Accelerated Visual Arts Foundation
Note: This program is currently under review. It will be offered again in a different capacity in the future. Interested applicants are encouraged to check back here for updates.
What You Will Learn
Build connections with fellow artists as you gain an introduction to the skills, concepts and approaches to working in visual arts.
You’ll split your time between hands-on studio work in drawing, sculpture, and time-based processes; learning creative processes; and engaging with humanities and writing.
At the end of 15 weeks, you will be well on your journey to a bachelor’s degree from Canada’s #1 university to study art and design.
NOTE applications to Fall 2023 are now closed, please contact email@example.com regarding future intakes.
Where ECU Can Take You
Complete 21 credits over 15 weeks.
Courses run for seven weeks, pause for a Break Week, and continue for a final seven weeks. See below for the detailed schedule.
FNDT 115 Indigenous Presence (3 hours a week)
FNDT 164 Core Visual Arts Studio (6 hours a week)
FNDT 165 Core Interdisciplinary Studio (6 hours a week)
HUMN 100 Academic Core (6-9 hours a week)
Start your second year in the Fall term*
+ 9 credits of studio in the Visual Arts area.
- CRAM 200: Ceramics Introduction
- DRAW 208: Drawing Studio
- PRNT 210: Print 1: Screenprinting and Litho
- PNTG 200: Painting Practices
- SCLP 200: Sculpture Materials and Processes
- PHOT 200: Photo Immersion Analogue
- PRNT 232: Bookmaking
- WRTG 200: Creative Writing
Designation: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Majoring in Visual Arts (BFA, Visual Arts)
Faculty: The Audain Faculty of Art
You will also have the opportunity to complete a Minor in Curatorial Studies, Art + Text, or Social Practice + Community Engagement.
“If you want to go out into the world and make this your profession, you have to know what you're all about. Art school sort of makes it so you can carve out that place for yourself, and that was a big part of it. Emily Carr gave me that community to draw from, gave me the drive, and gave me the language to put this whole thing together.”