Art + Design + Hands-on + Intensive + Studio-based + Community

The Langara Fine Arts diploma is a strong 2-year foundation that emphasizes hands-on skills, materiality and ethical practices within a supportive community of makers, learners and thinkers.

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The Fine Arts Diploma Program at Langara College is an intense study of visual arts and design that provides students with a wide set of studio skills, as well as the opportunity to specialize in one or more of the studio disciplines. Our program emphasizes studio skills, with students gaining strong foundation skills in any or all of the following disciplines: drawing, design, painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, digital design, public art.

All of our courses are university transferable, and many alumni go straight into third year general fine arts at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Emily Carr University. The program is committed to promoting self-awareness and personal growth in art and design education. Our Faculty includes practicing artists and designers who are experts in their areas as well as educators that are sincerely dedicated to seeing our students develop and grow. Many of our alumni continue their education and pursue careers in the arts and design.


The rigorous full-time program involves 6 classes/semester, with approximately 20-24 hours of studio classes each week, as well as course work in English and Art History. Students should expect to commit the same amount of time each week to research, project completion and course reading requirements. The program may also be completed through part-time study.

The program can be started in either the Fall, Spring or Summer semesters. Most of the studios are offered during the Fall and Spring semesters and select Fine Arts Studio, Art History and English courses are now available in the summer semester.

We nourish our student's creative expression and transformation at each stage of their unique process and assist them to achieve their creative and educational goals.

Langara's Fine Arts Program can be an end in itself or the foundation for further studies in art and design.

Interested in applying? Start by filling out our questionnaire. Applications for the September 2017 intake will be accepted as of October 1st.  Please follow up your questionnaire with the regular application process through the Registrar's office.

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What makes us different?

  • Affordable tuition and most supplies provided
  • Hands-on exposure to (list all studio areas in alphabetical order and links to pages)
  • Supportive community
  • University transferability
  • Amazing faculty
  • Opportunity to build a strong portfolio