Alberta College of Art + Design students spend their class time working on their art, instead of sitting in lecture halls.
Faculty members are successful artists and designers
Class sizes are kept small so students benefit from individual attention
Some of the world’s top creative minds visit campus to speak and conduct workshops
In 2014, there were more 1,225 students from 30 countries on campus, with an average of 16 students per faculty member in each class.
Located in Calgary with 293,000 square feet in studio space, ACAD’s 11 degree programs are housed within four academic schools:
Craft + Emerging Media
Critical + Creative Studies.
The BFA and BDes programs begin with First Year Studies, a wide variety of studio and theory-based courses that prepare you for your studies in fine art, craft, design and media arts.
The MFA program in Craft Media brings graduate students to campus, enriching ACAD with new energy, a higher level of research, and creating new conversations about contemporary craft.
To make sure you get the help you need, ACAD offers academic support, writing assistance and professional counselling services for all students. The College also has an active and inclusive international students group that makes four annual visits to Alberta historic sites, including:
Lake Louise and Banff
Jasper National Park
Dinosaur Provincial Park, the world’s richest deposit of dinosaur bones