NSCAD Graduate Studies are ideal for those individuals who have gained sufficient experience in their own area of interest to make concentrated post-graduate study a useful choice. In some cases, the graduate programs provide, through teaching assistantships, direct contact between graduate and undergraduate students. The university offers two graduate degree programs:
42-credit program that normally consists of a three semester residency plus an additional semester for thesis writing. The program is aimed at graduates of Bachelor of Design programs or professional designers who wish to broaden their practice through further critical study and research. Admission inquiries should be directed to the Director of Admissions or to the Director of the MDes Program.
20-24 month program. NSCAD currently accepts approximately ten students to the program each year, with fourteen to twenty students in the program at any one time. MFA students may work in the following areas: Craft: Ceramics, Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing, Textiles Fine and Media Arts: Audio, Digital Media, Drawing, Film, Installation, Painting, Performance, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Video. Admission inquiries should be directed to the Director of Admissions or to the Director of the MFA Program.
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