Advanced Studio Practice

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.

Portfolio Requirements


1 Year | 3 Semesters | September-June

Interested in finding out more?
Contact: The Registrar’s Office, toll free, 1-877-400-1107 or email

Curriculum Guide
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
  • Business Practices
  • Entrepreneurship and 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.

Admission Requirements
  • $50 Application Fee (1)
  • An Official Transcript of Marks indicating a University Degree, College Diploma OR Equivalent experience (2)
  • Portfolio Submission
  • 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 the College assessing your combination of learning and experience through recognition of prior learning. If you are 21 years of age and have past experience, you may be assessed as a Mature Applicant.

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

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Apply Here: Canadian Students

Apply Here: International Students

Go to the Admission Requirements to learn more. This page will also provide more details and info on where to mail your transcript of marks, cash, cheques and/or money order.


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