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  • Overview

    Program Description

    Whether you are a beginner wanting to explore your artistic potential or an experienced art professional looking to practice and enhance your artistic skills, the Creative Arts program provides a hands-on learning experience offering courses in painting, composition, drawing and mixed media. Students develop a solid foundation in current art techniques and theories while building the confidence to work independently on projects.

  • Courses

    Program Requirements

    Level 1 Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    BUSI-1146 Managing the Business Side of the Arts 3
    A guide to self promotion and solid business planning for artists of all disciplines. Topics include: goal setting, artistic relationships, legal implications, basic accounting, market demand, exhibit planning, self promotion and arts related career opportunities.
    ARTS-1081 Art Through the Ages 3
    A survey of Western artistic traditions beginning with the Italian Renaissance provides an understanding of continuity and change in art making. The exploration of art movements is framed thematically in relation to societal issues. This course will also introduce students to Asian, Islamic, First Nations and African art. The fundamentals of theoretical issues will be incorporated. Students will be expected to complete required readings, participate in discussions, complete written assignments and a final exam.
    ARTS-1061 Drawing & Visual Fundamental 3
    Design, composition and colour with an emphasis on drawing. Express yourself visually in a more interesting way. Draw from observation. Illustrate perspective; draw 2D and 3D representations using a variety of media.
    BUSI-1147 Copyright-Intro 2
    This course will provide students with an overview of copyright law in Canada by focusing on our national statute, the Canadian Copyright Act, and judicial decisions from the Supreme Court of Canada. We will also consider how copyright operates in the international arena as well as in the online environment. Specific attention will be paid to fair dealing, user-generated content, technological protection measures, and license agreements.
    Take 6 of the following Courses:
    ARTS-1033 ARTS-3022 ARTS-3020 ARTS-5009 ARTS-2005 PHOT-1002
    PHOT-1057 COMP-1304 ARTS-1062 COMP-6023 ARTS-3044
    Program Residency
    Students Must Complete a Minimum of 6 credits in this
    program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
    requirement and graduate from this program
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    Learning Outcomes

    The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to

    1. Apply the formal elements and principles of design to a project.
    2. Create two and three dimensional projects using a wide range of materials, processes and techniques.
    3. Describe and compare/contrast historical and contemporary works of art.
    4. Create a business plan that reflects professional business practices to promote personal artistic interests.
    5. Produce and present a personal portfolio of works of art.
    6. Create and organize an art exhibit.
    7. Research and Demonstrate a variety of techniques to market, promote and sell personal works of art.