Affiliates + Partners

As one of the leading art and design universities in Canada, ECU actively partners with the following local and international institutions and organizations.

Master of Digital Media at Center for Digital Media (CDM) 

We frequently collaborate with the Centre for Digital Media, which is stationed a few buildings next to our Mount Pleasant campus. A jointly offered Master of Digital Media (MDM) degree is delivered by the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, and the British Columbia Institute of Technology. 

ECU students are encouraged to pursue coursework in this program and collaborate with like-minded colleagues. Prospective students are encouraged to apply to the CDM program directly.

AICAD (Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design)

AICAD is a non-profit consortium of the leading art schools in the US and Canada that frequently hosts panels and symposia on the future of art and design pedagogy.

DESIS Network

DESIS is an international consortium of researchers and design universities aimed to use design thinking and design knowledge to co-create, with local, regional and global partners, socially relevant scenarios, solutions and communication programs tied to issues of sustainability.

Cumulus Association

Cumulus Association is a global association of art and design research institutes.

ELIA (The European League of Institutes of the Arts) 

The ELIA is a network of art and design universities that provide a dynamic platform for professional exchange and development in higher arts education.