Faculty of Arts & Applied Arts

Dean: Virginia Cooke, BA (Hons) (Oregon), MA (SFU), PhD (Queen’s); Dean’s Office: B315, Abbotsford campus

Telephone: 604-854-4516; fax: 604-855-7558; email: cookev@ufv.ca

Administrative Assistant: Deb Greenfield; telephone: 604-854-4539; email greenfieldd@ufv.ca

Website: www.ufv.ca/arts/010702index.html

The Faculty of Arts and Applied Arts at UCFV provides the community with a broad range of educational opportunities that prepare students to be active, successful citizens of the 21st century. Our goal is to help students realize their potential as members of local and global communities, as inheritors of traditions, and as creators of possible futures. Maintaining
high academic standards, we offer innovative disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and applied degrees and diplomas, which prepare students for both continued scholarship and employment. The division meets the intellectual, artistic, and vocational needs of students through an emphasis on pedagogical excellence, flexible programming, and respect for diversity.

Arts Advice Centre coordinator/Bachelor of Arts advisor: Joanne Bishop, BGS (SFU)
Room B249, Abbotsford campus
Telephone: 604-854-4577; Email

Liberal Arts diploma/Associate of Arts degree advisor: Pam Mercer, BA(SFU)
Room B249, Abbotsford campus
Telephone: 604-557-4037; Email

Visit www.ufv.ca/arts/programs/advice.htm

The Arts division within the Faculty of Arts and Applied Arts offers the following programs:

Associate of Arts degrees


The programs included in the BA degree are as follows:

Bachelor of Arts degree


Extended minors/minors

Applied Arts

Bachelor of Arts in Adult Education


Criminal Justice  

Fashion Design 

Graphic Design  



General Arts

General Arts is a category of General Studies, and is designed for students entering UCFV who wish to study humanities or social sciences. After completing nine university-credits with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 based on all university-level credits attempted, General Arts students can apply for admission to the Two-Year Arts program.

Entrance requirements

B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent or minimum of 19 years of age before the first day of classes.

Note: You must meet the prerequisites for your course(s) before you begin classes. Please read the course descriptions to determine which prerequisites are needed.
If a Composition placement Test (CPT) or Math Placement Test (MPT) is required, please make arrangements early in the year to write it.

General Studies

The General Studies category is designed for students wishing to take courses for their own interest or to help them in choosing a direction of study. As a General Studies student, you may take arts, science, and/or applied courses. General Studies is not a true “program”; it has no structured group of courses. Students can apply later for any of the associate, diploma, or degree options at UCFV. Credit is given for courses recognized by your chosen option.

University-level courses can be transferred to another institution. For more details, see Guidelines for Transfer section.

Co-operative Education

For information on Co-operative Education options, please refer to Co-operative Education section.

Two-year Arts admission category

Students applying to the following program will use the Two-year Arts admission category on the Admissions application form:

Note: Direct admission into the Two-year Arts programs is not possible for high school students.

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