The real edge that OSA has over other institutions is the close relationship that is fostered between students and teachers. This allowed me to self direct a very personalized experience. They are a team of real world professionals that bring a lot of practical guidance to the table. I can’t recommend it enough.
(N. M, Fine Arts Diploma student, 2017)
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.