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Faculty of Arts

Welcome to the Faculty of Arts at KPU!

The Faculty of Arts is proud to house 21 departments and disciplines. Arts courses provide a deep and well-rounded understanding of our world today. The skills you gain from an arts degree will help you in any career path you choose.  Whether you want to be a teacher, musician, lawyer, psychologist, social worker, government official or an artist, an arts education provides with a solid foundation of important skills that will benefit students for a lifetime. 

While other degrees prepare you for the known, an arts degree prepares you for the unknown.


Our website has lots of valuable information that can help you in choosing the program that best fits you!  Browse through our many degree options and read about the interesting courses that we offer.  Feel free to click on our department pages located on the left menu.

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Arts Announcements

Teacher Education Forum 2018!

Learn about the teacher education programs offered at UBC, SFU, UVic, UFV and VIU, and what you need to do at KPU to become an elementary, middle or high school teacher in BC.

January 16, 2018
2:30-4:30pm
KPU Surrey Conference Centre, Cedar Building

Register now!


The Zed Cred Program

Did you know that you can finish your first year of courses at KPU with zero cost for textbooks? Thanks to support from BCcampus, KPU now offers Canada’s first Zed Cred program. The "Z" in Zed Cred refers to zero textbook costs by way of using open educational resources and/or free library materials. Register for courses in the Certificate in Arts a flexible yet foundational 1-year program based on the completion of 30 credits of coursework across various first year courses in ENGL, PSYC, HIST, SOCI, EDUC, among many others.

Learn more: kpu.ca/zedcred 


Updated English Prerequisite

As of May 30, 2016, students can now enter English 1100, 1202, and 1204 with a C+ in English 12, and they can take their university first-year English credits in any order they like.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us: firstyearenglish@kpu.ca


KPU and Science World Team Up for a Brilliant Speaker Series!

KPU is proud to partner with Science World for a speaker series featuring faculty members from the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Science and Horticulture.  We are excited to continue this series through the 2017-2018 season!

To learn more about this series and to RSVP, go to: kpu.ca/scienceworld


Read Our Latest Newsletter - Fall 2017

Catch up on all the news from the PDF icon Faculty of Arts Newsletter.


Arts News

Jan 15 / 2018
Dr. Johannes Koch, KPU-Science World Speaker Series

Glacier cover is now less than 60 per cent of what it was 300 years ago.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) geographer Dr. Johannes Koch explains why that matters at the next KPU-...

Jan 11 / 2018
The Innocence Treatment by Dr. Ari Goelman, KPU criminology and business instructor

The U.S. government is lying to its populace. Fantasy or nonfiction?

Criminology and business instructor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) and award-winning author, Dr. Ari Goelman...

Dec 13 / 2017
Wilson Institute of History Associate, KPU history instructor

Think history is boring?

Dr. Eryk Martin proves it’s anything but by bringing his research into drug culture, punk and heavy metal, and feminist science fiction into the classroom at...