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.
Designed to let you explore your personal expression, our program teaches you the necessary blacksmithing and welding techniques to manipulate and join steel for both form and function. You’ll learn the basics of ornamental metal art design and creation to put you on the road to success in the professional marketplace.
Bronze Casting Studio
Our instructors show you how to design, draw and produce work in ferrous and non-ferrous metals through a variety of studio, forge and foundry demonstrations, discussions and exercises. Focusing on exploring your personal expression in metal, we give you the necessary discipline and skills to be successful in the global metal marketplace.
Our practicing artist instructors take you through technical, critical and design issues in contemporary pottery and ceramics, as well as show you traditional techniques like hand-building, wheel, glazing and firing. We’ll take you from beginner potter through to professional artist, ready to start your career with your artistic talent and business skills.
Digital Arts & New Media
Get the skills you need to take your work from the creative design process and conception to the presentation of your finished product. Our Digital Arts and New Media program helps you work in graphic design, illustration, animation, visual and special effects, web design, and interactive application development.
Our jewelry program lets you cultivate your design principles and philosophy to support this fascinating desire to decorate ourselves, our utensils and our living spaces. You’ll engage in class discussions, group demonstrations and solo projects using traditional and non-traditional jeweler’s processes and materials to explore this diverse industry and create a niche for your own unique designs.
Music & Technology
The Selkirk College Music Program has been preparing students for the commercial entertainment industry for over 25 years. Using a diverse cross section of musical styles, Selkirk allows students to explore the best that each genre has to offer from jazz to rock, classical and world music. Our teaching methods are based on those of the prestigious Berklee School of Music.
Open Studio Advanced Certificate
The Open Studio Advanced Certificate provides you with access to a wealth of resources and knowledge in a safe, structured and creative environment. Under the direction of a faculty member, this program is primarily independent studio time with emphasis on the production of a coherent body of work. Offered in all studios at the Victoria Street Campus and in the Digital Arts and New Media program at the Tenth St Campus.
Sculptural Metal Studio
Learn blacksmithing, welding and metal casting techniques to manipulate, form and join steel for both form and function. Work closely with our passionate instructors to design, draw and produce work in ferrous and non-ferrous metals via studio, forge and foundry demonstrations, discussions and exercises. Explore your own personal expression in a supportive environment through a 9-week self-directed studio.
Studio Arts Diploma
The Studio Arts diploma with majors in Jewelry, Textiles, Ceramics and Sculptural Metal gives you the opportunity to continue learning and round out your education with a blend of course offerings in academic, digital media and self-directed studio practice.
Our textile program is designed to cultivate an environment of creative problem solving and thinking in conjunction with hands on studio work in order for the student to become efficient creative makers in their chosen field of textiles. In the textiles program there is an emphasis on developing skills and a high level of proficiency within a diverse range of techniques. You will have the opportunity to engage in many areas of study, including weaving, felting, dyeing, screen printing and pattern drafting.