Diploma in Visual Arts
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The second intake for this a one-year certificate is currently under way so don't delay in applying. A two-year diploma is in the planning stages to continue the program’s focus on experiential skills-building specific to the requirements of the industry. If you are wait listed for this program you can still take your Creative Writing electives. Don't wait to get started!
Would you like to learn graphic design, pottery, sculpture, filmmaking & animation, photography, drawing & painting, printmaking and more? Apply today!You'll get a little bit of everything in this comprehensive, two year, hands-on program.
In your first year of study, you'll work though an intensive foundation of exploration and design intended to promote disciplined inquiry, experimentation, vocabulary, skill, critical awareness and an openness of mind. In your second year, you'll continue exploration and design, with a particular emphasis directed toward contemporary concepts and media—you'll also establish an in-depth program of personal research. Your teachers and technicians are professional artists who foster a spirit of creative thinking and experimentation.
At the end of the program, you'll have a portfolio that illustrates your competence and achievement to prospective clients, employers and advanced art degree programs.
If you're interested in taking art courses on a part-time basis, Visual Arts offers a variety of courses. ART 100, 101, 106, 150, 152, 153, 170, 175, 178 and 180 are university transfer courses, generally offered in the evening.
Graduates are currently employed in museums and galleries, and as animators, filmmakers, potters, costume designers and painters. Other graduates have transferred into 3rd year studies at universities and art colleges, such as Emily Carr Institute and Concordia University. Consult with an Academic Advisor or the Visual Arts department to learn more. An example of a student graduate's work can be seen on YouTube.
2012 graduates of the Camosun College Visual Arts Program
Last updated: May 8, 2013 9:10 am