Advanced Studio Practice

Advanced Studio Practice

Certificate | 1 YEAR | 2 SEMESTERS


In Advanced Studio Practice, you will:

  • Build upon your NBCCD Diploma, a BFA, or equivalent experience by developing and implementing a professional career plan in design, fine craft, or visual arts.
  • Create an independent body of work using on-site studio facilities and equipment, and work collaboratively with celebrated faculty advisors and professional mentors.
  • Take your work out of the studio and into the greater community by networking and planning self-guided projects such as artist residencies, pop-up shows, exhibitions, wholesale opportunities, and more.
  • Connect with other recent graduates and emerging professional artists as they evolve their distinct career goals alongside you. Gain the tools and confidence to present yourself and your work in-person and online.
  • Improve your time management, self-motivation, and goal-setting skills to prepare for ongoing professional practice.
  • Acquire business skills and employ successful entrepreneurial strategies to manage multiple creative activities and income streams.
  • Support the creation and curation of the annual Fall Guest Lecture Series.


Interested in finding out more?

Email the Recruitment Office: nbccdrecruiting@gnb.ca.

  • Curriculum Standards

    Advanced Studio Practice 2024-2025 Curriculum Standards

    The Curriculum Standard is an introduction to the program which includes the program’s critical performance, a program description, program learning outcomes, and the program’s potential career opportunities. This is followed by information on duration, credits, admission requirements, advanced placement, certification, articulations, and prior learning assessment and recognition.

    This document also contains a program delivery sequence and the course profiles with specific course learning outcomes and grading basis.

    In addition, the Curriculum Standard is used as a tool for revision and evaluation of the program and for the promotion of transfer agreements with other post-secondary institutions.

  • Areas of Study
    • Independent Study in the Visual Arts
    • Professional Studio Practice
    • Mentors and Networking
    • Community Engagement
    • Active Web Presence
    • Portfolio Development
    • Promotion and Marketing
    • Entrepreneurship and Business Practices
    • Career Development
  • Career Possibilities

    Advanced Studio Practice is a unique program where instructors help you to assess your current professional practice and define the next steps for your individual career. You will graduate with the business skills, networking know-how and enhanced studio practice to launch into self-employment or a successful career in the creative cultural sector.

  • Course List

    Fall 1

    CASP 4000
    Professional Studio Practice I

    CASP 4001
    Research Studio

    CASP 4005
    Lecture Seminar

    ENTR 4010
    Business Practices

    Winter 1

    CASP 4004
    Professional Studio Practice II

    ENTR 4002
    Mentors and Networking

    ENTR 40011
    Career Practices

    ENTR 4011
    Marketing and Branding

  • Admission Requirements
    • $50 Application Fee (1)
    • An Official Transcript of Marks indicating a University Degree, College Diploma OR Equivalent experience (2)
    • Portfolio Submission (view requirements)
    • Interview
    • Letter of Intent

    (1) The $50 application fee is in Canadian dollars, applies to Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents and is non-refundable and subject to change without notice. International applicants pay a $100 Canadian application fee. See International Students for more information.

    (2) Equivalent experience is determined by NBCCD by assessing your combination of learning and experience through recognition of prior learning. If you are 21 years of age or older and have past experience, you may be assessed as an Adult Learner.

    The College may contact you for an interview, it is important to consider why you want to study with us and your future goals.

  • Apply Now

    Apply here.

    Priority deadline to apply for the Advanced Studio Practice (ASP) one-year certificate program is: March 31

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At NBCCD, we believe in nurturing creativity, innovation, and strong business skills, ensuring that our graduates are not just skilled artisans but also savvy entrepreneurs, ready to make their mark in the ever-evolving world of craft and design.