Algonquin College

General Arts and Science - Introduction to Fine Art

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:General Arts and Science (Ottawa)
Degree:Certificate
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/.
URL:General Arts and Science - Introduction to Fine Art at Algonquin College
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $6,090
Careers:Artists

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 

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based)

* 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 June 26, 2018