Welcome to the Visual Arts Department


Studying the creative arts yields not only innovative thinking but also cultural and economic benefits to society. Thoughtful visual expression enriches our shared experience - revealing beauty, encouraging tolerance and diversity, and sharpening critical insight.

In the Visual Arts Department at UFV, we encourage each student to develop their own expressive and analytical abilities, as they prepare for future careers as professional artists, designers, curators, educators, and more. 

Our highly-qualified faculty of academics, artists, and designers work collaboratively to offer students a dynamic learning environment in which to study traditional studio arts, new media art, Graphic and Digitial Design, Film Studies, and Art History & Visual Studies. We are proud to be part of a regional university that serves the educational needs of domestic and international students, connecting local communities to global creative cultures.


UFV Multidisciplinary Art Marathon

Takes Over the Reach Gallery Museum

Friday, October 2nd

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12 Hour UFV BFA Multidisciplinary Creative Marathon! Friday Oct 2  10:00am–10:00pm
UFV’s BFA disciplines (Art History, Creative Writing, Fashion Design, Graphic and Digital Design, Media and Communication Studies, Theatre, and Visual Arts) form an inspiring, dynamic, and creative collective at UFV. This imaginative showcase will entertain and engage you with interactive workshops, performances, readings, presentations, film screenings and more, including a wide range of creative and critical work representing students, faculty and alumni of UFV’s BFA programs.

Art Battle Abbotsford, Friday Oct 2
7:00pm–10:00pm, 312 Abbotsford
Who doesn’t love a little healthy competition? Come and watch regional artists square off in this painting battle. Participants create superb paintings while spectators get to watch, talk, judge, vote and buy! *Admission: Students & Emerge members $10, Early bird $15, Door admission $20. Cash bar. Competition starts at 7:30 pm

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The Reach Gallery Museum   2388 Verterans Way, Abbotsford  604.864.8087   The Reach.ca                                                                       All Events are Free To The Public Unless Otherwise Indicated‌‌







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