First Nations Fine Arts | Advanced Diploma
First Nations Fine Arts (FNFA) Advanced Diploma is a 10 month program meant to enhance skills and confidence of graduates of the 2 year FNFA Diploma. The program is a combination of business courses, jewelry and sculpture with a mentoring approach to learning to increase confidence in moving forward in their artistic careers. The Advanced Diploma continues the work of Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art in honoring and supporting the rich culture and tradition of First Nations art in the Northwest.
Students of Aboriginal descent build on the solid foundation laid in the Diploma program in First Nations Northwest coast art by learning and practicing the traditional arts of jewelry and sculpture under the mentor-ship of world-renowned master artist/instructors.
The Advanced Diploma students will participate in portions of the FNFA field trips and public art exhibits to build on their skills of displaying, promoting and selling their own creative work.
First Nations Fine Arts advanced diploma
Students will learn fundamentals of graving in silver, gain advanced techniques in sculpture and have an introduction to business skills. Students will create three projects in silver (typically a ring, pendant and bracelet) and in sculpture they will create a project of their own conception and planning as approved by the instructor. The sculptures may include front-lets, rattles, clan hats, small totems or other projects as determined by skill and ideas.
Students can opt to take portions of this program though must complete the program in its entirety to obtain the Advanced Diploma for a one year Certificate or complete two years of study to earn a Diploma.
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Dates and locations
|FNFAD 261||Introductory Engraving I||4|
|FNFAD 263||Introductory Engraving II||4|
|FNFAD 251||Advanced Northwest Coast Sculpture I||4|
|FNFAD 253||Advanced Northwest Coast Sculpture II||4|
|3 electives from the Business Program||9|
At the end of the program the students should be able to:
- Work with master Northwest Coast artists to receive guidance and refine practice
- Research cultural design, identify traditional carving and graving principles and enact the development process
- Apply and sustain solo wood carving skill development techniques
- Confidently identify and operate tools and equipment used for the creation of a sterling silver graved jewelry
- Apply skills and confidence gained to continuing to grow and move forward as an independent Northwest Coast artist
- 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
|Tuition for Fine Arts Courses:||$2,356.80|
|Tuition for Business Courses:||$1,162.80|
|Student Union Fees:1||$83.84|
|Total Program Costs:||$7,310.64|
These fees are term based and may vary due to the length of the program.
Please note that these are approximate costs and may vary depending on courses taken.
Fees are effective as of August 1, 2020 for the 2020/21 academic year.