School of Creative Arts

About SoCA

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 Arts, Bachelor 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.

 

Values, Vision, and Mission Statement

We create, teach, and learn in the traditional and unceded territory of the Stó:lō people. We believe that creative practice and critical analysis can transform individuals and society.

 

Core Values

Creativity:
We create opportunities for innovation, risk-taking, and embracing the unknown.

Balance:
We create spaces conducive to mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness and resilience.

Inclusion:
We create inclusive environments, valuing empathy, equity, and diversity.

Collaboration:
We create in collaboration with others, based on mutual respect, recognizing the value of trust and cooperation.

Community:

We create in order to advocate, to promote sustainability, and to build leadership capacity.

 

Mission

The School of Creative Arts is a centre for creative practice and interdisciplinary study. Our community embraces diverse perspectives while nurturing critical, artistic, and personal expression. We engage students through an integration of theoretical and practical training—cultivating a breadth of learning, from historical contextualization to technical competencies.

 

Vision Statement

The School of Creative Arts is a dynamic, innovative, and socially engaged community. All members of the School are respected and valued. We work professionally and ethically, autonomously and collaboratively, courageously and creatively. Our practices are socially and environmentally sustainable. We act with empathy, presence, and optimism. We promote the value of the arts in society, and use critical and creative practices to advocate for a more just society.

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