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Fundamental Arts

Do you love to draw and design? Do you think in pictures? Do you want to make your living being paid to be creative in visual arts—but aren’t sure which career is right for you?

In this foundation program, you’ll try your hands at a variety of different skills to find out where your strengths lie.

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 Date: September
Length: 1 Year
Location: Prince of Wales Campus
Credential Issued: 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
  • A portfolio of 5 to 6 pieces of their best art work. This portfolio should include some color work and some observational drawing. (The portfolio will only be kept by Admissions for one year. Students will be contacted to make arrangements for pick up or delivery.)
  • A 500-word essay describing your artistic journey so far and your goals and aspirations for the future.
  • Resumé 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.

Open Academic Studies program

Feeling like you’re not quite ready for college? Check out the Open Academic Studies program.

Credit Courses

Interested in taking a credit course but don’t want to register for an entire program? Credit courses provide credit toward a diploma or certificate program. Holland College has a variety of options for studying part time during the day, or, in some instances, in the evening or on the weekend.

Tuition & Fees

View a full breakdown of costs for this program.

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


140 Weymouth Street  •  Charlottetown, PE  •  Canada  •  C1A 4Z1  •  info@hollandcollege.com  •  1-800-446-5265