[3 YEAR] ARTIST ENTREPRENEUR PROGRAM

The Foundation Year or its equivalent is required to enter advanced study in one of the three major programs offered by the duCret School of Art. The Foundation Year is an exploration of techniques, ideas, and the visual vocabulary of artists and designers. Although the work in each of these major areas of study involves specialized courses, the same basic principles of art apply throughout. The objective of the Foundation Year is to provide these basic principles, giving a solid background in art fundamentals and techniques upon which a career as a professional artist or designer is based. The conceptual and visual skills that are developed in the Foundation Year will prepare the student for advanced study in their major.

YEAR 1 - FOUNDATION

The Foundation Year or its equivalent is required to enter advanced study in one of the three major programs offered by the duCret School of Art. The Foundation Year is an exploration of techniques, ideas, and the visual vocabulary of artists and designers. Although the work in each of these major areas of study involves specialized courses, the same basic principles of art apply throughout. The objective of the Foundation Year is to provide these basic principles, giving a solid background in art fundamentals and techniques upon which a career as a professional artist or designer is based. The conceptual and visual skills that are developed in the Foundation Year will prepare the student for advanced study in their major.

YEAR 2 - SIGNATURE & COLLECTIONS

During Year Two, students are advanced to an intermediate level of fine art skills, while focus is simultaneously placed on creating a unique identity in one's chosen mediums.  Emphasis is placed on exploring one's place in the world, so as to ultimately determine a 'signature style'.  This is then parlayed into the production of a series, brand or collection. Development of product lines from thumbnail concepts to completed works ready for marketing is the main focus. Students are required to produce finished pieces, with a strong emphasis on 'quality design, polished works and professionally matted and framed works, or finished products in all 3D specialty areas. Portfolio development, show

YEAR 3 - BRANDING & BUSINESS OF ART

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