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School of Creative Arts


In all our programs, you will benefit from: 

-       Small class sizes

-       Applied, hands-on, and work-integrated learning

-       Outstanding studio and lab facilities

-       Opportunities for transdisciplinary learning

-       A close community of creatively-minded peers

-       Faculty and staff with extensive professional and academic experience

-       Rigorous courses that will challenge your creative practice and critical thinking

Degree programs

Theatre major (BA), extended minor, or minor

The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre integrates performance studies and creative practice to ensure graduates have a strong and diverse foundation in theatre. Students in any program can add an extended minor, or minor. 

Visual Arts major (BFA), extended minor, minor

Develop the practical skills, critical understanding, and industry-related knowledge necessary to succeed as a professional artist.

Graphic and Digital Design major (BFA), extended minor

Get a progressive design degree and harness the power of design. Begin with a creative practice foundation in communication design, brand identity, interactive design and dynamic media then customize your learning with an innovative program path. Build your professional portfolio with advanced design and creative leadership courses, work experience (co-op or practicums) and flexible electives. Real-world projects foster collaboration, critical thinking and t-shape abilities. Pursue your passion, discover your strengths and be part of a new generation of changemakers.

BFA with extended minors:

The extended minors program in our BFA is unique in BC, providing students with the flexibility to explore multiple areas of creative arts practice or critical studies. Do you want to work in curatorial studies? Combine Art History and Visual Arts. Planning to write graphic novels? Try Graphic Design and Creative Writing. Pairings can be chosen from six disciplines:

Media Arts-BMA

UFV's Bachelor of Media Arts prepares you for creative production in digital and interactive media, one of the fastest-growing industries in B.C. today. With five distinct concentrations, our program is flexible enough to help you meet your specific career goal in this diverse industry. Learn more about the Bachelor of Media Arts concentrations.

Associate degree

Theatre- Associate of Arts degree

Completing a two-year associate degree will provide you with the knowledge and skills to continue in the UFV Bachelor of Arts program, transfer to other institutions, or seek employment.

Diploma programs

Theatre diploma

The Theatre diploma is a two-year, 60-credit program that enhances your performance and technical theatre skills while deepening your appreciation of theatre. It can be the first step to a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre.

Visual Arts diploma 

Explore the creative arts part-time or full-time. Graduates can ladder all 60 credits of this program into the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

VFS-UFV Pathway Agreement

The University of the Fraser Valley and Vancouver Film School partnered in 2017 to create the VFS-UFV Pathway Program. This cross-institutional agreement  provides VFS diploma graduates with 60 credits toward one of four UFV degrees:

  • Bachelor of Media Arts (BMA)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Bachelor of Integrated Studies (BIS).

Vancouver Film School graduates have various options for pursuing a degree at UFV. Learn more at, or book an advising appointment for in-person or phone consultation.

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