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Visual Arts

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Program Description

The Dawson City Arts Society, Yukon College and Tr’ondek Hwech’in have designed an accredited visual arts program, which offers students the opportunity to learn a variety of traditional and contemporary visual arts disciplines in the north and to study Art History.

This program is offered in Dawson City, Yukon through the Yukon School of Visual Arts (Yukon SOVA). The program is accredited at Yukon College and transferable to Emily Carr University, University of the Fraser Valley, Alberta College of Art and Design, OCAD University and NSCAD University.

With a focus on contemporary international art practices and a visual culture studies approach to art history, this program delivers courses in a holistic environment, recognizing how both intuitive and learned knowledge are used when one engages with and produces art. The program’s integrated approach to studio and academic practices offers the learner the opportunity to make connections between art making, art history, art theory and art criticism; between a multiplicity of cultures and historic periods; and between a variety of materials, techniques and modes of expression. This approach encourages students to connect theory to practice, and recognize the relationships between art, their lives and their communities. Visit the Yukon SOVA Website.

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 academic graduation with a B average, submission of art portfolio and artist’s statement, and a letter of recommendation; OR
  • Mature student status with high school Grade 12 English equivalency, submission of art portfolio and artist’s statement, and a letter of recommendation.

Note: The annual application deadline for the following academic year is June 1st.

Yukon First Nations Core Competency

Yukon College recognizes that a greater understanding and awareness of Yukon First Nations history, culture and journey towards self-determination will help to build positive relationships among all Yukon citizens. As a result, you will be required to achieve core competency in knowledge of Yukon First Nations. For details, please see www.yukoncollege.yk.ca/yfnccr.


One year (30 credits)


Tuition for credit programs is calculated per course credit. See Tuition and Fees.

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SOVA Application for Admission

SOVA Brochure