Post-storm update: All NSCAD University campuses have now reopened. 


If you believe that creative ideas can build a better world, there’s a place for you here.

NSCAD has shaped visual and material culture in Canada since 1887. Our creative community continues to be recognized globally for its impact on craft, art, and design.




Painting by Naomi Pelavas of a housefly

Exhibitions Sept. 26-30

The Journey of a Life: Becca Saunders shows vivid and abstract oil paintings. 


Solar Power: Group exhibition by NSCAD Photo Collective. 


Forgetting Familiar Faces/Exploring Hidden Spaces: Naomi Pelavas tells a story of self-acceptance and internal discovery through oil paintings. 


Gravity and Grace: Selina Wamsley uses the medium of oil paint to explore relationships between gender, sexuality and spirituality. 

The Anna Leonowens Gallery Systems house NSCAD’s public exhibition spaces. Its three galleries present shows by curators and professional artists, as well as our MFA Thesis and BFA graduating exhibitions. We mount over 100 exhibitions and host over 70 events a year, attracting thousands of visitors annually. Visit the Anna Leonowens Gallery site. 


Alumna Rhonda Rubinstein on the Living Roof of the California Academy of Sciences, checking out an advance copy of my new book, Seeing It All: Women Photographers Expose Our Planet

Rhonda Rubinstein

Rhonda Rubinstein worked as an art director at the likes of Esquire, New York Magazine, and Mother Jones. Her new book Seeing It All: Women Photographers Expose Our Planet, “provides provocative perspectives on our relationship with the planet,” and is out September 1. 



Our graduates are known both locally and internationally for their boundless ingenuity and intense curiosity. Alumni go on to have incredible careers—within and beyond the art world—as artists, entrepreneurs, teachers, administrators, academics, and creative professionals. Their paths may be different but there is one thing they all share, their lives were shaped
by their time at NSCAD.