Fine Arts Certificate

Certificate
LENGTH: 1 year
CAMPUS: Prince George
FEES: Estimated at $3,128
START DATE: Spring 2023 - Spring 2024
DELIVERY:
  • In Class
Application Status
Applications still open.
  • Overview
  • Courses
  • Location & Dates
  • Entry Requirements
  • Fees

Overview

Start your creative career at CNC. This intensive one-year certificate can lead to careers in the visual arts.

Taught by professional artists and educators, this program fosters individual development in creative thinking, problem solving, technical skills, and management for the business side of your career — copyright, contracts, commissions, and more.

Careers

A career is like a blank canvas. A year of fine-arts education will empower you to recognize and make the most of career pathways available to you.

Some fine arts graduates become artists working in any number of mediums. Full-time artists are usually self-employed and highly entrepreneurial. Many fine arts graduates also work as educators or instructors, either full-time or part-time.

Careers you might choose to pursue after include:

  • Artist
  • Arts educator/instructor
  • Illustrator (in publishing)
  • 3D artist/modeller (in animation and digital games)
  • Storyboard artist or concept artist (in film/TV and digital games)
  • Designer
  • Advertising art/creative director
  • Gallery curator

Take your second year at Emily Carr

CNC has an official block transfer agreement with Emily Carr University. Students who complete the Fine Arts Certificate with a 3.00 GPA or higher can transfer directly into their second year at Emily Carr in Vancouver.

You also have the option to apply for second-year status in a number of other post-secondary visual art programs throughout the province.

See bccat.ca for details.

What you will learn

This foundation-level Fine Arts Certificate will help you:

  • Sharpen your drawing and painting skills
  • Deepen your knowledge and appreciation of art history
  • Learn strategies for making a living as an artist
  • Practice using digital tools like Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Build a creative portfolio

Fine Arts Certificate Courses

This intensive one-year certificate can lead to careers in the visual arts. Prospective students will have studied and practiced fine arts. Taught by professional artists and educators, this program fosters individual development in creative thinking, problem solving, technical skills, and management for the business side of your career: copyright, contracts, commissions, and more.

Required Courses

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH
FINE-101 Art History I 3 15 weeks
FINE-102 Art History II 3 15 weeks
FINE-103 Drawing I 3 15 weeks
FINE-104 Drawing II 3 15 weeks
FINE-105 Painting 3 15 weeks
FINE-106 First Nations Art Design Tech 3 15 weeks
FINE-107 Intro to Digital Arts & Media 3 15 weeks
FINE-109 Colour Theory 3 15 weeks

English Option

Choose one of
COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH
ENGL-113 Writing and Communication 3 15 weeks
ENGL-103 Composition & Style 3 15 weeks

Elective Option

*FINE 108 - Making a Living as an Artist
or Any transferable ENGL course excluding ENGL-103 and ENGL-113

*Please refer to existing transfer agreements and consult with advisors at CNC and receiving institution as needed

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH
FINE-108 Making a Living As an Artist 3 15 weeks

Locations & Dates

CNC programs have varying lengths and start dates to meet your needs, and are offered across multiple campuses where possible. Don’t see the campus you’re looking for? Check back with us soon as this page is updated throughout the school year.

START DATE CAMPUS DELIVERY LENGTH
Spring 2023 Prince George In Class 1 year
Spring 2024 Prince George In Class 1 year

Entry Requirements 

Successful completion of the following:

  1. High school graduation or equivalent
  2. English Studies 12, or English First Peoples 12, or ENGL 050, or ENGL 051, or equivalent

Additional program-specific admission requirements

This certificate is not intended as an introduction to basic artistic practice. Prospective students must have demonstrable artistic ability together with foundational arts education (e.g. secondary school courses or private study) and/or prior practice in one or more relevant artistic disciplines. 

Need help meeting these requirements? Check out our Academic Upgrading options.

Invest in your future

The estimated cost for this program is $3,128. (Supplies extra)

These costs are an estimate. Student fees vary by campus. Check the fee schedule for more details.

Books for this program can be purchased from the bookstore.

Paying for college

We're here to help. You can apply for scholarships and bursaries through CNC. We can also help you find loans and other funding. Visit Financial aid to find out how.

Salaries and employment

Looking for a job? Check the student employment opportunities.