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Emily Carr President + Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Ron Burnett tags the graffiti wall at the groundbreaking for the Universityâ€™s new campus, set to open its doors in the fall of 2017. ecuad.ca/about/news/324693
Emily Carr has always been different. We are a community of creative and dedicated people who are passionate about the arts in all its many forms. We organize, amplify and transform creativity into an infinite spectrum of possibilities. We take great pride in our reputation as a leader in art, design and media, and in the academic and professional success of our alumni, and their significant and lasting contributions locally and internationally. This year, as we celebrate our 90th anniversary, we look ahead to a brilliant future. Learning, and learning in the arts, especially making and creating and thinking and producing, is fundamental to the future of culture and society. We are planning our new campus at Great Northern Way and creating a space designed to be open and transparent to the community of which itâ€™s a part â€“ a university that stands for 21st century learning. We invite you to be part of a new generation of thinkers and makers and innovators. Join us.
Dr. Ron Burnett C.M., O.B.C., RCA President and Vice-Chancellor Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Creativity is our Greatest Natural Resource As an Emily Carr graduate you’ll join our University’s dynamic alumni community. You’ll be empowered to shape culture, community and the economy. STRONG EMPLOYMENT Emily Carr grads are well employed and highly entrepreneurial.*
of alumni are currently employed
of alumni are self-employed
DYNAMIC EMPLOYERS INCLUDE: NATIONAL FILM BOARD MICROSOFT
THE RENNIE COLLECTION
INSPIRING JOB TITLES INCLUDE: ARTIST + ART THERAPIST VIDEOGRAPHER
BRAND STRATEGIST ART DIRECTOR
VFX COORDINATOR UI ENGINEER
CREATIVE DIRECTOR UNIVERSITY INSTRUCTOR
DIRECTOR OF MEDIA ILLUSTRATOR
GRAPHIC DESIGNER INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER
ANIMATOR 3D ARTIST
*The majority of participants graduated less than five years ago.
Emily Carr offers a variety of programs and degrees at the undergraduate, graduate as well as preparatory and certificate levels. Built on a studio culture of critique and intensive creative process, you will enjoy small class sizes and connect directly with your professors, expert technical resources and support for mentorship and guidance throughout the course of your studies.
FOUNDATION YEAR FIRST YEAR OF STUDIES In your first year at Emily Carr, you will begin to explore creative ways to solve problems and engage with the world. You will connect with other students across a range of disciplines and be exposed to different approaches in considering how and why we make things. Expert faculty will introduce you to the basic principles of creative inquiry, exploring the interplay between theory and practice. Your courses focus on developing fundamental skills and a visual and conceptual vocabulary that will prepare you for your studies in whatever discipline you choose. You will be grounded in the thinking and practices of art, media, and design, providing a starting point for wherever you want to go.
CORE STUDIO (MEDIA / VISUAL ART / DESIGN)
ACADEMIC CORE (ART HISTORY + ENGLISH)
UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES BACHELOR OF DESIGN Design has evolved into a human-centered practice focusing on the social, technological and experiential needs of contemporary society. Our design majors encourage you to be ‘Citizen Designers’, mindful of the power and consequences of design across a range of fields. Focused on collaboration, you will benefit from projects that are intentionally modeled to mirror professional and research project structures, gaining experience working with realistic criteria and constraints. You will also learn various methods of prototyping, developing insight and direction through iterative making and re-making. Majors: Communication Design Industrial Design π ecuad.ca/programs/undergrad/bdesign
BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS Our Critical + Cultural Practice, Film, Video + Integrated Media, and Audain School of Art majors in Illustration, Photography and Visual Art place a strong emphasis on the development of conceptual, technical and historical knowledge. You will work in a stimulating, supportive studio environment developing tangible knowledge at the juncture of art and research. These invaluable, transferable skills are crucial to success in today’s knowledge-based creative economies. Majors: Critical + Cultural Practice Photography Visual Art
Film, Video + Integrated Media
BACHELOR OF MEDIA ARTS An open and flexible major embracing diverse media, Animation is one of the fastest evolving art forms with opportunities to work in 2D or 3D animation, games, visual effects for motion pictures and independent animation films. Positioned at the intersection of design and new media art, our Interactive and Social Media Arts major combines creative and experimental use of computer and media technologies providing you with a breadth of knowledge in technical and conceptual practices for social media, web and software. Majors: Animation Interactive + Social Media Arts π ecuad.ca/admissions/undergrad
GRADUATE DEGREES Our Master of Design and Master of Applied Arts degrees encourage critical reflection and intellectual inquiry in a focused, interdisciplinary environment. Explore, challenge and expand your creative knowledge in rigorous exchange with core faculty who are leading artists and scholars in their fields. You will benefit from our Research and Industry Office and Intersections Digital Studios that support research innovation and provide access for students to industry partnerships and customized internships. Graduate Degrees: Master of Applied Arts Ď€ ecuad.ca/admissions/graduate
Master of Design
TEEN PROGRAMS Students interested in pursuing art + design at Emily Carr University can benefit from participating in our teen and youth programs. Develop work for your portfolio and build your skills through our summer and after-school programs. π teens.ecuad.ca
CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS Short-term certificate programs are offered in both Interaction Design (6 months) and Communication Design (1 year). These full-time programs provide students with an intensive and condensed education in both design theory and technical skills. Graduates are able to launch or transition into a career in design. π essentials.ecuad.ca
WELCOME LAB Students joining Emily Carr University of Art + Design for undergraduate study can explore the university and the city of Vancouver in this one-month summer orientation program. Participating students also earn credits towards their degree. π teens.ecuad.ca/welcome
At Emily Carr I was able to experiment with different media and found that video was very expressive. I had never worked with live action and delving into film changed my practice completely. I was able to collaborate with the international community of students working in different disciplines. The opportunities that arose from these partnerships were extremely influential in my work.
SARAH NOH BOZENHARDT 4TH YEAR, BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS
Opposite top: Sarah Noa adjusts studio lights prior to her shoot. Bottom: editing ME DA NI T, Sarah Noaâ€™s film which won her the Sophie Burnett Memorial Award at The Show at Emily Carr in 2015.
Collaborate + Connect Employers in creative industries look for a unique set of qualifications: a strong portfolio, recent and relevant experience, cultural literacy and an international outlook. Emily Carr’s exchange and career and professional development programs help you graduate with valuable knowledge and skills. EXCHANGE Second year students can apply to become an exchange student for one semester during third year at nearly 70 art and design partner schools in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.* Try out a new city, make connections and explore future professional possibilities. Regular tuition is paid to Emily Carr so tuition fees stay the same, no matter what country you go to, and you will continue to earn full credits toward your Emily Carr degree. π ecuad.ca/studentservices/exchange
CAREER + PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Career + Professional Development connects students and alumni with employers in the creative industries and beyond by providing cutting edge work search tools, programming and strong links and mentorship opportunities with local, national, and international employers. The Co-op Education program integrates classroom learning with periods of paid work, enabling students to apply their knowledge and skills in the workplace. Beginning in January, May and September, Co-op work terms last for fifteen weeks and can be part-time or full-time in the fields of media arts, visual arts and design. Students on Co-op work terms earn credits towards their degree. π www.ecuad.ca/studentservices/careers
* Please note that students who transfer to Emily Carr at the third-year level are not eligible.
Save the Dates The Comeback Emily Carr Alumni Reunion Join us as we welcome our alumni to “come back” and re-connect with our amazing faculty, students and University community. A weekend of exciting events will offer the opportunity to network with our vibrant alumni community including our second annual Alumni Art Market. π ecuaa.ca Emily Carr’s Legendary Student Art Sale Mark your calenders for this popular annual event which offers the fantastic opportunity to purchase work from Emily Carr’s emerging artists and designers. Get a jump on your holiday shopping or take home a little something for yourself. π ecuad.ca National Portfolio Day Meet with representatives from art and design institutions from around the world to get feedback on your portfolio and gain insight into programs and careers in visual art, design + media. π portfolioday.net Foundation Show The Foundation exhibition is a culmination of student progress shown through the work completed during their first year of studies. Free and open to the public.
The Show at Emily Carr Join us as our campus is transformed — featuring the works of over 300 students from this year’s Design, Media and Visual Arts graduates. π view the 2015 catalog: theshow.ecuad.ca
TOUR OUR CAMPUS Join us on campus to learn more about our programs and see the facilities. π To join a group tour, please send your date request to firstname.lastname@example.org
I used to look at things and notice if they looked good, but I never thought critically about why things are the way they are and what made them successful. Since studying Design at Emily Carr I have realized the many different ways design can bring people together and improve our quality of life.
DOL IMNAMKHAO 4TH YEAR, BACHELOR OF DESIGN
International Thai student, Dol works on City on Pause, his project for The Show, 2015 at Emily Carr.
How to AppLy CHECK YOUR ELIGIBILITY Review Emily Carr’s academic requirements to ensure you have the courses you need to be considered for admission. If your first language is not English, you will also need to meet the English language proficiency requirements. π Undergraduate info: ecuad.ca/admissions/undergrad/foundation π Graduate info: ecuad.ca/admissions/graduate π English requirements: ecuad.ca/admissions/english
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION ONLINE Universities and colleges in British Columbia share an online application service called ApplyBC. For admission to the fall 2016 semester, you can submit your application starting September 15, 2015. π Apply at: applybc.ca
SUBMIT YOUR TRANSCRIPTS AND DOCUMENTATION You can send your official academic transcripts and other supporting documentation to us as soon as you get an email confirming your application. All documents must be received by the admissions office by January 15, 2016.
SUBMIT YOUR PORTFOLIO ONLINE Portfolios of work are submitted online through the University’s SlideRoom portal. All prospective students must submit a portfolio by February 1, 2016. π Undergraduate portfolio requirements: ecuad.ca/admissions/undergrad/portfolio π Graduate portfolio requirements: ecuad.ca/admissions/graduate/portfolio
PORTFOLIO GUIDELINES Your portfolio is intended to showcase your best and most recent work and reflect your interest in exploring and experimenting with different art materials to express your ideas. The portfolio is a collection of work and ideas demonstrating your creative development. Your creativity, knowledge, interests, and skills are represented. The portfolio you prepare may take a variety of forms. Its primary goal is to show us how you communicate ideas and make use of research processes and materials.
Your Portfolio Has 3 Components:
10 – 15 EXAMPLES OF YOUR WORK You should submit 10-15 examples of your most recent work that best represents your diversity of interests and skills.
+ CHOOSE A PROJECT This is in addition to the 10 – 15 examples of your work In addition to the examples of your artwork, please complete one of the following projects in any media. The total number of individual slides or images for the project should not exceed 5.
Engage: Create work that visually describes, comments or interprets how you engage within your community right now. OR Transform: Produce a work that shows a process of transformation. OR Invent: Address a problem through innovation or invention.
Question: In addition to your interest in art and/or design, tell us what matters to you and why. What do you care about? What are you curious about? What are you passionate about?
Your written statement should not exceed 500 words. Please type directly into your SlideRoom account where indicated.
π Portfolio critiques are available at: aicad.slideroom.com
Studio space + equipment Learning at Emily Carr takes place inside and beyond the classroom. Hands-on studio time and applied research is an everyday part of the experience here. STUDIO SPACE + EQUIPMENT All students have shared or dedicated workshop space with late-night and weekend hours, allowing for collaboration and access to equipment no matter when inspiration strikes. Need special equipment to make exceptional work? From the Calumet 4x5 large format camera to the Sony EX1R HD camcorder, a large selection is available on loan. π ecuad.ca/resources/techservices
• motion capture + visualization lab • 3D prototyping + scanning • metal shop • industrial embroidery + sewing • ceramics kilns • printmaking + book media facilities • sound mixing studios
• wearables + interactive lab • wood shops • CNC router + laser cutter • bronze + aluminum foundry • digital + analog workshops • photography + film studios • digital + cell animation studios
Aboriginal Student Resources Emily Carrâ€™s Aboriginal Programs Office fosters learning experiences and supports for all students, faculty and staff. Our interdisciplinary Aboriginal curriculum encompasses both the traditional and contemporary artistic expressions of Aboriginal peoples, and is a valuable resource for students to access traditional materials and supplies. Courses include studio practice, art history, critical theory and industrial application. We engage our local community by providing free intergenerational urban access and teen outreach programs, and continue to expand our role in bridging Aboriginal art, culture and education in rural areas across BC. Ď€ aboriginal.ecuad.ca
3 lower images: Fraser Ploss/Emily Carr Studentsâ€™ Union
Emily Carr welcomes outstanding international students from over 50 countries. Emily Carr’s international student population makes up nearly 20% of our student body. We offer services to facilitate success in learning and creative processes and to support you in your adjustment to the Canadian education experience. We can help with off-campus housing, medical insurance information, and orientation to University. We also provide events and programming throughout the year, and ongoing advising.
STUDY PERMITS + VISAS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS If you are not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you will need a valid study permit to live and study in Canada. π For more information on study permits and to find out whether you also require a visitor visa to enter Canada, please visit: cic.gc.ca/english/study/study.asp If you’re currently enrolled at a Canadian secondary, post-secondary or language school, you may need to apply for a new study permit. You can extend or change the terms of your permit from within Canada. π For more information, visit: cic.gc.ca/english/study/study-extend.asp
WORKING IN CANADA Canada’s work permit program allows international students to gain valuable work experience and to deepen their understanding of Canadian society. π For more information, visit: cic.gc.ca/english/study/work.asp
POST-GRADUATION WORK PERMIT The post-graduation work permit through Citizenship and Immigration Canada allows students who have graduated from a participating Canadian post-secondary institution to gain valuable Canadian work experience. π For more information, visit: cic.gc.ca/english/study/work-postgrad.asp
I chose Emily Carr because it is knowledgeable and considerate of indigenous peoples and art practices. I was mentored by people I respect and taught that being an artist is to be a practicer of art, not only someone who has made art in the past, but someone who continues to make art. You never stop being an art practicer.
RAVEN JOHN 3RD YEAR, BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS
Image top: cedar bark hat, woven by Raven. Opposite top: I Like Your Status, 2012 Aboriginal Student Art Exhibition at Emily Carr, co-curated by Raven. Opposite bottom: Raven prints On Native Land as part of her work in UNceded, the 2015 Aboriginal Student Art Exhibition at Emily Carr.
Opportunities + Research Art, media and design are changing rapidly with new technologies, new modes of expression and new opportunities for research and employment. Emily Carr leads the country in the contributions we make to research in studiobased art, media and design. Students work with faculty and partners from industry, museums, galleries, government and community-based organizations to collaborate and address pressing issues of social and cultural change through research creation and exploration.
RESEARCH CENTRE IN FOCUS â€˘ HEALTH DESIGN LAB The Health Design Lab at Emily Carr provides design opportunities to students and faculty through collaborative partnerships that apply solution-focused, humancentred research methodologies to complex problems in health care. Students have designed hundreds of solutions with partners, ranging from assistive devices and communication tools, mobile platforms and wheel chair designs, to recommendations for structural and systemic changes. Our work has been supported by companies like Stantec and Guard RFID, and non-profits such as Heart and Stroke and Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School. For the past few years the Health Design Lab has collaborated with Fraser Health, Vancouver Coastal Health, and the Provincial Health Services Authority around a new Ministry of Health mandate to shift the culture of healthcare towards a more patient centred model. Projects have ranged from improving patient safety in hospitals, to considering new ways to empower and engage patients directly. Emily Carr students and faculty have hosted co-creation workshops with hundreds of representatives from across all areas of healthcare: patients, clinicians, nurses, allied professionals. Through projects like this we are building the relationships and skills that allow our students to become the next generation of visionaries, influencers, and leaders across a wide spectrum of challenging social issues.
Emily Carr Research in Action Top: Partner organization PrintToPeer develops software for 3D printing in collaboration with Emily Carrâ€™s Grow Lab. Middle: High Frame Rate research (HFR) at the S3D centre at Emily Carr; Occulus Rift in the Universityâ€™s Motion Capture and Visualisation Studio. Bottom: Hand Hygiene project launched the Health Design Lab installed at Vancouver General Hospital.
WHERE YOU LIVE, WHERE YOU STUDY
Vancouver Emily Carr is located on Granville Island, a converted shipyard and urban park filled with artist studios, theatres and a public market. It also happens to be right in the middle of a city that is consistently ranked as one of the best in the world to live in.
SMART CITY Thanks to smart urban planning, Vancouver is one of the most walkable, bike-friendly and safe cities in North America. • Emily Carr is close to a wide variety of neighbourhoods: from quiet tree-lined streets, to relaxed beaches, to the energy of the downtown core. • Secure bike cages and dedicated lanes make it simple to ride to campus. • Affordable public transportation – including buses, boats and trains – reaches across the region.
CREATIVE DIVERSITY Vancouver has a large community of artists, designers and media practitioners. • This is a highly international city that welcomes talented students and professionals from all over the world. • Strong industry ties in design, digital media, film, animation, gaming and sustainable technology. • It’s not just big employers – new studios and start-ups are born here every day.
NATURAL ON ALL SIDES BC is legendary for its natural beauty, and living in Vancouver puts you in easy reach of it all. • Go whale-watching, hiking, sea kayaking and mountain biking year round. • Ski or snowboard at over a dozen winter resorts, including Whistler-Blackcomb. • Explore 220 parks, 120 skate parks and 350 kilometers of seawall paths right in the metro area.
CURIOUS ABOUT HOUSING OPTIONS? Our students live off campus, with plenty of options like private rentals, shared rentals, temporary housing and homestays. A housing assistant is available to help all students to connect with prospective landlords and roommates. π More info: housing.ecuad.ca
BC’S CREATIVE SECTOR • Is the second largest of BC’s six major industrial sectors. • Generates $4 billion annually in economic activity (5th largest in BC). • represents almost 4% of the provincial workforce. π bit.ly/1oPDCb9 and bit.ly/XzeYAr
My studies at Emily Carr made me more critically aware of what art is and what it can be. The best part for me was the many opportunities to have a creative dialogue with other students and faculty to talk about the work. There are so many resources and people willing to help you achieve your vision.
CHRISTIAN ZENGA 4TH YEAR, BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS
Christian with his winning entry in the Emily Carr / First Capital Realty Sculpture Competition. Bench Way, designed and fabricated by Christian, is now installed at Harbour Front Centre in North Vancouver
Awards + Scholarships ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS To attract the best-qualified applicants, Emily Carr University awards a number of entrance scholarships to new domestic and international students who show high academic achievement and creative potential. You do not need to apply directly for these scholarships — the University will select students based on the strength of their application package. π Full listing: ecuad.ca/studentservices/financial/entrance_scholarships
TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS These scholarships are awarded to first, second and third-year students who are enrolled in 12 or more credits in the spring semester. Unlike the entrance scholarships, you must apply for these directly when applications open every spring. π Full listing: ecuad.ca/studentservices/financial/tuition_scholarships
EXTERNAL SCHOLARSHIPS A large number of external scholarships are offered by businesses, organizations and governments. These are not administered by the University, and must be applied for individually. π Partial listing: ecuad.ca/studentservices/financial/external_scholarships
BURSARIES Bursaries are designed to help students who are in financial need and who have exhausted all other forms of financial support. Applications are available through the Financial Awards office. π More info: ecuad.ca/studentservices/financial/bursaries
Alumni experience Emily Carr alumni are some of the most recognized and respected artists, media practitioners and designers working in diverse sectors nationally and internationally. Many of our graduates have gone on to apply their talents and unique skill-sets in creative and innovative industries, including: animated filmmaking, entertainment, interactive digital arts, interior design, medical product design, apparel design, television and writing and editing.
BFA, 2002 Owner, Collage Collage
If you want to go out into the world and make this your profession you have to know what you are all about before you can carve out a place for yourself. Emily Carr gave me that community to draw from, and gave me the drive and the language to bring everything together. This isn’t just a hobby. This is a career that I have built for myself.
BDes, 2011 Freelance, Packaging Designer
Many people can design something flashy and trendy. Emily Carr taught me to think further than just the appearance of a product. I learned to think critically, and to do the research needed to move beyond conventional approaches and assumptions. I developed the skills to create designs that work.
BFA, 2010 (Interdisciplinary studies in Media Arts) Lighting Technical Director, Pixar Animation Studios
Emily Carr provides a solid foundation in Fine Arts while embracing interdisciplinary practice. This approach allows students to choose from a diverse range of courses in different disciplines and follow their own unique path of discovery. Don’t be afraid to try new things, and be open to the possibility that where you end up might be very different than you first imagined. It’s an amazing journey.
SUSTAINABILITY AT EMILY CARR Emily Carr University is connected nationally and internationally to groups of leading thinkers on sustainability in art and design. We are founding members of PALS (Partnership for Academic Leadership on Sustainability), and the first DESIS Lab in Canada (Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability). We were also early signatories to the Talloires Agreement, worldwide movement recognizing higher educationâ€™s institutional responsibility to educate ethical leaders for a viable future. The Emily Carr University of Art + Design 2015/16 viewbook is printed on socially responsible paper made from 100% post consumer fiber. No new trees are used in the manufacturing of this paper. The environmental savings for our viewbook are:
air emissions reduced (in kg)
water saved (in litres)
solid waste reduced (in kg)
Printed in Canada. ÂŠEmily Carr University of Art + Design
EXPLORERS/INVENTORS/ MAKERS/EXPERIMENTERS/DISCOVERERS/LEARNERS/INNOVATORS/DREAMERS/TRAILBLAZERS/ DESIGNERS/COLLABORATORS/ARTISTS/ ENTREPRENEURS/BUILDERS/THINKERS/ FOUNDERS/LUMINARIES/LEADERS/ MAKE YOUR WAY!
MAKE YOUR WAY UNDERGRADUATE GRADUATE CONTINUING STUDIES
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(Optional) WELCOME LAB Helps you learn academic language + studio skills before classes start. teens.ecuad.ca/welcome
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TEEN PROGRAMS Thinking about continuing? Apply for the Graduate Program
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MASTER OF APPLIED ARTS
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