Two-Year Programs

Students in two-year pre-university programs go on to further study at the university level.

Arts, Literature and Communication gives you the opportunity to follow one of the specialized profiles: Arts and Culture, Cinema-Communications, Interactive Media, Languages, Literature, or Studio Arts. Except for students in the Languages Profile, you may take a “minor” in journalism, music or theatre by choosing to follow these courses each term on your course options.

Visual Arts focuses on painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, computer art, and the history of art and aesthetics with emphasis on the cultural and historical context of creation.

Journeys: A First Peoples College Transition Program is a one-year bridging program designed to provide First Nations, Inuit and Métis students with a welcoming, holistic, supportive and culturally relevant environment for learning at the post-secondary level.

There are also several certificates and special areas of study:


Special Areas of Study

Three-Year Program

Three-year career or technical programs will prepare you to enter the workforce in your chosen field. Alternatively, many students in these programs choose to go on to university for further study. To do this, you may be required to take additional courses to qualify for university, though in some cases students are given credit for the extra work they did in a career program.

When you are ready to make this decision, it’s best to consult with an academic adviser.

There are seven programs in the Applied Arts:


General Education Requirements

To graduate from Dawson College, every student must take General Education or Core courses in:

Last Modified: July 4, 2024