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Faculty of Arts

Welcome to the Faculty of Arts at Kwantlen Polytechnic University!

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. Find yourself in Arts.

*NEW* 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:

Condensed Courses for Summer 2017!

Want to free up some time for your summer? Don't want to go through four months of class? Instead of the usual four-month long Summer classes, these condensed courses run either May-June, or July-Aug. Register today or talk with an Arts Degree Advisor! You can make an appointment through AdvisorConnect.

Check out what's being offered: PDF icon Condensed Courses Summer 2017

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 2016-2017 season!

To learn more about this series and to RSVP, go to:

Join KPU's New Sustainability Cohort!

Want to take courses with students who have a similar interest in sustainability?  Then this cohort is for you!

Learn more:

Read our latest newsletter - Fall 2016

Catch up on all the news from the Faculty of Arts Newsletter. Here's to a great Fall term!

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Arts Events

Mar 27 / 2017
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Have an idea or a business? Either by yourself, or with a team of up to 5, submit an application.

Mar 27 / 2017
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Enactus KPU presents: Optimizing Performance and Productivity featuring Performance Consultant, Graham Young.

Mar 27 / 2017

The Kwantlen Improv Group invites you to weekly workshops to learn about and work on Improv acting skills!

When: Mondays, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Mar 27 / 2017

Our everyday world is made of protons, neutrons and electrons.  The electron appears to be a fundamental particle, but protons and neutrons are each built from 3 quarks.  Throughout

Mar 27 / 2017
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Add some music to your evening and support KPU music students by attending a student recital! Admission is free.

Arts News

Mar 24 / 2017
Rajiv Jhangiani

By Nikolina Djuric

Metro Vancouver, B.C.— Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is the institutional leader of open textbook adoption in B.C.


Mar 15 / 2017
KPU instructors Jane Hayes and François Houle together form Sea and Sky

What kind of music comes from magnets, fishing wire and slap tonguing?

Find out in the upcoming Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) Science World Speaker Series. Accomplished musicians...

Mar 8 / 2017
Benny and the good men

Keeping the musical traditions of the roaring twenties-and earlier-alive, Benny & the Good Men serves as a tribute to the traditional jazz of Chicago and New Orleans, and the later...

Feb 14 / 2017
Michael Chapdelaine

Langley, B.C.— Only one person has ever won the world's top competitions in both fingerstyle and classical guitar and he’s coming to Kwantlen Polytechnic...

Feb 10 / 2017

Surrey, B.C. — Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) students will benefit from a $22 million federal-provincial infrastructure investment.

The Government of...