Research

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Undergrads in focus at JCURA

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David Leach, Gamification and Technology

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Art History & Visual Studies unravels the "history mystery" of this WWI diary

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What can fish see? Cliff Haman, Senior Academic Assistant in Visual Arts

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Joan MacLeod’s work goes from headlines to centre-stage

Knowledge and practice

UVic’s Faculty of Fine Arts is an acknowledged leader in arts knowledge and creative practice. With creativity and culture recognized as one of UVic’s core research strengths, our five departments feature world-renowned, award-winning researchers and creative artists with unparalleled skills in knowledge creation and use, as well as fine and performing arts training.

You can learn more about the impact of our research and the range of our creative activity by visiting our Edge of Creativity research site

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Specializations

Arts knowledge is integral to the Fine Arts at UVic. Our focus on dynamic learning — anchored by purpose-built facilities for our departments of Art History & Visual StudiesSchool of MusicTheatreVisual Arts and Writing — offers an extraordinary environment for artistic expression and the integration of research and education. Our creative activities resonate far and wide for faculty, students, guest artists and scholars.

Interested in furthering your research as a graduate student? Be sure to visit the appropriate department page for more information about our exciting range of MA, MFA, MMus, PhD programs

Impact

Fine Arts research and creative production has a demonstrated impact in areas of social responsibility, including aging and wellness, gender and identity, and applied theatre, among others. Our infrastructure includes a new digital fabrication labdigital audio lab, CFI-funded Hi-Def Story Incubator LaboratoryStudios for Integrated Media, and designation as Canada’s only All-Steinway School. We are responsive to student and industry demands, and actively seek out new opportunities for partnerships that enhance innovation, engage with community partners, mobilize knowledge in society, and support entrepreneurship.