Facts + Figures

Mission Statement

Emily Carr University of Art + Design is a learning community devoted to excellence and innovation in Visual Arts, Media Arts, and Design.


Emily Carr's vision is to be a worldwide centre of excellence in art, design and media education and research.

Senior Officers - 2011/12

Chancellor John C. Kerr, MBA, LL.D
Board Chair Evaleen Jaager Roy
President + Vice-Chancellor: Ronald Burnett, Ph. D.
Vice President, Finance + Administration Michael Clifford, B. Comm, CA
Vice President, Academic + Provost: David Bogen, Ph. D.

Statistics (2011/12)

Full Time Students 1,851
International Students 326 (incl. in FT #)
Exchange Students 30 (incl. in FT #)
Continuing Studies Students 3,508
Faculty (both continuing + sessional) 172
Staff: 99
Administrators (incl. excluded support positions): 43

Campus Facilities

Two buildings located on Granville Island in Vancouver, BC: 198,692 sq. ft. (includes Intersections Digital Studio + Aboriginal Gathering Place)

Satellite campuses at 1535 W 3rd Avenue: 8070 sq. ft. | 1706 W 1st Avenue (Mitchell Press Building): 11,499 sq. ft.

View a PDF of the $5-million dollar Intersections Digital Studio.

What We Do

Emily Carr is an accredited, public, post-secondary university offering four-year programs leading to Bachelor Degrees in Fine Arts and Design, and a two-year Applied Master Degree in Visual Arts, Media Arts and Design. The University also offers a range of certificate programs and continuing studies courses on a part-time basis.

About Emily Carr

Emily Carr University of Art + Design formerly known as the Vancouver School of Art, was established in 1925. In 1978, it was designated a provincial institute before moving to Granville Island in 1980. A second building on Granville Island opened in 1994, and the following year, Emily Carr was granted authority to offer bachelor degrees and honorary degrees. In 2001, Finning International donated a parcel of land to Emily Carr, SFU, UBC and BCIT, in what is now known as the Great Northern Way Campus. In 2005, Emily Carr and North Island College launched a pilot project allowing students to earn a Fine Arts Diploma at NIC's Comox Valley Campus. In 2006, Emily Carr launched a Master of Applied Arts degree, and opened the Intersections Digital Studio, which has significantly expanded the university's research capabilities. In 2007, Emily Carr introduced a joint Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing and Studio Arts with UNBC. In 2008, the school was granted university status.