ECUAD Established: 1925

Emily Carr University of Art + Design

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

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, our learning community merges research, critical theory and studio practice in an interdisciplinary environment.

  • 1,700+
    Total Students
  • 25%
    International Students
  • CAD 15,479
    Total Cost of Living(average per year*)
  • CAD 6,299
    Living On-campus(average per year*)
  • Yes
    Financial Aid


Established in 1925, Emily Carr University of Art + Design is the only public university in British Columbia solely devoted to education, learning and research in art, design, and media. The university places students at the centre of a vibrant, interdisciplinary environment.

Alumni and faculty are internationally recognized as award-winning creators and thought leaders who have enormous impact on both the cultural sector and economy.

Critical theory and studio practice merge with community engagement, research, and exhibition to deliver dynamic undergraduate and graduate level degrees, certificates, and lifelong learning opportunities.

We engage students, industry, and society to continuously explore and think differently about creativity and how it shapes our world. Emily Carr has just opened the doors to a new state-of-the art campus for 21st century learning at Great Northern Way. The University will be at the centre of a new social, cultural, educational, and economic engine for British Columbia.

Recognized as one of Canada’s most research-intensive art and design universities, Emily Carr is strategically focused to empower students with a transformative learning environment and a competitive edge in the knowledge and creative economies. Faculty and alumni are internationally recognized, award-winning creators and thought leaders, with 92 percent of graduates contributing to the cultural and creative sectors through their professions – whether as entrepreneurs or within a wide array of leading industries and non-profits.

General Information

  • Bachelors degree
  • CAD 4,021 Domestic tuition fee (average per year*)
  • CAD 15,933 International student tuition fee (average per year*)
  • Masters degree
  • CAD 15,900 Domestic student tuition fee (average per year*)
  • CAD 16,337 International student tuition fee (average per year*)

Programs / Degrees at Emily Carr University of Art + Design


  • First Year Foundation
  • Bachelor of Design
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Media Arts
  • Minors - Art + Text Minor, Curatorial Practice Minor, Social Practice and Community Engagement (SPACE)


  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Fine Arts (Low Residency)
  • Master of Design
  • Master of Digital Media


  • Resonance: A Summer Sound Intensive
  • Interaction Design Certificate
  • Communication Design Essentials Certificate
  • Fine Art Certificate
  • Drawing Certificate
  • Illustration Certificate
  • Painting Certificate
  • Photography Certificate
  • 2D Design Certificate
  • 3D Design Certificate

Individual Courses + Workshops

  • Resonance: A Summer Sound Intensive
  • Design Courses + Workshops
  • Print Media Courses + Workshops
  • Drawing Courses + Workshops
  • Fine Art Courses + Workshops
  • Illustration Courses + Workshops
  • Painting Courses + Workshops
  • Photography Classes + Workshops
  • Sculpture Courses + Workshops
  • Visual Art Studies Courses + Workshops

Specialty Programs

  • Artist-in-Residence Programs
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Undergrad Co-Op Education
  • Undergraduate Student Exchange - Emily Carr University of Art + Design welcomes incoming exchange students from our partner institutions and from other Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) exchange schools each year.

Selection criteria

Language test
  • IELTS (Bachelors) 6.5
  • IELTS (Masters) 7.0
  • TOEFL (Bachelors) 84
  • TOEFL (Masters) 90

Academic Life

  • Semesters
    Academic calendar

Student Life

  • 201-500
  • Urban
    Campus setting
  • Public
    Control type
  • Non-Profit
  • Religious affiliation

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