Graduate Degree Applications

Take risks, engage and foster change through Graduate Studies.

Welcome to Graduate Studies admissions at Emily Carr University of Art + Design! You are about to discover the optimal environment to challenge your creativity and think unconventionally as you make your mark in the cultural industries and creative economy.

Here you will find all the requirements and steps to apply for an Emily Carr University Master of Design, Master of Fine Arts (including the Low Residency program); plus the Master of Digital Media offered at the Centre for Digital Media. Learn more about each of our Graduate Studies programs under Academics in the Graduate Degrees section.

  • START with our simple How to Apply guide.
  • CONTACT our Graduate Studies office if you have any questions.
  • DOWNLOAD the viewbook.
  • REVIEW Scholarships + Financial Aid section to see what you may qualify for.


"The Graduate program was artistically and personally challenging. It allowed a space for my multiple avenues of interest to merge in a cohesive, yet ever-evolving practice, as artist, educator, researcher and writer."

Kristina Fiedrich, Residency program (Grad 2012)

"Emily Carr's Graduate program takes an expansive approach to academic thought and to art-making. The interdisciplinary and highly theoretical nature of the instruction is evidence of the importance that Emily Carr places on the advancement of the arts in academia, and of the artist in society."

Gardiner O'Kain, Low Residency program (Grad 2012)

"The Low-Res program has provided a unique opportunity for me to pursue a graduate degree while continuing to work at making films. The resulting workload can be considerable at times, but the group, online process has been both stimulating and rewarding."

Rick Beairsto, Low Residency program (Grad 2012)