Prospective & New Students

An Arts degree is worldly, practical and relevant – and the evidence is all around you. Open any news channel and you’ll find the subjects studied in Arts: events in economics and politics; social change and historical foundations; cultures in contact.

Arts is about studying societies, systems, cities; minds, markets, technologies; literature, histories, languages; and creative arts. Arts graduates take their place in the world as leaders, innovators, policy-makers, performers.

Undergraduate Degree Programs in the Faculty of Arts:

The BA and BFA degree programs offer over 50 areas of specialization, distinguished first year programs, and many opportunities to apply your studies outside the classroom. This rich variety provides an exceptional opportunity to customize a degree experience that meets your education and career goals.

The BIE is a distinct, four-year, direct-entry, cohort degree program. BIE students graduate with a deep understanding of the workings of the global economy, as well as a strong technical training. The curriculum is rigorous, challenging and built around core courses from the Vancouver School of Economics and supporting partner, the Sauder School of Business. 

The BMS is a multidisciplinary, four-year, direct-entry, cohort degree program that blends practice, theory, and research methodology. Central to the curriculum are courses from eight units: Art History, Visual Art and Theory; Creative Writing; English; Journalism; Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies; Film Studies and Film Production (Theatre and Film); Library, Archival and Information Studies; and Computer Science.

The BMus is a four-year, direct entry degree program offered by the UBC School of Music. Undergraduate students are admitted to one of four majors: Advanced Performance, General Studies, Music Education, Composition, or Music Scholarship. Every major includes four years of private instruction in an instrument or voice.

The University of British Columbia and Sciences Po (l’Institut d’études politiques de Paris) offer an intensive, four-year Bachelor of Arts dual degree program. The dual degree provides students with the opportunity to learn through global experience and informed reflection on international comparisons. Students work towards both a BA at Sciences Po, France, and a BA (with a major in Economics, History, Political Science or Sociology) at UBC Vancouver.

The BMM Dual Degree is a direct-entry program that allows you to combine your bachelor degree (BA, BFA, BIE, BMS, BMus) with a Master of Management from the Sauder School of Business in just 4.5 years.

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