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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.
An Expanded Media major allows you to explore a diverse range of visual arts interests from an interdisciplinary approach during studio classes such as Language into Art, Idea and Process and Media Landscapes. These courses are also designed to provide senior level students with the opportunity for independent study and internship placements. Learn More →
Created for students that already hold a visual arts degree (BFA or BDes) who wish to study a new discipline, the Visual Arts Certificate in Studio is similar to adding a minor to your existing education. You will further your exploration of visual art processes through concentrated study in one studio discipline in which no more than 12 credits were earned during prior degree work.
The Master of Fine Arts degree is internationally recognized as a standard qualification required for teaching craft and visual arts at post-secondary educational institutions such as colleges and universities. The NSCAD MFA Program provides students with the opportunity to develop their work in a context of intense critical discussion. Pedagogy, Research/Creation and other integral academic courses enhance the studio focus. Students are selected for their capability as artists and craftspersons, their critical abilities, and the personal qualities and interests that might contribute to their success as teachers and scholars.
By the final semester, many Intermedia students exhibit at the university gallery or other local venues.
The Multimedia Centre includes a video studio, editing suites, and sound equipment. Computer labs have software for students working in design, web-based media, animation, and image rendering. Technical staff are available to assist with equipment booking and inquiries.