Visual Arts Diploma

Visual Arts Diploma

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


The Program

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.

Program Outline

Year 1

Credits

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 Requirements

6

Two Non-ARTS Electives

6

Total Credits

30

Year 2

Credits

ARTS 110 - (Contemporary Art: Concepts and Terminology)

3

Select four Art courses* from:
ARTS 294 - (Printmaking I) 
ARTS 244 - (Digital Photography I) or ARTS 264 - (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 - (Digital Photography II) or ARTS 265 - (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 Elective

3

Total Credits

30

Updated 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Admission Requirements

Start Date and Application Deadline

The program starts in September and applications are accepted between the first business day in October and March 31. For further information regarding late applications and program contacts check the Program Availability List.

 

Domestic Fees | International Fees

Domestic Fees

Tuition Fee Schedule

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 One

Amount

Tuition (30 credits x $147.76 per credit)

4,432.80

Student Activity fee (4% of tuition)

177.31

Student Services fee (30 credits x $6.53 per credit)

195.90

VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $19.43 per month)

155.44

Health and Dental Plan fee ($275 per year)

275.00

Year 1: Books and supplies (approximate costs)

1,200.00

Total

6,436.45

Fees for Year Two

Amount

Tuition (30 credits x $147.76 per credit)

4,432.80

Student Activity fee (4% of tuition)

177.31

Student Services fee (30 credits x $6.53 per credit)

195.90

VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $19.43 per month)

155.44

Health and Dental Plan fee ($275 per year)

275.00

Year 2: Books and supplies (approximate costs)

2,640.00

Total

7,876.45

Notes

The Health and Dental Plan fee is in effect only for full–time students at the Nanaimo Campus.  

All fees are subject to change without prior notice.

International Fees

Tuition Fee Schedule

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 One

Amount

Tuition (2 semesters x $7620 per semester)

15,240.00

Ancillary Fee (2 semesters x $374.4 per semester)

748.80

VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $19.43 per month)

155.44

Health and Dental Plan fee ($275 per year)

275.00

Year 1: Books and supplies (approximate costs)

1,200.00

Total

17,619.24

Fees for Year Two

Amount

Tuition (2 semesters x $7620 per semester)

15,240.00

Ancillary Fee (2 semesters x $374.4 per semester)

748.80

VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $19.43 per month)

155.44

Health and Dental Plan fee ($275 per year)

275.00

Year 2: Books and supplies (approximate costs)

2,640.00

Total

19,059.24

Notes

The above table is based on 15 credits or less per semester. Additional fees of $635.00 per credit will be applied if taking more than 15 credits per semester.

The Health and Dental Plan fee is in effect only for full–time students at the Nanaimo Campus.  

All fees are subject to change without prior notice.

Updated
Sunday, April 1, 2018
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