All campuses closed Dec. 4 due to storm and all classes cancelled.


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 Nov. 20 - Dec. 2

Shoora Majedian, the NSCAD William and Isabel Pope Artist-in-Residence

life scores
Lauren Runions, MFA Thesis

Featuring student work curated by the upper-level art history class, “FOOD CRAFT CULTURE”.

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. 


Wall Drawing 552D by Sol Le Witt in the Morgan Library, New York City.

Steven Holmes on Sol Le Witt

“I left Halifax in 1997 and moved to the US where I now live. Eventually settling in Connecticut, I was introduced to Sol LeWitt who lived a short drive away in Chester. In conversations, Sol eventually learned I had been at NSCAD. And he lit up. He talked about how important NSCAD was for him and others at a critical moment in their careers (and art history).”


First Person is a series of alumni stories where graduates tell, in their own words, how NSCAD influenced and shaped their creative practices.



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.