First Year Foundation

First year Foundation launches your journey.

The only university in British Columbia solely dedicated to interdisciplinary creativity, Emily Carr is the best place to earn your undergraduate degree in Design, Fine Arts, or Media Arts.

Our Foundation Program, is the first year of all our four year undergraduate degrees. Emily Carr University activates your creative career with its unique Foundation program. This introductory program deliberately provides core skills and transformative experiences across a range of academic and studio classes. Foundation year equips you with new technical perspectives, vital relationships, and critical insights with which to make personal degree choices. Following the Foundation year, you map an individual path by selecting majors and minors from a variety of areas toward your Bachelor of Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts, or Bachelor of Media Arts degree.

With the practical knowledge and broad skills gained in first year, you progress through your degree, balancing your technical, material, and making skills with critical thinking and problem solving.

Interdisciplinarity gives you perspective.

Build foundations with lasting value.
Make a life and a living that matters.