Through the arts, you can see the world from a different perspective. Learn how the great masterpieces of painting, photography, music, theatre and literature were created, or start working on a masterpiece of your own.

Artwork, ancient times

Art History

Continuing Studies at UVic offers Art History courses for beginners and professionals alike. Take a course for personal interest, or pursue a post-graduate certificate or diploma in Museum Studies.

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Music notes


The music appreciation courses offered through Continuing Studies at UVic can help you delve deeper into the world of music. Learn to sing and read music, or explore different musical genres, from classical and opera to jazz and contemporary styles.

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Photographer with camera


Learn to be a better photographer with course topics that range from landscape and travel photography, to documentary and portrait photography.

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Audience clapping


The theatre appreciation courses offered through Continuing Studies at UVic will introduce you to some of the greatest works of the stage, from Shakespeare to contemporary Broadway productions, improvisational comedy, and more.

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Pencil drawing

Visual Arts

Our Visual Arts courses are fun, informative and—best of all—they are hands-on. Explore courses in drawing, painting, collage, calligraphy, print-making, and other popular areas.

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Illustration: child in doorway, butterflies

Writing and Literature

Explore courses in memoir and travel writing, writing for children and teens, poetry and short fiction, screenwriting, journalism and more. Learn from professional, well-respected authors who will help you to hone your skills and become a better writer.

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