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Pathways Artstream Bridging

Bow Valley College

Bow Valley College
Artstream is a shared program between Bow Valley College and Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts). It is a bridge to an art and design education for those who have the artistic ability, but do not meet AUArts' academic or English language proficiency requirements for admission. The Artstream Certificate is a year-long program. You will take customized academic upgrading courses at Bow Valley College that will help you do well in Liberal Studies at AUArts. The application process starts with AUArts where you'll submit an art portfolio showing your talent. Once approved, you may be referred for an academic skills assessment at Bow Valley College. This assessment will determine your acceptance into the program.

Registrar's Office
345-6 Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta, T2G 4V1, Canada

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  • Program Type Academic Upgrading
  • Credential Type Non-Credential
  • Length 1 Year or Less
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

Academic Requirements

  • Credit in English 30-1 or 30-2 within the last three years (transcripts submitted to the Alberta College of Art + Design)


  • Bow Valley College academic assessment to confirm Grade 10 level of reading and writing skills 

Other Requirements

  • A portfolio following guidelines provided by the Alberta College of Art + Design
  • A personal statement (see for more information)

Transfer(s) Eligibility

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Updated September 23, 2019. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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