Visual and Creative Arts Diploma

Haliburton School of Art + Design

September 2020

Availability: Accepting Applications
Credential: Ontario College Diploma ( 4 semesters )
Classes begin:
September 08, 2020
Offered at:
Haliburton Campus
Program code:
VCA
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Tuition is unavailable at this time

Program Highlights

In this program you will develop a powerful focus throughout the process of looking, thinking, making, and talking about visual artworks. These skills are essential in art making, regardless of your choice of visual media and medium. Experiences in and outside the classroom will expand your perspective on both current art practices, and your pathway into that world. This perspective allows you to make the best choices in your pursuit of future careers in your own studio practice, in the fine art or cultural sector, or in a commercial art enterprise.

You will develop your portfolio and artist’s documents in the VCAD program, which will provide you with a gateway to more advanced studies through our articulation agreements with major Canadian art education institutions.

Start with the first two semesters of required foundation courses, and then select one of our accelerated studio art certificates to complete your two-year Ontario College Diploma. You can complete your VCAD experience in just three semesters of time.

VCAD = Foundation courses + your choice of one studio certificate

Foundation Courses

  • 3D Design
  • Art History - The Recent Century
  • Contemporary Art Investigations
  • Drawing Disciplines
  • Visual Documentation
  • Business for Artists
  • Concept Development
  • Design I and ll
  • Media Explorations I and II
  • Portfolio and Presentation
  • 2 General Education Electives

Elective Studio Certificate: Choose One

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 Art + Design,

Surrounded by incredible natural beauty, Haliburton is a vibrant artistic community where you will have the opportunity to leave behind the everyday world and immerse yourself in a truly creative environment. From day one, you are viewed as artist and designer colleague; our role is to share our expertise and mentor you to become the creative person and professional you are meant to be.

The campus is designed for students to thrive: class sizes are small, delivered in over 30,000 square feet of dedicated studio space. Our broad range of diverse studio-based programming gives students the opportunity to explore many different disciplines and media.

Equivalent to two semesters of full-time study, our accelerated 15-week certificates provide over 600 hours of hands-on studio time. Each week you will work and learn alongside a different faculty member who brings their unique perspective and expertise within the discipline to the studio, enhancing your understanding of the breadth of the art form, and building multiple skills and techniques.

Because our enrolment is capped, you always have access to equipment, room to work, and time to interact with faculty and other artists in your program. You will also benefit from the guidance of experienced studio technicians and extended hours in the studio after class.

Certificates are offered as stand-alone programs and in conjunction with this diploma program and the Integrated Design diploma program.

Graduate Profile:

"AFTER MY VCAD YEAR I TOOK DRAWING AND PAINTING, AS WELL AS DIGITAL IMAGE DESIGN. WHERE VCAD HAD STRUCTURED MY THINKING AND MY ART MAKING, THE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS ALLOWED ME TO STRETCH MY LEGS A BIT. THE FACULTY LEAVE YOU ROOM TO CREATE, WHILE PROVIDING ALL SORTS OF SUPPORT AND ADVICE THAT THEY'VE GARNERED THROUGH YEARS OF PERFECTING THEIR OWN PRACTICE."

- HEATHER LAPP

Is this You?

An interest in art, drawing, and painting is essential to your success in this program. Other abilities and traits that would be an asset include:

  • Oral and written communication skills
  • An open mind
  • Willingness to learn from others
  • An interest in exploring your creativity
  • Ability to commit to the intensive program format

Career Opportunities

You have started a life long learning experience in the world of art with endless options in your pursuit of a career in the art field. You might continue to pursue a career by taking more advanced studies or work as a studio artist to further develop your talents, become a teacher or work in a gallery, museum or art/craft retail operation.

Fleming College Visual and Creative Arts Diploma graduates can complete Fleming's Museum Management and Curatorship post-graduate program with just two additional semesters of study.

Additional Costs

Material fees of approximately $800.00 for the first two semesters. Students should have access to a digital camera for this program.

Start Here. Continue Your Studies Coast-to-Coast

We are the only college in Ontario that has articulation agreements with all of Canada's leading art education institutions.

Minimum Admission Requirements

Students applying to Visual and Creative Arts Diploma must meet the following requirements:

  • OSSD including Gr 12 C English

OSSD with majority of courses at College (C ) or Open (O) unless otherwise stated.
Grade 12 C courses will be accepted where Gr 11 C course requirements are listed.
Where College level courses are listed, U and M courses will be accepted.
Two Gr 11 courses will be accepted in lieu of a Gr 12 course requirement.

Mature Students

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. Additional testing or academic upgrading may be necessary to meet specific course requirements for this program.

Transfer Agreements

You may be able to use credits obtained at Fleming College to continue your postsecondary education in pursuit of a degree. The articulation and credit transfer agreements with our partner institutions are summarized below.

Alberta University of the Arts

Requirement
  • Minimum C cumulative program average.
  • Requires the Visual and Creative Arts diploma and the specialist certificate in Photography.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for additional Fleming College course requirements.
Transfer Credit
  • 54 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information
Visit the Alberta University of the Arts website for further articulation and program information.
Requirement
  • Minimum C cumulative program average.
  • Requires the Visual and Creative Arts diploma and the specialist certificate in Photography.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for additional Fleming College course requirements.
Transfer Credit
  • 54 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information
Visit the Alberta University of the Arts website for further articulation and program information.
Requirement
  • Minimum C cumulative program average.
  • Requires the Visual and Creative Arts diploma and the specialist certificate in Ceramics.
  • Must present course requirements of AHIS 110 and AHIS 210 or equivalent prior to beginning full-time studies.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for additional Fleming College course requirements.
Transfer Credit
  • 54 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information
Visit the Alberta University of the Arts website for further articulation and program information.
Requirement
  • Minimum C cumulative program average.
  • Requires the Visual and Creative Arts diploma and the specialist certificate in Drawing & Painting (Visual Arts Fundamentals).
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for additional Fleming College course requirements.
Transfer Credit
  • 54 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information
Visit the Alberta University of the Arts website for further articulation and program information.
Requirement
  • Minimum C cumulative program average.
  • Requires the Visual and Creative Arts diploma and the specialist certificate in Fibre Arts.
  • Must present course requirements of AHIS 110 and AHIS 210 or equivalent prior to beginning full-time studies.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for additional Fleming College course requirements.
Transfer Credit
  • 54 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information
Visit the Alberta University of the Arts website for further articulation and program information.
Requirement
  • Minimum C cumulative program average.
  • Requires the Visual and Creative Arts diploma and the specialist certificate in Glassblowing.
  • Must present course requirements of AHIS 110 and AHIS 210 or equivalent prior to beginning full-time studies.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for additional Fleming College course requirements.
Transfer Credit
  • 54 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information
Visit the Alberta University of the Arts website for further articulation and program information.
Requirement
  • Minimum C cumulative program average.
  • Requires the Visual and Creative Arts diploma and the specialist certificate in Jewellery Essentials or Artist Blacksmith.
  • Must present course requirements of AHIS 110 and AHIS 210 or equivalent prior to beginning full-time studies.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for additional Fleming College course requirements.
Transfer Credit
  • 54 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information
Visit the Alberta University of the Arts website for further articulation and program information.
Requirement
  • Minimum C cumulative program average.
  • Requires the Visual and Creative Arts diploma and the specialist certificate in Drawing & Painting (Visual Arts Fundamentals).
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for additional Fleming College course requirements.
Transfer Credit
  • 54 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information
Visit the Alberta University of the Arts website for further articulation and program information.
Requirement
  • Minimum C cumulative program average.
  • Requires the Visual and Creative Arts diploma and the specialist certificate in Sculpture or Artist Blacksmith.
  • Must present course requirements of AHIS 110 and AHIS 210 or equivalent prior to beginning full-time studies.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for additional Fleming College course requirements.
Transfer Credit
  • 54 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the Apply Alberta website.

For more information
Visit the Alberta University of the Arts website for further articulation and program information.

Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for additional requirements.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd year studies of a 4-year program.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the EducationPlannerBC website.

For more information
Visit the Emily Carr University of Art + Design website for further articulation and program information.
Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for additional requirements.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd year studies of a 4-year program.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the EducationPlannerBC website.

For more information
Visit the Emily Carr University of Art + Design website for further articulation and program information.

Nipissing University

Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
Transfer Credit
  • 33 out of a 90 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information
Visit the Nipissing University website for further articulation and program information.
Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.
Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
  • Must successfully complete the portfolio review within the first 30 Nipissing credits.
Transfer Credit
  • 33 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information
Visit the Nipissing University website for further articulation and program information.
Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Nova Scotia College of Art & Design

Requirement
  • Minimum C cumulative program average
  • Portfolio review.
Transfer Credit
  • 30 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design's admissions website.

For more information
Visit the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design website for further articulation and program information.
Requirement
  • Minimum C cumulative program average.
  • Portfolio review.
Transfer Credit
  • 30 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design's admissions website.

For more information
Visit the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design website for further articulation and program information.

OCAD University

Requirement
  • Minimum 65% cumulative program average.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.
Transfer Credit
  • 4 out of a 20 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information
Visit the OCAD University website for further articulation and program information.
Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.
Requirement
  • Minimum 65% cumulative program average.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further admission details.
Transfer Credit
  • 4 out of a 20 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information
Visit the OCAD University website for further articulation and program information.
Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.
Requirement
  • Minimum 65% cumulative program average.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further admission details.
Transfer Credit
  • 4 out of a 20 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information
Visit the OCAD University website for further articulation and program information.
Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Ontario Tech University

Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
  • Successful completion of the Ontario Tech Commerce Bridge program.
Transfer Credit
  • 45 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information
Visit the Ontario Tech University website for further articulation and program information.
Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.
Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 18 credit diploma.
  • Note: No transfer credits awarded.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information
Visit the Ontario Tech University website for further articulation and program information.

Robert Gordon University

Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
  • Must complete either the studio certificate in Ceramics or Jewellery Essentials.
  • Suitable reference from a Fleming College program faculty member.
  • Where the applicant's first language is not English, satisfactory evidence that the applicant meets the general English language requirements.
  • Must be eligible to obtain the requisite visa to enter the United Kingdom.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd year studies of a 4-year program.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the KOM Consultants website.

For more information
Visit the Robert Gordon University website for further articulation and program information.
Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
  • Suitable reference from a Fleming College program faculty member.
  • Where the applicant's first language is not English, satisfactory evidence that the applicant meets the general English language requirements.
  • Must be eligible to obtain the requisite visa to enter the United Kingdom.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd year studies of a 4-year program.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the KOM Consultants website.

For more information
Visit the Robert Gordon University website for further articulation and program information.

Sheridan College

Requirement
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
  • Portfolio of work from the Visual and Creative Arts program.
  • Must possess ENG4U (Grade 12 University English) or equivalent with a course grade of 65%.
  • Must possess five other Grade 12 subjects at the University or Mixed level with an overall course grade average of 60%.
  • Statement of intent.
Transfer Credit
  • 30 out of a 129 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Colleges website.

For more information
Visit the Sheridan College website for further articulation and program information.
Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Wayne State University

Requirement
  • Minimum 2.75 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
  • Requires the Visual and Creative Arts diploma and the specialist certificate in Ceramics.
  • Contact Sandra Dupret (sandra.dupret@flemingcollege.ca), Dean, Haliburton School of Arts + Design, for specific admission, program and tuition details.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 2nd year studies of a 4-year program.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the Wayne State University's admissions website.

For more information
Visit the Wayne State University website for further articulation and program information.
Requirement
  • Minimum 2.75 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
  • Requires the Visual and Creative Arts diploma and the specialist certificate in Drawing and Painting.
  • Contact Sandra Dupret (sandra.dupret@flemingcollege.ca), Dean, Haliburton School of Arts + Design, for specific admission, program and tuition details.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 2nd year studies of a 4-year program.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the Wayne State University's admissions website.

For more information
Visit the Wayne State University website for further articulation and program information.
Requirement
  • Minimum 2.75 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
  • Requires the Visual and Creative Arts diploma and the specialist certificate in Fibre Arts.
  • Contact Sandra Dupret (sandra.dupret@flemingcollege.ca), Dean, Haliburton School of Arts + Design, for specific admission, program and tuition details.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 2nd year studies of a 4-year program.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the Wayne State University's admissions website.

For more information
Visit the Wayne State University website for further articulation and program information.
Requirement
  • Minimum 2.75 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
  • Requires the Visual and Creative Arts diploma and the specialist certificate in Artist Blacksmith.
  • Contact Sandra Dupret (sandra.dupret@flemingcollege.ca), Dean, Haliburton School of Arts + Design, for specific admission, program and tuition details.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 2nd year studies of a 4-year program.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the Wayne State University's admissions website.

For more information
Visit the Wayne State University website for further articulation and program information.
Requirement
  • Minimum 2.75 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
  • Requires the Visual and Creative Arts diploma and the specialist certificate in Drawing and Painting.
  • Contact Sandra Dupret (sandra.dupret@flemingcollege.ca), Dean, Haliburton School of Arts + Design, for specific admission, program and tuition details.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 2nd year studies of a 4-year program.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the Wayne State University's admissions website.

For more information
Visit the Wayne State University website for further articulation and program information.
Requirement
  • Minimum 2.75 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
  • Requires the Visual and Creative Arts diploma and the specialist certificate in Photo Arts.
  • Contact Sandra Dupret (sandra.dupret@flemingcollege.ca), Dean, Haliburton School of Arts + Design, for specific admission, program and tuition details.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 2nd year studies of a 4-year program.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the Wayne State University's admissions website.

For more information
Visit the Wayne State University website for further articulation and program information.
Requirement
  • Minimum 2.75 cumulative program Grade Point Average (GPA).
  • Requires the Visual and Creative Arts diploma and the specialist certificate in Sculpture.
  • Contact Sandra Dupret (sandra.dupret@flemingcollege.ca), Dean, Haliburton School of Arts + Design, for specific admission, program and tuition details.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 2nd year studies of a 4-year program.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the Wayne State University's admissions website.

For more information
Visit the Wayne State University website for further articulation and program information.

York University

Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative program average.
  • Graduate from the 2011 cohort or later.
Transfer Credit
  • 48 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information
Visit the York University website for further articulation and program information.
Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

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