Design and Visual Arts

Fine Arts

General information

Program code
4 Semesters (2 Years)
Ontario College Diploma
Academic area

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2017 Barrie

Program description

In this program, students develop and foster 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. Students experience both the practical and theoretical components of fine arts. Students gain professional and entrepreneurial skills for professional practice and self employment necessary to successfully operate within the various professions of fine art.

Please see note regarding program-specific fee for Fine Arts.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Admission details

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.


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


Mandatory Courses

PNTG1001 Painting 2
SCUL1001 Sculpture 2
PRNT1001 Printmaking 2
PRNT2000 Printmaking and Photo Based Methods 3
SCUL2000 Sculpture 3
SCUL2001 Sculpture 4
PRNT2001 Printmaking and Photo Based Methods 4
PNTG2001 Painting 4
SCUL1000 Sculpture 1
PRNT1000 Printmaking 1
PNTG1000 Painting 1
DRWG1000 Interpretive Drawing 1
DRWG1001 Interpretive Drawing 2
ARTS2001 Critical Issues for Fine Artists
ARTS2002 Prof Pract For Fine Artists
DRWG2001 Interpretive Drawing 4
HSTY1001 Introduction to Modern Art
DIGS2000 Digital Studio for Fine Artists
FINA2006 Figure Studio: Drawing and Painting 3

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

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