The Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts), formerly known as Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD) (before January 2019) and as the Alberta College of Art, is a publicly funded Canadian degree-granting art and design university located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The university's beginnings date back to the founding of the Provincial Institute of Technology and Art (PITA) in 1916. Beginning with evening and Saturday classes, day classes were offered starting in 1926 with Lars Haukaness appointed as the first Head of the Art Department. In 1960, PITA was renamed the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) and the Art Department was renamed the Alberta College of Art (ACA).

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  • The Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts), formerly known as Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD) (before January 2019) and as the Alberta College of Art, is a publicly funded Canadian degree-granting art and design university located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The university's beginnings date back to the founding of the Provincial Institute of Technology and Art (PITA) in 1916. Beginning with evening and Saturday classes, day classes were offered starting in 1926 with Lars Haukaness appointed as the first Head of the Art Department. In 1960, PITA was renamed the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) and the Art Department was renamed the Alberta College of Art (ACA). In 1973, after eight years of planning and construction, the Alberta College of Art moved into a brand new purpose-built building designed by architectural firm Cohos, Delesalle and Evamy, on the edge of Calgary's North Hill, next to the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. The Alberta College of Art gained autonomy from SAIT in 1985, and in 1995 amended its name to become the Alberta College of Art and Design. On February 1, 2019, ACAD officially became the Alberta University of the Arts. AUArts' degree programs are housed within four administrative schools: * The School of Craft + Emerging Media (ceramics, fibre, glass, jewellery + metals, and media arts) * The School of Visual Arts (drawing, painting, print media, photography, and sculpture) * The School of Communication Design * The School of Critical + Creative Studies (non-studio academic courses) (en)
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  • The Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts), formerly known as Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD) (before January 2019) and as the Alberta College of Art, is a publicly funded Canadian degree-granting art and design university located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The university's beginnings date back to the founding of the Provincial Institute of Technology and Art (PITA) in 1916. Beginning with evening and Saturday classes, day classes were offered starting in 1926 with Lars Haukaness appointed as the first Head of the Art Department. In 1960, PITA was renamed the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) and the Art Department was renamed the Alberta College of Art (ACA). (en)
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