Registration in courses is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Unless otherwise indicated, students in Continuing Studies (CS) courses must be at least 18 years old by the course start date.
Please note that the policies listed in this calendar apply to individual courses and workshops only. For policies on our other programs, visit our teens website or read about our certificate programs.
You are encouraged to register early whenever possible, but registrations may be accepted up to one day prior to the first day of the course provided space is available. Students who do not appear on the instructor’s course list will not be permitted to attend.
Please note that registrations are not accepted after a course has started.
Your tuition fees cover the cost of the course and, in some cases, materials provided by the instructor.
Fees are payable at the time of registration. Payment can be made online or over the phone by credit card and by credit card, cash or debit in person. Failure to make payment within 24 hours of registration will result in being removed from your course(s).
Most Continuing Studies courses require that you purchase supplies. A list of required and recommended items is included in your registration statement and available online at connect.ecuad.ca/courses. Some supplies are available at a discounted rate for Continuing Studies students from Opus Framing & Art Supplies on Granville Island, and at Petrov’s Art & Craft Supplies in North Vancouver. You must present your course registration confirmation/receipt to receive your discount.
Many Continuing Studies courses are open to students with different backgrounds and levels of experience. However, we also offer advanced courses for more experienced students. If a course requires a prerequisite course or its equivalent, we highly recommend that you take the prerequisite course prior to taking the advanced course. Please note: If you are not at the level required for the course, Continuing Studies reserves the right to move you to a course more suitable to your skill level.
All courses are taught in English. Students whose first language is not English should note that they are required to be proficient in written and spoken English and be able to participate in group discussions and presentations in English. As a guideline, we would expect you to have an IELTS score of 4-5 for studio courses and 6.0 for lecture courses.
When you register online, you will automatically receive a “Registration Confirmation + Materials List” email with links to your course timetable, room location and materials list online. If you do not receive an email, please make sure your current email address is listed on your account and then email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you register in person or by phone, you will receive an email with your registration statement within 24 hours. Please note: We no longer send registration statements by mail.
If a course is full, contact the CS office to be added to a wait list. If a seat opens up in the course, you will be contacted by the CS office to be enrolled in the course. There is no cost to be added to the wait list and you are under no obligation to register if a space becomes available. Students on wait lists cannot attend classes.
No refund will be given if notification of withdrawal is received less than seven full calendar days before the start of the course. Exceptions are only considered as they pertain to extenuating circumstances on an individual basis. In such cases, a written request for refund, accompanied by appropriate documentation from a third party (e.g. subpoena), must be submitted.
A refund or a tuition voucher, minus an administrative charge of $35 per course, will be issued if notification of withdrawal is received more than seven full calendar days prior to the course start date. Students may withdraw from a course by phone, fax, or email. Under no circumstances will refunds be granted for requests received after the end of a course or workshop. Additionally, course transfers or special requests will not be accommodated after a course finishes.
No transfers of fees will be granted if notification of transfer is received less than seven full calendar days before the start of the course. A transfer of fees, minus an administrative charge of $35, will be issued if the request for transfer is received more than seven full calendar days prior to the start date of the course you wish to transfer out of. You must pay any additional fees at the time of transfer. You may transfer from one course to another by phone or email.
We reserve the right to cancel a course up to five calendar days prior to the course start date if there is not sufficient registration in a course. If a course is cancelled by Continuing Studies for any reason, a full refund will be processed and sent automatically to all registrants. In the event of a cancellation, CS can transfer you into a different course or provide a tuition voucher in lieu of a refund upon request. Course cancellations will be announced to each student by email. Please ensure that your email is on file and up to date.
Emily Carr accepts no responsibility in the event any class, course of instruction, seminar, or workshop is either cancelled or not completed as a result of strikes, lockouts, fire, natural disasters or any other cause beyond the control of the University. Emily Carr reserves the right to change or amend its programs, instructors, fee structure, schedule and regulations at any time from those published in the course catalogue or ECUAD website.
A University community depends on the good judgment and considerate behaviour of its members. Emily Carr expects the members of its community to conduct themselves with respect for the rights of others and to behave responsibly at all times. You are responsible for knowing and observing student-related Emily Carr policies and procedures. For more information on the Emily Carr Code of Conduct and the handling of conduct issues, please visit: connect.ecuad.ca/studentservices/policies.
Emily Carr University of Art + Design will be using OneCard access system on our new campus. Students are responsible for completing the steps required to obtain their access card as outlined in the Registration Confirmation + Materials List email they receive after registering.