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.
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.
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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.
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.