Faculty of Arts

Our mission is to reflect on the world and our place in it through critical inquiry, creative practices and collaborative exploration.

Engage, Inspire and Discover

Critical and creative research

Our research engages communities and fosters innovation, leadership and creative practice.

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Teaching excellence and expertise

We promote, celebrate and reward innovations in teaching practices. We prepare our students for a variety of academic and non-academic careers.

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Internationalize your degree

Study at a partner university or take part in an international field school organized by the University of Calgary. Work for a vetted international organization. Or take part in a research placement at a partner institution.

Discover the world as part of your Arts education

Embracing diversity

We are committed to understanding cultural and social differences both locally and globally, and to promoting equal rights and opportunities across our constituencies.

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Latest news

Celebrate our UCalgary postdoctoral scholars

National Postdoc Appreciation Week is Sept. 16-20...

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How ancient stones worked like cryptocurrency

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Join ii' taa'poh'to'p to hear important voices on truth and reconciliation

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University of Calgary research team meets methane leak detection challenge

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Arts in the Media

Scheer's proposed tax cut isn't 'universal' - but it would save money for many Canadians

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Andrew Scheer said controversial candidates can stay if they apologize. Here’s how that worked for Jason Kenney

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Looking at Calgary's public art through multicultural lens

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Westbank First Nation’s path toward prosperity offers important lessons to other First Nations, Canadian policy makers

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Explore our academic units

Anthropology and Archaeology


Classics and Religion


Communication, Media and Film


Creative and Performing Arts (School of)




Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures (School of)