It’s hard to imagine a university campus with more character than our historic Fountain Campus—it’s a National Historic Site of Canada after all. Set near the Halifax boardwalk, the campus encompasses an entire city block of Victorian terrace-style buildings that were once an interconnected row of 19 merchant shops and warehouses. Inside you will find plenty of mysterious nooks and stairwells, open interiors and modern studio spaces, as well as the Anna Leonowens Gallery, Art Bar +Projects and many other student favourites. If you are looking for a place where your imagination can run wild, this is it.
Perched on Halifax’s waterfront and boasting uninterrupted views of the harbour from its glass curtain seawall, the Port Campus is a renovated historic warehouse repurposed specifically for art education and production. In addition to the many first-year classes and studios that are held at the Port, the three-storey steel and concrete structure houses the school’s more industrial art, design and craft practices, with wood and metal fabrication shops, sculpture studio, plastics lab and foundry. The Port Loggia Gallery and Treaty Space Gallery, on the first floor, expand NSCAD’s exhibition programming.
The Academy Campus is located in a Gothic Revival brick building at the base of historic Citadel Hill, originally built in 1878 as a high school. But don’t let the building’s historic exterior fool you, the space is home to the Media Arts division, including NSCAD’s film program. Within the building, you will find edit suites, studio space, sound rooms, a screening room, animation facilities, and faculty offices.