Show/Hide Images

Drawing & Painting: Digital Painting and Expanded Animation

Aspire to careers in animation for web or broadcast, producing commercials or music videos, becoming a compositor, animator or director, working as a texture or background artist for gaming/interactive media

Student work by Jose Alvarado, 2013. Photo by Sarah Mulholland.

Drawing & Painting: Digital Painting and Expanded Animation

Students who choose Digital Painting and Expanded Animation (DPXA) will see their main area of study — Drawing & Painting or Integrated Media — supplemented by a series of courses to strengthen their digital art and animation skills and better prepare them for a career in various creative industries.

Students applying to OCAD U who are interested in DPXA should selected either Drawing & Painting or Integrated Media as their subject of major.

DPXA students of both majors take many of the same courses, but different degree requirements mean that Drawing & Painting students focus more on digital painting while Integrated Media majors take more time-based media.

All DPXA students will graduate with a background in traditional and digital animation such as:

  • 3D modeling
  • texturing and rendering
  • digital painting and compositing

DPXA graduates can aspire to careers in creative industries including animation for web or broadcast; producing commercials or music videos; becoming a compositor, animator or director; working as a texture or background artist for gaming/interactive media or becoming a visual or projection artist for live events.

We encourage students to pursue independent art practice and freelance creative work as well as a means of developing entrepreneurship and an independent practice.

For more information, go to the Fall/Winter Undergraduate Calendar 2014/2015.

2015/2016 Program Overview

Course Code Course Title Credits
DRPT-1003 Painting I 0.5
DRPT-1004 Painting II 0.5
DRPT-1005 Drawing I 0.5
DRPT-1006 Drawing II 0.5
GART-1005 Form & Structure 0.5
GART-1006 Time-Based Media 0.5
AND ONE OF
GART-1003 Digital Practices: Globalization 0.5
GART-1019 Process of Digital Printmaking 0.5
GART-1021 Creative Process: Photography 0.5
GART-1022 Creative Process: 2D Animation 0.5
GART-1026 Indigenous Sculpt Strategies 0.5
GART-1031 Nature & Culture: Multidisciplinary Approaches 0.5
GART-1032 Site & Intervention: Critical Practices 0.5
GART-1036 Creative Process: Art & Code 0.5
GART-1037 Creative Musical Instruments 0.5
GART-1038 Paper Cut-Outs & 3D Pop-Ups 0.5
AND
VISC-1001 Global Visual & Material Culture: To 1800 0.5
VISC-1002 Global Visual & Material Culture: To Present 0.5
ENGL-1003 The Essay and the Argument 0.5
  OR  
ENGL-1004 The Essay and the Argument: ESL 0.5
Course Code Course Title Credits
DRPT-2009 Contemporary Issues: Art Today (DRPT) 0.5
DRPT-2015 Painting & Digital Imaging I 0.5
DRPT-2016 Painting Studio: Observation 1.0
INTM-2006 Animation: Origins & Techniques 0.5
INTM-2007 Compositing & Digital Animation 0.5
VISA-2002 History of Modern Art 0.5
2000 1 course ENGL, HUMN, SCTM, SOSC, VISA, VISC, VISD, or VISM 0.5
2000 2 courses ENGL, HUMN, SCTM, or SOSC 1.0
Course Code Course Title Credits
DRPT-3022 Intermediate Painting Studio 1.0
DRPT-3015 Paint & Digital: Collaboration 0.5
DRPT-3026 Painting & Digital Imaging 2: Production 0.5
DRPT-3017 Pixel Pusher 0.5
INTM-3020 Advanced Animation Studio & Critique 0.5
2000 or 3000 Art elective 0.5
VISM-3003 Animation: Critical Perspectives 0.5
2000, 3000, or 4000 2 courses ENGL, HUMN, SCTM, or SOSC 1.0
Course Code Course Title Credits
DRPT-4016 DXPA Capstone 1 1.0
DRPT-4019 DXPA Capstone 2 1.0
CROS-3011 Learning in the Field I 0.25
CROS-3012 Learning in the Field II 0.25
CROS-3001 Professional Practice 0.5
4000 Drawing and Painting course 0.5
3000 or 4000 3 courses ENGL, HUMN, SOSC, VISA, VISC, VISD, or VISM 1.5