Applied Arts

A wide range of programs allow you to take your passion for the arts and design and build a career you will love. We also offer adult-learner opportunities to upgrade their academics to gain admission into a full-time program.

PROGRAM OVERVIEWS 2020-2021
General Arts & Science - Behavioural Psychology Stream
Study communications, psychology, sociology, statistics, and more in this one-year program, which provides you with the prerequisites to apply for the Honours Bachelor of Behavioural Psychology program.

Admission Requirements:

  • Grade 12 English at the C or U level

  • Grade 11 Math at the C, U or M level

Credential: Certificate

Program Code: 0478 / BP

1 Year

SEPT

General Arts & Science - General Studies Stream
Explore your interests and prepare for the workforce by developing a set of core employment skills in courses tailored to your preference or prepare yourself for future post-secondary study in this one-year certificate program.

Admission Requirements:

  • Grade 12 English at the C or U level

  • Grade 11 Math at the C, U or M level

Credential: Certificate

Program Code: 0478 

1 Year

SEPT or JAN

General Arts & Science - Pre-Trades Stream
Are you interested in the Skilled Trades, but not sure which one to choose? This foundational one-year program will help you explore a variety of skilled trades while you build broad skills that apply to the workplace. This program focuses on Bricklaying/Masonry, Plumbing, Electrical, Carpentry, and Mechanical trades.

Admission Requirements:

  • Grade 12 English at the C or U level

  • Grade 11 Math at the C, U or M level

Credential: Certificate

Program Code: 0478 / RD

1 Year

SEPT

General Arts & Science - Social Sciences Stream
This program provides foundational knowledge that is directly transferable to programs such as Social Service Worker and Child and Youth Care. If you’re interested in other programs upon completion, contact the General Arts and Science program coordinator for additional course requirements.

Admission Requirements:

  • Grade 12 English at the C or U level

  • Grade 11 Math at the C, U or M level

Credential: Certificate

Program Code: 0478 / SS

1 Year

SEPT or JAN

General Arts & Science - Technology Stream
The courses in this one-year program provide the foundation required for engineering technology programs. Ideal if you wish to move on to applied computing programs.

Admission Requirements:

  • Grade 12 English at the C or U level

  • Grade 11 Math at the C, U or M level

Credential: Certificate

Program Code: 0478 / TE

1 Year

SEPT or JAN

General Arts & Science - Diploma
Engage a broad spectrum of liberal arts foundational learning in this two-year multidisciplinary program. Prepare for the workforce or further post-secondary studies. Transfer options are available to graduates.

Admission Requirements:

  • Grade 12 English at the C or U level

  • Grade 11 Math at the C, U or M level

Credential: Diploma

Program Code: 0550

2 Years

SEPT or JAN

Graphic Design

Become a visual communicator and creative problem solver. Learn how to make information visually appealing and meaningful by studying core design principles and their application to emerging technologies and interactive media applications. Apply real world learning experiences by working with external clients, producing a comprehensive design portfolio, and completing a final capstone project and field placement.

Admission Requirements:

  • Grade 12 English at the C or U level ​

  • Grade 11 Math at the C, U or M level

  • Completion of a program-related portfolio assignment 

Credential: Advanced Diploma

Program Code: 0309

SEPT

3 Years

Media Arts Fundamentals

Explore media, design, and the arts with courses in professional communications, digital media applications and arts electives. You’ll be prepared for and have credits toward diploma programs in Graphic Design, Visual & Creative Arts – Fine Arts, Music and Digital Media, Advertising and Marketing Communications, and General Arts and Science.
Note: Media Arts Fundamentals will offer a winter intake in January 2022. The winter intake is not available for January 2021.

Admission Requirements:

  • Grade 12 English at the C or U level ​

  • Grade 11 Math at the C, U or M level 

 

Credential: Certificate

Program Code: 0981

1 Year

SEPT or JAN

Music and Digital Media

MDM connects music to other artistic disciplines, enhancing your development as a musician and as flexible professionals in the arts through an integrated arts approach. Studies in music theory and form combine with digital media courses in video production, recording, and sound design. Study your primary instrument/voice and participate in a variety of ensembles and gain experience in composition, entrepreneurial skills, and integrated arts project work.

Admission Requirements:

  • Grade 12 English at the C or U level ​

  • Grade 11 Math at the C, U or M level 

  • Successful performance recording and musical background

 

Credential: Diploma

Program Code: 0965

SEPT

2 Years

Music Theatre - Performance

Develop your skills as a music theatre performer by studying a combination of dance, music, and acting. You will perform in a variety of music theatre productions with industry guest artists to develop their professional skills. Courses include integration of skills, one-on-one mentoring and rehearsals for simulated professional experiences.

Admission Requirements:

  • Grade 12 English at the C or U level ​

  • Grade 11 Math

  • Successful performance audition (additional fee)

 

Credential: Advanced Diploma

Program Code: 1012

SEPT

3 Years

User Experience Design (Graduate Certificate)

As a UX designer, you’ll consult with target audiences (users) to create technology, products, and services that meet their needs, are functional and pleasurable to use, and meet the strategic objectives of businesses and organizations. UX designers come from a wide variety of backgrounds, including graphic design, interaction design, business, marketing, communication, psychology, and computer science.

Admission Requirements:

  • Two or three-year College Diploma or University Degree

 

Credential: Graduate Certificate

Program Code: 1103

SEPT

1 Year

Visual & Creative Arts - Fine Arts 

Showcase your artwork and polish your curatorial practices in one of four exhibition spaces on campus, including a graduate exhibition in the Marianne van Silfhout Gallery. Combine theory and studio practices in a variety of areas within visual arts such as art history, painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking, digital photography, business of art, and more.

Admission Requirements:

  • Grade 12 English at the C or U level ​

  • Grade 11 Math

Credential: Diploma

Program Code: 1038

SEPT

2 Years

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