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MATERIAL ART & DESIGN

Programs Information

In the Material Art & Design program we explore the connection between the hand, eye and mind as experienced in the making and using of functional and non-functional craft objects. This hands-on and theoretical study of materials focuses on the potential of objects to perform functions, express culture and act as metaphors essential to adding meaning to daily life.

Students in the program select a major specialization in Fibre or Jewellery/Metalsmithing and may take electives or a minor in Ceramics. Each area delivers a traditional and contemporary studio-based education with a focus on the development of expertise in: making and using materials; understanding the context in which to situate the work; the development of critical thinking, ethics and responsibility; as well as the ability to incorporate hand techniques with new technologies.

The curriculum taught in the program has been developed to meet the needs of craft practitioners in the art and design fields who are directed towards diverse paths which include: small batch production; one-of-a-kind and custom functional and wearable object making; gallery exhibiting; critical design; designing for interiors and industry; and graduate studies. Students may choose to graduate with either a Bachelor of Design (BDes) or a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA).

Jewellery/Metalsmithing

This program encourages students to look at jewellery and metalsmithing in critical, new or non‑traditional ways, while respecting the materials and skills associated with traditional fine jewellery and object making. The full range of courses offered cover fabrication methods, gem setting, silversmithing, concept development, production techniques and rapid prototyping.

Fibre

This program encourages students to investigate fibre materials and processes using both an art-based and applied-design approach. Two main areas of study, constructed textiles (weaving) and surface design (printing and dyeing), are complemented with courses in concept development and non-woven processes such as felting, papermaking and embellishment techniques. Students use traditional techniques and computer-aided design to develop innovative functional products and non-functional artwork.

Ceramics

The Ceramics studio offers a range of courses that explore inventive ways of making ceramics for domestic, industrial and architectural settings. Through the study of the physical and chemical properties of clay, glazes, mouldmaking and surface manipulation, students create functional or sculptural ceramic objects.

Please refer to the Design Programs: Introduction.


Material Art & Design Major Program Guide

All Faculty of Design programs are developed as semester groupings of related courses. In order to be prepared to meet course expectations, students are normally required to complete all core courses in one semester before carrying on to courses in the next semester.

Students will select their area of specialization in Material Art & Design when registering for their first-year winter studio courses.

To meet graduation requirements, students must attain an overall average of 65% or higher for all designated core courses. After the first semester of first year, the minimum pass grade for core courses is 60%.

Note:
All courses tagged with “*” are included in the First Year Software program. (For first year only, Material Art & Design students do not participate in the Laptop Program.)

Students in this Major or Minor Program Area are included in the Laptop Program, and are required to pay the associated fees for software and support.

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

COURSE CODE COURSE NAME CREDIT

100 LEVEL: FALL SEMESTER

PLEASE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR SPECIFIC CONDITIONS REGARDING ADVANCEMENT TO FUTURE COURSES.

GDES 1B25 Form & Structure (core) 0.5
GDES 1B24 Colour and Two-dimensional Design 0.5

(If English is not your first language, consider enrolling in English Language Pathway, a special offering attached to GDES 1B16 Colour in Context which would be considered equivalent to GDES 1B24 for ESL students in First Year Design.)

GDES 1B22 Drawing for ID & MAAD 0.5



Must take LBST 1B04 (and one of LBST 1B11 or LBST 1B12 if you don't take one in the winter)

LBST 1B04 Global Visual and Material Culture: Beginnings to 1800 (LST) 0.5



LBST 1B11 The Essay and the Argument: Mechanics (LST) (available fall or winter) 0.5
or LBST 1B12 The Essay and the Argument: ESL (English as a Second Language) (LST)  (available fall only)



100 LEVEL: WINTER SEMESTER

PLEASE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR SPECIFIC CONDITIONS REGARDING ADVANCEMENT TO FUTURE COURSES.

GDES 1B21

Experience Design 

0.5
MAAD 1B04 Drawing for Material Art & Design 0.5
MAAD 1B03 Methods of Material Practice 0.5
Choose one MAAD Studio: 0.5
MAAD 1B01 Material Art & Design Studio: Fibre (0.5 credit) (core)
or MAAD 1B02 Material Art & Design Studio: Jewellery (0.5 credit) (core)



Must take LBST 1B05 (and one of LBST 1B11 or LBST 1B12 if you didn't take one in the fall)

LBST 1B05

Global Visual and Material Culture: 1800 to the Present (LST)

0.5



LBST 1B11 The Essay and the Argument: Mechanics (LST) (available fall or winter) 0.5
or LBST 1B12 The Essay and the Argument: ESL (English as a Second Language) (LST) (available fall only)



200 LEVEL: FALL SEMESTER

PLEASE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR SPECIFIC CONDITIONS REGARDING ADVANCEMENT TO FUTURE COURSES.

VISD 2B22 History of Material Arts:
Ancient Egypt to Modern Europe (LST)
0.5
SCTM 2B01 Introduction to Biology (or another 200 level SCTM course) (LST) 0.5
MAAD 2B35 Drawing as Process 0.5
Choose the course that supports your area of specialization: 0.5
Fibre
MAAD 2B34 Fibre: Constructed Design 1 (0.5 credit) (core)
or    
Jewellery
MAAD 2B29 Jewellery/Metalsmithing: Fabrication 2 (0.5 credit) (core)
Choose the course that supports your area of specialization: 0.5
Fibre
MAAD 2B38 Fibre: Dyeing (0.5 credit) (core)  
or
Jewellery
MAAD 2B08 Jewellery/Metalsmithing: Casting (0.5 credit) (core)  

200 LEVEL: WINTER SEMESTER

PLEASE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR SPECIFIC CONDITIONS REGARDING ADVANCEMENT TO FUTURE COURSES.

VISD 2B38

Contemporary Design Theories and Practices (LST) recommended; for other VISA/VISD/VISM options see list at the end of this document (permission of MAAD Chair required for substitution)

0.5



GDES 2B03 Think Tank 1: Awareness (SEM) 0.5
Choose two courses that support your area of specialization: (1.0 credit total) 1.0
Fibre

MAAD 2B26 Fibre: Explorations (0.5 credit)
MAAD 2B27 Fibre: Surface Design 1 (0.5 credit) (core)
or
Jewellery

MAAD 2B28 Jewellery/Metalsmithing: Composition (0.5 credit)
MAAD 2B36 Jewellery/Metalsmithing: CAD/CAM (0.5 credit) (core)
Choose the course that supports your area of specialization: 0.5
Fibre
MAAD 2B37 Fibre: Stitching (0.5 credit)
or

Jewellery
MAAD 2B09 Silversmithing (0.5 credit)

300 LEVEL: FALL SEMESTER

PLEASE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR SPECIFIC CONDITIONS REGARDING ADVANCEMENT TO FUTURE COURSES. (NOTE: Material Art & Design students must complete all required courses from third year before accessing MAAD 4C01 Thesis II: Project Development.)

See Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences Choose one liberal studies course (see recommended list and links at the end of this document) 0.5



Choose two third-year studio course offerings  (2 x 0.5 = 1.0 credits) 1.0
Fibre

MAAD 3B34 Fibre: Constructed Design 2 (0.5 credit) (core)
MAAD 3B43 Fibre: Surface Design 2 (0.5 credit) (core)
Jewellery

MAAD 3B13 Jewellery: Practical Theory: Setting (0.5 credit) (core)
MAAD 3B17 Jewellery: Intermediate: Structure (0.5 credit) (core)
Choose the course that supports your area of specialization: 0.5
MAAD 3B38 Jewellery: Implementing the History
of the 19th and 20th Century (SEM) (0.5 credit)  (core)

or

MAAD 3B39 Fibre: Implementing the History
of the 19th and 20th Century (SEM) (0.5 credit) (core)

Choose one expansion studio from the list provided at the end of this document. 0.5


300 LEVEL: WINTER SEMESTER

PLEASE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR SPECIFIC CONDITIONS REGARDING ADVANCEMENT TO FUTURE COURSES. (NOTE: Material Art & Design students must complete all required courses from third year before accessing MAAD 4C01 Thesis II: Project Development.)

VISD 3B41 Cross Cultural Issues in Craft (LST) 0.5
MAAD 3B05 Thesis I: Research & Preparation (SEM) 0.5
MAAD 3B47 Professional Practice for Material Art & Design 0.5
Choose one of the following: 0.5
MAAD 3B46 Drawing and Rendering: Fibre (0.5 credit)
or MAAD 3B45 Drawing and Rendering: Jewellery (0.5 credit)




Choose one third-year studio course offering: 0.5
Fibre

MAAD 3B20 Fibre: Concept Development (0.5 credit) (core)
Jewellery

MAAD 3B15 Jewellery: Concept Development (0.5 credit) (core)



400 LEVEL: FALL SEMESTER

PLEASE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR SPECIFIC CONDITIONS REGARDING ADVANCEMENT TO FUTURE COURSES. 

SOSC 3B02 Material Culture and Consumer Society (LST) or choose one SOSC liberal studies course (see suggested list at the end of this document.)
0.5



MAAD 4C01 Thesis II: Project Development
(plus Thesis Studio) (core)

1.0



Choose the course that supports your area of specialization: 0.5
MAAD 4B07

Fibre: Design 3 (0.5 credit) (core)


or MAAD 4B08

Jewellery: Development for Production
(includes digital workshop) (0.5 credit) (core)


Choose one expansion studio from the list provided at the end of this document. 0.5



400 LEVEL: WINTER SEMESTER

PLEASE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR SPECIFIC CONDITIONS REGARDING GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS.



See Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences Choose one 300 or 400 level English (ENGL) or Humanities (HUMN) course (see suggested list below) 0.5
MAAD 4C02 Thesis III: Project Development (core)
(plus Thesis Studio)

1.0
MAAD 4B04 Professional Practice 0.5
Choose one expansion studio from the list provided below. 0.5



Expansion Studio Courses (subject to being offered):
CROS 3B05 Art & Design Education Lab  
GDES 3B10 Art of Presentation
GDES 3B18 Biomimicry 1: Points of Departure
GDES 3B28 Biomimicry 2: Application
MAAD 2B24 Ceramics: Mouldmaking
GDES 3B79 Children's Toy Design and Invention
GDES 3B21 Designing Across Difference: Indigenous Communities
GDEX 3B06 Design for the North  
GDES 3B20 Design with Technology 1  
GDES 3B78 Design with Technology 2  
GDES 3B36 Domestic Ceramics: Exploring the Useful Object
GDES 3B40 Exploration, Insight and Foresight in Design (SEM)
GDES 3B46 Explorations in Architectural Glass
GDES 3B77 Fibre: Sustainable Fashion and Textiles (not offered 2013/2014)  
GDES 3B51 Fibre: Wearable Forms 1
GDES 3B80 Fibre: Wearable Forms 2
GDEX 3B04 Furniture Construction Methodologies  
GDES 3B15 Furniture Design 1

GDES 3B25 Furniture Design 2

GDES 4B11 Furniture Design 3

GDES 3B70 Game Design: Conceptual and Visual Approaches  
GDES 3B71 Game Design: Digital Development  
GDES 3B11 Graphic Narrative, Animation & Motion  
GDES 3B76 Graphic Novel Illustration  
GDES 3B06 Guerrilla Entrepreneurship
GDES 3B49 Image and Clay: Exploring the Ceramic Surface
GDES 3B27 Interactive Communication: Clever Devices
GDES 3B24 Interior Design Studio
GDEX 3B03 Introduction to Design Management  
GDES 3B84 Introduction to Photography
GDEX 3B02 Introduction to Product Design  
MAAD 2B15 Intro to Ceramics (not offered 2013/2014)
GDES 3B34 Jewellery Design 1: An Introduction
GDES 3B50 Jewellery Design 2: Alternative Materials
GDES 3B57 Living Environments: Design Theory
GDES 3B58 Living Environments: Design Practices
GDES 3B66 Materials for a Sustainable Practice (SEM)
GDES 3B73 Open Studio: Critical Approaches to Design Practice  
GDES 3B81 Sequential Illustration Project  
GDES 3B12 Socially Responsible Design Practices
GDES 3B54 Think Tank 2: Consideration (SEM)
GDES 4B08 Think Tank 3: Action (SEM)
GDES 3B56 Universal Design (not offered 2013/2014)
GDES 3B59 Urban Design Ecology (SEM) (not offered 2013/2014)
DIGF 3B01 Networked Communities and Environments (SEM)
GDES 3B16 Wearable Technology 1
GDES 3B44 Wearable Technology 2 (not offered 2013/2014)
CROS 4B01 Witness: History, Memory and Creative Response  (not offered 2013/2014)
or
another studio in MAAD
or any FABR course  
or
Relevant, out of program, course - subject to approval. Contact Program Assistant Robert Pisano at rpisano@ocadu.ca for approvals/equivalencies, prior to commencement of class.


 
Recommended liberal studies courses (subject to being offered):
INVC 2B01 The Story of Us, Indigenous Peoples of the Americas (LST)
INVC 2B03 Ways of Telling: Indigenous Literature and Narrative Tradition (LST)  

ENGL 3B04 Science and Technology in Literature (LST)
ENGL 3B06 Studies in Canadian Literature (LST)
ENGL 3B10 Creative Writing: Nonfiction (LST)
ENGL 3B12 Creative Writing: Short Fiction (LST)
ENGL 4B04 Diasporic Writings (LST)
ENGL 4B07 Graphic Novels (LST)
ENGL 4B09 Hybrid & Experimental Writing (LST)


HUMN 3B01 Reading Popular Culture (LST)
HUMN 3B10 Multicultural Social Ethics (LST)
HUMN 3B11 Sexualities and Representation: Queer and Other Theories (LST)  
HUMN 3B13 Stuff: Material Culture and the Meaning of Things (LST)
HUMN 3B17 Modernism and Postmodernism (LST)  
HUMN 3B19 Feminist Theory (LST)  
HUMN 3B25 Imagining Nation: Canada's Cultural History (LST)
HUMN 3B92 Special Topic in Humanities: Extraordinary Bodies (LST)


SCTM 2B02 Human Form and Function: Introduction to Anatomy (LST)
SCTM 2B03 Astronomy: An Exploration of Scales and Structures in our Universe (LST)
SCTM 2B06 Introduction to Computer Science: Logic and Coding (LST)
SCTM 2B07 Introduction to Inclusive Design (LST)
SCTM 2B10 Introduction to Psychology (LST)
SCTM 2B22 Topics in the Science of Colour (LST)
SCTM 3B03 Human Factors for Designers (LST)
SCTM 3B04 Biological Principles of Sustainability (LST)


SOSC 2B06 The Basics of Human-Centred Research in Art and Design (LST)
SOSC 3B03 Sociology of the Body (LST)
SOSC 3B05 Social Psychology and Consumer Behaviour (LST)
SOSC 4B02 Gender, Globalization and Social Change (LST)


VISA 2B13 History of Photography (LST)
VISA 2B31 History of Printing and Printmaking (LST)
VISA 2B32 Canadian Art: The Modern Era (LST)
VISA 3B03 Contemporary Canadian Art (LST)
VISA 3B30 Contemporary East Asian Art (LST)  
VISA 3B37 The History and Theory of Art Criticism (LST)
VISA 3B42 Critical Issues & Ideas in Contemporary First Nations Art (LST)
VISA 3B45 South Asian Art and Culture: Multiple Modernisms (LST)
VISA 3B96 Special Topic in Visual Culture: Aboriginal Cultural Politics: Gender, Art and Activism (LST)
VISA 4B02 Performance and Performativity (LST)
VISA 4B12 Modern Korean Art and Society (LST)  


VISD 2B01 History of Modern Design (LST)
VISD 2B10 History of 20th Century Architecture (LST)
VISD 3B32 The History of Furniture (LST)
VISD 3B36 The History and Theory of Interiors: Design and Production (LST)  
VISC 4B15 Urban Life: Art, Design and the City (LST) (not offered 2013/2014)
VISD 4B19 Contemporary Studies in Architecture and Design (LST)


VISM 2B08 Film Studies: An Introduction (LST)
VISM 2B15 Introduction to Game Studies (LST)
VISM 3B01 Critical Play (LST)
VISM 4B24 The Body and the Machine: Interrogating the Posthuman in Art and Design (LST)
     
Please visit Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences course listing for a full selection of liberal studies courses.

Last Modified:10/15/2013 9:48:06 AM