During fall 2020, the UBC Faculty of Arts will primarily offer larger classes online with selected smaller classes conducted in-person, adhering to physical distancing and other public health requirements.
The method of instruction offered this fall will not be the same for everyone. The format will depend on several factors, including your program and the classes you have chosen.
The following undergraduate programs will be offered online:
- Bachelor of Arts (BA)
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Creative Writing
- Bachelor of International Economics (BIE)
- Bachelor of Media Studies (BMS)
Students in these programs will not need to be on campus, in Vancouver or even in Canada for the fall semester.
The following programs that rely on location-specific facilities will have some in-person, on-campus learning components (adhering to physical distancing and health requirements):
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Acting
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Film Production
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Theatre Design and Production
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Visual Arts
- Bachelor of Music (BMus)
- Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
Students planning to take courses in these programs will need to consider in-person attendance components and can reach out to individual programs for more information.
The following departments offer more in-depth information about how their courses will be delivered online:
- Department of Anthropology
- Department of Asian Studies
- Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies
- Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies
- Department of English Language and Literatures
- Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies
- Department of Philosophy
If you are taking a double major, minor, or dual degree with a program delivered outside the Faculty of Arts (e.g. Science, Land and Food Systems, Applied Science etc.), contact that faculty to see if that program will be delivered online.
- Additional resources to support your online learning and study strategies will be available this fall, including keeplearning.ubc.ca.
- For questions related to housing and your ability to live on campus, visit UBC Vancouver Housing.
- See UBC’s response to COVID-19, and its approach toward student health and safety.
- Read COVID-19 FAQs for international students.
Decisions about the format of instruction for the Winter Term 2 will be provided at a later date and will continue to prioritize student health and safety.