PLO 1: Essential Skills + Competencies

  • Students develop a fluent visual vocabulary and the requisite skills necessary to apply visual relationships across core curriculum in preparation for the students’ areas of emphasis.
    • Develop a strong foundational skill set in visual communication that spans many disciplines. Define a language of forms that allows for a personal point of view and an understanding of how those views sit in relation to others and the world around them
    • Convey ideas clearly and confidently in their work, speech, and writing.
    • Apply the rigor of research and conceptualization to their assignments and presentations.
    • Develop an appreciation for skill sets that are fluent and fluid between analog and technological practises.

PLO 2: Critical Thinking + Creative Process

  • Students use, imagine and articulate research, conceptualization and problem solving strategies applied to any visual problem, demonstrating an understanding of creative processes.
    • Students develop a knowledge of creative strategies and an ability to analyse experience
    • Evaluate and synthesize different points of view and determine solutions to serve specific outcomes
    • Apply critical thinking and flexibility to formulate appropriate, practical and actionable responses to any question;
    • Learn to design and ideate with an adaptive, flexible ability across a changing media landscape. To proactively
    • Engage creative problem solving strategies that understand the potential impact of their work in a range of scales from the personal, to the global community.

PLO 3: Cultural Literacy + Contextual Reference

  • Students develop awareness of the context of their creative visual production and its reception.
    • Introduce ideas and how an understanding of social, cultural, economic and environmental issues will shape their art and design production in the future:
    • Take advantage of our multicultural learning environment by developing a curiosity, tolerance and recognition of different cultural, economic and social entities
    • Demonstrate knowledge of historical, current and innovative events across disciplines
    • Develop an awareness of art and design ideologies across a spectrum of media and various applications.

PLO 4: Interdisciplinary Experience

  • Students explore art + design foundation skills between disciplines with a variety of media, technologies and research topics that include opportunities for hybrid course work.
    • Students use foundational skillsets to work between visual and/or academic disciplines towards hybridized visual content;
    • Students exploit opportunities to observe multiple disciplines within a class, work collaboratively with content, a range of media, and different methodologies
    • Students network across disciplines to provide opportunities for collaborative work and team building skills;
    • Develop an awareness for the potential in interdisciplinary pursuits across all disciplines.

PLO 5: Quality of Execution + Professional Practices

  • INT provides multiple opportunities across a range of disciplines to develop excellence in execution and articulation of craft. Students develop presentation skills and professional practises.
    • Students develop a robust knowledge of methods, materials and techniques; "material reasoning". Develop the cross--‐ integration of Media and various applications.
    • INT provides opportunities to practice craft so that students embody that knowledge in support of conceptual interests.
    • Students document and reflect on process and to understand its usefulness in establishing individual perspective, intentiality of craft and personal methodogies. Students develop insight into business practices and principles.

PLO 6: Ethics

  • Ethics is explored as part of art practice and design production, in terms of affecting personal/academic integrity, community, environment, sustainability and social awareness.
    • Students will learn that there are ethical components to design practice and cultural production, and that their actions have impact on other communities (citizenship) and the environment (sustainability), which, when followed, results in design leadership.
    • Students will learn that integrity, appreciating cultural differences, and personal responsibility will positively effect design outcome.
    • Students will understand the importance of evaluating, sourcing, using, authenticating information (information literacy) in support of their research, as students become more self-directed and assume greater control over their own learning.
    • Students should understand the economic, legal and social issues surrounding the use of information, imagery and access and use information ethically and legally.