Humber’s 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; and 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:
Create projects that employ the use of proper visual, spoken and written research to meet the needs of the audience.
Create two and three-dimensional designs using a variety of material, processes and techniques that demonstrate knowledge of design elements and principles.
Apply idea generation theories to develop concepts that form the basis of a design work.
Use the creative thinking process and design theory to solve design problems.
Compose a statement of intent for further design related studies that examines and differentiates between various design professions.
Develop a portfolio of work that represents a variety of media and techniques suitable for presentation to an audience.
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.
"My Design Foundation certificate was great preparation for Humber's Interior Design degree." - Alec, Interior Design degree student
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