The work of NSCC Burridge campus students will be on display at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia’s western branch in Yarmouth from Feb. 28 to March 31.
Visitors will be able to view samples of work from the Applied Media and Communication Arts program that include print and graphic design, photography, interactive design (websites), video and sound design, communications, and drawing for animation.
Faculty advisor Marcel d'Entremont says the exploratory applied arts program introduces learners to the subject to see if they will be interested or “cut-out” for the industry.
“We fully expect the students to continue their education from here,” he said.
The year-long certificate program is a new one for the campus, with the only other NSCC facility offering it being in Dartmouth.
D'Entremont says the program is fast becoming a huge success, with students working on projects like the EastLink Magazine, running media equipment at the Mariners Centre, producing a 56-page commemorative Mariners Magazine and other pursuits.
The class has had excursions to various businesses in the industry and many professionals in their field have visited to mentor the students.
D'Entremont has formed partnerships with project-connected craftspersons and artists, in preparation for the AGNS exhibit, including a carpenter to build frames for the printed material and a framer to teach the students how to mount their work.
The opening reception for the exhibit will be held at the AGNS on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 6 p.m.