EMILY CARR UNIVERSITY OF ART & DESIGN - [ECUAD], VANCOUVER

Vancouver, British ColumbiaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1925Established Year

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.

Why choose Emily Carr University of Art and Design?

  • LEED Gold certification is achieved by the new campus of ECU
  • QS World University ranking by subject – among one of the 26 universities
  • One of the oldest post-secondary institutions in British Columbia
  • Webometrics ranked ECUAD 78th in Canada

Why ECUAD stands out?

  • Canada’s first purpose based institution of Arts + Design
  • 3 Canada Research chairs has studios and labs in ECU
  • 104 research partners collaborated with ECU from industry and community
  • It offers a special teen program for students of age 14-18
  • The institute has a student satisfaction rate of 92%

Statistical Highlights

Type of UniversityPublic
Academic Staff151
Total Number of Students1869
Number of Undergraduate Students1828
Number of Graduate Students55
International Students Intake471
Tuition fee range$ 1593.33 – $38,133
Language for CoursesEnglish
Test Scores AcceptedTOEFL, IELTS, CAEL, CAE, CPE, PTE, MELAB
Websitehttp://www.ecuad.ca

Programs offered at ECUAD

Art and Design School of Emily Carr University is the world’s renowned school with four distinct faculties which are:

  • Faculty of Culture + Community
  • Ian Gillespie Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media
  • Jake Kerr Faculty of Graduate Studies
  • Audain Faculty of Art  

Programs are available in both full-time and part-time options. A student can choose courses from six different types of programs:

  • Graduate Degree
  • Undergraduate Degrees
  • Certificate Programs
  • Teen Programs
  • Specialty Programs
  • Individual Courses + Workshops

Specialty program offered by the institute are:

  • Artist-in-Residence programs
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Undergrad Co-Op Education
  • Undergraduate Student Exchange.

The university provides specializes in various below-mentioned fields:

Sustainable DesignVisual Arts
PhotographyMedia
AnimationSculpture
Industrial DesignCommunication Design
New MediaInteractive Media
IllustrationFine Arts
Product DesignCeramics

Campus & Housing at ECUAD

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”.

Emily Carr University of Art and Design Application Process

Prerequisites: Prospective students need to start with the following before applying for the University-

Documents to be submitted

  • All official transcripts
  • Portfolio
  • English language proficiency test score

English Language Requirement:

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 NameMinimum Score For UG ProgramMinimum Score for Graduate Program
TOEFL84- iBT with no subtest score below 2090 - iBT with no subtest score below 22
IELTS6.5, with no band below 67
MELAB8181
CAEL7080
PTE5666
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English176 with no subtest score below 169185

What to do next?

  • Interested students must select the program and check its requirements on the official website.
  • International students are also required to fulfill the requirements stated for their country.
  • Students have to apply through EducationPlannerBC Application Service.
  • Applicants must create SlideRoom account to submit a portfolio, video questions, and documents.

Application Fee 

  • Students have to pay the application fees of amount $70.
  • Fees once paid is non-refundable
  • Fees can be paid via credit card and debit card

Expenses to be incurred at Emily Carr University

Given below are the outlines of expenses a student may bear while studying at the Emily Carr University:-

For Graduate Students

Education CostsDomesticInternational
Tuition Fees$15,208 - $17,998$15,208 - $17,998
Student Fees$433$443
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

For Undergraduate Students

CreditDomestic Students(in CAD)International Students(in CAD)
3445.351593.33
6890.703186.66
91336.054779.99
121781.406373.32
152226.757966.65
182656.959544.83

Financial Aid provided by Emily Carr University

Emily Carr University provides a number of options to aid students financially. The financial aids it provides are as follows:

Scholarships

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:

ScholarshipAmount
Entrance Scholarships$500 - $4000
SSHRC Scholarships$17,500
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

For International students

  • Entrance scholarships: ranging from $2000 to $5000 for study at any level
  • Selection for avail scholarship based on academic and artistic merit
  • International students can obtain financing from their home countries

Loans Available to US Students

US Citizens can apply for Stafford Loans to attend Emily Carr. Various types of Stafford Loans are:

  • Subsidized Stafford Loans
  • Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
  • PLUS Loans
  • PLUS Graduate Loans

Stafford Loans Limit

FundingDependentIndependent
Maximum Funding First Year$5500$9500
Maximum Funding Second Year$6500$10500
Maximum Funding Third Year$7500$12500
Maximum Graduate TotalNA$20500

Bursaries

Bursaries are small amount provided by the university to aid other financial sources of the enrolled students.

  • Alberta Scholarship and Bursary Program
  • BC Housing Bursary Program
  • Canadian Federation of University Woman – Comox Valley Bursary
  • Canadian Federation of University Woman – South Delta Bursary
  • CUPE Local 15 Dependent’s Bursary
  • MADD Canada Youth Bursary Program
  • Summer Language Bursary Program

Career Prospects after graduation from Emily Carr University

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%.

Alumni Networks

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:

  • Insurance
  • Store Discounts
  • Career and Professional Development
  • Continuing Studies Courses
  • Mentorship
  • Promoting Alumni Achievements

Following is the list of notable ECU Alumni names:

  • Benjamin Loeb: Cinematographer for “Mandy”
  • Anselmo Swan: Won 6th annual shades of grey competition for Artistsnetworks
  • Pipa Lattey: Won 4th annual First Capital Reality Public Sculpture Award
Find a Program
4 yearson-campusEnglish
$16,406 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
4 yearson-campusEnglish
$16,406 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
$16,406 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
AVERAGE COST
Average Tuition Fees (Annual)
$ 16,406
Bachelors Tuition Fees$16406
CAMPUS LIFE
Total Enrollment
2,002
International Students
471
ADMISSION DEADLINES ( SPRING SEASON )
Application Deadline
October 01, 2019
Start of Application process September 15, 2019
End of Application process October 01, 2019
Application Fee
$ 70
Application website www.ecuad.ca/admis...
Accepts common App No
Direct Application Yes
ADMISSION STATISTICS
Acceptance Rate
62 %
Min. 6.5
Total Applications
-
Min. 84
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  • Global Rank (Out of 200)
    #51
    50 (Previous Year)
    Ranking Criteria
    67.8/100
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