I AM NSCAD - Everywhere
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In a recent survey, NSCAD alumni stated:
“NSCAD played an important role in my development as a person”
“NSCAD continues to play an important role in my life”
“My NSCAD degree was a good investment”
NSCAD University alumni have been untraditional since 1887 – and that’s just the way we like it.
As a NSCAD alum, you are fiercely independent, and you don’t worry about fitting in. “Go along to get along” isn’t your style – never has been, never will be.
You see things differently, and you’re willing to stand up for the things that matter to you and to your community.
Head, heart, hand – making art is a whole-body experience.
You are an individual, not afraid to think, act, or be anything but yourself. You appreciate the company of others who question the status quo and imagine new possibilities.
NSCAD University is not a collection of buildings and studios. It’s people – past, present and future.
You are NSCAD, and you belong here.
Life After NSCAD
Eighty-five percent of NSCAD alumni are working directly, indirectly or in a field influenced by their time at NSCAD University. Our alumni put their degrees to good work in:
- Conservation and restoration
- Independent makers/entrepreneurs
- Graphic design
- Industrial design
- Film and television
- Social media
- Teaching (K-12)
- Academia (college and university)
“NSCAD changed my life. It’s where I learned to express myself.”
– Tanya Tagaq Gillis (BFA 1998, DFA 2015) is an avant-garde artist who has won a Polaris Prize and multiple Juno Awards. Her first novel, Split Tooth, is a winner of the
2019 Indigenous Voices Award. She is also a member of the Order of Canada.
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