December 5, 2008

Emily Carr University: Call for Applications

Emily Carr University of Art + Design

The Master of Applied Arts program invites applications until February 1, 2009. Emily Carr University offers a professional degree that prepares students to engage in the expanding fields of design, media and visual arts within the cultural and the creative industries.

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[email protected]

Visit us online for program details

Visit us in person
Information Session
Thursday, December 11, 2008
5:00 – 6:30pm
Emily Carr University, 1399 Johnston Street, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC, Canada

This two-year, full-time program delivers core curriculum that combines intensive theory and research seminars with rigorous studio classes where students are exposed to advanced exploration in their respective disciplines. The program admits a limited number of students each year to the three streams of the program – design, media and visual arts. This allows for an intense educational experience. Students learn to locate their own practices within broader fields of enquiry through writing projects, critiques of studio work, presentations and an internship.

MAA students range in diversity and nationality and come together to create a unique environment of interaction and exploration. They benefit from access to broad-based resources and extensive facilities in traditional and new technologies. A diverse and dedicated faculty, as well as a host of visiting artists and lecturers, support and encourage individual student research and production.

Students acquire a profound understanding of their own practices through ongoing presentation, analysis and critique. In addition, students complete an internship between the first and second year. The internship ensures that each student has practical work or research experience in an external professional context.

At the end of the final semester, students produce an integrated thesis project comprised of a body of independent visual work and a thesis essay. A final exhibition presents their visual thesis projects to the public at large.

The Design stream focuses on the professional aspects of Communication and Industrial Design. Students learn to integrate technology, aesthetics and human factors in an applied research environment. The emphasis is on the relationship between knowledge, skills and critical reflection.

The Media Arts stream explores experimental and innovative concepts for media applications. Students examine how images or objects interface with media environments. Emphasis is on expressive exploration of time-based media including sound, images, text and/or alternate physical feedback triggered through interactivity in a self-reflective critique milieu.

The Visual Arts stream investigates the creative and intellectual context for artistic experimentation and personal vision. Students are challenged to think critically, collaborate and engage in cross-disciplinary production. Studio practice is supported by seminars that include individual and group critiques.

Students are provided with studio space during their program of study. Emily Carr University has state-of-the art facilities for work in digital media, photography (analog and digital), laser cutting and 3D prototyping, woodworking, metal, ceramics, etc.

The University provides for numerous exhibition venues for the presentation of student work including (e)space, the off-campus graduate student gallery.

An ongoing speaker series takes place on campus throughout the year and includes noted visiting artists and designers from around the world.

Tuition fees for domestic and international students are the same. Tuition, Student Union and CFS fees for the 2009/10 academic year are $11,263.40 CDN (subject to change).

Admission requirements and how to submit your application are available at

Phone | 604.844.3897
Email | [email protected]

Graduates of 2008 site |

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