What is the School of Creative Arts (SoCA)?
When is the School of Creative Arts slated to come into effect?
SoCA exists now! The structural changes have already occurred and we will have announcements about leadership shortly.
What areas are part of the SoCA?
What happens to my classes? Does the creation of SoCA impact my program?
All program requirements (majors, extended minors, minors, concentrations) and degrees (bachelor of fine arts, bachelor of media arts) will continue. Please refer to the UFV Academic Calendar for details.
Where will SoCA be located?
SoCA will continue to use existing classrooms and buildings on the Abbotsford campus.
Why was the School of Creative Arts created?
The Theatre, Visual Arts, and Media Arts programs share an emphasis on experiential learning and preparing students for careers valuing flexibility, innovation, and creative problem-solving. SoCA was created to bring similarly minded students, faculty, and staff together, pool resources, and increase opportunities for dynamic interdisciplinary and collaborative learning, inside and outside of the classroom.
Will there be an event to celebrate the new School?
There will be a public launch party on September 27, 2019, to coincide with Culture Days. Watch this space for more details about this exciting event.
Was the creation of SoCA driven by financial considerations?
No, the decision to create SoCA was not based on funding issues or financial considerations. SoCA is based on pedagogical and creative commonalities that will increase collaboration between areas in the creative arts.
What advantages does this move bring?
By combining digital technologies and media with traditional arts practice and performance, SoCA positions UFV as a cultural hub and centre of creative innovation in the Fraser Valley.
Who do the faculty and staff of SoCA report to?
SoCA remains part of the Faculty of Arts, with a director of the school reporting to the dean of the faculty. An announcement about the director will be made shortly.
How do I apply?
Students still apply to the specific program for which they would like to be considered for admission: