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Encyclopedia > Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University
Motto Head, Heart, and Hand
Established 1887
Type Public
President David B. Smith
Faculty 85 (regular staff)
Students 1025
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Campus Urban
Colours Teal and Purple
Website http://www.nscad.ns.ca/

The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD University) is a post-secondary art school located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. It offers Bachelor's degrees in Fine Art and Design, and a BA in Visual Arts. It also offers MFA degrees and an MA in Art Education. A motto is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is a regional municipality in Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (Latin: One defends and the other conquers) Official languages None (English,French,Gaelic) Flower Trailing arbutus Tree Red Spruce Bird Osprey Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 11 10 Area... Urbanization or urbanisation is the increase over time in population or extent of cities and towns. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Website - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The Bath, a painting by Mary Cassatt (1891-1892). ... Motto: {{Unhide = {{{}}}}} E Mari Merces (Wealth from the Sea) Logo: Location City Information Established: April 1, 1996 Area: urban area 79. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (Latin: One defends and the other conquers) Official languages None (English,French,Gaelic) Flower Trailing arbutus Tree Red Spruce Bird Osprey Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 11 10 Area...


During the 1970s NSCAD was hailed as a cutting edge art school, which emphasized artistic innovation, and political art. Locally, it earned a bad reputation among some when students staged a rape in the street without warning the public that it was merely a performance.

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History

NSCAD was founded in 1887 by Anna Leonowens of "Anna and the King of Siam" fame. It was orginally called the Victoria School of Art and Design to commemorate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ... Anna Leonowens (November, 1831 - January 19, 1915) is chiefly famous for being the British governess portrayed in the musical The King and I. The play, based on adaptations of her factually slipshod memoirs, provides a fictionalised look at her life in the royal court of Siam (present-day Thailand). ... Anna and the King of Siam is a 1944 book by Margaret Landon, a play and a 1946 movie. ...


One the notable artists to be associated with the school in its early years was Arthur Lismer, who was a member of the Group of Seven and spent several years as the school president. Arthur Lismer CC (June 27, 1885 – March 23, 1969) was born in England in 1885. ... The Group of Seven was a group of Canadian landscape painters in the 1920s, originally consisting of Franklin Carmichael, Lawren Harris, A. Y. Jackson, Frank Johnston, Arthur Lismer, J. E. H. MacDonald, and Frederick Varley. ...


Garry Kennedy was appointed President in 1967, and he remade the College from a sleepy provincial art school into an international hotbed of artistic activity. He invited many "art stars" to come to NSCAD as visiting artists, particularly those involved in conceptual art. Some the notables who made significant contributions during this period were Vito Acconci, Sol Lewitt, Dan Graham, Lawrence Weiner, Joseph Beuys and Claes Oldenburgand many more artists popular at that time. Garry Neill Kennedy studied at the Ontario College of Art, the University at Buffalo and the University of Ohio. ... Joseph Kosuth, One and Three Chairs (1965) Conceptual art, sometimes called idea art, is art in which the concept(s) or idea(s) involved in the work take precedence over traditional aesthetic and material concerns. ... Vito Hannibal Acconci (born January 24, 1940) is a New York-based architect, landscape architect, and installation artist. ... Four-Sided Pyramid, created by LeWitt in 1997, stands in the scupture garden of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Sol LeWitt (born 1928 in Hartford, Connecticut) is a conceptual artist and painter. ... Dan Graham (born 1942) is a U.S. artist He is based in New York, is an influential figure in the field of contemporary art, both a practitioner of conceptual art and a well-versed art critic and theorist. ... Lawrence Weiner (born February 10, 1942) was one of the central figures of conceptual art. ... This article or section needs a complete rewrite for the reasons listed on the talk page. ... Soft Bathtub (Model)—Ghost Version by Claes Oldenburg 1966, acryllic and pencil on foam-filled canvas with wood, cord, and plaster. ...


Timeline

NSCAD has existed under various names and locations.

  • 1887 the Victoria School of Art and Design opens in the Union Building
  • 1890 the school moves to Halifax Academy
  • 1903 the school moves to the old National School
  • 1925 the school is renamed the Nova Scotia College of Art
  • 1957 the school moves to a four storey church hall on Coburg Road
  • 1969 the school is renamed the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
  • 1978 NSCAD moves to its current location in the Historic Properties buildings on Granville Street
  • 2004 NSCAD expands into its second campus – the Alliance Atlantis Academy Building for film studies

Faculties

  • Craft
  • Design
  • Fine Arts
  • Foundation
  • Historical and Critical Studies
  • Media Arts

External link

  • NSCAD University homepage



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Nova Scotia College of Art and Design - Search Results - MSN Encarta (259 words)
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, public, coeducational institution in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD University) is a post-secondary art school located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD), HALIFAX, was established in 1887, largely through the efforts of its founder Anna LEONOWENS.
NOVA SCOTIA COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN, HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA - UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE PROGRAMS (300 words)
The act which established the College in 1887 challenged the institution to improve "the condition of artistic education in such city and elsewhere throughout the province." The College has been further guided by the conviction that it must remain aware of the ideas and professional standards of contemporary art and design world-wide.
The College plays a unique role in Canada and is recognized internationally for its educational innovations and its concern with the visual arts and design of today.
The programs of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design are intended to provide students with the best possible access to the visual arts community, and to prepare students to enter professional life as artists, communication designers, and art educators.
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