Studio Process Advancement

This unique, intensive studio program is designed for emerging artists, visual arts graduates and established practitioners to re-examine and further develop their work with the guidance of a team of professional faculty in a supportive, inspiring environment.


Spring 2017
Program Status: Accepting Applications
Program Code: SPA
Location: Haliburton
Coordinator: Sandra Dupret Email
Credential: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Start Dates: May 08, 2017
Tuition and Ancillary Fees (Domestic): $3,805.89 program duration*
Tuition and Ancillary Fees (International): $13,948.35 program duration*
* Tuition and fees subject to change.

Program Highlights

During this four-month program, students will develop and complete one or more considered bodies of work for the purpose of advancing their individual art practice.

Unlike other post- secondary programs that focus on particular studio skills, or theoretical ideologies, this graduate certificate unites the realms of material practice and personal direction. In addition to developing your artistic abilities and vision, you will gain critical and evaluative skills along with an insight into career goals.

Through individual and group critiques, guest lectures, exhibitions and gallery visits, students are supported in the development of their work, portfolios, documents and submission processes for grants, exhibition preparation and applications to other institutions for advanced study programs.

During the capstone phase of the program, students will present their current body of work during an artist talk, along with a set of artist documents and a final portfolio.

Why Choose Fleming

This program is delivered at Fleming College's Haliburton Campus, located in central Ontario's spectacular Haliburton Highlands region. The campus is home to the Haliburton School of Art + Design which has a longstanding reputation for outstanding arts programming. Haliburton is a welcoming, safe community known for amazing scenery and an eclectic group of resident artists and designers.

Our unique campus is designed for artists. The interior campus space maximizes natural light in the studios, classrooms and common areas, providing the best possible atmosphere for students to create and connect. All our programs are delivered in dedicated, fully-equipped studio space.

You will learn from amazing artists. Our faculty members are well-established, professional artists from across the country.

Is This You?

You have a Fine Arts degree or diploma and you are looking for a creative, challenging and supportive environment to explore your talent and start your own studio practice.

You are an established artist seeking an opportunity to focus exclusively on your work to re-invigorate your existing practice.

Employment Opportunities and Continuing Education

This graduate certificate is designed for professional visual fine artists and fine crafts practitioners to re-examine and revitalize their work, as well as to provide students with the skills to inform direction for further studies.

Minimum Admission Requirements and Selection Process

  • A related Ontario College Diploma, or related Ontario College Advanced Diploma or a related undergraduate or graduate university degree.
  • Artists without a diploma or degree in a related field will be considered for admission on an individual basis through an alternative admissions process which includes the submission of a portfolio highlighting their studio practice.
  • Applicants are also required to participate in a phone interview with the program coordinator to ensure that the College can support individual studio practices and goals. 

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