School of Creative Arts

School of Creative Arts

Launch a career in the creative arts

The School of Creative Arts (SoCA) provides you with unparalleled opportunities for dynamic interdisciplinary and collaborative learning, inside and outside the classroom.

SoCA offers various programs to help you gain practical skills in your areas of passion including a Bachelor of Fine ArtsBachelor of Media Arts, as well as diplomas and an Associate of Arts degree.

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 School of Creative Arts Announcement

March 24, 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:

Summer Classes 2020

Updated March 30, 2020. We are currently confirming which courses will run online this summer and updating the timetable to include any additional information students need to know when registering. Please note that all courses in Art History and Theatre and almost all courses in Media Arts and Visual Arts will be offered online this summer. We hope to also offer additional sections of courses that currently have high waitlists. We will provide a follow-up post to alert students when the timetable online is updated. In the meantime, please contact the School Director, Heather Davis-Fisch ( with questions about specific courses.



The S’eliyemetaxwtexw Art Gallery features a stimulating variety of exhibitions by regional, national and international artists. ‌UFV and UFV SoCA are committed to exhibition practices founded on principles of intellectual and artistic freedom, cultural sensitivity, social diversity, and collaborative relations with Indigenous peoples. 

The gallery is located at UFV Abbotsford in room B136.

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Bring your friends together and share in an unique experience featuring the hard work and dedication of UFV students and staff.

This season offers a diverse selection of original, classic, and contemporary plays, featuring characters in the midst of transitions.

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