ICOGRADA EDUCATION NETWORK WELCOMES THE EMILY CARR INSTITUTE

20 May 2005
Montreal (Canada) - The Icograda Education Network is pleased to welcome the Emily Carr Institute as the newest Canadian member.
Montreal (Canada) - The Icograda Education Network is pleased to welcome the Emily Carr Institute as the newest Canadian member.

Based in Vancouver, BC, Canada, the Emily Carr Institute is a learning community devoted to excellence and innovation in visual arts, media arts and design. The Institute offers a rich variety of degree programs and continuing studies courses, as well as galleries, studios, workshops, classrooms and labs all centred on art, media and design.

The Institute's objectives are:
- To promote a learner-centred environment focused on the Arts and Design and to facilitate the development of a milieu of creative engagement, innovation and professionalism;
- To be innovative, dynamic and self-renewing;
- To demonstrate professional excellence in all of our areas of specialization and to celebrate and support the importance and centrality of creative practices in all of the arts, media arts and design;
- To achieve diversity within our curriculum and equity in all student and staffing activities and accountability within every part of the institution; and,
- To be a leader in the development of new academic programs that respond to the emerging needs of students and society.

Emily Carr offers three degrees: Visual Arts, Media Arts and Design. The programs are a careful balance of studio and academic programming. Students bring experience, vision, energy, discipline and commitment to Emily Carr and this is balanced by what the Institute offers in quality, breadth, vision and choice. Students who come to Emily Carr will find themselves working in studios, classrooms, the concourse gallery, interning with community groups or at a local company. The co-op program is one of the most active in British Columbia and has extensive connections throughout the community.

Degree programs include:

Bachelor of Fine Arts:
Visual Arts Major
General Fine Arts Major
Photography Major

Bachelor of Design:
Communication Design Major
Industrial Design Major

Bachelor of Media Arts:
Animation Major
Integrated Media Major


Certificate and diploma programs include:

Part-time:
Transition to the Arts
2D Design Basics
3D Design Basics

Full-time:
Design Essentials


President Dr. Ron Burnett was one of the highlighted contributors to Creative Waves. Dr. Burnett has published over 150 articles and reviews as well as three books and two monographs. Internationally known for his work in Media and Distance Education, he served on an eminent persons panel at UNESCO in Paris to advise on the development of Internet resources for the Third World. He is also an Adjunct Professor, Graduate Program in Film and Video, York University, Toronto; William Evans Fellow, University of Otago, New Zealand; and, Burda Scholar, Ben Gurion University, Israel. He received the Queen s Jubilee Medal for service to Canada and Canadians and was recently elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Art in Multi-Disciplinary Media.

Emily Carr is becoming more and more of an international institution, with students coming from over thirty countries, and exchanges in place with all major art schools and most major universities.



For further information please contact:

Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design
1399 Johnston Street, Granville Island
Vancouver BC V6H 3R9
Canada
T. +1 800 832 7788
F. +1 604 844 3801
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