We prepare you for art, and life
Whatever your creative path, the Faculty of Fine Arts will prepare you for life and leadership in the 21st century. Since 1969, we have offered innovative programs that have earned national recognition, helping to build the reputation of both UVic as a leading Canadian arts institution and Victoria as an arts destination.
Our focus on dynamic, hands-on learning — anchored by purpose-built facilities for our departments of Art History & Visual Studies, Theatre, Visual Arts, Writing and the School of Music — offers an extraordinary environment for artistic expression and the integration of research and education.
In a world where narratives and images are as powerful as money and guns, a successful society does not import every single cultural good that it consumes ... a creative society is one that creates things.Globe and Mail 2016
As our society becomes increasingly rooted in visual culture, we hear more all the time about the power of narrative and the importance of visual understanding. The Faculty of Fine Arts is ideally suited to provide the tools, understanding and critical thinking so essential to our tap-and-swipe world.
Territory and acknowledgements
We acknowledge and respect the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands, and whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day. We are grateful to be on this land and are committed to UVic’s ongoing work of decolonizing and Indigenizing the campus community — both inside and outside the classroom. We invite you to read more about Indigeneity and Fine Arts.
As BC’s only stand-alone fine arts faculty, you’ll be part of a unique and exciting creative community on the edge of discovery.
Learn and practice alongside world-renowned, award-winning artists, scholars, researchers and emerging talents ... just like you.
Our diverse and talented alumni are acknowledged leaders in the Canadian cultural sector.
Some — like Giller Prize winning author Esi Edugyan, One Man Star Wars creator Charles Ross and pianist Eve Egoyan — have even achieved international success.