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DIGITAL PAINTING & EXPANDED ANIMATION THROUGH INTEGRATED MEDIA


Program Information

Digital Painting & Expanded Animation Through Integrated Media is structured to provide students with a versatile yet rigorous technical and critical toolset. In the first and second years of study, students undergo thorough studio arts training coupled with hands-on experience in a variety of art and animation techniques, both traditional and digital including: observational drawing, traditional and digital painting, stop-motion, 3D animation and digital compositing, to name a few. Students also take Liberal Arts & Sciences courses, which provide a cultural and historical context for these practices, and help to ground student projects with solid critical skills. The third and fourth years are geared towards shaping these newly acquired skills into a cross-disciplinary creative language, culminating in a final capstone project such as an installation-based animation work, a digital painting series or an interactive virtual work that combines both digital painting and animation. Graduates of the Digital Painting & Expanded Animation specialization will be equipped with portable, professional digital art and animation skills coupled with the critical thinking and experimental approach required of contemporary art practitioners.

Liberal studies courses are listed under the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and designated course type LST in the course schedule. See the Liberal Art & Sciences for an outline of the degree liberal studies requirements.

Laptop Program

Digital Painting & Expanded Animation is part of the Laptop Program. Students are required to have a laptop as well as their own external hard drives in order to transfer and store their digital media. We recommend the purchase of Apple MacBook Pro computers. Students are required to pay the associated fees for software and support. Please see the 
Laptop Program guide for Integrated Media and information on Laptop Program fees.    


Digital Painting & Expanded Animation/Integrated Media Program Guide

Students must fulfill all requirements listed in the major program guide the year they were admitted to OCAD U. For example, a student admitted to OCAD U in 2012 must follow the major program guide published in the Fall/Winter 2012/2013 Course Calendar.

However, if program requirements change, students must adhere to the new requirements for their next learning year level.

NOTE: All students should refer to the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences for an outline of the liberal studies degree requirements.

 

COURSE CODE 
COURSE TITLE          
CREDIT
 100 Level Requirements
Liberal studies courses 
Fall semester:     
LBST 1B04
Global Visual and Material Culture: Beginnings to 1800 
 0.5
Winter semester:    
LBST 1B05
Global Visual and Material Culture: 1800 to the Present 
 0.5
Fall or Winter semester:    
Choose one of the following  three writing courses:  0.5
  LBST 1B11 The Essay and the Argument: Mechanics
 
     
LBST 1B12  
The Essay and the Argument: ESL
 
  LBST 1B13
The Essay and the Argument: Rhetoric (not offered 2013/2014)
 
Studio courses
 
Fall semester:   
GART 1B01 Drawing 1                                      
 0.5
GART 1B04
Colour Exploration *                           
 0.5
GART 1B05
Form and Structure                              
 0.5
Fall or Winter semester:   
GART 1B06
Time-Based Media                            
 0.5
   
 
Select ONE the following Time-Based Media (TBM):
 
   
 
i) TBM accents multi-disciplinary, select from the following:
Fall: sections 1, 2, 3 & 4      
Winter: 1, 2, 3 & 4
   
 
ii) TBM accents animation, select from the following:
Fall: sections 5 & 6                        
Winter: sections 5 & 6  
   
 
iii) TBM accents electronics, select from the following:
Fall: sections 7 & 8
Winter: sections 7 & 8
   
 
iv) TBM accents video, select from the following:
Fall: sections 9 & 10
Winter: sections 9 & 10
Winter semester:   
Choose one of the following core focus courses:
 0.5
  DRPT 2B03 Drawing Workshop (section 4)
 
  DRPT 2B07 Figurative Drawing (section 3)
 
  DRPT 2B39  Painting & Digital Imaging I  (section 3)
 
  INTM 2B02  The Moving Image: Cinematic Form & Practice (section 1)
 
  INTM 2B06  Sonic Arts (section 2)
 
  INTM 2B11 Animation: Origins & Techniques (section 2)
 
  INTM 2B29 The Moving Image: Documentation, Performance, Activism (section 1)
 
  FABR 2B03 Introduction to Fabrication: Mouldmaking (section 1)
 
  FABR 2B04 Introduction to Fabrication: Plastics (section 1)
 
  PHOT 2B03  Introduction to Photography: Black & White (sections 1,2,3)
 
Choose two of the following elective courses:
 1.0
Digital Practices, for those less familiar with digital tools, develops skills while considering how artists respond to and create the very structures by which the digital is presented.
 
  GART 1B03
Introduction to Digital Practices: Globalization
 
  GART 1B10
Introduction to Digital Practices: Body & Technology
 
The creative process unfolds through research, discovery, and production that combine and form the basis of an art practice.
 
  GART 1B20
Creative Process: Sculpture and Installation
 
  GART 1B21
Creative Process: Painting
 
  GART 1B23
Creative Process: Printmaking
 
  GART 1B24
Creative Process: Wearable Art
 
  GART 1B30
Creative Process: Digital Printmaking
 
  GART 1B32  Creative Process: Photography   
  GART 1B70
Creative Process: Art & Code
 
  GART 1B72
Creative Process: Paper Cut-Outs & 3D Pop-Ups
 
Narrative is key to contemporary visual practice as the unfolding of stories, the exploration of events, histories, ideas, and memories.
 
  GART 1B40
Narrative Strategies: Drawing
 
  GART 1B41
Narrative Strategies: Media Arts
 
  GART 1B43
Narrative Strategies: Contemporary Indigenous Sculpture & Installation
 
The intersection of human activity and natural phenomena provides a zone of contention under investigation in contemporary art today.
 
  GART 1B50
Nature & Culture: Drawing
 
  GART 1B51  Nature & Culture: Contemporary Painting   
  GART 1B52
Nature & Culture: Curatorial Practices
 
  GART 1B53
Nature & Culture: Multidisciplinary Approaches
 
Site & Intervention challenges traditional notions of how space can have an impact on artwork by intervening on public and other spaces.
 
  GART 1B62 Site & Intervention: New Media   
  GART 1B63
Site & Intervention: Sculpture and Installation
 
Total Credits
 5.0

* If English is not your first language, consider enrolling in English Language Pathway, a group of first year courses with extended tutorials and added ESL support. General art students in the English Language Pathway take GDES 1B16 Colour in Context instead of GART 1B04 Colour Exploration.

200 Level Requirements 
DRPT 2B39       
Painting & Digital Imaging 1                    
 0.5
INTM 2B11
Animation: Origins & Techniques
 0.5
INTM 2B14
Compositing & Digital Animation
 0.5
INTM 2B22
Contemporary Issues: Art Today
 0.5
INTM 2B34
Hybrid Media Lab
 0.5
200 Level 
Art elective
 0.5
VISM 2B09
History of New Media
 0.5
200 Level
Visual Culture (VISA, VISC, VISD, VISM) or
ENGL, HUMN, SCTM, SOSC
 0.5
200 Level 
ENGL, HUMN, SCTM or SOSC
 0.5
200 Level  ENGL, HUMN, SCTM or SOSC 
 0.5
Total Credits
 5.0
 
     
300 Level Requirements
DRPT 3B27
Painting & Digital Imaging 2: Collaboration
            
 0.5
INTM 3B39
Media Research Projects
 0.5
INTM 3B49
Integrated Media Studio: Practice & Critique 
 0.5
INTM 3B50
Critical Perspectives in Animation
 0.5
300 Level 
INTM courses 
 1.0
300 Level  
Art elective
 0.5
VISM 3Bxx*
Animation: World Perspectives
(under development)
 0.5
200, 300 or
400 Level 

ENGL, HUMN, SCTM or SOSC  0.5
200, 300 or
400 Level 
 
ENGL, HUMN, SCTM or SOSC
 0.5
Total Credits
 5.0
 
   
*For 2013/2014 students are recommended to take VISM 4B91 Special Topic in Visual Culture, Media: Anime: Dreams and Machines as an equivalency. Please note the prerequisite as it is a 400 level course. Students that do not meet the prerequisite to take 400 level courses, should take Animation: World Perspectives in their fourth year.  
     
400 Level Requirements
ASOC 3B01
Community Practice
 0.5
INTM 4C01
INTM Studio Thesis: Research
or Capstone Project (TBD)
 1.0
INTM 4C02
INTM Studio Thesis: Presentation
or Capstone Project (TBD) 
 1.0
400 Level 
INTM course
 0.5
BUSI 4Bxx
Business, Innovation & Professional Practice
(under development)
 0.5
300 or 400 Level Visual Culture (VISA, VISC, VISD, VISD) or
ENGL, HUMN, SCTM, SOSC
 0.5
300 or 400 Level 
ENGL, HUMN, SCTM or SOSC
 0.5
300 or 400 Level
ENGL, HUMN, SCTM or SOSC
 0.5
Total Credits
 0.5

* An elective may be chosen from any of the following subject areas: ASOC, BUSI, CRCP, CROS, DIGF, DRPT, FABR, INTM, MAAD (maximum 1.5 credits for program), PHOT, PRNT, SCIN. Students wishing to take an elective in any other subject area must meet with their program Chair for approval. The proposed elective course should have relevance to the student’s studies.

**Liberal studies courses (ENGL, HUMN, SCTM, SOSC, VISA, VISC, VISD, VISM and some INVC) are listed under the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and designated course type LST in the course schedule.
 

Eligibility to Graduate

Please note that students are eligible to graduate if they:
• Have fulfilled all program requirements.
• Are in good academic standing (if 2.0 or more credits taken since last academic performance review require minimum 60% average for those courses).
• Have on overall average of at least 60%.
• Have an average of at least 65% in the designated courses of their major/program (Design only).
• Have no outstanding accounts at the university.


Last Modified:6/6/2014 10:26:35 AM