Diploma Programs in Fine Arts

After completing several years of study, you can earn your diploma in a certain field. Your level of study will determine which degree you have earned. Any diploma, however, may make it easier to start a career. Your diploma represents your acquired skills and experience, which can make you more appealing to employers. What is a diploma in fine arts? The fine arts are a very diverse field of study… Read more

After completing several years of study, you can earn your diploma in a certain field. Your level of study will determine which degree you have earned. Any diploma, however, may make it easier to start a career. Your diploma represents your acquired skills and experience, which can make you more appealing to employers.

What is a diploma in fine arts? The fine arts are a very diverse field of study. There are many disciplines in the fine arts, including filmmaking, visual arts, photography, performing arts, and creative writing. Some of these areas can be broken down even further. It is also possible to focus on the theoretical, critical, or practical elements of any discipline. You can choose to study any one of these areas specifically, or you can take courses in multiple disciplines to earn a degree in multimedia.

Those choosing to study fine arts, and those earning their degrees, can benefit greatly. Because the fine arts are so specialized, you can become a master of your chosen art. Additionally, earning your diploma greatly helps with starting a career. If you are trying to improve your art, studying fine arts helps you strengthen your creative muscle.

How much does it cost to earn a diploma in fine arts? The expenses vary with several aspects, including the school, program, level and length of study, and even the country. Before enrolling, it is wise to research several options to ensure your program meets your financial and educational needs.

Careers in fine arts are separated into instruction, review, freelance, and independent work. If you pursue theoretical or critical studies, you can enter the field of instruction or review and work with institutions, museums, magazines, or other review companies. If you are interested in the practice of your art, you can work with a studio or set up your own practice. Some studios offer permanent positions, while others hire freelancers.

To start working toward mastering your art form, find a program that meets your needs. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Royal College of Art
London, United Kingdom

The Graduate Diploma Art & Design prepares you for Master’s study in Art and Design. We focus on developing proficiency in the independent learning methods and practices o ... +

The Graduate Diploma Art & Design prepares you for Master’s study in Art and Design. We focus on developing proficiency in the independent learning methods and practices of art and design, and on introducing you to the role and influence of art and design in the world today. We aim to make you better informed about the study options available to you, as well as the possible career paths that you might follow beyond graduation. -
Graduate Diploma
Full-time
30 weeks
English
Mar 2020
Campus
 
Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education
Hong Kong

To cope with the rapid development of digital entertainment industry in Hong Kong and Asia, this programme aims to equip students with practical knowledge and skill to become ... +

To cope with the rapid development of digital entertainment industry in Hong Kong and Asia, this programme aims to equip students with practical knowledge and skill to become professionals for design and development of computer game, computer animation, and visual effects. -
Advanced Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Burren College of Art
Galway, Ireland

The Higher Diploma in Art & Ecology is the equivalent to the Post Baccalaureate in North America, and is known informally as the ‘Post Bac’. This one-year course is design ... +

The Higher Diploma in Art & Ecology is the equivalent to the Post Baccalaureate in North America, and is known informally as the ‘Post Bac’. This one-year course is designed for students who wish to develop their artistic practice through engaging with ecology, earth systems and environmental change. Through fine art practice, students investigate how social and earth ecologies coexist within the unique context of the Burren. Students are assisted in finding their voices as ecologically oriented artists and are prepared for application to, and potential enrolment in, an MA / MFA programme. The Post Bac in Art & Ecology is also applicable for students who have a degree in a subject other than fine art and who wish to transfer onto a fine art educational track by progressing to an MA/MFA programme. -
Postgraduate Diploma
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
01 Feb 2020
Campus
 
Toronto Film School
Toronto, Canada

From concept through to development, you will explore the entire 2D and 3D game production process in the Video Game Design and Animation Diploma – listed as one of the best i ... +

From concept through to development, you will explore the entire 2D and 3D game production process in the Video Game Design and Animation Diploma – listed as one of the best in the world by the prestigious Princeton Review. Modeled on the collaborative environments of the video game industry, you will design and produce games with peer artists, as well as programmers in Video Game Design and Development. You will learn how to create artwork and animation, compose audio effect and music, and develop production and business plans. -
Diploma
Full-time
18 months
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
Cambrian College
Sudbury, Canada

Learn how to tell dynamic and convincing 2D and 3D animated stories on screen from our talented professors who have worked on audience favourites like Tarzan, 9, and the Tom a ... +

Learn how to tell dynamic and convincing 2D and 3D animated stories on screen from our talented professors who have worked on audience favourites like Tarzan, 9, and the Tom and Jerry Show. -
Advanced Diploma
Full-time
6 semesters
English
Campus
 
Centre for Arts and Technology
Kelowna, Canada

You’ve always been creative and had your finger on the pulse of the latest trends in technology. Video games are a bit of an obsession, and a career that requires a suit and t ... +

You’ve always been creative and had your finger on the pulse of the latest trends in technology. Video games are a bit of an obsession, and a career that requires a suit and tie is just not what you have in mind. Working with a team of talented colleagues on the next blockbuster game or animated feature is where you see yourself in the near future. It’s time to bring your dreams to life. -
Diploma
Full-time
24 months
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Fanshawe College
London, Canada

Fanshawe's Animation diploma program gives students the skills and understanding they need to become an animator.

Fanshawe's Animation diploma program gives students the skills and understanding they need to become an animator. -
Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
08 Sep 2020
Campus
 
LaSalle College Vancouver
Vancouver, Canada

The Animation Art & Design diploma program is designed to provide graduates with the relevant skills necessary to pursue entry-level employment in the animation, game and ... +

The Animation Art & Design diploma program is designed to provide graduates with the relevant skills necessary to pursue entry-level employment in the animation, game and visual effects entertainment industries. Students will have the opportunity to develop the technical and creative aptitude necessary to demonstrate and present their skills to industry. -
Diploma
Full-time
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Madrid, Spain

The IED Diploma in Fine Arts turns the student into an artist 3.0 and 360º, with training based on developing projects in diverse areas of plastic and visual arts.

The IED Diploma in Fine Arts turns the student into an artist 3.0 and 360º, with training based on developing projects in diverse areas of plastic and visual arts. -
Diploma
Full-time
3 years
English
14 Sep 2020
01 Sep 2020
Campus
 
Kensington and Chelsea College
London, United Kingdom

This course is equivalent to the second year of a Fine Art BA course. The HND in Fine Art provides the opportunity for those students who have completed a HNC to progress to a ... +

This course is equivalent to the second year of a Fine Art BA course. The HND in Fine Art provides the opportunity for those students who have completed a HNC to progress to a higher level course and continue their studies at the college. -
Diploma
Full-time
30 weeks
English
Campus
 
London School of Mosaic
London, United Kingdom

The diploma course is a one year option to cover the key elements of design and making mosaics for art students who want a broad knowledge of mosaic making, its history and po ... +

The diploma course is a one year option to cover the key elements of design and making mosaics for art students who want a broad knowledge of mosaic making, its history and potential. -
Diploma
Full-time
Part-time
English
Aug 2020
Campus
 
RUBIKA
Valenciennes, France

The objective of the Bachelor Rubika cycle is to enable our students to discover all areas of digital creation, to specialize in the field of their choice (industrial design, ... +

The objective of the Bachelor Rubika cycle is to enable our students to discover all areas of digital creation, to specialize in the field of their choice (industrial design, animation or video game), to acquire solid knowledge bases academic necessary to create, to master the technical tools and know team work by project. -
Graduate Diploma
Full-time
3 years
French
Campus
 
Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Diploma in Fine Art offers study of Fine Art as an educational process which provides opportunities for the students to develop creative skills and visual language to prob ... +

The Diploma in Fine Art offers study of Fine Art as an educational process which provides opportunities for the students to develop creative skills and visual language to probe reality. -
Diploma
Full-time
Jan 2020
Campus
 
LCI Bogota
Bogotá, Colombia

Do you love to draw, design and see things from other perspectives, have always wanted to turn your ideas into a comic, computer animation or create the image of a product?

Do you love to draw, design and see things from other perspectives, have always wanted to turn your ideas into a comic, computer animation or create the image of a product? -
Diploma
Full-time
2 years
Spanish
Campus
 
Indian Institute Of Film And Animation
Bengaluru, India +1 More

Offering a unique and comprehensive Bhatathiyar university degree syllabus and prepares a student from the fundamentals like 2D, 3D, Web, Graphics and Cinema 4D which is essen ... +

Offering a unique and comprehensive Bhatathiyar university degree syllabus and prepares a student from the fundamentals like 2D, 3D, Web, Graphics and Cinema 4D which is essentially required in today’s industry. -
Diploma
Full-time
16 months
English
Jul 2020
Campus