Emily Carr University of Art and Design is a public university located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Established in 1925, it is one of the oldest post-secondary art university known for providing professional education and learning in arts, media, and design.
|Type of University||Public|
|Total Number of Students||1869|
|Number of Undergraduate Students||1828|
|Number of Graduate Students||55|
|International Students Intake||471|
|Tuition fee range||$ 1593.33 – $38,133|
|Language for Courses||English|
|Test Scores Accepted||TOEFL, IELTS, CAEL, CAE, CPE, PTE, MELAB|
Art and Design School of Emily Carr University is the world’s renowned school with four distinct faculties which are:
Programs are available in both full-time and part-time options. A student can choose courses from six different types of programs:
Specialty program offered by the institute are:
The university provides specializes in various below-mentioned fields:
|Sustainable Design||Visual Arts|
|Industrial Design||Communication Design|
|New Media||Interactive Media|
The main campus of ECUAD is the Great Northern Way Campus in Vancouver, British Columbia. It also operates an educational consortium in association with University of British Columbia, BCIT and Simon Fraser University.
It also has a campus on West 3rd Avenue, Vancouver and in Prince George, British Columbia.
There is no on-campus student housing facility available at ECUAD. Emily Carr students live off-campus. It assists students in finding accommodations through a dedicated portal “Housing Microsite”.
Prerequisites: Prospective students need to start with the following before applying for the University-
An international candidate must prove his/her proficiency in English through English Language Tests accepted by ECUAD.
Following tests and scores are accepted by the University as a measure of English Proficiency: -
|Test Name||Minimum Score For UG Program||Minimum Score for Graduate Program|
|TOEFL||84- iBT with no subtest score below 20||90 - iBT with no subtest score below 22|
|IELTS||6.5, with no band below 6||7|
|Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English||176 with no subtest score below 169||185|
Given below are the outlines of expenses a student may bear while studying at the Emily Carr University:-
|Tuition Fees||$15,208 - $17,998||$15,208 - $17,998|
|Books, Supplied + Materials||$3500||$3500|
|Extended Health and Dental Plan||$260||$260|
|Student Bridging Insurance||$0||$214|
|Total||$19,401 - $22,191||$19,615 - $22,405|
|Credit||Domestic Students(in CAD)||International Students(in CAD)|
Emily Carr University provides a number of options to aid students financially. The financial aids it provides are as follows:
A number of scholarships are available for students at Emily University to help them fund their studies. Scholarships are available based on academic and extracurricular performances and financial need. A few scholarships are given below:
|Entrance Scholarships||$500 - $4000|
|President's Research Fund||$500|
|CIBC Award for Excellence Scholarship||$2500|
|Renée Van Halm + Pietro Widmer Entrance Scholarship||$1000|
|Maple Batalia Memorial Scholarship for the Arts||$1000|
US Citizens can apply for Stafford Loans to attend Emily Carr. Various types of Stafford Loans are:
Stafford Loans Limit
|Maximum Funding First Year||$5500||$9500|
|Maximum Funding Second Year||$6500||$10500|
|Maximum Funding Third Year||$7500||$12500|
|Maximum Graduate Total||NA||$20500|
Bursaries are small amount provided by the university to aid other financial sources of the enrolled students.
Emily Carr has a dedicated portal called “Artswork Opportunity Board. It helps students contact employers and industries that require creative professionals.
It also provides co-ops, volunteer, exhibition submissions, showing opportunities, collaborations as well as part-time, and full-time work to its students. Emily Carr University has an employment rate of 92%.
Emily Carr University has a strong alumni network with presence all around the world. ECUAD offers following benefits and services to their alumni which are:
Following is the list of notable ECU Alumni names:
|Average Cost of Attendance||$24,906 / Year|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$24,906 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$10,798 / Year|
|Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada|
Rank (Out of Colleges)
#40 [Out of 200]
70.4 [Out of 100]
based on 1 student ratings
I went to this college mainly because of the reputation it had for the arts. I wanted a school that would not only teach me practical art techniques but also processes that would help me make it in business. This school offered this alongside many opportunities with companies.
The course curriculum is interesting starting with a foundation year before entering your degree. The foundation year allows exploration but is also directionless and vague. The actual degrees are rather high quality in education however, I found that people stay an extra year just to learn more.