Continuing Studies

Create. It’s in Your Nature.

Continuing Studies at Emily Carr University of Art + Design offers a diverse range of programs and courses for creative individuals with various skills, passions, experience and goals. In addition to an array of art + design courses, we offer programs for teens, part-time certificates, intensive design certificates and a membership-based studio space.

Our faculty is comprised of professional and dedicated instructors with active practices in their respective fields of expertise. We are committed to making art + design accessible and creating a community space where people of all backgrounds can explore, develop and apply their inherent creativity.

Current Courses

Choose from over 100 courses, workshops and programs in our Summer 2015 Course Calendar using the format that works for you.

How to Register

Secure your spot in the courses you want quickly and easily through insideECU, our online registration system. New students create an account when they register for courses and returning students can directly login to InsideECU. For more detailed instructions on using InsideECU and how to register, please visit our how to register page.

Contact Us | Phone: 604 844 3810 | Fax: 604 630 4535
1399 Johnston Street, Granville Island, Vancouver V6H 3R9

Hours of Operation
8:30 am to 4:00 pm (Mon - Thurs)
8:30 am to 12:30 pm (Fri)


  • 2015-04-13 23:30

    Surrey Art Gallery is presenting Views from the Southbank II: Moments, Reflections, Intervals, the second of three exhibitions celebrating the Gallery’s 40th anniversary. The exhibit features portraits of people and places in Surrey and the surrounding area by 29 different artists, including:

  • 2015-04-07 14:25

    Back Gallery Project and Pattison Art in Transit are presenting the anticipated third and final iteration of their Strathcona Billboard Project with Annie Briard’s public art work Any Day Now as part of Capture Photography Festival.

    Instructor and MAA alumna Annie Briard ('13) creates moving images and lens-focused work to confront visual perception and the interpretation of what we see. Her practice exploits elements that influence vision including embodiment, reverie, and ocular phenomena. By decontextualizing what the viewer expects of billboards, using the optical recursive void and offering a stereoscopic 3D viewing potential, Any Day Now underlines connections between visual attention, wonder, and possibility.

  • 2015-04-01 20:59

    Shop Technologies Coordinator and Continuing Studies instructor Vanessa Hall-Patch has been awarded second place for her piece House sampler, land sampler at the 35th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition.

    The Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition is the second-longest running juried print and drawing competition in the United States. Every two years it features contemporary graphic artwork from around the globe. This year the 35th Bradley International features the work of 108 artists and the juror is Beth Grabowski, Professor and Assistant Department Chair at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  • 2015-03-26 13:04

    This summer, Emily Carr University of Art + Design will run 10-day creative intensives in Whistler and Prince George offering teens across the province the oppportunity to explore the arts in immersive and vibrant environments. Not only will local teens aged 15-18 in these cities be able to work with university faculty, but an accommodation option for Whistler will open the program up to students from Vancouver to Dawson Creek.

  • 2015-03-16 10:08

    The University is pleased to welcome Tene Barber as Executive Director, Continuing Studies.

    As part of the University's academic leadership team, Ms. Barber takes on the strategic development of Emily Carr University's lifelong learning programs, and delivery of the broad range of offerings we currently provide to our many communities. From teen programs and professional certificates, to The Leeway's drop-in studio space and corporate creativity programs, Emily Carr University's Department of Continuing Studies has opportunities for study in the creative disciplines for students of all ages and interests.

  • 2015-02-27 14:45

    Over 65 high school students have already decided to spend the first month of their summer vacation in class at Emily Carr University. The Summer Institute for Teens had 112 students (out of 120 spots) last July, so being half-full at the end of early bird registration was an unexpected surprise.

    “It’s fantastic to see this phenomenal growth, because it represents a belief and investment in the next generation of artists and designers,” says Claire Schagerl ('04), who runs the Emily Carr University teen programs. “Our summer students show that creatives of all ages can be invested in their practice.”

  • 2015-02-21 13:53

    Call for Applications | THE LEEWAY STUDIO RESIDENCY Summer Term: May – August (Application Deadline: March 31, 2015)

    Emily Carr Continuing Studies invites visual artists and designers* to submit applications for a four month Studio Residency in the Leeway.

    The Leeway is a multi-disciplinary resourced studio space for artists and designers. It is a shared, open studio space suitable for those who are seeking to forge a sense of community while cultivating their creative practice and exploring new techniques and processes. Artists and designers in The Leeway work alongside other makers and learn from experienced technicians and instructors through demonstrations and workshops.

  • 2014-11-13 21:00

    Continuing Studies instructor and studio technician, Shinsuke Minegishi, is holding a solo exhibition, Resurrection, from November 21, 2014 to January 16, 2015 at Art Beatus (Vancouver). An opening reception will take place on Friday, November 21 from 3 - 6pm.

  • 2014-10-15 18:27

    Continuing Studies instructor and studio technician, Shinsuke Minegishi's ('98) print work will be presented at Art Toronto, the Open Studio Print Sales Gallery. Curated by Astrid Ho, Print Sales Manager and Archivist, this exhibition features original prints by Canadian artists, reflecting the national scope of this contemporary printmaking centre.

  • 2014-07-21 10:38

    Sessional faculty member Vjeko Sager is the featured artist for this year's Your Kontinent: Film and Media Arts Festival.

    In exploration of the connections between human, art and technology, Sager will build a diviNation Tower in Minoru Plaza as the centrepiece of the festival.