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Art and Design Foundation

Available as a one-year program

This program is closed; applications are not currently being accepted.

Art and Design Foundation offers a stimulating hands-on, studio based curriculum in which aspiring artist and designers learn a broad range of art and design disciplines. Traditional skills in drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture are covered as well as a range of digital techniques and computer-based software, all of which contribute to the development of a quality portfolio.
  • Credential
    • One-year Ontario College Certificate

  • Start Date

    September entry

  • Location
    • Belleville campus

Find your career

Get started on your journey to a career in art and design:

  • Grads apply their skills and talents to artistic endeavours within the community.
  • This certificate opens doors to further studies in a wide range of creative and artistic programs, at Loyalist and elsewhere.

Is it for you?

Students who thrive in this program:

  • Are often described as creative, insightful, artistic, inventive, expressive, talented or unique
  • Have a creative flair
  • May or may not have previous drawing experience or computer skills


Experiential learning

Gain a balance of skills in fine art and design while exploring a variety of media.

  • Grow and connect professionally while learning hands-on in small classes.
  • Focus on both traditional art making techniques and digital media – including 3D printing technology.
  • Earn valuable experience through professional workshops in a variety of art and design-related areas.
  • Investigate a wide array of creative career pathways.
  • Develop a broad-based portfolio that reflects flexible creative abilities, or build a targeted portfolio for further study.
  • Design, curate and participate in an exhibition that brings together other Loyalist programs – an opportunity to gain recognition, enhance your portfolio and celebrate a dynamic creative learning environment.


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