Advisory: As Halifax Water is currently undertaking work at the Fountain campus, we ask our community to not drink the water at the Fountain campus. We will update you as soon as the work has been completed.


NSCAD is a small, tightly knit school. The easiest way to learn more about us is to talk with us. We can arrange a call, a visit to your school, or give you a tour of our facilities. It all starts with you contacting us [link to apply form].

Meet our admissions team.

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Recruitment events.

Meet with us when we’re on the road! Here’s where our recruiters will be this year. Contact us and we can meet one-on-one to talk about applying to NSCAD.


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Schedule a tour.

You can book an in-person meeting or on-campus tour with us by emailing or through to request a guided tour with one of our Recruitment Officers. We look forward to connecting with you soon!


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Portfolio day.

Twice a year, in October and February, we open our doors and welcome future students and their families. On Portfolio Day here at NSCAD, you’ll have the opportunity to receive helpful and encouraging feedback on your portfolio as you prepare to apply to study art and design. Whether you are applying for Fall 2023 and have a robust collection of artworks, or are still a few years away and are just starting to build up a portfolio, our feedback on Portfolio Day can give you a gentle push in the right direction.


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