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Emily Carr University of Art and Design (ECUAD)

Address: 520 E 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 0H2, Canada

Description Emily Carr University of Art and Design (ECUAD)

  • Foundation: 2008
  • Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Age: from 17 years old
  • Accommodation: apartments
  • Language of instruction: English.

In 1925, the Art School opened in Vancouver, which in 1980 was named Emily Carr. Emily Carr is a famous Canadian artist of the beginning of the 20th century, famous for developing an Indian theme and depicting Canadian nature. In 2008, the school received university status.

At the University of Arts and Design. Emily Carr is a narrow specialization, therefore the institution is not large, but has a great influence on the public in its province. From the very beginning and from the time of the School of Arts, the educational institution was engaged not only in teaching students in the field of fine arts, but also in the popularization of art, and supported local artists.

  • 2000 students
  • 300 teachers
  • 245 international students from 49 countries.

The main areas of study:

  • Contemporary art
  • Animation
  • Media, social networks
  • Design.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Emily Carr University of Art and Design (ECUAD)

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Education for a bachelor's degree in art takes 4 years. Main directions:

  1. Media Arts
  2. Design art
  3. art


  • Animation
  • Interactive Spheres
  • Social networks
  • Interactive design
  • Industrial Design
  • Communication Design
  • Criticism and Culture
  • Illustration
  • The photo
  • Visual arts
  • Fine arts and literary creation (together with the University of Northern British Columbia).

The most sought after graduates are bachelors with a degree in design art. Training programs are developed taking into account not only the latest design and creative trends, but also with the demands of the economy at the moment of history. Training projects simulate various situations and technical issues that may arise when performing creative tasks.

After 2 years of study in the undergraduate program, students of all specialties can choose for themselves additional qualifications:

  • Art + Text
  • Curatorial practice
  • Social practice
  • Community participation.
from 10 000 $CAD / year

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Education for a master's degree in art takes from 1 to 3 years. University of Arts and Design. Emily Carr offers the main areas:

  1. art
  2. Applied arts
  3. Digital media.

Education in the magistracy is a combination of independent creative work, research with a deepening of knowledge in the studios of famous artists, curators.

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Communication design (continuing education courses)



3-month training for specialists:

  1. Intercommunication design
  2. Drawing for designers
  3. Introductory Printing
  4. Branding for designers.

Accommodation, housing and food

At the University of Arts and Design. Emily Carr does not have her dormitories - students, including foreign students, rent apartments in the city. The university helps to find an apartment, to unite students in groups so that you can rent apartments cheaper. In addition, the university provides its website for apartment owners who want to rent them to students. Housing costs from $ CAD 700, food - from $ CAD 300 per month.

Events Emily Carr University of Art and Design (ECUAD)

In 1980, the future university moved from downtown Vancouver to the Grenville Island shopping and entertainment district. The area is distinguished not only by a large number of entertainment centers, but also by the presence of art galleries. The Emily Carr Theater Gallery often hosts students from the University of Art and Design.


  • The combination of theory and practice in the learning process
  • Creative atmosphere at the university
  • Famous artists, creative personalities among university teachers
  • High assessment of the quality of teaching among colleagues around the world: bachelors with ECUAD diplomas are readily accepted to master's programs at all creative universities
  • Availability of modern laboratories and training facilities
  • Curriculum flexibility
  • The ability to develop individuality, the value of your own vision of the creative process
  • High enrollment rate of applicants (about 60%)
  • 75 partner schools around the world with which student exchange agreements have been concluded for internships and special courses
  • Low tuition fees for Canada
  • The existence of a fund to support young entrepreneurs.

Equipment Emily Carr University of Art and Design (ECUAD)

The educational building is equipped with specialized classrooms and modern laboratories for computer design, printing, and working with computer programs. The university library stores a large number of books on the history and theory of art, has modern resources for the profile of the institution.

Students are provided with facilities for gathering and communication, creative studios, galleries, shops.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

  • Registration fee - from $ CAD 12
  • Student fee (one-time) - $ CAD 360
  • Books and Materials - $ CAD 3500
  • Health Insurance - $ CAD 265.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

  1. Certificate in English: IELTS - total score from 6.5, TOEFL - total score from 84
  2. Portfolio in electronic form
  3. Profile
  4. Certificate of maturity translated into English - for future bachelors
  5. Bachelor’s, specialist’s diploma translated into English, resume, motivation letter, recommendations for future masters.

Scholarships Emily Carr University of Art and Design (ECUAD)

The university provides various types of financial support not only to students, but also to graduates. In addition, ECUAD students are eligible to receive external Canadian and international scholarships. A limited number of scholarships, which cover almost completely the tuition fees, are expected by students with high academic and creative potential in the first year of study (introductory scholarships). For students of other courses, the scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis after accruing cumulative points for the semester.

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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