Art, Performance & Cinema Studies

Art, Performance & Cinema Studies is the only BA at SFU that studies the fine and performing arts, with a focus on visual culture. In the first two years, Art, Performance & Cinema Studies students gain a grounding in the history of visual art, cinema, studio art, and, if they wish, the performing arts. Upper-year courses include critical theory, historical and thematic topics in visual culture, a course in performance studies, interdisciplinary research methods, curating, and a popular internship course.

Art, Performance & Cinema Studies prepares students for careers in the arts. Our alumni include arts writers, arts administrators, curators, film programmers, and practicing artists. The degree also prepares students for a number of graduate degrees. Our alumni have taken MA and PhD degrees in Visual Art, Cultural Studies, Performance Studies, Critical and Curatorial Studies, English, Liberal Studies, Theory, Culture, and Politics, Library Science, and other degrees.

For information about applying to the program, please follow the links at the Future Students section of our site.

Program Information

To discuss Art, Performance & Cinema Studies courses or a major or minor in the area, contact Professor Denise Oleksijczuk, the Art, Performance & Cinema Studies area coordinator.

P: 778.782.3238

To see detailed descriptions of the program options in the Art, Performance & Cinema Studies area, please visit the Academic Calender.

The Comparative Media Arts Journal (CMA Journal)

The CMA Journal is a newly established open-access, student-run, peer-reviewed journal, publishing the best of graduate and postgraduate essays, artworks and experimental content, created and run by MA students.



APCS Catalogues

APCS Catalogues gather and present some of the best essays and projects from across the Art, Performance & Cinema Studies area.  


Visit our Undergraduate information page to find out about the application process and timeline for the SCA Art, Performance & Cinema Studies area.