Portfolio Courses are intended for students who are applying for admission to programs where they are required to submit a portfolio of their art work. This includes both high school visual arts programs as well as post-secondary programs in the Fine Arts, Architecture, Illustration and Design—including Graphic Design and Advertising, Interior, Fashion, Industrial and Environmental Design, Design for Theatre, Video and Installation, Animation and more.
In addition to the basics, such as drawing, painting, colour and composition, the content taught in this course is flexible, always considering the up-to-date requirements of the program chosen by each student. Emphasis is placed on developing practical studio skills by doing hands-on projects. Special attention will be given to training students to properly generate and develop original ideas and concepts, with the objective to prepare and execute projects based on those ideas, while respecting the imposed guidelines and deadlines.
Group critiquing and discussions of contemporary issues and trends in the visual art practices is an important part of this course, helping prepare students for a potential interview, presentation and/or a hands-on admission test.
Today’s rapidly changing world poses a great challenge and stress for youth as they try to navigate their way through education and begin to enter the world of work. Meanwhile, parents continue to worry about future employment opportunities for their children, while trying to encourage them to choose careers that will bring them fulfilment. Experts opinions on the topic often differ in many details except one—they all seem to agree that creativity is essential. The ability to think “outside of the box” is becoming one of the most sought after skills in the job market.
At Rosetta we offer an eclectic range of visual arts courses for youths—from introductory to more advanced levels (including experimental). Our range of courses for youths are aimed at helping students develop their technical visual art skills, or further their conceptual way of thinking—thus widening an overall capacity for understanding of abstract concepts (which are often present in math or science, for example). If you are planning to enroll into an art or design-based post-secondary program, our Portfolio Foundations Courses are for you!