Events & News


8 Apr 2023 - 22 Jul 2023

Ornament & Crime

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


9 Jun 2023

Futility Index Artist Talk

The "Futility Index" photo series depicts the limitations and possibilities of physical balance.


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Average student class size


Governor General Award winning faculty and alumni

Illingworth Kerr Gallery


AUArts Grad Show Exhibition 2023

Celebrate the talent and creativity of our Graduating Class of 2023

May 25 - Jun 3, 2023

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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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.


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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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