NICís Fine Arts program provides an open door a world of creative possibility. Develop problem solving skills and an ability to think critically. NICís well-equipped studios and unique setting provide students with the resources, both physical and human, to inspire the imagination, and they are encouraged to experiment and express themselves individually.
NICís Fine Arts department provides one of the best facilities in BC. The studios are well-equipped with up-to-date equipment and technology, and many of the instructors maintain national and international practices. Trees, mountains, and beautiful natural settings surround the Comox Valley campus, and outdoor activities such as skiing and hiking are easily accessible.
Beginning with fundamentals, students build a comprehensive knowledge of materials, creative processes, and theory, as well as the hands-on techniques and skills necessary for artistic expression. Students learn about art history and explore the evolution of visual culture.
Graduate from the North Island College Fine Arts Diploma. Explore career opportunities in the fine arts, gallery curating, art education, architecture or industrial design, graphic design, fashion design, interior design or illustration, theatre, set design, video or film.
Consider a Bachelor of Fine Arts with NICís partner Emily Carr University of Art and Design on the NIC Comox Valley Campus. Guaranteed transfer with a GPA of 2.0. This two year, full-time program involves 15 credits per semester. Studio courses include painting, drawing, ceramics, printmaking, photography and digital visual arts plus there are academic courses in the humanities, social sciences and art history at the senior level.
If you do not qualify for admission to the program of your choice, North Island College has courses available to assist you. Courses are available in English, English as a Second Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Study Strategies. Once you have applied, On line and On Site testing is available to determine what courses you need to prepare for the program of your choice. Please email us for additional information at email@example.com.