Fine Arts - Advanced Be challenged. Immerse yourself in the studio. Learn from practising artists. Gain professional and entrepreneurial skills. Articulate into degree-level studies.

General information

Program code
6 Semesters (3 Years)
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Academic area

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2018 Barrie

Program description

In this program, students develop and foster advanced creative and artistic ability in a variety of studio areas. Through practical and theortical mechanisms, students are challenged to achieve their individual goals and objectives as artists within a variety of traditional and non-traditional media. Students investigate critical perspectives, synthesize advanced skills and apply advanced evaluative techniques. Students gain professional and entrepreneurial skills for professional practice and self-employment, necessary to successfully operate within the various professions of fine art.

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 Advanced articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.


Mandatory Courses

  • SCUL1001 Sculpture 2
  • PRNT1001 Printmaking 2
  • PNTG1001 Painting 2
  • SCUL2000 Sculpture 3
  • PRNT2000 Printmaking and Photo Based Methods 3
  • SCUL2001 Sculpture 4
  • PRNT2001 Printmaking and Photo Based Methods 4
  • PNTG2001 Painting 4
  • FINA3001 Advanced Studio 1
  • FINA3002 Gallery Studies 1
  • FINA3004 Gallery Studies 2
  • FINA3005 Advanced Studio 2
  • SCUL1000 Sculpture 1
  • PRNT1000 Printmaking 1
  • PNTG1000 Painting 1
  • DRWG1000 Interpretive Drawing 1
  • DRWG1001 Interpretive Drawing 2
  • ARTS2001 Critical Issues for Fine Artists 1
  • ARTS2002 Prof Pract For Fine Artists
  • DRWG2001 Interpretive Drawing 4
  • DRWG3000 Advanced Drawing and Image Making 1
  • DRWG3001 Advanced Drawing and Image Making 2
  • HSTY1001 Introduction to Modern Art
  • ARTS3000 Critical Issues for Fine Artists 2
  • ARTS3001 Professional Practices for Fine Artists 2
  • 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