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Visual Arts

Certificate of Completion | VA911

Whether you are interested in a career in contemporary visual art or just want to explore your potential, our fundamentals program will build your confidence in creative expression and take your love of art to the next level. This certificate’s courses introduce you to fundamental visual art practices and techniques, all in our professional studios.

Exemptions: Students with a photographic background may be eligible for exemptions. Registration in advanced courses without assessment and permission of the co-ordinator is not permitted. The exemption process requires approximately two weeks.

Notes: You must complete the required courses FOTO 160 and FOTO 161 before taking an elective course.

Credential: To earn this certificate, you need to successfully complete a total of 15 credit courses.


Level-Up Your Art Skills

With guidance from practicing artists/instructors, you will explore a variety of current methods and styles of two-dimensional art making—in both traditional and digital media—and form the building blocks for creative expression that you can use beyond the classroom. In our courses, you will learn foundational skills, knowledge and theory of painting, drawing and photography.

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Art Beyond the Classroom

Creative art skills are in-demand across many disciplines, industry, and professions. With intensive, hands-on experiences that bridge traditional and digital mediums, our courses will help you develop relevant, contemporary art-making skills that are an asset to numerous professions—from film, television, education, architecture, animation, graphic design, and more.


Did you know?

CESMSIT Students

  • Receive a discount on Adobe software.
  • Have after-hours access to labs so you can work on projects before or after your class.
  • Have free access to – an online skills-training platform.
  • Have access to computer labs with the latest design software. Leave your laptop at home; you don’t need to bring it to class!

Contact Us

Media Studies
416.675.6622 ext. 4508

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