Why an arts education?

Our average faculty to student ratio in studio classes is 1:16, so you won’t get lost in the crowd (unless you want to). 

All around you, artists, designers and craftspeople are pursuing their passions and doing what they love. They dare to be different, and take the road less travelled.

You may know exactly what you want, or the future may still be a bit fuzzy. But inside of you exists an undeniable creative force that needs to be explored. You want to be a part of this world. To express your ideas, challenge others, and create what’s never been considered before.

At Alberta University of the Arts, you’ll develop your creative abilities in our studios, enhance your critical thinking and problem solving skills, and grow an entrepreneurial spirit. You’ll interact with business, culture and society in new and exciting ways. And if you have a travel bug, you can participate in our student travel programs throughout the world.

You’re standing at the crossroads of a big decision. We’re here to help with that – we’d love to see you walk through our doors