A University of the Visual Arts
One of Canada's oldest independent cultural institutions, NSCAD University continues to be regarded as a principal center for visual culture in North America. Part of our appeal is the ever-present relationship of the old to the new, and our location in the heart of downtown Halifax's waterfront district. Behind the Victorian facades of our main campus and the Alliance Atlantis Academy students create some of the most cutting-edge images and objects on the continent. Things are happening behind those Victorian facades.
The Pursuit of Excellence
After an experimental foundation year, students gradually focus on becoming specialists in some aspect of art, craft, design or historical and critical studies. You will be educated to think critically, to balance academic issues with practical concerns in the studio, and to explore how the visual arts give meaning to both the individual and the community.
NSCAD University fosters close relationships among artists, designers, academics and the public, and takes on leadership responsibilities in the regional, national and international art communities. Our graduates go on to join the ranks of the most interesting and successful artists of their generations. As the university embraces the new century, it is maintaining and intensifying traditional arts and crafts while incorporating the many new technologies shaping the visual world.
For complete information, please visit our web site at www.nscad.ca.