Events & News


30 Mar 2024 - 22 Jun 2024

Ornament & Crime

Ornament & Crime celebrates adorned, decorated, patterned and ornamented excess.


Average faculty to student ratio


Average student class size


Governor General Award winning faculty and alumni

Illingworth Kerr Gallery

AUArts Grad Show

AUArts Grad Show Exhibition 2024

Celebrate the talent and creativity of our Graduating Class of 2024

May 23, 2024 - May 23, 2025

About AUArts

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For almost 100 years, AUArts has played an important role in our country’s visual culture. We are a university dedicated to art, craft and design – the only one in Alberta and in the prairies, and one of four in Canada.

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Learn with us

Being creative often means taking a different path than most. That’s why AUArts offers more subject areas than most design schools, small classes, and the flexibility to create a curriculum as unique as you are.


Support AUArts

Donors make a difference! Your contributions inspire students as they pursue a career in a creative economy. Choose to support AUArts in a way that’s meaningful to you.

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