‌‌Welcome to the Visual Arts Department

‌‌‌Maurice Motut, "Various Artists", UFV BFA Grad, 2014-2015, 2014.011.001.

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 Digital 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.


Visual Art News

Applying to the Bachelor of Fine Arts or the Visual Arts Diploma? Portfolio submission can now be done on line.


 Art Student In Poland

 Follow UFV Visual Arts student Jesse Klassen on his study abroad experience in Poland this semester  on Facebook @UFV Visual Arts

VA 116 "Multiples" 

Space, Form and Time

Opening Reception: Wednesday, Nov 30 5:00-7:00 pm

Join Visual Arts Students at the Annual Multiples Exhibition

Explore immersive and sentient collaborative installations with overarching and unique approaches to the theme of  "Multiples". 

Exhibiton continues M-F, 9am-5pm through Dec. 7

S'eliyemetaxwtexw Art Gallery
, UFV B136 Abbotsford Campus

 VA 402 "Open House"

Opening Reception: Wednesday, Nov 30  5:00-7:00 pm

Join Visual Arts Students at the Annual Open House 

Visit rooms  C1401, C1403, C1042, C1134

A rare opportunity to visit the studios of senior students- talk to them about their work and processes, ask questions, be inspired! 



 Art and the Holocaust

Winter 2017
AH320g, 4 Credits,
Art History and Visual Studies. Instructor: Aleksandra Idzior
Wedneday 12:00-3:50, Abbotsford Campus C1420

This course examines how the Holocaust and art have been linked together. We will closely investigate Holocaust and post Holocaust art and visual culture across media and genres, points of view, and geographies focusing in particular on questions of aesthetics, politics, and ethics.




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