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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Celebrate our grads

Since we still can’t gather in person, we’ve created a virtual convocation experience to celebrate our students graduating this spring. Congratulations to all for your remarkable achievement in a most difficult year!

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Art for our times

Art for our times

Despite the pandemic, Fine Arts has continued to find different ways to keep connected with each other and the community. Find the latest stories about the creativity activity of our students, instructors and alumni on our faculty blog.

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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.

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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.

Co-op
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

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

We acknowledge with respect the Lekwungen peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples 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.