Course Info: Fourth Year
Type in Motion
FA/YSDN 4002 3.0
Explores the storytelling abilities of motion design for broadcast and cinema using the temporal and sequential aspects of typography, image and sound. Work is created using both analog and digital methods, and is deliberately focused on using experimental techniques and graphic means to make graphic communication.
PREREQUISITES: FA/YSDN 3003 3.0 or permission of the Department of Design.
Interactive System Design
FA/YSDN 4003 3.0
An advanced investigation into systems ®¢ intuitive and learned ®¢ that support human activities via interactive communication and distribution networks. An understanding of these communication/ distribution methods working in reciprocal fashion from users to the computer and back, is presented.
PREREQUISITES: FA/YSDN 3005 3.0 and FA/YSDN 3102 3.0 or permission of the Department of Design.
FA/YSDN 4004 6.0
Students develop a series of self-directed projects using a multidisciplined approach in solving two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and interactive digital design problems. The student proposal is adjudicated by a departmental committee.
Required course for design major.
PREREQUISITES: All required Practicum and Studies courses or permission of the Department of Design.
FA/YSDN 4005 3.0
This advanced level practicum course explores the structuring of bound, print-oriented long text information documents. The history, anatomy, structural dynamics and an investigation of the contemporary private and commercial press/publishing process of the printed book is examined.
PREREQUISITES: FA/YSDN 3004 3.0 or permission of the Department of Design.
Corporate Identity Design
FA/YSDN 4007 3.0
This course will focus on the design of a corporate identity system for an organization. The system will involve the design of graphic identifiers, typography, selected applications and supporting documents.
PREREQUISITES: FA/YSDN 3004 3.0 and FA/YSDN 3003 3.0 or permission of the Department of Design
FA/YSDN 4102 3.0
This course examines the theories and practice of design management in contemporary organizations. Through case studies and presentations by visiting speakers, students learn to construct practical working models of management systems. Projects require students to demonstrate investigative, analytical, organizational and business-oriented communication skills.
PREREQUISITES: FA/YSDN 3102 3.0 and FA/YSDN 3103 3.0 or permission of the Department of Design.
Advanced Package Design
FA/YSDN 4010 3.0
A continued in-depth examination of the conceptualization and creation of effective package structures and graphics in relation to contemporary society and the realities of professional practive.
PREREQUISITES: FA/YSDN 3103 3.0 or permission of the Department of Design.
Independent Studies: Design Practicum
FA/YSDN 4900 6.0
An individualized study programme for highly motivated students in their final year of study who wish to pursue specific and intensive independent practicum projects under the supervision of a faculty member on topics not available in other courses in the department. No more than one independent study course may be taken in any given year.
PREREQUISITES: A 4000-level studio Practicum in the media area being proposed, an overall major average of B+, and permission of the Department of Design.
Applications are available in the spring for the following academic session. Applications must include written support of faculty supervisor prior to submission to the Department of Design for approval.
Independent Studies: Design Studies
FA/YSDN 4901 6.0
An identification and examination of the various roles that design and designers play in the solving of visual and cultural problems in todayÕs rapidly changing society.
PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 18 credits in Design Studies, an overall major average of B+, and permission of the Department of Design.
Applications are available in the spring for the following academic session. Applications must include written support of faculty supervisor prior to submission to the department for approval. Note: Courses taught at Sheridan Institute are open only to students in the B.Des program.
Professional Aspects of Design
FA/YSDN 4104 3.0
The areas of professional responsibility, accreditation, presentation techniques, portfolio preparation, branding and promotion will culminate in the planning and mounting of a graduation exhibition.
Required course for design major.
PREREQUISITES: FA/YSDN 4004 6.0 or permission of the Department of Design.
FA/YSDN 4006 3.0
Explores current and emerging sustainable design principles and strategies with specific focus on graphic design practice. The social, cultural and environmental dimensions of sustainability are examined through practicum projects engaging students in systems thinking to address complex communication issues.
PREREQUISITES: Third or Fourth year standing in the BDes program or permission of the Department of Design.
Information Design 4
FA/YSDN 4008 3.0
Explores the affordances of both print and digital media for the application of Information Design principles and methodologies introduced and developed in earlier courses. This course will take an intra-disciplinary (print, interactivity, time-based, environmental) approach to researching and developing a comprehensive presentation of a site to be determined by each section.