B.C.'s Emily Carr Art College to Become University
But this might not be a good thing from the perspective of Emily Carr hipsters; they'll have one less thing to complain about.
British Columbia will soon have a new university focusing on visual arts, design and media arts.
Legislation will be introduced in Victoria this week to make the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design into a university, Premier Gordon Campbell announced Monday.
It will be the province's 10th degree-granting university.
There are more than 4,000 students at Emily Carr, studying drawing, painting, animation, film, TV, gaming and product design.
Emily Carr's president, Ron Burnett, says the new designation won't affect student fees.
"This new status means that we can increase opportunities for students to participate in professional degree programs leading to bachelor's and master's degrees," he said.
Emily Carr will be the latest post-secondary institution in B.C. to be given university status.
Last week Capilano College, Kwantlen College, the University College of the Fraser Valley and Malaspina College were also designated degree-granting universities.