Research at NSCAD is constantly evolving, based on faculty interests, pedagogical needs, and emerging cultural conversations. We stress the importance of speculative, critical, studio-based, non-instrumental creative research work that contributes to the local, regional, national, and global culture. Our strategic priorities include Visual and Cultural Literacies, Sustainability and Adaptability, Material Exploration, and Art/Design Education and Pedagogy.
NSCAD is currently revisiting the future work of The Institute and how the Tier 1 Canadian Research Chair in black diasporic art and community engagement will continue to support the university’s equity, diversity and inclusion priorities.
Creative Entrepreneurship Lab
The Creative Entrepreneurship Lab’s (CEL) comprehensive career and business advancement services support current students, alumni, and ultimately, the entire creative sector in Nova Scotia by serving our mission: help participants succeed as creative practitioners through economic and cultural growth.
The Alfody Craft Institute
NSCAD University is proud of its history and strong commitment to teaching and research in the crafts. The Alfoldy Craft Institute (ACI) provides a framework for uniting diverse, cross-disciplinary craft activities through a focused research institute that brings the work of our makers and researchers to the international craft community.