University of Alberta

Art and Design (BFA)

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Program Information

School:University of Alberta
Faculty:Faculty of Fine Arts
Degree:Bachelor
Field of Study:Design and Visual Communications, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Description:The BFA degree program encourages students to develop their personal creativity and teaches them multiple possibilities of expressing aesthetic, theoretical and cultural issues in their visual representations. Students can specialize in painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, or study a combination of these four disciplines. Courses in the history of art, design, and visual culture complement our studio programs and provide a lively intellectual cross-fertilization of theory and practice.

Possible Careers: Artist, Graphic Designer, Museum or Gallery Curator
URL:Art and Design (BFA) at University of Alberta
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,091
International: $30,090

This estimate is based on one year of full-time study, and represents only the tuition cost.
Careers:Artists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •   Visual Arts  or   Humanities  or   International Languages  or   Mathematics 
  • 3 of   Humanities  or   International Languages  or   Mathematics  or   Science 

Applicants must have: one of the following courses: English Language Arts 30-1 one of the following subjects: Fine Arts, Humanities, Languages other than English, or Math/Sciences; three of the following subjects: Humanities, Languages other than English, or Math/Sciences.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Portfolio
A successful portfolio is required for admission to this program. Submit your portfolio to the Department of Art and Design by May 1. Assessment may include an interview.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on February 14, 2022

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