Students acquire a solid foundation in art and design, and assess which area of the visual arts fits best with their individual proficiencies and interests. Effective research, problem-solving, and conceptualization skills are developed to prepare them for future studies in art and design. The breadth of hands-on studio art courses available provides an opportunity to learn new skills and techniques, while refining existing ones. Students develop a portfolio of their work, which will be valuable when applying to specialized art or design programs.
Note: As a student in this program, you will not have courses in the summer term. Please review the program progression located in the program outline for more information.
Part-time delivery option
We also offer a part-time delivery format for this program:
- complete the program part-time
- register on a course-by-course basis, paying as you go
- finish this program in three years part-time
Visit the Art and Design Fundamentals part-time program page for details and contact information.
In addition to the mandatory courses (listed further down on this page) students in Art and Design Fundamentals are able to take a variety of art-related optional courses, which may include:
FINA 1002 - Fine Art Studio
APDE 1005 - Visual Art Studio: 3D
GRPH 1003 - Graphic Design Studio
PHOT 1006 - Introduction to Digital Photography
DRWG 1007 - Drawing From Your Imagination
DRWG 1005 - Analytical Drawing
DRWG 1006 - Life Drawing
Graduates are prepared to enter specific art and design diploma programs by developing the fundamental skills and knowledge that form the foundation for future studies. They are able to make informed choices about their future career path. Past graduates of the program have gone on to undertake a wide variety of art and design related studies.
OSSD or equivalent with
- Grade 12 English (C or U)
Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/policies-procedures/
Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:
- APDE 1000 - Ideas and Imagery (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
- APDE 1001 - Design Fundamentals (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
- APDE 1002 - Colour and Design (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
- DRWG 1004 - Fundamentals of Drawing (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
- APDE 1006 - Understanding Art and Design (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
- Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. (Semester 1)
- Program Option Courses (Semester 1)
General education courses
- Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 2)