Creative & Portfolio Days

A chance to find out more about the BFA program, get advice on building an entrance portfolio, and learn more about the portfolio requirement.

Photography Class

Each year faculty from the Visual Arts program host a series of free workshops for prospective applicants.  Led by professors from the program, these sessions provide the chance to learn more about a variety of subjects and media such as animation, drawing, creative writing and printmaking, as well as the opportunity for prospective visual arts applicants to receive advice on assembling their entrance portfolio and/or obtain pre-approval for the portfolio requirement as part of their application to the program.

Portfolio Day

Portfolio Day is a chance to talk to faculty and staff about program choices, meet and talk with current students , explore the campus and facilities, learn more about the application process, portfolio requirements and have questions answered.

Portfolio Day will be held on Saturday January 11, 2020 10 to 11a.m. in the Creative and Critical Studies building, at UBC Okanagan.

To register, contact Visual Arts Coordinator Katherine Pickering at

Creative Days

Due to current conditions with the COVID-19 outbreak, we are  cancelling the remaining Creative Days workshops.

The Public Health Agency of Canada continues to assess the public health risk associated with the virus. However, it is important to state that UBC does not currently have any confirmed cases amongst is faculty, staff and student community.

We seek to minimize transmission in the community by limiting close contact with others at this time.

Creative Day workshops are a chance to find out more about our BFA program and facilities through fun, hands on projects.

2020 Workshop Schedule

January 11, 10 a.m. to noon: Sculpture with David Doody

January 18, noon to 2 p.m.: Indigenous Centered Landscapes through Cyanotype with Tania Willard

February 8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Screenprinting with Briar Craig

March 7, noon to 2 p.m.: Drawing with Patrick Lundeen

March 21, 10 a.m. to noon:: Creative Writing with Nancy Holmes

April 18, 10 a.m. to noon:: Tour of the BFA Student Exhibition with Andreas Rutkauskas

May 30, 10 a.m. to noon:: Frame-by-frame Animation with Myron Campbell

May 30, noon to 2 p.m.: Performance Improvisation with Denise Kenney

June 13, noon to 2 p.m.:: Life Drawing with Katherine Pickering

There are limited seats available for some of the workshops, pre-registration is encouraged. To register, contact Visual Arts Coordinator Katherine Pickering at