|Faculty:||General Arts and Science (Ottawa)
|Field of Study:||Fine/Studio Arts, General
|Description:||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. Career paths may include the following: gallery administration and management, art education, art conservation and restoration, museum programming, municipal arts programming, photography, graphic design and interior decorating.
Graduates are eligible to receive an Ontario College Certificate in General Arts and Science - One Year, with concentration in Introduction to Fine Art. Graduates can apply to another program at the College or continue their studies in Year II of the General Arts and Science Ontario College Diploma program. Some credits may be considered as transfer credits towards other college programs. Additionally, eligible students who complete the certificate program with a GPA of 3.0 or better are eligible for Articulation Agreements. All articulation agreements to postsecondary institutions can be found at: http://www.algonquincollege.com/degree-pathways/list/.