Requirements

Admission requirements include the high school subjects or post-secondary equivalents you need to complete and the minimum grades you need to achieve to be considered for admission into this program. Along with academic criteria, you will need to ensure additional admission criteria are met.


competitive program


2017/18

To apply for Fall 2017 intake you will need to meet the following requirements:


Categories of admission

Applicants may be admitted to one of the following:

Regular admission

To be evaluated through the Office of the University Registrar

1. Applicants must have an Alberta high school diploma (or equivalent).

OR

2. Applicants must have a minimum overall average of 60 percent, with no course grade lower than 50 percent, in the following high school courses:

  • ELA 30-1 or ELA 30-2

  • One Group A course

  • One Group B or C course

  • One Group C or D course

Learn more about Group A, B, C or D courses

 

Mature admission

To be evaluated through the Office of the University Registrar

Applicants must be 20 years of age or older and have been out of full-time high school at least one year by the beginning of the intake term.

 

Additional admission criteria

All applicants must meet the following:

1. Skills appraisal

To be evaluated through the Office of the University Registrar | Applicable to all admission categories | Unless otherwise specified, identified skills appraisal requirements must be completed by the beginning of the intake term

Applicants must complete the skills appraisal only if they do not present ELA 30-1 with a minimum grade of 65 percent or ELA 30-2 with a minimum grade of 75 percent.

Writing: Applicants must pass the writing portion OR achieve a minimum grade of C+ on any required developmental course work.

Reading: Applicants must pass the reading portion OR achieve a minimum grade of C+ on any required developmental course work.

Learn more about the skills appraisal

 

2. English language proficiency

To be evaluated through the Office of the University Registrar | Applicable to all admission categories

All applicants must meet an acceptable level of English language proficiency. We will require official documents such as high school or post-secondary transcripts or proof of successful completion of standardized language evaluation. Full details are available in MacEwan University’s academic calendar or online at MacEwan.ca/ELP.

Learn more about English language proficiency

 

3. Other admission criteria

To be evaluated through the Program | Applicable to all admission categories

Applicants must submit a portfolio and a statement of intent to be assessed by a committee of Fine Art faculty. 

Successful applicants will demonstrate in their portfolio:

  • a basic understanding of composition, colour, tone and perspective

  • an interest in working with a variety of mediums and subjects

  • an understanding of the difference between ‘fine art’ and commercial forms such as comic and fantasy imagery

  • an attention to presentation

Successful applicants will demonstrate in their statement of intent:

  • the ability to express ideas well in writing

  • how this MacEwan University program is aligned with their interests and goals

  • an interest in learning about the theories and practice of historical and contemporary art

Follow portfolio guidelines


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How to apply

We want your admission experience to be successful and straightforward. To help you along the way, we've prepared a step-by-step guide to the admission process.