Events & News


18 Sep 2023 - 22 Jan 2024

Near or Far

"Near or Far" is an ongoing series of images that involves a constant negotiation of power, trust, intimacy, and communication.

26 Sep 2023 - 22 Jan 2024

Hearth of the Lion

Hearth of the Lion illustrates the bond between three brothers, with their dedication, discipline and passion on display, as they embody the powerful movements of the lion and the fire of the wok hearth.


Average faculty to student ratio


Average student class size


Governor General Award winning faculty and alumni

Illingworth Kerr Gallery

Skawennati Banner

From Skyworld to Cyberspace

Jan 19 - Mar 9, 2024

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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