Fine Arts

Become a professional artist with expertise in a broad range of disciplines that encompass traditional, interdisciplinary and digital art practices. Develop strong analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills to further your career or transfer to degree programs in BC and across Canada.

Fine Arts Programs

The NIC Advantage

  • Transfer agreements with Emily Carr University of Art + Design, UVic, VIU and Alberta University of the Arts
  • World-class facilities and studios
  • Join a province-wide network of professional artists
  • Gain experience curating and participating in exhibitions

Faculty Profiles

Elizabeth Russell
Faculty, Fine Art

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Check out upcoming Fall 2024 and Winter 2025 courses

Fine Arts Courses Schedule

Transfer Agreements

Transfer to bachelor’s degrees across Canada, including at Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Alberta University of the Arts, Vancouver Island University and University of Victoria.


Study Abroad

Earn transferable credit while travelling the world, complete international internships or co-op. Pay NIC tuition and access financial support options.

Dual Credit

Earn university transfer credit while still in high school.

Artist Talks Series

Learn from visiting professional artists. The NIC Artist Talk series invites Canadian contemporary artists to speak about their professional art practice.

Department News

NIC Fine Art alumnus wins scholarship to Emily Carr University

NIC Fine Art alumnus Keegan White is preparing to take his next step to become a master in his field, thanks to the foundation he gained in NIC’s Fine Arts diploma.

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My experience at NIC opened up opportunities that I never thought were available to me. The professors were very encouraging in the Fine Art program. The courses allowed me to create in new ways. I felt empowered to look at identity from different perspectives. This has led me to explore gender expression and personal identity in my art practice. I think fine art courses often have a transformational effect on people’s lives.

Gabrielle Moore
NIC Fine Arts Diploma Alum