Art History & Museum Studies

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  • BA - Art History and 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 professional and creative goals in a collaborative environment.

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. Gain professional experience through exhibition and curatorial opportunities in the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, the Student Art Gallery, Penny Gallery, and in the broader Lethbridge arts community. Learn more

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

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Possible careers

  • Gallery Curator
  • Art Historian
  • Art Critic
  • Museum Curator
  • Art Restoration
  • Art Therapist
  • 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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Take every opportunity, immerse yourself in Lethbridge’s vibrant community as much as you can! These kinds of experiences will enrich your experience and give you an understanding of community, art, and culture that no classroom or lecture ever could - Ildiko Barraclough

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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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