It’s a creative combination that expands the mind and enlivens the soul. Small class sizes, working artists as instructors and after-hours studio access at our School of the Arts Craft Programs will help you achieve your goal of a fulfilling creative career.

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Expression is tangible in Craft Programs at School of the Arts

Nurture your drive to create by learning the technical skills needed to move your concepts to reality in our School of the Arts Craft Programs. Explore your artistic style and learn about yourself as a result of plunging into post-secondary studies. Our programming is intensive but it’s offered in a supportive environment with small class sizes and lots of one-to-one attention from instructors. Consequently, a strong community of practice develops.

Foster your creative problem solving skills and gain a solid grasp of professional practice. Meanwhile, build a portfolio of work in your studio practice time and learn how to further market yourself. Most importantly, be ready to start your own business, or jump in as a valuable asset for any company upon completion of the program.

Today’s discerning consumer wants to know where their product comes from and better yet, who’s created it. Be bold in creating one of a kind pieces that resonate with the public and be confident the time is now for your new career.

Be Inspired to Create

Feel supported in pursuing your artistic talent. Read more about two sisters embarking on a journey at School of the Arts Victoria Street Campus. A Deep Dive in to their Passion…

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Discover more about our Victoria Street Campus in beautiful downtown Nelson, BC. Nelson and its surrounding areas are a vital West Kootenay cultural hub. Artists are attracted to the natural beauty, the laid-back attitude and an atmosphere of acceptance that inspires creativity. Read on…

Programs of Study


Unearth your inner potter. Ceramic work exemplifies a human ability to be both innovative and purposeful in the pursuit of designing and making, with the most basic of materials — clay.

Textile Arts

Your signature tactile and visual language will bloom to its fullest potential under the guidance of our artist experts in the School of the Arts Textiles Program.

Blacksmithing & Metal Art

Find your artist voice through the ancient art of pounding red hot metal against anvils.
Manipulate steel for beauty and function.
Explore your personal expression during studio time in our downtown Nelson campus.

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The School of the Arts at Selkirk College prepares students for successful careers in the creative, craft, and industrial arts.

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