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Blacksmithing Studio - Certificate
Blacksmithing Studio - Certificate

Blacksmithing Studio - Certificate

  • ID:SC190006
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (CAD)

  • Application Fee:$100.00
  • TuitionFee/Month:$6,355.00
  • LivingFee/Month:$480.00
  • InsuranceFee/Month:$200.00
  • Application Fee:$100.00
  • TuitionFee/Month:$6,355.00
  • LivingFee/Month:$480.00
  • InsuranceFee/Month:$200.00

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Admission Requirements

Entry 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, or
  • Be considered by the Admissions & Standards Committee or Registrar to be capable of succeeding in college courses in view of your particular circumstances
  • 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.
  • Submit the questionnaire and portfolio using the Kootenay Studio Arts online form.

  • Interview

  • All applicants are required to participate in an interview with a program instructor from the Kootenay School of the Arts program. Telephone interviews will be arranged for those applicants who, because of distance, cannot attend in person. The interview is an opportunity for applicants to introduce themselves, present their work and discuss their interests within the arts.  The instructor will assess the applicant’s preparedness for entry into the program and will ask about commitment, goals and expectations, design knowledge, experience and communication skills. It is also an opportunity for applicants to ask any questions they might have about the program and for faculty to recommend upgrading if necessary.

  • Portfolios
  • The portfolio is designed to assess your skill level to help instructors increase your chances of success in your studio program. KSA is looking for a demonstration of visual awareness, creativity and technical skill.   The portfolio pieces may be of any medium and they need not be specific to studio preference.
  • Portfolio Guidelines
  • The number of pieces in an applicant's portfolio will vary depending on the manner in which the applicant works. Generally, the admissions committee would like to see a minimum of six and a maximum of twenty-four pieces.
  • Portfolios can be submitted by using the online form or mailed to Kootenay Studio Arts.
  • Two-dimensional works may be presented in their original form. Three-dimensional pieces or any works on a large scale should not be brought to the interview but represented by slides or photographs.
  • An applicant's portfolio must be the applicant's own original work. It can include variations and modifications of existing work.
  • Applicants should organize their work and set it out so that it shows development over a period of time or group it according to type.
  • Applicants should bring their workbooks and journals. School assignments and independent explorations will also be helpful to the Admissions Committee.
  • Applicants must keep their presentations simple and neat. Work should not be matted or elaborately framed.
  • Submit Your Portfolio in One of the Following Formats
  • Submit the portfolio using the Kootenay Studio Arts online form
  • Portable storage device
  • CD or DVD (jpeg format)
  • Online portfolio (Tumblr, Behance, Flickr) emailed to Erin Potulicki.
  • Hard copy

English requirements


Course Information

Designed to let you explore your personal expression, our program teaches you the necessary blacksmithing and welding techniques to manipulate and join steel for both form and function. You’ll learn the basics of ornamental metal art design and creation to put you on the road to success in the professional marketplace.

Our instructors show you how to design, draw and produce work in ferrous and non-ferrous metals through a variety of studio, forge and foundry demonstrations, discussions and exercises. 

Gain Valuable Skills

  • Increase your hand skills and your hand-eye coordination

  • Understand the movement of mass

  • Sharpen your creative problem solving

  • Learn the basics of tool construction

Through the Blacksmithing program, you will be able to reach a level appropriate for a blacksmith apprentice. Gaining control and confidence, you’ll be ready to produce traditional and contemporary ironwork and begin your career. 

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Semester 1

  • Course, Name, , Credit
  • BLCK 121, Shop Cultures: Safety and Devices, , 1.5
  • BLCK 123, Fabrication Techniques: Welded Forms, , 4
  • BLCK 127, Force, Stance, Direction: Primary Hammer Skills, , 4
  • BLCK 129, Advanced Techniques: Conceptualize and Create, , 4
  • BLCK 131, Production Processes, , 3
  • PPD 101, Drawing as a Basic Visual Communication, , 3
  • Total, 19.5

Course Descriptions

  • BLCK 121 - Shop Cultures: Safety and Devices
  • BLCK 123 - Fabrication Techniques: Welded Forms
  • BLCK 127 - Force, Stance, Direction: Primary Hammer Skills
  • BLCK 129 - Advanced Techniques: Conceptualize and Create
  • BLCK 131 - Production Processes
  • PPD 101 - Drawing as a Basic Visual Communication
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Insurance/year: 500 CAD/per year

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