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.
To see detailed descriptions of the program options in the Art, Performance & Cinema Studies area, please visit the Academic Calendar.
What is special about APCS?
APCS is the only undergraduate degree at SFU that studies the fine and performing arts!
What’s it like to do an BA in an art school?
It’s awesome! Studying alongside contemporary artists in all disciplines, taking studio courses, and attending an exciting range of exhibitions, performances, and screenings, APCS students are immersed in the contemporary art scene.
What will I study?
Students learn histories of cinema, modern and contemporary art, theories of performance, critical writing in the arts, curation, and more.
Can I specialize in a given area?
Yes. The APCS major offers two streams: one in art and performance studies, and one in cinema studies.
Do students get practical training?
Yes. Students do internships with local arts organizations that give them valuable skills in arts management, communications, archiving, and production.
What can I do with this degree?
The BA prepares students for careers in the arts: curating and programming, festivals, galleries, artist-run centres, arts administration, and arts advocacy. It gives students all the skills you gain from a liberal arts degree, like writing, argumentation, analysis, what else — and on top of that, skills in acute audiovisual analysis, art historical, curatorial, and performance studies analysis. It also prepares students for Master’s degrees in studies of the arts.