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Bronze Casting Studio – Certificate

Program Details

Length: 4 months

Total Credits: 20

Intake Terms: Winter

Campus: Victoria Street

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Credential Received

Certificate in Bronze Casting Studio


Program Summary

Used for centuries, the 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.

With an emphasis on developing proper technique and using appropriate tools safely, you will learn how to design, sculpt, mold and cast in bronze and lost wax casting methods. Plus, you will 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.

Program Admission Requirements

Academic Requirements

In addition to meeting the general entrance requirements for admission to Selkirk College, an applicant must meet the following Kootenay Studio Arts programming (KSA) entrance requirements.

Additional Requirements

  • Questionnaire

    All applicants must complete and submit a 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.

    Submit the questionnaire using the Kootenay Studio Arts online form at selkirk.ca/bronze-casting.

  • 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.

    For portfolio guidelines see our website http:// selkirk.ca/program/bronze-casting/admission- requirements or see Kootenay Studio Arts program policy – Appendix F.

Graduation and Promotion

In order to receive your credential in your program you must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.00.

Program Courses

Term 1

Required Courses

CAST124How To Cast Bronze


CAST126Exploration Of Bronze


CAST128Sculptural Modeling In Clay


CAST122Drawing and Design for Metal Casting