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Ontario College Certificate

Art Fundamentals

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

(Oakville)

For the Fall 2021 semester, this program will be delivered through a hybrid model that combines remote and in-person learning. View details on delivery modes for all programs.

Awaken the artist in you!

Program Overview

Learn the fundamentals of art

You'll get classical instruction in the fundamentals of art such as:

  • Life drawing
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Two-dimensional design
  • Technical drawing

Join the creative community

The Art Fundamentals program emphasizes studio work. You'll produce art from the first day of class, gaining practical skills while discovering your strengths and your preferences. You'll also have the opportunity to explore many options for further study and careers in the visual arts. By the end of the year you'll have a body of work and the beginnings of an artistic identity.

Transfer opportunities

Your Art Fundamentals certificate will qualify you for more advanced programs. At Sheridan, you'll be considered for admission to Visual and Creative Arts. In addition, students who complete Art Fundamentals with a GPA of 3.5 will be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Fine Arts program at OCAD University and the BA program at Brock University.

Additional information

Like all of Sheridan's visual arts programs, the Art Fundamentals program is highly regarded for its rigorous, hands-on training.

Many students who complete the Art Fundamentals program go on to further study in the artistic specialty of their preference. Some students gain entry-level employment in jobs that require basic visual arts skills.

Note: Art Fundamentals students are required, as part of the curriculum, to study life drawing and painting. This regularly includes drawing the nude figure and the study of human anatomy.

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Faculty

Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Degree Entrance Scholarship Available

Once you’ve applied for admission to this program, we’ll automatically consider you for this award.

International Student?

This program is part of our new two-year graduate certificate bundles! You may be able to qualify for a three-year post-grad work permit.

Courses

Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.

  • CODETITLECREDITS
    DESN 12719Introduction to 2D Design 3
    DESN 15039  Introduction to 3D Design 3
    ARTS 10702Introduction to Drawing 3
    DESN 19667 Introduction to Drawing Systems 3
    ARTS 14636Introduction to Colour Theory3
    COMM 19999 Essential Communication Skills3
    Total:18
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    DESN 18215 2D Design  3
    DESN 18999 3D Design 3
    ARTS 14219 Drawing  3
    DESN 19697 Drawing Systems  3
    ARTS 15976 Introduction to Painting3
     General Education Course (Open) 3
    Total:18

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Faculty

Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Designation

Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, with these required courses:

  • One English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U)

or

Mature student status.

Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of their previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses).

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.

Note: Art Fundamentals students are required, as part of the curriculum, to study life drawing and painting. This regularly includes drawing the nude figure and the study of human anatomy.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan's English Proficiency Requirements.

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Faculty

Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Certificate

Duration

1 yr (2 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Career Opportunities

The Sheridan Art Fundamentals one-year certificate program provides a rigorous studio-based introduction to the visual arts and opens doors to more advanced study.

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    Faculty

    Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

    Designation

    Ontario College Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Faculty

    Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

    Designation

    Ontario College Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Faculty

    Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

    Designation

    Ontario College Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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    Ontario College Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Faculty

    Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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    Ontario College Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Program Fees

    Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

    The fees shown here are for the 2021–2022 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.

    Program Fees

    Fees for this program are paid to the University of Toronto Mississauga.

    Program Fees

    Fees for this program are paid to Brock University.

    Program Fees

    Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

    For Canadian Students

    The fees shown here are for the 2021-2022 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website. For English Language Studies, depending on your level placement, your program completion time may differ.

    For International Students

    The fees shown here are for Fall 2021, and are subject to change. The English Language Studies program is offered to international students in 7-week sessions. The fees displayed are for each 7-week session and include tuition and health insurance. Depending on your level placement, your program completion time may differ.

    Fees For Canadian Students

    Fees for Canadian students

    $5,176.14
    Fees for International Students

    Fees for International students

    $18,967.14

    Financial Aid & Awards

    Your education is a big investment, and we're here to help! Keep an eye on our Financial Aid & Awards page for regular updates, and check out these important links:

    All new international students beginning their studies in the Fall 2021 or Winter 2022 semesters will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $2,000.

    Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

    Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

    Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

    Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

    Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

    Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

    Bursaries for Grade 12 Students Pursuing Studies Toward a Career in Law

    The annual Bursary Program for grade 12 students pursuing careers in the justice sector at an Ontario university or college is now open! Bursaries are offered by the Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario (AJPO), the Association of Ontario Judges (AOJ) and the Ontario Superior Court Judges’ Association (OSCJA). Each association offers one bursary per year in each of their judicial regions for a total of 22 bursaries province-wide!

    Applications close on May 26. Spread the word to students! Visit the Bursary web page for more information.

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    Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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    Ontario College Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Ontario College Certificate

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    Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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    Ontario College Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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    Ontario College Certificate

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    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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    Ontario College Certificate

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    1 yr (2 semesters)

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    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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    Faculty

    Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

    Designation

    Ontario College Certificate

    Duration

    1 yr (2 semesters)

    Location

    Trafalgar Road Campus

    1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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