24 months
Application deadlines: March 31st.
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: CA$100
Intakes: September
International tuition: CA$9,243
Domestic tuition: CA$4,585

Program overview

In this program, you are provided with a solid theoretical and a practical foundation in textile arts. It gives you the opportunity to specialize in professional disciplines including machine knitting, surface print design (for printed textiles and other end products) and weaving. Computer-assisted design is combined with a hands-on approach giving a creative and practical education in textile design that fits the needs of industry, freelance work as well as contemporary studio practice. Through applied research, critical discourse and self-reflection, you engage in experimentation and creative problem solving. You learn about written and visual communications for artists and entrepreneurs, art history, drawing, and 2D/3D design. You create a portfolio that celebrates the power of your imagination and can be used to launch your career. By the end of this program, you will have demonstrated the ability to create a personal body of work representing technical skill, aesthetic sensitivity and cultural awareness, and have the capacity to work within the creative economy.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • Duolingo English Test
  • PTE
An official transcript of marks indicating Certificate – Foundation Visual Arts (FVA) from NBCCD OR An official transcript of marks indicating at least 1 year post-secondary education OR equivalent experience (2) Portfolio Submission Interview Equivalent experience is determined by the College assessing your combination of learning and experience through recognition of prior learning. If you are 21 years of age and have past experience, you may be assessed as a Mature Applicant. Interview The College may contact you for an interview, it is important to consider why you want to study with us and your future goals. Portfolio requirements English-language competency: International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Academic test: Minimum score of 6.0 with no subject test score less than 5.5 Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Internet based test: minimum score of 80 with no subject test less than 18 Duolingo English Test: Minimum score of 100 out of 160 PTE Pearson Test of English (Academic): Minimum score of 65 with no subject test less than 60

Career opportunities

With an entrepreneurial focus, this program prepares you to establish your own small business, be employed or continue in Advanced Studio Practice Program at NBCCD or at other leading institutions in Canada and beyond. Professional opportunities upon graduation include: Textile and Fashion Accessory Designer Knitwear Designer Weaver Artisan, Craftsperson or Other Visual Artist Theatrical Costume Designer/Maker Entrepreneur/Business Owner

Campus location

Fredericton , Canada

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