The Fine Arts Department at Grande Prairie Regional College is a great place to start your career in the visual arts. The Visual Arts programs, the Diploma and Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) 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
- Craft artists (jeweler, potter, textiles…)
- Fine Artists (painters, sculptures, illustrators...)
- Graphic Designers, Commercial and Industrial designers
- Multi-media artists and animators
- Related Cultural Industries (Art Galleries, Museums, curators, Art Historian, Art Education, Art Management...)
Students who wish to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts will want to consider enrolling in the BFA University Transfer program. Based upon your studies at Grande Prairie Regional College, you will receive up to 60 credits of transfer toward your degree (120 credits).
The Fine Arts Department is able to provide excellent facilities to our students. Visual Arts students have regular access to the Glass Gallery to present their works to the public and utilize a multi-use workshop, painting, drawing, and sculpture studios, and a computer studio with video edit capabilities. Drama students present performances in either the Black Box Theatre or the Douglas J. Cardinal Performing Arts Centre stage. They work in the Black Box Theatre and in our drama production spaces, which include a dressing room, costumes and prop storage, a scene shop and a multi-purpose space.
Audit Policy for Studio Courses
Audit students will be permitted in all Visual Arts Studio and Digital Design courses only after all credit students have been accommodated and if seats are available. Students will not be permitted to audit a specific studio course more than once.