At the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design (NBCCD), innovation is crafted every single day. Inside our studios, faculty are forging new technologies and students are exploring new ways to design and shape their world. This is craft like you’ve never seen it before.
Pursue a two-year diploma in one of eight studios: Ceramics, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Jewellery/Metal Arts, Photography, Textile Design, Wabanaki Visual Arts, and the newly redesigned 3D Digital Design. Augment these programs with our first year Foundation Visual Arts Certificate (FVA) and final year Advanced Studio Practice Certificate.
In Textile Design, select from two streams: machine knitting or weaving. Explore a wide range of traditional and cutting-edge practices—from natural dyes to newer computer-assisted design technologies.
“With knitting, it’s so malleable and so easy to manipulate the shape of it and the texture of it. I find it not restrictive at all which is actually why I went into it. Really you can make anything with knit cloth and I find that exciting.” — Natasha Tobias-Cliche, Textile Design Student
“Weaving is a long-term process. They call it slow cloth because it’s time intensive. One of the things I really learned at school was procedure, not just to jump in and start doing something but actually to research it and think about what you want to do.” — Tracey Dutt, Textile Design Student
In Fashion Design, develop technical expertise and an expressive design sense. Master made-to-measure techniques by fitting live models, culminating in your debut fashion line.
“Studying Fashion at NBCCD has been something that really allowed me to showcase being a First Nations person. My work is essentially my experiences with being Indigenous, put into an actual object. Each piece has a story, a story that I’ve lived, or that my ancestors have lived. One of my favourite things about NBCCD is the support you get in everything you do.” — Oakley Wysote-Gray, Fashion Design Student from Listuguj First Nation
NBCCD is proud that our small class sizes allow us to continue to safely offer hands-on, in-person classes. Want to study with us, but are limited by travel? To address the need we see in our community, we are offering a very limited number of fully online seats in our Foundation Visual Arts (FVA) and Advanced Studio Practice (ASP) certificate programs. In FVA, you will engage fully with your classmates, instructors and hands-on projects as you lay the groundwork for one of our diploma programs, even at a distance. In ASP, you have an opportunity to acquire the business skills necessary to turn your already existing art practice into a viable career alongside other emerging professional artists, all from the comfort of home. Apply online as a regular applicant, and email firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate your preference for online learning.
You belong in our small but mighty community of emerging arts professionals—backed by a faculty and alumni community more than 80 years in the making. Your creative confidence grows in our small, intimate classes, while your horizons expand in a culture of collaboration between faculty and students. As a graduate, you join the next generation of designers and entrepreneurs, leaders and innovators. At NBCCD, you are not just a number; you are an ambassador for craft at the cutting-edge.
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