Second and Third Year Transfer Academic Requirements
Emily Carr University has established Articulation Agreements with the following recognized Universities, Colleges and Institutes. If you are considering transferring to Emily Carr from any one of these institutions you should contact our Admissions Advisor, Ms. April Goodwin-Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org .
- Camosun College
- Capilano University
- College of New Caledonia
- College of the Rockies
- Grand Prairie College
- Grant MacEwan College
- Yukon School of Visual Arts
- Native Education College
- North Island College
- Northern Lights College
- Northwest Community College
- Sanford Flemming College
- Vancouver Community College
- Vancouver Island School of Art
Formal Articulation Agreements are being developed with the following colleges:
- Langara College
- Selkirk College
Applicants who have completed appropriate academic, fine art, design or media-based studio courses at an accredited post-secondary art school, university, or college, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, may be considered for admission to the second or third year of study.
All transfer Applicants must have completed Fine Art and Design courses that will transfer to their own province's or country's accredited universities. Note: before applying as a transfer student all applicants should research their home institution's transferability to their province's or country's universities.
Appropriate post-secondary studies for admission to second year requires a minimum of 30 credits including 18 Visual Art studio credits and 12 academic credits including; 6 English Literature credits and 6 Art History credits. Appropriate post-secondary studies for admission to third year require a minimum of 60 credits (including a minimum of 18 credits of first year visual art studio and 18 credits of second year visual art studio). Students seeking transfer to third year should contact April Goodwin-Smith regarding transfer eligibility. Official transcripts, portfolio and English proficiency results (if applicable) are required for admission.
Transfer Applicants from British Columbia
Applicants from a B.C. university, college or university college seeking advanced standing to second year must have a minimum of 30 transferable credits in Fine Art including 18 Visual Art studio credits and 12 academic credits including; 6 English Literature and 6 Art History credits. Applicants from a B.C. university, college or university college seeking advanced standing to third year must have a minimum of 60 transferable credits in Fine Art (usually 36 Visual Art studio credits and 24 academic credits). More information on transfer credits from B.C. colleges and university colleges can be found on the B.C. Council on Admissions & Transfer's website, www.bctransferguide.ca. If you have specific questions about transfer credit, please contact April Goodwin-Smith.
Transfer applicants from the B.C. public college/university system with credit equivalent to the ECU first year or second year (see above) and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale) will be considered for admission to second or third year Visual Arts on the basis of their cumulative grade point average and will not be required to submit an art portfolio. Transfer applicants with a cumulative GPA below 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale) will be required to submit a portfolio in addition to official transcripts. Note: the portfolio waiver only applies to applicants to the Visual Arts program. Applicants to Photography, Animation, Film, Video + Integrated Media, Communication Design, Industrial Design, Interaction Design, Interactive + Social Media, and Illustration must submit a portfolio.
Transfer Applicants from other Provinces and Countries
Applicants must have completed Fine Art and Design courses that will transfer to their own province's or country's accredited universities. Note: before applying as a transfer student all applicant's should research their home institution's transferability to their province's or country's universities.
Applicants from Quebec with a minimum two-year Academic DEC diploma in Fine Art may apply for advanced standing for second year only.
Transfer Applicants from Institutes of Technology/Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology
Students with completed two year diplomas from Canadian institutes of technology or applied arts and technology may be awarded transfer credit based on appropriate overall studio based background. Transfer credit is generally granted only for completed programs as a block studio transfer to first year and is not evaluated on a course by course basis. Academic course transfer is generally not awarded.
Transfer Applicants to First Year Foundation
Admission for transfer students applying to First Year Foundation is based on portfolio, previous academic standing and English proficiency (if applicable). The minimum cumulative GPA required is 2.0. Please note that applicants must indicate all accredited post-secondary institutions attended on the application form, and submit supporting transcripts for all of these institutions.