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Application Requirements

We will start accepting applications for 2019-2020 in early winter. Our early spring deadline for submission is March 31, 2019.

The Yukon School of Visual Arts requests that the following materials be included in your application package:

  1. Application Form & Application Fee
    Please complete the official Yukon SOVA Application Form and pay the $30 Application Fee by way of cheque or money order made payable to YUKON COLLEGE (or indicate you would like to pay over the phone by credit card).
  2. Statement of Intent
    Please write a 250-500 word statement with regard to the following questions :

    1. What are your interests in the visual arts?
    2. What are you artistic aspirations or career goals?
    3. How will the Yukon School of Visual Arts’ Foundation Year Program be of benefit to you?
    4. What are you motivations to study in Dawson City, Yukon Territory?
  3. Transcripts
    Official sealed and signed transcripts must be sent directly from all previously attended secondary or post-secondary institutions by post only.
  4. Letter of Recommendation
    Please submit one letter of recommendation from a teacher, a mentor, a professional artist, or an elder, stating their relationship to you and why they think you should be accepted into this program. Letters of recommendation may be sent electronically or by post.
  5. Portfolio Submission & Portfolio Assignments Submission
    The Yukon School of Visual Arts requires a visual art portfolio and two portfolio assignments from all applicants. All submissions must be in a digital format; do not submit artwork in its original form. Please see Portfolio Requirements  for more detailed information and instructions.

Electronically submitted application materials should include “Admissions-Last Name” in the subject line, and be sent to :

Any hard copy application materials (i.e. application form, transcripts) should be mailed directly to :

Admissions Committee
Yukon School of Visual Arts
Box 569
Dawson City, YT
Y0B 1G0


If you have any questions please contact SOVA at (867) 993-6390, or email us.

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