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Art and Design Fundamentals

Tuition fee CA$17,433 per year

The fee is for the 2022–2023 academic year and includes tuition (CA$15,693), health insurance and ancillary charges.

The fees displayed are estimates 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).

Accommodation fee CA$1,800 per month

The above fee is an estimated amount for living expenses for one month.

  • Including the cost of food, rent, transportation and other living expenses (varies depending on your living preferences).
  • Estimated living expenses are to be used as a guide only and are subject to change.

More information

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Overview

The Art and Design Fundamentals program will nurture your artistic talents, and develop your creative, practical and entrepreneurial skills in visual art and design — whatever your level of expertise.

Practicing artists and designers, who will help you to gain competencies in traditional, digital and multimedia, will deliver the studio-based, hands-on Art and Design Fundamentals curriculum. The program’s goal is to help you prepare a portfolio of artwork required for admission to specialized programs and to open up new possibilities and career choices in the diverse visual arts industry.

In this art program, you’ll:

  • Get hands-on exposure to drawing, design, colour, 3D modelling and design, visual culture, video making, digital illustration, photography and rapid prototyping.
  • Build a comprehensive portfolio of artwork while working one-on-one with faculty.

Once you complete the program, you’ll be prepared to succeed in a variety of post-secondary communication arts and design diploma and degree program areas including animation, game art, digital visual effects, product design, industrial design, architecture, interior design, fashion design, illustration, graphic design, digital media art, art direction, art management, creative advertising and fine arts.

Career opportunities

  • Animator
  • Game artist
  • Digital visual effects artist
  • Product designer
  • Industrial designer
  • Interior designer
  • Fashion designer
  • Illustrator
  • Graphic designer
  • Digital media artist
  • Art director
  • Arts manager
  • Fine artist

Further Education

Upon successful completion of the Art and Design Fundamentals program with a B (70%) average you will be eligible for direct transfer to the following programs within Centennial College’s School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design at the Story Arts Centre:

Apply Now! September 2023
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 5, 2023
Apply Now! January 2024
Application start
Mar 1, 2023
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Jan 8, 2024
Apply Now! May 2024
Application start
Jun 1, 2023
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
May 6, 2024

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply Now! September 2023
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 5, 2023
Apply Now! January 2024
Application start
Mar 1, 2023
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Jan 8, 2024
Apply Now! May 2024
Application start
Jun 1, 2023
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
May 6, 2024

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States