Indigenous Art - Art History/Museum Studies

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  • 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 active artists and scholars as you pursue your creative and professional goals in a collaborative environment.

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The Indigenous Art (Art History/Museum Studies) 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.

Work-Integrated Learning

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, 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. Learn more

Check out testimonials and stories from student interns at the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery in their Behind-the-Scenes Blog.

Art Department

Why Study Art History at uLethbridge?


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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Admission requirements


​For admission, Canadian high school students in Alberta must have completed five of the following courses with a minimum 65% average across them:

This course
  • English Language Arts 30-1
Three of these courses
  • Aboriginal Studies 30
  • Art 30 or Art 31
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Choral Music 30, General Music 30, or Instrumental Music 30
  • Dance 35
  • Drama 30
  • Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2
  • Mathematics 31
  • Physics 30
  • Science 30
  • Social Studies 30-1
  • Five credits in Advanced-level CTS Computer Science (CSE)
  • One or more distinct languages at the 30 level
One additional
  • That has not already been used
  • May be from the list above
  • Must be at the 30 level
  • Must be worth at least five credits (multiple courses worth a total of five or more credits can be used)
  • Cannot be a Special Project


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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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