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Fine Arts

Fine Arts Ontario College Diploma

What is Fine Arts?

This program develops and fosters 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.

In order to prevent injury, all students in the Fine Arts, and Fine Art Advanced programs 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:

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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:
FIAR
Length:
2 Years
Effective Dates:
2016-2017
Delivery:
4 Semesters
Credential:
Ontario College 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 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.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • explain the essential characteristics and properties of fine art media such as painting printmaking, drawing, and sculpture


  • develop, through extensive practice, the technical control of a fine art media


  • Apply knowledge of the elements of design, and other aesthetic considerations, to fine art media


  • apply appropriate learned design and technical skills to the production of art objects


  • operate a broad range of highly specialized, potentially dangerous studio equipment in the prescribed manner, and following established safety principles


  • identify toxic and hazardous materials and substances used and employ the recommended personal protection


  • estimate and measure quantities of time and materials used in production of one-of-kind objects


  • estimate and measure quantities of time and materials used in production of multiple objects


  • prepare for the exhibition of their work in public galleries, displays, and shows


  • communicate design and technical information effectively, through the use of language and drawing skills


  • document work through the use of photographic skills


  • explain the basic principles for the establishment and operation of a small business


  • employ library and research techniques to prepare for seminars and the creation of written documents


  • identify contemporary fine art issues, as well as current trends in the market


  • indicate sources of grants and government funding available to artists


  • explain and appreciate the leadership role of organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies in support of the fine arts in society


  • apply creative problem solving and express ideas visually


  • 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

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Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter

2016 | 2017 | 2017 | 2018

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*

Note: Graduates of Georgian’s Art and Design Fundamentals program are exempt from submitting a portfolio for selection.

- 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.

19 Mandatory Courses

2 Communications Courses

3 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
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 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 young dark-haired man wearing a checked shirt with a white t-shirt under.

Max Lupo

Interdisciplinary Studies masters candidate and co-owner of Art in House

Program:

Fine Arts (with honours)

Year:

2010


I began my career as a student at Georgian College just as I was beginning to focus my interest in making and discussing art. As a result of my time at Georgian, I was able to develop my artistic abilities and broaden my understanding of the multi-disciplinary aspects of my practice. 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...

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...

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...

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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...

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...

Paint colour samples sitting on top of architectural drawings

Explore your passion on Decorating Day

Anyone with a room to beautify or a passion for décor will want to attend Decorating Day at Georgian College on Tuesday, March 25. Hosted by students in the Interior Decorating and Kitchen and Bath Design programs, the event will feature the latest decorating products from at least 50 suppliers. 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 young dark-haired man wearing a checked shirt with a white t-shirt under.

Max Lupo

Interdisciplinary Studies masters candidate and co-owner of Art in House

Program:

Fine Arts (with honours)

Year:

2010


I began my career as a student at Georgian College just as I was beginning to focus my interest in making and discussing art. As a result of my time at Georgian, I was able to develop my artistic abilities and broaden my understanding of the multi-disciplinary aspects of my practice. Read more...

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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...

For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

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

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