Bachelor of Applied Arts

This articulated degree between NBCCD and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) offers a combination of academic study and hands-on training. It is a four-year degree completed through 2 years of study at UNB and 2 years at NBCCD, in any order you choose.

Students who enrol in the BAA program graduate with a one-year Foundation Visual Arts (FVA) certificate from NBCCD, as well as one year of studies in a diploma program. If students choose to stay an extra year to complete their diploma certification they may do so, provided they let the NBCCD Registrar’s office know.



Students must apply directly through the UNB admissions office. Upon receiving an acceptance letter, students starting at NBCCD must contact the NBCCD Admissions Office, complete an application form for Foundation Visual Arts, and pay the confirmation fee in order to secure their spot.

There are no additional application fee or transcript requirements.

BAA students must apply to diploma programs in the same way as non-BAA students and undergo the regular admission process. Students must pay an application fee in order to apply for diploma programs. Space is not guaranteed, and applicants must compete for a spot, so we recommend applying by the diploma application deadline of January 15.


The Bachelor of Applied Arts (BAA) is a four-year degree. Students complete two years at UNB and two years at NBCCD. You are able to start the BAA at either institution.

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