Indigenous Art - Art History/Museum Studies

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Degrees available

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts - Indigenous Art (Art History/Museum Studies)


  • Lethbridge



Program description

Be inspired by art and visual culture, and make your mark on the world. Work with internationally active artists and scholars as you pursue your creative and professional goals in a collaborative environment.

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The Indigenous Art program prepares you for success in the complex and evolving fields of Indigenous art history and contemporary art practices. Combine critical studies in art history and theory with extensive hands-on museum and gallery experience. Study visual, material, and cultural production from a global perspective, and develop a frame of reference for understanding imagery and material culture.

Gain a deeper knowledge of historical and contemporary art practices through your studies and your work with the University’s extensive art collection of more than 16,000 objects, learning to manage and conserve artwork and curate exhibitions.

You have full access to co-operative education, international exchanges, independent and applied studies as well as volunteer opportunities. uLethbridge is the only university in Alberta to offer co-operative education to all majors in the university, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Internship Opportunities

Expand your experiences and gain new perspectives beyond the art gallery and classroom. Focus on areas such as exhibition organization and installation, collections management, and public programming.

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Why Study Art History at uLethbridge?


Art Department

Possible careers

  • Museum Curator
  • Art Restoration
  • Art Therapy
  • Artifact Preservation
  • Arts Management
  • Fine Art Appraisal
  • Art Consulting

Some of these careers require additional education. Students may also choose to continue their education at the MFA or PhD level.

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Student Testimonials

“I was given the opportunity to work firsthand assisting the curator as she worked through her duties. I learned so much throughout the experience. The internships I participated in allowed me to better understand the job and role of a curator, and get experience in order to pursue my career goals.” - Star Crop Eared Wolf

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Additional information

  • University Art Gallery – Includes Helen Christou and Hess Galleries with over 16,000 art objects in the collection
  • Exhibition, installation & experimental spaces
  • Penny Gallery in downtown Lethbridge
  • Full range of studio workshops & labs

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