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Fine Arts: Diploma


Fine Arts offers a two-year Fine Arts Diploma Program and a one-year Certificate Program. Both are designed to enable students to acquire a solid foundation in the basic skills of visual arts. Selected courses and groups of courses within the Diploma program may be applied to a 3rd year entry into the KPU Fine Arts BFA, Visual Arts or university transfer credit in Fine Arts and Education.

Upon completion of the two-year diploma program at KPU, graduates will have acquired both intellectual and technical skills to work effectively with a wide range of media. With these skills students can continue to develop their creative potential individually, through the BFA, Visual Arts program, or at another learning institution. Most Fine Arts credits are university transferable.

The department recommends that students consider a course of study that includes specializing in one or more areas, such as ceramics, painting, drawing, photography, print media, sculpture, and digital media.

Further Study

If you think you would like to ladder your Diploma into our BFA degree program, please consider taking FINA 1167, 1175, and 2147.  Please contact a Bachelor of Arts advisor to help you plan your BFA degree.

Program Admission Requirements

General university admission requirements apply to this program including the undergraduate-level English Proficiency Requirement.

Program Requirements

The sixty (60) credits for the diploma may be accumulated on a full or part-time basis. In order to receive a diploma, students must complete 6 credits of Art History (ARTH), 48 credits of Fine Arts (FINA), and 6 additional academic credits.

As ENGL 1100 is a required prerequisite to some FINA and/or ARTH courses, it is strongly recommended that you take this course.

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive a Diploma in Fine Arts.

Last Updated: Jun 4, 2014

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