Vantage One: Arts

at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

Are you fascinated by the processes that are shaping our contemporary world? The Arts stream at UBC Vantage College includes courses in geography, political science, psychology, research, and writing to give you a solid foundation of knowledge in the arts and to strengthen your communication skills.

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Program Information

  • Campus: Vancouver
  • Faculty: UBC Vantage College
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
  • 11 mos Length
  • No Co-op Option
  • No Honours Option

The Vantage One program at UBC Vantage College offers an 11-month program taught by UBC faculty for first-year international students who require additional academic English instruction as they begin their UBC degree. This program is only open to international students (not Canadian citizens or permanent residents).

The Vantage One Arts stream explores processes that are shaping the contemporary world – globalization, urbanization, mobility, new forms of civil and political action – in the context of themes of environmental sustainability and personal responsibility in engagement with these processes. Coursework includes geography, political science, psychology, research, and writing.

Through the program, students will complete the full requirements of the first year an Arts degree program, integrated with academic English instruction. Upon successful completion of the Vantage One program, students will be able to transition into their second year at UBC.


Program features

  • Taught by UBC faculty
  • Small class size, cohort structure
  • Program fee includes all UBC credit coursework, academic English instruction, and additional learning support
  • Access to all UBC students services and university resources
  • All Vantage One program students live in campus residences. Exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis.