In this one-year Ontario College Certificate program delivered primarily online, students explore illustration and digital techniques for use in movies, video games and other design applications. Students learn colour theory, composition and develop insight into career opportunities and requirements of concept art industries. Students experience college delivery of course material while producing a professional level portfolio in digital imaging and concept art. Graduates are eligible to receive an Ontario College Certificate in General Arts and Science - One Year, with concentration in Intoduction to Concept Art. Graduates can apply to another program at the College or continue their studies in Year II of the General Arts and Science Ontario College Diploma program. Some credits may be considered as transfer credits towards other College programs. Two-Year Diploma Program This two-year Ontario College Diploma program begins in September (for graduates of the one-year certificate program) and in January. Year II provides a well-balanced selection of courses in the social sciences and humanities. On successful completion of Year II, students receive an Ontario College Diploma. Graduates of the diploma program may be eligible to transfer some credits towards a university degree. SUCCESS FACTORS This program is well-suited for students who: Are interested in a career in concept design and illustration. Enjoy digital painting with computers and manipulating imagery. Think visually and creatively. Enjoy conceptualizing ideas. Have a passion for movies and gaming. Are mature and committed to studies. Want to experience a college-level introduction to illustration. Are self-directed and work well independently.
A General Arts and Science Ontario College Certificate or Ontario College Diploma demonstrates to employers, colleges and universities that graduates have the ability to learn at a postsecondary level, have enhanced skills in oral and written communication, can conduct research in a systematic manner and are flexible and open to meeting new challenges. These are important attributes in a world where change is rapid and adaptability is an asset.