How to Apply | Graduate Admissions

How to Apply

Here are the requirements and steps to apply for a Master of Design and Master of Fine Arts:

1. Review your academic eligibility and apply online.
2. Use the online application portal.
3. Prepare and submit your portfolio + supporting documents.
4. Receive updates and follow notifications from us.
5. Pay your deposit.

Key Dates

Find important dates for Graduate Applications below.

We offer one yearly intake into all graduate programs. Both Master of Design and Master of Fine Arts degrees begin in Fall.

September 15 | Applications Open

January 15 | Applications Close

The deadline to apply and submit your portfolio and supporting documents online.

You will only need to submit your previous academic transcript(s) and/or English language proficiency test score upon request. Do not send these documents unless we send you a request via email.

April 15 | Admissions Decisions Sent

Emily Carr University admission decisions are shared with all graduate applicants via email.

Variable – two weeks after receiving a Letter of Admission | Deadline to Pay Your Deposit

The deadline to pay your deposit and secure your place in the program is two weeks after receiving your letter of admission via email. Further details are included in said email.

August 1 | Additional or In-Progress Documents

All final additional or in-progress educational documents are required, as requested directly through the process by Emily Carr University.


Keep track of it all—download the grad studies application checklist.