How to Complete the Program

How to Complete the Program

There are two ways to complete the Fine Arts Program at Langara.

Full time program:

Students take 6 classes per semester: 4 studios, 1 English and 1 Art history. This is a rigorous, full time process and it can be difficult to work at employment as well. Students should expect to budget 4 hours of homework time for each studio.  Some studios like ceramics, sculpture and printmaking require working in the studio rather than at home.

Part time program:

Students can take the program at their own pace. Please note: all first year studies must be completed before students can move into the second year without exception. The second year always starts in the fall, and classes run over fall and spring. There are no second year classes over the summer. Many students catch up on English and art history over the summer. The department offers painting, drawing, design studio and media studio as a compressed summer class over May-June. Students should only take two summer classes.

How to graduate with a Fine Arts Diploma

First Year
11 courses, 33 credits, University Transferable

Students completing the first year in studio practice will have a strong, skills-based foundation in the major studio areas of fine art practice, as well as a greater understanding of the historical context of creative practice.

The academics are greyed out because although you will need these to complete the diploma, you do not need to complete them to move into second year.

Please make sure that you take the first year art histories as a pair eg. Visual Culture 1&2 or Western Art 1&2.  You can't mix them up!

graduation requirements year one

Second Year
11 courses, 33 credits, University Transferable

Second year classes are offered in the beginning of fall. Both fall and spring classes of studio area are typically taken. There are some stand-alone 3 credit second year studios that are offered in the spring. Only fine arts program students may take second year courses. Students must complete the first year of the program before moving into the second year of the program.

The second year of the program allows an intensive immersion into three or four studio areas and allows students the opportunity to begin to build a comprehensive body of work that will allow for transfer to other bachelor programs across Canada.

graduation requirements year two