Contemporary Arts

If you want to know the place of artistic expression in the world, or if you want to specialize in one of six art forms, then you will be interested in this program. Study in art and culture, dance, film, music, theatre or visual art, or take an interdisciplinary program.


The Contemporary Arts program in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology also offers a minor program in Contemporary Arts.

Credential: Contemporary Arts Post Baccalaureate Diploma

Credential: Minor in Contemporary Arts (also available: Contemporary Arts Post Baccalaureate Diploma)

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Detailed admission requirements

Students applying directly from BC high school Grade 12: see program-specific requirements for the School for the Contemporary Arts. For other areas and other categories of admission, please see admission requirements.

How to apply

Applying to the major program

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: BFA Contemporary Arts - Vancouver or BA Contemporary Arts - Vancouver

Applying to the minor program

You can add a minor to any major program. Speak to a faculty advisor.

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:

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

  • Art Director
  • Assistant Director
  • Associate Producer
  • Camera Operator
  • Cinematographer
  • Costume Designer
  • Director
  • Editor
  • Line Producer
  • Production Assistant
  • Production Manager
  • Sound Designer
  • Teacher
  • Set Designer
  • Visual Effects Artist