This one-year Ontario College Certificate program is designed for students interested in exploring fine art and related careers in arts and culture industries. Students investigate strategies to balance a professional artist career with fulfilling employment in the arts and culture sector. They experience hands-on training in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and digital media. A variety of careers are introduced, as well as essential business skills required to work as a professional artist. This program is ideal for students who want to develop a portfolio for pursuing university studies in a Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) or college diploma programs.
A General Arts and Science Ontario College Certificate or Ontario College Diploma demonstrates to employers, colleges and universities that graduates have the ability to learn at a postsecondary level, have enhanced skills in oral and written communication, can conduct research in a systematic manner, and are flexible and open to meeting new challenges. These are important attributes in a world where change is rapid and adaptability is an asset.