Experiential Learning

Discover international and local experiential learning opportunities that will help diversify your studies in the Department of Theatre and Film.

Arts Co-op

Graduate with more than a degree and explore your career options with Arts Co-Op.

As an Arts Co-op student, you’ll gain 12 months of paid work experience and a network of professional contacts through a variety of opportunities in the public, private and non-profit sectors. During the course of your degree, you’ll alternate between study terms and three paid, full-time work terms.

Arts Co-op partners with a diverse range of employers to provide transformative workplace learning experiences for your personal, academic and professional growth while helping you prepare for your future career.

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90% of co-op graduates from Canadian schools receive job offers within one month after graduation

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Co-op graduates earn 12% higher starting salaries than non-co-op graduates

Manage your job search

Enhance your job search skills through extensive and specialized pre-employment training, including resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation, personalized career coaching and ongoing workplace support.

Expand your skill set

Diversify your degree and stand out to employers by gaining transferable skills and experiences in a broad range of roles. Some professional skills that you can develop include:

  • Critical thinking and creative problem solving
  • Research, analysis and project management
  • Communications and writing
  • Digital media and technology
  • Leadership and teamwork

Go Global

Go Global’s international learning programs offer students transformational experiences that promote global awareness, meaningful engagement, and cross-cultural understanding. Programs include academic exchanges, group study programs, and research and service learning. Application deadlines vary depending on program.

Tri-Mentorship Program

The Tri-Mentorship Program matches final year BFA students with UBC Alumni who are now industry professionals. Beginning in 2008, the Tri-Mentorship Program is a joint collaboration between the film production program, Film Production Alumni Association and the Faculty of Arts. Through this tri-level structure, the program provides a sustainable mentoring culture that encourages strong partnerships between students, alumni, industry professionals and the film community.

Arts Internship Program

The Arts Internship Program (AIP) integrates academic learning with the development of professional skills through part-time, unpaid positions supporting non-profit organizations in Vancouver and the lower-mainland. Internships offer meaningful workplace experiences to undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts.

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