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October 28, 2009

The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design is now accepting applications for Graduate Studies and Post-Baccalaureate Certificates

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD)
Programs
Starting semester
Application deadline

Master of Fine Arts
Starting semester September 2010
Application deadlineJanuary 15, 2010

Visual Arts Certificate for Teachers
Starting semester May, July or September
Application deadlineMarch 15, 2010

Visual Arts Certificate in Studio
Starting semester May, July or September
Application deadlineMarch 15, 2010

Master of Design

The Master of Design is a 42 credit, 12-16 month program culminating in a thesis exhibition. The program is aimed at graduates of Bachelor of Design programs or professional designers who wish to broaden their practice through further critical study and research. Students can elect to complete the program by project work or by thesis. Students prepare a comprehensive Thesis Exhibition as the final requirement of their program, along with a short written paper. Over the course of the three residency semesters, students engage in design research and graduate courses.

Master of Fine Arts

The Master of Fine Arts degree is awarded after the successful completion of 42 credits of course work and other program requirements (including the Final Exhibition and Thesis) taken over a 20 to 24 month period, beginning in the fall semester. The university’s MFA Program, in existence since 1973, provides students with the opportunity to develop their work in a context of intense critical discussion. Academic studies in art history or other relevant subjects form an integral part of the program.

The university’s MFA Program addresses the main areas of study offered at the university: Craft, and Fine and Media Arts.

The Master of Fine Arts in Craft program is discipline-based in ceramics, jewellery design and metalsmithing or textiles.

The Master of Fine Arts in Fine and Media Arts is cross-disciplinary in nature, though students may concentrate in audio and video, digital media, drawing, film, installation, painting, performance art, photography, printmaking, or sculpture.

The Visual Arts Certificate for Teachers

Approved by the Nova Scotia Department of Education, the 30-credit Visual Arts Certificate for Teachers meets Nova Scotia provincial requirements for one level of Advanced Teacher Certification. The program is designed for all teachers interested in strengthening their knowledge of the visual arts for integration into their teaching practices. Art Specialist teachers will upgrade their studio skills and further their knowledge of contemporary visual arts issues. Non-Art Specialist teachers will gain an understanding of art making, its application to the classroom and the role of the visual arts in contemporary culture. This program may be taken on a part-time or full-time basis.

The Visual Arts Certificate in Studio

Individuals interested in expanding their expertise in the visual arts who have earned an undergraduate university degree, have a unique opportunity to earn a graduate certificate from NSCAD University. Approved through the NSCAD Academic Council, NSCAD Board of Governors and Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC), the 30-credit Visual Arts Certificate in Studio is designed for both art specialists and non-art specialists. This program may be taken on a part-time or full-time basis.

More about NSCAD
Founded in 1887, NSCAD University is a leading North American visual arts university offering a comprehensive range of graduate and undergraduate degrees. It enrols 1,005 students in undergraduate and graduate programs and has 1,700 students per year in its community-based Extended Studies offerings. NSCAD is singularly dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the training of professional practitioners, in the conducting of research and in the production of works of art in all media. The Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design makes a significant contribution to the field of academic publishing for the visual arts.

For more information or to apply for any of these programs, contact: Admissions, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, 5163 Duke Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3J6, Canada; tel 902 494 8129; [email protected]

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