There are boxes to unpack and pictures to hang, but the doors are open and the phones are connected.
NSCAD University's Office of Admissions has moved from the Granville campus to the Port Campus, and is fully dedicated to answering all your admissions questions about acceptance to Canada's principal university dedicated to the visual arts. In fact, the office is still reviewing applications for the Fall 2011 semester.
"Visitors to our Port Campus fall in love with it and their minds race thinking about all the possibilities of what they can do and make here,” says Terry Bailey, Director of Admissions and Enrolment Services. "Sometimes I have to peel them away from the harbour views.”
New and prospective students can now find the Office of Admissions at 1107 Marginal Road, Halifax. Opened in 2007, the Port Campus is an amazing place to learn, with its generous spaces and inspiring harbour views. In addition to being the new home for Admissions, the Port Campus is where the Foundation Division is located. Foundation is the first-year program for all of NSCAD's undergraduate degrees. It is a rigorous and exploratory year where students develop knowledge and skills in a wide range of visual. After Foundation, students are best prepared for the major of their choice.
Admissions and the Foundation Division work together closely to aid students in the application process and admission into first year.
"Being together in the same building just makes sense and will be better for prospective students,” says Bailey.
The Office of Admission is responsible for recruiting and admitting new students to NSCAD University. The Director of Admissions and Enrolment Services also coordinates student off campus and exchange programs. Current students will still visit the Office of Student and Academic Services on Granville Campus for their academic, financial, disability and registration needs.
Interested in coming by? "We'd love to give you a tour and talk about what we can offer – once you see the place, you'll never want to leave and you won't have to, students have 24-hour access!” says Mr. Bailey.