Campus tours and events

Come say hello, drop by for a visit, or jump in and get involved – we’re looking forward to meeting you!

Please Note: In this fast moving and uncertain public health pandemic situation, the safety of our AUArts community members is our top priority. As a precaution, effective as of March 12, all events that were to be held on campus are cancelled until at least the end of this semester, April 24. 

>>> More up-to-date messages regarding COVID-19 information 

Come for a tour

General tours and information sessions

During the school year (September - April) campus tours and information sessions are available most Wednesdays and Fridays at 4:30 p.m (with the tour portion starting at 5:00 pm). During the Spring/Summer months (May - August) a limited schedule of campus tours will be available. Tours are led by our very own Student Ambassadors and are most suitable for students in Grade 11 and up. Parents, family, and friends are welcome to attend.

Tour and info session agenda

4:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. We will start with a 30-minute information session covering topics such as features and benefits of attending AUArts, admissions and portfolio submission criteria and you will hear from an AUArts alumni about their personal experience completing their education at AUArts.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m. The walking tour includes the use of stairways - so be ready to get your steps in for the day!   The walking tour will focus on the studios and services of most relevance to new or incoming AUArts students. If you or someone in your group require modification to use the elevators instead of stairs please let us know prior to your tour so we can make arrangements to accommodate you. 

Expect to be with us for approximately 90 minutes in total, however, if you would like to schedule some extra time to meet one-on-one with one of our Admissions and Recruitment team members we are happy to coordinate that for you either before or after the allotted time for the presentation and tour. Please email us at to schedule a one-on-one meeting with our Admissions and Recruitment Officer.


Sat-TOUR-days are special, student-led tours of the AUArts campus, that happen on – you guessed it! – Saturdays. They’re a great way to get to know AUArts. You’ll spend about an hour and a half with us, getting an insider’s tour of our studios and facilities by current students who will tell you what it’s really like to go to school here. Our Student Ambassador will be able to answer any questions you might have about our programs and applications process. This tour will not include an information session, however, the Student Ambassador will be able to stay after the tour is completed to answer any additional questions you have about AUArts. 

Register for an upcoming tour:

Group or school tours are available upon request throughout the year and are most suitable for high-school students in Grade 10 and up. For more information or to book a tour time, please contact Crystal Scott, Student Recruitment Operations Coordinator at

Enter the ShowOff! Art Competition

There are over $30,000 in prizes to be won – including tuition for AUArts – at this unique competition for students in grade 10, 11 and 12.

The submission deadline for ShowOff! 2020 has now closed. Please join us to view the exhibition in our Main Mall March 11-23.


In this fast moving and uncertain public health pandemic situation, the safety of our AUArts community members is our top priority. As a precaution the ShowOff! 2020 awards ceremony on Saturday, March 14 from 1-4 p.m. was cancelled.

Please watch our video from our President & CEO Dr. Daniel Doz announcing this years winners. These exhibiting artists are from high schools throughout Canada and have been awarded over $30,000 in prizes including a matching grant to their own high school art program. 


ShowOff! 2020 Awards Announcement


>>> Find out more about Show Off!

2020 Winter Portfolio Review Day 

Join us for our Portfolio Review Day where you will get an opportunity to review your portfolio with our faculty to make it even stronger! It's on Saturday January 25 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

>>> Register for Winter Portfolio Review Day 

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

There’s always something going on at AUArts. Check out our events calendar to join us for an artist talk, gala event, workshop, or simply drop in to visit one of our many galleries and take it all in.

Meet an AUArts recruitment officer in person OR on the road

Do you have questions about our programs or application process? You can schedule an appointment with one of our Recruitment Officers here on campus. Our Office hours are Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Contact us to schedule an appointment

Can’t make it to Calgary for a visit?

Don’t worry – you can always catch us on the road, too. Contact us to find out our on the road schedule where you'll be able to stop by to learn about the AUArts experience with our amazing recruitment team.