The information contained within the Student Services section of this web site is primarily for the use of registered Emily Carr students.
Prospective students should refer to the Undergraduate Admissions section of the website for information about the application process or contact the Admissions office directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foundation Orientation is held during the first week of regular classes in the Fall semester and is mandatory for all Foundation students. Orientation provides new students with important information about the program and the University's facilities and operations. It is also an opportunity to meet your faculty, staff and student mentors. For further information please contact the Foundation Program Assistant, Gaye Fowler, at 604 844 3845 or email@example.com.
English Language Assessment Test (ELAT)
Emily Carr University offers two streams of first year Academic Core seminars: one with 25 students per class that meets for 3 hours per week, and one smaller (intensive) class with 15 students that meets for 5 hours per week.
In order to determine which course format is best for you, all first year Foundation students who do not have previous university level transfer credit for English 100 must write the University’s English Language placement test (ELAT). The cost of the test is $50.00 and will be charged to your tuition account.
You will be scheduled to take the 2-hour ELAT test during your mandatory Foundation Orientation week. Details regarding your testing date and location will be sent to you via your Emily Carr webmail address. Students who do not write the test will be automatically placed in the intensive course format for the fall semester. This placement is non-negotiable.
The Foundation Forum is a series of lectures scheduled throughout the year, on Mondays from 11:45am-12:45pm, with topics that include art, media, design and University program information. Notes taken during these lectures will be considered as part of the student's individual course evaluation for grades.
The Foundation Forum offers speakers and performers, and will cover important information on requirements for second year. Faculty members will present detailed information about the various programs, including how to apply and what to expect if accepted. Students who do not attend these talks miss out on important details relevant to their second year of study. Artists, designers and performers are also brought in to inspire and encourage our student's creative process.
The Foundation Program Assistant will e-mail all first-year students regularly throughout the year using the Emily Carr e-mail address only. Students must ensure their account is active no later than mid-August for this purpose. All e-mail communications between students and Emily Carr will take place only through student's assigned e-mail accounts. Any problems accessing Emily Carr e-mail can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Instructions for accessing Emily Carr e-mail accounts can be downloaded from the ITS Services Page.
It is every student's responsibility to check their Emily Carr e-mail regularly.
Opus Framing and Art Supplies, across the street from Emily Carr, offers a limited number of Foundation Supply Packages for the Fall semester at an exceptionally low price. Available in mid-August, this package is to be considered a starter kit. Packages are available on a first-come first-served basis. To prove you are an Emily Carr student, you will need to show either your student card, your tuition fee receipt, or a copy of your welcoming letter.
Students will need the following materials during their first year at Emily Carr. It is the student's responsibility to replace them as they run out or if they are misplaced. Some consumables can be purchased in the tool crib.
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks, tape (masking and invisible), screwdriver with multiple heads, unidriver, craft pliers with wire cutters, sponge, utility knife (LB-5 blade), No. 11 xacto knife, rubber gloves and work gloves, assorted brushes, drawing board, 18” x 24” drawing pads (newsprint and white paper), tape measure, scissors, metal straight edge (ruler), push pins, plastic containers, lock
Proceeding to Second Year
In order to proceed to second year students must have completed at least 21 credits by the end of August 2014. They may be missing only one studio course and two academics, all of which must be completed before third year.
Application to Second Year
Once all Foundation courses are completed (exceptions noted above), students may proceed to second year. Students who successfully complete the Foundation year are guaranteed entry to the Visual Arts degree program, but must still submit an application. All other programs have limited spaces and admission is competitive.
For more information, visit the admissions section of the website.