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Faculty of Arts

  • Annual Sociology and Criminology Undergraduate Student Conference
    Multi-disciplinary Approaches to Studies in Social Sciences and Humanities
    Sociology & Criminology Undergraduate Student Conference
    Friday, November 7 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm | KPU Surrey Conference Centre
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    KDocs - KPU Documentary Film Festival
    Sunday, October 5 | Vancity Theatre | 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC
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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

Interested in a career in law enforcement? Join us at the new RCMP headquarters in Surrey to train and practice the RCMP PARE course.


Shawn Earl (clarinet), Laine Longton (cello), Clare Yuan (piano)

Presenter: Donald Reddick, Department of Economics, KPU

KDocs is KPU’s official documentary film festival.

Arts News

Sep 9 / 2014
KPU arts student Ayesha Khan (centre, left) with peer Emma Cleveland at their multi-community soccer tournament in Ghana.

Metro Vancouver, B.C. – While retracing the roots of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, Surrey resident Ayesha Khan was also organizing a multi-community soccer tourn

Aug 25 / 2014

Metro Vancouver, B.C. – This fall, Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is launching a whole roster of continuing and professional studies tailored to the needs o

Aug 15 / 2014
Gail Suderman, KPU’s director, voice and choral studies, conducts the KPU Chorus.

Metro Vancouver, B.C. – If you like to sing, the Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) Chorus wants to hear from you.

Aug 13 / 2014
The 'Narnia Room' at the Langley Hospice Society.

Langley, B.C. – When presented with the opportunity to combine her passions for art, The Chronicles of Narnia and supporting those who give back to the co

Aug 6 / 2014
"Tribute to Mandela" August 21 at KPU Richmond.

Richmond, B.C. – To mark 20 years of democracy in South Africa, academics from around the world will gather in Richmond to talk post-secondary education, homophobi