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

Dance Montage celebrates 50 years of dance community

The School of Creative and Performing Arts and the Faculty of Kinesiology present the 50th anniversary production of Dance Montage, from Nov. 28 to Nov. 30, 2019 in the University Theatre....

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How can stories, artifacts and images help us access new ways of understanding?

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Class of 2019: Student spends 10 years dancing her way through a kinesiology degree

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In the media

In the News: Tareq Ismael, Political Science, in Global News

‘There is no state’: Iraqi-Canadians in Halifax worry for families amid bloody uprisings

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In the News: School of Languages, Linguistics, Literature and Cultures in The Gauntlet

Celebrating Indigenous languages at UCalgary

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In the News: Joshua Madsen, University of Calgary Psychology Clinic, in CBC Calgary News

Calgary clinic offers 'pay what you can' for clients unable to afford mental health services

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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)