Clubs are formed by any members of the student body to organize recreational activities. Clubs are formed by filling out a form, emailing it to, and then being officially ratified by the SUNSCAD executive team. Clubs and Collectives can then apply for funding from SUNSCAD, this includes supplies for activities, events, food for gatherings etc. Forms can be found here.

If you have a club you’d like to start for the 2022-2023 school year, an existing club you’d like to have ratified again, or would like to apply for funding fill out the form linked above!

Active Clubs

Clay Club
Student Organizer – Becca Devenish

Clay Club aims to create space for further educational and creative opportunities within ceramics at NSCAD through extracurricular workshops, artist talks, events, conferences, and out-of-town field trips. Clay Club invites all students of NSCAD to join regardless of their major and will invite club members to sell their ware both for individual student profit and further fundraising for the club.

Emerging Expressions
Student Organizers – Mohammed Aadil & Anna Abi Daoud &

Emerging Expressions is an online art platform for emerging artists to learn, create, speak, and share art. The platforms include developing a website with plans for virtual exhibitions, social media, and a podcast called ArtPod, through which artists can share their artistic journeys, art news, and other art-related topics.

Student Organizer – Jia Wang

NSCAD Chinese Student Association (NCSA) helps international NSCAD students better integrate into Canada and the university environment, and learn the latest information about NSCAD. It also provides new students with counselling, student life opportunities, and graduate employment guidance.

NSCAD Mad Studies Collective
Student Organizer – Sebastian Doak

The NSCAD Mad Studies Collective is a space for the neurodiverse, the Mad, those with a mental health history, and anyone who wishes to learn more about this exciting, ever-changing field of research. As a collective, we seek to uplift the voices of the Mad and of those with a mental health history, who have traditionally been excluded from the narratives of ableist society. This will include working with community members to tell Mad stories, creating opportunities for Mad students within NSCAD, and organizing events, workshops, and other chances for collaboration with a focus on centering marginalized students.

NSCAD Queer Collective
Student Organizers – Sebastian J.D. & Gabe Moore

The NSCAD Queer Collective is an autonomous group of artists, activists, and community members that first met in the autumn of 2019. Many of us met during our time at NSCAD, and several of us are current NSCAD students, but affiliation with the school is not a core part of our collective – its presence in our name speaks to a history of queer organization at the university, but as we have grown we have decided that it is unnecessary to limit membership to current NSCAD students. We collectivize around parties + performance events, exhibitions + programming, and political action.

NSCAD Zine Rack
Student Organizer – Deirdre Sokolowska

The Zine Rack is working with the NSCAD Art Supply Store to redistribute zines created by current students and alumni. 

We would like to continue paying students upfront for their work, to have funds for updated signage when needed, supplies for students to use (such as the long-arm stapler that we purchased last semester) and possibly a new rack as the last one did not fit the pegs of the wall as we found out in the summer. 

Student Organizer – Bu Osho

The Nova Scotia College Radio of Art and Design is a college radio that unifies the faculties and centralizes art and design through discussion and music.

Photography Club
Student Organizer – Keely Hopkins

Photography Club is intended to be a space for all members of the NSCAD community who are interested in photography and lens-based arts to gather. The club encourages learning in a peer-led environment and intends to provide a collaborative photographic environment for its members.

Print Club
Student Organizer – Maria Rosati

Print Club is one of NSCAD’s oldest running clubs. Students get together to work on prints, discuss projects, and collaborate for exhibitions, events, and print sales!

The Midnight Film Society
Student Organizer – Deirdre Sokolowska

The Midnight Film Society is the current Film Club at NSCAD. We hold weekly screenings of films that we have purchased for the students to show them films that they would not normally see in class or unfortunately in theatres in Halifax as we do not have any independent theatres that are accessible.