Step One: Meet Requirements
Meet the general entrance requirements for admission to Selkirk College:
- Have graduated from a BC Senior Secondary School or equivalent
- Be 19 years of age or over at the time of application
- Be under 19 years of age with written recommendation from your Secondary School Principal
- Be considered by the Admissions & Standards Committee or Registrar to be capable of succeeding in college courses in view of your particular circumstances
Step Two: Apply!
Selkirk College uses British Columbia’s online application service EducationPlannerBC. Within 1-3 business days of receiving your application, we will send you a letter acknowledging receipt of your application and notifying you on how to complete your process including Steps 3 to Step 5. Click the image link below to get started…
Step Three: Questionnaire
All applicants are required to participate in an interview which the School of the Arts will contact you to arrange. All applicants must complete and submit a questionnaire at least one week prior to their scheduled interview date. The questionnaire helps us to understand the applicant’s interest and commitment to the studio program. Submit the questionnaire AND portfolio using our online form.
Step Four: Portfolios
The portfolio is designed to assess your skill level to help instructors increase your chances of success in your studio program. School of the Arts is looking for a demonstration of visual awareness, creativity and technical skill. The portfolio pieces may be of any medium and they need not be specific to studio preference. Submit the questionnaire AND portfolio using our online form. See below for Portfolio Guidelines…
Step Five: Interview
An interview is an opportunity for applicants to introduce themselves, present their work and discuss their interests within the arts. The instructor will assess the applicant’s preparedness for entry into the program and will ask about commitment, goals and expectations, design knowledge, experience and communication skills. It is also an opportunity for applicants to ask any questions they might have about the program and for faculty to recommend upgrading if necessary. Telephone interviews will be arranged for those applicants who, because of distance, cannot attend in person.
- The number of pieces in an applicant’s portfolio will vary depending on the manner in which the applicant works. Generally, the admissions committee would like to see a minimum of six and a maximum of twenty-four pieces.
- Portfolios can be submitted by using the online form or mailed to our Victoria Street Campus.
- Two-dimensional works may be presented in their original form. Three-dimensional pieces or any works on a large scale should not be brought to the interview but represented with slides or photographs.
- An applicant’s portfolio must be the applicant’s own original work. It can include variations and modifications of existing work.
- Applicants should organize their work and set it out so that it shows development over a period of time or group it according to type.
- Applicants should bring their workbooks and journals. School assignments and independent explorations will also be helpful.
- Applicants must keep their presentations simple and neat. Work should not be matted or elaborately framed.
Submitting Your Portfolio
- Submit the portfolio using the Craft online form
- Portable storage device
- CD or DVD (jpeg format)
- Online portfolio (Tumblr, Behance, Flickr) emailed to Erin Potulicki at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hard copy
Hard Copy Portfolios
School of the Arts at Selkirk College
606 Victoria Street
Every precaution is taken to ensure that portfolios are handled with care. School of the Arts does not accept responsibility for any loss or damage to submitted materials. All portfolios that the school has not been able to return to applicants by November 15 will be recycled.