Emily Carr University of Art + Design offers robust and innovative Master of Applied Arts (MAA) programs in Visual Arts, Media Arts and Design. This professional, terminal degree prepares students to engage in a range of diverse and expanding sectors of culture and creative industry. Graduates from our program will be able to demonstrate significant expertise in the application of creative knowledge in their field.
The MAA is naturally interdisciplinary. Courses in research, theory and studio practice integrate methodological threads that span diverse fields of cultural production. Seminars offer a constructive environment for discourse and critique, while a series of lectures and studio visits from renowned artists informs and supplements student practice. Master of Applied Arts cohorts are chosen with attention to the unique combination of attributes students bring, resulting in balanced and dynamic study groups.
The MAA is delivered through two distinct but interrelated programs: Resident and Low-Residency. Resident cohorts progress through the program in 21 months of full-time study. Low-Residency cohorts progress through the equivalent program in 28 months, with equally challenging but more flexible delivery model built around 3 summer intensive residencies in Vancouver and rigorous online curriculum.
If you would like to know how to apply to either of this programs visit Graduate Admissions where you will find step-by-step instructions.
If you are an applicant from outside of Canada visit International Admissions.