Painting Certificate

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From acrylic to watercolour, this program delivers dynamic traditional and experimental painting methods. Starting with introductory skills, such as colour mixing and application, students will engage in various painting materials and forms and apply these abilities to technically and conceptually complex projects. Students will be given the exciting opportunity to develop intermediate painting skills in their chosen medium.

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Program Goal

The Painting Certificate Program provides students with a foundation in painting techniques, processes and concepts that can be applied to their painting practice and to further education.

Students will work with a range of painting tools and materials, develop introductory and intermediate skills and techniques in various mediums including acrylic, oil and watercolour painting, and learn traditional and experimental processes. Through studio- and lecture-based courses, students will explore art history and critical theories of visual art, contemporary painting applications and the potential of painting as a professional practice.

Through completion of structured and independent projects as well as in-class critique, students produce a diverse portfolio of painting.

Learning Outcomes

The Painting Certificate Program provides students with a foundation in painting techniques, processes and concepts that can be applied to their painting practice and to further education.

Students will work with a range of painting tools and materials, develop introductory and intermediate skills and techniques in various mediums including acrylic, oil and watercolour painting, and learn traditional and experimental processes. Through studio- and lecture-based courses, students will explore art history and critical theories of visual art, contemporary painting applications and the potential of painting as a professional practice. Through completion of structured and independent projects as well as in-class critique, students produce a diverse portfolio of painting.

Program Duration

Students complete the Painting Certificate Program at their own pace, registering in their required courses according to their own schedule and availability. Courses are offered over evenings and weekends allowing for part-time study. Students must complete 360 hours of class-time. Courses range in length from 12 to 36 hours.

Assignments + Assessment

An assessment of the learning outcomes of each student is prepared by the instructor.

Student must achieve a Pass (P) in every required and elective course to be eligible for a Painting Certificate. To receive a passing grade in each of their courses, students must: - complete assignments, exercises, and activities to the instructor’s stated requirements; - satisfy course learning outcomes. Students can expect to spend a maximum of one hour completing homework for every hour spent in class. All assignments must be completed to the evaluative standard set by the instructor to satisfy the learning outcomes of the course and program.

Career + Education

Painting Certificate recipients can apply their education to a variety of careers and enterprises. Depending on the level of work they achieve and previous education and experience, they can pursue a range of opportunities, including:

  • Studio or Commercial Artist
  • Muralist or Commissioned Public Artist
  • Gallerist
  • Storyboard
  • Artist Educator

Students can use artwork from their certificate program in an admissions portfolio to apply for a Degree in Fine Arts here at ECU!


Courses + Costs

Course List

We strongly encourage students to complete courses in the recommended order given below to best support their student experience and success in meeting their learning outcomes. However, students can register in any course for which they meet the prerequisites. In the event of a conflict between the recommended course order and the prerequisites of our courses, please follow the prerequisites.

Course Format

Courses are offered on campus or online.

Course No.Required CoursesTuitionTerm

(Subject to change)

CEFA 1002D Composition + Form$432.50Spring
Summer
Fall
CEFA 1013D Materials + Media$432.50Spring
Summer
Fall
CEPN 100Introductory Painting Techniques$432.50Spring
Summer
Fall
CEDR 100Introductory Drawing$432.50Spring
Summer
Fall
CEFA 102Colour Theory$432.50Spring
Summer
Fall
CEPN 102Introductory Acrylic Painting
$432.50
Spring
Summer
Fall
CEPN 103
Introductory Oil Painting
$432.50
Spring
Summer
Fall
CEPN 104
Introductory Watercolor Painting
$432.50Spring
Summer
CEPN 105
Mixed Media Painting$432.50Summer
Fall
CEPN 205
Figure Painting
$432.50
Spring
Fall
CEPN 210
Contemporary Painting$432.50Spring
CESE 101
Art History$432.50Spring
Summer
Fall
CESE 102
Contemporary Critical Theory
$432.50Spring
Summer
Fall
Complete either:
CEPD 200Professional Practices for Artists$432.50Spring
Summer
Fall
Or two of the following:
CEPD 202Artist Statement, CV + Portfolio Development$216.50Summer
Fall
CEPD 203Artist Website + Social Media$216.50Spring
Summer
Fall
CEPD 204Artist Grants, Residencies + Exhibition Applications$216.50Spring
Summer
Elective Courses
(complete at least one):
CEPN 206Painting the Portrait$432.50Fall
CEPN 207Landscape Painting$432.50Spring
Summer
CEPN 222
Intermediate Acrylic Painting
$432.50
Spring
Summer
CEPN 223
Intermediate Oil Painting
$432.50
Spring
Summer
CEPN 224
Intermediate Watercolor Painting
$432.50
Fall
CESE 108

Introductory Creative Writing

$432.50Fall
Approximate Total Program Tuition
$6,487.50

Approximate Total Supply Fees
$975

Admissions

To register in the required courses, students must be over the age of 18 at the start of their course, have proficiency in spoken and written English and should have completed Grade 12 or equivalent education. No previous experience in painting or the fine arts is required to begin the Painting Certificate.

No application is required - register online for courses now!