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Certificate in Art and Design Foundation (AADF) Loyalist College




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Course info


Find your career

Get started on your journey to a career in art and design:

  • Grads apply their skills and talents to artistic endeavors within the community.
  • This certificate opens doors to further studies in a wide range of creative and artistic programs, at Loyalist and elsewhere.

Is it for you?

Students who thrive in this program:

  • Are often described as creative, insightful, artistic, inventive, expressive, talented or unique
  • Have a creative flair
  • May or may not have previous drawing experience or computer skills

Experiential learning

Gain a balance of skills in fine art and design while exploring a variety of media.

Grow and connect professionally while learning hands-on in small classes.

Focus on both traditional art making techniques and digital media – including 3D printing technology.

Earn valuable experience through professional workshops in a variety of art and design-related areas.

Investigate a wide array of creative career pathways.

Develop a broad-based portfolio that reflects flexible creative abilities, or build a targeted portfolio for further study.

Design, curate and participate in an exhibition that brings together other Loyalist programs – an opportunity to gain recognition, enhance your portfolio and celebrate a dynamic creative learning environment.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Certificate in Art and Design Foundation (AADF).

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

CAD$14,333.00 (8,55,458) per year




Loyalist College

376 Wallbridge-Loyalist road,


Ontario (ON),

K8N 5B9, Canada

Entry requirement for international students

Required academic preparation

  • OSSD/OSSGD or equivalent with courses at the general, advanced, (C), (U) or (M) level, AND
  • Grade 12 English (C) level or equivalent


  • Mature applicant

English language requirements

TOEFL: (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 550 (paper-based test); 80 (IBT internet-based test with minimums of 20)

IELTS (International English Language Test Service): 6.0 overall with no bands less than 6.0 (under SDS); 6.0 overall with one band at 5.5 (generic category)

CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment): Overall band of 60, writing 60

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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