Thompson Rivers University

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Painting and Drawing Certificate

Thompson Rivers University

Faculty:Faculty of Arts
Field of Study:Drawing
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,487
Careers:ArtistsPainters, Sculptors and Other Visual ArtistsArtisans and Craftspersons


Whether your focus is painting in oil, acrylic or watercolour, or drawing in graphite, charcoal or ink, the foundational and experimental techniques you explore in this certificate will provide you with invaluable skills to enhance your artistic practice.

Marrying classical and contemporary techniques as well as theory and history will provide you with an opportunity to:

Explore new drawing skills
Experiment with a range of tools and materials
Engage in innovative approaches for your works of art
Learn paint mixing
Gain a working knowledge of historical and contemporary artistic practices
Enhance research and critique skills to address the subject, content and form of your work and other artist in both visual and verbal forms
Show your work!
You will regularly showcase your works of art at shows on campus and local venues. You also have the opportunity to take part in the study abroad program and have your works featured in international galleries while earning credits towards a degree.

Supportive community
Stay productive and creative while surrounding yourself with other artists who will share ideas, constructive criticism and camaraderie. By participating in studio work, group critiques and seminars, you will engage with peers who will support and inspire your personal artistic practice.
Modified on April 09, 2024