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Bachelor of Fine Arts First Year Studies
Alberta University of the Artswww.auarts.ca
Dream. Study. Create. Repeat. Welcome to life at AUArts.
AUArts is where creativity thrives. It's a haven for makers, designers, and artists. A testing ground for a future shaped by your unique vision and drive. A place where just about anything is possible.
AUArts offers the following degree programs:
- Bachelor of Design (BDes)
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
- Masters of Fine Arts (MFA)
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, 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.
MFA in Craft Media is a collaborative, cross-disciplinary, studio-based program that gives you the freedom to explore possibilities, push limits, and reimagine your practice. The core of the program is practice-led, autonomous research. Students may concentrate upon a specific discipline: Ceramics, Fibre, Glass or Jewellery + Metals, or they may augment their primary craft discipline to build an interdisciplinary or hybrid program of study. During the course of their study, students may initiate mentorships with faculty from AUArt's other program areas, such as Print Media, Drawing, Media Arts and Design.
Program Type Bachelor's
Credential Type Degree
Length 4 Years
- Part Time Only
- Cooperative Education
- Continuing Education
- Distance Learning
Admission to First Year Studies at the Alberta University of the Arts is competitive, and is based on academic standing and the merit of your portfolio. Admission decisions are based on an assessment of academic transcripts, English Language Proficiency, statement of intent, and a portfolio. !span>
Applicants are required to submit the following documents and materials: 1. Online Application (www.applyalberta.ca) 2. Application Fee of $110.00CAD 3. Academic Transcript(s) 4. Proof of English Language Proficiency (if applicable) 5. Statement of Intent 6. Portfolio. All Applicants must satisfy minimum Academic and English Proficiency Requirements.!span>
Admission Requirements: 1. Alberta high school diploma or equivalent with a minimum of 60% on four separate 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 Statement of Intent, Portfolio Guidelines and admission procedures, please visit the How to Apply webpage at www.acad.ca.!span>
This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2021/08/01 to 2022/07/31*.
Tuition $4,793.00 Year One
Books/Supplies/Instruments $3,400.00 Year One
Mandatory Fees $1,210.00 Year One
* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid 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.
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Updated August 27, 2021. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.
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