The Fibre Arts program captures the renaissance taking place in the world of textiles. A new generation of designers, inspired by traditional handicrafts, and energized by urban culture and global vision, have challenged our perception of what can be created with fibers, surfaces and structures.
In this program, the traditional marries the non-traditional as the artist works with materials that range from supple and sumptuous to experimental and provocative. Textiles and fibers have unlimited potential for personal expression, and offer the artist texture, pattern, light, colour and movement. Artists and designers interested in sculpture, fashion, textile design, interior design, art clothing, or theatre, and industry will find this program offers them a dynamic medium for expression.
This 15-week, intensive program is the equivalent to two semesters of full time studies.
Why Choose Fleming
This program is delivered at Fleming College’s Haliburton Campus, located in central Ontario's spectacular Haliburton Highlands region and home to the Haliburton School of The Arts, renowned for outstanding arts programming. Designed for visual artists, the contemporary architecture maximizes natural light in the studios, classrooms and common areas. It's the perfect environment to flourish as an artist.
Fleming students have unique and flexible options for earning their diploma in the visual arts. Once students have completed their certificate, they can continue their education by enrolling in two more semesters of study to complete their Visual and Creative Arts diploma. Students can continue their arts education through transfer agreements with Sheridan College, Emily Carr University of Art and Design and OCAD University. (Ontario College of Art and Design).
Is this You?
You will need these traits and abilities in this program:
- open minded
- interest in ongoing exploration of your own creativity
- willingness to learn from others
- manual dexterity
- ability to commit to intensive format
- You have started a life-long learning experience in the discipline of fibre arts, with endless options in your pursuit of a career in this field.
- This program will appeal to the serious student who is seeking to build an excellent foundation portfolio of work before pursuing further studies, to apply their learning to another medium, or to explore apprenticeship, freelance, or teaching career options.
Minimum Admission Requirements
OSSD with the majority of credits at the College (C) and Open (O) level, including:
- 2 College (C) English courses (Grade 11 or Grade 12)
When (C) is the minimum course level for admission, (U) or (U/C) courses are also accepted.
If you are 19 years of age or older before classes start, and you do not possess an OSSD, you can write the Canadian Adult Achievement Test to assess your eligibility for admission.
The Fibre Arts Certificate comprises 14 of the elective credit requirements for the Visual and Creative Arts Diploma - also available at Haliburton School of The Arts.
Graduates of the Fibre Arts certificate will be considered for entrance into the Sheridan College Crafts and Design advanced diploma program. Successful applicants will enter directly into the second year of the program. All applicants will be required to present a portfolio as part of the admission process.
This 15-week certificate can be applied toward the Visual and Creative Arts Diploma - Specialist Option. Each course week consists of 32.5 hours of in-class instruction and 15 hours of independent studio work.
There will be additional expenses of approximately $500 for texbooks and equipment in addition to the material fee included in the tuition.
For more information see the Pathways to University page.
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