Mission & Philosophy

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Our Mission

At NCAD, we seek to play a significant educational role in preparing individuals for rewarding career opportunities within the creative industries.

We achieve this goal with a dedicated, diverse faculty

Our faculty includes a diverse group of professional artists, designers, and highly qualified general education instructors who educate and mentor our students through a challenging, ever-evolving curriculum that is designed to develop industry-specific technical skills and encourage creative excellence.


To ensure a personal approach to our students’ education and training, we intentionally keep all technical occupational courses within our program small (with a maximum of 30 students per instructor in a typical course setting).

Our Philosophy

At NCAD, we remain committed to providing an exceptional educational experience for our students. We enable our graduates to achieve their career and life goals through the direct application of knowledge and practical training that meets the needs of business and the creative industry.

Our philosophy is to inspire students to continually strive for excellence and to always seek to achieve their maximum personal and professional potential.