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Bachelor of Fine Arts First Year Studies

Alberta College of Art and Design

Alberta College of Art and Design

www.acad.ca

Enjoy small classes and individual attention from accomplished faculty who are some of today's most successful artists and designers. Experience luxurious facilities and an endless array of media. Immerse yourself in art and design. Choose to start living the life you want now.

ACAD offers the degree programs:

  • Bachelor of Design (BDes)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

BDes students, studying visual communications design or photography, benefit from an extensive design based curriculum developed to exceed design industry expectations.

Students engaged in the BFA degree program choose to focus their studies in 1 of 9 studio areas, and each student benefits from the interdisciplinary approach of a diverse variety of media, ideas and people interacting in one comprehensive space. BFA majors include: ceramics, drawing, fibre, glass, jewellery + metals, media arts and digital technologies, painting, print media and sculpture.

The BFA and BDes programs begin with First Year Studies - a common year-long experience that provides a critical foundation of technical and problem solving skills. It's also your opportunity to explore a variety of creative directions and studio experiences. Upon completion of First Year Studies you'll choose to apply to a major in the BDes program or enter studies at the 200 level of the BFA program.

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Admissions Office
1407 - 14 Avenue NW
Calgary, Alberta, T2N4R3, Canada

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  • Program Type Bachelors
  • Credential Type Degree
  • Length 4 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

Admission to First Year Studies at the Alberta College of Art & Design is competitive and is based on an academic standing, demonstrated skills and commitment to undertake a rigorous program in visual arts or design. Admission decisions are based on an assessment of academic transcripts, a personal statement and a portfolio. All Applicants must satisfy minimum Academic and English Proficiency Requirements. Applicants are required to submit the following documents and materials: 1. Application Form (www.applyalberta.ca) 2. Application Fee of $85.00 3. Academic Transcript(s) 4. Proof of English Language Proficiency (if applicable) 5. Personal Statement 6. Portfolio.

Admission Requirements: 1. Alberta high school diploma or equivalent with a minimum of 60% on four Grade 12 subjects, including either English Language Arts 30-1 (minimum 60%) or English Language Arts 30-2 (minimum 65%) 2. Mature Applicants who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents/landed immigrants who have not complete high school and are 21 years of age or older may be considered for admission as a Mature applicant providing that they possess the English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2 (or equivalent) requirement. For complete and current information regarding Academic and English Proficiency Requirements, the Personal Statement, Portfolio Guidelines and admission procedures, please visit the Admissions webpage at www.acad.ca. Fundamentals of Drawing, Art History, Humanities and introductory studio courses.


Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Student Aid Alberta for the funding year 2017/08/01 to 2018/07/31*.

  • Tuition $4,480.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $3,400.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,066.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Student Aid Alberta and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Elegibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated June 21, 2017. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

Educational program information is provided as an introduction and for general reference. For current information about programs and school requirements or policies, check the school calendar, visit their website or contact the school directly.
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