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

CSVA 100Elements and Principles of Art
(formerly CEFA 100: 2D Composition + Form)
CEFA 101
3D Materials + Media
CEFA 102
Colour Theory
CSDR 100Introductory Drawing
CSIL 100Introductory Illustration
CSPN 100Introductory Painting Techniques
CEPH 100Introductory Digital Photography

History + Theory | Complete both of:

CESE 101Art History
CSHT 101Visual Culture
(formerly CESE 102: Contemporary Critical Theory)

Professional Practices | Complete either:

CSPD 105Business Planning for Creative Practitioners

Or both of the following...

CSPD 100Portfolio Websites
CSPD 102Applications: Grants, Residencies + Exhibitions

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

CEPR 100Introductory Printmaking Techniques
CEPR 104Introductory Screen Printing
CEPH 010Photo Story: Spaces, Places and the Everyday
CSPD 107AI Studio: Generative Art and Design

...or choose 5 elective courses from any of our offerings

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