Students are invited to explore the full potential of complex contemporary art practices in an interdisciplinary environment, leading to a top tier Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

They engage in creation of new objects, images, and sculpture via a diverse set of materials and ideas, backed by real-world conceptual, technical, and historical knowledge.

The program is stimulating and supportive, and grounded by conceptual artistic expression honed by intelligent and rigorous critique.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts program develops working artists who are productive and resourceful. Our graduates become nationally and globally recognized artists, leaders and scholars in research and material practices.

Skills include:

Photography, Art + Text, Ceramics, Sculpture, Painting, Illustration, Drawing, Print Media, Social Practice + Community Engagement, Critical + Curatorial Practices, Curation, Gallery Assistance, Studio Support, Fabrication, Installation, Carpentry, Exhibition Planning, Research, Set Building, Applied Art, Concept Art, Community Engagement, Documentation, Archival Support, Critical Writing, Social Media Strategy, Marketing, Creative Collaboration




Viewing all forms of illustration, from editorial to narrative, as opportunities for cultural inquiry, our Illustration Major firmly situates illustration practice in contemporary art culture. Students are encouraged to question rather than follow, and to seek out new possibilities in the professional field.


Our Photography Major is a multidisciplinary program, supportive of a broader understanding of the art form. Students first acquire a mastery of traditional photographic art practices with subsequent exploration in a wide range of digital and analogue processes.


Promoting the connection between material practice, exhibition, and critical reflection through experimentation, our Visual Arts Major encourages experimentation and engagement with traditional as well as emerging technologies. Disciplines within in the Visual Arts Major include:

Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Print Media, Sculpture, and Expanded Interdisciplinary Practices


Focusing on the relationships between arts, new technologies, and critical studies, the New Media + Sound Arts Major generates new knowledges, sensations and artistic expressions. NMSA emphasizes experience – feeling, seeing, and hearing – inviting students to create worlds of difference.


Explore how text operates within contemporary visual art with the Art + Text Minor. As artworks using text often challenge the conventions of the visual and conceptual in image-making, whether in the form of printed text or recorded speech, students explore how these experiments with language test the limits and modes of communication.


The Curatorial Practice Minor offers a unique perspective on the contemporary art world. Explore grant-writing, exhibition plans, curatorial proposals, the development of criteria for self-curating or curating in relation to one’s peers, through the completion of curatorial projects.


Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Fine Arts