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General Arts & Science Certificate - Applied Arts Stream

Available at: Kingston


The General Arts & Science Certificate offers a foundational year for students preparing for future study in a wide range of fields. For students in the Applied Arts stream, core courses in communications, social sciences, and personal development are enhanced by courses in Art History, Photoshop, comput­ers, and arts-based electives such as Digital Photography, Film Studies, The Impact of Music and Society, and Media & the Arts. Graduates of the Applied Arts stream are prepared for future study in applied arts programs such as Graphic Design and Music & Digital Media.


This one-year preparatory year will allow stu­dents to develop core competencies in com­munications, computers and social sciences, while also exploring courses in applied arts.

For students moving on to other St. Law­rence College programs after completing this one-year program, some of the courses completed as part of this program may trans­fer. For more information, please consult the appropriate program coordinator of your targeted program.

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Program Name

General Arts & Science Certificate - Applied Arts Stream

Program Code



Ontario College Certificate

Start Dates


Program Duration

2 semesters in 1 year (500 hours)

Location (Campus)


Canadian Fees

2016-17 full year tuition fees are $2,850.18. Compulsory fees are $1,102.15. All fees are subject to change for 2017-18.

International Fees

2016-17 International tuition fees are $13,420.00. Compulsory fees are $1,780.15. All fees are subject to change for 2017-18.

Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

St. Lawrence College offers an extensive Student Scholarship and Bursary Program.  Scholarships and bursaries for this purpose are sponsored by external organizations and private individuals.  These awards recognize our academic excellence, community involvement, contribution to the quality of College life, outstanding achievement and professional potential.  For more details visit Bursaries and Scholarships.

Program Outline 2016-17

Semester 1
Film Studies
General Education Elective (1)
Digital Photography
Applied Arts Elective

Semester 2
General Education Elective (2)
Video Editing
Media and the Arts

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with the majority of Grade 11 and 12 courses at the C, U or M level including the following prerequisites:

  • Grade 12 English at the C or U level
  • Grade 11 Math at the C, U or M level

For OSSD equivalency options, see Admission Requirements.

Bonus Points

Full-time General Arts and Science students who achieve a GPA of 3.00 or better for at least one semester will receive an additional 10 percent in their admission assessment when applying to any post-secondary diploma program at St. Lawrence College. This will be particularly beneficial for programs that are highly competitive and therefore ranked.


Health Requirements

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

Formal and informal pathways offer SLC graduates the chance to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Those that follow are specific to this program:

    For details on Credit Transfer within Ontario please visit:


    The program has opened numerous doors from me. I was fortunate to have placements that dealt with various populations that provided excellent experience. I love the balance the program offers; it develops necessary clinical skills while providing educational demands of a degree. As a previous university student, I learned a lot of theory. Unfortunately, that theory was never put into practice. At. St. Lawrence College I gained 1,100 hours of clinical practice in a supervised setting. The high standard of the program allows students to develop their research and clinical skills. The professors offer a supportive learning environment and are very approachable individuals who want to help you succeed.

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    Karen Ducharme

    Recruiting Contact

    Recruitment Office

    Additional Information

    Programs at St. Lawrence College are delivered using a variety of instruction modes. Courses may be offered in the classroom or lab, entirely online, or in a hybrid mode which combines classroom sessions with online learning activities. Program delivery can be run weekdays, weekends or evenings. Upon registration, each full-time student is provided a St. Lawrence College email account which is used to communicate important information about program or course events.

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