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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 June 17 - June 22

gl0ry’s h0le b0dy!!!

Exhibition by kay slauenwhite 

Undergraduate exhibition by Mary Burchall, Zoë Collasius, Gwyneth Maxwell

between / no longer / and / not yet
Exhibition by J Davison

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. 


'Stay open and curious about what might happen next'

Multi-disciplinary artist Lucy Pullen (BFA 94) splits her practice between drawing and sculpture in Queens, New York. Her work 100 Closest Stars was recently on display at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery as part of an exhibition of new Canadian sculpture curated by Ray Cronin (BFA ’87). 

Lucy grew up near the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and talks about the influence of NSCAD’s conceptual tradition on her work.

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.