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BA in Art, Performance and Cinema Studies
Art, Performance and Cinema Studies (formerly Visual Culture and Performance 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 and 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 and 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 M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Visual Art, Cultural Studies, Performance Studies, Critical and Curatorial Studies, English, Liberal Studies, Theory, Culture, and Politics, Library Science, and other degrees.