Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is named after the Canadian artist Emily Carr. The school was founded by the Vancouver School of Decorative and Applied Arts in the year 1925.
It is one of the oldest post-secondary institutions in British Columbia which is solely dedicated in providing professional education and learning about arts, media and design.
The previous names of the Institute include:
- Vancouver School of Decorative and Applied Arts (1925)
- Vancouver School of Art: Decorative and Applied (1933)
- Vancouver School of Art (1937)
- Emily Carr College of Art (1978)
- Emily Carr College of Art and Design (1981)
- Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (1995).
The Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design received a degree-granting authority in 1989 through the Open Learning Agency. From the year 1994 onwards, the Institute got the permission to offer degrees in its own name. In 1997, the Emily Carr Insttute of Art and Design was granted the authority to confer the Bachelor of Media Arts degree.
The Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. The major degrees in the undergraduate program are Bachelor of Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Media Arts. Under the graduate studies, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design provides the Master of Applied Arts degree which is an innovative degree that helps to prepare students in the fields of art, design and media.
The Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design is committed to many values and beliefs which are- to ensure programs, courses and services relevant to the needs of student, offering participative and consultative processes for students, the desire to excel and continuously improve and others. It is committed to excellence in practice-based education and learning.
The student facilities in the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design include galleries, community access, computer services, library and technical support. The technical department has wood shops, metal shops, AV services and computer labs, printing services and a tool crib. The Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design also has writing and learning centre for those students who need academic guidance.