Campus tours 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
Interested in learning more about Alberta University of the Arts? We'd love to meet you at our Virtual Open House!
- 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.
Applications open October 1 for Fall 2022
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
- Wednesday, September 22 | 5 - 5:50 p.m. MST
- Wednesday, October 6 | 5 - 5:30 p.m. MST
- Wednesday, October 20 | 5 -5:30 p.m. MST
Bachelor of Design Program | Online Info-Session
Bachelor of Fine Arts Program | Online Info-Session
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!
- Wednesday, September 22 | 5:45 - 6:15 p.m. MST
- Wednesday, October 6 | 5:45 - 6:15 p.m. MST
- Wednesday, October 20 | 5:45 - 6:15 p.m. MST
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.
- Wednesday, September 22 | 6:30 - 7 p.m. MST
- Wednesday, October 6 | 6:30 - 7 p.m. MST
- Wednesday, October 20 | 6:30 - 7 p.m. MST
International Application Information Session and Q&A | Online Info-Session
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!
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
Explore our Pre-College Program and courses for teens
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.