Visual Arts

How to apply


Apply to UFV

If you are a Canadian citizen or resident/landed immigrant, fill out UFV's online application.

Application deadline:

Fall intake opens annually on October 1, closes annually April 30, with deadline of April 1 for international applicants.

Winter intake opens annually on May 1, closes annually September 30, with deadline of September 1 for international applicants.

International applicants, please note: International applications and portfolios will be accepted until April 1 for the fall intake, and September 1 for the winter intake. Please follow these deadlines to ensure adequate processing time for immigration documents. For more information specific to international admission, please contact UFV International at 604-854-4544 or visit the UFV International website.


Attend New Student Orientation

The New Student Orientation provides campus and studio tours, an introduction to your Academic Advisor, a program planning tutorial, and a course registration workshop. This event takes place in November each year. Sign up in advance to save your spot.

Submit your portfolio

Follow the portfolio submission guidelines to prepare your portfolio. In addition to 10 to 12 pieces of original work, include your résumé and three reflections, as outlined in the guidelines. Submit your portfolio using Slideroom. Incomplete portfolios may compromise your acceptance into the program.

Please follow portfolio requirements carefully and submit all essential items.

Portfolio submission deadline: Submit portfolio through the Slideroom portal by September 14 for the winter intake. Admissions for the fall 2019 intake will open October 1.

If you apply after the deadline, please contact Paula Funk, BFA Adademic Advisor, for a submission extension.


Wait for your acceptance letter

All accepted applicants will receive a letter of acceptance from the Office of the Registrar. To accept your offer and secure your seat in the Visual Arts program, pay your $200 registration deposit. View payment methods.


Register for courses

Begin your program planning prior to registering for courses. You may also choose to see an advisor to assist you with your planning.

Course registration takes place after the admissions process is finalized, typically beginning in mid-June for fall semester and mid-November for winter semester. Follow the steps to find out how to register and use the myUFV portal to find your pre-assigned registration time.

"My time spent in the in the Visual Arts Dept. at UFV was the most exciting and rewarding educational experience of my life. The program was engaging, challenging, and most importantly inspiring".

  • – Eduardo Dioses
  •    BFA Alumni
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