Research Areas

Research culture, an important and integral part of Emily Carr University, is made up of a unique mix of practice-based and critical approaches to knowledge production.

Our graduate students have full access to our research resources and facilities, where materials, making, and digital capacity are key. Through state-of-the-art digital technology we explore new means of prototyping and production, create new employment avenues and redefine contemporary creative and aesthetic expression. Faculty and students from different disciplines work collaboratively toward innovation in areas where ECU is making significant national and international contributions.

Faculty-led research projects are all part of an ongoing portfolio of interdisciplinary and industry partnered research initiatives that generate singular opportunities for graduate students to integrate their own research interests into real-life projects.

We are global leaders in dedicated research for studio-based art, design, and media.

A range of expert mentorship opportunities is provided through our research centres, studios and Canada Research Chairs.