AFD242 - Digital Design II

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Subject Title
Digital Design II

Subject Description
Ability in design is key to the successful expression of one?s creativity in the visual arts; and many of the best tools for developing this ability are digital. This lab-based subject will build upon experiences gained in Digital Design I. Students will apply their knowledge of the elements and principles of design to resolve creative problems using mainstream digital tools that are relevant to visual art fields such as Fine Arts, Illustration, Graphic Design, and Popular Culture.

Pre-requisites: AFD141 and AFD131
Co-requisites: AFD232
Equivalencies: AFD271

Credit Status
Art Fundamentals Certificate

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Execute abstract, representational and non-objective explorations of the elements and principles of 2D and 3D design using digital tools and media
  2. Communicate intent effectively in visual, verbal, and written forms
  3. Resolve specified project requirements effectively and professionally
  4. Generate multiple solutions for visual problem-solving based on research, concept-development processes and strategies, and critiques
  5. Apply critical thinking to resolve problems visually, orally, and in writing
  6. Prepare work for presentation in a timely and professional manner
  7. Execute work appropriately with respect to health and safety guidelines and regulations applicable to art materials and methodologies
  8. Respond constructively and professionally to giving and receiving critical feedback in the process of assessing work
  9. Organize a portfolio of developed work for presentation purposes

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.