Emily Carr University of Art and Design
Founded in 1925, Emily Carr University of Art and Design is one of the oldest post-secondary institutions in British Columbia and the only one that is dedicated solely to professional education and learning in the arts, media and design. One of the University's roles is to act as an advocate for the arts and reinforce the need for public support. At every opportunity, the University promotes public understanding and appreciation of fine arts, media arts, and design for their significant impact on the well-being of our society.
The university delivers outstanding education through its four faculties and two areas, 11 undergraduate degrees, 2 graduate degrees, a jointly-offered Master of Digital Media and Year-round certificates, programs and classes for lifelong creative study that are delivered from various locations. It is Canada's most intensive research focus in the creative field.
The Writing Centre at Emily Carr supports graduate students at every stage of study. They can get writing support in-person through one-on-one appointments, workshops, writing groups and thesis bootcamps. Students can also access writing support online through chat-based or email-based appointments, as well as online handouts and resources.
Aboriginal Gathering Place hosts students and contemporary artists, and informs curriculum and community. It is a centre that reflects the cultural characteristics of Aboriginal students, community and traditions. The Gathering Place allows Aboriginal students to develop and strengthen their identities in a supportive, safe environment. The university foster learning experiences and are committed to providing the necessary support to Aboriginal students to ensure their academic success.
The Emily Carr Students’ Union (ECSU) is an independent organization that strives to make the student experience at Emily Carr an excellent one. Full and part-time students at Emily Carr University are automatic members. The ECSU is #nottheuniversity and provides advocacy for students, hosts events, and supports important student collectives, clubs and initiatives.
Emily Carr University of Art and Design campus is a purpose-built, light-filled space designed to foster innovation and collaboration. With state-of-the-art program space, as well as flexible gathering areas, the building encourages interdisciplinary community with accessibility and sustainability at its core. The dedicated exhibition spaces offer exciting opportunities for multimedia and large-scale works while peripheral spaces present extraordinary flexibility for innovative exhibitions. At the intersection of east and west Vancouver on former industrial land, Emily Carr’s new campus is at the forefront of the new heart of Vancouver’s creative industries.
Emily Carr is close to a wide variety of neighborhoods: from quiet tree-lined streets, to relaxed beaches, to the energy of the downtown core. Secure bike cages and dedicated lanes make it simple to ride to campus. Vancouver has a large community of artists, designers and media practitioners. This is a highly international city that welcomes talented students and professionals from all over the world. The city boasts strong industry ties in design, digital media, film, animation, gaming and sustainable technology. It’s not just big employers – new studios and start-ups are born here every day.
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