For the Fall 2020 semester, this program will be delivered through a hybrid model that combines remote and in-person learning. View delivery modes for all programs.
The successful completion of this program will enable the graduate to:
- Develop innovative solutions, appropriate to the target market.
- Plan and execute the creation of objects following a creative process of research, ideation, visualization, analysis, production and evaluation.
- Critically evaluate design decisions and develop defensible lines of argument that support those decisions.
- Explore the potential of materials and processes to develop unique and innovative objects.
- Develop a personal aesthetic that differentiates the work from that of their peers.
- Incorporate knowledge of contemporary and historical art and design theories, principles and historical practices in the conceptualization and development of studio work.
- Synthesize material from other academic disciplines in order to enrich and inform studio practice.
- Integrate appropriate research methodologies to sustain a professional practice.
- Engage in meaningful discourse regarding the larger social context of a craft or design practice.
- Integrate the principles of visual language and design in the development of studio work.
- Produce innovative objects that reflect a critical understanding of contemporary art, craft and design issues.
- Create work for a variety of social and cultural contexts such as speculative work for galleries, client-driven commissions, trade shows, and varied levels of production.
- Exhibit self-direction in project conceptualization and realization.
- Participate effectively in the critique process, both in giving and receiving feedback.
- Work collaboratively and respectfully in multidisciplinary teams, taking on a leadership role as needed.
- Integrate knowledge of ethical and legal frameworks with effective business practices in dealing with clients, colleagues, suppliers and employers.
- Apply project management principles and workflow processes to plan, deliver and evaluate projects.
- Incorporate a variety of networking, financial, marketing and promotional skills in order to build and sustain a professional practice.
- Create a business plan to support the development of a professional practice.
- Evaluate outsourcing opportunities where applicable to the fabrication of work.
- Apply a variety of technologies and materials and studio-specific processes to the creation of studio work.
- Use photography and digital image manipulation as a means for documentation and promotion of studio work.
- Use two and three dimensional design software in the development of studio work.
- Implement ergonomic principles and health and safety standards in the studio environment.
- Exhibit behaviour respectful of the studio environment and the academic community.