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Fundamental Arts

Start Date: September
Length: 1 Year
Location: Prince of Wales Campus
Credential: Certificate, Fundamental Arts
  • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
  • Portfolio of 5 to 6 pieces of your best artwork. This portfolio should include some color work and some observational drawing
  • A 500-word essay describing your artistic journey so far and your goals and aspirations for the future
  • Résumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program

Note: Portfolio will only be kept by the Admissions Department for one year.

International Student fee is an additional $3,930 per year (includes International Health Fee).

Tuition and Other Fees 1st Year
Tuition $ 3,990
Lab Fee $ 800
Student Union $ 168
Health Insurance Fee $ 410
Fitness Centre Fee $ 80
Graduation Fee $ 90
Total $ 5,538
   
1stinstallment due first day of class $ 3,218
2ndinstallment due January 7 $ 2,320
 

By the end of this program, you will have gained the skills required for acceptance into more advanced training in your chosen area.

Program Overview


The Fundamental Arts program begins with the basics of art production for video games. Traditional drawing skills are taught along with the latest software techniques.

You will examine the history of the industry and look behind the scenes to see what goes into video game development.

You will develop the core skills needed to generate artwork using Adobe™ and Autodesk™ products, and the technical aspects needed to integrate your work into the production pipeline. The curriculum is designed to be flexible to ensure that the program can be adjusted to suit trends in the video game industry.

This is a US Federal Aid Approved program.

 

Portfolio Requirements


Do not include copies of other people’s art work such as comic, game or film characters.

  • Draw a self portrait (head and shoulders only), using a mirror for reference.
  • Sit in the corner of any room in your house and draw the entire contents of the room in front of you. Be as accurate as possible. Include everything you see.
  • Devise an original game idea and write a 2 page description outlining its key features. Create a suitable piece of art to be used on the cover of the game’s package.
  • Applicants are asked to select an additional collection of 8 of their best pieces of art to include in their submission. The portfolio should be submitted via weblink, disc, or neatly presented in a binder.
    • figure drawings
    • interior/exterior drawings of buildings
    • perspective drawings
    • drawings from observation
    • original character design
    • traditional art, painting, sculpture
    • 3D models
    • texture painting
    • 2D/3D animation
    • digital art
    • graphic design

 

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