NSCAD occupies three unique campuses in downtown Halifax: 200,000 square feet of heritage space on two sites in the heart of downtown Halifax, and 70,000 square feet at our new waterfront Port Campus.
Our Fountain Campus is housed in the Historic Properties district, adjacent to the scenic boardwalks of Halifax Harbour. The Victorian terrace-style campus – the only one of its kind in North America – is an interconnected row of 23 former merchant shops and warehouses bounded by Hollis and Duke Streets and the cobblestone Granville pedestrian terrace. Full of character and many mysterious nooks and stairwells, the interiors are open, rugged and hospitable, and have adapted well to varied needs.
| Parking: || metered parking and commercial lots|
| Bus Routes: || Scotia Square Terminal: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 20, 21, 23, 31, 32,|
33, 34, 35, 41, 53, 58, 59, 61, 68, 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 87, 159, 185, 330
Water Street Terminal: 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 82
| C100|| enter at 1874 Hollis Street|
| D241|| enter at 5163 Duke Street |
| D391|| enter at 5162 Duke Street|
| D440 (Bell Auditorium)|| enter at 5163 Duke Street |
| Dawson Printshop|| enter at 1895 Granville Street|
| H150|| enter at 1895 Granville Street|
| H310-H350|| enter at 5163 Duke Street|
| H320|| enter at 5163 Duke Street|
| N200|| enter at 1895 Granville Street|
| N201|| enter at 1895 Granville Street|
| N320f || enter at 1895 Granville Street|
| S301|| enter at 5163 Duke Street|
In 2003, NSCAD added another historic gem to its campus: the Academy Building at 1649 Brunswick St., a short walk from the main campus. Built in 1878, the former high school houses Canada’s first degree-granting film school east of Montreal. The building occupies 25,000 square feet and features distinctive dormer windows and granite accents. Studios at the main campus and the Academy are accessible to students 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Anchoring the new arts and culture district, the Port Campus is a successful brown-field development that incorporates most of the original warehouse structure while housing safe and efficient teaching spaces. Students, artists and the community at large are benefiting from the experience and precision of this modern industrial setting.
A dramatic symbol of NSCAD’s significant presence in the community, the 70,000 square foot NSCAD Port Campus features 18 foot ceilings, generous natural lighting, and houses many of the university’s more industrial program components, including sculpture studios, a wood shop, metal shop, foundry, product design and ceramics studios.
| Parking: || metered parking and commercial lots |
| Bus Routes: || 8|
| P117|| enter at 1107 Marginal Road|
| P118|| enter at 1107 Marginal Road|
| P204|| enter at 1107 Marginal Road|
| P207|| enter at 1107 Marginal Road|
| P208|| enter at 1107 Marginal Road |
| P210|| enter at 1107 Marginal Road|
| P306|| enter at 1107 Marginal Road|
The Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design has been a key player in providing leadership, instruction, and support to the Island’s craft community for more than 30 years. In June of 2007 the Centre moved to its new home at 322 Charlotte Street in Sydney. The new facility houses a pottery studio, glass and jewellery studio, weaving studio, an art studio and a multipurpose room—all on the lower level. The second floor boasts a well-appointed gallery space that is spacious, well lit and features some of the finest craft and art produced on Cape Breton Island. Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design is partnering with the School of Extended Studies to facilitate extension programs and services on Cape Breton Island.
Multipurpose Room, Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design
322 Charlotte Street (Esplanade Entrance)
Sydney, Nova Scotia