‌‌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.

Opening Reception Invite

October 18, 5:30 pm

 Backstreet Chengdu 后街 成都
Shelley Stefan 雪莉·史蒂芬

Backstreet Chengdu is a series of paintings by Shelley Stefan, UFV Associate Professor and Department Head of Visual Arts. The exhibition features 30 portraits in walnut ink, metal leaf, and acrylic on Canadian oak panel and is based on the artist’s memory of Chengdu, China’s vibrant and kinetic backstreets.

S'eliyemetaxwtexw Art Gallery

UFV B136 Abbotsford Campus

On Display: October 17 - November 14, 2016

Download Backstreet Chendu Poster



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