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Job Bank

Student Services maintains a searchable list of student job postings.  In addition to the searchable database, please check the listings posted outside of the Office of Student Experience (OSE).  If you are an employer wanting to post a job listing, please send the job description and details to registrar@nscad.ca,  and it will be posted as soon as possible.

To search the database, please follow the link below:

http://services.nscad.ns.ca/jobs

 Job Junction

JOB JUNCTION is a valuable resource for youth seeking employment.  Whether you’re looking for your first job, a step up, or a complete career change, we can help make the journey a little easier. Job Junction is a free service, open to anyone and everyone who is looking for information about employment. Our central Halifax location is close to major bus routes, has plenty of free parking, convenient hours of operation and is wheelchair accessible. www.jobjunction.ca

The opportunities from studying at NSCAD are endless. Where will you take your art?

Exchange

In addition to meeting all eligibility requirements for off-campus study, a student must meet the following requirements:

  • submit an appropriate proposal for exchange study; and
  • have two supportive forms of recommendation submitted on her/his behalf from faculty in her/his principal area of study with whom s/he has developed a working rapport within 12 months preceding the beginning of the proposed exchange semester;
  • submit a portfolio of recent work relevant to the exchange proposal.
  • A student who participates in Off-Campus Study is required to return to the university and to register for at least one full time semester during which s/he will give a public presentation and submit a two-page typed summary. Credit will not be awarded for Off-Campus Study until these requirements have been met.

Credit will be awarded once a transcript indicating successful completion of the exchange semester has been received from the host institution. The credits will not be calculated into the student’s grade point average.

Tuition and fees are paid to NSCAD and must be paid before a student will be permitted to register at a host institution for Exchange Study.

Credits gained in Off-Campus Study are considered non-resident credits (transfer credits).

The Office of Student Experience organizes and coordinates the Off-Campus Study Program and assists students with application procedures, financial planning, and visa requirements. The student is responsible for arranging travel and accommodations. The Office keeps a set of calendars for institutions with which the university has exchange agreements and reports written by previous off campus study students.

What Is Expected of You?

Participants are expected to document their experience of the exchange study in such a way that the record of their experience may benefit other students considering such study. This summary will become part of the resources available in the Office of Student Experience to students interested in pursuing these options of study. Students are required to return to the university and to register for at least one semester. A public presentation and submission of a summary of the student’s experience is also required. Students should keep a journal during their period of off-campus study, in which the student records their experiences, impressions, sketches, and other important information and also visually document the experience with photographs and slides. These will form the basis of the public presentation and the written summary report.

Credits taken while on exchange or independent off campus study will not be awarded until the Registrar has been notified by the Coordinator Off-Campus, International and Advising that the student has completed the public presentation and has submitted the summary. Tuition is paid to NSCAD and credits earned while on exchange study apply toward NSCAD degrees.

Semester Credits for an Exchange Semester

Students will complete a Learning Agreement prior to commencement of classes that will be evaluated for transfer credits to NSCAD degree program requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to communicate with the host institution regarding suitable course selection that meet the degree requirements at NSCAD University.  Consultation with an Academic Advisor prior to departure for exchange is strongly recommended. The total semester credits must conform to the university’s semester system and will be adjusted where necessary. The credits will be awarded as transfer credits and will not be calculated into the student’s Grade Point Average. In no case will more than 15 credits be awarded for a semester of exchange study.

Off-Campus Study

The Off-Campus Study Program at NSCAD University enables students to pursue study away from the university under three circumstances:

  • Independent Off-Campus Study allows students to devise individual plans of study within Canada or abroad while registered for courses listed in the university calendar. Internships and practicum placements outside of Halifax would fall under this category.
  • Exchange Study allows students to continue study at one of a number of institutions around the world with whom the university participates in an exchange agreement. NSCAD has exchange agreements with more than 70 participating institutions in 13 countries, including the USA schools who participate in the AICAD Mobility Program, and we continue to work to establish new exchange agreements each year.
  • NSCAD Art in Schools Initiative provides a unique opportunity for NSCAD students to spend a semester in South Africa.  Students will participate as research assistants in a study that examines the effects of “creative learning interventions” on the outcomes of high school learners. Studio space will also be provided in the Department of Visual Arts at Stellenbosch University. Students will receive up to 15 studio credits for the session (6 credits ARTS 3450 Off Campus Community Service Learning / Internship and 9 credits of ARTS 4000 level).

Students are eligible to participate if they have completed a minimum of 60 credits including 6 credits of course work at the 3000 level and two art/design history courses at NSCAD prior to the off campus semester. Students with transfer credits, who have successfully completed two full-time semesters at the university with a minimum of 60 credits in total including the above criteria, may participate in an Exchange or Off Campus Study.Participants are expected to document their off-campus experience in such a way that the record of their experience may benefit other students considering such study. This summary will become part of the resources available in the Office of Student Experience to students interested in pursuing these options of study. Students are required to return to the university and to register for at least one semester. A public presentation and submission of a two-page typed summary of the student’s experience is also required. Tuition is paid to NSCAD and credits earned while on exchange or independent off campus study apply toward NSCAD degrees.Contact Joann Reynolds Farmer, Coordinator Off-Campus, International, Advising jfarmer@nscad.ca to book an appointment to discuss Off Campus / Exchange Study options.

There are many ways you can achieve an international experience at NSCAD. Traveling and studying in a different country can add a new dimension to your education.

Independent Off-Campus Study

The following are general requirements that apply to the Off-Campus Study Program:

  • a student must be registered at the university and in good academic standing at the time of application for Off-Campus Study;
  • a student must have completed a minimum of sixty (60) credits with a minimum of 6 credits earned at the 3000 level; completed 9 credits of liberal arts and science course work including 6 credits of Art History for BFA students; have maintained a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in order to participate in Off-Campus Study;
  • a student applying for Independent Off-Campus Study must have completed the prerequisites in those courses for which they are registered while away from the university.

Transfer students may apply for Off-Campus Study after the completion of two full-time semesters at the university, in addition to meeting the above-noted requirements. The university’s Residency Requirement will apply and may limit participation in Off-Campus Study for some transfer students.

Approval for Off-Campus Study

For Independent Off-Campus Study, in addition to meeting all eligibility requirements for off campus study, a student must meet the following additional requirements:

  • submit an Independent Off-Campus Study Application form
  • receive signed approval from the faculty supervisor, the appropriate division Chair, and the Coordinator Off-Campus, International and Advising.
  • Faculty supervisors must be chosen from regular full-time faculty with whom the student has studied previously, or in exceptional circumstances, with a regular full-time faculty member who is familiar with the student’s work.

What Is Expected of You?

Participants are expected to document their experience of the independent off-campus study in such a way that the record of thier experience may benefit other students considering such study. This summary will become part of the resources available in the Office of Student Experience to students interested in pursuing these options of study. Students are required to return to the university and to register for at least one semester. A public presentation and submission of a 2-page typed summary of the student’s experience is also required. Students should keep a journal during their period of off campus study, in which the records the experiences, impressions, sketches, and other important information and also visually document the experience with photographs and slides. These will form the basis of the public presentation and the written summary report.

A student who participates in Off-Campus Study is required to return to the university and to register for at least one semester during which they will give a public presentation and submit a two-page typed summary. Credit will not be awarded for Off-Campus Study until these requirements have been met.

For Independent Off-Campus Study, the supervising faculty member will award a grade.

Credits gained in Off-Campus Study are considered non-resident credits.

The Coordinator Off-Campus, International and Advising organizes and coordinates the Off Campus Study Program and assists students with application procedures, travel advise and  financial planning advise. The student is responsible for arranging travel, travel visas and accommodations. The office keeps a set of reports written by previous off campus study students that are available for review.   For further questions please contact Joann Reynolds Farmer at (902) 444-7213 or jfarmer@nscad.ca.

Exchange Study

Before applying for government assistance through the Canada Student Loan Program, the Quebec Student Loan Program or other provincial loan programs for the period of study during which the Exchange study will take place, one should consult with the Financial Aid Advisor in the Office of Student Affairs (OSE). Some provincial loan agencies recognize exceptional expenses for such programs of study and will calculate these into their determinations of the assistance available to a student. Other provincial loan agencies will not provide either loan or bursary assistance to students pursuing programs outside Canada. Without adequate financial resources, students should not attempt Off-Campus Study.

One of the most important matters to settle is how and where the student will get money when traveling. In the past, this has sometimes been a problem for students. If the student will be receiving a Canada student loan, it is most important that either they sign and negotiate the necessary loan documents before departing or that the student provides a reliable mailing address where documents may be forwarded via registered mail for their signature. The student must leave detailed instructions with the Office explaining how the bursary and loan balance or any other funds will be forwarded to them.

The student may want to give a member of their family written authority to deal with the bank on their behalf. The student must inform the bank and the Office of such arrangements.

Students are required to budget an extra $300 to $500 for an emergency fund. This money may be taken with the student or left in a personal bank account in Canada in case the funds are needed quickly. A member of the student’s family, given a detailed letter of instructions, could withdraw that amount in an emergency and wire it to the student at once.

Students should note that tuition and fees for the total period of the anticipated Exchange / Off-Campus Study must be paid before their NSCAD registration can be officially completed. Unless the student has paid their tuition before leaving, or, in exceptional circumstances, have made alternative arrangements with the Vice-President of Finance, they will not be officially registered at the university.

Scholarships

There are a few NSCAD University scholarships available to students who are participating in an Exchange / Off-Campus Study Program. Application for scholarships can be made at the time of application for study off campus.

In addition to NSCAD Scholarships, students may find grants and scholarships available from external sources to NSCAD. One should contact the consulate of the country to which he or she plans to travel. In addition, the Canadian Bureau of International Education, of which NSCAD is a member, has resources regarding grants and scholarships on their website at www.cbie.ca.

NSCAD Art in Schools Initiative

It has always been Prof. David B. Smith’s contention that the creative thinking skills used to make art can help in other areas of learning too.

For the past six years, the NSCAD professor has set out to find the proof of that assertion, at a high school in an economically disadvantaged neighbourhood in a country still struggling to find its feet post-Apartheid.

At Modderdam High School in Bonteheuwel, South Africa, he and researchers—including NSCAD students on four months’ placements and program coordinator Roderick Sauls—have followed the same group of learners from Grade 9 through to Grade 12. Through the students’ four-year journey through high school, they’ve staged “creative learning interventions”—creating art projects arising from assignments in other classes, including Mathematics, English, Africaans, and Life Orientation.

Called the NSCAD Art in Schools Initiative, the program has followed one cohort through to graduation, and is now involved with a second cohort of students currently in Grade 9.
“The goal is not to make a class full of artists,” says Prof. Smith. “It’s to use art as a tool to empower learners and to create a better community as a whole.”

Considered an exchange, off-campus study program or research assistantship, participating students receive up to 15 studio credits for the session (6 credits ARTS 3450 Off-Campus Community Service Learning / Internship and 9 credits of ARTS 4000 level). While participants pay their NSCAD tuition, there are remunerated for their work as research assistants and external funding is in place to cover airfare, accommodations and living expenses.

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