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General Arts & Science Certificate - Applied Arts Stream

Available at: Kingston


This program has been suspended for the Fall 2019 intake. We are pleased to offer the new Media Arts Fundamentals one-year certificate program - click here to learn more.

The General Arts & Science Certificate offers a foundational year for students preparing for future study in a wide range of fields. For students in the Applied Arts stream, core courses in communications, social sciences, and personal development are enhanced by courses in Photoshop, comput­ers, and arts-based electives such as Digital Photography, Film Studies, The Impact of Music and Society, and Media & the Arts. Graduates of the Applied Arts stream are prepared for future study in applied arts programs such as Graphic Design and Music & Digital Media.

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This one-year preparatory year will allow stu­dents to develop core competencies in com­munications, computers and social sciences, while also exploring courses in applied arts.

For students moving on to other St. Law­rence College programs after completing this one-year program, some of the courses completed as part of this program may trans­fer. For more information, please consult the appropriate program coordinator of your targeted program.

Program Name

General Arts & Science Certificate - Applied Arts Stream

Program Code



Ontario College Certificate

Start Dates

September intake is Suspended

Program Duration

2 semesters in 1 year (500 hours)

Location (Campus)


Canadian Fees

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International Fees

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Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

St. Lawrence College offers an extensive Student Scholarship and Bursary Program.  Scholarships and bursaries for this purpose are sponsored by external organizations and private individuals.  These awards recognize our academic excellence, community involvement, contribution to the quality of College life, outstanding achievement and professional potential.  For more details visit Bursaries and Scholarships.

Program Outline 2018-19

Semester 1
Film Studies
General Education Elective (1)
Digital Photography
Applied Arts Elective

Semester 2
General Education Elective (2)
Video Editing
Media and the Arts

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

SLC graduates have many options to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Agreements between SLC and other institutions that are specific to this program are listed below. In addition, there are many credit transfer pathway agreements between colleges and universities within the province of Ontario. Please also visit to search for options relevant to your program area of study.

    Admission Requirements

    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with the majority of Grade 11 and 12 courses at the C, U or M level including the following prerequisites:

    • Grade 12 English at the C or U level
    • Grade 11 Math at the C, U or M level

    For OSSD equivalency options, see Admission Requirements.

    Bonus Points

    Full-time General Arts and Science students who achieve a GPA of 3.00 or better for at least one semester will receive an additional 10 percent in their admission assessment when applying to any post-secondary diploma program at St. Lawrence College. This will be particularly beneficial for programs that are highly competitive and therefore ranked.


    Health Requirements


    My three years at SLC gave me some of my fondest memories. I was blessed with tremendous instructors and classmates. I would recommend SLC to any young person in a heartbeat!

    Charles Ibey

    Program Contact

    Jim Elyot

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    Additional Information

    Programs at St. Lawrence College are delivered using a variety of instruction modes. Courses may be offered in the classroom or lab, entirely online, or in a hybrid mode which combines classroom sessions with online learning activities. Program delivery can be run weekdays, weekends or evenings. Upon registration, each full-time student is provided a St. Lawrence College email account which is used to communicate important information about program or course events.

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