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Bachelor of Applied Arts (BAA)

This unique four-year UNB degree program combines two years of visual arts courses at the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design with two years of traditional liberal arts courses at the University of New Brunswick (UNB). Normally, for the two years of courses at NBCCD you take the one year Foundation Visual Arts Program (FVA) plus one year of a Diploma in a studio major of your choice. Choices include: Aboriginal Visual Arts, Ceramics, Fashion Design, Jewellery and Metal Arts, Photography, Graphic Design, Digital Media or Textile Design.


Check here for further information on the FVA: http://www.nbccd.ca/en/home/programs/foundationvisualarts/default.aspx

Check here for further information on the Diplomas:  http://www.nbccd.ca/en/home/programs/diplomas/default.aspx

For further information on the UNB side of the BAA check here:  http://www.unb.ca/fredericton/arts/undergrad/baa/index.html

Click here to watch a 2.5 minute video of Whitefeather, a BAA graduate, describing how her studies influenced both her artwork and career as an arts administrator

You can start your studies at either institution, or attend the College and UNB in alternate years. The choice is yours. If you’re coming directly from high school, you’ll apply directly to UNB – their application deadline is March 31. You can also apply to the BAA during or after completing two years of study at NBCCD.


For more information about the program, including application and transfer procedures, please contact:

  1. Harriet Taylor, Academic Dean and the BAA College contact, at (506) 453-3767 or gnb.ca; or 
  2. UNB's BAA Coordinator, Deborah Johnston, at (506) 453-4655 or unb.ca.


Check this pdf document for frequently asked questions on the program.


For an on-site tour or to find out information on Student Services support, please contact Trudy GallagherMarketing/International/Recruitment Coordinator at (506) 444-4211 or gnb.ca