Emily Carr (Summer Program)

Summary of organization/program

The Emily Carr Summer Program is a post-secondary university specializing in undergraduate and graduate art and design education and research. They hold a program called The Summer Institute for Teens. They also hold teen focused workshops throughout the year.


Contact information

Geographic region

  • Local


  • This program is open to students who have successfully completed grade 10, 11 or 12 (or equivalent) by June 30, and who are aged 15-18 years at the time of registration.

History/Background Information

  • Since: 1925
  • Umbrella Organization: No, but programs are under ECUAD
  • Established in 1925, and based in Vancouver, BC, Emily Carr University of Art + Design is one of Canada’s premier, post-secondary universities.  In May of 2008, Emily Carr was granted university status and is now Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Over the last 83 years, the University has had an enormous influence on the development and growth of the arts, media, and design in Canada and internationally. Our alumni and faculty are among the most influential and important artists working in their respective fields. Our students go on to careers in a variety of fields, and are regularly accepted into graduate studies in all of the major universities and art institutions in the world.

Dominant Media Forms

video production

multi media presentations


  • Emily Carr is dedicated to fostering an educational environment that is professional, practice-oriented and at the same time rooted in history and critical theory. They encourage students to develop new and innovative ways of thinking and creating. Their curriculum is flexible, personal, multidisciplinary and based on the learning needs of students.

Statement of Principles

not provided 


Through the immersion and intensity of the Summer Institute, you are able to engage fully in further developing your work and your understanding of art and design. Hands-on work is complemented by in-class critique, discussion, visual presentations, and gallery visits, as well as a specific art history component.

Each summer, ECU Continuing Studies offers a range of intensive, focused programming. From one week to four weeks in length, the Summer Institutes provide a venue for like-minded participants to meet, learn, and further develop their abilities in specific areas of interest.

We offer custom workshops and programs for youth aged 15 – 25 throughout the year. Art + Design faculty can tailor a course to your group’s interests and timeline.

Samples of work

not provided 

Funding Sources