Alberta College of Art + Design,

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Are you ready to begin your education in the innovative world of art and design? Become an ACAD student, and explore your passion for creative thinking with an undergraduate degree in Design or Fine Art. With 11 unique programs including Photography, Visual Communications Design, Ceramics, Drawing, Fibre, Glass, Jewellery + Metals, Media Arts + Digital Technologies, Painting, Print Media and Sculpture, ACAD offers a rigorous studio program which produces inventive thinkers, visually acute learners and leading problem solvers for today’s creative economy.

ACAD has been the home of some of the most exciting voices in contemporary art and design in Canada for the past 85 years. With a comprehensive curriculum filled with a range of programs sure to inspire, challenge and stimulate emerging artists and designers, ACAD is the leading choice for students who go on to work in a spectrum of creative industries – doing what they love while building impressive careers that impact the world of art and design.

ACAD is a leading centre for education and research, and a catalyst for creative inquiry and cultural development. Located in Calgary and overlooking the downtown core, ACAD provides a unique undergraduate experience for students in fine art, design and new media - an experience set in the context of relevant, complementary liberal studies and practical theory. Our Photography and Visual Communications Design majors prepare students for successful careers as professionals in the discipline, practice and culture of photography and design. And our Bachelor of Fine Arts program is one of Canada’s most prestigious studio-based fine art programs.

What does an undergraduate degree at ACAD look like? Our degree programs are studio-based, which means hands-on. In our studios you’ll explore multiple media, applying new techniques and immersing yourself in the practice and culture of art and design. You’ll have access to a wide range of unique opportunities, including a strong international exchange program and a robust scholarship and awards offering for incoming students. Most importantly, with a 1:9 faculty-to-student ratio, our average studio class is kept to 15 students so you’ll receive individual, personal attention from a faculty made up of a diverse group of over 115 professional practicing artists, designers and scholars.

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