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Unique Art Portfolio Preparation Courses with High School Art Credits

Our unique Art Portfolio Program prepares students to develop their portfolio and artwork in preparation for post-secondary studies in art, design, architecture, and more. Students are taught by professional, experienced artists and teachers through weekly classes and earn 2 high school art credits per year!


Why Choose UMC High School?

Group Sessions

5 professional taught sessions & 5 studio hours per week

Professional Development

Opportunities to present ongoing projects

Earn Art Credits

Earn 1 high school art credit every 2 months*

One on One Feedback

Individual one-on-one critiques


The art portfolio program focuses on enabling students to refine their use of the creative process when creating and presenting two and three-dimensional artworks through a variety of traditional and emerging media and technologies. Students will use the critical analysis process to deconstruct artworks and explore connections between art and society.

The studio courses enable students to explore a range of materials, processes, and techniques that can be applied in their own art production. Students will also make connections between various works of art in personal, contemporary, historical, and cultural contexts.


Portfolio Art Classes

The course will include perspective drawing, colour, basic and observation drawings. The instructor will begin the process by emphasizing drawing skills, mastering composition, and colour study.

Portfolio Workshop

The course will include group critiques, discussions, and activities or excursions in the local area. Students will have the opportunity to present their ongoing projects and have individual one-on-one meetings with our professional instructor.


Main Campus


2 months or 4 months


Grade 9 and equivalence


Each Semester Intake

Our Faculty

Mr. Ibrahim Rashid

With 30 years of professional teaching experience, Mr. Rashid has been teaching in contemporary studio-based education. He is experienced in teaching high school arts and portfolio preparation. He has also explored and examined different tools and media to achieve various expressions for a variety of purposes, such as painting, drawing, printmaking in analogue, focuses on academic experience and educational practices. Some of these explore the landscape, the hu¬man body, and function to suggest a state of mind or circumstance.

As an artist, his artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally in several art galleries and art museums in Europe, Asia, and the USA over the past twenty-five years along with some public art projects. He was awarded several prizes and grants from both Canada and Sweden, including:

  • Ontario Council for The Arts, Canada, 2012
  • IASPIS “The Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Programme for Visual Artists” 2011
  • Ontario Council for The Arts, Canada, 2010
  • Canada Council for the Arts, 2007
  • Swedish Council for the Arts, the Arts Grant Committee, Sweden,2006-2007
  • The Swedish National Council for Culture Grant, 2005
  • The Arts Grant Committee, Sweden, 2003
  • The Arts Grant Committee, Sweden, 1996




542 mm x 391mm

Chaewon Jung


Red Roof Houses

Archly, 2022
Lisa Liu



Charcoal pencil, 2022
Lisa Liu

Visual Arts


Digital Work

In the Glow of the Sunset

iPhone 6s, Nova Scotia, 2019
Jin Hwang


Modern Matthew 14:31

Collage on canvas
30.5 × 40.5 (cm)
Lee Do Kyung

Student Portfolio Samples

Academic Excellence

We are proud of our students!


Acceptance Students


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We assist students in developing a diversified portfolio that they can use to apply to top art schools.

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During class time, teachers delivered all the lessons professionally and patiently. They always put a lot of time and effort in helping us prepare for assessments and exams. Taiwanese counsellors always took great care of us, both during and after school.

Kuo, I-Hsuan EileenGrade 12

During my study at UMC, I was lucky to be taught by caring teachers and staff which were always there to help us achieve our goals. They helped me to improve and I successfully was accepted to my dream university. The learning environment was very friendly. Great school!

Arshia RayrameshGrade 12

When I was at UMC High School, I had a great experience learning in school and I made many friends from different countries. Also, it provided me an opportunity to learn some courses that I have never learned before, such as international business.

Nguyen, Thu TrangGrade 12

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