Schedule a Campus Tour

We offer tours of our Port Campus, Fountain Campus, and limited tours of our Academy Campus. 
Please read the descriptions of the campuses below to decide which you would like to visit
- you can see more than one in a day!

If you are interested in seeing the Academy Campus - please contact us directly at


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!

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!

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!



Interested in taking a tour? CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR TOUR NOW

For visitors wishing to book a tour after April 13 (last day of classes), please email the Office of Admissions at

Please note that open facilities and divisions will depend on the time of year, availability of classes etc.
It is our priority not to disrupt the students and faculty's learning environment here at NSCAD.

Can't join us in person:  we have a virtual visit link

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.



NSCAD Tour and Stay

Cambridge Suites offers visitors to NSCAD a discounted rate of stay  of $125/night* while they are here to tour the campuses and explore Halifax as a prospective new home. Just ask for the NSCAD rate when booking.