Welcome to the Visual Arts Department


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 Digitial 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

 (Mis) Interpretation: Sikh Feminisms in representations, texts and lived realities


September 29 – October 20 

The Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies, with support from the Visual Arts Department at UFV and UFV International Presents an upcoming exhibition entitled: (Mis)Interpretation: Sikh Feminisms in representations, texts and lived realities. The exhibition includes the exploration of the five kakkars (Sikh outward symbols) through the female lens, the interpretations of Gurbani (Sikh scriptures) discussing the feminine, women’s engagement with the SGGSJ (Sikh scriptures) and the daily lived realities of Sikh women. Opening reception: September 29th, 5PM featuring keynote address from Dr. Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh of Colby College (Maine, USA). Exhibition available for viewing until October 20th. Contact Sharn at Sharanjit.sandhra@ufv.ca or (604) 851-6325.‌

One of the photos by UFV ALUMNA Suvi Bains that will be one display at the (Mis)Interpretation exhibit. Copyright: Suvi Bains

Read More about the Exhibit at UFV Today


 University of the Fraser Valley | 3384 King Road, Abbotsford Campus, B 136

 Gallery Hours: Mon – Fri, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM                    



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