Yukon School of Visual Arts

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Program Information

School:Yukon School of Visual Arts
Faculty:Yukon School of Visual Arts
Degree:Certificate; University Transfer
Field of Study:Visual and Performing Arts, General
Description:Yukon School of Visual Arts (SOVA)/ Yuhke Zho is a post-secondary art school located culturally vibrant community of Dawson City, Yukon Territory. Dawson City is situated within the traditional territory of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, who have lived and travelled in a large area of the Yukon River valley for millennia. The fundamentally different relationships with the land for the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in and settler populations, brought together by the iconic Gold Rush at the turn of the last century, continue to shape the cultural landscape today.

SOVA offers students a rigorous eight-month Foundation Year Program, equivalent to the first year of a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree. Upon completing the Foundation Year Program, SOVA graduates may elect to transfer directly into the second year of a BFA at a number of SOVA-affiliated Canadian art schools.
URL:Yukon School of Visual Arts Foundation Year at Yukon School of Visual Arts
Course Based:Yes
Length:8 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $2,250
Careers:Musicians and Singers

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade11 Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 English 

Canadian Citizens or landed immigrants with permanent resident status or a study permit are eligible to apply to the Yukon School of Visual Arts. Prospective students must meet the criteria in one of the following categories : Completion of high school with Grade 12 academic graduation and Grade 12 English (minimum 70%) OR a Language Proficiency Index (LPI) test (minimum Level 4). Mature student status with an acceptable score on GED or CAT, or similar diagnostic test, obtained within the previous two years, as well as suitable score on either College Writing assessment or Language Proficiency Index test. Mature Students: Applicants qualify for mature student status if they meet one of the following criteria : Applicant is 19 years of age or older; Applicant is 17 years of age and out of school for at least one year.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86]

English language requirement may also be met with one of: * Suitable score on LPI (Language Proficiency Index) * ENGL 090 (minimum grade of B or 70%) * English 12 with a minimum 70%

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Portfolio
Statement of Intent; Transcripts; Letter of Recommendation; Portfolio Submission & Portfolio Assignments Submission

* 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 March 27, 2020