The General Arts and Science-Design Studies program is intended for students who are interested in exploring a career in design through the preparation of a competitive portfolio. In this one-year foundations program, students develop their creative design and drawing skills allowing them to pursue more advanced studies in programs such as Graphic Design, Interior Decorating, BAA - Interior Design, Print Media, Advertising and Architectural Technician/Technology. Two-Year Diploma Program The two-year General Arts and Science diploma program begins in September (after successful completion of the certificate program) and in January. On successful completion of Year Two, students receive an Ontario College Diploma. Year Two provides a well-balanced selection of courses in the social sciences and humanities. Students who graduate from the diploma program may transfer some credits towards a university degree.