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Mayhem Year-end Festival
April - May

At NSCAD University’s year-end showcase, students from fine arts, design, film, fashion, and craft unleash their creative talents.

Get your tickets for two weeks of
pure artistic MAYHEM!

Your all-inclusive MAYHEM pass will get you into all major events.

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April 30 - May 02

The NSCAD Film Festival

The NSCAD Film Festival is back for a third year to celebrate storytelling and the art of cinema. Students screen their end-of-year films, and our faculty and alumni will show their award-winning work for three nights at Park Lane Cinemas. There is a special focus on documentary work this year, featuring a special screening and visit by Chris Hegedus (BFA 1973).

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May 04

Fashion Show

ӣƵ Fashion Show showcases the work of new and emerging fashion designers. From classic couture to abstract designs, our students speculate on the future of fashion. Come to our Port Campus for a jaw-dropping runway show conceptualized and crafted by our fashion students.

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May 09

Student Art Awards

The NSCAD Student Art Award recognizes the achievement, determination, and brilliance of top students across all our programs. Ten nominated works are exhibited at a special one-night gala event, where an external jury will vote on the winning work. The award gives visibility to young artists and gives the public a chance to experience a new generation of young Canadian artists before they embark on their careers.

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If you only go to one show at the Anna this year, the Graduation Exhibition is the one to see.

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May 3 - 13

Graduation Exhibition at the Anna Leonowens

The 2024 NSCAD Graduation Exhibition displays work from our graduating class of students at the Anna Leonowens Gallery. Curated by students, this exhibition showcases high-tier art works, celebrate the hard work of our graduates, and gives the public a sense of the breadth, depth, and quality of art made at NSCAD.

May 13 - 17

Vessel: 2024 Undergraduate Design Exhibition

In this space, our vessels embody a convergence of ideas, cultures, and disciplines, challenging traditional boundaries in interdisciplinary design. ӣƵ graduating students have redefined what it means to be a vessel of creativity and innovation, pushing the limits of conventional design thinking. Explore myriad interpretations of the vessel, from containers of memories to agents of social change and environmental stewardship. Each project actively crossing the borders between disciplines, merging graphic design, product design, user experience design, and more.
The exhibition will be held at the Port Loggia Campus. There will be an opening event on the 13that 5:00.

Celebrate with us. See you there.