“The school is one of the tiny perfect places of learning – I’d say the best in the country. You can almost feel the talent who passed before, David Milne, Richard Gorman. It is so loosely bound and very alive, almost like an individual.”
– Kit Collins (Fine Arts Diploma graduating student, 2014)
The OSA Fine Arts Diploma and Portfolio Certificate Programs place an emphasis on attaining knowledge and skills that are fundamental to the practice of the visual arts. Each program is structured to provide access to study in a variety of studio areas, while allowing second year diploma students the opportunity to pursue a particular studio concentration.
Third-year Diploma students, have two terms of apprenticeship studies and exposure to a variety of exhibition experiences. In addition, third year students have access to a number of scholarship awards including a chance to represent OSA in the BMO 1st Art national competition.