Native American Art - Art History/Museum Studies

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Native American Art (Art History/Museum Studies)

Prepare to succeed in the complex and evolving global dialogue about Indigenous art history and contemporary art practices. Combine studies in Native American culture, Art History and Museum Studies with extensive practical experience.

The dynamic curriculum showcases courses in contemporary First Nations art, Canadian art history, European art practices from the 19th through 21st centuries, and critical issues in museum studies. Pick from a range of Native American Studies courses, which offer in-depth engagement with Aboriginal issues, and take Art Studio courses that provide first-hand understanding of art techniques and materials.

Our internship program gives you an in-depth sense of the range of work and career possibilities in the museum field while developing your experience beyond the art gallery and classroom. You have the opportunity to focus on specific areas including exhibitions, collections, and public programming.

Facilities & Spaces

  • Metal shop with foundry, forge and plasma cutter

  • Individual studios for senior students

  • Modern woodshop, ceramic and plaster studios

  • Bronze and aluminum foundry

  • Digital fabrication lab includes 4-axis CNC router and 3D printer

  • Printmaking studios with Boss Laser Engraver

  • Digital media studio with 3D and large format printer

  • Photography & camera obscura studio with full wet darkroom

  • Painting and drawing studios

  • Exhibition, installation and experimental spaces


“I have always been passionate and interested in history and Native American culture, so when the University of Lethbridge offered this new program, I enrolled. I love that I can study so close to home. After completing my degree I’ll seek employment with a museum working directly with Native American history, which has always been my dream.”

- Star Crop Eared Wolf



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