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Emily Carr University, located in Vancouver, Canada, is Canada’s most research intensive school of art and design. The history of Emily Carr University goes back to1925. Since the first class of four students in 1925, the University of Art + Design became a globally recognized University, a leader in education and research.
The university always pursues excellence in the arts and education in honour of their namesake artist Emily Carr, a Canadian artist and writer famous for her Modernist and Post Impressionist painting style. The mission and vision of Emily Carr University is to be a worldwide centre of excellence in art, design, media education and research. The university is well known for being student-centered and research-focused.

Emily Carr has been awarded top Canadian Art + Design spot in prestigious international rankings; it was one of 26 Canadian Universities which made it into the QS world university rankings by subject. This achievement is testimony to the excellence of faculty, staff and administrators, as well as dynamic students and researchers from all over the world who come to Emily Carr to pursue their disciplines.

Creative people, curriculum, industry and research are brought together with numerous faculties and areas: Faculty of Culture + Community, Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media, The Jake Kerr Faculty of Graduate Studies, The Audain Faculty of Art, Centre for Design Innovation + Entrepreneurship in Prince George, BC, Continuing Studies and Research, Visual + Material Arts, and Graduate Studies.

The university offers various undergraduate and graduate degrees, certificate, specialty and teen programs, continuing education courses, individual classes, workshops and research opportunities for partnership. Some of the famous areas of study include Fine Arts, Design, Digital Media, Animation, Illustration, Visual Arts, and Research. There are such exclusive certificate programs as Advanced Drawing, Illustration and Painting, Introductory Photography, Introductory 2D and 3D Design basics, Interaction Design Essentials, Communication Design Essentials.

The university organizes various interesting events, including public talks and conferences, artist residencies, exhibitions, prospective student tours and so on. In order not to miss any of them, you can always follow the public events calendar

The campus is evolving with the latest in building and application technology. If you are a super creative person, who seeks an excellent future career opportunity, who has passion for arts and design and wants to study in one of the world-famous Universities, then you should definitely consider this opportunity!

Recent International Alumni Achievements

Each year Emily Carr launches the careers of nearly 400 graduates who become the best professionals of art, design, media, who continue to practice nationally and internationally. After graduating, alumni continue their association through the Emily Carr University Alumni Association and the Alumni Relations office.

  • Jason DaSilva, nominated for an Emmy award for his film “When I Walk”

  • Janice Kerbel, shortlisted for the 2015 Turner Prize

  • Douglas Coupland, Canadian novelist and artist selected as Google Cultural Institute in Paris' first artist in residence

  • Geoffrey Farmer recognized with a solo, retrospective exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery

  • Stan Douglas, an artist based in Vancouver, British Columbia. He has exhibited internationally, including Documenta IX, 1992, Documenta X, 1997, Documenta XI, 2002 and the Venice Biennale in 1990, 2001 and 2005

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