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Art and Design Certificate

Whether you are communicating a marketing idea as a graphic designer or an abstract concept as a fine artist, everyone in a creative field starts by studying the Visual Fundamentals.

Acquire the skills necessary for a career in a creative field such as:

-          Architecture

-          Graphic Designer

-          Illustrator

-          Art Teacher

-          Art Therapist

-          Interior Design

-          Animator or Concept Artist

Keyano College allows you to study in a small setting with highly qualified faculty in a world class studio setting.

Gaining experience in areas like Printmaking, Drawing and Design fundamentals in a one year program is unique in Alberta and will help you develop a comprehensive portfolio.  Students who complete the Art & Design program will be eligible to transfer into year two of a Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Design degree at the Alberta College of Art and Design.  For those choosing to study at another school, all of the Art and Design courses transfer to any number of degree programs at post-secondary institutions in Canada.

Please email to arrange a visit to our state of the art facilities. We would love to show you and your family around our studios and help you discover your future in Visual Art & Design at Keyano College.


Admission Requirements

a. High School Diploma, or equivalent, with a grade of 60% in English 30/30-1 or permission of the Chair.

b. Mature students (students who are 21 years or older) must have a grade of 60% in English 30/30-1 or permission of the Chair.

No Portfolio is required for admission into the program.

English Language Proficiency 

  • TOEFL: iBT – minimum score of 79 with no score below 19
  • IELTS – minimum score of 6.0
  • CAEL – minimum score of 60
  • MELAB – minimum score of 80

    Please see our Credit Calendar on page 15 for other ways to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements. 

Fall Semester Offerings

ART 232    -  Visual Fundamentals I  (3 credits)

ART 240    -  Introductory Drawing I  (3 credits)

ART 324    -  Introductory Relief Printmaking  (3 credits)

ARTH 101 -  Introduction to the History of Art I  (3 credits)

ENGL 124 -  Literary Analysis  (3 credits)


Winter Semester Offerings                         

ART 101     -  Print Through Drawing  (3 credits)

ART 233     -  Visual Fundamentals II  (3 credits)

ART 340     -  Introductory Drawing II  (3 credits)

ARTH 102  -  Introduction to the History of Art II  (3 credits)

ENGLISH   -  First Year Junior English  (3 credits)


Contact Information

Office of the Registrar – 1-780-791-4801,

For program or individual course inquires please contact:

Art & Design program -  or  University Studies Program Chair at 780-791-4832

For upgrading options, please refer to the Academic Upgrading program.

For international students, please refer to the International Students section.