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Simon Fraser University

About Simon Fraser University

Simon Fraser University (SFU) is located in British Columbia with its main campus on Burnaby Mountain and satellite campuses in Vancouver and Surrey. Established in 1965, the university currently has more than 35,000 students and 950 faculty members. There are eight faculties, more than 100 undergraduate major and joint major programs and over 45 graduate offerings that help students enjoy limitless career opportunities



SFU School for the Contemporary Arts

For 30 years, the School for the Contemporary Arts offers a vibrant and integrated arts curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate level. Our undergraduate programs in art and culture studies, dance, music, film, theatre, and visual art are geared to developing creative artists and scholars who are equipped to excel.


SFU’s fine art program is unique among Canadian universities. The interdisciplinary MFA program is widely recognized internationally as a unique opportunity where graduate students can explore connections between art forms and develop their own creative voice.


Recently, the School for the Contemporary Arts relocated to the historic Woodward’s complex in downtown Vancouver. This has provided new cultural facilities, theatre, screening rooms, sound studios, and galleries to many students and faculty members.


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The Mission of the School for the Contemporary Arts

“Our goal is to equip students with a breadth of practical and critical skills within an interdisciplinary context. The ideal graduate will be capable of critically engaging with history and the present, as well as possess the flexibility and creativity to survive in a transforming world.”


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