This intensive one-year certificate can lead to careers in the visual arts.
Taught by professional artists and educators, this program fosters individual development in creative thinking, problem solving, technical skills, and management for the business side of your career — copyright, contracts, commissions, and more.
A career is like a blank canvas. A year of fine-arts education will empower you to recognize and make the most of career pathways available to you.
Some fine arts graduates become artists working in any number of mediums. Full-time artists are usually self-employed and highly entrepreneurial. Many fine arts graduates also work as educators or instructors, either full-time or part-time.
Careers you might choose to pursue after include:
CNC has an official block transfer agreement with Emily Carr University. Students who complete the Fine Arts Certificate with a 3.00 GPA or higher can transfer directly into their second year at Emily Carr in Vancouver.
You also have the option to apply for second-year status in a number of other post-secondary visual art programs throughout the province.
See bccat.ca for details.
This foundation-level Fine Arts Certificate will help you:
CNC programs have varying lengths and start dates to meet your needs, and are offered across multiple campuses where possible. Don’t see the campus you’re looking for? Check back with us soon as this page is updated throughout the school year.
Entrants to the Fine Arts program must meet the following requirements. The program admits a maximum of 20 students.
Note 1: It is recommended that high school students consult their counsellors to ensure they select the most appropriate high school courses for their chosen career paths.
Note 2: The GED certificate meets the general admission requirements but does not meet specific program or course prerequisites.
Note 3: You will need to comply with the prerequisites of the specific courses you select.
Additional program-specific admission requirements
Please note the program admits a maximum of 20 students.
Note: Students who do not meet the general academic requirements above may be admitted to selected studio courses based on evaluation of their portfolios and personal statements. Such students must immediately start the English requirements for the program. After successfully completing English 12 or English 12: First Peoples or English 045 or equivalent, students can enter the certificate program.
Need help meeting these requirements? Check out our Academic Upgrading options.
Applicants who submit a qualifying portfolio before the deadline will receive priority admission to the program. However, applications will be accepted until the program is full or classes begin. Portfolios must consist of at least 10 and no more than 20 examples in several of the following: paintings, drawings, carvings, sculptures, crafts, digital art, photography, sketchbooks, videos or other types of art.
These costs are an estimate. Student fees vary by campus.
Books for this program can be purchased from the bookstore.
We're here to help. You can apply for scholarships and bursaries through CNC. We can also help you find loans and other funding. Visit Financial aid to find out how.
Looking for a job? Check the student employment opportunities.
The estimated cost for this program is $14,700.
This cost is an estimate and subject to change. This does not include registration fees, text books, medical insurance or living expenses.