Art & Design


The Department of Art & Design at the University of Alberta comprises three divisions—Design Studies, Fine Arts, and the History of Art, Design and Visual Culture (HADVC). Our rich complement of faculty and staff provides you with one of the best university educations available in North America.


Design Studies

Our interdisciplinary and competitive Design Studies program offers areas of study in Industrial Design and Visual Communication Design.

Fine Arts

Our Fine Arts program provides a dynamic and collaborative environment offering studies in Drawing/Intermedia, Painting, Printmaking, and Sculpture.

History of Art, Design and Visual Culture

Our History of Art, Design and Visual Culture program equips you to think creatively, read critically, and understand visual culture of diverse historical periods.


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