The Digital Media, Contemporary Music and Studio Arts programs support individualism in a challenging learning environment that integrates history, critical thinking, science, technology, business in hands-on studio settings.
Classes are held in beautiful Nelson BC where arts and culture provide a backdrop to a unique blend of urban sophistication and mountain charm with an unhurried pace and friendly atmosphere.
Contemporary Music & Technology
Selkirk College is Canada’s first and only school that offers performance, engineering and composition in a two-year program. It’s also the only program where students can play more than just classical or jazz. Study your instrument and related skills in the first year and choose a major in the second. Majors include:
Graduates wishing to pursue degree completion can do so through Selkirk’s articulation with the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
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Digital Arts & New Media
Acquire in-depth training in the design, development and production of new media using state-of-the-art computer labs at our Tenth Street Campus in Nelson, BC. The program seeks applicants who are dedicated to excellence and innovation in the field of interactive media, which includes graphic design, website development, video and sound production and animation.
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Kootenay Studio Arts
Our studio arts programs combine hands-on studio work with the study of design, drawing and professional practices. At Selkirk College’s Victoria Street Campus small classes sizes taught by working artists provide you with individual attention and extended studio hours allow you to grow.
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Learn to manipulate and join steel through a variety of blacksmithing techniques and types of welding to create ornamental metal art.
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Gain instruction in traditional techniques such as hand-building, wheel, glazing and firing, along with technical, critical and design issues in contemporary ceramics and pottery.
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Develop a high level of design and fabrication skills necessary to create jewelry, while exploring your own concepts and creative expression.
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Using sand and lost wax casting methods, learn to design, sculpt, mold and cast in aluminum and bronze.
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Learn traditional and contemporary textile practices which include weaving, felting, dyeing and printing along with pattern making in both wearable and non-wearable contexts. The studio is moving towards better ecological choices with the use of natural dyes and pigments.
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