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Northwest Coast Arts

Associate of Arts

The A.A. degree with an emphasis in Northwest Coast Arts provides a solid foundation in the art of the Northwest Coast and prepares students for work as a professional artist or scholar. Based on a sound foundation of general studies, students may continue on to earn a Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Alaska Native Language & Studies, a Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Studies or a Bachelor of Arts in Education. Students may opt to continue their studies through the UAS partnership with the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA).

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  • Apply by Aug. 1, 2024 to start Fall Semester 2024
  • Apply by Dec. 1, 2024 to start Spring Semester 2025

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Courses include formline design, carving, weaving, and textiles.

Students examine modern and historical material from diverse perspectives, and connect with the lands, stories, and peoples of Southeast Alaska.

Many Degree Tracks

The Associate of Arts in Northwest Coast Art at UAS is part of a larger family of degrees that center Indigenous languages, arts, and studies.

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The Northwest Coast Arts curriculum is offered in partnership with Sealaska Heritage Institute.

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