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Visual & Creative Arts - Fine Arts

Available at: Brockville


This two-year diploma program provides you with the flexibility to explore the areas of visual arts most appropriate to your abilities and interests. The program combines a balance of theory, studio and application skills that prepares graduates for a variety of Fine Arts related employment opportunities.

The program provides important practical experience relating to business and professional practices necessary to successfully operate within the various Fine Art professions. The program also prepares students for more advanced studies at universities or art colleges.

Study in Ireland

Graduates of this program can turn their diploma into a degree. Learn how you can continue your education at Institute of Technology Sligo (pdf).


Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Visual & Creative Arts - Fine Arts program may find full-time and part-time employment as self-employed fine artists or may find work in galleries, commercial art studios, retail outlets and educational institutions.

Alumni Profiles

Bernard Clark - Photographer

Fraser Radford - Abstract and Conceptual Artist

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Program Name

Visual & Creative Arts - Fine Arts

Program Code



Ontario College Diploma

Start Dates


Program Duration

2 years

Location (Campus)


Canadian Fees

2017-18 tuition fees are $2,935.68. Compulsory fees are $759.55. All fees are subject to change for 2018-19.

International Fees

2017-18 International tuition fees are $13,800.00. Compulsory fees are $1,503.55. All fees are subject to change for 2018-19.

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.

Special Bursary Opportunity: Qualified students may be eligible for special financial support available to the Fine Arts program. These awards have been made possible through a generous gift donated to the St. Lawrence College Foundation from the Estate of Marianne van Silfhout. For full details regarding the Marianne van Silfhout bursaries, applicant criteria and application forms, visit Bursaries and Scholarships.

Program Outline 2018-19

Semester 1
ARTS 10 Art History & Appreciation I
ARTS 6000 Drawing I
ARTS 6001 Watercolour I
ARTS 6005 Acrylics I - Colour Theory
COMM 34 Introduction to College Communications
GENE General Education Course (In Class)

Semester 2
ARTS 6002 Oil I
ARTS 6004 Acrylics II
ARTS 6010 Mixed Media I
ARTS 6020 Watercolour II
ARTS 6021 Drawing II
GENE General Education Course (Online)

Semester 3
ARTS 20 Art History & Appreciation II
ARTS 6006 Life Drawing I
ARTS 6008 Digital Photography for Artists
ARTS 6012 Studio I
ARTS 6017 Mixed Media II - Experimental
GENE General Education Course (In Class)

Semester 4
ARTS 6007 Printmaking
ARTS 6011 Life Drawing II
ARTS 6013 Studio II
ARTS 6018 Computers for Artists
ARTS 6019 The Business of Art
ARTS 6022 Oil II

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
For OSSD equivalency options, see Admission Requirements.


Health Requirements

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

Formal and informal pathways offer SLC graduates the chance to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Those that follow are specific to this program:

>>More information on these SLC Articulations

For details on Credit Transfer within Ontario please visit:


I enjoyed the classes because you got the opportunity to know your professors on a personal level so you weren't treated like a number. The professors were also keen to answer questions you had or suggestions in trying different material/approaches with a piece. Having my work on display in the Marianne van Silfhout Gallery definitely boosted my confidence as an artist, knowing that my work is being shown in a wonderful space, and lots of people are getting the opportunity to view the work.

Fraser Radford

Program Contact

Christina Chrysler

Admissions Information

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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.

The Marianne van Silfhout Gallery

The Marianne van Silfhout Gallery is a state-of-the-art community art gallery located at the front atrium of the campus and will be a focus for the visual arts for Brockville and the larger Eastern Ontario area.

Creation of the gallery was made possible by a major half-million dollar bequest from the estate of Marianne van Silfhout, a graduate of the Fine Art program at St. Lawrence College, as well as numerous donors to the St. Lawrence College Foundation. Behind this gift is Marianne’s belief that wilderness adventure and education and art are inextricably bound together in an experience of enduring value and benefit to humanity. The bequest will also fund bursaries for both part-time and full-time Fine Arts students at St. Lawrence College.

Advanced Standing

Applicants with post-secondary credits may be eligible for direct entry to an upper level of the program (semester or year) depending on transfer credits. Select the applicable level when applying at and ensure that we receive your official post-secondary transcript for consideration. If you are unsure what level to apply for, please contact the program coordinator.
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