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  • FCD 121 - Design Literacy
    This course introduces elements and principles of design in two- and three-dimensional forms with a focus on fashion media and artifacts. Lectures will discuss theory related to the analysis of design that considers the connections between formal properties, concepts, and sociocultural contexts. Students become familiar with the vocabulary and theory necessary to critically assess design. Studio projects provide the opportunity to explore the relationship between formal elements and concepts. Studio format with online lectures/instructional materials.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Antirequisites: FSN 121
  • FCD 204 - Data Visualization
    Students will gather, prepare and analyze datasets and discover what stories are hidden in the numbers. They will then learn to tell these journalistic stories accurately and engagingly through the use of interactive charts, infographics and other dynamic forms of multimedia, applying an evidence-based understanding of how people synthesize visual information. This course requires comfort with spreadsheets, basic numeracy and using graphic production tools.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Antirequisites: JRN 204
  • FCD 210 - Text, Image and Sound (FCAD Elective)
    This FCAD cross-disciplinary offering explores ways in which the contemporary city's media and artifacts attempt to persuade us to buy, believe or behave in certain ways. Students will use analytical tools to understand how text, image and sound combine to create persuasive objects and meaningful urban experiences. Using concepts, issues, and theory, this course focuses on the design and use of media in urban space.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Antirequisites: CMN 210
  • FCD 222 - Coding for Creatives (FCAD Elective)
    This FCAD cross-disciplinary offering introduces concepts, techniques and strategies of computer programming and helps students to develop basic programming skills. The course includes underlying principles of computer languages and hands-on exercises in animation, interaction, and visualization. The focus is on creative applications of coded language in art and design with an emphasis on the manipulation of visual outputs. No prior coding experience is required.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Antirequisites: FPN 513, RTA 222
  • FCD 230 - Topics in Communication and Design
    This course, the subject matter and the availability of which may change from year to year, examines specific issues, themes, trends and/or developments that have currency and broad, interdisciplinary implications for the creative industries. Topics may be proposed by permanent faculty, guest professionals or students.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Consent: Departmental consent required
  • FCD 240 - History of Art and Design: Global Survey
    This online course offers a survey of art and design in various media, across cultures and disciplines. Students explore the main practices and practitioners in key eras of design and art history from prehistory to today. Students also develop vocabulary of specialized art and design terminology and apply this knowledge to the analysis of major artists and their significant works and to current case studies in creative industries such as interior design, media and fashion.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • FCD 309 - Sustainable Design (FCAD Elective)
    This FCAD cross-disciplinary offering focuses on the built environment. The course examines the environmental impact of building design and construction, addressing issues such as: waste, scarcity, social responsibility, cradle-to-cradle and increased regulatory provisions associated with sustainability. The context is the micro environment or interiors as examined using case study analysis.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Antirequisites: IDE 309
  • FCD 316 - The Global Stage (FCAD Elective)
    This FCAD cross-disciplinary offering introduces historic and contemporary practices of Western and Eastern theatre and dance through a study of gods, myths, and story-telling. Subject matter includes queer theatre/dance, aboriginal theatre/dance, and multi-ethnic/multi-cultural/multi-national artistic expression. The course is designed to provide a theoretical framework for interpreting performing arts nationally. Students attend lectures, write one essay, read short scenes from plays, and present a final project.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Antirequisites: THF 316
  • FCD 362 - Web and Cross-Media Design (FCAD Elective)
    This FCAD cross-disciplinary offering introduces students to web design and multimedia applications as they relate to cross-media and multi-channel marketing. Students learn how to properly construct files not only for print, but also for interactive PDF, eBooks, tablet publishing, and web sites. Students learn the role of social media in cross-channel marketing campaigns, and learn responsive design principles that transcend media and platform limitations.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Antirequisites: GCM 362, RTA 963
  • FCD 540 - Marketing for Creatives
    This course will examine the particular demands and techniques of marketing media products - films, TV shows, video games, books, magazines etc. - that are characterized by a short shelf life. The marketing of creative talent - the packaging and selling of celebrity artists - will be studied in the context of applicable consumption dynamics and changing global mechanisms for the promotion and distribution of creative goods.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Antirequisites: CRI 540
  • FCD 551 - Digital Media and Cultures (FCAD Elective)
    This FCAD cross-disciplinary offering explores the development of the internet and digital media, looking at social and political implications of network-based and digital technologies. Topics include net neutrality, privacy, surveillance, artificial intelligence, the preservation of digital content, and the political dimensions of technological design. It also considers new potentials that have emerged in terms of the networked distribution of art and media, the open source and free software movements, and the rise of citizen journalism.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Antirequisites: NPF 551
  • FCD 558 - Intro to Design Thinking (FCAD Elective)
    This FCAD cross-disciplinary offering will consider the influential role of design within film, photography and digital media from a theoretical perspective. Through presentations and class discussions the design process will be reviewed. We will examine a process that begins with design thinking and leads to design implementation, where concepts are transformed into visual realities for particular audiences and to meet communication goals.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Antirequisites: NPF 558
  • FCD 580 - Project in Creative Technology

    In this course, senior students propose and produce professional level technical, creative and/or entrepreneurial work following a carefully designed planning process. This course is for those students drawn from across the Faculty of Communication and Design who wish to stretch their technical, organizational, business and creative skills on a project that does not fit within the constraints of an individual school's studio course or capstone project.

    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Consent: Departmental consent required
  • FCD 601 - Introduction to Visual Communication
    In this challenging course students will critically examine the ways visual images persuade us to act, think, and feel in unique ways. Students will learn vocabulary, concepts, and histories related to visual meaning-making by focusing on the ways images, seeing, and being seen influence the ways we experience the world within social contexts. They will also learn how visual images and image making manipulate and become manipulated by a surrounding visual culture.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Antirequisites: CMN 448, CMN 601
  • FCD 760 - Diversity: Creative Work (FCAD Elective)
    Students from a range of disciplines analyze the problems of lack of equity and diversity in creative fields and then examine best practices and propose solutions to create inclusion. While the creative industries are a growing sector of the economy, women and visible minorities remain underrepresented and underpaid in creative work. How can we best foster the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the creative industries across gender, sexuality, race, and class?
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Antirequisites: CRI 760
  • FCD 810 - Immersion in Communication and Design

    FCAD students who have completed an experiential professional field placement consistent with their course of study with a for-profit or non-profit organization are guided to reflect on the meaning of the experience with respect to the structure, practices and communications within the creative-sector and make connections between academic learning (theories, vocabulary, formulas, etc.) an professional/industry practices.

    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Consent: Department Consent Required
  • FCD 815 - FCAD's Design Solutions Supercourse I
    Student teams drawn from a range of programs work on real-world problems presented by industry and community partners in a practice-based, knowledge-building learning environment. Teams address partners' needs through the use of innovative, flexible and creative approaches. With the support of experiential industry, community and academic mentorship, the students pursue disruptive outcomes, honing and vision-proofing their proposed solutions for future execution as a final product, white paper or prototype.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Antirequisites: CRI 815
  • FCD 816 - Global Campus Studio Supercourse I

    Working with Ryerson's Global Campus Studio (GCS), internationally diverse teams of students gain experience in globally-minded creative development and entrepreneurship. Students collaborate on the development, production, marketing and distribution of creative co-productions with international partners. Within a studio setting using contemporary collaboration tools and technologies, student projects engage in disciplines ranging from television to film, performance, fashion, documentary, experiential entertainment and beyond.

    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • FCD 825 - FCAD's Design Solutions Supercourse II
    Student teams drawn from a variety of disciplines are invited to mobilize, execute and disseminate problem-solving visions they have developed and proved in Design Solutions Supercourse I. Through experiential learning, teams produce robust plans for new products, policies or prototypes exhibiting creative innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. Industry and academic mentorships enable students to apply and balance theoretical and methodological ideas with professional practice to produce highly creative and fully realized solutions to real world problems.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Consent: Departmental consent required
  • FCD 826 - Global Campus Studio Supercourse II

    Building on their work in Global Campus Studio I, select student teams are given the opportunity to advance and deepen their projects. Working with the Global Campus Studio and its international partners, teams may take a project from development / prototyping into production and distribution or, for more advanced projects, expand the scope of the project's creative and commercial impact. Students in this course explore and demonstrate entrepreneurship, international collaboration and creative leadership.

    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Consent: Departmental consent required
  • FCD 842 - Build Your Brand (FCAD Elective)
    In this FCAD cross-disciplinary offering, students learn to take control of their careers by creating unique personal brands and developing effective audience-building strategies. To achieve these goals, students will apply marketing principles, digital content-building techniques and social media analytics. The coursework drives toward the launch of a professional-level, personally branded website that includes custom design features and specialized content for a target audience.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Antirequisites: JRN 842
  • FCD 912 - Media Audiences (FCAD Elective)
    What does the audience want? This FCAD cross-disciplinary offering introduces a wide range of research techniques and methodologies for broadcasting and social media to measure audience and evaluate programming success across a range of platforms. This course also examines programming strategies of television networks. Students learn about research methods and decision-making processes used in program development, selection, promotion and scheduling.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Antirequisites: RTA 912
  • FCD 918 - Ethics in Media (FCAD Elective)
    This FCAD cross-disciplinary course explores ethical and legal case studies in a business context, analyzing problems that arise in typical broadcasting and new media environments. The student's responsibility to society and the ethical choices they will be required to make are compared to the legal framework (both regulatory and statutory) within which they will be working.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Antirequisites: RTA 918 (formerly BDC 918)
  • FCD 920 - Visual Story Production (FCAD Elective)
    This FCAD cross-disciplinary offering introduces the production techniques of single-camera video as used in television and other screen-based media. Students will build skills in designing video pieces from beginning to end: pre-production, on location shooting, and post-production editing and finishing.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Antirequisites: RTA 106, RTA 201, RTA 243 and RTA 920 (formerly BDC 929)
  • FCD 962 - Interaction Design (FCAD Elective)
    This FCAD cross-disciplinary offering examines the history and development of the dialogue surrounding the modern idea of interaction from its influences in theatre, performance, and kinetic sculpture. Students will also explore creative applications of communication paradigms, including the design implications of alternative modalities and practices with the changing cultures of presentation-reception.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Antirequisites: RTA 962