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School of Creative Arts

Plan your program

Program planning guides

UFV's Academic Advising Centre offers many resources for planning your program and choosing your courses. Start by reviewing the program planning guides below, and if you don't see a guide for your program or still have questions, book a one-on-one appointment with an academic advisor.


Upcoming creative arts courses

The information below may change without notice. Please refer to the official timetable when planning your semester.

Information about course offerings in 2024-25 will be available in Fall 2023. Please contact the School Director with questions about 2024-25 course offerings before that. 

Upcoming courses 

Summer 2024

Fall 2024

Winter 2025


Art History      
100-level courses      
AH 100 History of Art and Culture in a Global Context x
AH 101 Art and Culture in the West to 1400 x x
AH 102 Art and Culture in the West from 1400 to the Present x
200-level courses      
AH 200 Art History and its Methods x x x
AH 203 History of Posters - The Art of Persuasion x x x
AH 204 Indigenous Art of the Northwest Coast x x x
AH 205 Art Practices and Popular Culture  x x x x
AH 215 Contemporary Canadian Art x x x
AH 219 Classical Art and Its Legacy x x x
AH 230 Issues in Exhibition x x x x
AH 235 Art and Religion x x x
300-level courses      
AH 310 Studies in medieval Art x x x
AH 311 Studies in Renaissance Art x x x x
AH 312 Studies in Baroque Art and Architecture x x x
AH 315 Arts in Context: Contemporary x x x
AH 316 Arts in Context: Gender, Art, and Society x
AH 321 Canada: Contact Zone x x
AH 323 Arts in Context: Modernity and Modernism, 1850-1900 x x x
AH 324 Arts in Context: Avant-Garde Art, 1900-1945 x x x
AH 330 Museum Principles and Practices x
AH 340 Art and Fashion x x x
100-level courses          
FILM 110 Introduction to Film Studies x ✓  ✓  x
200-level courses          
FILM 211 Film in a Global Age x ✓  x x
FILM 212 History of Film x x ✓  x
FILM 260 Video Production Techniques I x ✓  ✓  x
FILM 261 Video Production II x ✓  ✓  x
300-level courses          
FILM 311 Gender, Sexuality, and Film x x x x
FILM 312 India on Film x x ✓  x
FILM 313 Indigenous Film x x ✓  x
FILM 320 Special Topics in Film Studies x x x x
FILM 360 Video Production III: Storytelling and the Director x ✓  x
FILM 361 Video Production IV: Short Film Project x x x x
Media Arts          
100-level course          
MEDA 100 Introduction to Media Arts x
MEDA 110 Digital Imaging
200-level courses          
MEDA 210 Digital Concept Art x x x
MEDA 260 Exploring Creativity x
MEDA 270 3D Modeling and Animation I x x x
MEDA 280 Game Engines I x x x
300-level courses          
MEDA 330 Compositing  x x x
MEDA 350 Critical studies in Digital Media in Canada x x x
MEDA 360 Professional Practices for Creative Digital Industries x x x
MEDA 370 3D Modeling and Animation II x x x
MEDA 380 Game Engines II x x x
MEDA 385 Art and Design for Virtual Reality x x x
400-level courses          
MEDA 403 Media Arts Integrated Project (full year, sections A and B) x x
Scholarship of Creative Arts      
100-level courses          
SOCA 100 Ways of Seeing Art, Digital Media, and Visual Culture x x
SOCA 105 Ways of Writing About Art, Design, Digital Media, and Visual Culture x x
200-level courses            
SOCA 201 Introduction to Visual Studies x x
300-level courses            
SOCA 301 Race, Place, and Space: Creative Tools for Navigating Turbulent Times x x x x
400-level courses          
SOCA 401 Critical Theory for Creative Arts x x x
SOCA 402 Seminar in Visual Studies x x x
100-level courses          
THEA 101 Introduction to Theatre and Performance Studies x
THEA 105 Reading and Writing About Drama x x x
THEA 111 Acting Skills for Work and Life
THEA 112 Essentials of Acting x x
THEA 121 Technical Theatre I x x x
THEA 123 Technical Theatre II x x x x
THEA 125 Technical Theatre III: Technical Controls for Performance x x x
THEA 199 Technical Theatre Practicum x x x
200-level courses          
THEA 203 / ENGL 233 Performance History I: Antiquity to 1600 x x x
THEA 204 / ENGL 234 Performance History II: 1600-1900 x x x x
THEA 205 Foundations of Performance Studies x x x
THEA 206 Dramaturgy x x x x
THEA 210 Movement for Living x x x
THEA 211 Acting II: Character and Scene Study x      x x x
THEA 215 Voice and Body I x x x
THEA 250 Introduction to Storytelling in Indigenous, Theatrical, and Global Communities x x x
THEA 290  Acting Practicum / THEA 291 Backstage Practicum x x
THEA 295 Backstage Practicum / THEA 299 Theatre Production Practicum / THEA 399 Intermediate Practicum in Theatre / THEA 499 Advanced Practicum in Theatre x x x
300-level courses          
THEA 302 Canadian Performance Histories x x x x
THEA 303 Gender and Performance x x x
THEA 304 Applied Theatre and Performance Methods x x x x
THEA 305 Theatre for Young Audiences x x x x
THEA 306 History of Musical Theatre x x x x
THEA 307 Intercultural Theatre and Performance x x x x
THEA 311 Digital Performance x x x
THEA 312 Acting III: Advanced Scene Study and Auditioning x      x      x x
THEA 316 Special Topics in Acting and Performance (Playing Shakespeare) x x x
THEA 351 Directing I x      x      x x
THEA 352 Devised Theatre I x      ✓      x        x
THEA 399 Intermediate Practicum in Theatre x      x


400-level courses          
THEA 401 Performance Theory x      x      x x
THEA 451 Directing II x      x           x x
THEA 452 Devised Theatre II x      x      ✓ x
THEA 499 Advance Practicum in Theatre x      x


Visual Arts          
100-level courses          
VA 100 Introduction to Visual Art x x
VA 101 Figure Drawing (discontinued, now VA 225) x x x x
VA 110 Creating on a Theme x
VA 113 Introduction to Drawing ✓  ✓ 
VA 115 Introductory Studio I: Material Practices x x x
VA 116 Intro Studio II: Space, Form, and Time x x x
VA 119 Introductory Studio III: Digital Multi-Tool x x x x
VA 180 Digital Photography ✓  ✓  ✓ 
200-level courses          
VA 221 Drawing Fundamentals ✓  ✓  x
VA 222 Figure Painting x x x x
VA 223 Painting Fundamentals ✓  ✓  ✓ 
VA 224 Painting II x x x x
VA 225 Figure Drawing Fundamentals  x ✓  x
VA 231 Sculpture Fundamentals ✓  x x
VA 232 Sculpture and Extended Media II x x x x
VA 251 Print Media Fundamentals x ✓  x x
VA 252 Print Media II x x x x
VA 260 Professional Skills for Visual Artists x ✓  x x
VA 271 Interdisciplinary Collaborative Art Fundamentals x x x x
VA 280 Digital Photography Fundamentals x x ✓  x
VA 283 Darkroom Photography Fundamentals ✓  ✓  x
VA 284 Darkroom Photography x x x x
300-level courses          
VA 301 Creative Praxis x x ✓  x
VA 310 Art, Gender, and the Body x x ✓  x
VA 321 Advanced Studio: Painting and Drawing x x ✓  x
VA 322 Painting/Drawing IV x x x x
VA 325 Advanced Studio: Figure Painting & Drawing x ✓  x x
VA 331 Advanced Studio: Sculpture x x ✓  x
VA 332 Sculpture & Extended Media IV x x x x
VA 351  Advanced Studio: Print Media x x ✓  x
VA 352 Print Media IV: Advanced Mixed Media x x x x
VA 360 Professional Development and Practices x x ✓  x
VA 383 Advanced Studio: Photography x ✓  x x
VA 384 Large-Format Photography x x x x
VA 390 Community Arts Practice x x x x
VA 391 Socially Engaged Art practices   ✓  x  
VA 392 Public Art x x x ✓ 
VA 395 Special Topics in Visual Arts x x
400-level courses          
VA 405 Senior Studio Project x ✓  ✓  x



Summer 2024 field trips

Courses scheduled with field trips scheduled inside and outside of class time are listed below. Please refer to the course syllabus on the first day of class for more details.

Class Date Performance
THEA 101 May 16 A Case for the Existence of God
THEA 101 May 23 The Curious Case of the Dog in the Night-Time
THEA 101 May 30 Guys and Dolls
THEA 101 June 13 Bard on the Beach: Hamlet