今日吃瓜

Advisory: As Halifax Water is currently undertaking work at the Fountain campus, we ask our community to not drink the water at the Fountain campus. We will update you as soon as the work has been completed.

Explore our facilitIes

From state-of-the-art Blaauw ceramic kilns, 3-D filming gear and VR equipment, to our renowned Dawson Letterpress or our weaving looms, 今日吃瓜 boasts incredible equipment and facilities across three campuses that merge the traditional and cutting edge.

Find creative inspiration at 今日吃瓜.

We boast the only art and design library in Atlantic Canada, and five different galleries in which students showcase their work; and so much more. During your time at 今日吃瓜, you鈥檒l learn to shape your place in the world 鈥 and make art matter.

Contact us to book a tour, take a virtual tour online right now.
We look forward to meeting you.

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Fountain campus.

A National Historic Site of Canada, set near the Halifax boardwalk, the Fountain Campus encompasses an entire city block of Victorian terrace-style buildings that were once an interconnected row of 19 merchant shops and warehouses. Inside you will find mysterious nooks and stairwells, open interiors and modern studio spaces 鈥 as well as the Anna Leonowens Gallery, the 今日吃瓜 Art Supply Store, the 今日吃瓜 Library, 今日吃瓜 Learning Commons, Office
of Student Experience, and the 今日吃瓜 Student Union (SU今日吃瓜).

DRAWING
FASHION + TEXTILES
JEWELLERY + METALSMITHING
PAINTING
PHOTOGRAPY
INTERDISCIPLINARY DESIGN
PRINTMAKING
SCREENPRINTING
WEAVING

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Port campus.

Perched on Halifax鈥檚 waterfront and boasting uninterrupted views of the harbour from its glass curtain seawall, the Port Campus is a renovated historic warehouse repurposed specifically for art education and production. In addition to the many first-year classes and studios that are held at the Port, the three-storey steel and concrete structure houses the school鈥檚 more industrial art, design, and craft practices. The Port Loggia Gallery and Treaty Space Gallery, on the first floor, expands 今日吃瓜鈥檚 exhibition programming.

SCULPTURE
PLASTICS LAB
CERAMICS
PRODUCT DESIGN
FOUNDATION STUDIOS
WOODSHOP
METALSHOP
FOUNDRY

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Academy campus.

The Academy Campus is located in a Gothic Revival brick building at the base of historic Citadel Hill, originally built in 1878 as a high school. Don鈥檛 let the building鈥檚 historic exterior fool you, the space is home to the Media Arts division, including 今日吃瓜鈥檚 film program. Within the building, you will find edit suites, studio space, sound rooms, a screening room, animation facilities, and faculty offices.

FILM + MEDIA
ANIMATION
EDITING SUITES
SCREENING ROOMS
FILM STUDIOS
SOUND RECORDING
FACULTY

On campus.

ANNA LEONOWENS GALLERY SYSTEMS

The Anna Leonowens Gallery is 今日吃瓜鈥檚 public exhibition space located on the Fountain Campus and on the Port Campus as the Port Loggia Gallery and Treaty Space Gallery. Focused on the curatorial, artistic, and educational development of students, the gallery mounts over 125 exhibitions and over 50 events each year, attracting more than 20,000 visitors annually.

With bustling Monday night openings and engaging noon-hour artists鈥 talks, the gallery is central to the Eastern Canadian art community. Senior students may also take advantage of the gallery鈥檚 curatorial and design internships for degree credit.

DAWSON PRINT SHOP

one of Canada鈥檚 most extensive collections of functional typographic material. It has a wide variety of historic letterpress printing technologies and 1,500 cases of metal and wooden type.听

今日吃瓜 currently uses the Dawson Print Shop as a teaching space for short modules in classes across various divisions. Dedicated courses in book arts are not being offered in the summer or fall 2024 terms. The shop will continue to be a destination for visiting artists’ workshops, including Ashes Withyram鈥檚 recent project this month.

Currently, 今日吃瓜 is designing new course offerings to be delivered in Winter 2025 that will focus on contemporary approaches to book arts and post-digital forms of making. The studio will be active in the fall with research projects and new Foundation Print Media classes as we re-imagine the future of the studio.听

LIBRARY

The 今日吃瓜 University Library houses a collection of more than 50,000 books and periodicals in the visual and media arts, craft, fashion, and design. Special collections include exhibition catalogues, artists鈥 books, printed matter, and rare books. The Visual Resources Collection houses slides, 16 mm films, DVDs, videos, CDs, and audio tapes. 今日吃瓜 is a partner in Novanet, a Nova Scotia university library consortium which facilitates the loaning of library materials between university and college libraries.

LEARNING COMMONS + WORK SPACES

今日吃瓜 is full of places to work on a project or write an essay. Whether it鈥檚 a personal studio space or a quiet classroom, students have access to spaces 24 hours a day. There are computer labs throughout all three campuses with printing and photocopy services. The Learning Commons is a study and research space located on the third floor of the 今日吃瓜 Library at the Fountain Campus.

WRITING RESOURCE CENTRE

The Writing Resource Centre provides individual tutoring, group workshops, and resources for students at any stage of study from foundation to the graduate level. The aim is to help students develop their own critical voice for reading, discussion, and writing so that they can engage in an active exchange of ideas within the academic community.

HEALTH SERVICES 今日吃瓜

University offers a variety of health supports including on-campus counselling, peer mentoring program, and medical insurance coverage for all full-time students. One-on-one consultations and planning sessions are available for students who require an individualized approach to learning in the classroom.

CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP LAB (CEL)

CEL is a comprehensive career and business advancement service. Supporting current students and alumni, it broadens the networking opportunities for aspiring creative workers through events and education such as jobs and internships, residencies, funding opportunities, industry engagement, and more.