Excerpt from The Ontario College of Art: Prospectus for Session 1929-1930
The purposes Of the College as declared by the Act of Incorporation are: (a) The training Of students in the fine arts, including drawing, painting, design, modelling and sculpture, and in all branches Of the applied arts in the more artistic trades and manufactures; and (b) The training Of teachers in the fine and applied arts. The College is authorized by the above Act to issue certificates Of proficiency and to confer on students the Diploma of Associate of the Ontario College of Art with the right to aﬂix after their names the letters The general scheme Of the work Of the College is that Of a thorough training for each student in the fundamentals Of Art, followed by a chosen specialist course, and while the aesthetic side of Art training is kept in view, close connection is maintained with all practical aspects of Art as developed in industry and commerce.
The College Of Art seeks to bring about a unity Of Courses in Art in schools which prepare students for matriculation, with a view to giving credits for courses taken, and it also aims to assist in the establishment Of Art courses in schools where none have been given.
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