What will I learn?

Used for centuries, this intricate process and historic tradition of creating complex metal shapes and parts is in high demand today for both commercial and ornamental uses.

Focusing on exploring your personal expression in metal, we give you the necessary discipline and skills to be able to venture into the global metal marketplace. Our instructors show you how to design, draw and produce work in non-ferrous metals through a variety of studio, and foundry demonstrations, discussions, field tips and exercises.
Gain Valuable Skills

Tool Safety (TIG welder, grinders, air tools)
Making rubber molds
Wax chasing
Metal finishing
How to submit a presentation to a client

Your Courses Include

Drawing and Design for Metal Casting
How to Cast Bronze
Exploration of Bronze

With an emphasis on developing proper technique and using appropriate tools safely, you’ll learn how to design, sculpt, mold and cast in bronze and lost wax casting methods. Plus, you’ll get hands-on practice in studio production, casting sculptural forms and pouring molten metal as you design, create and develop molds and patterns for casting in our foundry room.

Which department am I in?

School of The Arts

Study options

Full Time (4 months)

Tuition fees
CAD$5,945.00 (US$ 4,630) per year
Year 1 – Tuition: CAN $5,945, Total estimated cost: CAN $8,836.07 (Includes tuition, program fees, mandatory fees, student union fees, Books & Supplies)
Start date

4 January 2022, 2 May 2022, 6 September 2022

Venue

Victoria Street Campus (Nelson)

606 Victoria Street,

Nelson,

British Columbia (BC),

V1L 4K9, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have graduated from a BC Senior Secondary School or equivalent, or Be 19 years of age or older, or Be under 19 years of age but have a written recommendation from your Secondary School Principal, or Be considered by the Admissions & Standards Committee or Registrar to be capable of succeeding in college courses in view of your particular circumstances. English Language Proficiency Requirements: submission of a TOEFL score of IBT 80 or better; or submission of an IELTS score of 6.0 with no individual band less than 5.5 or better; or submission of an acceptable score on the Language Proficiency Index score of 4 or better.

For international students

Selkirk College's Admission Requirements:

Have graduated from a BC Senior Secondary School or equivalent, or

Be 19 years of age or over at the time of application, or

Be under 19 years of age but have a written recommendation from your Secondary School Principal

Admission Requirements for Bronze Casting Studio

Questionnaire

All applicants must complete and submit the following questionnaire at least one week prior to their scheduled interview date. The questionnaire helps us to understand the applicant’s interest and commitment to the studio program. Please note that a Selkirk College application should be put in for this program at BEFORE submitting an applicant questionnaire.

Submission of a TOEFL score of IBT 80 or better; or

Submission of an IELTS score of 6.0 with no individual band less than 5.5 or better

Submission of an acceptable score on the Language Proficiency Index score of 4 or better.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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