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Unleash Your Imagination with the University of the Fraser Valley’s Creative Arts Program 
UFV

Unleash Your Imagination with the University of the Fraser Valley’s Creative Arts Program 

UFV’s Creative Arts program includes Media Arts, Theatre, Visual Arts & Art History by combining digital technologies and media with traditional arts practice and performance. Students can find various 4-year programs in this field such as the Bachelor Fine Arts or Bachelor of Media Arts. Students can also take 2-year programs in Graphic and Digital Design diploma, Virtual Arts Diploma, or a Theatre Diploma. 

In this article we will provide detailed information about all of these programs to help you decide which one suits you better. 

Program NameBachelor of Fine ArtsBachelor of Media Arts 
Field of Studies Graphic and Digital Design, Visual Arts, Media and Communications Studies, Theatre, Art History, Creative Writing Digital Entertainment Arts, Game Design, Film, 3D Modeling & Animation, Interactive Media, Web Design 
Credential Bachelor’s Degree Bachelor’s Degree 
Duration on the offer letter 4 years 4 years 
Intakes September & January September & January 
Admission Requirements Academic Requirements:  Portfolio Personal statement English Requirements:Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5, with each band ≥ 6 or Duolingo of 1104-months English Upgrading: IELTS 6.0, with each band ≥ 5.5 or Duolingo of 100Academic Requirements: 2 Grade 12 approved courses B averagePortfolioPersonal statement English Requirements:Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5, with each band ≥ 6 or Duolingo of 1104-months English Upgrading: IELTS 6.0, with each band ≥ 5.5 or Duolingo of 100
Total Credits Required 120 120 
Tuition/Credit $716 (based on 2023-24 academic year)$716 (based on 2023-24 academic year) 
Course Example Applied Photography and Video       Digital Design MediaDynamic Media: Motion GraphicsFigure DrawingIllustration for Visual CommunicationIntroduction to Programming using MediaIntroduction to Visual ProgrammingPainting/DrawingSculpture & Extended MediaWeb Development for Designers3D Modeling and Animation Art and Design for Virtual RealityCompositingFigure DrawingGame EnginesHistory of Art and Culture in a Global Context Painting/DrawingShort Film ProjectUser Experience DesignVideo Production Techniques/Storytelling and the Director
Co-op Co-op: Students who complete the first year of study at UFV with a GPA of 2.67 could apply for the co-op. Work terms could be one to three semesters. Each co-op work term cost for the current year is $1,248. Students need to pay for the co-op fee only when the student gets a co-op placement.Co-op: Students who complete the first year of study at UFV with a GPA of 2.67 could apply for the co-op. Work terms could be one to three semesters. Each co-op work term cost for the current year is $1,248. Students need to pay for the co-op fee only when the student gets a co-op placement.
Career Expectations Job opportunities include: Advertising art directorAnimatorCeramics designerConcept artistExhibition designerFashion designerGame artistGraphic designerIllustratorInterior and spatial designerJewelry designerMuseum/gallery curator or managerPrintmakerVFX artistIn Vancouver, over 150 businesses make up the VFX and Animation industry, making it the world’s largest cluster of domestic and foreign-owned studios.Vancouver is the world’s third largest Film and TV production centre, with over 25,000 Film and TV jobs. Also, Vancouver is home to an ever-increasing concentration of video game talent, foreign investment and companies, including  Electronic Arts (EA), Nintendo, Microsoft Studios, Take 2 Interactive, Relic Entertainment/SEGA, Klei Entertainment, United Front Games and Kabam.Jobs for Media Arts graduates include: digital concept artist, game artist, VFX compositor, VR/AR specialist, level designer, virtual production specialist, motion capture artist, cinematographer, studio manager, web designer, UX designer, writer, communication & marketing coordinator, television/film/video director and producer
Program NameGraphic and Digital Design DiplomaVirtual Arts DiplomaTheatre Diploma
Field of Studiesdrawing, sketching, design brand identities, visual language, 3-D communication, interactive design, web & app design, dynamic media, photography and illustration  introductory studio, new media, painting and drawing, photography, print media, and sculpture, extended media, engravings, 2-D visual communicationacting, technical theatre, and performance arts, performance studies, actor and actress, costume design, event promotion, lighting or sound management, scriptwriting, commercial video production 
CredentialDiplomaDiplomaDiploma
Duration on the offer letter2 years2 years2 years
IntakesSeptember & JanuarySeptember & JanuarySeptember & January
Admission RequirementsAcademic Requirements: PortfolioPersonal statement English Requirements:Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5, with each band ≥ 6 or Duolingo of 1104-months English Upgrading: IELTS 6.0, with each band ≥ 5.5 or Duolingo of 100Academic Requirements: PortfolioPersonal statement English Requirements:Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5, with each band ≥ 6 or Duolingo of 1104-months English Upgrading: IELTS 6.0, with each band ≥ 5.5 or Duolingo of 100 Academic Requirements: High School Graduates  English Requirements:Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5, with each band ≥ 6 or Duolingo of 1104-months English Upgrading: IELTS 6.0, with each band ≥ 5.5 or Duolingo of 100 
Total Credits Required606060
Tuition/Credit$716 (based on 2023-24 academic year)$716 (based on 2023-24 academic year)$716 (based on 2023-24 academic year)
Course ExampleCore Courses:Applied Photography and VideoBrand Identity: DesignDigital Design MediaEssentials of MarketingFundamentals of DesignPrint and Digital ProductionUser Experience DesignWeb Development for DesignersCore Courses:Digital PhotographyFigure DrawingFigure PaintingIntro Studio: Space, Form, and TimeIntroduction to DrawingIntroduction to Video ProductionIntroductory Studio: Material PracticesPaintingCore Courses:Acting and Backstage PracticumsActing in a Complex RoleEssentials of ActingIntroduction to Theatre and Performance StudiesTechnical TheatreTheatre Production Practicum
Co-opCo-op: Students who complete the first year of study at UFV with a GPA of 2.67 could apply for the co-op. Work terms could be one to three semesters. Each co-op work term cost for the current year is $1,248. Students need to pay for the co-op fee only when the student gets a co-op placement.Co-op: Students who complete the first year of study at UFV with a GPA of 2.67 could apply for the co-op. Work terms could be one to three semesters. Each co-op work term cost for the current year is $1,248. Students need to pay for the co-op fee only when the student gets a co-op placement.Co-op: Students who complete the first year of study at UFV with a GPA of 2.67 could apply for the co-op. Work terms could be one to three semesters. Each co-op work term cost for the current year is $1,248. Students need to pay for the co-op fee only when the student gets a co-op placement.
Career ExpectationsDigital designers create graphics with motion and interactivity. Recent graduates can find junior positions in advertising and marketing agencies, graphic design studios, communication design firms, magazines, newspapers and in-house corporate teams. Job opportunities include: 3D artist/modelerAdvertising art directorAnimated cartoon artist / colouristCartoonist Content director / strategistDesigner, graphic – multimediaDesigner, user experienceMultimedia designer / illustratorSpecialist, computer graphicsA Visual Arts diploma can open the doors to entry-level positions with art organizations, galleries, museums, or community organizations. Job opportunities include: Artist – visual arts / video / multimediaArtist, lithographic / printmakerPainterSculptorSculptor-modellerArt instructors and teachers Most jobs in the performing arts are short-term assignments, most actors, directors, and producers are self-employed. Hiring a reputable agent to represent you can help boost your success. Jobs exist in related areas such as stage management, set or costume design, event promotion, lighting or sound management, scriptwriting, stunt coordination, fundraising, commercial video production, and more. Many theatre grads also use the communication, teamwork, and management skills they have acquired to excel in other fields such as business, public relations, advertising, hospitality, arts administration, or education.

Tuition & Fees:

We recommend the student budget CAD $30,000 for their first year at UFV, which includes the tuition, administration fee, medical and dental, books, estimated housing and living expenses.Are you interested in applying to any of these programs, or want to learn more? Contact us at info@mycism.com

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