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Turn your creative and artistic ability into a career

Fine Arts Ontario College Diploma program

Be engaged. Be challenged. Acquire the professional and entrepreneurial skills you need to follow your own creative path.

Program code FIAR
Duration 2 Years
Credential Ontario College Diploma
Delivery Full-time

Program information

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.

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2022 Barrie

Tuition and fees

What are the admission requirements for the Fine Arts program?

Fine Arts 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:


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 for Prior Learning website for details:

What career paths can I take in fine arts?

Your Fine Arts diploma gives you many career opportunities

A Fine Art education has inherent personal, cultural and critical value. A survey of the careers pursued by graduates of Canadian art schools would give some idea of the practical values of such an education. Graduates can be found pursuing their own professional studio practices, as well as careers in teaching, curating, commercial galleries, and sales.

Experiential learning opportunities

Experience Georgian: Inside the art studio

In this video, Professor Amy Switzer makes a lifecast from start to finish. Check it out!

Sculpting is just one of the many art techniques you will learn in our Fine Arts programs.

What courses are included in the Fine Arts diploma program?

Course overview

19 Program Courses
2 Communications Courses
3 General Education Courses

Program-specific courses

Semester 1 courses are listed below. For a full list of courses in the program including course descriptions, view the Fine Arts program outline.

  • DRWG 1000 – Interpretive Drawing 1
  • PNTG 1000 – Painting 1
  • PRNT 1000 – Printmaking 1
  • SCUL 1000 – Sculpture 1
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration.

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