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Visual and Creative Arts

Fleming College
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 Canada Haliburton

The Visual and Creative Arts Diploma (VCAD) offers you unique and flexible options for earning a diploma in the visual arts. Choose the learning path that is right for you. It’s your diploma, your way. [+]

Best Course Studies in Fine Arts in Canada 2017. The Visual and Creative Arts Diploma (VCAD) offers you unique and flexible options for earning a diploma in the visual arts. Choose the learning path that is right for you. It’s your diploma, your way. VCAD = foundation courses + elective courses Foundation Courses These courses are required to develop the foundational skills for Visual and Creative Arts Diploma candidates: 3D Design Art History - The Recent Century Contemporary Art Investigations Design I Drawing Disciplines Media Explorations I Visual Documentation Business for Artists Concept Development Design II Media Explorations II Portfolio and Presentation 2 General Education Electives Elective Courses The elective courses build upon the foundation courses and focus on studio-based learning and techniques. You can acquire these elective courses through one of two learning pathways: the Specialist Option; or the Generalist Option. Specialist Option Take one of our 15-week Art Certificate programs: Artist Blacksmith Ceramics Digital Image Design Drawing & Painting (Visual Arts Fundamentals) Glassblowing Jewellery Essentials Photo Arts Sculpture Fibre Arts Generalist Option Or, you can obtain your elective courses by taking a Generalist Option. Choose 12 courses plus a two-week capstone course. Study at your own pace, including spring, summer and fall courses (see the Haliburton School of The Arts Calendar for these courses). You can fast-track this program and complete your diploma in one calendar year. Why Choose Fleming This program is delivered at Fleming College’s Haliburton Campus, located in central Ontario's spectacular Haliburton Highlands region and home to the Haliburton School of The Arts, renowned for outstanding arts programming. Designed for visual artists, the contemporary architecture maximizes natural light in the studios, classrooms and common areas. It's the perfect environment to flourish as an artist. Fleming students have unique and flexible options for earning their diploma in the visual arts. Once students have completed their certificate, they can continue their education by enrolling in two more semesters of study to complete their Visual and Creative Arts diploma. Students can continue their arts education through transfer agreements with several universities including Emily Carr University of Art and Design, OCAD University (Ontario College of Art and Design) and Wayne State University, Michigan. The certificate programs are delivered in an intensive format in which two semesters of credits can be completed in only 15 weeks. Each certificate course comprises 32.5 hours of in-class instruction with an additional 15 hours of technician - guided, independent studio time. Faculty members are not only professional artists and designers, but also dedicated teachers who are intent upon the development of your technical skills, creative thinking, and artistic integrity. The 40-year history of the Haliburton School of The Arts is proof of the passion and focus of its faculty, administration, and support staff, whose collaboration provides an environment rich in potential for studies in the arts. Is this You? An interest in art, drawing, and painting is essential to your success in this program. Other abilities and traits that would be an asset include: Oral and written communication skills An open mind Willingness to learn from others An interest in exploring your creativity Ability to commit to the intensive program format Career Opportunities You have started a life long learning experience in the world of art with endless options in your pursuit of a career in the art field. You might continue to pursue a career by taking more advanced studies or work as a studio artist to further develop your talents, become a teacher or work in a gallery, museum or art/craft retail operation. Minimum Admission Requirements OSSD with the majority of credits at the College (C) and Open (O) level, including: 2 College (C) English courses (Grade 11 or Grade 12) When (C) is the minimum course level for admission, (U) or (U/C) courses are also accepted. Mature Students If you are 19 years of age or older before classes start, and you do not possess an OSSD, you can write the Canadian Adult Achievement Test to assess your eligibility for admission. Related Programs Fleming College Visual and Creative Arts Diploma graduates can complete Fleming's Museum Management and Curatorship post-graduate program with just two additional semesters of study. Additional Costs Material fees of approximately $800.00 for the first two semesters. Students should have access to a digital camera for this program. Transfer Agreements Alberta College of Art + Design Emily Carr University of Art + Design Nipissing University Nova Scotia College of Arts & Design OCAD University York University [-]

Course - Foundation Visual Art & Design

Vancouver Film School - VFS
Campus Full time 1 year January 2017 Canada Vancouver

Build a foundation in traditional art techniques combined with training in modern visual media in this rigorous and exploratory one-year program. Foundation Visual Art & Design is ideal [+]

Build a foundation in traditional art techniques combined with training in modern visual media in this rigorous and exploratory one-year program. Foundation Visual Art & Design is ideal preparation to flourish in VFS's other acclaimed programs. What you will learn in the multidisciplinary Foundation program covers a wide range of skills and experiences, from Drawing, Photography, Cinematography, and Animation to Storyboarding, Sound Design, Writing, and Acting, to name a few. You'll use vital tools like Flash, After Effects, and Maya, enabling you to further explore your craft. In the final months of the program, Foundation students choose from three specializations - Animation, Digital Design, and Film - and are mentored by our faculty of industry professionals as they develop their final projects. Along with the work they've done throughout their year, these projects form the basis of a professional-quality and wide-ranging portfolio. Start Dates: - January 5, 2015 - March 2, 2015 - May 4, 2015 - June 29, 2015 - August 31, 2015 - October 26, 2015 Program Requirements No program-specific entrance requirements. Designed for novice art, design, and media enthusiasts who are passionate about working hard to cultivate creative excellence. The Foundation program is ideal for those needing to develop a portfolio required to enter one of VFS' professional programs or for those that enjoy more than one entertainment arts discipline and are unsure of what they wish to pursue as a career. You Graduate With: - A Diploma in Foundation Visual Art & Design - A portfolio showcasing your work. - Access to the VFS Alumni Directory and job board. [-]

Course - Game Design

Vancouver Film School - VFS
Campus Full time 1 year March 2017 Canada Vancouver

Vancouver Film School’s Game Design program will help you become a professional game designer in just one year, taking you through the entire video game development cycle from concept to [+]

Best Course Studies in Fine Arts in Canada 2017. Vancouver Film School’s Game Design program will help you become a professional game designer in just one year, taking you through the entire video game development cycle from concept to final game. You’ll work closely with video game industry mentors in an immersive environment that mirrors that of a professional studio as you design, produce, and present fully playable games. What You Will Learn The courses you’ll take to become a game designer will help you master many disciplines. The VFS Game Design curriculum guides you through the stages of concepting, level design, game interface design, all the way to scripting, programming, and complete game creation. Designing and Creating Games At VFS, you don't just think about games – you experience the development cycle firsthand as you design and produce two major game projects. A Deeper Understanding of Games Designing games means looking at them in a brand new way: combining all the theory, history, and practical know-how into a knowledgeable and versatile designer. Interactive Storytelling Stories are powerful tools for developing great games: they tie the gameplay together and engage the player on a deeper level. Networking and Launching Your Career The game industry is always changing. Staying a step ahead is vital, and the only way to do that is to be face to face with the industry every single day. Start Dates: - January 5, 2015 Limited Seats Available - May 4, 2015 - August 31, 2015 Program Requirements Successful completion of the VFS Foundation Visual Art & Design program - OR - A 1-page (maximum) synopsis of a game that you are passionate about creating. Explain the concept, vision or idea. Include the genre of game you would utilize. Make references to other games to explain how you would make your game. In addition, provide a 1-page (maximum) outline detailing your story, possible levels, and characters. Provide 1-2 pages (maximum) of diagrams explaining any features or game mechanics and a simplified map of the game world described in your synopsis. *Intermediate computer skills are a requirement, including the ability to use Microsoft Word and Excel. [-]

Course - Entertainment Business Management

Vancouver Film School - VFS
Campus Full time 1 year January 2017 Canada Vancouver

Our EBM program produced outstanding graduates and outstanding results. The intensive one-year education enabled students to create award-winning projects, such as Compendium's "Little [+]

Our EBM program produced outstanding graduates and outstanding results. The intensive one-year education enabled students to create award-winning projects, such as Compendium's "Little Mermaid" and “Jabberwock.” The program’s leading-edge business courses meant entry for graduates into the industries of film, television, and game production; marketing and social media; and high-tech business. Yet for graduates of other VFS programs and those already working in industry, leaving a career to pursue a year-long, full-time education in Entertainment Business Management just isn’t a possibility. And this is a source of frustration for many. The entertainment arts industry is changing rapidly—many need to acquire new business and marketing skills quickly to advance careers, launch projects, and start businesses without sacrifice to career, job, or home. A full-time EBM program does not address these needs. In response, VFS will be investigating a brand-new, compressed delivery model of EBM, designed to enable those who need a creative business education to get it, without compromise to their existing careers. This will be the first time in recent years that VFS has considered alternatives to the one-year intensive model. This will be a huge undertaking and we are dedicated to taking the time necessary to create a new model that is of the same high caliber of other VFS programming. Our top priority is, and always will be, our students and making sure that they get the very best educational experience. This means we will be limiting enrolment in the full-time EBM program while we develop this new model. [-]

Course - Digital Character Animation

Vancouver Film School - VFS
Campus Full time 6 months January 2017 Canada Vancouver

Digital Character Animation is an advanced six-month production program for experienced 3D and classical animators looking to refine their skills in character animation as they create their [+]

Best Course Studies in Fine Arts in Canada 2017. Digital Character Animation is an advanced six-month production program for experienced 3D and classical animators looking to refine their skills in character animation as they create their own character-based film. What You Will Learn From concept development to character modeling and animation to production and post-production, what you will learn in this rigorous program will allow you to create your film in just six months. You will learn on Maya - the industry standard software - and will have the opportunity to work with Pixar's Renderman. Character Animation You will spend the majority of the program animating your own film, with face-to-face mentorship from animation industry mentors. Concept Development It all starts with your idea. Modeling Create your 3D character from the skeleton out. Character Setup Rig your character's skeleton, skin, and facial expressions. Rendering Create refined images using Pixar's Renderman. Start Dates: - January 5, 2015 - June 29, 2015 Program Requirements: - A visual art portfolio of your work that includes life (preferred), or character drawings and 3D computer work (maximum 12 pieces). As this is an advanced program, your 3D work must prove that you currently have sufficient skills to excel in the program. or - Successful completion of the VFS Classical Animation program. You Graduate With: - A Diploma in Digital Character Animation. - A mastered demo reel of your final project. - Access to the VFS Alumni Directory and Job Board. [-]

Course - Classical Animation

Vancouver Film School - VFS
Campus Full time 1 year March 2017 Canada Vancouver

Classical Animation focuses on telling a story through movement using traditional animation and Flash. By learning the cornerstones of animation, you develop an understanding [+]

Classical Animation focuses on telling a story through movement using traditional animation and Flash. By learning the cornerstones of animation, you develop an understanding of motion, weight, balance, colour, and design, as well as the discipline and intensity required for studio work, as you take your animated short films from concept all the way to completion. What You Will Learn From character design to 2D animation to using digital tools, what you will learn in Classical Animation will allow you to create two professional-quality short films. Animation & Art To tell a story in animation, you need a full understanding of movement, performance, colour, design, and effects. Storyboarding Creating and interpreting storyboards is a key part of the creative process. Character Design The characters you design put a face on your story: a vital step in creating compelling animation. Flash & Digital Tools Learn Flash while creating a complete short film, as well as digital ink & paint techniques for classically animated films. Start Dates: - January 5, 2015 Wait-list - May 4, 2015 - August 31, 2015 Program Requirements: - Successful completion of the VFS Foundation Visual Art & Design program. or - A visual art portfolio of your work that includes still-life drawings, life drawings, and character sketches (maximum 12 pieces). You Graduate With: - A Diploma in Classical Animation. - A mastered demo reel of your final project. - A traditional art and animation portfolio. - Access to the VFS Alumni Directory and Job Board. [-]

Course - 3D Animation & Visual Effects

Vancouver Film School - VFS
Campus Full time 1 year March 2017 Canada Vancouver

The 3D Animation & Visual Effects program teaches the creative perspective that computer animation is an instrument for telling a compelling story. By combining cinematic [+]

Best Course Studies in Fine Arts in Canada 2017. The 3D Animation & Visual Effects program teaches the creative perspective that computer animation is an instrument for telling a compelling story. By combining cinematic and technological training you not only learn to make films, you learn to make your film. What You Will Learn Perfectly suited for artists just starting out as well as those with some animation experience, this program is about taking your skills - and reel - to the professional level. You begin by studying traditional arts and computer animation skills, giving you the foundation to pursue any discipline in the animation industry. What you will learn in the first half of the program allows you to discover your passion, and you then elect a specialization in one of the cornerstones of the industry: 3D Animation, Modeling, or Visual Effects. Start Dates: - January 5, 2015 Wait-list - March 2, 2015 - May 4, 2015 - June 29, 2015 - August 31, 2015 - October 26, 2015 Program Requirements Successful completion of the VFS Foundation Visual Art & Design program - OR - A visual art portfolio of your work that includes life (preferred), still, or character drawings and 3D computer work (maximum 12 pieces total). To gain admittance and begin studies in 3D Animation & Visual Effects, some 3D experience is required. However, if you do not currently have sufficient 3D experience you may be given conditional acceptance based on the strength of a combination of your other computer artwork (e.g. Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.) and your drawing skills. You Graduate With: - A Diploma in 3D Animation. - A mastered demo reel of your final project. - Access to the VFS Alumni Directory and Job Board. [-]

Course - Visual Effects

VanArts
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Canada Vancouver

You’ll be thinking like a VFX artist in no time at VanArts visual effects school. In only one year, you’ll learn and use all the current VFX production tools like 3D Stereoscopy, green screen and 2D/3D [+]

Course - Visual Effects

Part artist, part technician – be a total VFX professional at VanArts visual effects school.You’ll be thinking like a VFX artist in no time at VanArts visual effects school. In only one year, you’ll learn and use all the current VFX production tools like 3D Stereoscopy, green screen and 2D/3D content creation using Maya, Nuke and Houdini. In the words of an industry recruiter, you’ll be a production-ready grad with the broadest understanding and the best attitude – and you’ll be very hirable.Operating within a studio production paradigm, you’ll learn advanced techniques for compositing, modeling, lighting and texturing. Plus, you’ll be studying at a visual effects school in Vancouver, where the VFX industry is exploding, creating multiple job opportunities as studios open up and look to hire the best talent. You’ll also create a network of visual effects colleagues as you build a professional demo reel. Become qualified and confident, with mentoring from industry professionals.Next Start Dates... [-]