NSCAD University (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design)

5163 Duke Street , Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

NSCAD's Anna Leonowens Gallery

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design is a university of visual arts singularly dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the training of professional practitioners, in the conducting of research, and in the production of works in all media through a comprehensive range of graduate and undergraduate degrees. Combining the beauty of a historic centre with an international cultural vision, the NSCAD experience remains unique in Canada.

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 encourages vital and innovative dialogue and collaboration. This extends beyond the classroom through internships worldwide and formal exchanges through a network of seventy institutions in fifteen countries.

As one of Canada's oldest and most acclaimed cultural institutions, the NSCAD experience is unique amongst its peers. NSCAD students engage in a rigorous combination of intellectual inquiry with the acquisition of requisite practical skills. With committed and talented faculty and staff who are dedicated to providing the best possible visual arts education, NSCAD prides itself on tailoring courses of study to the individual needs of each student; whether accommodating specific studio requirements or encouraging students to take courses in other disciplines and other universities and integrating this knowledge into their program.

We are committed to fostering an environment that is supportive, stimulating and challenging producing the creative leaders and visionaries of tomorrow. NSCAD graduates are significant contributors to the cultural landscape of contemporary society and are held in the highest regard by their peers.

DEGREES OFFERED: BFA, BA, B.Des, MFA, M.Des
ACCREDITATION:
MAJORS OFFERED:

Art History*
Ceramics*
Craft**
Design**
Fine and Media Arts**
Fine Art*
Interdisciplinary Design*

 

Interdisciplinary: Craft*
Interdisciplinary: Fine Art*
Interdisciplinary: Media Art*
Intermedia*
Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing*
Photography*
textiles*

MINORS OFFERED:

Art History*
Ceramics*
Drawing*
Fashion*

 

Film Studies*
Film*
Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing*
textiles*

* UNDERGRADUATE ONLY
** GRADUATE ONLY

FOUNDATION PROGRAM
All programs start with a foundation year that fosters broad exploration of media and concepts.


This program is Residential.

UNDERGRADUATE COST OF ATTENDANCE 2015-2016
FULL-TIME DEPENDENT  
TUITION $ 9,845
MANDATORY FEES 794
BOOKS & SUPPLIES 1,750
ON-CAMPUS ROOM & BOARD N/A
OFF-CAMPUS ROOM & BOARD 4,480
OTHER 2,559


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 2014-2015 FULL-TIME FRESHMEN *
AID CATEGORY AVG PER RECIPIENT 1st YR RECIPIENTS
INSTITUTIONAL AWARDS4 $1,822 20%
FEDERAL/NATIONAL GRANTS 1,388 7%
PROVINCIAL & LOCAL GRANTS 0 0%
FEDERAL STUDENT LOANS 6,232 33%

AVERAGE AMOUNT RECEIVED PER RECIPIENT: $6,200
51% OF FULL-TIME FRESHMEN RECEIVED AID

* Most recent financial aid data available

ACCEPTANCE RATE: 94%

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

ATTENDANCE RATE: 91%

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

ENROLLMENT: FALL 2015

UNDERGRADUATE FTE1 = 740

UNDERGRADUATE

FULL-TIME 666
PART-TIME 188

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: N/A
HOME EXAM: Optional
INTERVIEW: Not Required
ESSAY: Required
SAT / ACT: Not Required
PORTFOLIO: Required

TRANSCRIPTS

HIGH SCHOOL: Required
COLLEGE: Required, if transferring
FACULTY: 2015-2016

FACULTY FTE1 = 73

FULL-TIME 39
PART-TIME 58
 

STUDENT/FACULTY RATIO: FALL 2015
10.51 TO 1
FTE STUDENTS PER FTE FACULTY1

RETENTION

FRESHMAN RETENTION2

FALL 2013 FRESHMEN
RETURNING IN FALL 2014
0%
 
FALL 2014 FRESHMEN
RETURNING IN FALL 2015
74%

SIX-YEAR GRADUATION RATE2

FALL 2008 FRESHMEN
GRADUATING WITHIN SIX YEARS
 
63%
 
FALL 2009 FRESHMEN
GRADUATING WITHIN SIX YEARS
 
0%

UNDERGRADUATE ETHNICITY

FALL 2015

UNDERGRADUATE GENDER DISTRIBUTION

FALL 2015
73% FEMALE
25% MALE

NEW STUDENT GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION3

FALL 2015
OTHER PROGRAMS

Post-Baccalaureate Certificates

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES

Exchange Programs with over 70 Institutions in 13 Countries
Independent Off Campus Study
Internships across Canada
Access to Career and Counseling Services
AICAD New York Studio Residency Program

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).