Emily Carr University of Art and Design

1399 Johnston Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Established in 1925, Emily Carr University of Art + Design is the only specialized, accredited, public, post-secondary university in British Columbia solely devoted to education and research in the creative fields. Encouraging research and experimentation at the intersection of art, design, media and technology, the University places students at the centre of a vibrant, interdisciplinary environment. Critical theory and studio practice merge with cultures of community engagement, research, and exhibition to deliver dynamic undergraduate and graduate level degrees, certificates, and lifelong learning opportunities in art, design and media. Recognized as Canada’s most research-intensive art and design university, Emily Carr is strategically focused to empower students with a transformative approach and a competitive edge in the knowledge and creative economies. Faculty and alumni are internationally recognized, award-winning creators and thought leaders, with ninety-two percent of graduates contributing to the cultural and creative sectors through their professions – whether as entrepreneurs or within a wide array of leading companies. Currently located on Granville Island, in Vancouver, BC, the University will move to a new purpose-built, state-of-the-art facility in 2017. Emily Carr’s Great Northern Way Campus will transform Vancouver’s landscape as the centre of a new social, cultural, educational, entertainment and economic engine for Vancouver, British Columbia, and Canada.

DEGREES OFFERED: BFA, B. Des, BMA, MAA, MDes, MAA (Low Residency)
ACCREDITATION: AUCC, Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development of British Columbia
MAJORS OFFERED:

Animation**
Communication Design
Critical + Cultural Practice
Film, Video + Integrated Media
Illustration

 

Illustration
Industrial Design
Interaction Design
Photography
Visual Arts (Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Print Media & Sculpture)

MINORS OFFERED:

Art + Text*
Curatorial Practice*

 

Social Practice + Community Engagement*

* UNDERGRADUATE ONLY
** GRADUATE ONLY

FOUNDATION PROGRAM
Emily Carr University activates your creative career with its unique Foundation program. This introductory program deliberately provides core skills and transformative experiences across a range of academic and studio classes. Foundation year equips you with new technical perspectives, vital relationships, and critical insights with which to make personal degree choices. Following the Foundation year, you map an individual path by selecting majors and minors from a variety of areas toward your Bachelor of Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts, or Bachelor of Media Arts degree. With the practical knowledge and broad skills gained in first year, you progress through your degree, balancing your technical, material, and making skills with critical thinking and problem solving.


This program is Residential.

UNDERGRADUATE COST OF ATTENDANCE 2016-2017
FULL-TIME DEPENDENT  
TUITION $ 11,476
MANDATORY FEES 328
BOOKS & SUPPLIES 2,310
ON-CAMPUS ROOM & BOARD N/A
OFF-CAMPUS ROOM & BOARD 4,928
OTHER 7,931


NOTE: Cost of attendance at Canadian schools is shown here in US dollars. The tuition shown reflects the cost for international (non-Canadian) students. If you are a Canadian citizen planning to study at a Canadian institution, tuition costs will be lower. Please check with individual schools.

FINANCIAL AID 2015-2016 FULL-TIME FRESHMEN *
AID CATEGORY AVG PER RECIPIENT 1st YR RECIPIENTS
INSTITUTIONAL AWARDS4 $2,521 15%
FEDERAL/NATIONAL GRANTS 1,241 12%
PROVINCIAL & LOCAL GRANTS 0 0%
FEDERAL STUDENT LOANS 6,081 22%

AVERAGE AMOUNT RECEIVED PER RECIPIENT: $6,944
27% OF FULL-TIME FRESHMEN RECEIVED AID

NOTE: Financial aid amounts are reported in Canadian dollars.

* Most recent financial aid data available

ACCEPTANCE RATE: 77%

Acceptance Rate = The percentage of students admitted out of applications received in a given year.

ATTENDANCE RATE: 52%

Attendance Rate (also know as yield) = The percentage of admitted students who enroll in a given year.

ENROLLMENT: FALL 2016

UNDERGRADUATE FTE1 = 1,576

UNDERGRADUATE

FULL-TIME 1,447
PART-TIME 329

NOTE 1: "Full-Time Equivalent" is the common way to measure the relative size of colleges. This adjusts for differences in the percentage of part-time students (or faculty). For example: one full-time student = 1 FTE; three half-time students = 1.5 FTE, etc.

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS PROCESS
APPLICATION: Required
ONLINE APPLICATION: Required
HOME EXAM: Not Required
INTERVIEW: Not Required
ESSAY: Required
SAT / ACT: N/A
PORTFOLIO: Required

TRANSCRIPTS

HIGH SCHOOL: Required
COLLEGE: Required, if transferring
FACULTY: 2016-2017

FACULTY FTE1 = 118

FULL-TIME 64
PART-TIME 123
 

STUDENT/FACULTY RATIO: FALL 2016
13.9 TO 1
FTE STUDENTS PER FTE FACULTY1

RETENTION

FRESHMAN RETENTION2

FALL 2014 FRESHMEN
RETURNING IN FALL 2015
0%
 
FALL 2015 FRESHMEN
RETURNING IN FALL 2016
81%

SIX-YEAR GRADUATION RATE2

FALL 2009 FRESHMEN
GRADUATING WITHIN SIX YEARS
 
0%
 
FALL 2010 FRESHMEN
GRADUATING WITHIN SIX YEARS
 
72%

UNDERGRADUATE ETHNICITY

FALL 2016

THIS DATA IS NOT COLLECTED.

UNDERGRADUATE GENDER DISTRIBUTION

FALL 2016
72% FEMALE
27% MALE

NEW STUDENT GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION3

FALL 2016
OTHER PROGRAMS

Summer Institute for Teens
Headstart in Art for High School Seniors
Welcome Lab
TAG - Teen Art Group
Interaction Design Essentials Certificate
Communication Design Essentials Certificate

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES

Career + Professional Development Office
Academic Advising Office
AICAD Exchange Program
Student Exchange
Research + Industry Liaison Office
International Internship
International Student Office
Aboriginal Student Office and Gathering Place
Counseling Office
Accessibility Services
Writing Centre
Financial Awards Office
Graduate Studies
Intersections Digital Studio
Wearables + Interactive Products Studio
Prototyping, Media + Programming Studio
Motion Capture Studio
Living Labs
Stereoscopic 3D (S3D) Center of Excellence
Student Gallery
Student's Union
Student Newspaper
Speaker Series
Charles H. Scott Gallery
Teaching + Learning Centre
Health Design Lab
Material Matters
Studio for Extensive Aesthetics
Studio for Critical Making
Canada Research Chairs - Indigenous Studies

NOTE 1: "Full-Time Equivalent" is the common way to measure the relative size of colleges. This adjusts for differences in the percentage of part-time students (or faculty). For example: one full-time student = 1 FTE; three half-time students = 1.5 FTE, etc. NOTE 2: Retention and graduation rates for Art Center College of Design are calculated using the entire new student population entering Spring, Summer, and Fall terms (including a large population of transfer students), and not only "First-Time, Full-Time Freshmen" as required by the U.S. Department of Education. Thus these numbers are different than the retention and graduation reported to the U.S. Department of Education. NOTE 3: Geographic distribution is reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates. NOTE 4: Includes all institutional scholarships and grants, but does not include College Work Study or third party awards. NOTE 5: Data presented is drawn from the most recent school year available. NOTE 6: All $-amounts are shown in US dollars. Canadian $-amounts were converted to US dollars using exchange rate at the time the data were collected ($1 Canadian = $0.70 US).