Department of Creative Studies

Creative Studies is one of two departments in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies and consists of 17 faculty members in Creative Writing,Interdisciplinary Performance, and Visual Arts (BFA).

Creative Studies also offers courses that are part of the Bachelor of Media Studies, a degree program that is jointly offered by the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies and the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences.

In addition to offering traditional discipline based programs, the Department is also developing interdisciplinary programs that will draw on the expertise within the Department, the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies and UBC Okanagan. By the nature of its disciplinary and interdisciplinary work, the Department is dedicated to developing a globally based community that offers students an opportunity to work on both the undergraduate and graduate levels in an intimate learning environment focused on effective teaching and the integration of creativity and research. The Department offers a limited number of teaching assistantships to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Creative Studies’ MFA program is unique in Canada and is designed to encourage an exchange of ideas and influences from non-studio and other academic disciplines reflecting the complex nature contemporary art and literary practice.

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Fine Arts Building

The Creative and Critical Studies building (CCS) houses the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, including all faculty offices, many studios and labs, and the FINA Art Gallery. The building is located on the west side of campus between Research Road and Discovery Avenue.

Fine Arts Building