You Belong Here


NBCCD is a small but mighty college.

We nurture creative entrepreneurship and the hands-on skills necessary for an artistic career.


With 80 years of history behind our curriculum, our Diploma and Certificate programs provide a firm foundation for professional practice, and our award-winning faculty practice what they teach. As a graduate, you will become a life-long member of a community of artists with thriving careers around the world.

you willbuild a career

It’s not only about making art, craft and design - we also have an entrepreneurial focus. You will learn how to display, photograph, write about, market, price and sell your work. You will take part in real-world opportunities like trade shows, craft sales, fashion shows, and practicums.

chase your passionat an affordable price

As a public institution, NBCCD provides an exceptional educational experience with tuition and fees that are among the most affordable in Canada – tuition is $3449.64 CAD for Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and residents of Maine and $9641.04 CAD for International students. Please confirm tuition and fees by visiting the Tuition and Fees page on our website.

small college vibeswith cutting-edge tech

With high-performing Mac and PC labs, state-of-the-art virtual reality equipment, 3D printers and computer-assisted design in nearly every studio, this is craft and design like you’ve never seen it before.

you are notjust a number

You will be part of a tight-knit community of less than 320 students in the College, with an average of 18 students per class in Foundation Visual Arts and 12 students in the diplomas.

where everybodyknows your name

With such small class sizes, you get tons of one-on-one time with your teachers, all of whom are practicing artisans and designers who will introduce you to a network of professionals.

you willfit in

At NBCCD, we celebrate our differences, because they help us to create unique and innovative work. It’s no coincidence that so many students find a place to belong in this inclusive and judgement-free community.

Join our vibrant community — forge your creative future at NBCCD.