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Visual Arts and Design
Grande Prairie Regional Collegewww.gprc.ab.ca
Located in northwestern Alberta, Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC) serves over 4,000 students at campuses in Grande Prairie and Fairview. Students at the Grande Prairie campus may choose from certificate or diploma options or begin degrees or professional programs in areas such as arts, commerce, education, physical education, and science. Selected trades programs are also offered. The Fairview campus offers programs and courses in areas such as animal health technology, apprenticeship training, motorcycle repair, power engineering, and pre-employment trades. Several collaborative degrees may be completed at the Grande Prairie campus. Students may complete degrees in nursing or education through the University of Alberta, as well as degrees in computer information systems, commerce, management, or science through Athabasca University. They can complete a degree in social work through the University of Calgary. The Grande Prairie campus is home to a 500-seat concert hall renowned for its architecture and performers. Music instruction is available for students of all ages. Athletic facilities serve competitive teams in basketball, cross-country running, curling, soccer and volleyball. The Grande Prairie campus also provides a library with access to over 76,000 print items and over five million items through consortia membership.
Program Type Standard
Credential Type Diploma
Length 2 Years
- Part Time Only
- Cooperative Education
- Continuing Education
- Distance Learning
High school diploma with English 30-1 or equivalent. Mature students must been out of school for one full year, have English 30-1 (or equivalent) or are admissible to EN0130 as determined by College placement tests.
GPRC does not require a portfolio for entrance into first year.
Students wishing to apply for admission to the Visual Arts and Design program with advanced standing must have successfully completed one year of art study at the post-secondary level. You must present an official transcript of academic achievement, an art portfolio, and a letter of intent. You may be interviewed prior to admission and your portfolio must be submitted prior to June 1 for the year in which you are applying. For details visit our website.
This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2021/08/01 to 2022/07/31*.
Tuition $3,982.94 Year One
Books/Supplies/Instruments $1,650.00 Year One
Mandatory Fees $1,555.56 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.
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Updated July 30, 2021. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.
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