Advanced Studio Practice

This post-diploma certificate program spans three semesters of study in which you develop and implement a professional career plan in the visual arts. The program takes a whole person approach by empowering you to manifest your career goals while awakening your personal and human potential. The key focus is on studio practice in your area of concentration while you work collaboratively with celebrated faculty advisers and professional mentors. This program is suitable for recent graduates, professional artists and individuals with an artistic practice who wish to engage in a creative, collegial environment while evolving your distinct career goals.

Note: Although the vast majority of students take advantage of the facilities and creative community onsite, there are a limited number of low-residency seats available through consultation with the Head of the Advanced Studio Practice program. These low-residency seats are offered to students within a 500 km distance from the College.

By the end of this program, you will have demonstrated the ability to develop and implement a personal and professional career plan while fully engaged in studio practice.

In this 1-year certificate program, you develop and implement a professional career plan in the visual arts over 3 semesters of study, September to 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
Course List

Fall 1

  • CASP 3000: Professional Studio Practice I
  • CASP 3001: Research Seminar
  • CASP 3002: Mentors and Networking
  • CASP 3003: Career Strategies

Winter 1

  • CASP 3004: Professional Studio Practice II
  • CASP 3005: Lecture Seminar
  • CASP 3006: Marketing Implementation
  • CASP 3007: Career Practices

Spring 1

  • CASP 3008: Presentation and Final Review
  • CASP 3009: Experimental Engagement in the Arts
Career Possibilities

As a graduate, you will be well-prepared with a professional portfolio for self-employment in the visual arts or for a successful career in the culture sector in one or more of the following professions depending on your area of study.

  • Artisans and craftspersons
  • Conservators and curators
  • Graphic designers and illustrators
  • Jewellers, Watch Repairers and Related Occupations
  • Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers
  • Painters, sculptors and other visual artists
  • Patternmakers – textile, leather and fur products
  • Photographers
  • Tailors, Dressmakers, Furriers and Milliners
  • Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers
  • Weavers, knitters and other fabric making occupations
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.

Portfolio Requirements

We value all of your life experience in assessing your application.

Provide us with a copy of your resume and include education/training, exhibitions, memberships, workshops, related work experience and volunteer/extra-curricular activities.

Letter of Intent:
Please submit a statement explaining the direction of your studio practice and your reasons for wanting to study with us.  Include also what you hope to achieve in this program and your plans for the future.

Maximum length is 500 words.

Artist Statement:
Submit a brief artist statement and include the what, how, and why of your work, from your own perspective.

Maximum length is 200 words.

Submit 15 examples of your best work.  Please don’t submit actual examples. Three-dimensional work should be photographed and presented digitally. For good digital image quality, your image files should be jpegs and sized around 1024 x 768px @ 72 dpi. For video clips, please post on Vimeo or YouTube and send us the link, keep them 2 to 3 minutes each. For each image, please include a written description, a notation of the media used in producing the work and the date of completion. Be sure to label your portfolio with your name, contact information, and return address.

Once you have completed your portfolio, it can be mailed, emailed or delivered in person to:

Nancy Beaulieu, Registrar
New Brunswick College of Craft and Design (NBCCD)
457 Queen Street
PO BOX 6000
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1, Canada

Instructors & Technicians


  • Noel Chenier
  • Gillian Dykeman
  • Jean Rooney
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Go to the Admission Requirements to start the application process. 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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