How to Apply | Undergraduate Admissions

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Review your eligibility to apply

Start by reviewing our academic requirements and portfolio requirements.

Applicants who attended educational institutions where the primary language spoken was not English must demonstrate English Language Proficiency.

Apply online and submit your Portfolio

Apply online at EducationPlannerBC and submit your portfolio through SlideRoom.

Tip: Get feedback before you submit by registering for a portfolio review. Please note that portfolio reviews are presently fully booked. We hope to open up more spaces in the near future. This information will be posted here when available.

Submit your transcripts and supporting documents

In-progress transcripts and English Language Proficiency scores can be sent via email to

All final high school and post-secondary transcripts must be sent directly from your educational institution to Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Transcripts issued in languages other than English must be accompanied by verified English translations.

Where to send your supporting documents

Key Dates

Fall Intake

September 15 | Applications open

January 15 | Applications close for Fall

All your application materials, including your portfolio, must be submitted by midnight Pacific Standard Time. Admission decisions will be sent via email no later than April 15.

May 1 | Deadline to pay your deposit

Details on the deadline to pay your deposit will be contained in your acceptance package.

August 1 | Deadline to send your final documents

If additional documents have been requested, follow the instructions in those requests regarding deadlines.

Spring Intake

Along with our main Fall intake in September, we also offer a Spring intake in January into select programs, including those in the two drop-down menus below.

Applications for our Spring intake open on September 15 and close on October 1. Your documents and portfolio are due October 15, including proof of high school graduation. Admission decisions will be sent via email no later than November 15.

First Year | Second Semester
Bachelor of Fine Arts | Visual Arts Major

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

Please note that due to the volume of application materials we receive, we cannot individually update applicants regarding the receipt or status of transcripts and other supporting documents. Provided you follow the steps outlined on the following Application Checklist, your application will be complete. We will notify you if we experience difficulties processing any part of your application.

Watch your inbox.

Once your application is complete, watch your inbox for important information that we will share with you via email. Admissions decisions are sent no later than November 15 and April 15 for the Spring and Fall intakes, respectively.

Information about paying your deposit and key dates will be shared in your acceptance package. Good luck!