Art Studio (BFA)

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  • Bachelor of Fine Arts - Art (Art Studio)


  • 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 professional and creative goals in a collaborative environment.

The BFA-Art Studio program provides you with the opportunity to pursue contemporary art production through theoretical and practical scholarship.

Encompassing material, critical, and conceptual investigations, you work within an open studio context with faculty who are active artists and scholars.

Indigenous knowledge and cultural perspectives are integral to the program, while an extensive Visiting Speakers in the Art Program enriches the learning experience.

Develop your voice as an independent artist or arts professional through an intensive studio experience exploring technical, aesthetic, and theoretical studies necessary to pursue contemporary art.

Receive instruction in a range of methods and materials in drawing, painting, photography, installation art, performance art, spatial practices, printmaking, media, and electronic art. Senior students pursue self-directed studio work in a capstone course supported by faculty members of their choice.

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Located in the University Centre for the Arts, the Art Department is supported by excellent studios and resourced with a wide range of outstanding technical workshops and digital facilities.

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.

Professional Development

Gain professional art gallery 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.

Senior Studio courses focus on creative art practice and production and allow you to complete a self-directed project. If you are interested in research, independent studio work, graduate studies, or simply want an academic challenge, you may add an Honours Thesis in your studies. The designation will appear on your official transcript and degree parchment.

During the summer months, unique studio residencies are available to BFA-Art majors, including the University of Lethbridge Gushul Studio Residency Program, located in the Crowsnest Pass, Alberta; and the Medalta Student Residency Program, located in Medicine Hat, Alberta.

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 about Art Internships and Residencies

Gary Uchikura, art studio student


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Possible careers

  • Artist
  • Art Restoration
  • Art Therapy
  • Artifact Preservation
  • Graphic Design
  • Video Production
  • Museum Curator
  • Photographer
  • Arts Management
  • Fine Art Appraisal
  • Art Education
  • Art Consulting
  • Architecture

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

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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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“Visual and creative artists allow you to have such a voice. Through any kind of art, you can speak to multiple audiences about an abundance of concepts. It allows for a deeper level or thinking, reflecting, and community.” -Grace Wirzba

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Additional information

  • Metal shop with foundry, forge and CNC plasma cutter
  • Individual studios for senior students
  • Modern woodshop, ceramic, plaster and textile studios
  • Bronze and aluminum foundry
  • Digital fabrication and Data Physicalization lab includes 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 & experimental spaces
  • Sewing studio and loom
  • University of Lethbridge Art Gallery
  • Student Art Gallery
  • Penny Gallery in downtown Lethbridge
  • Excellent technical support and mentorship provided

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