Artisans and Craftspersons

(NOC 5244)

What do Artisans and Craftspersons do?

Artisans and craftspersons use manual and artistic skills to design and make ornamental objects, pottery, stained glass, jewellery, rugs, blankets, other handicrafts and artistic floral arrangements. Makers of musical instruments are also included in this unit group.

How to become: Artisans and Craftspersons

  • Skills are often learned through apprenticeship with a master craftsperson.
  • Training programs are offered by artisan guilds, colleges and private studios.
  • Creative ability and talent, as demonstrated by a portfolio of work, and knowledge of safe handling of material, tools and equipment are required.
  • A college diploma in fine craft techniques may be required.

Where to study for a career as: Artisans and Craftspersons

Durham College
Oshawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Foundations in Art and Design Certificate
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Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
General Arts and Science - Concept Art Foundations Certificate
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Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Art and Design Fundamentals Certificate; Online
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Memorial University – St. John’s Campus
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, CA

Related Program(s):
Commerce and Arts Joint Degree Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Redeemer University
Ancaster, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Art Bachelor
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Modified on January 26, 2022

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