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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.




Exhibitions April 16 - April 27

“it looked like your BioSuit”

Featuring work by Melanie Barnett.

everyone you know
Featuring work by Fanny Desroches.

Of the Flesh
Photography group exhibition.


Treaty Space Gallery

Living Our Languages community project.

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. 


Sarah Maloney’s botanical art with feminist roots

Sarah Maloney transports viewers to a wonderland of her own design, while confronting the ideals of Western colonialism, art history, pleasure, and power.


“There’s a whole generation of women prior to me, who decided the only way you could be taken seriously as an artist is not to have children… On more than one occasion, I was questioned about my seriousness as an artist because I had three children.”

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.