Visual Art

Visual Art gives you a dynamic and progressive education in contemporary art, balancing studio-based production with art theory. Our visual art studio, the Audain Gallery, will give you the opportunity to present your work as well as to connect with local and international artists, forming community based networks.


The Visual Art program in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology is one of the performing and fine arts offered by the School for Contemporary Arts. This program is offered at the Vancouver campus. 

Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts

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Admission requirements for Visual Art

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

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: BFA Visual Art

Program application process

For this program, you will need an audition, interview or portfolio. They are scheduled each Spring, between February and April. See more details at

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:

  • Advertising Artist
  • Animation Artist
  • Architect
  • Archivist
  • Art Critic
  • Art Historian
  • Art therapy
  • Artist
  • Buyer
  • Community Engagement
  • Cultural Services (government)
  • Conservator
  • Curator
  • Exhibit Designer
  • Graphic Artist
  • Illustrator
  • Landscape Architect
  • Museum Director
  • Production Assistant
  • Publications Assistant

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