Admissions

Making a Formal Application

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Information on all OSA credit programs may be obtained at the front desk of the school or by contacting the Diploma Coordinator at diploma@artottawa.ca.

To begin the application process, all prospective students must familiarize themselves with OSA requirements and policies. Any procedural differences, between programs or for prospective students applying from abroad, are outlined under the appropriate sections of the web site.

Procédure de demande d’admission Pour faire une demande officielle d’admission au programme de Diplôme de beaux-arts, les étudiants éventuels doivent annexer ce qui suit à leur formulaire d’inscription dûment rempli:

 

  • Paiement des frais d’admission de 50 $.
  • Un portfolio comprenant 10 oeuvres pour évaluation. Le portfolio devrait inclure des dessins d’après observation, des oeuvres en couleur et une variété des meilleures pièces réalisées en studio dans un format de 8,5 po x 11 po (environ 20 cm sur 25 cm). Apportez un carnet de croquis si vous en avez un.
  • Des relevés de notes marqués d’un cachet officiel attestant de votre éducation (avec traduction des relevés en anglais, si nécessaire). •Une composition signée (d’une page) expliquant vos raisons d’étudier à l’École d’art d’Ottawa.
  • Deux photographies format passeport.
  • Une copie d’une carte d’identité à photo (ex. permis de conduire, passe port, etc).
  • Votre CV avec votre adresse électronique pour les cas d’équivalence.
  • Preuve de compétence en langue anglaise (ex. résultat du Test TOEFL pour les étudiants étrangers).
  • Une copie de votre passeport marqué d’un cachet officiel (étudiants étrangers).

 

NOTE : À l’exception du portfolio, aucun de ces éléments ne vous sera renvoyé.


After filling out an application form and obtaining the required documents, all prospective and returning students must make an appointment for an interview with the Diploma Coordinator. Appointments can be made at the front desk or by phoning the main number of the school.

Prospective students applying to the Fine Arts Diploma Program who have an outstanding portfolio may apply for advanced standing. This consideration may also be given for courses completed at university or at another art school.

When a student has been accepted into an OSA credit program, he/she will be required to sign a contract with the Ottawa School of Art. This contract details the courses to be undertaken, their duration and the payment required. As part of the contract will be the expectations of the OSA with respect to the student’s performance and attendance. The original contract will be kept in the student’s file and a copy provided for the student’s records.

Students are required to make themselves aware of relevant policies and to understand them fully.

 
Full-time and Part-time Student Status

Full-time status is based on taking five (5) courses per term. Part-time status is based on taking a minimum of three (3) courses per term.

Students wishing to be considered full time must take a minimum of 15 credits per term, ensuring that they finish with 90 credits by graduation.

To maintain full-time standing in a program, students will have to meet all course requirements (attendance, assignments, etc.) and receive a passing grade in enough courses to earn a total of 12 credits per term.

It is important to note that ‘Incomplete’, ‘Withdrawal’ and ‘No Credit’ mark designations will not be counted when totaling the minimum 12 credits per term.

Credits will only be awarded in those courses in which the student receives a passing grade.

In addition, students are required to maintain a yearly C+ average or higher.

If you have any questions, please contact the Diploma Coordinator at diploma@artottawa.ca.

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