Am I required to complete the Visual Arts Foundation certificate program before entering other McKenzie College programs? If so, why?

If your intent is to complete a 2nd-year diploma program in Graphic Design or Video Game Art, you are required to successfully complete the 1st year Visual Arts Foundation program before entering your 2nd year of concentration. The foundation year teaches our students fundamental art skills and techniques that are carried on through many creative career paths. With this foundation, each student is better equipped and skilled in their 2nd-year diploma program, in turn, are better artists and designers once graduated.

Exceptions to this requirement are made if the applicant already has a diploma or degree in visual or fine arts from another institution, OR has submitted an exceptional visual art portfolio.