Schedule a Campus Tour

Come take your artistic place in the world

Come see how you can make a difference to things that matter by learning to express yourself and take your artistic place in the world – come visit NSCAD!

Want to learn from renowned faculty in outstanding facilities? Our professors, instructors and technicians are established artists themselves who challenge and support students to produce their best work. NSCAD students have access to our state-of-the-art Blaauw ceramic kilns; the largest wood laser cutter in the Maritime; 3-D printers; 3-D filming gear and VR equipment; our Dawson Letterpress; industrial sewing machines; weaving looms; photographic darkrooms; the only art and design library in Atlantic Canada, and five different galleries in which they showcase their work; and so much more.

Come feel the energy of a thought-provoking, hands-on, intense and inspired environment where the city’s diverse vibes intersect with a university that makes your creative expression feel right at home.

Come visit NSCAD!

Take a Virtual Tour! You can explore this tour on your own, or email us at to request a guided tour with one of our Recruitment Officers. We would be happy to show you around!

Take an in-person tour of our campusesYou can request to book an in-person meeting or on-campus tour with us by emailing or through We look forward to connecting with you soon!

1107 Marginal Road
5163 Duke Street
1649 Brunswick Street

Anchoring the new arts and culture district, the Port Campus (1107 Marginal Road) is a successful brown-field development that incorporates most of the original warehouse structure while housing safe and efficient teaching spaces. Students, artists and the community at large are benefitting from the experience and precision of this modern industrial setting.The uninterrupted view of the harbour from its second floor studios through 172 feet of glass curtain wall is without doubt the best in Halifax.

What will I see at the Port Campus?

Foundation Studies, Sculpture, Metalworking, Ceramics, Woodworking, Bronze Casting, Mould Making and more!

Where can I park?

The Halifax Seaport has ample parking. There is a pay and display lot in front of Pier 20 (The Seaport Market), and another in front of Pier 22 and 23. Additionally, there is metered parking along Marginal Road.

Our Fountain Campus (5163 Duke Street) is housed in the Historic Properties district, adjacent to the scenic boardwalks of Halifax Harbour. The Victorian terrace-style campus – the only one of its kind in North America – is an interconnected row of 19 former merchant shops and warehouses bounded by Hollis and Duke Streets and the cobblestone Granville pedestrian terrace. Full of character and many mysterious nooks and stairwells, the interiors are open, rugged and hospitable, and have adapted well to varied needs.

What will I see at the Fountain Campus?

Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Screenprinting, Textiles, Fashion, Photography, Design, Letterpress and more!

Where can I park?

While there is metered street parking along Duke Street, Barrington Street, and Granville Street, parking can be limited. There are two lots nearby, Impark Parking at 1815 Upper Water Street, and Scotia Square parking on Abermarle Street.

The Academy Campus (1649 Brunswick Street) is a beautiful historic space built in 1878 as a high school. Housing NSCAD’s Film Program, it is the first degree-granting film school east of Montreal. Within the building you will find edit suits, studio space, sound rooms, a screening room, animation facilities, and faculty offices.

What will I see at the Academy Campus?

Film, Film research Facilities, Multimedia equipment and more!



Please note that open facilities and divisions will depend on the time of year, availability of classes etc.


Individual Visits

Prospective NSCAD students are encouraged to visit our campus and meet with an admissions representative. Visits may be arranged on an individual basis through the Office of Admissions, please email Another opportunity to meet the NSCAD representatvies are at one of our twice-yearly Portfolio Day events, register: here.


Group Visits

The Office of Admissions can accommodate larger tour groups (maximum 20 students) on a case-by case-basis. Please contact the Office of Admissions for further details:


Kids Groups

Unfortunately we cannot accommodate tours for children who are in elementary school. We encourage you to contact the School of Extended Studies to learn about art classes and camps that are available for children under the age of 14.