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Fundamental Arts

This program provides you with the opportunity to develop and enhance your skills as an artist through courses in art history, drawing, design, animation, digital photography and more. You’ll explore mediums such as lino-printing, etching, sculpture, collage, acrylic and watercolour paint. Strong emphasis is placed on learning the basis of effective design and enhancing your drawing skills. This program helps you prepare yourself, and your portfolio, for a future
in the visual arts.

By the time you graduate, you’ll have a strong portfolio ready to apply for one of our two-year School of Visual Arts programs:

Program Facts

Start: September
Length: 1 Year
Location: Prince of Wales Campus
Credential: Certificate, Fundamental Arts
Minimum passing grade per course:

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Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
  • Portfolio of 5 to 6 pieces of your best artwork. This portfolio should include some color work and some observational drawing
  • A 500-word essay describing your artistic journey so far and your goals and aspirations for the future
  • Résumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program

Note: Portfolio will only be kept by the Admissions Department for one year.

Graduate Opportunities

By the end of this program, you will have gained the skills required for acceptance into more advanced training in your chosen area.

Tuition & Fees

View a full breakdown of costs for this program.

If you have any questions concerning the Fundamental Arts program, contact:


Degree Pathways

Many Holland College programs have degree pathways. For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.

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