Vancouver Island School of Art

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Fine Arts

Vancouver Island School of Art

Field of Study:Fine/Studio Arts, General
Length:3 Year(s)


The Diploma Program provides a student with comprehensive knowledge and skills in the fine arts disciplines of drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and art history. Throughout the three-year program, students will move from developing a basic vocabulary in art and design to completing a professional-quality body of work in their third year. This work will culminate with a Graduation Exhibition. Students will finish the diploma program with a comprehensive portfolio package ready for presentation to galleries, grant applications or graduate studies.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
Applicant must have a high school Diploma or equivalent, and provide transcripts from other institutions. Please see program web page for full details.
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Portfolio
A portfolio CD with 10-15 images (jpegs) of applicant's original work done in the last two years is required, as well as a 800 word essay or letter describing your reasons for pursuing the Diploma Program.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on June 13, 2012