Alberta College of Art & Design

Area of Study

  • Advertising
  • Design and Visual Arts
  • Fine Art
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
  • Web Design and new media


ACAD is where creativity thrives. It’s a haven for makers, designers, and artists. A testing ground for a future shaped by your unique vision and drive and a place where anything is possible.

ACAD BDES graduates have established a reputation for excellence in the newest design fields. Alumni from Visual Communications Design work in a broad range of exciting careers in the entertainment, advertising, new media, publication, editorial, corporate, television, film, fashion, gaming and environmental design industries.

STUDIO ENVIRONMENT The studio environment prepares students for their professional careers in advertising, graphic design, illustration, and character design through specialized program streams grounded in practice, solid drawing and visualization skills, and industry relevance.

In spacious classrooms with colour-balanced lighting, students are able to engage in rigorous coursework that prepares them for real- world experiences.

THE BIG PICTURE Life on campus is also about being a part of something bigger. It’s about joining a global conversation about art, craft, and design, and its impact on the world. With visiting artists, travel programs for students, and a rich and active research culture that fosters new ideas and collaboration, ACAD is a hub of arts and culture events all year round.

We have 11 possible areas of concentration, two minors (with more to come), and a unique first year program designed to fuel your creativity and expose you to new possibilities. ACAD’s Bachelor Degree programs are unparalleled and our diverse programs and cross-disciplinary studies give you a chance to surprise yourself, learn new skills, and consider directions you may not have discovered otherwise.



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