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Program Name: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Fine Art (drawing/painting/printmaking/sculpture)
Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts
Division: Fine Arts
Program 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. 

Program Requirements:


24 Studio; 6 LAS

15 Credits Art History
(3) AHIS 2010 Survey of 19th C Art
(3) AHIS 2020 Survey of 20th C Art
(3) AHIS xxxx
(3) AHIS 3xxx/4xxx
(3) AHIS 3xxx/4xxx

9 Credits Liberal Arts

12 2000 Level Studio Credits (in two disciplines: DRAW, PNTG, PRTM, SCLP)

3 Studio Credits (any level)

9 3000 Level Studio Credits (DRAW, PNTG, PRTM, SCLP)

Students taking a 3000 level PRTM course can count an additional 3 credits of 2000 level PRTM courses towards their 3000 level studio requirements

9 3500 Level Studio Credits (DRAW, PNTG, PRTM, SCLP)

9 4000 Level Studio Credits (ARTS 4000 Studio 1)

24 Open Credits

Available Minors:

Art History, Ceramics, Drawing, Fashion, Film Studies (in cooperation with Dalhousie University, Saint Mary's University and University of King's College), Illustration, Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing, Print/Paper/Book, Textiles, Journalism (in cooperation with University of King's College)

Facilities and Technology:


Fine Arts Faculty Information

What do Graduates do?

Graduates of NSCAD's Fine Art program are successful studio artists, gallery administrators, film/theatre set designers, illustrators, professional printmakers, and arts writers. Many persue graduate studies and become critics, curators, architects, gallery and museum archivists, and college/university professors. 

Admission from High School: Applicants who have completed, or expect to complete high school by year-end but have not attended a post-secondary institution or university should apply to the Foundation Program.
Admission from University or College: The Major in Fine Art program is an open entry program. After successfully completing the first two years of study, students may declare their intention to major in fine art. They then continue their studies with fine art studios at intermediate and senior levels. To declare a major, students must submit a declaration form, available from the Office of Student and Academic Services.