Celebrating 40 years as Vancouver Island’s innovative creative centre for traditional and new media. Over 5,000 Alumni. Designated “The Centre of Excellence “ for BC by ToonBoom Animation Software Inc. The only independent art college on Vancouver Island offering both Fine and Applied Arts Diplomas with BC Ministry’s Education Quality Assurance designation.

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Featured Courses:

Art History 217

Art History 217“Take a look at the life and works of internationally renowned British Columbia artist and writer, Emily Carr. You will explore the breadth and range of Carr’s career from her earliest sketches and still life paintings to the finished canvases of her mature years. We will also focus on the First Nations’ cultures of the Northwest Coast with a particular interest on the precise areas where Carr sketched and painted. Some of the themes include Emily Carr’s documenting First Nations’ cultures, her contact and exchanges with First Nations’ people and the inspiration and profound effect Northwest Coast art had on Emily Carr throughout her life.”

Enroll now for the Fall 2015 6-week 36 hour course : Every Monday and Friday
(September 11 – October 23 2:30-5:30) $396 Open to all

Instructor Kerry Mason is an art historian, curator, and art consultant. An expert on “Emily Carr and the Indigenous art of the Northwest Coast, Kerry Mason offers a range of courses focusing on Canadian and BC art history.

Mission Statement

As a modern “social enterprise” the college aspires to promote sustainable innovation in all sectors, to stress openness and transparency, to practice total inclusiveness, and to generate an awareness of how great minds and talents of the past can point us to the future.

The college’s interdisciplinary curriculum undergoes constant review and evaluation by students, faculty, administration, industry professionals and an ongoing advisory committee. Each syllabus is designed to develop students’ innate talents in a variety of traditional and contemporary media. Along their route to a Fine and Applied Arts degree students will acquire recognition of their accomplishments through certificate stepping stones.

Each of our programs braids into others, enlarging students’ awareness of what is possible.

Our capstone courses, projects and events ensure their readiness, preparing them to launch into the real professional world of art.

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