Fine Arts offers a two-year Diploma Program and a one-year Certificate Program, both of which are designed to enable students to acquire a solid foundation in the basic skills of visual arts. Selected courses and groups of courses within the Diploma program may be applied to a 3rd year entry into the KPU Fine Arts BFA, Visual Arts or university transfer credit in Fine Arts and Education.
Upon completion of the two-year diploma program at KPU, graduates will have acquired both intellectual and technical skills to work effectively with a wide range of media. With these skills, students can continue to develop their creative potential individually, through the BFA, Visual Arts program, or at another post-secondary institution. Most Fine Arts credits are university transferable.
The department recommends that students consider a course of study that includes specializing in one or more areas such as ceramics, painting, drawing, photography, print media, sculpture, and digital media.
If you think you would like to progress from the Diploma program into KPU's BFA degree program, please consider taking some of the required courses for the BFA in Visual Arts, such as ARTH 1120, ARTH 1121, ARTH 2122 or ARTH 2222, FINA 1167, FINA 1175, and FINA 2147. Please contact an Arts Degree Advisor to help you plan your BFA degree.
Faculty's website: kpu.ca/arts
Department's website: kpu.ca/arts/fine-arts
The Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, apply to this program.
The sixty (60) credits for the diploma may be accumulated on a full or part-time basis. In order to receive a diploma, students must complete 6 credits of Art History (ARTH), 48 credits of Fine Arts (FINA), and 6 additional academic credits.
As ENGL 1100 is a required prerequisite to some FINA and/or ARTH courses, it is strongly recommended that students take this course.
Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive a Diploma in Fine Arts.
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