Fine Art

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.

The NIC Advantage

  • Transfer agreements with Emily Carr Univeristy 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

Sara Vipond
Faculty, Fine Art

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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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I was so surprised how much NIC's interdisciplinary approach expanded my views as an artist, a person and my creative potential. The faculty are supportive and helpful, we have amazing facilities and I really appreciate that we have access to wonderful equipment and materials.

Meesh QX
Fine Art diploma student