Apply to Visual Arts

Looking for our Masters of Fine Arts degree program?

Applying for our undergraduate visual arts programs (Visual Arts or Visual Arts and Computer Science) involves two steps: a UVic application, and separately, a portfolio/questionnaire submission. An application is not required for the Minor in Visual Arts. See below for application instructions and links.

Students new to UVic

Access the application for new Visual Arts students via How to apply

Learn everything you need to know about becoming a UVic student, from choosing a program and reviewing admission requirements to submitting your application and reporting your grades.

If you have questions, talk to a UVic recruiter or come to one of our recruiting events.

Current or returning UVic students

Apply to transfer from another faculty or program through My UVic application by signing in with your NetLink ID and passphrase.​

Portfolio submissions

Use this online form for portfolio submissions to the Department of Visual Arts. As part of the application process, you are required to upload ten digital images or five images and a video link. It is strongly suggested that you have those materials ready prior to filling out this form.

To preview the portfolio questionnaire, download this for-reference-only PDF.

View an example of a successful BFA portfolio submission.


Application deadlines
Applications / re-registrations January 31
Portfolio submissions to the Department of Visual Arts January 31

If you have any questions or encounter issues with the online form, email .

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