In the Art and Design Foundation program, students gain practical, creative and critical thinking skills in art and design. Students develop their portfolios throughout this studio-based curriculum, integrating a variety of analog and digital projects. The portfolio is designed to support students in their application to both diploma and degree level art and design programs.
The first semester courses introduce students to the language of art and design, history of art, and the foundations of observational drawing, form and space, photography, and digital design. In the second semester, students learn advanced skills and creative problem-solving techniques in design process and the foundations of colour theory and practice.
The art and design portfolio showcase workshops introduce students to professional practitioners in the creative industries and their unique experiences of building successful portfolios. In addition, students can select between optional courses to gain specific skills needed in their future education.*
*Students can consult with the academic co-ordinator of the program about their second semester course selection and their future educational pathways in the field of art and design.