Our Bachelor of Fine Arts program is one of Canada's most prestigious studio-based fine art programs that offers students a unique opportunity to access an impressive range of quality facilities while developing advanced technical, conceptual and problem-solving skills.
The BFA program at Alberta College of Art + Design is one of Canada's most prestigious studio-based fine art programs.
The Program offers students a unique opportunity to access an impressive range of quality facilities while developing advanced technical, conceptual and problem-solving skills. The BFA Program embraces traditional, contemporary and conceptual approaches to art making in a learning environment that is both focused and flexible. Consisting of nine complementary studio majors, the Program allows students to immerse themselves in a wide spectrum of creative directions and opportunities while acquiring essential skills for professional activity in their chosen field. Students are encouraged to enrich their experience by accessing other studio areas and to develop unique skill sets that reflect their personal aspirations and individual career trajectories.
Graduates from the Program have created successful and fulfilling careers in Canada and throughout the world as fine artists, scholars, cultural workers, inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs. The Bachelor of Fine Arts Program may be completed on a full or part time basis.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree is offered in the following majors: Ceramics, Drawing, Fibre, Glass, Jewellery + Metals, Media Arts + Digital Technologies, Painting, Print Media and Sculpture.
ACAD’s Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is interdisciplinary, and experimental with a focus on developing deep critical thinking and high levels of professional practice in each of its students. As part of the Bachelor of Fine Arts program at ACAD, students major in one of the following areas:
What does it mean to study to be an artist? A designer? At ACAD, it’s a chance to apply creative thinking to imagine a new set of possibilities, and to use your talents to express new ideas. It’s a new way of thinking about what a University degree can mean to you, and the possibilities for what you can explore at ACAD are endless. 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.