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NSCAD University


This College of Art and Design was founded in 1887 and was the first degree granting art school in Canada. It offers bachelor programs in creative subjects with a hands on and intellectually rigorous approach. Programs include Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing and Ceramics. There are three campuses with interesting buildings from modern industrial to an interconnected row of merchants’ houses and warehouses close to the harbour in downtown Halifax. This provincial capital, is situated on the Atlantic coast and is regarded as one of the friendliest cities in the world. Haligonians (the people of Halifax) enjoy a vibrant and thriving arts, theatre, live music and culinary scene. This green city with its parks and open spaces also offers plenty of outdoor activities including, surfing, kayaking and sailing. Halifax has an international airport.


820 Students

95% Undergraduates

0% International


Accommodation: University, off campus

Accommodation: Private rented

Campus: City Centre Campus

Campus: Multiple Campuses

Car Parking: Restricted Car Parking (living off campus only)


University, off campus

University, on campus

Transport Links

Nearest Airport: Stanfield ( 16.0 miles )

Nearest Train Station: Halifax ( 0.7 miles )


NSCAD University

5163 Duke Street


B3J 3J6

Nova Scotia


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Graduate opportunities

External links

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