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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 Open Studies
Credential Type Non-Credential
Length 1 Year or Less
- Part Time Only
- Cooperative Education
- Continuing Education
- Distance Learning
Non-Degree and Visiting Students must register in person at the Registrar’s Office on the date specified in the Academic Schedule. Registration in courses is subject to space availability and meeting the prerequisite level of studio skill and/or academic achievement, as evidenced by a portfolio and/or official transcripts. !span>
Transcripts must be submitted with this form. A $110 application fee will be assessed at the time of registration. Visiting and Non-Degree students who intend to register in studio courses must present a portfolio demonstrating prerequisite skills for the courses sought. This portfolio should be presented at the time of registration.!span>
This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2022/08/01 to 2023/07/31*.
Tuition $2,744.00 Year One
Books/Supplies/Instruments $1,231.00 Year One
Mandatory Fees $1,084.00 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 October 13, 2022. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.
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