Alberta University of the Arts
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts) is a community of thinkers, shapers, makers and risk takers. We are students, faculty, staff and alumni rich in diversity of culture and thought, challenged to fearlessly explore what moves us, drives us, and implores us to see the world differently. As Alberta’s only dedicated art, craft and design institution, AUArts has deep roots in Calgary’s creative community and is proud to play an important role in nurturing creativity and driving innovation in our province and around the world.
AUArts’ 1,100 students enjoy small class sizes and studio-based programming in some of the best – and biggest – arts facilities Canada has to offer. Our faculty members, some of the most talented artists, designers, and critical thinkers in Canada, are dedicated mentors which form the beating heart of AUArts and give students unparalleled opportunity to grow and flourish as they earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts in one of nine disciplines, a Bachelor of Design in one of two, or an MFA in Craft Media.
AUArts’ campus includes two professional galleries, nine student-run exhibition spaces, various pop-up exhibitions, a library dedicated to art and design, and access to all the great things the neighboring Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) campus has to offer.