BFA - Native American Art (Art Studio)

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Native American Art (Art Studio)

Develop your creative and critical thinking skills by combining courses in Art Studio and Native American Studies, which also provides context for your individual voice as a contemporary artist.

Studio courses introduce diverse materials and technical skills, as well as traditional and emerging areas, that include:

  • drawing
  • digital fabrication
  • electronic art
  • installation and performance art
  • painting
  • photography
  • printmaking
  • sculpture
  • video and media art

The Native American Studies courses encourage the use of different creative traditions within your studio practice. They also provide an in-depth engagement with Aboriginal issues in contemporary art.

As a senior student, develop your own artistic direction with support from an art studio professor of your choice, who works one-on-one with you. In addition, you have your own studio space, where you have the freedom to experiment.

What Can I Do With My Major?



Know your calendar year

Remember that program requirements vary depending on the calendar year, which is usually the year of admission to uLethbridge. Therefore requirements may differ from year to year, even within the same major.

For questions about this or changing calendar years speak with an advisor.



Sample Sequencing Plan

Shown below is a sample of courses for your degree.  If you follow this plan, you should be able to graduate in the time shown.  If you want to alter the sequence, consult with an Academic Advisor

For more information on individual courses, see the Course Catalogue or review your Program Planning Guide.



Topics Courses

Example: ARHI 3151 - Critical Issues in Contemporary Indigenous Art History

This course examines current critical issues in contemporary Indigenous art and visual culture from across the settler-colonial areas of North American, as well as Australia and New Zealand. We will explore how Indigenous arts are understood in the communities in which they are made, how indigenous artworks have been understood in Western art historical discourse and museum exhibitions, as well as the relationship between “historic” and “contemporary” indigenous arts. This course will investigate the recent role of indigenous art in the questioning of identity and self-representation, decolonization, sovereignty, self-determination, and anti-colonial resistance. The course will rely heavily on course readings and class participation, structured like a seminar it is organized both thematically and geographically in order to address the specific concerns of the land, visual culture, survivance, and Indigeneity.

Prerequisites as per calendar

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A minor is a good way to complement your major, have your interests in another subject area recognized on your official transcript, and expand your employment opportunities. It is an optional component of your degree program that requires a smaller number of courses to complete.

See An Advisor for more information about this.