NSCAD University (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design)
One of Canada’s oldest independent cultural institutions founded in 1887 as the Victorian School of Art, NSCAD University is a principal centre for education and research in visual culture inNorth America.
Boasting a global reputation for excellence in pedagogy and research, NSCAD’s faculty and alumni connections form a critical mass of Canada’s most highly regarded curators, designers, craftspeople, filmmakers, artists, educators and entrepreneurs. Opportunities to establish close connections between students, faculty and alumni encourage vital and innovative dialogue and collaboration. This extends beyond the classroom through internships and practica worldwide and formal exchanges with one of 70 institutions in 15 countries.
NSCAD has three campuses nestled in the historic Halifax downtown district. The Granville campus offers programming, studios, library, print shop, the School of Extended Studies, art supply store and the Anna Leonowens Gallery. A short walk away is the Academy Building, which houses the university’s film program and Cineflux Research Centre, and the new Port Campus on the Halifax waterfront, which opened in the fall of 2007. This new campus is an impressive 70,000 square foot facility that features 18 foot ceilings and generous natural lighting. Located between Pier 21 and the new Farmers’ Market this fully accessible seaport campus houses the wood shop, metal foundry, product design, ceramics, foundation and sculpture, drawing, masters studios and the Seeds shop for student and alumni work.
NSCAD faculty and alumni have left their mark on the worlds of art, craft and design nationally and internationally for 125 years. The university has built its reputation on the combination of intellectual endeavour with practical skill. Study at NSCAD is an intense experience in which students are taught to think critically, and to be highly equipped and adaptable professionals in their chosen fields. The university has a cosmopolitan mixture of staff and students from across Canada, North and South America, Europe, theMiddle East, Africa and Asia.
The NSCAD experience is unlike any other. The critical and creative thinking skills that are fostered during a NSCAD education are extremely valuable in today’s global marketplace, an economy fuelled by the exchange of ideas. NSCAD delivers on its reputation, boasting a strong record of employment for its graduates.
Canadian student fees 2011-12 *
Tuition fees: $4,379 - $5,402
International student fees 2011-12 *
Tuition fees: $12,488
* Source: Statistics Canada. Fees for general programs in arts and humanities.
Note: In addition to tuition fees, universities generally charge fees for goods and services supplied to students. This includes areas such as student associations, sports and health. These additional fees vary widely per university and per student and can run from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Check with the university for details.