About Art & Design

The Fine Arts Building on the University of Alberta campus

The Department of Art & Design at the University of Alberta brings together three practices - Design Studies, Fine Arts, and the History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture. A breadth and depth of teaching, research, and creative endeavour supports collaborations in design thinking, hands-on studio practice, and critical visual and historical analysis.

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Graduates from the Department of Art & Design find career opportunities across a broad spectrum of the cultural sectors. Former students work as museum and gallery curators, university professors, exhibition designers, art administrators, art and design educators, full time artists, arts writers, and independent designers.