Teen Programs

​Hey teens, explore!

Are you thinking of studying art and design when you graduate from high school?

Start here first. Teen Programs at Emily Carr University of Art + Design offer excellent preparation for post-secondary education and future careers. Through hands-on art-making you will have access to experienced instruction and Emily Carr’s amazing studios, equipment, and community.

Apply and register on the Teens Microsite.

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Have fun and explore art, design, and media with us in one of these programs:


After School for Teens Programs

Explore extracurricular learning with our innovative partnership programs that allow you to continue learning at Emily Carr throughout the school year: The TAG Teen Art Group and the Headstart in Art.


Summer Institute for Teens

The Summer Institute for Teens at Emily Carr is a pre-university, immersive, one-month experience that engages you through intensive studio practice and visual culture. If you are between 16 and 18 or will finish Grade 10 by this summer, join us and ready yourself for further education at an art and design university.


Pre-University Welcome Lab

Start exploring Emily Carr and the city of Vancouver in the summer through a transition program designed just for you and earn three credits toward your degree. This one-month intensive program introduces you to the language of art and design, our campus and facilities, and the vibrant arts community of your new city. Meet faculty and staff as well as your fellow students while you get set for September.