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Welcome to Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD).

ACAD acknowledges that it rests on the traditional Treaty 7 territories of the Blackfoot people and in the spirit of our efforts to promote reconciliation, we acknowledge the traditional territories and oral practices of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Piikani and Kainai), the Tsuut’ina (Sarcee), the Stoney Nakoda First Nations (Bearspaw, Chiniki and Wesley), the Metis Nation (Region 3) and all those who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.

Since 1926, ACAD has inspired thousands of students to pursue their dreams. 

As Alberta's only dedicated art, craft and design institution, we're proud to play an important role in nurturing creativity and driving innovation in our province and around the world. From our academic programs to grass-roots community partnerships, there's a lot going on at ACAD – we hope you'll join us.

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Contact information for Alberta College of Art and Design

Alberta College of Art and Design

1407 - 14 Ave. NW
T2N 4R3 Calgary Alberta

Reviews by students

John Doe
Alberta College of Art & Design is not a place to become a professional-industry leading commercial artist. If you want to go into the advertising, game, film, publishing, or marketing industries, this is not the school for you. The education is cheap, which is the upside, but where does that get you? It gets you social gatherings, people who go...
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This is a great school! Know what you want to do in life and it is possible to achieve it. You do not have to be a professional artist after leaving the school, there are many other options too. However you need to be serious about what you do want to do and it must relate for fine art (or design if you are in that stream) after all, that is wha...
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Make sure you want to be a "professional artist". If you don't, some of the faculty will see you as less important and worth their time. And they will voice this. Loudly. There *are* some exceptional teachers at ACAD, you just have to find them and somehow ensure you stick with them for the 4 years. (Often 5 years, as the registrar likes to play...
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