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Visual Art Diploma

  • Program Length
    2 Years
  • Credential
    Diploma
  • Location Offered
    Nanaimo

Program Overview

Students may apply for VIU’s Visual Art Diploma upon successful completion of 60 credits and a minimum Grade Point Average of 1.84. Of the 60 credits, 45 must be within the Art Department and include 6 credits of Art History with a minimum grade of “C”. Advanced students may apply for transfer credits from other institutions.

Note: All students enrolled in art or design studio courses offered within VIU’s Art and Design department must complete mandatory safety training session(s) before they will be allowed to use the department’s facilities. Each student must purchase and use equipment as specified by the department and sold through the VIU Campus Store.

Year 1Credits
ARTS 101 - (Drawing I) and,
ARTS 102 - (Drawing II)
6
ARTS 111 - (History of Western Art I) and,
ARTS 112 - (History of Western Art II)
6
ARTS 120 - (Two-Dimensional Design)3
ARTS 121 - (Three-Dimensional Design)3
Degree English Requirements6
Two Non-ARTS Electives6
Total Credits30
Year 2Credits
ARTS 110 - (Contemporary Art: Concepts and Terminology)3
Select four Art courses* from:
ARTS 294 - (Printmaking I) 
ARTS 244 - (Photography I) 
ARTS 254 - (Fundamentals of Painting I) 
ARTS 256 - (Beginning Watercolour Painting) 
ARTS 271 - (Ceramics I) 
ARTS 284 - (Sculpture I) 
Any one Independent Studies course
12
Note: At least one of the choices must be ARTS 271 or ARTS 284.
Select four Art courses* from: 
ARTS 245 - (Photography II) 
ARTS 255 - (Fundamentals of Painting II) 
ARTS 257 - (Watercolour Painting) 
ARTS 272 - (Ceramics II) 
ARTS 285 - (Sculpture II) 
ARTS 295 - (Printmaking II) 
Any subsequent Independent Studies course
12
Note: At least one of the choices must be ARTS 272 or ARTS 285.
Non-ARTS Elective3
Total Credits30
Domestic Fees | International Fees

Domestic Fees

Tuition and Other Mandatory Student Fees

When applying to the program, applicants will be charged a non-refundable application fee.

When applying to graduate, students will be charged a non-refundable graduation and alumni fee.

Some courses have additional fees to pay for extraordinary class–related expenses.

Fees for Year 1 Amount
Tuition (30 credits x $166.40 per credit) 4,992.00
Student Activity fee (4% of tuition) 199.68
Student Services fee (30 credits x $7.35 per credit) 220.50
VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $27.60 per month) 220.80
Health and Dental Plan fee ($265.00 per year) 265.00
Year 1: Books and supplies (approximate costs) 1,200.00
Fees for Year 2 Amount
Tuition (30 credits x $166.40 per credit) 4,992.00
Student Activity fee (4% of tuition) 199.68
Student Services fee (30 credits x $7.35 per credit) 220.50
VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $27.60 per month) 220.80
Health and Dental Plan fee ($275 per year) 265.00
Year 2: Books and supplies (approximate costs) 2,640.00
Notes

The VIUSU Health and Dental Plan fee is assessed for all students enrolled in 6 credits or more per term, or in Trades/Vocational programs of 5 months or longer.  

All fees are subject to change without prior notice and are expected to increase by 2% each year on April 1.


International Fees

Tuition and Other Mandatory Student Fees

When applying to the program, applicants will be charged a non-refundable application fee.

When applying to graduate, students will be charged a non-refundable graduation and alumni fee.

Some courses have additional fees to pay for extraordinary class–related expenses.

Fees for Year 1 Amount
Tuition (2 semesters x $11996.55 per semester) 23,993.10
Ancillary Fee (2 semesters x $463.40 per semester) 926.80
VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $27.60 per month) 220.80
Health and Dental Plan fee ($265.00 per year) 265.00
Year 1: Books and supplies (approximate costs) 1,200.00
Fees for Year 2 Amount
Tuition (2 semesters x $11996.55 per semester) 23,993.10
Ancillary Fee (2 semesters x $463.40 per semester) 926.80
VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $27.60 per month) 220.80
Health and Dental Plan fee ($265.00 per year) 265.00
Year 2: Books and supplies (approximate costs) 2,640.00
Notes

The VIUSU Health and Dental Plan fee is assessed for all students enrolled in 6 credits or more per term, or in Trades/Vocational programs of 5 months or longer.  

All fees are subject to change without prior notice and are expected to increase by 2% each year on April 1.

Domestic (Canadian)

Program Start Date Accepting Applications Campus

International

Program Start Date Accepting Applications Campus