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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 May 3 - May 14


2024 NSCAD Graduation Exhibition curated by Emily Flinn and Maya Keleris.

Beading Connections – Treaty Space Gallery
A group exhibition of beadwork made by members of the CIMADE Indigenous Beading Circle throughout the semester. Curated by P. Doak.

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. 


Brendan Tang’s journey from clay to television

Vancouver-born NSCAD alumni, Brendan Tang works with multiple mediums—including a life-size Ford F150 truck constructed out of watercolour paper—but is best known for his sculptural ceramics.


This is part of the reason he ended up as a judge on the inaugural season of CBC’s The Great Canadian Pottery Throwdown, executive produced by recreational potter and actor Seth Rogen.

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.