Art, Performance and Cinema Studies

This program studies the fine and performing arts, with a focus on visual culture. You’ll start with a history of the arts and move on through critical theory, thematic topics or curating. This degree will prepare you for a variety of jobs in the arts, film, or a graduate degree.


Art, Performance and Cinema Studies in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology is one of the performing and fine arts programs in the School for Contemporary Arts. This program is offered at the Vancouver campus. 

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

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Detailed admission requirements for Contemporary Arts

For students applying directly from BC high school Grade 12, please see the program specific requirements listed for 2020. For other areas and other categories of admission, please see admission requirements.

How to apply

University application process

Before applying, you might want to review this help video. Then:

  • Go to
  • In section 4, Applying to SFU:
    • select from the drop-down list of faculties: Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology
    • select from the drop-down list of programs: BA Art Performance & Cinema

Career possibilities

The world is changing rapidly and you have no way of knowing the full range of career opportunities available to you in the future. Graduates of this program may end up in a range of occupations, including these:


  • Art Dealer
  • Art Gallery Worker
  • Artist Facilitator
  • Arts Administrator
  • Arts Awards Administrator
  • Arts Blogger
  • Artist
  • Community Engagement Officer
  • Community Outreach Coordinator
  • Creative Technologist
  • Cultural Programmer/ Planner
  • Cultural Researcher
  • Cultural Specialist
  • Curator
  • Curriculum Specialist
  • Development Coordinator
  • Donor Relations
  • Educator and Public Programs Coordinator
  • Event Planner
  • Events and Public Engagement Specialist
  • Festival Coordinator
  • Fine Arts Sales Associate
  • Grant Writer
  • Marketing Communication Specialist
  • Media Relations
  • Membership Services Officer
  • Museum Director
  • Operations Administrator
  • Photographer
  • Programming Assistant
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Publicity Specialist
  • Sponsorship Coordinator
  • Technical Assistant


Not sure where to start? Career Services can help you explore your options and create possibilities.