Fanshawe College

Fanshawe College | London, Ont. | Founded 1967

Fanshawe College

Music Industry students of Fanshawe College work in a sound recording studio on campus. (Fanshawe College)

Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology is one of Ontario’s largest colleges. It has more than 40,000 students. The campuses in London, Simcoe, St. Thomas and Woodstock, and regional sites in the Huron-Bruce area, offer more than 200 programs, including degree, diploma, certificate, apprenticeship and distance-learning options. Fanshawe offers academic upgrading and continuing studies. For students who want to turn Fanshawe credentials into a degree, the college has agreements with universities in Canada, the United States, England, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia.

In 2016, the college opened its Canadian Centre for Product Validation. Its cutting-edge equipment is used to conduct electrical, mechanical, performance, environmental and thermal analysis. Fanshawe also boasts an impressive work-integrated learning program: 8,000 employer partnerships annually provide job opportunities. 

Fanshawe’s London campus has started construction on Innovation Village, a learning hub for students to research, complete projects and connect with industry partners. The building will open in stages between 2020 and 2023, and will include virtual reality and multimedia labs, project rooms, a maker space and an Indigenous Spirit Assembly space.

The college offers a First Nations studies program. Students may study contemporary and traditional Indigenous knowledge by sharing with local Elders.


Size of school Tuition (degree) Tuition (diploma) Tuition (certificate) Tuition (post-grad) Residence offerings
Large (10,000 full-time students or more) $6,060-$6,491 $2,721-$11,142 $2,721-$3,596 $2,721-$13,689 Yes

Cool Options

  • Music Industry Arts: Students begin with the basics of sound and business, and then take courses on writing, producing and engineering. Program graduates include Oscar, Juno and Emmy winners.
  • Animation: In this diploma program, students use their artistic skills to create characters, objects and environments for video games, film and online media.
  • Chemical Laboratory Technician–Science Laboratory: Learn to apply biological, chemical and physical analysis to lab settings in this program, which includes hands-on training with state-of-the-art technologies.

Popular Programs

  • Early Childhood Education
  • General Arts and Science
  • Business
  • Business—Accounting
  • Business—Marketing

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