Students in the School of Critical and Creative Studies examine historical, critical, and methodological perspectives on the study of art and design. Students gain context for creative work in contemporary society, and are supported in becoming confident art and design practitioners.

Programs

SCCS courses include offerings across the following areas:

  • Art History and Visual Culture
  • English Literature and Creative Writing
  • Humanities and Cultural Studies
  • Material Culture and Cultural Anthropology
  • Natural Sciences
  • Professional Practices

Environment

SCCS courses are supported by the Luke Lindoe Library, dedicated classrooms, and an array of student learning resources and services, including learning management systems and the ACAD Writing Centre. Students can also access resources at other Calgary post-secondary institutions, including the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University.

Faculty

SCCS instructors represent a broad range of academic specializations. SCCS faculty members thrive on the creative environment at ACAD and are actively engaged in creative practice and academic research.

Permanent faculty

Dr. John Calvelli

Dr. Mark Clintberg

Dr. Alexandra Emberley

Dr. Chris Frey

Dr. Benedict Fullalove

Dr. Alex Link

Mireille Perron

Dr. Jennifer Salahub

Ashley Scarlett

Sessional instructors

Dr. Derek Beaulieu

Cassandra Dam

Marc Hutchinson

Gerry Kisil

Julia Krueger

Jane McQuitty

Dr. Julia Petrov

Diana Sherlock

Christine Somer

Judy Sterner

Alumni

ACAD alumni have used their critical and creative skills to become instructors, curators. Meet some of our esteemed alumni.

Anthea Black

Nicole Burisch

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