Emily Carr University of Art & Design


EMILY CARR UNIVERSITY OF ART & DESIGN (ECUAD) in VANCOUVER, the leading art school in BC, had its origins in the Vancouver School of Decorative and Applied Arts, founded in 1925. It became the Vancouver School of Art in 1933 with Charles SCOTT serving as principal, and in 1978 it was renamed the Emily CARR College of Art, after the VICTORIA-born artist. The college moved to a site on GRANVILLE ISLAND in 1980. Since 1994, when it took its present name, it has offered bachelor's degrees in fine arts and design. In 2008 the provincial government granted the institute university status and renamed it the Emily Carr University of Art & Design. In 2017 it moved to a new campus on the False Creek Flats. It has an enrolment of about 1,800 students.