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Visual Arts Bfa

Visual Arts Bfa



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Compiled by RDC Academic Advisors in co-operation with the Visual Art Department. Information in this guide is current at the time of printing and is subject to change.
This Academic Planning Guide highlights only major points regarding admission and transfer. Students are advised toread the university and RDC calendars, and the Alberta Transfer Guide for other necessary information. Some of thecourses listed in this guide have prerequisites. Please refer to the Course Descriptions section of the RDC calendar forfurther information.
 Academic Planning Guide for
(Updated January 27, 2009) 
Please consider the environment by reusing your printed copy of this guide. Bring it with you each time you meetwith an Academic Advisor. Be sure to check for guide updates throughout the year in-person or online athttp://www.rdc.ab.ca/future_students/campus_services/academic_advising/guides.html.
The Program
Objectives of this program are:1. To provide a two-year diploma program in Visual Art designed to prepare students with knowledge, skillsand attitudes for employment in Visual Art positions.2. To prepare students to continue their education in a Bachelor of Fine Arts program.Creativity takes innovative thinking, determination and visual talent. By choosing either the Visual Art Diploma Programor the Bachelor of Fine Art Program, you will be challenged over two years to develop your ideas and push your artisticlimits.Studio courses in drawing, painting, ceramics, visual fundamentals, and sculpture sharpen your sense of sight,enhance your skills of visual expression, and broaden your creative abilities. The instructors in the Visual Art De-partment are themselves practicing artists. Studios are fully equipped for ceramics, sculpture, painting, drawing,printmaking, and design. English and Art History courses offer equal strengths in visual arts vocabulary and criti-cal thinking while making art of your own.In the subsequent year, immerse yourself in the sort of learning opportunity that will enable you to acquire thetechnical skills to realize your inner vision. Two electives are chosen from full-year studio courses with Printmak-ing also being offered.Within a unique and creative environment, you will acquire the specific technical skills and experience directed tothe exciting visual art field. Our program offers a smaller, more personal college atmosphere, the opportunity towork closely with faculty and fellow students, and the opportunity to produce meaningful art.The following employment-related fields require a general art foundation, followed by more specialized training,ending in a four-year undergraduate degree or Master's degree:
Fine Art - sculpture, painting, ceramics, printmaking, photography, and drawingCommercial Design - lay-out, illustration, display, model-making, and photographyPhotography - creative, commercial, industrial, and freelanceOther - art galleries, framing shops, etc.Crafts Design - ceramics, textiles, glass, and jewelleryEnvironmental Design - architectural, urban, environmental, and industrial design Art Education - secondary and post-secondary
Compiled by RDC Academic Advisors in co-operation with the Visual Art Department. Information in this guide is current at the time of printing and is subject to change.
Program Content
 Year 1Fall Term Winter Term
 __ART 101 (1) Visiting Artists __ART 101 (1) Visiting Artists __ART 201 (3) Art History I __ART 203 (3) Art History II __ART 231 (3) Visual Fundamentals __ART 233 (3) Visual Fundamentals __ART 241 (3) Drawing I __ART 243 (3) Drawing II __ART 251 (3) Two Dimensional Studies Painting I Fall or Winter Term __ART 261 (3) Three Dimensional Study Ceramics I Fall or Winter Term __ART 281 (3) Three Dimensional Study Sculpture I Fall or Winter Term __English 219
3) Fall or Winter Term*
: English 219 has a prerequisite of ELA 30-1 or equivalent (RDC ENGL 095)
 Year 2Fall Term Winter Term
  __ART 101 (1) Visiting Artists __ART 101 (1) Visiting Artists __ART 341 (3) Drawing III __ART 343 (3) Drawing IV __Option (3) (Art History Recommended) __Option (3) (Art History Recommended) __English 220
(3) __Option (3)Choose two of the following full-year studio elective courses:
 ART 351/353 Painting II and III ART 361/363 Ceramics II and III ART 375/377/379 Printmaking (Two offered each year) ART 381/383 Sculpture II and III*
: English 219(3) and English 220 (3) may be replaced by English 210 (6) or English 200 (6); however, this mayrequire alternate scheduling of ART courses.
Students have a wide variety of courses to choose from to satisfy the OPTION requirements. University Transferstudents should choose options which are transferable on a course by course basis to the destination university. Visual Art Diploma students may select 3-credit college level courses as options although university-transfercourses are recommended. Consult the Alberta Transfer Guide for details. Many courses require introductory preparation for further study and students are advised to consult theRedDeer College Calendar for prerequisite requirements.

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