In this rigorous two-year diploma, you experiment with various art forms and grow as an artist—not only in the ways you create, but also in the ways you think about and discuss your work.

Through a blend of critique, lecture and studio-time, the Fine Art program fosters creative problem-solving skills, encourages experimentation and guides you in developing your skill as an artist.

What to expect

To complete program requirements, you take three types of courses: required, core courses; fine art option courses based on your areas of specialization; and elective courses that allow you to explore other interests.

Guided by instructor-artists with a diverse range of talents, you try your hand at video, extended media, drawing, digital art, sculpture, installation and painting.

Year one

In your first year, you work with a wide range of materials and processes, ranging from new media and acrylic paint, to digital production and power tools. As well, you learn how to effectively critique your own work and the work of your classmates. You study the elements of and principles used in visual language, traditional and non-traditional art mediums and subjects, and the history and theories of Western art.

Year two

In your second year, you apply the vocabulary and techniques you learned in your first year to new projects and ideas. Through course work, visiting artists’ presentations, gallery visits and time in your studio, you learn what it means to make your mark in the art world. By the time you graduate, you will be ready to confidently choose the right path for continuing your artistic journey.

Courses & Requirements
Check the academic calendar to find out about the courses you need to take and the requirements you need to fulfill to complete your program.
Academic Calendar