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Bachelor of Fine Arts Painting
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.
1407 - 14 Avenue NW
Calgary, Alberta, T2N 4R3, Canada
Program Type Bachelor's
Credential Type Degree
Length 4 Years
- Part Time Only
- Cooperative Education
- Continuing Education
- Distance Learning
Students may declare their major in Painting upon completion of a minimum of 54 credits including First Year Studies and all 200-level courses required for the major. (See the Programs section of the AUArts website for more details.) Students must be in clear academic standing in order to declare their major. Transfer students are encouraged to apply and should see www.acad.ca for admission information, transfer credit and art portfolio guidelines. The Painting Major offers students the opportunity to develop a strong art practice in painting, media, photography and the interdisciplinary approaches of performance and installation for professional artists.
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 October 21, 2022. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.
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