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UBC’s fine arts studios open for Portfolio Day and Creative Days

UBC instructor Katherine Pickering reviews Bachelor of Fine Arts student Matthew Glenn’s portfolio.

UBC instructor Katherine Pickering reviews Bachelor of Fine Arts student Matthew Glenn’s portfolio.

Prospective students can earn feedback on their portfolio or learn about course options

What: Portfolio Day and Creative Days at UBC Okanagan
Who: Prospective students for UBC’s Visual Arts BFA program
When: Portfolio Day is Saturday, January 13, from 10 a.m. to noon; Multiple dates for Creative Days
Where: Creative and Critical Studies building, 1148 Research Road, UBC’s Okanagan Campus

UBC Okanagan’s Faculty of Creative and Critical studies is encouraging artists, interested fine arts options at the university, to show off their talent.

Portfolio Day is an opportunity for people interested in the program to come to campus and get pointers—in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere—on how to put together a good portfolio. They will also receive feedback about their work and advice about how to take their talent further.

Prospective applicants should bring no more than 10 artworks or images, and (or) up to three short videos which illustrate their best work while showing a range of explored media. Original artwork including finished pieces, works in progress, and sketchbooks are preferred. Prospective students can also present a digital portfolio on a laptop.

Portfolio day is an opportunity to get advice on building an entrance portfolio and obtain pre-approval for the portfolio requirement as part of your application to the Visual Arts BFA program at UBC Okanagan.

Meanwhile, there are four Creative Days Workshops planned for the coming months. These events, specifically for prospective applicants to the Visual Arts Bachelor of Fine Arts Program or anyone interested in pursuing visual arts courses at UBC’s Okanagan campus, provide a chance to learn about the program and campus facilities through fun, hands-on projects.

Participants will work with faculty and staff, and have the chance to meet and talk with current students about program choices. Seats are limited for some of the sessions, so pre-registration is encouraged. To register, contact Visual Arts program coordinator Briar Craig at [email protected] or 250 807-9765.

  • Saturday, Jan 13 | noon to 3 p.m. with Fern Helfand
    Photography – Lighting for Studio Portraits
  • Saturday, February 17 | noon to 2 p.m. with Myron Campbell
    Frame-by-Frame Animation
  • Saturday, March 17 | 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with Renay Egami
    Sculpture: Mold Making & Casting
  • Saturday, April 21 | 10 a.m. to noon with Stephen Foster
    Interactive Digital Media

About UBC's Okanagan campus

UBC’s Okanagan campus is an innovative hub for research and learning in the heart of British Columbia’s stunning Okanagan Valley. Ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world, UBC is home to bold thinking and discoveries that make a difference. Established in 2005, the Okanagan campus combines a globally recognized UBC education with a tight-knit and entrepreneurial community that welcomes students and faculty from around the world. For more visit ok.ubc.ca.



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