University of Lethbridge

University of Lethbridge

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Program Overview

The Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Lethbridge (U of L) provides a supportive and creative learning community that promotes artistic expression and enhances technical development through hands-on experiences and academic courses. Professors are nationally and internationally recognized artists, performers, researchers and scholars - students learn from leaders in their fields.

The Faculty of Fine Arts offers four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degrees with majors in Art Studio, Art History/Museum Studies, Drama Performance, Theatre Studies, Theatre Technical/Design, New Media and Multidisciplinary as well as a four-year Bachelor of Music degree with majors in Music and Digital Audio Arts.


New Bachelor of Music in Digital Audio Arts (DAA), the only undergraduate degree of its kind in Western Canada, explores music theory, history, composition, and performance combining the art and science of music production and sound recording technologies
BFA Art History/Museum Studies students gain practical experience curating professional art exhibitions and working with the extensive U of L Art Collection
BFA New Media students are exposed to a broad spectrum of new media opportunity internships with design, web and gaming companies, music video producers and educational institutions across Canada and in Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, and Hawaii

Institute Accreditation

Provincial Accreditation

Colleges in Canada Alberta Advanced Education and Technology

Credentials Offered (Undergraduate Only)

Colleges in CanadaBachelor Degree

Fields of Study

Fine & Performing Arts
Colleges in CanadaCostume Studies & Design
Colleges in CanadaDrawing
Colleges in CanadaFilm Arts (acting, writing, directing, production)
Colleges in CanadaGame Design & Animation
Colleges in CanadaMultimedia/Digital Media
Colleges in CanadaMusic Arts
Colleges in CanadaPainting
Colleges in CanadaPhotography
Colleges in CanadaPrintmaking
Colleges in CanadaSculpture
Colleges in CanadaStudio Art
Colleges in CanadaVisual Arts
Colleges in CanadaVocal Arts
Design & Applied Arts
Colleges in CanadaGame Design
Colleges in CanadaGraphic Design
Colleges in CanadaMultimedia & Web
Colleges in CanadaVideo & Film Production

Program Options

Colleges in CanadaCareer Placement Office
Colleges in CanadaIndustry Practicum/Internship

Buildings & Facilities

U of L overlooks the Old Man River in Lethbridge, about two hours south of Calgary, Alberta Canada. The 8,200 students enjoy full Internet access with free e-mail for life, convenient computer labs, and study centres, open 24 hours.

The Centre for the Arts houses new media, music, drama, and art facilities including black-box and proscenium arch theatres, recital hall, art galleries, music practice studios, dance studios, and design workshops. Senior art majors have the privilege of their own studio space.

The newest facilities in the Centre of the Arts are world-class recording studios/labs to support the Digital Audio Arts major.

Admissions & Tuition

# Students Admitted to Program:  260
% Accepted:  60
Application Deadline    
Notification of Acceptance

Advanced Acceptance (Fall): 
Fall Semester: 
Winter Semester: 
Spring Semester: 
Summer Semester: 
Colleges in CanadaRolling Notification
Minimum GPA:  2
Personal Statement: Not Required
Interview: By Invitation
Letters of Reference: Not Required
Other Requirement: Portfolio or Audition for selected programs
Annual Tuition (C$): 5,776
Faculty/Department Scholarships & Bursaries Available: Yes
Annual Program Fees (excluding books) (C$): 484
Estimated Total Cost of Program (C$): 23,104 - 26,976

University of Lethbridge
4401 University Drive
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4
Phone:  1-403-380-1864
Fax: 1-403-382-7127

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Canadian Schools Name of Credential Awarded: 4-year BFA (Art, Drama, Multidisciplinary, New Media) & BMus (Music, Digital Audio Arts)
Canadian Schools Length of Program: < 4 Yrs
Canadian Schools Direct Entry: Yes
Canadian Schools Cohort Model: No
Teaching Methods:
 Colleges in Canada Directed/Independent Study
 Colleges in Canada Field Work/Projects
 Colleges in Canada Labs
 Colleges in Canada Lectures
 Colleges in Canada Simulations/Gaming
 Colleges in Canada Studio
Average Class Size:
Colleges in Canada Core Classes: 28

Student Profile
Canadian Schools Total F/T Undergraduate Student Enrolment in Program (All Years): 717
Male/Female Ratio:
Colleges in Canada % Male: 44
Colleges in Canada % Female: 56
Canadian Schools % Students from Out of Province: 12
Canadian Schools % International Students: 9
Canadian Schools # Countries of Origin: 31 or more

Program Quick Stats
Canadian Schools Faculty/Department Name: Faculty of Fine Arts
Canadian Schools Year Faculty/Department Founded: 1984
Canadian Schools # Fields of Study/Concentrations: 17
Canadian Schools Opportunities for Part-Time Study: Yes
Canadian Schools # Full-Time Faculty: 64
Canadian Schools Total Tuition/Program Fees for Credential (C$): 23,104 - 26,976
Canadian Schools % Graduates Employed Within 3 Months of Graduation: 80

Institute Overview
Canadian Schools  Institute Name: University of Lethbridge
Canadian Schools Institute Type: 4-Yr University
Canadian Schools Public or Private: Public
Canadian Schools Year Founded: 1967
Canadian Schools # Faculties: 6
Canadian Schools # Full-Time Faculty: 510
Canadian Schools # Full-Time Students: 7,286
Canadian Schools # Part-Time Students: 1,117
Canadian Schools % International Students: 9
Canadian Schools Campus Setting: Suburban
Canadian Schools On-Campus Residence/Dormitories: Yes
Canadian Schools Nearest City: Lethbridge
Canadian Schools City Population: 85,000
Canadian Schools Cost of Living: Low
Canadian Schools Climate Range: -20°C to 30°C
University of Lethbridge
University of Lethbridge
University of Lethbridge
University of Lethbridge