University Studies: Fine Arts (Art)


Fall 2020 Update

All our courses will be offered entirely by distance EXCEPT the following that all have some face-to-face components: For these courses, students should be prepared to attend in-person classes at the Medicine Hat campus:

  • ARFN 231 2D Fundamentals
  • ARDR 241 Drawing I
  • ARFA 351 Painting I
  • ARFA 353 Serigraphy I
  • ARFA 372 Relief Printmaking I
  • ARFA 304 Sculpture I
  • ARFA 305 3D Design I

Prepare to Learn:

  • Your active participation in COVID-19 prevention is important. Please visit the COVID page to learn about your responsibilities, how to access campus, and what to expect.
  • As computer lab access is not available this fall, additional hardware and software requirements will need to be factored into your budgeting and planning. Please click here for more information.
  • Additional course details will be shared before the end of July.


About the Program

You can begin a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Medicine Hat College and transfer to one of our partner universities to finish your studies. We have transfer agreements in place with University of Alberta, Faculty of Arts; University of Calgary, Faculty of Fine Arts; University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Fine Arts; University of Regina, Faculty of Fine Arts; and University of Saskatchewan, College of Arts and Science.  

We recommend that you meet with an academic advisor from Medicine Hat College and from the university you plan to attend regarding admission requirements and course selections. Navigating a transfer can be very complex, and course selection is very important to ensure you meet the admission requirements of the institution you wish to apply to.

High School
(Alberta High School Courses or equivalents with a minimum 60% average in the required courses)

  • ELA 30-1
  • Three 30-level academic subjects
  • One Grade 12 5-credit subject (excluding Special Projects)

Mature Student (21 years of age)
The following are minimum admission requirements. Please see an advisor for additional course-specific pre-requisites.

  • ELA 30-1
  • One 30-level academic subject
Please see the program calendar or consult with an academic advisor for an up to date set of courses related to Fine Arts.

A degree in Fine Arts can lead you down a number of career paths including:

  • Artist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Printmaker
  • Photographer
  • Conservator
  • Curatorial Assistant
  • Public Relations (museum, art gallery)
  • Exhibit Designer
  • Archivist Registrar (museum)
  • Art Therapist
  • Writer/Critic
  • Art Agent/Consultant
  • Art Transporter or Handler
  • Framer
  • Medical Illustrator
  • Art Supply Salesperson

What is your education going to cost?

Our TUITION and FEES page provides a total cost estimate for your program including books and supplies and related expenses.

Looking for ways to help fund your education?

There are lots of options like student loans, scholarships, bursaries and emergency funding available.
Check out our FINANCIAL AID page for more information.

Many programs offered at Medicine Hat College qualify for transfer credits to other institutions. In some cases, you must transfer to another institution to complete your program and gain your credential.

The ACADEMIC CALENDAR has official information on transfer options for each program.
Please consult the calendar or meet with an academic advisor for more information.

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