Visual Arts offer a wide-ranging overview of the
practice, theory, and history of the visual arts. It provides a solid technical
grounding and an understanding of the conceptual framework of visual art.
Students learn hands-on in a project-based curriculum.
Visual literacy and problem solving skills are emphasized
through courses in drawing, design, colour study and the creative process.
Students have the opportunity to make products by exploring a variety of the
College’s studios: Ceramics, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Digital Media,
Jewellery / Metal Arts, Photography and Textile Design.
The creation of an individual portfolio which documents
students’ course work and professional development is the essential outcome of
the program. This enables graduates to continue in the Diploma Programs at our
College or at other leading institutions in Canada and beyond.
- Drawing, Colour, 2D and 3D Design Elements
- Historical Trends and Contemporary Theory
- Skill Development (fine craft, applied
design and visual arts practice)
- Creative Process and Visual Problem Solving
- Studios specialties: Ceramics, Fashion
Design, Graphic Design, Digital Media, Jewellery/Metal Arts, Photography,
- One of the following official transcripts*:
High School Diploma
Adult High School Diploma
Application fee is in Canadian dollars and applies to Canadian citizens and
Permanent Residents and is non-refundable and is subject to change without
your official public High School transcript indicates a modified level, your
application will be processed under Other Admissions.
**Equivalent experience is determined by the
College assessing the applicant’s combination of learning and experience
through recognition of prior learning.
***$50 Application fee is in Canadian dollars and applies to Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents, is non-refundable and is subject to change without notice.
to the Admissions for more details.
is required to apply for the Foundation Visual Arts Program. Go to Admissions to learn more.
1024 Colour Study
1057 Drawing from Observation
1059 2D Design
1028 Media Explorations I
1188 Communications and Student Success
1052 History of Visual Culture: Prehistory to 1600
1030 The Creative Process
1058 Drawing From Observation: Form and Expression
1032 3D Design
1061 Media Explorations II
1062 Media Explorations III
1053 History of Visual Culture: 1600 to the Present
does not target a specific job, graduating from this program can lead to you to
many careers in the visual arts.
- Artisans and crafts persons
- Conservators and curators
- Fabric, Fur and Leather Cutters
- Film and video camera
- Graphic arts technicians
- Graphic designers and illustrators
- Interior designers and interior decorators
- Jewellers, Watch Repairers and Related Occupations
- Labourers in textile processing
- Library, archive, museum and art gallery
- Managers – publishing, motion pictures,
broadcasting and performing arts
- Painters, sculptors and other visual
- Patternmakers – textile, leather and fur
- Photographic and film processors
- Sewing Machine Operators
- Tailors, Dressmakers, Furriers and
- Textile Inspectors, Graders and Samplers
- Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other
- Weavers, knitters and other fabric making