Transformational reconciliation

Transformational reconciliation

Renowned Indigenous art historian Dr Heather Igloliorte is UVic’s inaugural Canada Research Excellence Chair in Decolonial & Transformational Indigenous Art Practices — an $8-million research chair based in Visual Arts.

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Hearts and hands 215+

We remember the 215 Indigenous children who were found by the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation at the Kamloops Indian Residential School and honour all victims of the Canadian Indian Residential School System. Art by Carey Newman

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Writing student K.P Dennis in UVic's Finnerty Gardens

A brilliant learning environment

With us, you’ll find an inclusive, supportive and creative community filled with talented individuals. Writing and theatre student K.P Dennis was named the City of Victoria Youth Poet Laureate.

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Visual Arts student Xiao Xue in an art studio

Learn from leaders in art

Work with award-winning researchers and creative artists. Visual arts student Xiao Xue assisted Professor Emerita Sandra Meigs on an exhibition in Toronto and was the national prize winner in the BMO 1st Art! competition.

Our research
Graduate student Taiwo Afolabi sitting in a theatre

Explore our programs

As BC's only stand-alone Fine Arts faculty, we offer programs that give you the skills to make an impact on the world through art. Graduate student Taiwo Afolabi uses applied theatre techniques to address social issues around the globe.

Our programs
Art history student Josie Greenhill in a library

Hands-on experience

Get paid, relevant work experience in you field of interest with our co-op program. As an art history & visual studies undergrad, Josie Greenhill completed a co-op placement as a Curatorial Assistant at the UVic Legacy Art Galleries.

Music student Jilaine Orton reading a music book

Careers in Fine Arts

A fine arts education will provide you with essential tools for today's rapidly changing world. Music student Jilaine Orton chose to focus on music education—she hopes to bring music to students from all types of backgrounds.

Career possibilities

Major research professorship

AHVS professor Marcus Milwright has been named to the British Academy’s 2022 Global Professorships

Major research professorship

Discover your creative edge

Whatever your creative path, the Faculty of Fine Arts offers a dynamic community where curiosity, experimentation and exploration are the cornerstones of the learning environment. 

Our focus on dynamic, hands-on learning—anchored by state-of-the-art, purpose-built facilities for our departments—offers an extraordinary environment for artistic expression and the integration of research and education.

Here you’ll develop the critical thinking and communications skills necessary to navigate and succeed in our rapidly changing and increasingly interconnected society. With us, you’ll make ideas come to life, develop and hone your abilities, all while collaborating with peers from various disciplines.

Find your edge in UVic's Faculty of Fine Arts

Territory acknowledgement

We acknowledge and respect the Lək̓ʷəŋən (Songhees and Esquimalt) Peoples on whose territory the university stands, and the Lək̓ʷəŋən and W̱SÁNEĆ Peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.