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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.


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We are also very pleased that KPU has partnered with the world-renowned Borealis String Quartet! Watch the video for more information on this exciting partnership.



Areas of Study



Journalism and Communication Studies

Asian Studies

Modern Languages

Creative Writing



NGO and Nonprofit Studies

Educational Studies



Policy Studies

Fine Arts

Political Science





Interdisciplinary Expressive Arts (IDEA)

Special Education Teacher Assistant


Francis Kofi Abiew
Dr. Francis Kofi Abiew
Political Science Faculty
Nisse Bourne
Nisse Bourne
Criminology Student
Courtney Burt
Courtney Burt
Fine Arts Student
Gillian Dearle
Gillian Dearle
English Faculty
Leland Harper
Leland Harper
Philosophy Alum
Alyssa Hutchinson
Alyssa Hutchinson
Music Student
Patricia Josephson
Patricia Josephson
Criminology Alum
Melanie Krueger
Melanie Krueger
Music Student
Hayley Leveque
Hayley Leveque
Psychology Alum
John Martin
John Martin
Geography & Geology Faculty
Brandon Tuason
Brandon Tuason
History Student

Arts Events

explore arts

Explore Arts is a showcase of all of the departments and programs that the Faculty of Arts has to offer!  All of our 19 departments will have their own table displays, and we’ll also have Co-op, Ca

Arts News

Oct 24 / 2014
Dr. Wendy Royal with Craig (left) and Marc Kielburger, founders of Free the Children and We Day, as they receive their honorary degrees from KPU in 2012. Craig Kielburger has visited The Philosopher’s Teahouse as a guest speaker.

Metro Vancouver, B.C. – In recognizing the best this year, the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) awarded Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s (KPU)

Oct 22 / 2014
Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani

Metro Vancouver, B.C. – Thousands of students across British Columbia have collectively saved over $350,000 thanks to a province-wide initiative to open up access

Oct 21 / 2014
Billeh Nickerson

Metro Vancouver, B.C. – It’s been a busy fall semester for Billeh Nickerson, one of Canada’s showiest – and perhaps cheekiest – poets.

Oct 7 / 2014
The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Metro Vancouver, B.C. – Dr.

Sep 30 / 2014
Dr. Daniel Bernstein has launched a large-scale study that examines how social thinking changes over time.

Metro Vancouver, B.C. – That our social thinking may change as we age is generally unsurprising.