Master of Arts (MA AE)

The Masters of Arts in Art Education is a new graduate program at NSCAD.  It accepted its first cohort in September 2019.  NSCAD will be the only place east of Quebec where museum and curatorial studies are explored at the graduate level.  The program will offer rigorous research training and hands-on experience to prepare you for careers in a variety of art education settings. Choose from three different streams: Applied Pedagogy in Art Education, Museum and Curatorial, and Community-Based Practice.


Master of Design (MDes)

The NSCAD Master of Design is a 60 credit program like no other. Over the course of study, students take 60 credits in both prescribed Studio and Liberal Arts and Sciences courses, culminating in a graduate thesis or degree project. NSCAD offers the only MDes that allows you both studio and theory courses so that you don’t have to choose between the two. The emphasis of the Program is on practice-led research where students will present their research through their design work, accompanied by an extended written paper; by a public presentation, and, as appropriate, in a group exhibition.


Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

The Master of Fine Arts degree is internationally recognized as a standard qualification required for teaching craft and visual arts at post-secondary educational institutions such as colleges and universities. The NSCAD MFA Program provides students with the opportunity to develop their work in a context of intense critical discussion. Pedagogy, Research/Creation and other integral academic courses enhance the studio focus. Students are selected for their capability as artists and craftspersons, their critical abilities, and the personal qualities and interests that might contribute to their success as teachers and scholars.