Study Visual and Digital Media Arts part-time

Ontario College Diploma

Unleash your creative abilities and artistic skills. Get hands-on experience with the latest digital tools—such as virtual reality—and a range of traditional media.

Please refer to the Visual and Digital Media Arts program page for all of the main details including admissions requirements.

Program information

Program description

In this program, students develop their creative abilities and artistic skills using the latest digital tools and a variety of traditional media. Through a combination of creative course content and hands-on studio practice, students develop their interests and skills in a variety of techniques and media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, digital art, 3D modelling, 3D printing, photography, and extended reality (VR, AR) that help bring their artistic vision to life. Experiential art studios and unique media labs provide a hands-on environment to foster essential visual art skills. In our Campus Gallery, students engage with the work of contemporary artists as well as have opportunities to showcase their own work. Through immersive and leading-edge art education, students foster critical thinking, social innovation, and entrepreneurial skills, which are essential for success within the diverse professions in the visual arts.  

 

Review program admission requirements and information about career opportunities.

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Course information

Course offerings and equivalents

Currently available courses are listed below. Please see our course listings of available General Education and Communications courses for this program.

2D Media Studio 2
ARTS 1001
3D Digital Studio
DIGS 2004
3D Studio 2 - Materials and Methods
SCUL 1001
Contemporary Art Studio
ARTS 2013
Digital Illustration
ARTS 2014
Digital Studio 2
DIGS 1001
Interpretive Drawing 2
DRWG 1001
Introduction to Modern Art
HSTY 1001
Professional Practices for Fine Artists
ARTS 2002
Social Media and Web Management
COMP 2100

How to apply to the part-time Visual and Digital Media Arts diploma program

Register on a course-by-course basis, paying as you go

Part-time students do not go through an application process for this program. To register for courses, you’ll need a Georgian College student number and declare your major. Declaring a major allows you to take all courses under that major.

  1. Request a student number via the online form
  2. Declare your major by emailing registrar@georgiancollege.ca or calling 705.722.1511
  3. From the course listing, select the course(s) you want to register for
  4. Add the course(s) to your cart and proceed to checkout and submit payment

Need help with registration?

Contact the Office of the Registrar

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Finance and fees

Are part-time students eligible for the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)?Georgian College Chevron

As a part-time student, you may be eligible for OSAP funding, depending on the number of courses you take per semester.

For more information about OSAP, including eligibility requirements and how to apply, visit the OSAP/financial aid webpage.

What is the cost of the program?Georgian College Chevron

As a part-time student, you can take one to three courses per semester, paying on a course-by-course basis.

For course fee information, select a course from the course information section of this page.

Online learning

What is an OntarioLearn (ODE) course?Georgian College Chevron

These courses are offered through OntarioLearn. Visit the OntarioLearn webpage to learn more.

OntarioLearn courses are set up as equivalents to the Georgian courses. You can choose to take the ODE courses or the Georgian courses.

When a Georgian course isn’t available to be delivered online, we’ve listed an OntarioLearn course in the delivery schedule. The majority of the Georgian courses have ODE equivalents set up. You can choose to take either course.

Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)

Can I transfer credits or prior life or work experience to fast track my studies?Georgian College Chevron

Previous postsecondary education: If you’ve completed courses, or some or all of a program, at another accredited postsecondary institution, you may be able to transfer all or some of your courses into a related program at Georgian.

Relevant work or life experience: If you have relevant work and/or life experience that relates to your program(s) of interest at Georgian, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) is an academic credit option.

To learn more about transfer credit and PLAR, visit the Credit for Prior Learning webpage.

Do you have questions about studying Visual and Digital Media Arts part-time?

Questions about the program?

Tammy Burke-Marson, Programming Support Assistant