Making art is easier than you think! Whether you’re interested in career or personal enrichment, taking courses as a stepping-stone to full-time studies, or just for the fun of it, we offer a wide range of short and long term courses, workshops, open studios and online courses.


Winter Courses

MAKE something new this winter at Extended Studies.  Courses open to all, no experience necessary.


March Break Camps and Courses

Check out Extended Studies’ online programming line up for March Break 2021 to connect at a distance through art making! With structured, week long “camps” and activities designed for busy families — there’s something available for everyone aged 5-18 starting at only $25


Your Portfolio!

Whether you need help with your admissions letter or creating new works for your portfolio, register today to work with NSCAD faculty to perfect an existing portfolio in Portfolio Review or go in depth to develop on a new portfolio in Portfolio Preparation.



Extended Studies offers three certificates:

The School of Extended Studies Certificate in Digital Media

The Anna Leonowens Certificate in Gallery and Studio Management

Certificate in Creativity, Innovation, and the Entrepreneurial Mindset, delivered in partnership with Dalhousie Executive Education – Coming Soon!


Spring Courses

MAKE something new this spring at Extended Studies. Courses open to all, no experience necessary.


Summer Camps

MAKE something new this summer at Extended Studies. Courses open to all, no experience necessary.

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Fall Classes

Paint your art out with NSCAD Extended Studies this fall! No experience necessary.



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Exhibitions and events

Exhibitions and Events

Download our Awesome Activity Book PDFs for FREE via the links below:
NSCAD’s Awesome Activity Book part 1
NSCAD’s Awesome Activity Book part 2

View our past exhibitions and events below!