Faculty of Arts

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

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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


Adaptable UCalgary art students take annual exhibition online

Attend the show virtually or in person at cSPACE King Edward and pick your favourite piece for the People’s Choice Award...

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Trump’s suspension of H-1B visas is a racist attack on immigrants — and a bad move for the economy

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Class of 2020: Football star balances education with athletics to achieve dream of helping low-income students

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In the media


In the News: Trevor Tombe, Economics, in CBC News

Status of Alberta's nest egg Heritage Savings Fund unknown as annual report stalled

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In the News: Ron Kneebone, Economics, in Calgary Herald

Varcoe: A big pipeline win, another credit rating downgrade, hit province

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In the News: Trevor Tombe, Economics, in 660News

Experts cast doubt over Kenney's economic recovery plan

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In the News: Ron Kneebone, Economics, in CBC News

Alberta to spend billions on infrastructure, cut corporate taxes as part of recovery plan

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Explore our academic units


Anthropology and Archaeology

arts.ucalgary.ca/anthropology-archaeology

Classics and Religion

arts.ucalgary.ca/classics-religion

Communication, Media and Film

arts.ucalgary.ca/communication-media-film

Creative and Performing Arts (School of)

arts.ucalgary.ca/creative-performing-arts

Economics

econ.ucalgary.ca

Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures (School of)

slllc.ucalgary.ca

Sociology

soci.ucalgary.ca