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Fine Arts

Available at: Brockville part-time


In this introductory program, students develop basic skills in drawing, painting, and colour in a variety of media. Students are encouraged to explore their individual creativity and artistic ability. Students experience both the practical and theoretical components of fine arts.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply basic principles of artistic design and essential skills in painting, drawing and other visual arts to create works for one’s own enjoyment, for gallery or other exhibits, and/or for sale or commission
  2. Work safely and effectively with a broad range of highly specialized, potentially dangerous, studio equipment, material and substances in the production of artistic creations.
  3. Critique one’s artistic works and that of others to foster an awareness of creative expression and growth in visual and creative arts.
  4. Select original works of art to develop a portfolio to promote one’s talent.
  5. Analyze contemporary issues and current trends in the arts to determine opportunities for artistic growth.
  6. Communicate basic design and technical information effectively through artistic skills and language to a variety of audiences.

Visit the Online and Continuing Education catalogue for course details and to register.


As of September 1, 2017 seven courses are required to complete the certificate. Scroll down to Program Outline to review the required courses and descriptions. These courses have been selected as the most critical components of this program and now you can complete the credential in a timelier manner.

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Program Name

Fine Arts

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Program Duration


Location (Campus)

Brockville part-time

Canadian Fees

International Fees

Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

Program Outline 2020-21

ARTS 6000 Drawing 1
ARTS 6001 Watercolour 1
ARTS 6005 Acrylics 1: Colour Theory
ARTS 6002 Oil 1
ARTS 6010 Mixed Media 1
ARTS 6006 Life Drawing 1
ARTS 6012 Studio 1

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

SLC graduates have many options to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Agreements between SLC and other institutions that are specific to this program are listed below. In addition, there are many credit transfer pathway agreements between colleges and universities within the province of Ontario. Please also visit to search for options relevant to your program area of study.

    Admission Requirements

    Applicants to the program must hold an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (O.S.S.D.) or the equivalent or must qualify for mature student status (19 years of age or older).


    Health Requirements


    I always felt right at home throughout my four years at St. Lawrence College. The small community atmosphere had a very positive impact on my education.

    Leslie Beveridge, Special Care Nurse at the Ottawa Hospital

    Program Contact

    Shelley Hall

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    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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