Dream. Study. Create. Repeat. Welcome to life at ACAD!

By Alberta College of Art & Design Modified on May 08, 2017
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Fuel your creative drive at ACAD in exciting Calgary, Alberta!


As an ACAD student, you’ll enjoy one of the best – and biggest – arts facilities Canada has to offer, with studios supervised by skilled professionals. So you get a helping hand when you need it, in the woodshop, foundry, metal shop, or with 3D printing. With over 300,000 square feet of studio facilities, we have the tools to fuel your imagination. Living on campus is an option and you’ll also get access to world class gyms, pools and other recreational facilities.

International students can also participate in student study abroad + exchange programs that allow you to travel to another institution within Canada or abroad and receive academic credits toward your degree while paying ACAD tuition. Of course you can also stay put and have the world come to you. ACAD’s well-established visiting artist program brings some of the world’s top creative minds to campus to speak and conduct workshops. ACAD’s classes are led by some of the most talented – and prominent – practicing artists in the country. ACAD has more Governor General Award winning faculty than any other school in Canada. These exceptional practitioners and dedicated teachers make studying at ACAD a rich, inspiring, and personal experience for emerging artists and designers.

Let’s talk about community. Calgary is Canada’s sunniest, most innovative city. The campus and the surrounding region are very safe as well as easy to navigate, network and get to know. People here are friendly and welcoming of different cultures. Diversity is a huge part of what makes Calgary such as great place to be. Plus, with a median age of 36, Calgary is a young, energetic city, vibrant with arts, culture, professional opportunities, and recreation. Hike or ski in the mountains. Ride the 160 KM of bike paths around the city. Enjoy the benefits of being inside a close-knit arts community. We’ll even provide you a transit pass as part of your fees to making getting around even easier! Or, join our international student group and take field trips to the Rocky Mountains, majestic glaciers and the world’s best dinosaur archeology site. Which these experiences will give you a great feel for what it’s like to live in Canada should you decide to stay for a while.Apply to ACAD today!
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