Indigenous Art - Art Studio

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Credentials available

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts - Indigenous Art (Art Studio)

Campus

  • Lethbridge

Intake

Fall

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.

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The Indigenous Art (Art Studio) program provides undergraduate students the opportunity to pursue in-depth exploration of indigeneity, land use, and post-colonial theory in contemporary art. 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.

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.

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.

Art Department

Possible careers

  • Artist
  • Art Restoration
  • Art Therapy
  • Artifact Preservation
  • Graphic Design
  • Video Production
  • Museum Curator
  • Painter
  • Photographer
  • Arts Management
  • Community Organizer
  • 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 level.

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Admission requirements

General-ALL-ALL

​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

The guidance and instruction I have received from the uLethbridge’s amazing practicing artists and the freedom of having my own studio space has helped me with my goal to promote and preserve my culture through art. This program, and instructors, has encouraged me to utilize my personal cultural history, allowing me to gain a deep appreciation and respect for it. Art has the power to influence change, advocate progress, and inspire future generations of artists. - Sheila Shaw

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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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