Programs

Phoenix Theatre performance

There are lots of ways to get involved with the Phoenix Theatre.

Student painting outside

Many of our students have the opportunity to participate in public art.

School of Music concert

Many of our School of Music concerts are well attended community events.

Student and supervisor looking at camera equipment

Our students have access to fully equipped media resources.

Students in an art classroom

Learn more and get intimate with small classes.

People looking at art displays

Get hands-on with art history.

UVic is the only school in Canada that offers a double-major in creative writing and theatre, and it also has the best writing program. UVic is special—it was a very good choice. I love it here!
Fine Arts undergraduate student K.P Dennis

We offer a supportive and vibrant artistic environment that produces outstanding young artists in all of our five disciplines.

Department Undergraduate Graduate
Art History & Visual Studies BA | Diploma | Certificate MA | PhD
Music BMus | BSc* MMus | MA | PhD
Theatre BA | BFA MFA | MA | PhD
Visual Arts BFA | BSc* MFA
Writing BA | BFA MFA

*Combined with Computer Science

Minor options

Undergraduate students can also minor in:

Define your creative path

All of our degree programs offer a comprehensive education that furthers cultural understanding around the world, past and present. We encourage our students to nurture their passions with intensive studio classes, intimate workshops, personal lessons, hands-on learning and the practical application of knowledge, assisted by a large staff of working professionals.

In Fine Arts, you can:

  • study overseas or join a field school
  • write and record your own music and films
  • create new work with other student artists

Check out our interdisciplinary courses ranging from film studies and the arts of Canada to technology and society.

Continuing studies

If you're already a working professional seeking further certification, we work with the Department of Continuing Studies to offer:

Foundations in Indigenous Fine Arts

Are you curious about developing skills in creative writing or visual arts in an Indigenous context? Our unique FIFA certificate program is offered in partnership with UVic's Continuing Studies division and the En'owkin Centre in Penticton BC.

The FIFA program offers courses accredited through UVic but positioned within an Indigenous cultural community's established learning environment. For nearly 30 years, FIFA has been promoting diverse Indigenous classes, skills and ideas connected to a larger Fine Arts network.