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 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


UCalgary collaborates with Alberta Sikh community to build Sikh Studies program

Students from diverse backgrounds and faculties welcome to participate and increase their understanding and knowledge of the Sikh tradition...

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UCalgary researcher studies link between ADHD and accelerated cognitive aging

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Class assignment empowers undergrad to advocate for municipal action around anti-Asian discrimination

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COVID-19 stress toll is a family affair: 4 ways to support mothers’ mental health

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In the media


In the News: Kai Nielsen, Professor Emeritus, Philosophy, in Daily Nous

Kai Nielsen (1926-2021)

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

Here's why Canadians have reason to be more optimistic about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout

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In the News: Jack Lucas, Political Science, CBC News

Nenshi bows out after 3 terms as Calgary mayor

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In the News: Morountodun Okedara, Alumna, SCPA, in Calgary Herald

Black history cabaret celebrates femininity with seven homegrown artists

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Explore our academic units


Anthropology and Archaeology

arts.ucalgary.ca/anthropology-archaeology

Art and Art History

arts.ucalgary.ca/art

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

Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures (School of)

arts.ucalgary.ca/languages-linguistics-literatures-cultures