Continuing Studies

Explore, Create + Enjoy!

Emily Carr's Continuing Studies offers you a broad range of flexible courses, programs and workshops. From teen programs to professional certificates, and drop-in studio space to corporate creativity programs, we're committed to providing lifelong learning opportunities that support communities of all kinds to explore, develop and apply creativity. Classes are small, hands-on and taught by professional instructors with active practices in their respective fields of art, design and media.

We continue to expand through community, educational and corporate partnerships. Would you like to develop and deliver innovative education programs with us? Let's connect.

P: 604-844-3810   |  F: 604-630-4535  |
In person: 1399 Johnston Street, Granville Island, Vancouver
Hours: M - Th 8:30 am to 4:00 pmF 8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Summer registration opens April 8, 2015. New course calendar coming soon!


Choose from the 125 classes, programs + certificates in our Fall 2014 Catalogue


Select and secure your space by enrolling through our web-portal,InsideEC

Fall Highlights

This Fall we're especially proud to present the following free demonstrations, 3-hour workshops, and marquis programs!


Imagining Our Future

Join us and explore the context of our move to a new campus at Great Northern Way. This series of events and activities that explore the geographical, historical, pedagogical and cultural context of our relocation to the False Creek Flats (Senákw) in 2016. Imagining Our Future brings together practitioners from a range of practices and fields of inquiry, evoking both radical and practical propositions for how we inhabit our new campus, and how we imagine the art, media and design university of the 21st century.


  • 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.

  • 2014-07-07 13:10

    It is with great sorrow that we announce the death of James Lindfield on June 21st, from pneumonia. James will be remembered as a devoted father, passionate teacher, committed artist, and as a perceptive and loving husband, brother, uncle and friend.

    We are stunned to have lost such a valuable member of our community, and our thoughts and best wishes are with his wife Sheila and son Jacob during this tragic time.

  • 2014-04-08 07:53

    This summer, Continuing Studies is busting out of the city and exploring programming in Penticton, Prince George and the Resort Community of Whistler. And as with each new semester, we are continuing to offer new courses, workshops and special events including:

    Drawing From Almost Life is a new course held at the Beatty Biodiversity Museum of UBC that takes advantage of the natural history collection found there.

  • 2014-01-23 09:53

    Locate, curated by Avalon Mott This exhibition features emerging photographers Andrew Jenkins, Avalon Mott, Bahar Habibi, David Peters, Jeff Downer, Shannon McCubbin, and Tess Sereda. Gallery 295 presents it’s first annual emerging curators exhibition. Avalon Mott has been selected to curate an exhibition of emerging artists. Mott is a recent graduate from Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Recent curated exhibitions include: City of Richmond Public Art Commission, You Came Here By Chance – 221A, Capture Photography Festival – Olympic Village Canada Line Skytrain. Conceived around the binary notions of transience and permanence, Locate aims to explore ideas of place. Through physical or social spaces, one aims to find a setting that they can inhabit and define.