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Visual Arts

Admission Requirements

The Visual Arts program invites 25 new students each year, and the next intake will be in September. Make sure to attend an Information Session.

Admission requirements

Effective date: September 2019

When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the following admission requirements.

Tip Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.

Requirement High school course Camosun course Alternatives
one of:
  • C in English 12
  • C in English Studies 12
  • C in English 12 First Peoples
  • Non-BC high school
Info Session
  • We are currently not offering face-to-face information sessions so we ask that you proceed to the online option.
  • Before you begin, make sure you have thoroughly read the Visual Arts website and then read the Information Session pages which include the link to the quiz. Take your time, look up the answers if you need to. You must receive 90% on the Informaion Session Quiz to fulfill the Information Session requirement for admission to the Visual Arts program. You can take the quiz as many times as necessary to fulfill this requirement. 

You have two year window to finish the admissions process after either attending a face-to-face information session (when available) or passing the online quiz, otherwise you must do one of these options again.


  1. The Visual Arts Program no longer requires a portfolio for admission.
  2. Acceptance of transfer students from other post-secondary Art programs into second year is at the approval of the department.

Completion requirements

You must complete all program courses with a minimum of a "C" and achieve an overall cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 in order to qualify for the Diploma in Visual Arts.

On the waitlist?

Here are some courses you can take as a University Transfer student. These courses may be offered in the evening.

Apply online

Missing admission requirements?

Camosun offers alternative courses and upgrading programs to help you get started.

What kind of applicant are you?

Camosun has three different applicant categories:

  • Adult
  • Current BC/Yukon High School Student
  • International

Learn more.

Contact Us
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Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
  • 250–370–3000
  • 1–877–554–7555 (toll-free)

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