Expand your creative potential and art making skills in NIC's high calibre fine arts studios. After completing your Fine Arts diploma, you can transfer directly into Year 3 of Alberta College of Art + Design’s degree programs.
NIC and ACAD share a commitment to creating a rich, inspiring, and personal experience for emerging artists and designers. We look forward to welcoming NIC students to ACAD to further expand their creative potential and to providing a pathway to degree completion.
Alison Miyauchi, ACAD’s Acting Vice President of Research and Academic Affairs
Students in the following North Island College program are eligible to apply for transfer to Alberta College of Art + Design
Admission requirements for North Island College’s Fine Arts diploma are available on the program page.
Graduates of NIC’s Fine Arts Diploma with an average of C (2.0) or higher will be considered for admission to Year 3 of the ACAD Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program majors on the basis of academic standing, and will be considered for admission to Year 3 of the ACAD Bachelor of Design degree program on the basis of academic standing and a portfolio review. Both are subject to the terms and conditions outlined in the articulation agreement between Alberta College of Art & Design and North Island College’s Fine Arts program.
The NIC-ACAD Articulation Agreement provides NIC students with the opportunity to transfer directly into Year 3 of the following Alberta College of Art + Design programs:
Make sure your courses count. Each degree pathway has its own unique deadlines, portfolio requirements, course prerequisites and transfer requirements.
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