• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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In this Visual Arts program from the Thompson Rivers University, students benefit from small classes, direct contact with professionally active faculty, one on one consultation, exceptional facilities, options for professional practice, funded research projects and strong community connections.


In addition to a career as a working artist, Visual Arts backgrounds are often required in film, television, video production, education, architecture, animation, graphic design and new media. Creative thinking skills are desirable and sought after across disciplines, industry and professions.

Opportunities for students

Whether you are taking single courses or enrolled in one of our programs, you will find your creative interests through courses in painting, drawing, sculpture/ intermedia, printmaking, photography (analog and digital), and upcoming Video courses, all offered in spacious, well equipped studios which are available between classes for studio work by Visual Arts students.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • History of Art 
  • A Survey of Modern Art 
  • A Survey of the History of Canadian Painting
  • Drawing 
  • Sculpture 
  • Printmaking: Screen Printing 
  • Printmaking: Etching and Relief 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • English language proficiency requirements

Applicants are required to meet minimum English language proficiency requirements for direct entry into academic programs.

  • Academic requirements

Admission requirements vary, but all TRU programs require secondary school completion for academic admission. If you are applying for any academic courses, scanned copies of original/official transcripts (or certified copies) of your secondary school grades and any post-secondary institutions you have attended must be included with this application.

  • Minimum age

Students must be at least 17 years old.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14640 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7320 CAD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    14640 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7320 CAD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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  • CAD$7,320/semester (up to 12 credits/4 courses)
  • CAD$8,912/semester (15 credits/5 courses)
  • Each additional credit: $531 (fall/winter); $610 (summer).

Living costs for Kamloops

  • 1240 - 1930 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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