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Arts Pathway at Concordia

Key information

Study in

Start dates:
19 June, 18 September 2017; 2 January, 18 June, 17 September 2018
Course length:
1–5 terms
Class size range:
17 on average

Entry requirements

Completed Senior High School* and a minimum GPA of 2.5
Minimum age:

*If you have not yet completed High School, you can take the Kings High School Completion Program before starting your degree course.


Students who are accomplished at art, and who need to improve their English for university while preparing a portfolio of artwork, can decide to follow a dedicated Arts Pathway at Concordia.


Required Courses
Students who enter this program receive a Conditional Letter of Acceptance to Concordia College, which allows them to concurrently enroll in credit-bearing Art and Design courses at Concordia.

Students must reach Undergraduate Preparation Program (UPP) Level 4 before they can begin their art and design courses, which they take alongside Undergraduate Preparation Program classes. Students should plan to earn 6 credits pre-matriculation (two courses of 3 credits each).

Level 4 Entry from TOEFL 65/ IELTS 6.0 — can begin Art modules
Level 3 Entry from TOEFL 50/ IELTS 5.5
Level 2 Entry from TOEFL 35/ IELTS 4.5
Level 1 Entry from TOEFL 20/ IELTS 3.5

Art and Design Courses

The Art and Design courses students are eligible to enroll in may vary by semester but common First Year Art and Design electives include the following:

  • ART 103: Intro to Drawing & Painting
  • ART 455: Portfolio
  • ART 391: Advanced Projects in Visual Arts*

*Students must submit a 10-image portfolio or undergo an in-person teacher evaluation to enroll in this course

Year 1 Concordia Courses

Once students matriculate to Concordia College, there are a range of Art and New Media courses offered, including:

  • ART 210: Architecture
  • ART 222: World Art
  • ART 455: Portfolio
  • HUM 100: Aesthetics: Living with the Arts
  • NMC 214: Intro to Digital Photography
  • NMC 232: Intro to New Media
  • NMC 233: Documentary Filmmaking
  • NMC 234: World Cinema

Regular visits to museums and galleries

Kings distributes a calendar of daily events open to all Undergraduate Preparation Program students. Several of these events are specially selected each month specifically for Art and Design students to visit various museums and galleries in New York City. These include:


  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art & The Cloisters
  • The Guggenheim Museum
  • The New Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Museum of the Moving Image
  • Dia: Chelsea
  • The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
  • The Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Brooklyn Museum
  • The Studio Museum of Harlem
  • The Frick


  • David Zwirner Gallery
  • Gagosian Gallery
  • Luhring Augustine
  • Barbara Gladstone
  • Pierogi Gallery
  • Sean Kelly Gallery
  • Storefront for Art & Architecture
  • Matthew Marks

Concordia Art Department Advising

Students will meet with individuals from the Art department in first two weeks of their course. They will discuss goals, determine what projects they will need to complete at Concordia, and ultimately create their Portfolio.


Progression to Year 1 and pathways to other top arts universities

After completing all Kings University Preparation requirements and the credit bearing Art and Design courses, students will begin their first semester at Concordia College, bringing credits with them.

At that time students can customize their education plan by choosing to remain at Concordia College to complete their degree, or to progress to another university of their choosing.

Students who decide to earn their degree at Concordia College can choose a major in Digital Media or Liberal Arts with a concentration in Fine Arts. Students who choose to transfer can pursue a wider range of majors and specializations, including:

Fine Arts

  • Animation
  • Architecture Design
  • Clay and Pottery
  • Digital Media
  • Drawing
  • Fashion Design
  • Film Production
  • Glass
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration 
  • Industrial Design
  • Jewelry
  • Landscape Design
  • Metal Works
  • Painting
  • Printmaking/ Lithography
  • Photography/ Digital
  • Photography
  • Sculpture and 3D Design

Academic/ Professional Majors

  • Art Education
  • Arts Management
  • Art History
  • Fashion Business
  • Fashion Marketing
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Museum Studies

Progression schools

Possible options for transfer include:

  • ArtsCenter College of Design (California)
  • California College of the Arts
  • Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM)
  • Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)
  • Laguna College of Art and Design
  • Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
  • Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MASS ART)
  • The New School
  • Pratt Institute
  • Otis College of Art and Design
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)