Portfolio Day - Oct. 18
October 8, 2014

Want to know what it’s like to learn and explore at Atlantic Canada’s only university dedicated to art and design? Make sure to attend NSCAD Portfolio Day on Saturday, October 18th.

"When you visit NSCAD's Portfolio Day you just won't want to leave! Taking the first step into our creative world you will find professors and our admissions team are here to welcome you, review your portfolio and advise on the admission process," says NSCAD President Dianne Taylor-Gearing. "We can answer all your questions and even when the day is over, stay connected to help you make the right decision and ignite your curiosity."

Admission to NSCAD requires students to submit a portfolio documenting original and recent work. To break down the process and get an introduction to NSCAD, prospective students, parents and anyone else interested are invited to attend NSCAD Portfolio Day on Saturday, Oct. 18, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s a great chance to learn about programs, tour facilities and see the work current students are engaged in. Prospective students are encouraged to bring their artwork along and get feedback from NSCAD professors. To take part in NSCAD Portfolio Day, please register for the event at NSCAD Admissions through https://my.nscad.ca/

First-year students at NSCAD do a foundation year, an exploratory, interdisciplinary year that equips students with the critical skills required to thrive in an art school environment; it’s intense, challenging, fun and extremely interactive, giving students a sense of where their focus will be in succeeding years. Students come to NSCAD directly from high school, after trying out other universities, or as mature students ready to pursue their passion after a first career.

Here’s a look at some of the other pathways NSCAD has opened up to bring in students to the university:

  • New Minor Agreements: NSCAD has a partnership with University of King’s College to allow King’s students to do their Art History Minor at NSCAD and NSCAD students can do a Minor in Journalism Studies at King’s. NSCAD is currently working on a joint Minor with Saint Mary’s University so that NSCAD students can do a Minor in Business and SMU students can do a Design Minor at NSCAD.  
  • New Articulation/Partnership Agreements: NSCAD has three articulations agreements with Nova Scotia Community College in design, photography and film. Further, NSCAD has agreements with Sir Sanford Fleming College – The Haliburton School of the Arts in Ontario and with Dawson College in Montreal. A new Pathway Program agreement has been signed with the International Centre for EAP (ICEAP) at Cape Breton University in Sydney, NS.
  • International Agents: NSCAD currently have agreements with 14 international agencies/consultants, up from one in the 2012-13 academic year.