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Emily Carr University of Art + Design

520 East 1st Avenue Vancouver View map


Emily Carr University of Art + Design, established in 1925, is a world leader in education and research. Encouraging experimentation at the intersection of art, design, media and technology, its learning community merges research, critical theory and studio practice in an interdisciplinary environment. Alumni and faculty are internationally recognized as award-winning creators and thought leaders who have an enormous impact on both the cultural sector and economy. Emily Carr engages students, industry, and society to continuously explore and think differently about creativity and how it shapes the world.

Emily Carr University of Art + Design has recently opened the doors to a state-of-the art campus for 21st century learning at Great Northern Way. The university is at the center of a new social, cultural, educational, and economic engine for British Columbia. Emily Carr is dedicated to fostering an educational environment that is professional, practice-oriented and at the same time, rooted in history and critical theory. Students are encouraged to develop new and innovative ways of thinking and creating. The school’s curriculum is flexible, personal, multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and based on the learning needs of students. Students have the opportunity to apply for co-op credits, internships and an exchange program that currently features membership with 75 art and design schools in Canada, the US, Mexico, and Europe. Faculty are practicing artists, designers, and scholars who encourage research and experimentation within every artistic medium and every field.

The facilities and resources available at the university support student learning and academic programs. Earning a degree at Emily Carr involves more than just learning a body of information or a set of skills -- graduates leave with critical thinking skills and professional values that they will use in life and in the pursuit of new knowledge throughout their careers. Emily Carr provides a unique learning environment with a diverse faculty and student body. The school welcomes students from around the globe, and in recent years, has hosted international students from over 50 countries.

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