Centennial College

Fine Arts Studio

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Program Information

School:Centennial College
Faculty:School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design
Degree:Diploma; Online
Field of Study:Fine/Studio Arts, General
Description:Centennial College's Fine Arts Studio program is an intensive two-year offering that emphasizes physically creating art through drawing, painting and sculpting. By (literally) getting your hands dirty, you'll learn the latest skills and techniques, find your creative voice and be prepared to launch your career as an artist. You'll spend more time in the studio in two years at Centennial than other schools offer in four! In addition to covering the creative process, this arts diploma program features one of Ontario's most comprehensive professional practice curriculums. You'll graduate well-prepared to thrive as a self-employed artist in the professional arts community.

The Fine Arts Studio program is for you if you're serious about practicing as a professional. As a candidate, you should have meaningful prior experience through education, a lifetime personal commitment, and/or the professional equivalent.
URL:Fine Arts Studio at Centennial College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $17,453

This cost estimate is based on two semesters and includes ancillary fees.

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
Applicants are required to have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older); and English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission.
Additional Admission Requirements:
    Applicants are required to attend a mandatory Fine Arts Studio Program Admission Session, where they will submit a portfolio of work. Your portfolio will be evaluated based on: experience, as demonstrated through your portfolio imagery, and commitment/dedication/passion to being a fine artist (usually as demonstrated through discussion at the session).

    Guidelines for creating your portfolio:
  • May be a selection of original artwork made by you and can include original handmade pieces, digital documentation of original pieces, or a combination of both (you will take your portfolio with you at the end of the session).You can also provide a link to a cloud storage system like OneDrive or GoogleDrive.
  • Should display the range of your recent experience in media and imagery that are meaningful to YOU.
  • Aim for between 10 and 15 images (sketchbooks can be extra).
  • Media may include: drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, documented installation artwork, digitally processed work. Creative writing, poetry, theatrical, dance or musical performance, etc. can also be included.
  • Sketchbooks are particularly informative.
  • Images created on your own carry more weight than the school assignments.
  • * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on April 11, 2023

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