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NSCAD University

NSCAD University, the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, is a post-secondary art school located in the heart of downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Part of the appeal of this fine art institution is the ever-present relationship of the old to the new, with state of the art modern technology behind the Victorian facades of our main campus and the Academy Building – both open 24 hours a day, seven days a week – students create some of the most cutting-edge images and objects being made anywhere on the continent. After an experimental foundation year, students gradually focus in order to become specialists in some aspect of art, craft, design or historical and critical studies. They are educated to think critically, to balance academic issues with practical concerns in the studio, and to explore how the visual arts give meaning to both individual and community life.