• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
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Overview

The studio-based, hands-on curriculum of the Art and Design Fundamentals courses is taught by practicing artists and designers who help you to develop traditional, digital and multimedia skills. The program's goal is to help you prepare a successful 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 and Design Fundamentals program at Centennial College, you:

  • 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 will be prepared to succeed in a variety of post-secondary communication arts and design diploma and degree areas, including animation, game arts, 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 Outlook

  • Animator
  • Game artist
  • Digital visual effects artist
  • Product designer
  • Industrial designer
  • Interior designer
  • Fashion designer
  • Illustrator
  • Graphic designer

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    International students: Apply early! Allow approximately four to six months before start for admission and Study Permit/Visa processing. 

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Digital Imaging 
  • Colour Studio 
  • Drawing 
  • Visual Design Fundamentals 
  • Portfolio Development 
  • Visual Culture 
  • Creativity in Context 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
  • English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission

Note: Applicants who apply to, but do not meet the admission requirements for Graphic Design Media, Fine Arts Studio, Game Art and Design or Digital Animation, may receive an alternate offer to the Art and Design Fundamentals program.

Additional Requirements

  • Attending the Art and Design Fundamentals admission session is highly recommended.

Note: After applying, applicants will receive a letter with instructions on how to book a program admission session.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16536 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16531 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Funding

Centennial College is offering two (2) scholarships to international students. One scholarship is awarded to an international student based on merit; the other to an international transfer student from China based on academic performance. Both scholarships are offered to eligible students who have successfully completed two consecutive semesters.

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