ACAD becomes AUArts. Canada’s newest University of the Arts.

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Alberta University of the Arts

On January 17 2019 ACAD will transition to AUArts, one of Canada’s newest Arts Universities. AUArts is dedicated to art, craft and design, with close to one hundred years of history in the making, where your skills and interests will be nurtured alongside a talented community of emerging creatives. You will learn from experts who are among the country’s most acclaimed practicing artists and academics, across a diverse range of degree programs and disciplines. Your mind will expand. Your passions will flourish. And your perspectives will be changed. Forever.

We are a community of thinkers, shapers, makers and risk takers.

As ACAD embarked on the path to transition from college to university with the Government of Alberta granting approval in March 2018, we are now proud to announce a new name and look for our historic arts institution as Alberta University of the Arts.

Rebranded by Will Creative, a dynamic Canadian agency featuring the talents of ACAD Alumna Allison Chambers leading the creative design, our new identity embodies a community of students, faculty, staff and alumni rich in diversity of culture and thought, challenged to fearlessly explore anything that moves us, drives us, and implores all of us to see the world differently, and shape it uniquely.

We continue to educate in ways that test the boundaries of common thought. Ways that will ignite your imagination and fuel your curiosity to go further. To explore deeper. To turn things upside down, inside out, downside in and right-side up again on a journey toward creative discovery.

February 1, 2019 marks the first official day of business as a university. As we move through this transition and will undergo incremental changes towards the goal of migrating our sites. Please bear with us as we work through the process.