Grade 11 Study Opportunity

 

 

NSCAD University offers a summer Pre-University Credit Study Program for selected high school students who are interested in completing a challenging university-level visual arts studio course, prior to high school graduation. Students with an interest in the visual arts and who are entering Grade 12 the following fall are eligible to apply to the program.

 

Admitted students may register in one foundation-level summer studio course. They will work in a NSCAD studio, study under the guidance of a qualified instructor and have opportunities to interact with NSCAD students who are also registered in the course. Through this experience, students gain an understanding of what it is like to study in a visual arts environment while earning university credit.

 

This summer, NSCAD classes are being offered online. Students will be immersed in the classroom experience with renowned artists and instructors in very personal, productive ways to create an outstanding experience with real art, craft and design production and curation as core outcomes using theoretical and practical content.

 

The Summer 2021 online courses offer a true, transformative art education that ensures community involvement with a heavy emphasis on engaging fellow students, learning to critique each other’s work, and having weekly personalized instruction through presentations and tutorials.

 

Program admission is limited. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to visual arts study through an application process and be in excellent academic standing in their schools (3.0 GPA or greater). In order to be considered, the completed application must be received by the April 15 deadline.

 

For individuals admitted to the program and who have no formal art training, a noncredit introductory drawing course is strongly recommended prior to enrolling in FNDN 1100 or Foundation Drawing 1.

 

TO APPLY:

STEP 1. JOIN MY.NSCAD.CA

MY.NSCAD.CA is your guide through the application process. It’s where we’ll answer all of your questions and help you prepare to apply and upload your portfolio pieces. You can sign up for a campus visit/event, track your application process and even receive your admission decision.

STEP 2. APPLY ONLINE

By answering a series of quick questions, you can begin your online application and provide us with all the details we’ll need to review your application.

STEP 3. PERSONAL STATEMENT

Write a brief a personal statement, not exceeding 250 words, demonstrating your seriousness about studying the visual arts. This statement may describe your interest in studying the visual arts and some of your personal experiences with the visual arts. Also, please include a list of visual arts studio courses that have been completed, including high school and NSCAD Extended Studies. You can upload this document online once you submit your online application.

STEP 4. SUBMIT TRANSCRIPT OR LETTER

A transcript or letter from the applicant’s high school, verifying that the applicant will be entering Grade 12 in the fall and is in excellent academic standing with a 3.0 GPA or higher. The transcript or letter must be official emailed directly from the issuing institution to the Office of Admissions at NSCAD University. Because of the ongoing situation with Covid-19, our staff is currently working from home, and will not be able to receive mailed or faxed documents

STEP 5. LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

A letter of reference from the applicant’s high school principal or art teacher. The letter must be emailed directly to the Office of Admissions at NSCAD University.

STEP 6. PORTFOLIO

A visual portfolio of five-to-six jpeg images is required. Upload your portfolio at my.nscad.ca.

STEP 7. APPLICATION FEE

A non-refundable application fee of $50 is required. Pay online at my.nscad.ca

 

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