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Life Changing. That’s a description we hear often from students at NSCAD when they talk about their experiences here. Take a moment to see for yourselves what they have to say about being in Halifax, and what they gained from an art education in the Maritimes.

Programs

Foundation Studies

Summary

Your first year at NSCAD begins with two semesters of Foundation Studies. This experience builds a broad base of knowledge in the visual arts. A prerequisite for further study, Foundation introduces critical thinking, the development of a visual vocabulary, and key concepts and practices in art, craft and design. After exploring a wide range of ideas, approaches, processes and materials, you will be well-equipped to start making choices about where to focus your creative abilities and academic energies in the following years at NSCAD.

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Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Art History

Summary

Enhanced by its setting within an art school, the Major in Art History program enables you to take studio courses while concentrating on the critical discourse surrounding the social production and reception of art.

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Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Art History (Non-Studio)

Summary

Enhanced by its setting within an art school, the Major in Art History (non-studio) program enables you to study the critical discourse surrounding the social production and reception of art.

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Visual Arts Certificate for Teachers, Art Specialist

Summary

The Visual Arts Certificate is an opportunity for art teachers to upgrade their studio skills and pedagogical practices. You will strengthen your knowledge of the history and theories of visual art while refreshing your art-making skills and teaching methods.

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Visual Arts Certificate for Teachers, Non-Art Specialist

Summary

If you are a teacher without an art background, the Visual Arts Certificate for Teachers, Non-Art Specialist will help you develop a deeper understanding of art-making, its application to the classroom, and the role of visual arts in contemporary culture.

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Minor in Art History

Summary

The Minor in Art History is one of our most popular minors as it provides a well rounded art education for a wide variety of applications. Courses draw from a wide variety of courses at the undergraduate level – including courses in history, theory and contemporary issues, methodologies in teaching art, and studio practice.

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Minor in Indigenous Studies

Summary

NSCAD offers you an opportunity to study the rich history of Canada with our minor in Indigenous Studies. We cover an in-depth range of topics from historical to contemporary perspectives, as well as learning how regions gained their distinctive histories through a traditional narrative.

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Master of Arts in Art Education

Summary

Pending approval from the MPHEC, the proposed Masters of Arts in Art Education is scheduled to begin in the 2018/2019 academic year. NSCAD will be the only place east of Quebec where museum and curatorial studies are explored at graduate level. The program will offer rigorous research training and hands-on experience to prepare you for careers in a variety of art education settings. Choose from three different streams: K-12, Museum and Curatorial, and Community-Based Practice.

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