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Humber’s one-year Design Foundation certificate program provides you with the skills to focus your creativity as you begin a career in design.
If you have a clear interest in visual art and design, but want to upgrade or build your portfolio of work, or explore various design disciplines while considering your future career, this is the program for you. With a deep scope of experience in a variety of design facets, our faculty provides you with an industry-current perspective of your work while offering you a broad based preparatory design education. You will develop design skills, techniques and processes, learn about various professional career choices while developing and refining your comprehensive portfolio.
Your training is led by professional designers from a variety of disciplines in a curriculum that features courses in:
- 1, 2 and 3-Point perspective drawing;
- 2D and 3D principles;
- Colour theory;
- Interior Design;
- Industrial Design;
- Graphic Design;
- Design software such as Photoshop, Illustrator and AutoCAD.Courses Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Recognize the importance of all visual design processes in a consumer society.
Demonstrate, via in-studio projects, the broad disciplines of two-dimensional and three-dimensional design.
Apply an understanding of design principles, via in-studio projects, to the major disciplines of applied design.
Pursue further design study at an advanced level.
Decide which visual discipline to pursue after their Foundation studies are complete.
Investigate design education opportunities at Canadian colleges and universities.
Evaluate the relative personal attractiveness of various design disciplines and individual suitability of one in particular.
Recognize the importance of portfolio work as a personal representation of design abilities.
Use the portfolio work as a pivotal tool in applying or securing a position in a program of subsequent and specific design education.
Apply for positions in advanced design education at Humber or alternative colleges and universities in Canada.
Designers influence the development of products, the packages they come in and the marketing materials used to promote them. We also rely on designers to plan all types of buildings and to create inviting spaces within them.
In Toronto’s vibrant creative sector, the demand for talented and skilled designers is strong. Your generalized training in the many aspects of design may be an effective launching pad to more specialized design study in various fields, including industrial design, interior design, interior decorating, graphic design, architecture, civil engineering or building technology. Graduates may work with advertising agencies, architectural firms, manufacturers, interior design and industrial design companies.
"My Design Foundation certificate was great preparation for Humber's Interior Design degree." - Alec, Interior Design degree student
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