Visiting

A Visiting student is an individual permitted to take courses at NSCAD for transfer of credit towards a degree/diploma program at another university of post-secondary institution. Visiting students must submit a Letter of Permission from their home institution before they will be permitted to register.

The following courses may be taken by Non-Degree and Visiting Students without signature/authorization. Welcoming Non-Degree and Visiting Students into courses must be balanced with a responsibility to assess their ability to succeed in the course(s).
 

HISTORICAL STUDIES & CONTEMPORARY CULTURE:
AHIS: all classes unless a signature is required as prerequisite
CULT: all classes unless a signature is required as prerequisite

FINE ARTS:
ARTS 1000 Fundamentals of Wood and Metal

MEDIA ARTS:
FILM 1000 Moving Image
PHOT 1000 Photo

FOUNDATION YEAR:
FNDN 1200 Introduction to Visual Culture
FNDN 1800 Writing for the Arts

DESIGN:
DSGN 1000 Digital Tools for Designing
DSGN 2xxx level classes

CRAFT:
PRTM 2213 Intro Book Arts (NOTE: This course rarely has space available.)
CRFT 2245 Tactile Notebooks and the Written Word
PRTM 2211 Letterpress Print
JWLY 2000 Intro Jewellery
JWLY 2100 Intro Holloware
TEXL 2000 Intro Weaving
TEXL 2200 Intro Screenprinting
TEXL 2100 Intro Resist Dye

 

Visiting Students should submit their documentation several weeks prior to being permitted to register, as all applications must be reviewed and this may take some time.

 

TO APPLY:

STEP 1. JOIN MY.NSCAD.CA / APPLY ONLINE

MYNSCAD.CA is your guide through the application process. By answering a series of quick questions, you can begin your online application and provide us with all the details we’ll need to review your application.

Once you complete the online application as a Visiting student (applications usually take 48 hours to process), you will then be able to proceed through the steps to register for the class or classes you wish to take in the upcoming semesters. Detailed instructions and the dates for registration will be available through the Office of Student Experience.

 

STEP 2. LETTER OF PERMISSION

You must make arrangements to have a Letter of Permission (which grants you permission to take classes at NSCAD for credit toward your degree) sent by email to the Office of Student and Academic Services at NSCAD from the Registrar's Office at your home institution.

 

STEP 3. WRITTEN PERMISSION

You must obtain written permission, where required, for the courses you wish to take at NSCAD. Not all courses require a signature, see the list above.

This written permission will come from either the instructor of the course or the Chair of the Division underwhich your class is offered, like Foundation, Fine Art, Design, etc. Course selection form can't be signed in person at this time. Applicants must obtain permission via email; contact admissions@nscad.ca to arrange. You can see the timetable of classes via NSCAD's online registration site WebAdvisor. You can also see courses offered in the Summer semester Term B here.

STEP 4. REGISTER FOR COURSES

In order to register, you must pay $100 tuition deposit.

 

Inquiries about registration or course selection should be directed to the Office of Student Experience at ose@nscad.ca. Forms may be emailed to ose@nscad.ca.