Create a portfolio of work that showcases the traditional, interdisciplinary and digital art skills developed in NIC’s Fine Arts diploma before transferring directly to Year 3 of your degree at Emily Carr University of Art + Design.
I love what I do. There’s a real place for creative problem solving, critical thinking and design in so many careers. When I look at my time at NIC, I know studying fine arts is worth it.
Sylwia Gustyn, NIC Fine Arts diploma and Emily Carr Bachelor of Fine Art Degree graduate
Students in the following North Island College program are eligible to apply for transfer to Emily Carr University of Art + Design
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The NIC-Emily Carr Articulation Agreement provides NIC students with guaranteed admission and course transfer to many Emily Carr University of Art + Design programs.
Guaranteed admission is a great choice for anyone interested in completing Emily Carr's Bachelor of Fine Arts (visual arts, critical and cultural practices). The agreement bases university admission on your academic performance at NIC rather than your high school transcripts. This creates a previously unavailable admission guarantee for mature students, current NIC students, individuals who may not have previously completed Grade 12 or students whose final high school grades may not have met Emily Carr's competitive first-year entry levels.
How does it work? Upon completing the Fine Arts diploma program with a cumulative GPA of B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or higher you will be automatically accepted into Year 3 of the Bachelor of Fine Arts (major in visual arts or critical and cultural practices) degree program at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Please book an appointment with an educational advisor to learn more.
Through guaranteed admission, Emily Carr offers NIC students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher an opportunity to complete:
Bachelor of Fine Arts Majors include visual arts; and critical and cultural practices Or, if you have a GPA of 2.0 or higher, be considered for admission into Year 3 of following programs on the basis of academic standing and portfolio review:
Bachelor of Fine Arts Majors include visual arts; and critical and cultural practices; film, video + integrated media; photography; and illustration(if you are interested in the illustration major, apply to second year visual arts to access Emily Carr's specialized second-year illustration courses) Bachelor of Design Majors include communication design; industrial design; and interaction design Bachelor of Media. Majors include animation; and interactive + social media arts.
Each degree pathway has its own unique deadlines, portfolio requirements, course prerequisites and transfer requirements.
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