Inclusive Community

2015 Convocation

At NBCCD, the ideal of an inclusive community is in our governance, policies, student activities and curriculum. Our instructors and staff advocate for all students, international, Aboriginal, mature, non-traditional and those with disability or accessibility needs, in a truly inclusive environment.

The College will help you find your voice and unleash your creativity through different ways of working and mediums of practice. You’ll be inspired and, like many of our students and alumni, you’ll find a place you can truly call your creative home.

“I FELT WELCOMED, COMFORTABLE AND SUPPORTED ENOUGH TO SPEND MOSTLY EVERY DAY WORKING ON PROJECTS. THE COLLEGE HAS GREAT INSTRUCTORS AND A GOOD QUALITY OF EDUCATION. I HAD A GREAT TIME STUDYING HERE. IT WAS DIFFICULT TO SAY GOODBYE.”

Shirin Hessami Takallu, International Graduate, Diploma in Integrated Media, 2014.

TJ in the AVA Studio

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

The College has over 75 years of experience educating students like you in the visual arts. Instructors and staff are practitioners in their fields, and they bring cultural, religious and ethnic diversity to the College community. Our instructor-to-student ratio is one of the best in Canada at 1:12, so NBCCD instructors know you by name and have daily contact with you to provide support.

Within recent years, we’ve had many international students coming from China, England, India, South Korea, the Caribbean and other countries around the world. Don’t hesitate to choose NBCCD for your home away from home!

Patricia Barlow

ABORIGINAL STUDENTS

Through curriculum, staffing and relationships with First Nations community groups, the College has created an environment that is safe for you as an Aboriginal student. You will be engaged at physical, emotional, mental, intellectual and spiritual levels. The College offers an environment where humour and group talk is encouraged, respected and accepted.

Relationships with First Nations Bands, Elders and Aboriginal community groups allows the College to reflect your reality and culture. The Diploma in Aboriginal Visual Arts (AVA) is one of our flagship programs and provides inclusion and integration for our Aboriginal students. It is a unique opportunity for you to learn about traditional Mi’kmaq, Wolastoqiyik and Passamaquoddy crafts and heritage.

Cy Byrne and Hillary Ross in the Dark Room

MATURE STUDENTS

Mature students 21 years of age and older make up at least 50% of the College population. NBCCD is a not only a place for students leaving high school. If you are looking for a second career or a new education program, it’s also for you.

Walking through the hallways, you’ll see students of all ages. With a College population of no more than 300 students, inclusion in events and activities happens naturally. Many mature students say that studying at NBCCD was the best decision of their lives. Follow your passion: Create! Live! Belong!

2017 Convocation

CHROMATIC COLLECTIVE LGBTQA+

NBCCD’s Chromatic Collective is a group open to College students that are looking for a safe space to discuss all things related to gender, sexuality, sexual orientation and identity. The Collective creates opportunities for you to discuss issues safely and openly on campus to ensure that the College is an inclusive and welcoming space for people of all identities and backgrounds to learn and grow.

Supported by the College Counsellor and Student Life Coordinator, the Chromatic Collective convenes as needed in order to make the College an open and inclusive space for all.

NBCCD Convocation 2014, Photo by: David Smith

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES & ACCESSIBILITY NEEDS

The College makes every effort to provide equal access to programs, facilities and services in a timely manner for students with disabilities. Early intervention is key to your success and for us to provide a barrier-free environment.

It is important that you disclose your disability-related needs before registration, so the College can help you receive the services you need in a timely manner. For additional information, contact the Registrar’s Office, toll free at 1-877-400-1107 or nbccdregistrar@gnb.ca.

Your information will be confidential, in accordance with the New Brunswick Protection of Personal Information Act.

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DisabilityAwards.ca is an organization that advocates for increased accessibility, equal access and successful transition from high school to college through a number of scholarships and awards.

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The best way to find out if NBCCD is the place for you is to visit our campus for a guided tour. During your tour, you will have the opportunity to chat with instructors, meet current students, see student work and observe in-class demos. Tours are available Mondays and Wednesdays. Contact us at nbccdrecruiting@gnb.ca to schedule your tour today!

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