Visual Arts Diploma

Visual Arts Diploma

24 months
Application deadlines: March 31
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: CA$106
Intakes: September
International tuition: CA$17,619
Domestic tuition: CA$6,532

Program overview

The Visual Art Program at VIU also offers a two-year diploma in which students learn a number of technical skills and the visual literacy essential for Visual Art practice. The Visual Art Diploma is comprised of two years of fine arts programming totaling sixty credits. Upon completion, interested students may elect to pursue further studies and obtain a degree in Visual Art.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • Duolingo English Test
General admission requirements apply. The Art and Design Department controls entry into its programs by having an admissions process including a portfolio requirement (see requirements below) and interview. Art students must bring to the interview a 100-300 word written statement on reasons and goals for seeking enrolment in Visual or Applied Art. Application Portfolio Requirements A minimum of 10 examples of artwork that may include some of the following: *Original drawings in a variety of media. *Original paintings or illustrations in a variety of media. *Original collages or mixed-media pieces exploring specific themes. Photographs, slides, and/or digital files of three-dimensional artwork such as installation, sculpture, and pottery. Traditional and digital photography utilized as a means of personal expression and/or communication. Graphic print work such as linocuts, woodcuts, silkscreens, etc. Multi-media productions including video and/or new media. The Duolingo English Test (only For Fall 2020 and Spring 2021) - 110

Campus location

Nanaimo , Canada