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 4-6 classes per term.  This is a rigorous, full time program and students should expect to budget a minimum of 4 hours homework time for each studio class taken.  Some studios (ceramics, sculpture and printmaking) require working in the studio rather than at home.

Part time program:

Students take the program at their own pace, typically 2-3 classes per term.  Most Advanced studios start in the Fall and continue in the Spring.  Students starting 2nd year in the Spring term can choose between several stand-alone 3 credit 2nd year studio offerings as well as FINA 2180 Professional Practice to complete their diploma requirements. 

NOTE:  Only 2 or 3 Fine Arts studio classes are offered in the summer term.  Many Fine Arts students catch up on English and Art History requirments over the summer.

How to graduate with a Fine Arts Diploma

First Year

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.

 Second Year

The second year of the program allows an intensive immersion into three or more studio areas. Most second-year studio classes are offered in two parts over two terms, Fall and Spring.  Both halves are customarily taken for a total of 6 credits.  Some stand-alone three credit second-year studios are also offered each year.  Students in Fine Arts begin to build a comprehensive body of work that will allow for transfer to BFA programs across Canada.


Fine Arts Diploma Requirement Checklist (printable version)