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 your academics to gain admission into a full-time program.

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PROGRAM OVERVIEWS 2020-2021
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Credential: Certificate

Program Code: 0981

SEPT or JAN

1 Year

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.

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.

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.

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

Credential: Diploma

Program Code: 1038

SEPT

2 Years