Arts, Fine Arts and Media Studies information sessions

Interested in the arts, visual arts or digital media? Join us for virtual info sessions to learn more about our Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Media Studies  and the programs we offer in the Bachelor of Arts undergraduate degrees.

Our program coordinators will share information about the portfolio requirements for the application for the BFA and BMS, course options and pathways throughout the BA, BFA and BMS degrees and give examples of student work to give a better idea what happens in the programs. One of our Student Advisors will also be on hand to answer any questions about degree requirements and program progression.

Prospective students, parents and teachers are invited to attend either of the sessions below and will have a chance to ask questions about the programs and the application process.


Date: Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021
Time: 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. (PST)
Location: Zoom.

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Date: Monday, Nov. 22, 2021
Time: 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. (PST)
Location: Zoom.

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Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021
Time:  10:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m
Location: Zoom.


This is a chance to get feedback and find out more about the Portfolio requirement for the BFA program. After you register, an email will be sent to you with a link to join and a 20 minute time slot.

About the Bachelor of Arts

UBC Okanagan’s liberal arts degree prepares students for global citizenship by integrating foundational knowledge with interdisciplinary opportunities in social justice, sustainability and Indigenous content. Students who earn a BA degree graduate with a broad range of knowledge and the ability to think critically, be creative, problem solve and communicate effectively.

The Faculty of Creative and Critical studies offers the following programs within the BA: Arts History & Visual Culture, Creative Writing, Cultural Studies, English, French, French & Spanish.

We also offer more study options in which students can take courses in any of these areas as electives to complement their degree, and in some cases add a minor to the degree they are pursuing: Chinese, Communications & Rhetoric, Digital Humanities, Film, German, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Theatre, and World Literatures.

About the Bachelor of Media Studies

The BMS is a four-year, direct-entry program that prepares students for careers in digital media creation. It is a computational arts program that combines digital arts, visual arts, media studies, social science and humanities. The program begins with designated “core” courses that provide a strong foundation in Creative Writing, Cultural Studies, Digital Humanities, Media Studies, and Visual Arts.

The foundation of the program is the opportunity for students to experiment with ideas and the newest technologies in a team-based environment, with a focus on innovation in digital-media design. The program is designed for students looking towards a future in creative and cultural industries, and to continue their education in design, art, and academics as postgraduates.

About the Bachelor of Fine Arts

The Bachelor of Fine Arts, Minor in Visual Art and the Minor in Theatre programs offer a perfect balance of studio work and academic study, immersing students in hands-on critical and contemporary art education. Students acquire the foundational skills, techniques, and theories needed to work in two and three dimensions in a variety of media such as drawing, painting, sculpture, digital arts, printmaking, photography, animation, studio theory, video and performance arts.