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  • Objectives
    The General Arts and Science-Design Studies program is intended for students who are interested in exploring a career in design through the preparation of a competitive portfolio. In this one-year foundations program, students develop their creative design and drawing skills allowing them to pursue more advanced studies in programs such as Graphic Design, Interior Decorating, BAA - Interior Design, Print Media, Advertising and Architectural Technician/Technology. Two-Year Diploma Program The two-year General Arts and Science diploma program begins in September (after successful completion of the certificate program) and in January. On successful completion of Year Two, students receive an Ontario College Diploma. Year Two provides a well-balanced selection of courses in the social sciences and humanities. Students who graduate from the diploma program may transfer some credits towards a university degree.
  • Academic Title
    Diploma (2 year)
  • Course description

    Level 1

    DAT5758 Computer Foundations I

    DSN1308 Drawing I

    DSN1371 Portfolio, Layout and Design I

    ENL1813G Communications I

    SSC0041 Fundamentals of Creative Photography

    SSC0052 Design Dynamics

    Level 2


    DSN1331 Drawing II

    DSN1340 Computer Design

    DSN1372 Portfolio, Layout and Design II

    ENL1823G Communications II

    HIS1500 History of Art and Design

    Level 3

    ECO0001 Economics and the Global Marketplace

    ENL1981 Reading and Writing Prose

    PSY1775 Psychology of Growth and Development

    SSC0051 Evolution of Western Civilization

    SSC0061 Methods of inquirí

    Elective: MUST choose one

    ENV0010 Environmental Citizenship

    SSC0044 Tools of Social Science

    Level 4

    PSY1772 Organizational Psychology

    SSC0045 Roots of World Conflict


    Elective: MUST choose one

    ENL0034 Literary Currents

    SSC0025 Fundamentals of Philosophy

    Electives: MUST choose one

    PSY0012 Abnormal Psychology

    SCI1596 Nutrition

    Choose one from equivalencies:

    GED0438 General Education Elective

    Level 4

    SSC1767 The Cultural Mosaic

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