ECU's Response to COVID-19:
Career Development + Work Integrated Learning provides a suite of services, advising, and resources for students on career related topics. Students may attend strategy sessions, drop-in advising, schedule individual appointments, and attend career + PD related events.
The Career Development + Work Integrated Learning also liaises with industry and employers in creative fields, in order to assist students in obtaining employment through the co-op program, Internships and other Work Integrated Learning opportunities.
See Program Switching.
The Emily Carr Students’ Union organizes ratified clubs on campus. Visit ecsu.ca to learn how to start a club or to view the list of existing clubs. You can also meet clubs at the annual ECSU Community Fair. Funding, organizational assistance, room bookings and photocopying are available for all ratified ECSU clubs. For more information, contact the Students’ Union at 604 844 3862, email firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the office.
The Compass U-Pass BC program is an unlimited transit pass for eligible students at public post-secondary schools in Metro Vancouver. It is a partnership program between all student associations and public post-secondary institutions in Metro Vancouver, the provincial government and TransLink. The fee is assessed with tuition fees. More information is available at: http://connect.ecuad.ca/studentservices/upassbc
Your file and academic record (grades) are maintained by Student Services in compliance with the British Columbia Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (1992). As a result, only faculty and staff of the University who have a need to review your record (e.g., for promotion, advising, scholarship) will be provided access to relevant information. The Registrar or her/his designate will release student information when required by law (e.g., a summons or subpoena) or to the police when she/he is satisfied that it is in either the public interest or the interest of the student involved to do so.
Requests from collection agencies, acting on behalf of the Federal or Provincial Government with respect to student assistance are normally made under the provisions of a law or regulation and the information may be provided by the Registrar.
Individuals (the public or other students) wishing to contact a student must have a legitimate reason. Should it be determined that the situation is an emergency, Student Services will accept a message which will be delivered directly to the student.
ECU Continuing Studies leads in providing high quality non-degree art, design and media education in a cutting edge professional art-and-design-school setting.
Our accessible full-time and part-time program and courses offer:
Continue your learning through ECU’s Continuing Studies flexible program and course offerings!
For Inquires please call or email at the following;
604 844 3810
Personal counselling is available to all enrolled degree students to assist them with a full spectrum of issues. Issues may include, but are not limited to, stress, depression, anxiety, loss and grief, mood management, difficulties with school, suicidal thoughts, relationship conflict, low self-esteem, life transitions, and mental health problems.
Counselling is free of charge. Because of high demand for service, there may be a wait time for counselling. However, where there is a counselling emergency, students may be seen the same day. The Counselling Office provides up to eight sessions of counselling per student initially. Students are eligible for another eight sessions once all other students on the waitlist have been seen.
Information communicated by a student in counselling is held in strict confidence, and cannot be disclosed to anyone outside the counselling unit without consent from the student, except in the following circumstances:
Counselling is available throughout the academic year, with limited service in the summer semester.
Counselling Services is located on Level 2, D2380
To book an appointment, use the on-line scheduler at mywco.com/access
For other inquiries
In addition to personal counselling, a comprehensive range of health and wellness programming is offered to students to reduce stress, and promote and enhance students’ success and well-being along 7 dimensions of wellness: emotional, psychological, physical, financial, environmental, cultural and social.
The Student Wellness Advocate is knowledgeable and informed of the current stressors and wellness needs and challenges of the student body, and develops timely and specific activities and strategies to address these needs.
Examples of programming and workshops include: Dog Therapy, Mindfulness Meditation, Nap Room, Breakfast + Cartoons, Gardening, Goal Setting, Mending, Meal Prep, Food Sustainability, Mental Health Peer Support, Assertiveness, Public Speaking with Confidence and other psychoeducational workshops.
Wellness programming is delivered out of the Oasis Student Wellness Lounge and the Oasis Wellness Garden, as part of Counselling, Wellness + Accessibility Services.
The Oasis Student Wellness Lounge is located on Level 2, D2392. The Oasis Wellness Garden is located on Level 4.
The Student Wellness Advocate also works with students who may be seeking support and guidance in accessing and navigating academic and non-academic policies, procedures, and appeals.
Course evaluations are questionnaires whereby students enrolled in a credit course individually assess that course. Student questionnaires are important tools in ascertaining teaching effectiveness, quality of resources and facilities, and will be used, in conjunction with other components, to evaluate the faculty.
Students will be asked to assist in the distribution and collection of course evaluation forms. The faculty shall designate one student who will distribute and collect the evaluation forms, mark the class list so that each student registered has an opportunity to respond, and return the forms directly to Human Resources.
All forms are held in confidence by Human Resources until after the grading process is complete after which all forms are transcribed to ensure the anonymity of students.
In order to make regular progress toward graduation in four years, students should earn 30 credits per year. A student should typically be registered in 15 credits per semester. Students with a reduced course load must maintain at least 9 credits per semester in order to be eligible for student loans and 12 credits per semester in order to be eligible for bursaries and scholarships. Students who transfer into second or third year are expected to graduate in three or two years, respectively.
The course reference and numbering system provides students with information on the curriculum area and year level of each course. The alpha title identifies the curriculum area from which the course originates:
|Critical and Cultural Studies Art History and Theory||AHIS
|Media History ||MHIS|
|Bachelor of Design Design||DESN|
|Communication Design Courses||COMD|
|Industrial Design courses||INDD|
|Interaction Design courses||INTD|
|Bachelor of Media Arts Animation courses||ANIM|
|Computer Graphics courses||CGIA|
|Interactive and Social Media Arts courses||ISMA|
|Bachelor of Fine Arts|
|Critical and Cultural Practice||CCID|
|Film, Video and Integrated Media courses||FVIM|
|Film + Screen Arts||FMSA|
|New Media + Sound Arts||NMSA|
|Print Media courses||PRNT|
|Visual Arts courses||VAST|
The last three numbers identify the year level and the individual course:
|500-599||Masters – Year One|
|600-699||Masters - Year Two|
Course outlines will be provided by the instructor/ faculty member at the beginning of each course and will include course content, course objectives, and methods of presentations, evaluations, grading criteria, learning outcomes and weekly schedule. Course descriptions and course outlines are available through the Emily Carr website.
In many courses, the instructor will have selected readings from various sources to make a custom course pack. Students who enroll in a course that requires a course pack can purchase their course pack at the Emily Carr University Digital Output Centre (DOC). The DOC is located in room C4230 and the hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. Course packs are essential course materials and students will be expected to purchase them once they begin their course. Students can pay for course packs at the Financial Services cashier but they must first request the course pack at the DOC.
The University’s instruction year is comprised of three four-month semesters (terms). The Fall semester runs from September to December. The Spring semester runs from January to April. The Summer semester is comprised of Session I (May and June) and Session II (July and August). Semester length courses are assigned 3 or 6 credits each for 3 or 6 hours of weekly instruction, respectively.
(Also see: Emergencies)
Do not leave personal property unattended at any time. Security can be contacted by using any of the emergency phones throughout the University, or by dialing 3838 from any internal Emily Carr phone. If you are calling from an external phone dial 604 844 3838. Please report any threatening or suspicious behavior or instances of violence to Security.