The Fountain Campus

5163 Duke Street

Divisions: Craft, Design, Fine Arts, Media Arts

It’s hard to imagine a university campus with more character than our historic Fountain Campus. Adjacent to the Halifax boardwalk, the Victorian terrace-style buildings were once an interconnected row of 19 merchant shops and warehouses. Inside you will find plenty of mysterious nooks and stairwells, as well as open interiors and modern studio spaces. If you are looking for a place where your imagination can run wild, this is it.


The Port Campus

1107 Marginal Road

Divisions: Foundation, Craft, Design, Fine Arts

A sleek, modern warehouse perched on Halifax’s waterfront, the 70,000-square foot Port Campus is our most recent addition. Internationally-renowned MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects redesigned the historic steel and concrete structure, which now includes dramatic 18-foot ceilings, generous natural lighting, and houses many of NSCAD’s more industrial program components, including sculpture studios, a wood shop, metal shop, foundry, product design, and ceramics studios.


The Academy Campus

1649 Brunswick Street

Division: Media Arts

Built in 1878, this former high school is now home to our Film program. But don’t let the building’s historic exterior fool you. The space has been extensively renovated and is fully equipped for film production, complete with edit suites, studio space, sound rooms, a screening room, and animation facilities. It is also located right across from Citadel Hill, just a short walk away from the main Fountain Campus 

Wander the halls. Peek into studio spaces. Chat with our current students. There’s no better way to get to know NSCAD than to come experience it for yourself. Schedule your campus tour now.