Alberta University of the Arts

Alberta University of the Arts


Since 1926, Alberta University of the Arts, AUArts (formerly ACAD), has inspired thousands of students to pursue their dreams.

As Alberta’s only dedicated art, craft, and design university, we’re proud to play an important role in nurturing creativity and driving innovation in our province and around the world.

AUArts offers two degree programs (Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Design), both of which are studio-based, which means hands-on. With a 1:15 faculty-to-student ratio, our average studio class is kept to 15 students, so you’ll receive individual, personal attention from a faculty made up of a diverse group of over 130 professional practicing artists, designers, and scholars.

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