|Duration:||2 Semesters (8 Months)|
|Start Dates:||Fall, Winter, |
Summer 2014: Suspended. Start dates are subject to change
|Credential Awarded:||Ontario College Certificate|
In the AFD program you’ll gain a strong foundation in the fundamentals of traditional arts. You’ll study creative visual and communication skills with courses that include drawing, illustration, design, colour theory, photography and art history. Most importantly, you’ll grow and improve as an artist, expanding your knowledge and appreciation of the arts with each day. Our strong, hands–on curriculum was created and continues to be taught by working artists. During the course of the program, you’ll benefit from general education courses, which will provide you with the opportunity to explore different areas of the liberal arts.
AFD is ideal for students who wish to apply their artistic skills to a wide variety of disciplines. It’s also well suited for professionals currently employed in media and communication industries who would like to improve or update their skills.
Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to apply to other art programs. Advanced standings should be confirmed with the program and institution of your choice.
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
- Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
- OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s), or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).
- As this is an oversubscribed program, applicants will be required to attend an orientation session and complete a mandatory $55 pre-admissions screening test. Please click here for a practice test. Applicants will also be required to complete program related assignments. A pamphlet with your testing information is available here.
- Although not required for admission, the following are considered assets:
- Grade 12 Art;
- Basic computer skills including Windows or Macintosh operating systems, word processing software (preferably Microsoft Word), and spreadsheet software (preferably Excel).
The Importance of Learning Skills:
Student success in college requires well developed learning skills (such as being able to work independently, participate in a team, be well-organized, develop good work habits, and show initiative). These skills are as important as prior academic achievement. While it is expected that applicants would have developed these skills through previous education and life experiences, Seneca offers support to assist students with further development of these important skills. Seminars, workshops and tutoring are available at Seneca's Learning Centres.
The Communication Arts industry is fuelled by art. Animators, multi–media artists and graphic designers all channel their strong art foundations in different ways. The Art Fundamentals certificate program provides you with this foundation in art. Upon completion, you’ll be prepared to succeed in further post–secondary education in a variety of communication arts and traditional arts– based programs.
Diploma to Degree... and Beyond
Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at the following post-secondary institution(s):
|York University||• Any relevant degree or major|
Important Academic Dates
Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant semester.
Currently under review:
|Semester 1||Course Name||Hrs/Wk|
|AFD111||Figure Studio I||4|
|AFD131||Design I: Composition and Creativity||3|
|AFD141||Digital Design I||3|
|AFD191*||Portfolio - Cultivating Creativity||2|
|Semester 2||Course Name||Hrs/Wk|
|AFD211||Figure Studio II||4|
|AFD216||Applied Art History||3|
|AFD232||Design II: Manufacturing Meaning||3|
|AFD242||Digital Design II||3|
|XXXXXX||General Education Option||3|
Completion of the Arts Fundamentals program is not a guarantee of acceptance into any other School of Creative Arts and Animation diploma programs.
|For more information, please visit: http://sca.senecac.on.ca.|
|Domestic Admissions Advisor:||Bridget De Vries
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22807
|International Admissions Advisor:||Salaha Fatima
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22081
|Registration & Records Advisor:|
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33001
|Program Coordinator:||Phillip Woolf
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33422
|Program Chair:||Mark Jones
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33488