Haliburton School of The Arts
Our school is a leader in providing unique and flexible art and design education.
Learn from professionals who have shaped art, craft and design in Canada at a campus that provides the best possible hands-on studio experience. Create in a spectacular natural environment, supported by dedicated faculty and a welcoming community of resident artists and designers.
We offer certificate, diploma and post-graduate programs to help you build a solid portfolio to take you to the next step - whether that’s continuing education, starting your own practice or career.
Expand Your Portfolio and Your Creative Skills this January
Equivalent to two semesters of full-time study, our unique 15-week art certificates provide over 600 hours of hands-on studio time. Work and learn alongside some of Canada's most renowned artists in contemporary, dedicated studio spaces.
Apply Now for January Art Certificate Programs:
Apply Now for Fall 2015
Our new Integrated Design diploma program will give you the fundamental design skills and critical thinking needed to become a successful designer in the 21st century.
This one-of-a-kind, accelerated diploma program incorporates a hands-on approach to material culture, sustainability and fine craftsmanship.
In three semesters you’ll explore and experiment, collaborate, communicate and discover your design talent, and be prepared to apply your knowledge to whatever design specialty you choose to pursue.
New: Studio Process Advancement
- Post-graduate Program
- Starts May 2015
This unique, intensive studio program is designed for established artists and recent visual arts graduates to examine and further develop their art practice with the guidance of a team of professional faculty in a supportive, inspiring environment.
Visual and Creative Arts Diploma
VCAD = foundation courses + elective courses
We offer unique and flexible options for earning a diploma in the visual arts. Choose the learning path that's right for you.
Build on the foundation courses and take the Specialist Option (15-week specialized art certificates, nine options available, fast-paced), which can be completed in three semesters.
OR select the Generalist Option (12 Haliburton School of The Arts courses, plus a two-week capstone course), which can be completed in one calendar year.
Both pathways enable you to develop a strong portfolio to continue on to advanced arts studies or pursue your own studio practice.
Create it in Peterborough
We are offering a unique selection of Haliburton School of The Arts week-long courses and Saturday workshops at our Sutherland campus, located at 599 Brealey Drive in Peterborough.
Learn from Amazing Artists
Your faculty are well-established, professional artists from across the country. They will share their talent and expertise and mentor you to create your own artistic vision.
Brian Smith is a practicing fine artist, specializing in classical drawing and painting from the figure. His works range through a variety of media and styles, and are represented in collections across Canada and the US. He has exhibited in numerous gallery exhibitions, juried and invitational shows, and the Drawing Society of Canada elected Brian as an Honorary Drawing Master acknowledging his lifelong dedication to drawing as a primary art form.
Visual and Creative Arts Diploma
A School of The Arts
Part-time Summer and Fall Programs
Meet Brian Smith, Canadian Drawing Master
- Athabasca University
- Emily Carr University of Art + Design
- ISIS Canada
- Nipissing University
- OCAD University
- University of New Brunswick
- University of Ontario Institute of Technology
- Wayne State University
For more information see the Pathways to University page.
Revised: December 15, 2014