Explore a future of creative possibilities
Take your talent and love for the arts to new heights as you gain confidence in your artistic journey building a solid foundation in creative art and design. You will experiment with a rich and diverse cross-section of media and concepts, including drawing, 2D and 3D design, illustration, applied multimedia, and creative and conceptual problem solving.
Surrounded by like-minded creatives, you will learn to apply critical thinking skills to produce solutions to the varied challenges creative industries present, as well as developing your visual sensitivity and artistic dexterity.
- Experiment with a wide range of artistic media and concepts
- Engage with students from all creative art and design programs
- Opportunity to create and install a mural that will beautify a public space
- Graduate with a vibrant and diverse portfolio
- Option to continue into the second year of the Design and Visual Arts program to further build your portfolio and specialized skills
Program of study for 2024-25 Academic Year
|Ideas & Imagery
|Colour and Design
|Introduction to Art History
|Fundamentals of Drawing
|Fine Art Studio 2D
|Art and Design Communication
|Drawing from your Imagination
|Fine Art Studio 3D
|Graphic Design Studio
|One General Education course. 1
For more information regarding General Education courses, click here.
For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status, including:
- Any grade 12 English (C) or (U)
Note: As this is a portfolio building, foundational program of study, there is no portfolio requirement for admission.
Specific program pathways
College or university degree opportunities
If you are a graduate of this program, you may continue your studies at a college or university and you may receive credit(s) for your prior college education. Refer to Cambrian's college and university agreement details for further information.
Graduates of Art and Design Fundamentals may continue their studies by entering directly into the second year of the Design and Visual Arts program.
Please note: Cambrian College strives to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.