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First Nations Fine Arts | Advanced Diploma

Advanced Diploma

FNFAD 261Introductory Engraving I4
FNFAD 263Introductory Engraving II4
FNFAD 251Advanced Northwest Coast Sculpture I4
FNFAD 253Advanced Northwest Coast Sculpture II4
MGMT 201Entrepreneurship3
3 electives from the Business Program9
Total Credits28

At the end of the program the students should be able to:

  1. Work with master Northwest Coast artists to receive guidance and refine practice
  2. Research cultural design, identify traditional carving and graving principles and enact the development process
  3. Apply and sustain solo wood carving skill development techniques
  4. Confidently identify and operate tools and equipment used for the creation of a sterling silver graved jewelry
  5. Apply skills and confidence gained to continuing to grow and move forward as an independent Northwest Coast artist
  6. Adapting business principles and skills to be used with Northwest Coast Art
  • The FNFA Advanced Diploma is open to graduates of the FNFA Diploma program
  • All course pre-requisites must be met in advance of enrollment
  • Complete an interview with the Instructional Team
Fees Full-time domestic
Full-time: 28 Credits
Tuition for Fine Arts Courses (16 credits): $2,551.04
Tuition for Business Courses (12 credits): $1,258.68
Student Union Fees:1 $109.28
Extended Health and Dental* $285.00
Mandatory Fees: $224.00
Total Tuition: $4,428.00
Additional Costs:
Total Program Costs: $7,928.00

 Fees are effective as of August 1, 2024 for the 2024/25 academic year.


These fees are term based and may vary due to the length of the program.


Tools are mandatory and can be purchased from the college or elsewhere. The published price is based on purchasing tools directly from the college. Please note that these are approximate costs and may vary depending on courses taken


The Coast Mountain Students Union (CMSU) is pleased to offer Extended Health and Dental Insurance to all qualifying members. The plan is mandatory for all students enrolled in 6 or more credits or a trades program of 26 weeks or longer. Some students, including those studying overseas and those with existing extended health coverage, are eligible to opt out. Visit to learn more about the plan or request to opt out. You will also receive a detailed introductory email no later than 6 weeks after your semester starts. For any inquiries about the plan, please contact the Students’ Union Organiser : Golnoosh Namazi,