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||Diploma in Visual Arts
This studio immersion program offers the individual a comprehensive education in visual arts. The program provides an intensive foundation of exploration and design intended to promote disciplined inquiry, experimentation, vocabulary, skill, critical awareness and an openness of mind. As the program progresses, the student continues exploration and design with particular emphasis directed towards contemporary concepts and media, and is also obligated to establish an in-depth program of personal research. At the conclusion of the program, students will deliver a portfolio that illustrates competence and achievement to prospective clients, employers, granting agencies and/or indicates their growth potential to institutes of advanced study.
Career/Academic Advancement Opportunities
Program graduates are currently employed as animators, filmmakers, potters, museum and gallery personnel, art studio technicians, costume designers, painters, etc.
Many graduates are enrolled or have completed further studies at university (B.Ed., B.A., B.F.A. programs) and art colleges across Canada. Students planning to transfer to a university degree program should consult with an Academic Advisor, program faculty or the university to which they plan to transfer in order to discuss additional academic course requirements.