Upcoming Events

Portfolio Day 

Saturday, February 12


Portfolio Day is around the corner! We are so excited to invite you to take your first step towards becoming a student at NSCAD University. Below you will be able to sign up for a portfolio review with one of our excellent faculty reviewers.

As we near the date, you will receive more information about the schedule for the day and your portfolio review appointment.


A portfolio is a collection of artwork that you have made that exemplifies your interests, commitment, and skills in art and design. The portfolio that you submit when applying to NSCAD University demostrates to the admissions committee your readiness to be a student here. 

On Portfolio Day, you have the opportunity to receive helpful and encouraging feedback on your portfolio as you prepare to apply. Whether you are applying for Fall 2022 and have a robust portfolio or are still a few years away and are just starting to build your portfolio, Portfolio Day can give you a gentle push in the right direction.


Virtual Campus Tour

We will be offering a virtual tour of our campuses at 10:00 AM Atlantic Daylight Time. Please join us to experience for yourself our outstanding facilities, heritage buildings, and stunning views of the Halifax Harbour. 


Alumni Panel

As you prepare to embark on your journey at NSCAD U, it is normal to wonder about what student life will be like, and what may lie ahead for you after graduation. There is no better person to hear from than alumni who have gone before you! Tune in to the alumni panel at 11:00 AM Atlantic Daylight Time for a panel discussion between several NSCAD alums! 


How to Apply Presentation

Before Portfolio Reviews begin, we will be hosting a presentation explaining the application procedures and requirements. This will begin at 12:00 PM Atlantic Daylight Time.