The New Brunswick College of Craft and Design (NBCCD) offers diploma programs that emphasize excellence in the creation of fine craft and applied design—but with an entrepreneurial focus.
All students begin their studies in the one-year foundational visual arts (FVA) program, where they learn about 2D and 3D design theory, drawing, colour theory, art history, communications and the creative process. FVA also includes a course called Media Explorations, which assists students in selecting their preferred area of study.
At the end of FVA, students apply to a two-year diploma program and can choose to major in ceramics, digital media, fashion design, graphic design, jewellery and metal arts, photography or textile design. Students can also apply to the Aboriginal visual arts program, which focuses on the traditional and contemporary crafts of the Wolastoqiyik, Mi’kmaq and Passamaquoddy peoples of the Atlantic region.
NBCCD has an average class size of 18, creating an intimate learning atmosphere in a community of no more than 320 students. Opportunities for experiential learning range from student gallery exhibitions to fine craft sales to practicum placements.
NBCCD’s campus is located in downtown Fredericton, on the banks of the Saint John River near the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. As the college does not offer student residences, most students rent a room in Fredericton.
|Size of school||Tuition (diploma)||Tuition (certificate)||Tuition (post-graduate)||Residence offerings|
|Small (fewer than 2,000 full-time students)||$3,316-$6,632||$3,316-$6,632||$3,316-$6,632||No|
- Foundation Visual Arts: Fine-tune your creativity with a one-year preparatory program that provides a broad overview of the practice, theory and history of the visual arts.
- Advanced Studio Practice: Students graduate with the business skills, networking know-how and enhanced studio practice to launch into self-employment or a successful career in the creative cultural sector.
- Photography Diploma: NBCCD is one of the oldest colleges in Canada, and it still teaches how to process analogue film and darkroom techniques.
- Foundation Visual Arts
- Graphic Design
- Digital Media
- Fashion Design