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Fine Arts - Advanced

Fine Arts - Advanced Ontario College Advanced Diploma

What is Fine Arts - Advanced?

This program develops and fosters advanced creative and artistic ability in a variety of studio areas. Students are engaged and challenged to achieve their individual goals and objectives as artists within a variety of traditional and non-traditional media. Courses figure both practical and theoretical components. The program provides important practical information on the business and professional practices necessary to successfully operate within the various professions of fine art. Students investigate critical perspectives, synthesize advanced skills and apply advanced evaluative techniques.

In order to prevent injury, all students in the Fine Art Advanced program are now required to wear protective footwear in order to work in some of the labs we use. The footwear must meet CSA standard Z195-09 for Protective Footwear.  There are two levels of protection: green triangle and yellow triangle. Green triangle provides better protection and is more common; therefore it is preferred. The table below provides more information:

Protective Footwear green triangleGreen triangle footwear has sole puncture protection with a Grade 1 protective toe (withstand impact up to 125 joules).

Protective footwear yellow triangleYellow triangle footwear has sole puncture protection and Grade 2 protective toe (withstand impact up to 90 joules)

Local retailers offer affordable alternatives for protective footwear in a variety of styles. However, we may also invite a business that sells protective footwear to the campus at the beginning of the fall semester, for your convenience.

If you have any questions please contact your program coordinator Gary Evans .

Program Outline 2016-2017

Major:
FIAA
Length:
3 Years
Effective Dates:
2016-2017
Delivery:
6 Semesters
Credential:
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Location:
Barrie
Start:

Fall - Barrie

Contact:
Gary Evans
Email:
Gary.Evans@GeorgianCollege.ca
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 5322

This program develops and fosters advanced creative and artistic ability in a variety of studio areas. Students are engaged and challenged to achieve their individual goals and objectives as artists within a variety of traditional and non-traditional media. Courses figure both practical and theoretical components. The program provides important practical information on the business and professional practices necessary to successfully operate within the various professions of fine art. Students investigate critical perspectives, synthesize advanced skills and apply advanced evaluative techniques.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • produce a portfolio of work including a comprehensive artist’s statement that reflects an advanced and sophisticated ability to communicate visually


  • solve complex problems related to the conceptual process involving project specifications, deadlines, and budgetary restrictions


  • express artistic concepts and personal vision through the manipulation of a variety of media


  • enhance visual, written, and verbal communication in the practice and promotion of personal artwork through the use of technology


  • communicate effectively in visual, verbal, and written forms appropriate to the presentation and promotion of one’s work


  • evaluate contemporary developments and issues in visual and creative arts, as well as current trends in the market, in order to make informed decisions about one’s career in the arts


  • observe guidelines and regulations with respect to health and safety applicable to the use of art materials and methodology


  • evaluate historical and contemporary works of art from a critical perspective


  • conduct research for visual, written, and oral presentation that directs problem solving, informs the creative process, and reflects the influence of artistic styles and individuals from periods of history


  • apply professional business practices and a knowledge of organizations and institutions for purposes of self-promotion and other art-related activities


  • prepare for the exhibition of one’s work in public galleries, displays, and shows, including the documentation of work through the effective use of photography


  • collaborate effectively with faculty and peers


  • develop advanced skills within the studio focusing on the materials and methods of choice


  • work in ways that take into account the impact of artistic endeavors on our environment.
Fall Intake - Barrie

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3 | Sem 4 | Sem 5 | Sem 6

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Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter

2016 | 2017 | 2017 | 2018 | 2018 | 2019

OSSD or equivalent with

- Grade 12 English (C or U)

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

- OSS curriculum: OSSD or equivalent, with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U)

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

- Any credit Communications course taken at Georgian College

- College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Art and Design Fundamentals and General Arts and Science

- Equivalent courses in English taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)

- Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications

- Mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*

- Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)

- English, Literature or Communication credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

- Applicants can write the mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.

27 Mandatory Courses

2 Communications Courses

5 General Education Courses

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, from year to year, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.

Mandatory Courses

ARTS2001 Critical Issues for Fine Artists
ARTS2002 Professional Practices for Fine Artists
DRWG1000 Interpretive Drawing 1
DRWG1001 Interpretive Drawing 2
DRWG2000 Interpretive Drawing 3
DRWG2001 Interpretive Drawing 4
DRWG3000 Advanced Drawing and Image Making 1
DRWG3001 Advanced Drawing and Image Making 2
FINA3000 Concepts and Ideas 1
FINA3001 Advanced Studio 1
FINA3002 Gallery Studies 1
FINA3003 Concepts and Ideas 2
FINA3004 Gallery Studies 2
FINA3005 Advanced Studio 2
HSTY1001 Introduction to Modern Art
PNTG1000 Painting 1
PNTG1001 Painting 2
PNTG2000 Painting 3
PNTG2001 Painting 4
PRNT1000 Printmaking 1
PRNT1001 Printmaking 2
PRNT2000 Printmaking and Photo Based Methods 3
PRNT2001 Printmaking and Photo Based Methods 4
SCUL1000 Sculpture 1
SCUL1001 Sculpture 2
SCUL2000 Sculpture 3
SCUL2001 Sculpture 4
Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.
General Education Courses

To be selected from College list

View the Fine Arts - Advanced articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.

A detailed imprint in blue ink of a fish

Hot off the Press student print show

Hot off the Press, the annual sale of hand-made prints by Fine Arts students, took place Nov. 14 to 16, 2013 at the Helen and Arch Brown Centre for Visual Arts at the Barrie Campus. Read more...

A girl wit long brown hair drinks from a black and white coffee mug.

Morgan Bath

Artist

Program:

Fine Arts Advanced (with honours)

Year:

2013


Georgian College was an amazing start to my artistic career. I loved it while I studied there and since leaving to obtain my BFA, I have come to appreciate it more and more. Read more...

Faculty member Gary Evants is shown standing in front of colourful artwork.

Gary Evans

Exhibiting professionally since 1995, Gary has had over 25 solo exhibits. His work appears in numerous public and corporate collections. His teaching style is personable, available and student-centred. It's important to him to be informed about contemporary practices. Read more...

Fine Arts faculty member Amy Switzer smiling into camera.

Amy Switzer

Amy holds a Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) and a Master of Fine Art. She has exhibited her sculptures and drawings in many solo and group exhibitions since 1996. Her work is in numerous public and private collections. Read more...

A detailed imprint in blue ink of a fish

Hot off the Press student print show

Hot off the Press, the annual sale of hand-made prints by Fine Arts students, took place Nov. 14 to 16, 2013 at the Helen and Arch Brown Centre for Visual Arts at the Barrie Campus. Read more...

who new

Downtown Barrie arts crawl featured Georgian students and alumni

Second-year Fine Arts student Aylan Couchie organized an innovative arts event in downtown Barrie. WHO NEW?! Barrie’s Premiere Community Art Crawl, was a free self-guided tour of various galleries, studios, musical and eating venues. At least a couple of hundred people took part. Read more...

the winning three Fine Arts student discuss their piece with the CEO of Harmony. The piece sits in a large box between them.

Georgian students are winners in art commission

Seven students in Georgian’s Fine Arts program were announced as winners of a commission to have their work featured in a seniors’ community development to be constructed in downtown Barrie. Read more...

A group of people stand in front of a YMCA billboard.

Students unveil untold stories of personal journies

As part of a community service learning partnership between Georgian and the YMCA, students from various programs interviewed donors of the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka, discovering personal journeys never before told. They recently unveiled the stories at an event held at the Barrie YMCA, and read their stories to celebrate the community members. Read more...

Ryan and Leonard, leaning on a work table with their prints in front of them.

Two Fine Arts students to show work in Egypt

Two second-year Fine Arts students, Leonard Walsh and Ryan Sobkovich, have had prints accepted into the fourth annual Student International Small Print Show in Egypt. The student exhibition aims to promote the works of talented artists from all over the world. Read more...

Two large Belgian hares made entirely of butter sit on display at the fair - Ribbons attached

Fine Arts student hops to grand champion win with butter sculpture

Georgian College Fine Arts student Aylan Couchie had a clear artistic concept in mind when she hopped into a cooler at Royal Agricultural Winter Fair last week for the annual butter sculpting competition. Read more...

A colourful print of a little girl's dress, with pink roses on the bottom and yellow gingham on the top

Works on Paper art sale and fundraiser

Customers lined up to buy great art at a great price while helping fine art students promote their work in our community, at the Works on Paper art sale and fundraiser in February. It was a great opportunity to purchase thrifty and striking student drawings, paintings and prints — all done on paper. Read more...

Yvonne stands next to a life-sized duct tape torso

Health care simulation at home

Yvonne Galbraith has been working in simulation in Georgian’s Nursing programs for three years. She has combined her 36 years of nursing experience with her passion for art (she is an alumna of Georgian’s Fine Arts program, 2002) to create the Study Buddy. Read more...

A girl wit long brown hair drinks from a black and white coffee mug.

Morgan Bath

Artist

Program:

Fine Arts Advanced (with honours)

Year:

2013


Georgian College was an amazing start to my artistic career. I loved it while I studied there and since leaving to obtain my BFA, I have come to appreciate it more and more. Read more...

Aylan-Couchie-Fine-Arts-WEB-bio-GeorgianCollege-2015-03-26

Aylan Couchie

Artist

Program:

Art and Design Fundamentals, Fine Arts Advanced

Year:

2015


As a single mom and mature student, it was daunting to make the decision to come back to school. But the Art and Design Fundamentals program allowed me to try my hand at everything from graphic design and photography to fine art. By the end of the first semester of the AADF program, I knew that fine art was where I needed to be. Read more...

Ryan, standing next to his sculpture of Cecil the Lion, and in front of his painting of a Newfoundland landscape

Ryan Allen Sobkovich

Artist

Program:

Fine Arts – Advanced (with honours)

Year:

2016


Born in Wasaga Beach, Sobkovich was already an award-winning artist when he enrolled in Georgian’s Fine Arts-Advanced program. He maintained his standing on the Dean’s List despite continuing to work at his art business part-time while studying. Read more...

A young woman with long hair.

Natalie Mcdonald

Artist, Fine Arts graduate student, Artist in Residence committee member

Program:

Fine Arts Advanced (with honours)

Year:

2011


From talking to other artists who have recently completed their undergraduate education in other Canadian institutions, in addition to attending others myself, I realized how strong the Fine Arts program at Georgian Collage is. Read more...

Tatyana Abel headshot

Tatyana Abel

Artist

Program:

Art and Design Fundamentals and Fine Arts – Advanced (with honours)

Year:

2012


My goal is to be an internationally known artist and make art my full-time job. As an artist, I’m constantly looking for opportunities to promote my work. I’ve been featured in a number of shows and galleries, including a solo exhibit at the Anna Leonownes Gallery in Halifax. Read more...

For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

Contact:
Gary Evans
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 5322

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