Holland College | Fundamental Arts

Fundamental Arts

Start Date: September
Length: 1 Year
Location: Prince of Wales Campus
Credential: Certificate, Fundamental Arts
  • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
  • Portfolio of 5 to 6 pieces of your best artwork. This portfolio should include some color work and some observational drawing
  • A 500-word essay describing your artistic journey so far and your goals and aspirations for the future
  • Résumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program

Note: Portfolio will only be kept by the Admissions Department for one year.

NOTE: If your first language is not English please review our English Language Requirements page.

Fees for the academic year 2020/2021. Please note: Tuition and Fees are listed in Canadian dollars.

First-year international students pay an additional $4,000 CAD student fee, second-year international students pay an additional $3,250 CAD student fee (2020/2021 only).
International Health Fee is an additional $750 per year.
International Student Fees are due on the first day of class.

Tuition and Other Fees 1st Year
Tuition $ 4,160
Lab Fee $ 800
Student Union $ 168
Health Insurance Fee $ 420
Fitness Centre Fee $ 80
Graduation Fee $100
Total $ 5,728
1stinstallment due first day of class $ 3,323
2ndinstallment due January 6 $ 2,405

By the end of this program, you will have gained the skills required for acceptance into more advanced training in your chosen area.

Program Overview

The Fundamental Arts program provides you with the opportunity to develop and enhance your skills as an artist through courses in art history, drawing, design, animation, digital photography and more. You will explore mediums such as lino-printing, etching, sculpture, collage, acrylic and watercolour paint. Strong emphasis is placed on learning the basics of effective design and enhancing your drawing skills. This program helps you develop your portfolio and prepare yourself for a future in the visual arts.

This program is located in the Charlottetown Centre. Click here to take a virtual tour.

View a detailed list of courses for this program.

This is a US Federal Aid Approved program. 

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