Services | Foundation Student Orientation

Prospective Students:
If you want to apply to Emily Carr University, please follow the steps in the Admissions section of our public website.

 

 

FOUNDATION ORIENTATION 2017: September 5 – 8

Orientation consists of a series of workshops, info sessions and social activities. Orientation is an excellent opportunity to learn about Emily Carr University and meet other new students.

Attendance at Orientation is mandatory.

SEPTEMBER 5

All Foundation students are required to attend Orientation. Arrive between 8:00-8:45 a.m. to register. Orientation schedules are determined by your FNDT-108 Creative Processes (CP) section number. To find your Orientation schedule, check your CP section number below.

Don't know which section of CP you’re in? Find your section number listed on your schedule in myEC.

Example:

 

 

 

Tuesday, September 5 schedule for students registered in FNDT-108 Creative Processes, Sections F001-F007:

REGISTRATION 8:00-8:45 a.m.

INFO SESSION 9:00-10:15

CAMPUS TOUR 10:30-12:00

BREAK 12:00-12:30

GRAFFITI WORKSHOP 12:30-2:00

LIBRARY ORIENTATION 2:15-3:00

 

Tuesday, September 5 schedule for students registered in FNDT-108 Creative Processes, Sections F008-F014:

REGISTRATION 8:00-8:45 a.m.

INFO SESSION 9:00-10:15

GRAFFITI WORKSHOP 10:30-12:00

BREAK 12:00-1:00

LIBRARY ORIENTATION 1:00-1:45

CAMPUS TOUR 2:00-3:30

 

Tuesday, September 5 schedule for students registered in FNDT-108 Creative Processes, Sections F015-F022:

 

REGISTRATION 8:00-8:45 a.m.

INFO SESSION 9:00-10:15

LIBRARY ORIENTATION 10:30-11:15

BREAK 11:15-12:15

CAMPUS TOUR 12:30-2:00

GRAFFITI WORKSHOP 2:15-3:45

 

* In addition to the September 5 Orientation day, students registered in the following Creative Processes sections are required to attend a Mandatory Safety Demo on the following dates and times:

Wednesday, September 6

Thursday, September 7

Friday, September 8

 

FIRST DAY ON CAMPUS

  • Bring a printout of your schedule, or have it accessible on your mobile device
  • If you plan on renting a locker, bring a lock (lockers cost $30 per academic year to rent)

 

COMMUNICATION

Gaye Fowler, the Foundation Program Advisor (gfowler@ecuad.ca), will email all Foundation students throughout the year with important reminders and updates. University information will only be sent to your Emily Carr account. You must ensure that your Emily Carr email is active by August, and make sure to check your email regularly.

Please refer to the following link for instructions on accessing your Emily Carr email account:

▪   Access Emily Carr email

Any problems accessing your Emily Carr email can be directed to ithelp@ecuad.ca.

FOUNDATION FORUM

The Foundation Forum is a series of lectures scheduled on Mondays from 11:45am-12:45pm. Forums feature a variety of guest artists from diverse disciplines, who will show examples of their work, and speak about their art practice and creative process.

Students are required to attend a minimum number of lectures each semester. Notes taken during Forums count towards your participation mark. Full details on Forums will be presented at the Orientation Info Session.

SUGGESTED SUPPLY PURCHASES

Required course supplies will be covered in class, however, all students are encouraged to purchase the following:

  • external storage device, 32gb (minimum)
  • GOOD pair of scissors
  • art supply box (usually a large plastic tool box or fishing tackle box)

QUESTIONS?

Contact Gaye Fowler, Foundation Program Advisor at gfowler@ecuad.ca.

PROCEEDING TO SECOND YEAR

In order to proceed to second year, students must have completed at least 21 credits by the end of August 2018. They may be missing only one studio course (3 credits) and one academic (6 credits), all of which must be completed before third year.

APPLICATION TO SECOND YEAR

Once all Foundation courses are completed (exceptions noted above), students may proceed to second year. Students who successfully complete the Foundation year are guaranteed entry to the Visual Arts degree program, but must still submit an application. All other programs have limited spaces and admission is competitive.

For more information, visit the applying to majors section of the website.