COVID-19

Changes to the 2022 winter term

*Please note: Starting January 24, revisions will be made to this schedule. Please check your email for updates and studio-specific information.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT: JANUARY 6, 2022

Classes at NBCCD are scheduled to resume on Monday, January 10, but in order to minimize the spread of COVID-19, we are modifying the winter term. Some programs may move to a later start date, while others may move online.

Please check our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section at the bottom of this email, and direct any remaining questions to your Studio Head. 


Please see below for the full list of changes, organized by program:

3D Digital Design: 

All classes will be offered online starting Monday, January 10 and will return to in-person delivery on January 24. If this plan changes, you will be notified via email prior to January 24. Instructions for online learning will be provided by your instructor.

Access to campus: None.

Supplies may be scheduled for pick up. Please contact Rianna to schedule pick-up.

 

Advanced Studio Practice: 

All classes will start on Monday, January 10 in an online format. Consultations will take place online. Instructions for online learning will be provided by your instructor.

Access to campus: if students require on-campus studio access, they should consult with their studio advisors.

 

Bachelor of Applied Arts: 

Please follow your studio’s guidelines. If you are currently studying at the University of New Brunswick, please check their website for up-to-date winter term announcements related to COVID-19.

 

Ceramics: 

Theoretical classes, such as history and entrepreneurship, will start online on Monday, January 10. All other classes will start in-person on January 10. Instructions for online learning will be provided by your instructor.

Access to campus: Full.

 

Fashion Design:

All classes will be offered online starting Monday, January 10. Instructions for online learning will be provided by your instructor.

Access to campus: Lockers and studio. Kit pick-ups (by schedule) on Monday, January 10.

 

Foundation Visual Arts (Fredericton):

Core courses will be offered online starting Monday, January 10. Instructions for online learning will be provided by your instructor. 

Access to campus: Lockers.

Your media explorations schedule is changing. 

As you know, Media Explorations is divided into two sections, Winter 1 and Winter 2. In the interest of reducing the number of students on campus, and in keeping with a ‘less is more’ approach for January, we’ve decided to switch the order of Winter 1 and 2. These changes have already been made in NetClassroom, so if you login to look at your schedule you’ll be looking at the updated, correct information. 

As a result of this change, many of you will not have ANY Media Explorations beginning until February 28. Those of you that do still have an exploration beginning Monday, please see the instructions below. 

  • Ceramics: will take place in person. Please report to the Ceramics Studio as instructed. 
  • 3D Digital Design: will take place virtually. You will be added to a Google classroom by the end of the weekend. When you login Monday, you’ll find a zoom link posted. 
  • Photography/Videography: expect an email from your instructor with further instructions, including a zoom link and camera pickup instructions. 
  • Textile Design:  is delayed until the second unit.

Winter 1 begins this Monday, January 10.

Winter 2 begins Monday, February 28.

If you have any questions, you can email FVA Studio Head Jillian Acreman (jillian.acreman@gnb.ca).

 

Foundation Visual Arts (Saint John):

Core courses will be offered online starting Monday, January 10. Instructions for online learning will be provided by your instructor.

Access to campus: If students require access to the Saint John Arts Centre building, please consult SJAC Director Andrew Kierstead (director@sjartscentre.ca).

 

Foundation Visual Arts (online):

All classes will continue online starting Monday, January 10.

Student Access: None.

 

Graphic Design:

All classes will be offered online starting Monday, January 10. Instructions for online learning will be provided by your instructor.

Access to campus: None.

 

Jewellery/Metal Arts: 

Theoretical classes, such as history and entrepreneurship, will start online on Monday, January 10. Instructions for online learning will be provided by your instructor. All other classes will start in-person on January 24.

Access to campus: None.

 

Photography/Videography:

All classes will be held online starting Monday, January 10, except for the lighting class, which will be held in-person starting the week of January 10. Instructions for online learning will be provided by your instructor.

Access to campus: Lighting Classroom (B3004 and B3002) and camera pick-up for FVA Media Exploration Students on Monday, January 10 (by schedule).

 

Textile Design:

All classes will be offered online starting Monday, January 10. Instructions for online learning will be provided by your instructor.

Access to campus: Kit pick-ups (by schedule) on Monday, January 10.

 

Wabanaki Visual Arts:

All classes will be offered online starting Monday, January 10. Instructions for online learning will be provided by your instructor.

Access to campus: Kit pick-ups for woodworking students (by schedule) on Monday, January 10.

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

Q: Am I able to come into the classroom while classes remain online?

A: Not at this time. Our goal is to have the least number of people on campus as possible to slow the spread of COVID-19. If your classes are online, you must remain off campus.

 

Q: How do I schedule my kit pick-up for Monday, January 10 and what do I need to bring?

A: Studios with required kit pick-ups will send an additional email to their students with instructions on how to schedule your kit pick-up. You should bring as little to campus as possible, come on your own within your scheduled timeblock, and adhere to all regular health and safety protocols while on campus.

 

Q: If my start date is being pushed, will this affect when my classes end?

A: Yes. For example, if your course started on January 24 instead of Monday, January 10, the end date of that course would also be pushed back 14 days.

 

Q: If I already have a flight booked or confirmed plans to leave Fredericton at the original end-of-term date, can I be accommodated if my classes will now end later than expected? 

A: Yes. Your instructors and Studio Head will work with you to ensure you can finish your studies.

 

Q: How will these changes affect my FVA Media Explorations?

A: The following adjustments are in place:

  • 3D Digital Design — one cohort will begin January 10
  • Ceramics — two cohorts will begin January 10
  • Fashion — pushed to unit 2 (Feb. 28) and room changed to 004
  • Graphic Design — pushed to unit 2 (Feb. 28)
  • Jewellery/Metal Arts — pushed to unit 2 (Feb. 28)
  • Photography/Videography — one cohort begins January 10

 

Q: If I require additional assistance in the classroom, will this be accommodated?

A: Yes. Please reach out to your instructor directly.

 

Q: Will student services staff be on campus and/or available to support me?

A: Members of the student services team will primarily be working from home to contribute to less people on campus. All services will continue to be offered remotely—while our College Counsellor and Learning Strategist will provide some in-person appointments at their discretion. You are encouraged to reach out for support and assistance.