Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University (NSCAD) is a post-secondary art school located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Established in 1887, this university is internationally recognized for visual arts and is the first degree-granting art school in Canada.
|Type of University||Public|
|Total number of students||632|
|Tuition fee range||CAD 9,675 - CAD 11,610|
|Language for courses||English|
|Test scores accepted||TOEFL, IELTS, CAEL, MELAB, CAE, CanTest, IB, AP|
Programs offered at NSCAD are separated into six different division which are as follows:
Programs are available in both full-time and part-time options. A student can choose courses from 6 different types of programs:
The university offers special programs like Adult programs and Children and Teen programs. The university provides specializes in various below-mentioned fields:
|Art History||Art History (Non-Studio)|
|Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing||Textiles/Fashion|
|Master of Fine Arts in Craft||Interdisciplinary Design|
|Master of Design||Fine Art|
|Interdisciplinary Arts||Master of Fine Arts in Fine and Media Arts|
|Photography||Visual Arts Certificate for Teachers, Art Specialist|
|Visual Arts Certificate in Studio, Ceramics, Textiles, Design||Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Design|
|Visual Arts Certificate in Studio, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, General Practice||Visual Arts Certificate in Studio, Film, Intermedia, Photography|
There are 3 campuses with each campus offering different divisions. The campuses are:
The Fountain Campus: This campus offers four divisions.
The Port Campus: This campus is built recently, which houses many of NSCAD’s industrial program components like sculpture studios, a wood shop, metal shop, and product design and ceramics studios. This campus offers 3 divisions:
The Academy Campus: This campus is just a short walk away from the main Fountain Campus. It offers Media Arts division.
There is no on campus housing available at NSCAD University. It, however, accommodates its students at the residences of University of King’s College, Saint Mary’s University, Atlantic School of Theology and Granville Hall.
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 NSCAD.
Following tests and scores are accepted by the University as a measure of English Proficiency:
|Test Name||Minimum score for Undergraduate program||Minimum score for Graduate program|
|CAE||At least B||At least B|
|IB||At least 5 in English A1 or A2 HL||at least 5 in English A1 or A2 HL|
Candidates, who do not meet NSCAD’s English Language Proficiency Requirement, can join one of the pathway programs offered by the university partner Halifax language schools.
Given below are the outlines of expenses a student may bear while studying at the University.
|Credits||Domestic students (in CAD)||International students (in CAD)|
|Credits||Domestic Students(in CAD)||International Students(in CAD)|
A number of scholarships are available for students at NSCAD 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||CAD 500 - CAD 8,000|
|MFA Fellowship||CAD 3,000|
|Robert Pope Foundation Scholarship||CAD 2,000|
|Roloff Beny Foundation Scholarship||CAD 5,000|
|Faculty Union of NSCAD||CAD 1,000|
|Joan Catherine DeWolfe Graduate Fellowship||CAD 2,000|
|Teaching assistantship||CAD 2,500|
NSCAD has dedicated job portals like Job Bank, Job Junction, Dalhousie’s Frank G. Lawson Career Information Centre, and Wow jobs etc., and helps students to find employment opportunities after graduation.
All these websites maintain a searchable list of student job openings, occupational descriptions, career portfolios, Further Education, Volunteering overseas, and job search resources etc.
It also provides co-ops, volunteer, exhibition submissions, showing opportunities, collaborations as well as part-time and full-time work to its students.
NSCAD has a strong alumni network with presence all around the world. It offers following benefits and services to their alumni which are like insurance, store discounts, career and professional development, continuing studies courses, and mentorship
Some of the notable NSCAD Alumni are:
|Average Cost of Attendance||$14,805 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||9 : 1|
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||$14,805 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$14,741 / Year|
|Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
Chemical Engineering (International)
Rank (Out of Colleges)
#201 [Out of 300]
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary