Fine Art Certificate

New to visual art and eager to try to a number of different methods, mediums, and materials?

The Fine Arts Certificate provides students with a foundation in creative techniques, processes and concepts that can be applied to interdisciplinary art practices and to further education.

Students will work with a range of tools and materials to gain experience in various mediums, such as drawing, painting and photography. Traditional and experimental processes will be explored across disciplines and through studio and lecture-based courses. Art history and contemporary theory will encourage students to think about their practice in the modern context, and professional practice courses will help in navigating a creative professional practice. With more elective options, students can continue to build diverse on skillsets or focus on one discipline.

Required Courses in this Certificate

Core Courses

CEFA 1002D Composition + Form
CEFA 101
3D Materials + Media
CEFA 102
Colour Theory
CEDR 100Introductory Drawing
CSIL 100Introductory Illustration
CEPN 100Introductory Painting Techniques
CEPH 100Introductory Digital Photography

History + Theory | Complete both of:

CESE 101Art History
CESE 102Contemporary Critical Theory

Professional Practices | Complete either:

CSPD 105Business Planning for Creative Practitioners
(formerly CEPD 200: Professional Practices for Artists)

Or both of the following...

CSPD 100Portfolio Websites
(formerly CEPD 202: Artist Statement, CV + Portfolio Development and CEPD 203: Artist Website + Social Media)
CSPD 102Applications: Grants, Residencies + Exhibitions
(formerly CEPD 204: Artist Grants, Residencies + Exhibition Applications)

Elective Courses | Complete 5 courses from any of our offerings, we suggest:

CEPR 100Introductory Printmaking Techniques
CEPR 104Introductory Screen Printing

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