What We Do
FCCS is a supportive and stimulating community that provides an intimate learning environment focused on effective teaching and the integration of creativity and research. As a key player in the thriving cultural industries sector in the Okanagan Valley, the Faculty is well placed to support your professional development alongside your intellectual growth. Its graduate programs build on the skills and knowledge of faculty members who will challenge you to explore critical and creative approaches to contemporary cultural issues.
We warmly invite you to join us to learn and create.
FCCS offers Master of Arts in English, Master of Fine Arts, and Master of Arts and PhD in Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies.
Masters of Fine Arts
Immerse in a creative and dynamic, studio-based environment alongside accomplished artists and scholars.
Masters of Arts in English
Gain the theoretical and practical tools necessary for advanced study in literary and cultural studies.
Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies
Masters and PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies, work closely with faculty across a diverse set of disciplines.
Masters and Doctoral graduates have gone on to other prestigious programs and enjoyed success with publications, exhibitions, careers and notable awards.
Forms and Resources
We have provided a number of forms, guidelines and helpful links for our graduate students to assist them through their program progression.
Featured Program: Digital Arts & Humanities
Using digital technologies to explore questions central to the arts and humanities; applying arts and humanities frameworks to digital tools and technologies. Research undertaken in this graduate program brings computing technologies and makerspace methods together to address such humanities topics as social justice, access, sustainability, ethics, labour, ecology, collaboration, interaction, making, pedagogy, and reading, as well as the ways in which the humanities can pose vital questions about computing technologies.
Dania Tomlinson, MFA alumna
Dania Tomlinson completed her MFA in 2014, and her book, Our Animal Hearts, was recently published by Penguin Random House Canada.
The story is set in the early 1900s in a fictional orcharding community on the shore of Okanagan Lake. It is about a girl growing up in the shadow of a mother who both mystifies and frightens her. As she attempts to understand her place in the world, the faery tales, myths, and cultural stories she inherits, and those she learns from others, begin to manifest, intersect, and blend seamlessly with one another.
Jon Corbett, PhD Candidate
PhD student Jon Corbett is a professional computer programmer and sessional instructor specializing in new media art.
His video work, Four Generations (2015), was featured in the “Transformer” exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, alongside FCCS professor, Stephen Foster’s work.
By bringing in Métis cultural concepts of time, place, ancestral knowledge and relationships to oral histories, he’s creating digital and virtual Indigenous spaces with underlying computer code.