The diverse programs housed in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies offer students the opportunity to create art.

Program Options

We offer undergraduate programs in literary and cultural study, creative writing, art history, and languages leading to a Bachelor of Arts (BA). Our program in Visual Arts leads to a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA). We also host the Bachelor of Media Studies (BMS), an exciting new degree that combines digital media production with the computational arts.

We also offer sequenced language courses in German and Japanese, as well as a minor option in Theatre Studies.

Undergraduate Options

FCCS offers graduate studies in the Humanities and Fine Arts with the following programs: Master of Arts in English, Master of Fine Arts, and Master of Arts and PhD in Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies.
Graduate Options

  • In the field with Professor Garrard in his first-year English course focussing on animal studies. (No animals were hurt in the shooting of this photo).

  • Visiting Author Series and Spoken Word events offer poetry, spoken word, and music to community audiences.

  • Devised Public Performance – Theatre courses in making your own performances! Students create, rehearse, and perform their work in public.

  • With a 21:1 student to faculty ratio and an average undergraduate lecture size of 60, UBC Okanagan offers a connected space for learning. Access your profs and peers either in the classroom or over coffee.

  • BFA students have 24-hour access to dedicated studio space to immerse themselves into a rigorous and personalized art making environment.

Funding & Awards

The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies is dedicated to supporting our undergraduate and graduate students with a variety of financial awards both merit based and by application.

Funding & Awards


Admission Requirements

Learn how to apply, see what grades you need, and find application deadlines and other important dates — plus how UBC makes admission decisions.


Student Advising

The Academic Advising office has a number of knowledgeable and helpful staff to assist you with all of your questions about planning your degree.

Student Advising

Student Life

The Okanagan campus is an intimate learning community where new ways of thinking attract exceptional students and faculty.

Student Life