Advanced Studio Practice

This post-diploma certificate program spans three semesters of study in which you develop and implement a professional career plan in the visual arts. The program takes a whole person approach by empowering you to manifest your career goals while awakening your personal and human potential. The key focus is on studio practice in your area of concentration while you work collaboratively with celebrated faculty advisers and professional mentors. This program is suitable for recent graduates, professional artists and individuals with an artistic practice who wish to engage in a creative, collegial environment while evolving your distinct career goals.

By the end of this program, you will have demonstrated the ability to develop and implement a personal and professional career plan while fully engaged in studio practice.

Portfolio Requirements

In this 1-year certificate program, you develop and implement a professional career plan in the visual arts over 3 semesters of study, September to June.

Interested in finding out more?
Contact: The Registrar’s Office, toll free, 1-877-400-1107 or email

Curriculum Guide
Areas of Study
  • Independent Study in the Visual Arts
  • Professional Studio Practice
  • Mentors and Networking
  • Community Engagement
  • Active Web Presence
  • Portfolio Development
  • Promotion and Marketing
  • Business Practices
  • Entrepreneurship and Career Development
Course List

Fall 1

  • CASP 3000: Professional Studio Practice I
  • CASP 3001: Research Seminar
  • CASP 3002: Mentors and Networking
  • CASP 3003: Career Strategies

Winter 1

  • CASP 3004: Professional Studio Practice II
  • CASP 3005: Lecture Seminar
  • CASP 3006: Marketing Implementation
  • CASP 3007: Career Practices

Spring 1

  • CASP 3008: Presentation and Final Review
  • CASP 3009: Experimental Engagement in the Arts
Career Possibilities

As a graduate, you will be well-prepared with a professional portfolio for self-employment in the visual arts or for a successful career in the culture sector in one or more of the following professions depending on your area of study.

  • Artisans and craftspersons
  • Conservators and curators
  • Graphic designers and illustrators
  • Jewellers, Watch Repairers and Related Occupations
  • Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers
  • Painters, sculptors and other visual artists
  • Patternmakers – textile, leather and fur products
  • Photographers
  • Tailors, Dressmakers, Furriers and Milliners
  • Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers
  • Weavers, knitters and other fabric making occupations
Admission Requirements
  • $50 Application Fee (1)
  • An Official Transcript of Marks indicating a University Degree, College Diploma OR Equivalent experience (2)
  • Portfolio Submission
  • Interview
  • Letter of Intent

(1) The $50 application fee is in Canadian dollars, applies to Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents and is non-refundable and subject to change without notice. International applicants pay a $100 Canadian application fee. See International Students for more information.

(2) Equivalent experience is determined by the College assessing your combination of learning and experience through recognition of prior learning. If you are 21 years of age and have past experience, you may be assessed as a Mature Applicant.

The College may contact you for an interview, it is important to consider why you want to study with us and your future goals.

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Go to the Admission Requirements to start the application process. This page will also provide more details and info on where to mail your transcript of marks, cash, cheques and/or money order.


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