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 12, 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 high school students, interested fine arts options at the university, to come to campus.
Starting in November, several Creative Day Workshops are 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 Briar.Craig@ubc.ca or 250 807-9765. Please see below for information about specific workshops.
For Portfolio Day on January 12, 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.
Creative Days Schedule of Workshops
Frame-by-Frame Animation with Myron Campbell
November 10, 2018, 10 am to 12 pm
Sculpture Workshop with Holly Ward
January 12, 2019, 10 am to 12 pm
Soundscapes with Miles Thorogood
January 19, 2019, 12 pm to 2 pm
Screen Printing T-Shirts with Briar Craig
February 9, 2019, 10 am to 3 pm
Interactive Digital Media with Stephen Foster
March 9, 2019, 10 am to 12 pm
Life Drawing with Katherine Pickering
March 9, 2019, 12 pm to 2 pm
Tour of the BFA Student Exhibition with Andreas Rutkauskas
April 13, 2019, 4 pm to 6 pm
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.