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 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

Comics vs. coronavirus: Comics industry shut down for the first time in almost a century

An extended pause by the biggest publishers could spur comic creators to pursue new projects and accelerate a shift away from comic book stores, writes Bart Beaty in Conversation Canada...

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Youngsters Zoom to extracurricular activities

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Writing in suspended time: Approaches to creativity and creative thinking

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Pregnant moms across Canada surveyed on COVID-19

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In the media

In the News: David J. Bercuson, Centre for Military, Security and Strategic Studies, in the National Post

David J. Bercuson: COVID-19 is bringing out the deceptive worst in Russia, China and Iran

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In the News: David Taras, Communication, Media, and Film; Trevor Tombe, Economics, in the Calgary Herald

Keystone investment not a distraction from COVID fight, Kenney vows

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In the News: Thomas O'Neill, Psychology, in Forbes

The Technological And Psychological Challenges Of Working From Home

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

Kenney warns Alberta headed for 25% unemployment

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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)