Emily Carr University of Art and Design

Emily Carr University of Art + Design (ECU) (formerly the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design) is a public post-secondary art school and university located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Established in 1925 as the Vancouver School of Decorative and Applied Arts, as the first degree-granting institution in British Columbia created specifically for students of both the visual and performing arts. It was named after the Canadian artist Emily Carr in 1978.


Emily Carr specializes in sustainable design, photography, new media, visual arts, media, interactive media, animation, industrial design, product design, ceramics, sculpture, communication design, illustration and fine arts.

Degree programs include:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Cultural and Critical Practices, Illustration, Photography, or Visual Arts. Visual arts majors can choose to specialize in painting, ceramics, drawing, print media, or sculpture and extended practices.
  • Bachelor of Design in Communication Design, Interaction Design or Industrial Design
  • Bachelor of Media Arts in Animation, Film and Screen Arts, or New Media and Sound Arts.
  • Masters of Fine Arts in Visual Arts
  • Masters of Design