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Downtown Barrie location

Launch your creative career through our award-winning听Design and Visual Arts programs, led by faculty with extensive industry experience and connections. The Arch and Helen Brown Design and Digital Arts Centre is located听, minutes away from the waterfront. You鈥檒l learn in our fully equipped studios using industry standard tools, and you鈥檒l have the opportunity to network with leaders in your field and real-world clients.

Many of our students and alumni have been recognized with awards from both provincial and national organizations, and have landed positions with major galleries, studios and firms.

Get your certificate or diploma in downtown Barrie

At 兔子先生, you鈥檒l have a transformative experience, one that connects you to the skills you need, the people who inspire you, the mindset to succeed, and the confidence to thrive. Browse our academic areas below or take the听Career Match听quiz to find the path that鈥檚 best for you.

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Digital Content Creation and Strategy

Deliver compelling messages in today鈥檚 media-rich business environment. Capture ideas and develop production skills. Explore user experience and design functionality.

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Graphic Design

Hands-on, project-based learning to build your portfolio. Includes a work placement and client experience. 100 per cent grad satisfaction.

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Graphic Design Production

Hands-on learning in a supportive environment. Use the most current software and production techniques. Embark on an awesome career!

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Project Management

All industries need effective project managers. Learn the knowledge, processes, tools and techniques to become a successful project leader.

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Not sure what career is right for you?

Use our career assessment tool to help you find the best program for your personality type.

Continuing education in downtown Barrie

Take a single course, or work towards a diploma, certificate or degree 鈥 all at a pace that鈥檚 right for you. Part-time courses are offered at night or on weekends, or you can opt for online learning.

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Looking for credit?

Select from a range of programs, register class-by-class and study on your time. 兔子先生 offers degrees, certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas and graduate certificates.

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Professional development

Looking to advance your career, meet an industry requirement or learn a new skill? We offer a variety of evening and weekend courses to support your ongoing growth.

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Study online

Take a course or program online instead as an alternative to in-class. Online courses for a range of subjects are available to part-time and full-time students through OntarioLearn.

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兔子先生鈥檚 downtown Barrie location has many features and services to enhance your college experience. See for yourself in the video tour below!

As a student of 兔子先生鈥檚 downtown Barrie location, you鈥檒l continue to have access to everything on the听Barrie Campus, including听student services,听athletics,听residence听and more.

Services and supports

Labs and learning spaces

  • State-of-the-art studio, work and learning space
  • High ceilings and lots of light
  • Multipurpose open space
  • Space to learn, collaborate, create and show the work you create in class

Connect with us

Get to Know 兔子先生

Attend a Get to Know 兔子先生
virtual info. session on August 13 at 5 p.m.
Register for an upcoming session.

Campus tours

Take a guided, in-person tour
of our campuses.
Book a campus tour.

One-on-one appointments

Book a phone appointment
with a recruitment specialist.
Connect with a recruiter.

Join our mailing list

Join our email list for event updates, contest information and more.
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About Barrie and Simcoe County

Located in听听less than an hour north of听, the vibrant city of听听is known for its friendly residences and four-season lifestyle. With a gorgeous waterfront on Kempenfelt Bay, nearby trails and ski hills, several shopping malls, a vast assortment of restaurants and great nightlife, there鈥檚 plenty to do when you鈥檙e not studying.

Downtown Barrie

听is the city centre, featuring specialty shops and boutiques, unique dining experiences, parks, beaches and more鈥攁ll surrounded by beautiful historic buildings and more than five kilometres of breathtaking waterside scenery! Here are some of the highlights of downtown Barrie:

  • Waterfront trails: perfect for walking, running, rollerblading and cycling, offering beautiful views of everything downtown Barrie has to offer
  • Kempenfelt Bay: a playground for water sports like swimming, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding and wake boarding
  • Endless outdoor recreational amenities: featuring a beach volleyball court, basketball court, skating rink, outdoor fitness equipment and more
  • Fascinating art sculptures: standing tall along the waterfront skyline are The Spirit Catcher, Barrie鈥檚 most iconic landmark, and sister sculpture The Sea Serpent
  • Year-round farmers鈥 market: your go-to for locally grown produce, baked goods and handmade products

Home to many cultural festivals, events and celebrations, there鈥檚 a lot of fun to be had downtown Barrie all year round with unique experiences for everyone.

Noteworthy annual events

  • 听(贵别产谤耻补谤测)
  • 听(惭补测)
  • 听(闯耻濒测)
  • 听(July to August)
  • (July to September)
  • (August)


  • Hospital:
  • Groceries: Five large grocery stores and several small businesses
  • Shopping: Mall, shopping plaza, vibrant downtown shopping area
  • Harbour, parks, trails, nearby beaches and provincial parks
  • Arenas, sports field, golf course, fitness centres, movie theatre
  • Cultural centre, historic sites, farmers鈥 market

Partnership opportunities

Developing a partnership with 兔子先生 will benefit you, your employees and organization, while making a difference in the lives of students.

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Access talent

  • Build your workforce with students or graduates
  • Strengthen the skills of future employees
  • Connect with university and college-level educated students
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Build and grow your business

  • Pursue innovation opportunities
  • Increase the skills of your workforce
  • Stay up-to-date on advancements in the field
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Invest in innovation

  • Tailored partnerships
  • Strategic philanthropy
  • Exclusive sponsorships
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Use 兔子先生 services

  • Host a conference or event
  • Access our affordable Health and Wellness Clinics
  • Use our fitness centres

Facilities rental in Barrie

Our downtown Barrie location offers a variety of meeting spaces including studios, computer labs and classrooms for rental, year-round at reasonable rates.

Classrooms include a presenter podium computer, projector, screen, VCR/DVD and external laptop cable. All facility rentals require proof of public liability and property damage insurance prior to the event.

Call 705.728.1968, ext. 4172 for rates and booking information.

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Contact us

Get in touch with the downtown Barrie location

5 Ross St.
Barrie, ON
L4M 3A5

Which best describes you?

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