Facilities + Resources
Graduate Studios - Graduate students have studio space in shared, dedicated work spaces located either on or near the main campus, and they have access to all university facilities related to their area of research.
Intersections Digital Studios (IDS) is a research facility unique in Canada. It offers graduate students access to new state-of-the-art technologies along with the more traditional resources available at the University. IDS provides a flexible environment where students and professionals with specialized knowledge in art, design, and technology can collaborate in an interdisciplinary manner.
Along with prototyping amenities, display, and multimedia equipment, a variety of exciting technologies significantly expand the capacity for creative exploration, experimentation and innovation. These include a Motion Capture Studio for research in animation, ergonomics, and interactive entertainment, a CNC machine for cutting prototypes in new shapes and forms, thermal printers, spatial, full-body and flatbed scanners for work in 2D and 3D, a Bailey kiln for prototyping in ceramics and industrial design, digital HD video cameras, computer equipment, and an Apple Xserve server system for high speed rendering.
Technical Services Technical support is provided across 18 different specialty areas of the University. These include Animation, Ceramics, CNC, Communication Design, Drawing & Painting, Film/Video & Integrated Media, Foundation, Industrial Design, Photography, Print Media, Sculpture, Textiles & Soft Products, as well as Audio Visual Resources, Tool Crib, & Continuing Studies.
The Library contains over 23,000 books and exhibition catalogues, 145,000 slides, 160 magazine subscriptions, 2500 videos and films, 800 sound recordings, Canadian artist information files, and a small collection of rare and unique artists' books. The emphasis of the library collection is on contemporary art, media, and design, along with related subjects in art and design history. Graduate students also have borrowing privileges at the two other major institutions in the area: the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University.
The Charles H. Scott Gallery is an integral part of the educational experience at Emily Carr University. The Gallery presents a program of regional, national, and international exhibitions. The emphasis is on contemporary thematic group shows that contain an educational or critical component related to the range of disciplines taught at the school. Solo exhibitions offer in-depth analysis of an artist's production. It hosts the annual MAA Thesis Exhibition. The Gallery also houses an excellent bookstore.
The Concourse and Media Galleries are for student and University-oriented exhibitions and provide opportunities for students to present their work to the school community and the general public. Proposals for exhibitions are reviewed by the Student Exhibition Committee working with the Charles H. Scott Gallery Director/Curator. These galleries host the annual MAA First Year Exhibition.
Digital Output Centre* The DOC is a service bureau and a resource centre. Graduate students can submit digital files for output using wide format inkjet printers, photographic image recorders, imagePress, CD/DVD printer, and a vinyl cutter. The DOC is also home to scanning equipment and colour calibrated workstations for preparing files for printing.
Internships/Industry and Research Partnerships Emily Carr's Research and Industry Office is focused on expanding research innovation, building industry alliances, and customizing internships for Masters students. The RIO is also designed to help graduate students and faculty identify innovative research projects and global collaborations, strengthen grant submissions, and source research team members. Graduate students work with the Research and Industry Liaison Manager in securing their internship.
* Emily Carr University cannot guarantee that all technical facilities will be available at all times. Students attending the Summer Intensive may have limited or restricted access to some technical facilities. In most cases students will be required to receive appropriate orientations to equipment and shop or lab procedures.