Our Campuses, Our City

Located in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia, NSCAD has three campuses within the city’s downtown core.

NSCAD has a long history of progressive art-making, dating back to the mid-1960’s when our campus was a haven for the conceptual art movement in North America. Located in Halifax, Nova Scotia – a coastal city with a highly diverse art scene – today the NSCAD community is filled with internationally recognized artists, designers, researchers, and scholars.


News and Events, President’s Blog

There’s always something exciting going on at NSCAD.Notable visitors to NSCAD over the years include Sol LeWitt, Dan Graham, Lawrence Weiner, Joyce Wieland, Adrian Piper, Miriam Shapiro, Robert Frank, Sonic Youth, William H Macy, and many others.

Read the latest news on what’s happening right here at NSCAD.


Board of Governors News

The Board of Governors shapes NSCAD’s foundations while governing and managing the university. Meet the dedicated individuals who make up our board.

One of Canada’s oldest independent cultural institutions, NSCAD University continues to be regarded as a principal centre for education and research in visual culture in North America.

Our vision

Informed by the past, engaged by the present, looking to the future, and guided by the intention to make positive change, NSCAD University is a beacon to those who seek to know the world as it is and to create what it might be.

Our mission

NSCAD University is an immersive, rigorous, and supportive academic community where members are known and celebrated for their creativity and differences. Through active inquiry we identify, define, and approach the complexities of our world, challenge conventional thinking, and create value and economic impact through art, media, craft, and design.