Throughout history, visual art has provided interpretations of our world at any given point in time. It is through art that our culture is recorded, expressed and made meaningful. There will always be a need for artists who are able to think critically and creatively, and artwork that is innovative and unique. You have a remarkable gift to give through your art –your passion for ideas and making things, and your own way of seeing and experiencing the world. At MacEwan University it’s possible to turn your ideas and dreams toward a rewarding and lasting career. Our Fine Art program is designed to ensure that you become fluent in the visual and creative language, and to prepare you to confidently share your talents in what will become a lifelong journey of learning and making art.
MacEwan University’s Fine Art Diploma Program is university-transferable to BFA programs in and beyond Alberta. Students expand on fundamental skills in Fine Art with studies in Art History and in projects exploring concept and emerging forms.
You can start your Bachelor of Fine Arts degree by taking two years at MacEwan University, where we’re passionate about your success.
In our small classes your instructors find out who you are, how you learn best and how to build on your strengths. All students in the program contribute to the learning experience of others. The diversity of age, cultural background, and art experience represented in our student body creates a rich learning environment.
From a broad range of studio and art history classes you will gain understanding and develop your abilities in:
Critical and creative thinking
Traditional and contemporary art practices
Visual language fluency
Technical skills in a variety of media
Historical, personal, and international issues that influence art practices
The Centre for the Arts and Communications campus in west Edmonton, Alberta, provides a creative, supportive environment, where no student falls through the cracks. Apply classroom knowledge and your creative talent in our studios to:
Analyze and critique
Highly respected by art organizations and educational institutions throughout Canada, graduates are welcomed into their third year of degree programs at degree granting art colleges and universities.
Graduates also work as artists and muralists, teachers and professors, photographers and illustrators, museum preparators and curators, entrepreneurs and gallery owners, product, graphic, and interior designers, art and business administrators, writers, shop technicians, art historians and many more exciting careers.