How to apply

Application Guide

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We try to make things as easy as possible on you! If you have any questions at all, please reach out. Review the pathway to unlock your creative future!

Email: – inquiries about the status of applications – inquiries about programs and portfolio requirements

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(international students click here)

  • 1

    Identify the PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS for your program of choice, including the specific transcript and portfolio you will need to apply.

  • 2

    Pay your application fee within your applicant portal as you complete your application form or click this link directly and we’ll match your payment to your online application.

    We accept applications until our programs are full, but for the best chance of obtaining one of our limited seats, complete your application to our first-year program, Foundation Visual Arts, by December 31 of the year before your intended entry. Our FVA year is offered in-person in Fredericton and Saint John, as well as online.

    If applying into a two-year diploma program, applications must be received by January 15.

    NOTE: To apply as a part-time student directly through our website, visit this page or scroll down.

  • 3

    After submitting your application you can upload your portfolio within your applicant portal by clicking “Add Files.” Learn more about portfolio requirements here.

  • 4

    Your transcript(s) must be sent via email to from your current/former school(s) to be considered official.

    Students whose language of academic instruction was not completed in English may also be required to submit an official test of English Language Proficiency.


Your application for full-time studies is not complete until all steps are fulfilled. The admissions team will assess your complete application and provide a decision letter by email in a timely manner. If accepted, we’ll also send along your next steps to become a student at NBCCD.

  • I have been accepted. What's next?

    You can find details of next steps in your decision letter from NBCCD. Any changes will be communicated via email.

    1. Pay your CONFIRMATION FEE within 30 days of receiving an acceptance or conditional acceptance letter. Click here to pay.
    2. If you receive a CONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE, submit any outstanding items as soon as they are available. They must be received before you register in the fall. Registration details will be emailed to all students.
    3. Receive your ORIENTATION PACKAGE by email in early August. Attend your first day of classes as indicated, in early September.
    4. Pay your TUITION & FEES no later than the first Friday of classes by following this link.

Part-Time StudiesHow to Apply

Applying to NBCCD as a part-time student is a great way to explore your creativity in a formal studio setting at a moderate pace.

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