Start your creative career at CNC

This intensive one-year certificate leads to careers in the visual arts — a great stepping stone for employment in such areas as professional art making, gallery/museum work, graphic design, industrial design, fashion design, and art education. Taught by professional artists and educators, this program fosters individual development in creative thinking, problem solving, technical skills, and management for the business side of your career — copyright, contracts, commissions, and more.

Take your second year at Emily Carr

CNC has an official block transfer agreement with Emily Carr University; students who complete the Fine Arts certificate with a 3.00 GPA or higher can transfer directly into their second year at Emily Carr in Vancouver. You also have the option to apply for second-year status in a number of other post-secondary visual art programs throughout the province. See for details.

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” Pablo Picasso


There are a huge number of career options available in the creative industry. You don't have to be an artist - businesses are always looking for creative, out-of-the-box thinkers. Your options are limitless, but to make it easy for you, here are a few to get you started:

  • Mural painter
  • Museum curator
  • Art educator
  • Art historian
  • Video game designer
  • Makeup artist
  • Wedding planner
  • Photographer
  • Graphic artist
  • Screenprinter
  • Architect
  • Fashion designer
  • Comic book artist
  • Industrial designer
  • Interior designer
  • Landscape artist
  • Balloon sculptor, yarn bomber, or pogo stick designer

"Insomniacs Ink" exhibit by CNC Fine Arts students

Fine Arts

  • Credential: Certificate
  • Type: Full or part-time
  • Length: 1 year
  • Campus: Prince George
  • Fees: $2,974 (supplies extra)
These fees are an estimate.