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New Brunswick College of Craft and Design

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Imagine a place that nurtures your individuality and empowers your creativity — a place where your talents, passion and dreams become a career. Established in 1938, the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design (NBCCD) is the only college in Canada that focuses entirely on fine crafts and applied design.

At NBCCD you will discover your unique creative voice; you will inspire and be inspired by your peers and instructors; and you will become a life-long member of a community of artists that are crafting and designing their careers around the world. Whichever program you choose to study, at NBCCD you will graduate with tangible and transferable skills — creativity, critical thinking, innovation, collaboration, resiliency and adaptability — assets needed in today’s growing creative economy.

Areas of Expertise

The strength of the NBCCD is in its ability to prepare students for success in the workplace by having adaptable and transferable design making and entrepreneurial skills at their disposal.

Incoming Students

Here at NBCCD, we take great care in providing assistance to students during all phases of their college program. First year students take part in orientation activities, which inform them about the college's history and traditions, program registration, academic advisory counselling, financial assistance, community resources, student council, and student life at our campus.

Career Planning

Students can also obtain fully confidential counselling in personal, educational, and career related issues. Employment and entrepreneurship-related assistance is available including information sources, consultations, and industry contacts. As an important part of our entrepreneurship courses, we offer a number of workshops and one-on-one consultations in job search techniques and small business management.


The Student Life Coordinator welcomes everyone and organizes events to help you become part of the community. You’ll enjoy orientation activities, networking sessions, socials, educational opportunities and wellness events throughout the academic year. From in-studio yoga and an Art Gallery Crawl to Lunch & Learns, there is something for everyone! The Coordinator is also a resource for information about awards, bursaries, provisions, services and scholarships.


The Chromatic Collective and the Calligraphy Penmanship Club are just two examples of the opportunities you will have to meet and connect with peers that have similar interests, values and concerns. Join a club or start your own!


At NBCCD, the ideal of an inclusive community is in our governance, policies, student activities and curriculum. Our instructors and staff advocate for all students, international, Aboriginal, mature, non-traditional and those with disability or accessibility needs, in a truly inclusive environment.

Special Services

You’ll be assigned an Academic Advisor at the start of the school year. Your Academic Advisor will provide on-site, confidential, professional guidance and support and referral services to facilitate and enhance your academic and College life.

Affiliated Institutions

An articulated Bachelor of Applied Art degree program is offered jointly with the University of New Brunswick (UNB). This four-year degree program offers a 50/50 balance between academic courses at UNB, and the Foundation Visual Arts program and one year of studio studies at NBCCD.

Campus Tour

The best way to find out if NBCCD is the place for you is to visit our campus for a guided tour. During your tour, you will have the opportunity to chat with instructors, meet current students, see student work and observe in-class demos. Tours are available Mondays and Fridays. Contact us at to schedule your tour today!


During the academic year, the College offers Safe Ride drive-home service for you with no charge, and the Student Association (SA) provides a regular supply of fresh produce, non-perishable food items, bread, snack foods and household essentials for NBCCD students that need them. These goods are delivered to the College every week as a free service. You can also join the Community Food Smart Club to order your fresh produce every month at a discounted rate.

Modified on August 17, 2022