|VADA 101: Illustration Materials and Techniques 1|
|VADA 105: Art History|
|VADA 106: Studio Practice 1|
|VADA 107: Colour and Composition|
|VADA 151: Figure Drawing 1|
|VADA 202: Digital Fine Art 1|
|WRIT 100: College Reading and Writing Skills|
|GNED 101: An Introduction to Arts and Sciences|
|VADA 156: Studio Practice 2|
|VADA 157: Representational Painting|
|VADA 158: Methods and Materiality|
|VADA 203: Figure Drawing 2|
|VADA 255: Digital Photography|
|WRIT 200: Workplace Writing Skills|
|VADA 200: Illustration Materials and Techniques 2|
|VADA 206: Contemporary Painting|
|VADA 207: Special Topics in Contemporary Practice|
|VADA 208: The Moving Image|
|VADA 251: Digital Fine Art 2|
|VADA 256: Figure Painting|
|Select 1 from the following courses|
|GNED: General Elective|
|VADA 150: Structural Visualization and Composition|
|VADA 153: Anatomy for Artists|
|VADA 253: Illustration Rendering|
|VADA 257: Exploring Drawing|
|VADA 258: Professional Practice|
|VADA 259: Interactive Art|
|Select 1 from the following courses|
|GNED: General Elective|
Current students, please make sure to review your MyHumber Academic Progress report to confirm which courses you should register into for your Winter semester. Courses with in-person requirements will likely also have online components. Humber may need to change plans for in-person learning, subject to government and public health directives and/or additional health and safety considerations.
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Produce creative life and representational drawings and paintings, illustrating volume, proportion, perspective, mass and texture with descriptive lighting.
Create representational digital drawing, paintings and illustrations, using application software such as Photoshop, Illustrator and Painter.
Assess the artistic merit of artwork using an analysis of the creative application of established principles of design and composition.
Construct pictorial compositions using visual perspective to achieve accurate proportional relationships.
Light compositions to reveal three-dimensional form.
Create figurative pictorial compositions, using principles of human and comparative anatomy.
Critique technical principles of composition in representational drawing, painting and illustration, through analysis of rendering.
Prepare and present a traditional and creative art portfolio containing both original work and computer generated reproductions.
Research and create reference materials to support successful completion of a work of art.
Reproduce, with fidelity, colour as encountered in nature, mixing traditional and digital media.
Develop a career plan and self-promotion skills suitable to the digital media industry, using materials such as a résumé, cover letter, contact list, e-portfolio.
Develop and present a digital art project proposal and manage the project, using effective oral and written communications skills.
Watch the video to see student work and hear why students decided to take this program.
The newly constructed Humber Art Commons was designed to foster creative collaboration and experimentation. The flexible space allows Art Foundation students to conceptualize, create, and exhibit work all in the same place.
Launched as a live lab, the Art Commons building provides students with a creative space to explore and discover new techniques. Located at Lakeshore Campus on Lakeshore Blvd, the building acts as a hub for art students. The open concept allows for a modern studio space flooded by natural light. The space has been modelled on the general concept of transformability. Four large multi-purpose rooms on two floors can be turned into any kind of collaborative space depending on need.
Visual and Digital Arts professors are accomplished artists, designers, entrepreneurs and art historians. They represent the full spectrum of creative career paths available to students upon graduation. Program co-ordinator Cole Swanson is an interdisciplinary artist who has been featured in gallery exhibitions, residencies, and festivals on four continents. Professors include Noni Kaur, Marc Colangelo, Golboo Amani, Steven Cober, Eva Kolcze, Neil Harrison, John Stuart, Carolyne Topdjian, and Tobias Williams.
Watch the video to see how the In Situ event was an immersive and interactive evening that showcased music, photography, performance, dance, improv, mime, spoken word, mural and graffiti art, installation art, design and more by some of the GTA’s best emerging artists!
Watch the video above to learn more about the Winter Stations Competition 2017.
Watch the video to discover how the Visual and Digital Arts program at Humber helps students explore their creativity and express their ideas.
Watch the video to find out how Humber prepared Mac for the professional aspects of being an artist.
Watch the video and discover how Noni Kaur inspires her students to think outside the box and create more than what they think they are capable of.
Watch the video to find out how Marc motivates his students to succeed.
Take a 360 degree tour!
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Although the Information Age has created an explosion of career opportunities for visual and digital artists, the competition is keen. It is an exciting career that encompasses creativity, challenges, new insights and dynamic ways of critical thinking. But employers agree: professional drawing and painting skills reinforced with fine art principles and critical-thinking skills will distinguish an applicant from the crowd.
Enjoy exciting entry-level positions in the visual, graphic and media arts industry with your newly acquired skillset. Use your creative and technical skills as an illustrator, contemporary artist, concept artist, advertising layout artist, storyboard artist, digital illustrator, visualizer, artist representative, gallery or artist supply assistant, graphic artist, photographer’s assistant, or art teaching assistant. Be self-employed as a freelance artist, illustrator or art instructor in an arts and crafts association or organization. Many of our graduates also pursue higher education within media studies and the visual arts, given that they will be equipped with a comprehensive portfolio to showcase their acquired skills.
Length: 4 semesters
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Watch the video to learn some useful tips on how to assemble a portfolio for the Visual & Digital Arts program application.
Virtual Information Session: Broadcast Television/Videography
Tue, November 24, 2020
Virtual Information Session: Media Foundation
Wed, November 25, 2020
Which Media & Creative Arts program is for you?
Thu, November 19, 2020
Find out at an upcoming program information session!
From Monday, November 23, 2020, to Friday, January 29, 2021, the Faculty of Media & Creative Arts is hosting one-hour virtual information sessions at various times. Connect with our professors to hear how you'll get hands-on experience through Live Labs, performances, and ongoing work-integrated learning, and learn the industry-specific business skills needed wherever your career and your story take you. Your professional future starts here.
World Audio Drama Day 2020
Fri, October 30, 2020
October 30th is World Audio Drama Day. To celebrate, we're singling out standout original dramas created by our Broadcasting- Radio students.
Journalism students premiere documentary at LA film festival
Wed, October 14, 2020
Pearl Under Pressure, a documentary short by Lucy Lau and Harmony Multani, had its public premiere at the Los Angeles Lift Off Film Festival.
The 12-minute film, the pair's capstone project for the Journalism graduate certificate program, highlights efforts to combat child abuse in Uganda. The film grew out of a health and social change intiative led by Denmark's University College Absalon with partial funding from the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.
Read more about Lau and Multani's film and their experience documenting the stories of women and children in Uganda.
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Faculty of Media & Creative Arts News
Maria Saba Wins 2020 Writers-in-Exile Scholarship
School for Writers
Mon, October 26, 2020
Meet thethe recipient of the 2020 PEN Canada-Humber College Writers-in-Exile Scholarship, Maria Saba.
Industry Insights – Three Questions for Three Leaders
Tue, October 20, 2020
We spoke with three industry professionals and heard their thoughts on how the industry is changing and what students can do to keep up and stand out.
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