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Emily Carr University of Art and Design

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Student population Medium (1,001 to 10,000)
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Institution type Public

About Emily Carr University of Art and Design

Established in 1925, and based in Vancouver, Emily Carr University of Art + Design is one of Canada's premier post-secondary institutions, and British Columbia's only University dedicated solely to art, design and media education and research.

Our four-year Undergraduate Degrees merge critical theory with community and studio practice, and our two-year Graduate Degrees, in Applied Arts and Design respectively, further prepare students to engage and compete in a growing creative economy, where the demand for visual art, design, and media talent is increasing exponentially. As well, Emily Carr's Department of Continuing Studies offers professional certificates, pre-university and lifelong learning opportunities in these areas.

Campus information

The main campus of Emily Carr University is located on Granville Island in Vancouver, separated from the downtown peninsula by False Creek. It is composed of two buildings, the South building and the North building.

The University has expanded its campus with studio facilities on West 3rd Ave and at the Great Northern Way Campus, an educational consortium operated in conjunction with BCIT, the University of British Columbia, and Simon Fraser University on a downtown land.

Besides,there is also a student union, and a small radio station, Radio Free Emily. Radio Free Emily can be found at frequency 89.3, but the station's weak signal strength makes it only possible to listen to it on or near Granville Island, or online.

The location of Emily Carr University is near a large residential area offering a wide range of off-campus housing options and has recently established a student housing website in order to assists students searching for accommodation.


If you would like to stay with a homestay family, we recommend the services of Liane's Vancouver Homestay, a company that finds accommodation for students with English-speaking Canadian families. This will give you the opportunity to improve your English ability and learn about Canadian culture. Homestay includes your own room, access to television, telephone and laundry facilities.

Liane's Vancouver Homestay - Services for Students:

  • Long & Short Term Placement
  • Airport Service
  • Counsel & Support
  • Custodian Letters for students under 19 years


Courses available 12

Computer Science, IT 1 Creative Arts & Design 12 Engineering 1


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