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Art Fundamentals

Tuition fee CA$19,063 per year

The fee is for the 2022–2023 academic year and includes tuition (CA$16,206), health insurance and ancillary charges.

The fees displayed are estimates only for two semesters and are subject to change.

Registration fee CA$400 one-time

The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$100) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).

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Overview

Awaken the artist in you!

This program helps beginning students assess their talent, build a basic portfolio, and chart a course for further study.

Learn the fundamentals of art

You’ll get classical instruction in the fundamentals of art such as:

  • Life drawing
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Two-dimensional design
  • Technical drawing

Join the creative community

The Art Fundamentals program emphasizes studio work. You’ll produce art from the first day of class, gaining practical skills while discovering your strengths and your preferences. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore many options for further study and careers in the visual arts. By the end of the year, you’ll have a body of work and the beginnings of an artistic identity.

Transfer opportunities

Your Art Fundamentals certificate will qualify you for more advanced programs. At Sheridan, you’ll be considered for admission to Visual and Creative Arts. In addition, students who complete Art Fundamentals with a GPA of 3.5 will be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Fine Arts program at OCAD University and the BA program at Brock University.

Additional information

Like all of Sheridan’s visual arts programs, the Art Fundamentals program is highly regarded for its rigorous, hands-on training.

Many students who complete the Art Fundamentals program go on to further study in the artistic specialty of their preference. Some students gain entry-level employment in jobs that require basic visual arts skills.

Note: Art Fundamentals students are required, as part of the curriculum, to study life drawing and painting. This regularly includes drawing the nude figure and the study of human anatomy.

Career opportunities

The Sheridan Art Fundamentals one-year certificate program provides a rigorous studio-based introduction to the visual arts and opens doors to more advanced study.

Apply Now! September 2025
Application start
Oct 1, 2024
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Studies commence
Sep 2, 2025
Apply Now! January 2025
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Jan 2, 2025
Apply Now! September 2025
Application start
Oct 1, 2024
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 2, 2025
Apply Now! January 2025
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Jan 2, 2025