SoCA at UFV encompasses the Art History, Media Arts, Theatre, and Visual Arts areas. By combining digital technologies and media with traditional arts practice and performance, SoCA aims to serve as a cultural hub and centre of creative innovation in the Fraser Valley.
UFV's Bachelor of Media Arts prepares you for creative production in digital and interactive media, one of the fastest-growing industries in B.C. today. The program is designed to equip you with computing and digital design skills, as well as the skills to work in creative teams.
Theatre at UFV integrates performance studies and creative practice across all our courses and activities, giving you the opportunity to hone your technical and performance abilities, develop transferable skills, and think critically about your artistic practice. Graduate with the skills that employers—both inside and outside the arts—demand and that are essential for our knowledge economy that values collaboration, creative problem solving, communication skills, and flexibility.
Theatre students typically pursue careers in the performing arts, including theatre and film, and in creative industries or digital media, although many of our students work in diverse fields, including education, criminal justice, health care, and business.
Studying in 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 inclusion and diversity, and sharpening critical insight. In the Visual Arts and Art History areas, 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, 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.