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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Arts News

Teen sexting associated with delinquency, sexual behaviours and mental health issues, study finds

UCalgary psychologists call for better education to raise awareness about digital health, safety and conduct...

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Take the unforeseen opportunities and don't focus too closely on the plan

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Class of 2019: Chantal Palmer is first in her family to complete a post-secondary degree

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Arts in the Media

Higher carbon taxes needed to meet Paris emission targets, PBO says

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No economic case for Trans Mountain expansion: ex-environment minister, B.C. MP David Anderson

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Michael E. Mann took climate change deniers to court. They apologized.

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Canada may need additional carbon taxes to meet its Paris targets, PBO says

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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)




Political Science