Haliburton School of The Arts
From Here You Can Go Anywhere.
The inspiring Haliburton Highlands are the perfect setting for a campus dedicated to innovative arts and sustainable design programming. The Haliburton School of The Arts is renowned for providing unique and flexible arts education in Canada.
The campus is also home to our Sustainable Building Design and Construction program where students have the opportunity to design and construct a building using a variety of sustainable systems and materials.
New for Fall 2014
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 2014
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 you complete on your own schedule.
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.
Expand Your Portfolio and Your Creative Skills in September
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 Art Certificate Programs:
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.
OCAD graduate and faculty member, Steve Rose majored in Drawing and Painting and has a diverse background as an artist/educator.
He brings an urban, edgy take on what fine art can be. Steve exhibits his work extensively and it is collected in private and corporate international collections.
- 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.
Visual and Creative Arts Diploma
A School of The Arts
Part-time Summer and Fall Programs
Meet Brian Smith, Canadian Drawing Master
Revised: November 28, 2013