Program Information

School: NSCAD University
Faculty: Fine Arts
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Fine/Studio Arts, General
Description: The principal courses of the Fine Art program offer you opportunities to explore the media and practices of drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. The program is concerned with a variety of approaches to artmaking. The faculty members represent diverse backgrounds and offer a wide range of skills, information, and opinions. Through mentorship, practice, and discussion, you will begin to form and articulate an awareness of the historical and conceptual roots of your work. You will develop technical and critical skills and will progress to advanced levels of independent study. In addition to your chosen area of study, you will have the opportunity to take Interdisciplinary Fine and Media Arts coureses that explore a diverse range of visual arts concerns from an interdisciplinary approach. At the senior level, these courses also provide you with opportunities for internship placements in galleries, museums, and artist run centres.
URL: Fine Art (BFA) at NSCAD University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $21,121
Careers: Artists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 70

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

  •  Grade12 English 

All high school applicants must have completed Grade 12 (or the highest grade level required for secondary graduation) with an average of 70% or higher, including a minimum grade of 70% in Grade 12 English for university preparation. Advanced Placement(AP) courses with a grade of 4 or higher are eligible for transfer credit.

Test Scores:

  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 69] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or CanTEST [min. 4.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 82]

Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Portfolio

A completed paper application is required along with an admissions essay. In making a determination on admittance to the university, the Admissions Committee will consider pertinent material that an applicant wishes to submit.