Faculty of Arts

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

Information for researchers during COVID-19 response. Visit Guidance for Researchers page.

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 equity, diversity and inclusion

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

School of Creative and Performing Arts welcomes back live audiences for 2021-2022 performing season

Performers will get chance to strut their stuff in front of masked, physically distanced spectators<br /> ...

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New UCalgary project ramps up global learning opportunities for Indigenous undergrads

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UCalgary study on mental-illness stigma in health care is first of its kind

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When historical artifacts and modern technology collide

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In the media

In the News: Gregory Taylor, Communication, Media and Film, in Toronto Star

Job cuts are likely in Rogers’ $26-billion deal to acquire Shaw, critics say

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In the News: Thomas O’Neill, Psychology,

As staff expectations around work evolve, universities test out how to adapt

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In the News: Fangzheng (Nick) Wang, SCPA, in Calgary Herald

A metaphor for the Chinese Cultural Revolution, The Bus Stop takes on new meaning in pandemic

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In the News: Shelley Alexander, Geography, in CBC News

Rare quartet of wild dog species captured by Alberta photographer

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Anthropology and Archaeology


Department Head: Dr. Peter Dawson
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Art and Art History


Department Head: Denis Gadbois
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Classics and Religion


Department Head: Dr. Marica Cassis
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Communication, Media and Film


Department Head: Dr. Charles Tepperman
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Creative and Performing Arts (School of)


School Director: Bruce Barton
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Department Head: Dr. Robert Oxoby
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Department Head: Dr. Jacqueline Jenkins
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Department Head: Dr. Andrea Freeman
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Department Head: Dr. Jewel Spanger
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Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures (School of)


School Director: Dr. Mark Conliffe
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Department Head: Dr. Nicole Wyatt
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Political Science


Department Head: Dr. Antonio Franceschet
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Department Head: Dr. Keith Yeates
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Department Head: Dr. Fiona Nelson
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