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Visual Arts Diploma


  • Location
    Nanaimo
  • Campuses
    Nanaimo

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    City of Nanaimo
  • Length
    Two Years
  • Tuition Estimate
    $5234 per year
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1200 Year 1
  • Credential Granted
    • Diploma
    • University Course Transfer

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Application Deadline Advice

Applications are accepted for September entry from the first business day in October to March 31. Early application is recommended.

Application Fee: $39.30

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

1. One of:

  • high school graduation (or equivalent) with English 12 or English 12 First Peoples (C)
  • a university degree
  • be a visiting student from a college or university
  • be a transfer student from a college or university with at least 24 university transfer credits
  • mature student status (be at least 21 years old in your first semester) and English 12 or English 12 First Peoples (C)

Note: If you don't meet any of the admission categories you may be admitted as an "Unclassified Student". This allows you to register after other students, so course availability will be limited.

Non-Academic

  • interview with the Faculty Selection Committee
  • 100 to 300 word written statement that outlines reasons and goals for wishing to enter the program.
  • portfolio

 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy VIU's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

Summary

If your first language is not English, you must have one of the following (minimum scores):

  • Completion of VIU's English Language Centre's University Preparation Program
  • A TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) with no section under 56, or 213 (computer based), or 80 (internet based) with no score under 19
  • An IELTS score of 6.0 with no score under 5.5
  • A Canadian Academic English Language assessment (CAEL) score of 60
  • A score of 169 on the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English or Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English

Verify with the institution directly

 

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

English Language Requirement - You must have proficiency in English at a level suitable for your desired program.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

View details on Admission.

On the above web page, you will have to scroll down to the following sections:

  • General Admission Requirements for University and Career/Technical Programs
  • General Admission Requirements for Trades & Applied Technology Programs

 

 

Out-of-Province

View details on Admission.

On the above web page, you will have to scroll down to the following sections:

  • General Admission Requirements for University and Career/Technical Programs
  • General Admission Requirements for Trades & Applied Technology Programs

 

BC Transfer Student

For entry into University Programs - You must have completed at least 24 transferable university credits to be eligible for admission as a Transfer Student.

Students enrolled in a university program may receive transfer credit for up to 50 percent of their program. Credit is assigned based on an official transcript, and where requested, by course outlines and other supporting documentation.

The Admission Office assesses transfer credit for courses taken in an academic program at other institutions. Credit may be granted for specific VIU courses, or where direct course-by-course equivalencies cannot be determined, 'unassigned credit' may be granted.

For more information about transfer credit policies and procedures, contact the Admissions Office at 250.740.6400.

For entry into Career/Technical Programs - Students in Career/Technical programs who wish to have transfer credit assessed must submit a form to request advance credit. These forms are available from the Registration Centre.

For more information about transfer credit policies and procedures, contact the Admissions Office at 250.740.6400.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For entry into University Programs - You must have completed at least 24 transferable university credits to be eligible for admission as Transfer Student.

Students enrolled in a university program may receive transfer credit for up to 50 percent of their program. Credit is assigned based on an official transcript, and where requested, by course outlines and other supporting documentation.

The Admission Office assesses transfer credit for courses taken in an academic program at other institutions. Credit may be granted for specific VIU courses, or where direct course-by-course equivalencies cannot be determined, 'unassigned credit' may be granted.

For more information about transfer credit policies and procedures, contact the Admissions Office at 250.740.6400.

For entry into Career/Technical Programs - Students in Career/Technical programs who wish to have transfer credit assessed must submit a form to request advance credit. These forms are available from the Registration Centre.

For more information about transfer credit policies and procedures, contact the Admissions Office at 250.740.6400.

Mature Student

See admission details in General Admission Requirements sections referring to Mature Students.

International Student

View admission information for International Students.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

For other admission categories check here.

Note: By scrolling down you can access the following categories:

  • General Admission Requirements - Unclassified Students
  • Admission on the Basis of a Previous Degree
  • Special Admission
  • International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement Program

 

How to Apply

View details on How to Apply for Admission.

 

 

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