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Articulation and University Pathway Agreements

College to University Articulation Agreements

NSCAD University has agreements with colleges across Canada that provide advanced standing to their graduates who continue on to undergraduate degree programs. These agreements are called "Articulation Agreements" and they provide students with an excellent option for a pathway from college to university. Some NSCAD programs provide a "2+2" option which means a two-year college diploma may be recognized for up to two years of a four-year university degree. Students may transfer 30 semester credits per year, or 15 credits per semester, to the maximum allowable non-resident credits. No more than 75 credits will be transferred toward degree programs at the University. 

These are some the articulation agreements that NSCAD currently has finalized:

Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC)

1) Agreement for transfer credit from the Diploma, Graphic Design (NSCC) to the Bachelor of Design, Major in Interdisciplinary Design (NSCAD). For admissions and additional requirements see complete agreement here.

2) Agreement for transfer credit from the Diploma, Screen Arts (NSCC) to the Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Film (NSCAD). For admissions and additional requirements please see complete agreement here.

3) Agreement for transfer credit from the Diploma, Photography (NSCC) to the Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Photography (NSCAD). Please see complete agreement here.

Dawson College

1) Agreement for transfer credit from Dawson's program in Illustration and Design to the  Bachelor of Design, Major in Interdisciplinary Design (NSCAD). For admissions and additional requirements please see complete agreement here.

Fleming College's Haliburton School of the Arts

1) Agreement for transfer credit from the Diploma, Visual and Creative Arts (Fleming) to the Bachelor of Fine Arts, Interdisciplinary degree (NSCAD).  For admissions and additional requirements please see complete agreement here.

Yukon School of Visual Arts (SOVA)

1) Agreement for block transfer credit from the Foundation Year (SOVA) to a degree in Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts or a Bachelor of Design, Major in Interdisciplinary Design (NSCAD). For admissions and additional requirements please see complete agreement here.

Applying to NSCAD as a Transfer Student

For more information on how apply for admission as a transfer student under one of these agreements, please visit this page. If you would like to apply for admission to NSCAD as a transfer student, please apply via mynscad here.

University Pathway Agreements

NSCAD has developed agreements with a number of partners to increase student mobility and to ensure a smooth academic transition to NSCAD. The active partnerships are:

Nova Scotia International Student Program (NSISP)

1) Agreement to allow international students graduating from public high schools in Nova Scotia to apply for admission under this Cooperative Agreement. For admissions and additional requirements please see complete agreement here.

L’Ecole de Joaillerie de Montreal 

1) Jewellery transfer credit equivalencies from L’Ecole de Joaillerie de Montreal to NSCAD's Bachelor of Fine Art with a Major in Jewellery and Metalsmithing. For an overview of the equivalency table, see here

English Language Partnership Agreements

The East Coast School of Languages (ECSL)

The East Coast School of Languages (ECSL) in Halifax has partnered with NSCAD to provide training in English as a second language (ESL) and University Achievement Pathway (UAP). Applicants may be conditionally accepted to NSCAD degree programs pending successful completion of UAP at ECSL. Students who successfully complete UAP at ECSL do not have to submit an ELP test to NSCAD for admission.

International Centre for EAP at Cape Breton University (ICEAP)

NSCAD has signed a partnership agreement with the International Centre for EAP at Cape Breton University to be an authorized English-language training partner of NSCAD offering English Academic Preparation Programs to prospective NSCAD students. For admissions and additional requirements please see complete agreement here.

Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs):

NSCAD has signed an MOU with The University of the Arts London. Please see the complete MOU here