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UT: Bachelor of Fine Arts

Northwestern Polytechnic

Northwestern Polytechnic
The Fine Arts Department at Northwestern Polytechnic is a great place to start a career in the visual arts. The Visual Arts and Design program and the Fine Arts, University Transfer program, offer a fine balance of hands-on studios and lecture-based courses. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for advanced studies at a university or an art institute. Our alumni go on to success in a wide variety of careers and art related professions including:  Art Directors, curators and other gallery and museum positions  Art Historians  Art Therapists  Arts Management  Craft artists (jeweler, potter, textiles.)  Fine Artists (painters, sculptors, illustrators...)  Graphic Designers, Commercial and Industrial designers  Multi-media artists and animators Students who wish to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts will want to consider enrolling in the Fine Arts, University Transfer program. Based upon completed studies at Northwestern Polytechnic, students will receive up to 60 credits of transfer toward their university degree.

Office of the Registrar
10726 - 106 Avenue
Grande Prairie, Alberta, T8V 4C4, Canada

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  • Program Type University Transfer
  • Credential Type Non-Credential
  • Length 2 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Fine Arts, University Transfer program, students will require passing grades and an overall average of 60 percent in the following Alberta Education courses.  For course groups, refer to the Classification of Alberta Education Courses.

  • English 30-1, minimum 60 percent
  • Three from Group A or C
  • One from Group A, B, or C

Northwestern Polytechnic does not require the submission of a portfolio for admission in to the first year of the transfer program; however, students applying for the Fine Arts, University Transfer program need to be aware that their admission to a university for degree completion will be subject to the admission and portfolio requirements of the institution to which they plan to transfer.

Mature Student Admission

Students 21 years or older who are seeking admission to the Fine Arts, University Transfer program and do not meet the requirements for admission are encouraged to consult with an Academic Advisor.

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2022/08/01 to 2023/07/31*.

  • Tuition $4,230.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $1,650.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,525.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated July 31, 2022. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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