Art & Design

About Art & Design

The Fine Arts Building on the University of Alberta campus

The Department of Art & Design is devoted to the practice, the history, and the theory of the visual arts and design. Comprising three divisions—Design Studies, Fine Arts, and the History of Art, Design and Visual Culture (HADVC)—its rich complement of faculty and staff provides students in its undergraduate and graduate programs with one of the best university educations available in North America.

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Graduates from the Department of Art and Design find career opportunities across a broad spectrum of the cultural sectors. Former students are employed in jobs that range from museum and gallery curators and university professors, to exhibition designers, art administrators, art and design educators, full time artists, and self employed designers.