Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Arts
Other degrees prepare you for the known; an arts degree prepares you for the unknown. Whether you aspire to be a teacher, lawyer, musician, psychologist, or painter, a well-rounded liberal arts education will give you a solid foundation in creative and critical thinking for life. Choose from 21 departments and disciplines to develop a deep and holistic understanding of our world today—from anthropology, political science, and criminology to fine arts, English, and philosophy.
Our arts students explore contemporary and interconnected social and cultural issues through the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts in experiential programs that include service and community-engaged learning, research projects, practicums, field schools, and co-op placements. KPU is where thought meets action, and there are myriad possibilities to transform your passion into a career you love.
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The Zero Textbook Cost Program
KPU offers Canada's first Zero Textbook Cost programs. Thanks to the use of open educational resources and/or library materials you can now complete a program and earn a credential without spending money on expensive textbooks. 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/ztc
Apply for the ARTS Practicum!
Through the ARTS 4800 Practicum course our students apply the academic knowledge and analytical skills learned in the classroom in a workplace environment.
Students who complete a practicum usually mention that it enabled them to explore potential career paths, make useful contacts, add real-world experience to their resume and build confidence beyond their coursework.
For more information, please take a moment to watch our practicum informational video.