Academic Skills Workshops

The Workshop series is offered each semester (fall and winter). Workshop topics include Exchange, Scholarships, Assistive Technology and Note-taking for Students with Disabilities, and Choosing Your Major.

Workshops Include: (See the Events Calendar for dates)

Make Time for Making Art
• Get it Going: scheduling, space, organizing, limitations
• Keep it Going: do shows, get grants, get involved, document your work

Off-Campus Study
• Off Campus Study: Independent Study vs. Exchange
• When you can go and where
• What is required
• How do you apply

Foundation: Making the Academic Transition to University
• Managing your time and workload
• Study support: what is it and where do you find it?
• The Writing Centre
• Study groups
• Services for students with learning disabilities

Becoming a Note-Taker – Why and How?
• Who uses note-taking services, and why?
• Types of note-taking and effective note-taking procedures
• Responsibilities and Rewards of class note-takers

Assistive Technology to help Students Succeed
• What is Assistive Technology?
• Mainstream A-T tools (spellcheckers, dictionaries, calendars & study skills support tools)
• Text-to-Speech technologies: Kurzweil 3000
• Speech-to-Text (dictation) technologies: Dragon Naturally Speaking
• Mind-mapping technologies: Inspiration

Funding Your Education

• External Scholarships
• Internal Awards Process
• Travel Subsidies
• Emergency Assistance

Degrees, Major & Minors: An Introduction
• Degrees & Majors & Minors
• Bachelor of Fine Arts: Interdisciplinary or Picking a Major: making the choice
• Bachelor of Design
• Bachelor of Arts, Major in Art History

Graduate School Information Session
• MFA and MDes at NSCAD
• Applying for Graduate Schools - what you need to know
• Funding your Graduate Education

Funding Opportunities for Visual Artists
• Canada Council for the Arts (Federal)
• NS Department of Culture Grant for Artists (Provincial)
• HRM Community Grants (Municipal)
• Suggestions for successful grant applications will be addressed