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The Museum of Anthropology

The UBC Museum of Anthropology, architecturally designed by Arthur Erickson and opened in 1976, is situated on the Point Grey cliffs overlooking Howe Sound and the North Shore Mountains. Both its setting and architecture are inspired by coastal First Nations’ settlements of British Columbia. The collections include the famous Northwest Coast First Nations collection, the Walter and Marianne Koerner collection, an international textile collection and archaeological findings of British Columbia and the North Pacific Rim.

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

Since its opening in spring 1997, the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts has earned an international reputation  for its striking design and stellar acoustics. Artists, critics and patrons alike are unanimous in their praise of this multi-faceted facility, winning it a place among North America’s premiere performing art centres.

Faculty of Arts

UBC’s Faculty of Arts is a research intensive Faculty encompassing a full range of courses in the social sciences, humanities, creative and performing arts. The Faculty provides compelling opportunities to explore and choose among 2,000 courses taught by more than 750 scholars who are leaders in their fields.

As the university’s largest academic unit, the Faculty educates more than 13,000 students in bachelors, masters and doctoral programs in 16 departments, four schools, the Museum of Anthropology, the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts and a variety of interdisciplinary programs.

Visit the website for information about academic planning and advising, learning experiences, academic and financial support, information about careers and admissions.

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Established in 1949, the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FoGS) is home to over 1,800 renowned faculty members teaching and supervising more than 9,500 master’s and doctoral students in over 250 graduate programs.

The Faculty is home to two internationally recognized residential graduate colleges, Green College and St. John’s College, and to the equally renowned Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program (ISGP).

The Faculty also administers the Advanced Studies portion of the Isaac Walton Killam Memorial Endowment on behalf of the University, including oversight of the committees, the Fellowship programs, and reporting to the Killam Trustees.

First Nations House of Learning

The mandate of the First Nations House of Learning is to make the University’s vast resources more accessible to Aboriginal Peoples, and to improve the University’s ability to meet the needs of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit.

International House

International House (I. House) is a community centre open to all members of UBC and their families. If you want to meet people from around the world and share your culture, I. House is a great place to start.

Visit the website for information for international students and students who wish to study, volunteer or work abroad.

Student Housing and Hospitality Services

The Department of Student Housing and Hospitality Services, Student Housing Vancouver provides accommodation for more than 8,000 students, faculty and staff in the eight residence complexes that circle our beautiful Vancouver campus. Our goal is to provide an environment that helps students to succeed, both academically and socially.

UBC Conferences and Accommodations

You’ll find some of the city’s most convenient, affordable and desirable accommodation locations right here on the UBC campus, where you can surround yourself with some of Vancouver’s most beautiful ocean, forest and campus views.

UBC Attractions

Right in your own back yard, the UBC campus offers arts, culture, gardens, accommodation and recreational facilities for every taste and budget. Take in a play, see an art exhibit, hear a symphony, walk through the gardens, go for a swim, grab a bite to eat…

UBC Attractions are all about you!


Other Creative and Performing Arts Departments at UBC

The Department of Theatre & Film

The Department of Theatre & Film offers programs that lead to the degrees of Ph.D., M.A., M.F.A., B.A. and B.F.A.

The Film Program offers an M.A. and B.A. in Film Production and Film Studies and an M.F.A in Film/Creative Writing. A diploma in Film Production is also offered.

The Theatre Program runs the Frederic Wood Theatre, which produces a program of plays from September through April and the Dorothy Somerset Studio, which produces plays of an experimental nature, including those directed by students.

The Creative Writing Program

The Creative Writing Program offers B.F.A. and M.F.A degrees in areas such as Fiction, Plays, Poetry, Short Stories, Translation and Writing for Radio and Television. PRISM International is a student run literary journal published by the Department, featuring original work in English and translation from a wide variety of languages. Now over 30 years old, PRISM is Canada’s oldest literary magazine.

The School of Architecture

The School of Architecture offers professional (M.A.) and nonprofessional (Master of Advanced Studies) research programs in Architecture and Landscape Architecture as well as a B.A. Degree in Environmental Design.

The School of Music

The School of Music offers programs that lead to the degrees of Ph.D., M.A., B.A., as well as diploma programs in areas such as Performance Studies, Collaborative Piano Studies, Ethnomusicology, Historical Musicology and Music Theory with concentrations in piano, organ, harpsichord, guitar, orchestral instruments, voice, choral conducting and opera. Students from the School of Music produce a variety of performances during the year that are open to the public.