Bachelor of Fine Arts


Painting students at AUArts learn within a dynamic community of peers and faculty, exploring a diversity of media and approaches to contemporary art.

Studio facilities

  • Flexible, open-design community environment
  • Communal studios for first and second year students
  • Individual studio spaces for third and fourth year students

Access to third and fifth floor painting/drawing studios
Seven days a week | 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Room 372
Monday through Wednesday + Friday | 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday | 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Room 373
Monday through Wednesday + Friday | 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Thursday | 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Educational Art Technician

Nate McLeod - 403.284.6235


Painting Program faculty are respected, experienced artists actively engaged in contemporary artistic practice who, as supportive mentors, bring an extraordinary level of dedication and passion to their teaching.

Permanent faculty

Sessional instructors


AUArts Painting alumni are well prepared to maintain studio practices, enter the workforce using their highly transferrable skills, or pursue graduate studies in fine art and other disciplines such as art criticism and history, curating, art therapy, art education, environmental design, architecture, media studies, and arts administration.

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