Campus tour and events

Book an appointment with our admissions team, attend a virtual event, participate in an interactive live session – we look forward to meeting you!

Virtual Open House at AUArts

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Interested in learning more about Alberta University of the Arts? We'd love to meet you at our Virtual Open House!

Topics include:

  • Hear from current students about what it's like to study at AUArts.
  • Get expert tips on your portfolio from admissions and faculty.
  • Attend a virtual tour of the campus hosted by an AUArts alum.
  • Find out more about AUArts and how to apply.
  • Book one-on-one time with a member of the Recruitment and Admissions team to have your specific AUArts questions answered. 

>>>Register here

Applications open October 1 for Fall 2022

>>> How to apply 

Connect with an AUArts Recruitment Officer online

Do you have questions about our programs or application process? Would you like to discuss your portfolio? You can schedule an appointment to meet with one of our Recruitment Officers via MS Teams video-conferencing or over-the-phone. 

>>>Book an appointment

Our Recruitment and Admissions Team is currently working remotely. We are available Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. MST. (except during holidays). You can also contact us by email at

Join us online for a live info session

We would love to connect with you at one of our interactive online info sessions. 

To register for an upcoming session, please click on the event session and time below. Once you register for an AUArts online event, we will email you the link to participate. 

About AUArts and How to Apply | Online Info-Session

Applying to university can be overwhelming. This interactive, live-online session will provide you with step-by-step direction on how to apply to AUArts. Our Admissions team will show you the process to apply through Apply Alberta, how to access your Alberta Student Number and what to expect as next steps once you have submitted your application. We will also go over the application requirements for each of our programs and provide you with the opportunity to ask us questions about the application process.

Bachelor of Design Program | Online Info-Session

Learn more about how our Photography and Visual Communications Design majors prepare students for successful careers as professionals in the discipline, practice, and culture of photography and design. This presentation will be led by one of our Recruitment Officers. 

Bachelor of Fine Arts Program | Online Info-Session

Learn more about our acclaimed BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) program, and the nine different areas of concentration. This presentation will be led by one of our Recruitment Officers, who will share the inside scoop on this program. 

Portfolio Prep Part 1 - Requirements | Online Info-Session

Does the word “portfolio” stress you out? Do not worry, we know you are going to do great! But, in case you need some added support in preparing your portfolio, we have got you covered. Join one of our reviewers as they provide you with some portfolio tips, tricks, and examples to help you make your portfolio submission even stronger. All you will need is access to the internet to take part!​

Portfolio Prep Part 2 - Demo | Online Info-Session

Portfolio Prep Part 2 - Demo, is an interactive demonstration of the key components of the portfolio submission. Join us for 30 minutes as we demonstrate a observational drawing and how to photograph your work in this interactive session.

International Application Information Session and Q&A | Online Info-Session

Whether you have questions about how to apply, Canadian Study Visa requirements or anything else about the process for international admission to Alberta University of the Arts, this live session is for you! Join members of the Admissions and Recruitment Team for an information, and Q&A session to help progress your application.

ArtStream Certificate Program Q&A | Online Info-Session

The ArtStream Certificate Program is designed to provide a bridge to an art and design education for applicants who do not meet AUArts’ academic and/or English proficiency requirements for First Year Undergraduate Studies, but who demonstrate satisfactory levels of art portfolio achievement.​ Learn more about this program, expected learning outcomes and the application process. 

Online portfolio reviews

Join us for a 20-minute one-on-one online Portfolio Review with our Admissions Committee to review your portfolio to make it even stronger! 

>>>Request a Portfolio Review appointment

Once we have provided you with a date and time for your review, we will send you an MS Teams link so that you can join your meeting with your reviewer. At the time of your review, please ensure you login 5-10 minutes early, and are ready with your artwork, a computer, internet access, and a microphone so you can have a conversation with our team member. A web camera is also highly recommended. 

Your portfolio should consist of 12 pieces of recent, original artwork such as sketchbooks, photography, 3D-sculptures or ceramics, paintings, digital drawings, animation or any other medium you work with.

We also love to see works-in-progress as it is a terrific way to learn about your process. The artwork should be ready to present either as digital images to share on your screen or the physical pieces to be shown via live camera. Please ensure you have a camera and microphone for your review so you can interact with the reviewer member.

On-campus recruitment events

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the AUArts campus is currently closed to the public.

Come for a tour

Peek inside AUArts Campus.

Explore our Pre-College Program and courses for teens

Interested in art and design but not quite ready for university? Check out our programs for teens and high-school students.

Attend an AUArts event

The campus is closed at this time but AUArts is still hosting events online. Check out our events calendar to join us for an artist talk, online event, or workshop.