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.
Tuition and fees
What are the admission requirements for the Art and Design Fundamentals program?
Art and Design Fundamentals admission requirements
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/academic-regulations/
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:
What career paths can I take in art and design?
Your Art and Design Fundamentals certificate gives you many career opportunities
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.
Flex MORE. Study Art and Design Fundamentals part-time
Benefits of studying part-time:
- Register on a course-by-course basis, paying as you go
- Online and evening courses that fit your schedule
- MORE choices. We are always adding more flexible delivery programs and courses.
What courses are included in the Art and Design Fundamentals certificate program?
5 Program Courses
1 Communications Course
5 Program Option Courses
1 General Education Course
Semester 1 courses are listed below. For a full list of courses in the program including course descriptions, view the Art and Design Fundamentals program outline.
- APDE 1000 – Ideas and Imagery
- APDE 1001 – Design Fundamentals
- APDE 1002 – Colour and Design
- DRWG 1004 – Fundamentals of Drawing
- APDE 1006 – Understanding Art and Design
- Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.
- Program Option Courses
In addition to the mandatory courses, 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
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