About our Graduate Degrees

Prepare to lead and engage in the cultural and creative industries.

Thrive in the new knowledge economy with graduate studies at Emily Carr University.

Emily Carr offers you the highest calibre of interdisciplinary faculty and progressive research opportunities as the only Canadian institution solely dedicated to creativity. As a practicing artist and aspiring professional the Master of Fine Arts degree or Master of Design degree will enhance your opportunities to contribute to contemporary creative society.

The Faculty of Graduate Studies carefully selects a limited number of design, media and visual arts students to each program, emphasizing opportunities for synergy and collaboration among students, faculty and researcher labs/studios. The result is a dynamic program of study combining practical studio exploration in a professional context, including internship/independent study period, integrated written/visual thesis and a public exhibition.



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