- Listing Type: Colleges & Universities
- Top Majors: Art and Design
- Degrees Awarded: 4 Year
- Type: Private
- Campus Setting: Urban
- Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships, Other
- Gender: Coed
- Country: Canada
- Delivery: Day
- Affiliation: National Portfolio Day Association
- Religious Affiliation: None
- CEEB: 7154
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.
Alberta University of the Arts is located in Calgary on the North Hill overlooking the Bow River and the downtown skyline, in a 245,000 square foot building that was designed in 1973 specifically as an art college. AUArts' close proximity to downtown, via light rail transit, is a distinct advantage to our students, providing them with easy access to Calgary's galleries, museums and cultural events.
AUArts is committed to a solid studio-based experience for students in fine art, design and new media - an experience balanced with relevant, complementary liberal studies and practical theory. The result is a rigorous studio program, which produces innovative thinkers, creative problem solvers, and visually talented students. AUArts creates a learning environment rich in character and extensive in quantity, quality and professional capability for its student body of artistic thinkers.
AUArts' studios are extremely spacious and classes are small, allowing for regular one-on-one interaction. Faculty and space-per-student ratios are among the best in the country. Within this environment, students receive the techniques, tools, intellectual stimulation and encouragement to discover and develop their own personal voice and passion.