University of Calgary - Department of Art and Art History

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Study visual art or art history with us to expand your craft through practice-based creative research or to investigate the global history of visual culture. We aim to develop artistic confidence and hone your critical skills to prepare you for careers in the arts community, including as an artist, art educator, researcher, or curator.

Areas of Expertise

Take the opportunity to work with award-winning professors, internationally renowned artists, and technical staff. Explore our large, bright classrooms and studios. Use up-to-date equipment and experiment with leading-edge processes.

On Campus Housing

Living in residence connects you to our campus community and your new life as a student. For more information, check out our living on campus page.

Off Campus Housing

The Student Union provides a list of rental accommodations (shared apartments, basement suites, houses or condominiums for rent) that are off-campus.

Incoming Students

Check out the University of Calgary facilities here.

To see the Department of Art and Art History facilities, take our virtual tour.

Career Planning

Advising: Our academic advising services are available to all students. Whether you are looking to explore majors, learn study strategies, or figure out what university program to apply to, there is an advisor here to help. Visit our student success page to learn more.


Access an evidence-informed warm-up program that is specific to your sport, including instructional videos and supporting materials. Check out our sports page here.


UCalgary Active Living offers fitness classes, intramurals and rec sports, outdoor centre programs, skating and swimming lessons and Dinos Clubs activities.


The Pentimento Collective: Organizers of the PULL and PUSH emerging Artists' Exhibitions.

Information Technology

We help you study, learn, research and achieve! Over the next five years, we will continue to develop a technology-enabled campus that supports UCalgary’s ability to deliver and excel in teaching, learning and research by providing the digital foundation upon which global engagement, sharing of information and the evolution of teaching technologies is possible. More info available on our IT page.

Campus Tour

The best way to get to know your future campus is by experiencing it online or an in-person campus tour. Guided by one of our current students, you’ll explore our classrooms, residences, athletic facilities, and more. Check out our tours page.

Modified on July 20, 2022