COVID-19 Message from UFV SoCA
Updated July 2020
Almost all classes in the School of Creative Arts will be offered in a fully online format in Fall 2020, with a handful of courses utilizing blended instruction (both online and face-to-face instruction), these are: VA 231, VA 283, VA 351, and VA 383. Demand for online classes has been extremely strong, and we are actively monitoring waitlists and adding seats to online classes whenever possible.
Information is now posted on the website with details about face-to-face instruction in VA courses and attendance requirements for online courses with synchronous components. We have also added information about materials kits for Visual Arts and Theatre courses; please note that information about pricing will be available later in August, once we have final costs from suppliers. Finally, we have added an update about potential access to spaces and equipment for students enrolled in online courses: you can expect this information will become more detailed and concrete following WorkSafe BC’s release of its guidelines for the post-secondary sector.
Set the stage for success
Graduate with an array of skills that employers—both inside and outside the arts—demand and that are essential for our knowledge economy that values collaboration, creative problem solving, communication skills, and flexibility.
Theatre doesn’t only teach you about theatre—how to read a script, hang lights, or stage manage a production—it also gives you transferable skills that prepare you for careers in a number of fields. For example, an acting class not only teaches you how to win every time you play charades, it also teaches you how to listen actively and effectively, to improvise in social situations, to perform in front of an audience (whether in a theatre, a meeting room, or a sales pitch), and to place yourself in another person's shoes empathizing with people whose situations are different from your own.
Theatre students typically pursue careers in the creative and performing arts, and in education, although many of our students also find satisfying work in diverse fields, including criminal justice, health care, and business.