College of Arts

About UFV Arts

‌The University of the Fraser Valley’s (UFV) College of Arts (COA) comprises of the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Social Sciences. There are over 120 permanent faculty members, 14 academic departments and over 3000 students. Classes are offered in Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Mission, BC including Chandigarh, India and online.

The College of Arts delivers high-quality instruction to students with personalized attention and close faculty-student interaction. The curriculum aims to be relevant, inclusive and engaging. Students have multiple opportunities across all programs to learn beyond the classroom. Arts students receive a broad education that thoroughly prepares and connects them to their future endeavors. Students become engaged citizens with an in-depth understanding of the industry and the community. Upon program completion, students will have the ability to: communicate clearly, work collaboratively, and think critically and imaginatively.

The College directs its resources primarily toward student learning. Small class sizes provide opportunities for students to participate in discussion and interact with professors. Arts faculty members hold distinguished records in research and teaching excellence to ensure rich content and up-to-date teaching practices. Every year, graduates from the UFV College of Art are accepted into mater’s programs at Canada’s top research universities. UFV graduates win prestigious national scholarships, graduate scholarships and awards. Many UFV grads successfully advance to professional programs in areas such as teacher education and law.

In addition, the College offers unique program opportunities, innovative pathways as well as community and industry partnerships. Opportunities to gain experience outside the classroom include: applied and honours research projects, field schools and study tours (local and international), internships, practicums, work-study, creative exhibitions and stage performances, community service projects, projects with local and regional agencies, and cooperative education with paid work placements. Pathways include: the new UFV-Vancouver Film School Degree Pathway Program, which allows VFS diploma graduates entry into UFV’s Bachelor of Media Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Arts, and Bachelor of General Studies.

The College of Arts is committed to promoting the value of Humanities, Social Sciences and Creative Arts and to excellence in the delivery of teaching, scholarship and service. Situated on the unceded Sto:lo territory, College is committed to diversity and inclusivity in the support of tis students and faculty in their learning journeys.

Vision: Critical thinking, creativity, communication and collaboration: UFV Arts

UFV Arts graduates are self-reflective, critical, creative, knowledgeable, and engaged citizens prepared to meet the diverse needs and challenges of our workplaces, communities, and the world.

Mission: UFV Arts prepares our future civic and community leaders UFV Arts helps students achieve their goals by providing engaging, rigorous and applied experiences which builds knowledge and transferable skills, stimulates the imagination, and fosters creativity.

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