Arts in Canada

Study Arts in Canada

Though it may be a country with a cold climate but the cities of Canada are warm with openness of the Canadians. Home to many talented artists like Robert Bateman and Emily Carr (painters); Yousuf Khan (photographer); Diana Krall (Jazz musician) and Joyce Wieland (mixed media artist) the country has lot to offer in the field of Art Education. 
Canada has an eventful culture where the cities are brimming with art and cultural activity. An Art student going to Canada will not only study Arts but will also get to experience it, around him. With ballet performances or variety of plays, symphonies and concerts a student can learn on experience. The country also offers collection of works at local galleries; a student can explore Canadian museums of contemporary photography too. 
Arts education in Canada offers various courses at undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level. A student can also explore diploma and advanced courses as well. Here are the details of specialisations under Visual/Fine Arts and Performing Arts category.  

Visual/Fine Arts

  • Art Conservation: The course deals with conservation of Art materials. A student can apply for Art Conservation courses at Undergraduate, Graduate, Post Graduate Advanced Certificates and Doctoral degree.
  • Art History: Pursuing Art History in Canada will offer you study of the historical, philosophical and theoretical approaches to visual art. The programme may also include some creative work on the part of the student. 
  • Fine Arts: The course will train a student in general fine arts programmes giving him/her a holistic education in the same. 
  • Painting and Drawing: Learn the modern and traditional art of painting and drawing in Canada.
  • Sculpture: The art of sculpting is ages old but sculptors still mystifies us with the enchanting creations. A student aspiring to join the league of artistic hands can learn the skills in Canada.
  • Liberal Arts: The course deals with the study of various disciplines of arts, humanities, social sciences, fine arts and sciences. 
  • Ceramics: The ceramics programme involves element of design and creative process. 
  • Multimedia: The course train students in computer science skills to create interactive content in the arts, sciences and fine arts. 
  • Animation: The course focuses on the art of animation and digital media. 
  • Graphic Design: The course will deal with mathematical and computational foundations of image generation and procession. The course also includes skills like special effects, video games and digital art. 

Performing Arts

Canada has lot to offer in terms of Performing Arts with various specialisation in every field, Canada is one of the best places to learn Performing Arts.
  • Music: Music is not just playing instruments or honing your vocal chords, in Canada you can learn much more when it comes to Music. A student have the option of choosing from various specialisations in Music like Music History, Music Education, Music Theory, Music Therapy, Jazz Studies, Music Composition, Music Technology and Music Performance. 
  • Drama/Theatre/Acting: Canada has lots of specialisations in Drama/Theatre/Acting. A student can choose from Acting and Drama, Drama and more. 
  • Dance: The course deals with Choreography and Dancing. 

How to apply to a college offering Arts in Canada

For studying Arts in Canada, a student needs to fill application form with concerned universities online. Generally, the deadline for submitting admission application form is mid December to end of March for seeking admission in September session. A student is required to complete 12 years of secondary education for admission in Canadian Universities. For seeking admission in Arts, Design and Music courses, candidates are required to submit a portfolio of their art work including drawings, paintings, photographs, sketches, designs, collage, CD and two and three dimensional work. Apart from portfolio, candidates need to submit letter of intent which comprises of reason for joining the course, outline of their academic qualifications and professional or voluntary experience and their hopes from the course. To get admission in Canadian Universities, students need to clear either of the English proficiency tests:-
  • ELA (English Language Assessment Test)
  • CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment Test)
  • PTE (Pearson Test of English)


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