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.


NOTE:  This program curriculum chart is for students admitted to Fine Arts in the Fall 2021 semester or later. Students admitted earlier than Fall 2021 will need to follow the program curriculum in effect at the time they were admitted or still in effect at the time of their final term in the program. Please contact our Graduation Advising team ( for information about the required curriculum based on your dates of study.