Algonquin College

Illustration and Concept Art

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:School of Media and Design (Ottawa)
Field of Study:Illustration
Description:This two-year Ontario College Diploma program delivered in a condensed format over 45 weeks prepares graduates for entry into the traditional field of illustration, as well as the emerging field of concept art. Students are introduced to other skills, such as print periodical illustration, children`s book illustration and illustration of graphic novels.

Students develop industry-standard technical skills in digital and traditional media, as well as strong conceptual and creative skills. They work individually as artists and can contribute as team members to concept art projects. Experiential learning with industry partners provides real-life knowledge and skills, as well as networking opportunities.
URL:Illustration and Concept Art at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:45 Week(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $2,017
International: $6,594

Admission Requirements


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  •  Grade12 English 

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based)
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Portfolio
Submit a portfolio of 10-15 samples of your best work. Details of an additional layout/design test will be sent upon receipt of your application. NOTE: Interested applicants are welcome to address any portfolio-related inquiries to:

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on June 26, 2018

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