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History of Degrees

History of NSCAD Degree Programs and First Years of Graduates

DIPLOMAS

Associate of the Nova Scotia College of Art
First Awarded: 1928 (last graduating class 1969)

Associate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
First awarded: 1970 (last graduating class 2000)

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fine Art
First Awarded: 1970 (this degree evolved into the BFA, Major in Fine Art)

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fine Art and Education (BFA Art Ed.)
First Awarded: 1970 (last graduate circa 1998)

Bachelor of Arts in Art Education
First Awarded: 1971 (last graduate 1997)

Bachelor of Fine Arts (with majors: Interdisciplinary, Photography, Jewelry, Fine Art, Ceramics, Textiles, Media Arts)
First Awarded: 2002 (continuing…)

Bachelor of Design in Communication Design
First Awarded: 1971 (evolved into an Honours program… last graduates 2007)

Bachelor of Design in Environmental Design
First Awarded: 1972 (last graduate circa 1974)

Bachelor of Design in Environmental Planning
First Awarded: 1975

Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design (evolved into “International major in graphic design”)
First Awarded: 2000 (last graduate 2007)

Bachelor of Design, Interdisciplinary
First Awarded: 2008 (continuing…)

GRADUATE DEGREES:

Masters of Arts in Art Education
First Awarded: 1992 (last graduate 2004)

Masters of Fine Arts in Fine Arts

First Awarded: 1979 (Continuing…)

Masters of Design
First Awarded: 2007 (Continuing…)

International Master of Design
First to be awarded in August 2008

CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Visual Arts Certificate for Teachers
First Awarded: 2006 (Continuing...)

Visual Arts Certificate in Studio
First entrants in 2008 (Continuing...)