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Visual and Digital Arts

Visual and Digital Arts (2016-2017)

How to Apply

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Program Length

Four semesters, beginning in September


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Contact Information

Noni Kaur, professor
416.675.6622 ext. 5134


The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters is
– domestic $6,948.52
– international $14,200.
Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.

$750 approximately for art supplies; access to a digital camera for third semester; $230 to $350 for a digital tablet for third/fourth semesters – the Wacom Intuos 4” x 5” or 6” x 8” is recommended (6” x 11” for wide-screen format).


Start DatesAvailability
2016 SeptemberOpen

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:
• Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
– Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
– Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above
• Mature student status
• College or university transfer status

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Selection Includes Secondary Requirements: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated and the result of the evaluation of additional secondary requirements. Secondary requirements may include a portfolio, audition, letter of intent, references, etc., and vary by program.

Our Program

With its focus on drawing and painting, Humber’s Visual and Digital Arts diploma program offers you an exciting and challenging opportunity to develop an enhanced skill set applicable to every discipline within the spectrum of visual arts. At Humber’s new dedicated Art Academy facilities, you will learn to effectively plan and implement creative visual material, and facilitate expression and communication. You will gain knowledge and skills in art history, drawing, illustration, colour, composition, figure drawing, painting, digital art and photography. State-of-the-art software/technology, such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, is used for the digital content in the program.

A unique aspect of this program takes place during the final semester when you have an opportunity to access professional mentors in the field. Working with an established, professional artist as mentor, you report at regular intervals for critique of individual assignments and art direction. Students graduate with a comprehensive portfolio, ready to enter the marketplace.

Our advisory committee provides regular review and input of our curriculum ensuring our program is always on the cutting edge of industry developments.

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Your Career

Although the Information Age has created an explosion of career opportunities for visual and digital artists, the competition is keen. It is an exciting career that encompasses creativity, challenges and always new insights. But employers agree – professional drawing skills reinforced with fine art principles will distinguish an applicant from the crowd.

Enjoy exciting entry-level positions in the visual, graphic and media arts industry with this arts diploma. Use your creative and technical skills as an illustrator, a concept artist, an advertising layout artist, storyboard artist, digital illustrator, visualizer, artist representative, gallery or artist supply assistant, graphic artist, photographer’s assistant, or art teaching assistant. Be gainfully self-employed as a freelance artist, illustrator or art instructor in an arts and crafts association or organization. Many of our graduates also pursue further higher education within media studies and the visual arts, given that they will be equipped with a comprehensive portfolio to showcase their acquired skills.

Your Future Study Options

The two-year training regimen is excellent preparation for students who wish to continue studies in higher education toward a visual and digital arts/media specialization, such as 3D animation or interactive multimedia design and illustration, the graphic arts and the field of fine arts.


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