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Alberta College of Art and Design

Alberta College of Art + Design
ACAD Logo
The Alberta College of Art + Design
Established 1926
Type public degree-granting, college of art & design
President Dr. Daniel Doz[1]
Academic staff 145
Admin. staff 95
Students 1,323[2] as of fall 2012
Undergraduates Bachelor of Design and Bachelor of Fine Arts
Location Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Campus Urban
Public transit SAIT/ACAD/Jubilee (C-Train)
Colours

Red     

White     
Affiliations ACCC, CCAA, Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference, Alberta Association of Colleges & Technical Institutes, CBIE
Website acad.ca

The Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD) is a publicly funded Canadian degree-granting, art and design college located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It was founded in 1926 under the name Provincial Institute of Technology and Arts, which was under the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (now SAIT Polytechnic). From 1985 to 1995 it was known as the Alberta College of Art whereafter it became the Alberta College of Art and Design.[3] ACAD is a member of the Alberta Rural Development Network.

Contents

  • Academic status 1
  • Campus galleries 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Academic status

As a college, the institution had the authority to grant certificates and diplomas. In 1995 the Alberta Government authorized the granting the degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts[3] and in 2000 gave authority to grant a Bachelor of Design degree.[3]

Campus galleries

The college has two galleries displaying both student and professional work. The Marion Nicoll Gallery is devoted to student work and is operated by students. The Illingworth Kerr Gallery, named after artist and teacher Illingworth Kerr, is a professional gallery. The work of graduating students is also displayed in this gallery.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ President, Dr. Daniel Doz
  2. ^ "ACAD Annual Report 2011-2012". Retrieved 2013-02-16. 
  3. ^ a b c ACAD History
  4. ^ Galleries

External links

  • Alberta College of Art + Design
  • ACAD Student Association


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