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If you want to attend the Alberta College of Art + Design but don’t have all the prerequisites, you can upgrade your skills for direct entry into the program. This collaborative program with the Alberta College of Art + Design is a bridge to an art and design education for students who have artistic ability, but do not meet ACAD's academic requirements for admission. Students who successfully complete Artstream are eligible for admission to ACAD's First Year Studies Program.

Admission Requirements 

Applicants must successfully complete all of the following:

  • a portfolio, following guidelines, provided by ACAD
  • a personal statement
  • an academic assessment at Bow Valley College may be required

Start dates: Fall 2017
Program length: 32 weeks
Register: Email admissions@acad.ca or call 403-284-7617

Bow Valley College offers Artstream in partnership with the Alberta College of Art + Design. For complete fee information visit www.acad.ca.      

"When I first heard of Artstream, it was exactly what I was looking for. A unique program that targets creative people who are given a chance to prove ourselves to the world and that yes, we can overcome no matter what obstacles we came from or have to face.  ( . . . ) The design of the ArtStream program focused on our strengths and weaknesses and on this path we were able to overcome self-doubts and evolve on a level I did not think was possible for myself." - Stephanie One Spot, 2017 Artstream Program Valedictorian