Faculty of Visual Art + Material Practice
Think, make, think, make.
Change yourself, change the world. Immerse yourself in creative practice.
The Faculty of Visual Art + Material Practice invites you to explore the full potential of complex contemporary art practices in an interdisciplinary environment, leading to a top tier Bachelor of Fine Arts degree among fine art and design colleges, schools, and universities in Canada and North America. Imagine the creation of new objects, images, and sculpture via a diverse set of materials and ideas, backed by real-world conceptual, technical, and historical knowledge.
We are profoundly grounded by conceptual artistic expression honed by intelligent and rigorous critique. Our student environment is stimulating and supportive, developing working artists who are productive and resourceful, driven by a passionate teaching faculty with leading contemporary personal art practices. Our grads become resourceful leaders as nationally and globally recognized artists and scholars in a variety of fields, including research/creation and material practices.
The Faculty of Visual Arts offers three Fine Arts Majors, all of which are delivered through the Audain School of Visual Arts at Emily Carr. In addition, the Faculty provides two undergraduate degree Minors:
- Illustration Major
- Photography Major
- Visual Arts Major
- Art + Text Minor
- Curatorial Practice Minor
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Emily Carr's iconic reputation offers you a culture of public exhibition, support, and engagement.
In 2013 through the Audain Foundation for the Visual Arts, Michael Audain donated five million dollars to Emily Carr University to create the Audain School of Visual Arts and the Audain Distinguished Artist in Residence Program.
The Audain School of Visual Arts provides an enhanced visual arts learning environment offering a studio-based education reflective of the diversity and complexity of contemporary art. The School encompasses three bachelor program majors in Illustration, Photography, and Visual Arts, the last of which includes five practices: ceramics, drawing, painting, print media, and sculpture.