Teen Programs

​Hey teens, explore!

Are you thinking of studying art and design when you graduate from high school?

Start here first. Teen Programs at Emily Carr University of Art + Design offer excellent preparation for post-secondary education and future careers. Through hands-on art-making you will have access to experienced instruction and Emily Carr’s amazing studios, equipment, and community.

Teens Microsite

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Have fun and explore art, design, and media with us in one of 5 programs:


After School for Teens Programs

Explore extracurricular learning with our innovative partnership programs that allow you to continue learning at Emily Carr throughout the school year: The TAG Teen Art Group and the Headstart in Art.


BC Summer Studios

The Summer Studios for Teens bring the challenge and excitement of Emily Carr University of Art + Design to Whistler and Prince George. Our 10-day intensives draw from these unique locations. If you are between the ages of 15 and18, bring your artistic vision to life under the guidance of our excellent faculty.


Summer Institute for Teens

The Summer Institute for Teens at Emily Carr is a pre-university, immersive, one-month experience that engages you through intensive studio practice and visual culture. If you are between 15 and 18, join us and ready yourself for further education at an art and design university.


Pre-University Welcome Lab

Start exploring Emily Carr and the city of Vancouver in the summer through a transition program designed just for you and earn three credits toward your degree. This one-month intensive program introduces you to the language of art and design, our campus and facilities, and the vibrant arts community of your new city. Meet faculty and staff as well as your fellow students while you get set for September.


Urban Access

Urban Access to Aboriginal Art (URBAN ACCESS) is a four-week intensive art and design program that blends studio instruction with cultural studies modules and field trips. Held at the Aboriginal Gathering Place at Emily Carr University of Art + Design on Granville Island, the program will bring you together with 14 other participants to learn five traditional forms of art: carving, drum-making, cedar basketry, beadwork, and moose hair tufting.