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Native Cultural Arts Instructor at Portage College

How long is the Native Cultural Arts Instructor at Portage College?
38 Week Certificate

What you need to get in to the Native Cultural Arts Instructor at Portage College?
The Native Cultural Arts Instructor program is open to all learners interested in developing and teaching artistic skills in contemporary and traditional Native arts and crafts. The Native Cultural Arts Instructor program acknowledges the need to enjoy and benefit from the wisdom and knowledge of Elders and the teachings they have to offer. Upon completion of studies, graduates will become trained instructors of Aboriginal programming in arts and crafts instruction, cultural, and language programs. Students learn from hands-on instruction in traditional and contemporary Aboriginal art forms, including hide tanning, fine arts and design, carving, beadwork, Native footwear, decorative arts (porcupine quill work, tufting), and sewing. Courses in Native studies, cultural awareness and Native arts history provide an appreciation of Native arts and culture and the historical development of the traditional and contemporary art forms. Artistic instruction is supplemented with courses in teaching competencies, computing, communications, and marketing. These skills enable the student to coordinate and develop programming in Native arts and crafts, cultural programs and cultural awareness. Practical training opportunities provide the student with job experience and include workshops, tours, displays and practicum placements. Students can return for a second year taking advanced courses. Part-time study is also available in this program. Grade 12 or equivalent OR mature status. For students admitted under Mature Student status, a placement assessment will be required. Strong interest in Native arts and culture Admissions interview. Criminal Record Check Waiver Form. Career Potential: Graduates use their expertise to develop and deliver Native arts and crafts and cultural programs. Typically, graduates find work as Native arts and crafts instructors, cultural teachers, museum tour guides and presenters, and Native program coordinators. Portage College graduates have been hired by educational institutions, further education councils, museums, correctional institutions, friendship centres, recreational organizations and youth centres.

For more information on the Native Cultural Arts Instructor at Portage College
(780) 623-5580

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What type of learning environment should I expect in the Native Cultural Arts Instructor?
In Class Study

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