textures that will be used as surfaces on 3D models. You learn mapping techniques that will allow you to optimize the images used in the textures. You also learn to use shaders for different types of projects such as "toon" or "cell" for a cartoon look or "physically based" for photorealistic looks.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Digital Media - 3D/Virtual Reality Design

DMVR 3000 Game and Virtual Reality Development

In this course, you learn skills to design and integrate digital media assets such as audio, graphics and 3D models for use in games and virtual reality applications. Through individual and group activities, you explore different types of games as well as virtual, augmented and modified reality. You focus on constructing your own virtual environment that could be used in a game or explored through different VR/AR tools.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Digital Media - 3D/Virtual Reality Design

DMVR 3001 Team Project 1

In this course, you work as part of a team to produce an animation, game or VR experience that was planned out in the Production Pipeline course. You are treated as an employee on a commercial project, tracking the time you spend on each component of the project, and are responsible for meeting goals and milestones. The final product will be professional quality and will be an impressive element on your demo reel.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Digital Media - 3D/Virtual Reality Design

DMVR 3003 Character Design and Modelling

In this course, you are introduced to the concepts of designing and modeling characters for use in various 3D applications. You learn to build character models with various levels of detail for different applications. You also learn basic anatomy in order to control the proportions and mobility of your characters. The characters you build in this course will be rigged and animated in a later course.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Digital Media - 3D/Virtual Reality Design

HIST 2908 Media History: From Muybridge to the iPad

In this course, you explore the history of dynamic media and its pivotal role in modern aesthetics, cultural development and political perspectives. You focus on the people, events and technological developments that have transformed digital media into its current form. You learn how the first moving images evolved into the latest digital technologies to help them understand the dissemination of digital content and its impact on contemporary society.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Digital Media - 3D/Virtual Reality Design

DIGM 3002 Promote and Package

In this course, you design printed materials used in promoting and packaging digital media projects. You gain a fundamental understanding of how to create two-dimensional designs that incorporate type and image using basic software functions. You develop a set of rules and guidelines to control document form and format, as well as typographic and image control, to ensure good layout design and compositional choices.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Digital Media - Audio/Visual Technologies

DMAV 3001 Advanced Post-production

In this course, you learn advanced post-production techniques such as image stabilization, colour grading and audio editing and mixing. You apply these techniques to material that you shot in IMDN 3902 Digital Movie Production, resulting in professional quality work to include in your portfolio.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Digital Media - Audio/Visual Technologies

DMAV 3002 The Documentary

In this course, you work with a small crew to shoot the required material for the video documentary that you planned in the Pre-production Workshop course. You then complete all of the post-production work by editing and grading the video and mixing the audio to create the material that you would deliver to a broadcaster, including a variety of commercials.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Digital Media - Audio/Visual Technologies

DMAV 3003 Advanced Video Production

In this course, you learn advanced techniques for video production such as shooting and editing stereoscopic and 360 video. You gain the ability to use these specialized video types that are becoming more common due to the popularity of virtual reality goggles and websites that are able to play these formats.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Digital Media - Audio/Visual Technologies

HIST 2908 Media History: From Muybridge to the iPad

In this course, you explore the history of dynamic media and its pivotal role in modern aesthetics, cultural development and political perspectives. You focus on the people, events and technological developments that have transformed digital media into its current form. You learn how the first moving images evolved into the latest digital technologies to help them understand the dissemination of digital content and its impact on contemporary society.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Digital Media - Audio/Visual Technologies

DIGM 3002 Promote and Package

In this course, you design printed materials used in promoting and packaging digital media projects. You gain a fundamental understanding of how to create two-dimensional designs that incorporate type and image using basic software functions. You develop a set of rules and guidelines to control document form and format, as well as typographic and image control, to ensure good layout design and compositional choices.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Digital Media - Web Design

DMWD 3000 Website Mobile Development

In this course, you create individual online portfolios designed to be viewable on a variety of devices. Through a series of assignments, you learn the unique qualities of HTML5, JavaScript, AJAX and other current web technologies. By comparing and discussing the differences between these technologies, you learn how these qualities are utilized and applied in mobile website development.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Digital Media - Web Design

DMWD 3001 Database for Web

In this course, you create websites that are integrated with databases. You design relational databases that are optimized for the intended use and design web interfaces that allow the user to enter and manipulate the data in the database through forms.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Digital Media - Web Design

DMWD 3002 Web App Development

In this course, you design and create web apps. You develop user interfaces that scale properly for various devices and orientations while being clear and easy for the user to navigate. The apps that you create are local to the device and also connect with an online server to deliver up-to-date content.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Digital Media - Web Design

HIST 2908 Media History: From Muybridge to the iPad

In this course, you explore the history of dynamic media and its pivotal role in modern aesthetics, cultural development and political perspectives. You focus on the people, events and technological developments that have transformed digital media into its current form. You learn how the first moving images evolved into the latest digital technologies to help them understand the dissemination of digital content and its impact on contemporary society.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Digital Media - Web Design

DMVR 3004 Advanced Animation

In this course, you build on animation techniques studied in earlier courses and learn more advanced techniques for creating and controlling animated objects. You learn techniques such as inverse kinematics, as well as using dynamic and physics based animation tools to make your animations natural and interesting.

Term: Winter 2
Programs: Digital Media - 3D/Virtual Reality Design

DMVR 3005 Character Rigging and Animation

In this course, you are introduced to the concepts of character rigging for use in games and animation, and learn to animate various actions. You use bones to control and constrain movement, along with muscle and weight tools to increase realism. You also use morph targets for facial and lip sync. Your focus will be on keyframing with forward and inverse kinematics but you will be introduced to motion capture concepts and tools.

Term: Winter 2
Programs: Digital Media - 3D/Virtual Reality Design

DMVR 3006 Team Project II

In this course you will complete the work on the 3D project started last term. You will also evaluate your performance as well as the performance of the team, and make reccomendations for future projects.

Term: Winter 2
Programs: Digital Media - 3D/Virtual Reality Design

ENTR 3913 Preparing for a Career in Digital Media

In this course, you create professional portfolios - interview and digital - to prepare you for a career in digital media. To identify your career goals, you produce a career plan that informs the direction of your marketing materials. In addition, you effectively cost and price jobs and explore potential employment or clients and learn the codes of professional conduct that dictate how these relationships are developed and fostered.

Term: Winter 2
Programs: Digital Media - 3D/Virtual Reality Design, Digital Media - Audio/Visual Technologies, Digital Media - Web Design

DMAV 3004 Compositing and Motion Graphics

In this course, you design individual research projects that integrate concepts relating to audio, video, post-production, visual effects, 3D modeling and animation, computer games or advanced web technology. In consultation with the instructor, you incorporate leaning from mentors, self-directed research and guided learning to develop projects that are of interest to your personal artistic and commercial career goals. In addition, you engage in presentations, critiques and displays of your work.

Term: Winter 2
Programs: Digital Media - Audio/Visual Technologies

DMAV 3005 Advanced Audio Production

In this course, you use advanced tools to record and manipulate audio. You mix a soundtrack in surround sound and prepare audio for broadcast ensuring all levels are within the specifications laid out by the client and produce stems for distribution as required.

Term: Winter 2
Programs: Digital Media - Audio/Visual Technologies

DMAV 3006 The Commercial

In this course, you assemble a small production team to shoot the commercial that you planned and prepared for in the Pre-Production Workshop course. You then complete the post production work and produce a polished commercial that meets all of the broadcast technical requirements and is ready for distribution.

Term: Winter 2
Programs: Digital Media - Audio/Visual Technologies

DIGM 3011 Text, Image and Meaning

In this course, you create typographic and image-based artwork by exploring the complex interplay that occurs between text and image. You examine techniques and methods of combining type and image that illustrate how they can function as a communication device, a visual idiom or both. In addition, you analyze how text and image alter and transform the meanings of each other when placed in either a supporting or conflicting relationship.

Term: Winter 2
Programs: Digital Media - Web Design

DMWD 3003 Web Mobile II

In this course, you learn advanced techniques for presenting websites on mobile devices. You make a website that is optimized for mobile devices and display correctly based on the type of device, orientation and browser being used. You also build on what you learned in web databases and display forms, data and information that come from a database, and are then optimized for mobile viewing. You then make your site into a web app.

Term: Winter 2
Programs: Digital Media - Web Design

DMWD 3004 Web Programming II

In this course, you learn to use advanced web tools such as Ajax, Ruby on Rails and other web application frameworks. You learn how to use web standards and frameworks for data transfer and display. You also study the use of these standards in the design of user interfaces for complex dynamic web site construction.

Term: Winter 2
Programs: Digital Media - Web Design

HIST 3900 Ceramic History & Materials Exploration: 1900 to the Present

In this course, you explore the potential for developing your own personal work by using the rich backdrop of ceramic history as inspiration. The place of ceramics in the art and cultural history of humanity from 1900 to the present is explored through a series of slide lectures and videos. You are encouraged to make connections between the fine arts, other craft disciplines and your own work in clay and to realize these connections in guided practical projects. You accumulate an image bank drawn from historical and contemporary art and craft images in all media. 

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Ceramics

HIST 3901 Gold to Pebbles: Jewellery History CE

In this course, you will explore self-expression, using history as inspiration, by making jewellery, drawing, writing and researching. Focusing on a period from the Dark Ages to contemporary times, emphasis is placed on the cultural origins, techniques and materials of precious objects. You will demonstrate your comprehension of the cultural, economic, political and spiritual forces behind the development of this dynamic period.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Jewellery / Metal Arts

HIST 3902 Critical Issues: Culture, Context and Perception

In this course, you will explore philosophical, moral and ethical issues that you could encounter as a designer. Since the introduction of digital technology, design has undergone a radical transformation and grown in size and scope as an artistic community. Design has its own distinct history, critical discourse and theory and is only now beginning to reach maturity. Through research, discussion and presentations, as well as studio projects, you investigate and analyze some of the increasingly complex issues that confront designers.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Graphic Design

HIST 3904 20th Century Fashion Influences

In this course, you will learn about the transformation of fashion design from the early 20th century to present times. Through interactive presentations you develop an understanding of the many influences on the establishment of contemporary fashion trends and cycles.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Fashion Design

HIST 3905 Exploring Canadian Art

In this course, you will are exposed to a wide spectrum of Canadian artists and encouraged to explore their cultural differences and approach to art. You gain valuable information on what is appropriate and accepted in cultural communities and society in general. Internationally known artists and Canada’s many cultures provide interesting and unique profiles for study. 

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Aboriginal Visual Arts

GRDN 3910 Website: The Design

In this course, you apply design concepts to websites using more advanced CSS (Cascading Style Sheet) constructs to control your page layout. In addition, you include elements such as audio, video and animation in your pages as well as more advanced interactivity.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Graphic Design

INST 3902 Senior Practicum

In this course, you will gain experience by participating in a workplace environment in a business or organization. You develop a professional level of conduct as you further your interpersonal workplace skills. In addition, you actively participate in the specialized activities of your practicum.

Term: Spring 2
Programs: Digital Media - 3D/Virtual Reality Design, Digital Media - Audio/Visual Technologies, Digital Media - Web Design, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Textile Design

INST 3903 Senior Project

In this course, you will produce a significant piece or series that becomes the focal point of your portfolio. You submit a proposal that will determine the form and scope of your final project. This project will require you to integrate your creative abilities, design knowledge and personal aesthetics with technical prowess.

Term: Spring 2
Programs: Digital Media - 3D/Virtual Reality Design, Digital Media - Audio/Visual Technologies, Digital Media - Web Design, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Textile Design

JMET 3900 To Market

In this course, you will make production work in multiples with a higher level of technical finesse. With emphasis on retail marketing and merchandising, you produce a line of jewellery for the College’s craft sale and the Atlantic Craft Trade Show (ACTS). In addition, you incorporate various surface techniques, refine your abilities, increase your productivity and demonstrate confidence in your pricing structures.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Jewellery / Metal Arts

JMET 3901 Approaches in Metal

In this course, you will make a series of projects resulting from investigating and exploring various creative approaches and methodologies. In doing so, you gain a deeper experience of studio-based production and personal expression. Central to this course is that you step out of your comfort zones, further developing your problem solving skills as a path to self-discovery and confidence building.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Jewellery / Metal Arts

JMET 3902 Openings and Closings

In this course, you will produce a variety of findings, which are mechanisms that open and close to allow jewellery to be placed and removed from the body. Through a series of projects, you make mechanical catches that build in complexity, require a high level of skill and combine abilities in measurement, finishing and advanced construction. The findings that are produced can also be used to conceal or contain things and are utilized in various projects in other courses.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Jewellery / Metal Arts

JMET 3903 Silversmithing

In this course, you will learn to move metal with controlled hammer blows and strokes to create bowls, containers and goblets, as well as functional and/or sculptural eating implements. Silversmithing is a term used to describe items made for table service and ritual or religious ceremonies. You learn advanced methods of forming metal, raising, planishing and shell construction and pull together techniques acquired in previous courses, such as forging, sheet and wire manipulation, sinking, forming and casting.

Term: Winter 2
Programs: Jewellery / Metal Arts

JMET 3904 Blush: Colour on Metal

In this course, you will enhance their jewellery making abilities by adding colour, metal patination and coloured gems and learning complex construction techniques involving hinges. Colour is an important aspect of jewellery as it can synthesize fashion, perceived power and spiritual meaning, all of which are important aspects of human expression. Projects are designed to increase your skills by creating objects such as hinged bracelets and lockets.

Term: Winter 2
Programs: Jewellery / Metal Arts

JMET 3905 Rendering in Colour

In this course, you will learn to render jewellery in colour, working with gouache paint. Through a series of assignments, you illustrate gemstones and gold and silver jewellery, furthering their understanding of light, shadow and form in relationship to illustrations of jewellery. Working with mixed media, coloured pencils, markers, watercolour paint and combinations thereof, you incorporate personal approaches to rendering your individual designs.

Term: Winter 2
Programs: Jewellery / Metal Arts

PHOT 3181 Advanced Digital Projects

In this course, you concentrate your energies on two projects that highlight your personal digital skills and interests. By researching existing digital work, you develop and implement a work plan that leads to the creation of a body of professional quality work, which includes experimentation. High levels of technical and aesthetic abilities with digital technologies are now essential in the competitive world of photography.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Photography

PHOT 3185 Portfolio Development

In this course, you produce portfolios of your best work in two different formats to show to potential clients and commercial and/or artistic professionals to get jobs, grants, freelance work and exhibitions. In class discussions and individual research, you draw ideas from print portfolios, published on-demand books, websites, slide shows and DVD’s. The emphasis of this course is to assist you in launching your careers after graduation.

Term: Winter 2
Programs: Photography

PHOT 3186 Still to Motion

In this course, you learn the basics of sound and video recording and editing by assembling slide shows involving images, video and sound. Still photographers are increasingly showing their images in time-based contexts such as slide shows, audio and video. As well, you will plan, shoot and edit digital video using the video capabilities of the DSLR’s with added audio gear.

Term: Winter 2
Programs: Photography

PHOT 3189 Photographic Project Management

In this course, you plan, manage and execute a large scale commercial or artistic photographic project. For commercial projects, you clearly define client needs, specify deliverables and prepare realistic quotes and deadlines. For artist projects, you research and experiment, plan resources, get key feedback and summarize the project cogently with an artist statement. Emphasis is on defining project scope and goals, dealing with the unexpected and balancing the project with other priorities.

Term: Winter 2
Programs: Photography

PHOT 3900 Lighting: Advanced Studio and Location

In this course, you acquire the ability to design artificial light situations by understanding how the control of light is central to photography. You implement your knowledge of the theories and principles of light, creating unique lighting situations, which affect photographs both technically and aesthetically. Using various lighting tools, you are able to create photographs that are dynamic, creative and of a professional quality, using sophisticated light control in professional applications for industrial, commercial and fine art photography.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Photography

PHOT 3901 Digital Output: Print/Web/Book

In this course, you learn to manage your digital photographic output and workflow by producing portfolios for print, websites and digital books with emphasis on colour management. You engage in modified seminars where you discuss, research and explore topics, including: digital output, printing, web, commercial printing, colour calibration, resolution, file formats, sharpening, metadata, colour profiles and proofing. In addition, you apply the language and theories of colour management in real-world situations.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Photography

PHOT 3902 Photoshop: Specialized Techniques

In this course, you apply specialized digital photographic techniques for commercial and artistic markets to produce high-quality creative work that is polished to professional industry standards. You use the features of digital imaging software proficiently, utilizing complex layered effects, quality colour corrections and advanced retouching techniques, as well as applying the concepts of typography. Emphasis is placed on mastering digital workflow efficiently and creatively in visual design and production. In addition, you plan and execute large-scale photographic projects.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Photography

PHOT 3903 Photography Seminar: Research and Techniques

In this course, you design individual research projects that integrate concepts relating to Photoshop, photographic shooting techniques, lighting and alternative and darkroom printing processes. In consultation with the instructor, you incorporate learning from mentors, self-directed research and guided learning to develop projects that contribute to your personal artistic and commercial career goals. In addition, you engage in presentations, critiques and displays of photographic work.

Term: Winter 2
Programs: Photography

PHOT 3904 Photoshop: Advanced Techniques

In this course, you explore the latest advanced features of digital imaging software while focusing on the creative possibilities of this technology. You refine your individual digital imaging workflows to develop a system at a sophisticated level, which is specific to your style of imagery or that of your clients. By engaging in real-world projects, you experiment with new techniques that combine digital tools in creative ways with emphasis on quality, flexibility and speed.

Term: Winter 2
Programs: Photography

TXDN 3905 Print: Repeat Pattern and Product Design

In this course, you will become proficient in creating multi-layered, surface-pattern layout structures by incorporating contemporary imagery with traditional patterns. You explore motif, colour and style by employing decorative techniques, including acrylics, collage, gouache, mixed media, screen printing and transfer. You design and produce seasonal palettes, colourways for interiors and textile products, designing a cohesive collection. In addition, you learn about various aspects of freelance work and gain practical real-world experience through designer briefs.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Textile Design

TXDN 3906 Weave: Multi Shaft

In this course, you will expand your knowledge of complex weave structures and further develop your weaving abilities. Through making a series of samples and projects, you learn the fibres, colours and textural elements appropriate to various weave structures that are complied into a resource binder. In addition, you explore the potential applications, forms and functions for the end uses of complex woven cloth.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Textile Design

TXDN 3907 Knit: Stitch and Structures

In this course, you will learn advanced structures and finishing techniques to produce knit cloth. You further explore computer-aided design, developing your machine knitting skills to create a library of samples. Using this knowledge, you create fashion garments and accessories with sophisticated machine knit applications.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Textile Design

TXDN 3908 Print: Computer Assisted Design

In this course, you will undertake an intensive exploration of computer imaging techniques relevant to surface design, integrating this with studio practice. Emphasis is placed on the development of marketable imagery, individual expression and style. You develop design collections applicable to various product lines and also have the opportunity to enter on-line competitions where applicable.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Textile Design

TXDN 3909 Weave: Computer Assisted Design

In this course, you will learn to draft variations of traditional weave structures using computer technology as a design tool. Once the rules of a weave structure are understood, you make modifications within the confines of the structure and experiment with colour possibilities. In addition, you focus on your organizational skills in the compilation of a resource binder that includes your research and designs to be used in your future studio practice.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Textile Design

TXDN 3910 Knit: Computer Assisted Design

In this course, you will learn to draft variations of traditional knit structures using computer technology as a design tool. Once the rules of a knit structure are understood, you make modifications within the confines of the structure and experiment with colour possibilities. In addition, you focus on your organizational skills in the compilation of a resource binder that includes your research and designs to be used in your future studio practice.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Textile Design

TXDN 3911 Designing for Production

In this course, you will design and make prototypes to create market-ready, 3D, textile-based products. With a focus on production, marketing strategies are considered for a number of different venues. Finishing techniques are emphasized, as well as various embellishment techniques to enhance these objects.

Term: Fall 2
Programs: Textile Design

TXDN 3912 Print: Designing for Collections

In this course, you will produce a cohesive collection of printed textiles through a guided learning process. In consultation with your instructor, you develop a plan for the term that outlines the scope of your production and projects. Classes meet regularly, and various techniques and applications are demonstrated. The focus of the class is to develop marketable, commercially viable products for your specific target market.

Term: Winter 2
Programs: Textile Design

TXDN 3913 Weave: Complex Applications

In this course, you will create a collection of woven items through a guided learning process where you refine and develop your sense of design and individualized aesthetic. In consultation with your instructor, you develop a plan for the term which outlines the scope of your production and projects. Classes meet regularly, and various techniques and applications are demonstrated. The focus of the class is developing an area of personal interest, which informs the creation of a cohesive, unique, woven collection, geared to your chosen market.

Term: Winter 2
Programs: Textile Design

TXDN 3914 Knit: Designing for Collections

In this course, you will create a collection of knitwear through a guided learning process where you refine and develop your sense of design and individualized aesthetic. In consultation with your instructor, you develop a plan for the term which outlines the scope of your production and projects. Classes meet regularly and various techniques and applications are demonstrated. The focus of the class is developing an area of personal interest, which informs the creation of a cohesive, unique knitwear collection, geared to your chosen market.

Term: Winter 2
Programs: Textile Design

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