Studio Arts (500.G5)
Studies in the Studio Arts Profile offer students the possibility of tailoring a program to advance their own specific interests and skills. Studio art courses form the central focus, complemented by option courses chosen from a wide variety of disciplines such as Cinema, Literature, Music, Languages, and Theatre.
A special feature of the Studio Arts Profile is the number of choices of different art media available. From printmaking and painting to computer art, drawing, sculpture, and artists’ books, creativity takes many forms. Our teachers are committed art academics as well as practicing artists who take pride in their creative work, exhibiting in the city and abroad.
At Dawson we reach out to look at art in the real world, visiting galleries and museums. Our art history and studio courses examine art of the past and the present, helping students to understand their work in the broader context of ideas in art today.
The Studio Arts Profile of the ALC Program does not require a portfolio for admission. Students graduating from this profile continue on to studies in art education, art therapy, art history, aesthetics, film and theatre set design, museum studies, digital arts, animation, graphic design, and media and visual communication.
All courses in Studio Arts lead to one’s Comprehensive Examination in the final semester. This consists of a largely self-directed project in the Integrating Activity course. The project will reflect your intellectual and artistic development and will be included in the graduating exhibition. Many find creating this project, exhibition, and exhibition catalogue to be a stimulating experience that brings their work to a more professional level. The gathering together of family and friends at the final exhibition vernissage (opening night) celebrates your efforts and learning as you leave our program.
Please note that the Studio Arts Profile is not the same as the more intensive Visual Arts Program at Dawson College.
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