Writing student Ann-Bernice Thomas 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 Ann-Bernice Thomas was named the City of Victoria Youth Poet Laureate in 2016.

Study with us
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 2017 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.

Two students using a virtual reality set

Fine Arts electives

Ever taken a course where you study and play video games? What about the history of rock & roll, or the cultural impact of Beyoncé and the Beatles? Discover our exciting electives to enhance your degree in any program!

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
Acclaimed author and creative writing alumna Esi Edugyan

Meet our alumni

Our alumni have achieved international success and have become the backbone of the Canadian cultural sector. Writing alumna Esi Edugyan won the Giller Prize for her novel Half-Blood Blues. (Photo: Chad Hipolito/Globe and Mail)

Our alumni

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 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.