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Visual Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

Are you curious about how to turn an idea into art? Our program will help you become a well-rounded, flexible artist. Combine classroom learning with practice in our studios. Collaborate with other artists and receive dedicated mentorship. Graduate with skills that are essential in today’s world.

Quick facts

Program options:
Bachelor degree, Minor
Study options:
Full-time study, Part-time study
Program delivery:

Areas of focus

  • Drawing
  • Extended media
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Video art


  • Animator
  • Architect
  • Art director
  • Artist
  • Arts administration
  • Conservator
  • Creative entrepreneur
  • Curator
  • Events coordinator
  • Exhibit designer
  • Film production
  • Modeller
  • Photo/videographer
  • Storyboard artist
  • Teacher/instructor
  • UI/UX designer
  • Web designer
  • Writer/publisher

Sample courses

  • Drawing - ART 300
  • Painting - ART 301
  • Sculpture - ART 320
  • Extended Media Practices - ART 360
  • Video Art - ART 370


Apply to the Faculty of Fine Arts as a high school student or a transfer student from another post-secondary institution.

This is a direct-entry program. Select it as your major when you submit your application to UVic.

Alternatively, you can choose another major as your primary degree program and add this program as a minor to broaden your studies.

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English language proficiency

You must demonstrate English language proficiency to attend UVic. Your transcripts are enough to prove proficiency if you've studied full-time in an academic program at the high school or post-secondary level within Canada for at least four years, and all of your instruction was in English.

Learn about UVic's English language requirement.

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Program planning

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