Get practical experience

You gain hands-on experience working in all areas of theatre, from house manager, to lead actor, to costume dresser, to props designer.

Join a supportive community

Learn in an enjoyable atmosphere of students and faculty who challenge you academically and artistically.

Set the stage for success

Graduate with an array of 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 doesn’t only teach you about theatre—how to read a script, hang lights, or stage manage a production—it also gives you transferable skills that prepare you for careers in a number of fields. For example, an acting class not only teaches you how to win every time you play charades, it also teaches you how to listen actively and effectively, to improvise in social situations, to perform in front of an audience (whether in a theatre, a meeting room, or a sales pitch), and to place yourself in another person's shoes empathizing with people whose situations are different from your own.

Theatre students typically pursue careers in the creative and performing arts, and in education, although many of our students also find satisfying work in diverse fields, including criminal justice, health care, and business.

UFV School of Creative Arts Announcement

March 16, 2020  

Due to the COVID-19 situation in the province, and the Provincial Health Officer’s recommendations regarding preventive personal hygiene measures, social distancing, avoiding large gatherings, and travel recommendations, the UFV School of Creative Arts has decided to cancel the following events and trips, in consideration of the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff. 

We would like to thank all of the students, faculty, and staff for all of the hard work, energy and time that has been put into planning these events. We understand that these cancellations are a disappointment to the UFV community and beyond, and we sincerely apologise.

Please see below for a list of events that have been cancelled: 

  • Richard III by William Shakespeare, Adapted and Directed by Anna Griffith
  • VA Field Trip to Whistler
  • All THEA 101 Field Trips 
  • VA Diploma Show 
  • Art on Campus
  • Auditions for Antigone (postponed until September)
  • Faculty and Guest Critique with Adrienne Fast
  • Interpret Festival and BFA Graduation Show
  • Emerging Directors' Showcase 

Studio and Lab Access

The School of Creative Arts will be closing all its studios and labs as of 5 pm on March 24. We are sad that we have to make this difficult decision, but we need to be extremely mindful of the risks to our students and staff in keeping these spaces open longer. Students are asked to retrieve any personal belongings from studios or lockers by 5 pm tomorrow. If belongings remain in lockers or in studios, they will be stored safely until the studios and labs reopen to student access. Anyone requiring access to spaces in D building (D105 or D115) should contact UFV Production Coordinator Leigh Kerr, at for information about booking space. 

Please contact UFV School of Creative Arts Director Heather Davis-Fisch with questions or concerns:



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