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School of Creative Arts

Fees and costs

Credit courses (100-400 level)

Tuition & fees
per 3-credit course


Tuition & fees
per 4-credit course


Cost per semester
(12 credits)


Credit courses (100-400 level)
  2023-2024 2022-2023
Tuition/credit $160.14 $157.00
Ancillary fee/credit
$16.01 $15.70

Experiential Learning & Wellness fee/credit

$3.20 $3.14
Total tuition and fees/credit $179.35 $175.84
Student union and society fees: Every semester, you will also pay student union and society fees, which include your BC transit pass and student health & dental plan. To learn more about how your fees will be set, visit the Student union and society fees page.


Visual Arts specific fees

In addition to tuition fees, courses in Visual Arts programs may require you to purchase materials and supplies for hands-on learning. The figures below are estimates and will vary by project, your instructor's requirements, and how you choose to purchase your supplies.

Visual arts studio fees
Studio disciplineCost per course
New media $25-100
Painting and drawing $150-200
Photography $150
*Not including cost of 35mm manual SLR camera
Print media $150-200
Sculpture $150-200
Art history Cost of field trips

Your course load will depend on the program you are enrolled in as well as your personal circumstances and goals.

  • To be considered a full-time undergraduate student, you typically need to enroll in 9 credits per semester.
  • A standard course load is 15 credits per semester for most programs. This would allow you to complete a full Bachelor's degree in four years, taking the summer semesters off.
  • Many students choose to take 9 - 12 credits per semester.
  • Some programs (for example Trades) have a set course load.

You're encouraged to discuss your course load with your Academic Advisor before you register for courses.

Learn more about UFV's course load policies in the Academic Calendar.

The ancillary fee provides support for activities, athletics, library and technical services, student software, and student spaces. It's set at 10% of tuition, and is charged per credit.

The Experiential Learning & Wellness fee provides support for students in the form of experiential and co-curricular learning opportunities, expansion of the Co-Curricular Record, health & well-being, and peer mentoring. It is set at 2% of the tuition.

UFV collects fees on behalf of the Student Union Society, the Cascade Journalism Society, and UFV Campus and Community Radio every semester. Learn more about student union & society fees.

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