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Arts & culture

Culture and the creative arts help us make sense of the world and ourselves. As we become increasingly aware of cultural diversity on a regional, national and global scale, we turn to the arts for common ground. 

UVic’s commitment to arts and culture programming make this a natural place for students who want to explore and celebrate cultural differences and interactions.




Open Co-op position leads to theatre job

Co-op position leads to theatre job

When theatre student Logan Swain signed up for a co-op position with Theatre SKAM, he had no idea he'd soon be producing plays during a pandemic--or that it would lead to a permanent job.

Open Fine arts and the ocean

Fine arts and the ocean

MFA candidate Colton Hash and writing instructor Mark Leiren-Young apply oceans of knowledge and creative activities to reflect on emotional concerns of human impacts on the oceans.

Open Digital archaeology frames national art exhibition

Digital archaeology frames national art exhibition

A UVic librarian has paved the way for a major retrospective of a digital medium that flourished, and fell into obsolescence, at the dawn of the internet age. John Durno’s efforts to recover artworks...

Livestream learning opportunity

COVID restrictions closed UVic’s Phoenix Theatre last March. With a no-performance mandate and limited in-person classes, the Department of Theatre introduced a new learning stream.

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UVic is home to many venues, both on and off campus. You don’t have to be a student to attend! Enjoy a symphony, watch a play or take a yoga class.


UVic has more art on view in public spaces than any other university in Canada. Tour our 2,000 works of art on campus, visit our art gallery in downtown Victoria, or explore the broader art collections all managed by Legacy Art Galleries.


You’ll find a range of excellent arts and culture programming at UVic. Find an expert to speak at your event or tune in to our student-run radio station.

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