Summer Arts Series now registering

Summer Arts Series now registering

Looking to add some hands-on art-making to your summer plans? Curious about how art can transform our experience of the world and the way we engage with each other? The UVic Summer Arts Series is back in July with a series of Fine Arts alumni-led public workshops...

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Congratulation to the 2024 grad class!

Congratulation to the 2024 grad class!

Jude Wolff Ackroyd, BFA Honours 2024Congratulations to our 2024 grad class! Whether you're graduating from our department of Art History & Visual Studies, Theatre, Visual Arts, Writing or the School of Music, you're now part of an extended community of nearly...

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Submission call for Student Impact Awards!

Submission call for Student Impact Awards!

Are you a current (or graduating) Fine Arts undergraduate student who’s been involved with a community-engaged creative project in Greater Victoria between Jan 1/23 & May 31/24? If so, you could qualify for $1,000 via our annual Fine Arts Student Community Impact...

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Opera star Marion Newman joins UVic Music

Opera star Marion Newman joins UVic Music

Critically acclaimed Canadian opera singer and national CBC Radio host Marion Newman is returning to the University of Victoria to join the award-winning teaching faculty at the School of Music. Newman — whose traditional name is Nege’ga — is of Kwagiulth and Stó:lō...

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Phoenix Theatre launches new season

Phoenix Theatre launches new season

im:print 2024  October 3–12, 2024 A special presentation with the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria featuring a creative team of diverse artists and facilitators. im:print 2024 is a diverse performance that skillfully weaves together the personal stories...

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Celebrating our Rubinoff Scholars

Celebrating our Rubinoff Scholars

Congratulations go out to the Fine Arts graduate student recipients of the inaugural Jeffrey Rubinoff Student Scholarships, many of whom gathered at the University Club on March 5  to offer their thanks and mingle with the Rubinoff Foundation’s Betty Kennedy and Karun...

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Orion Series presents Randi Edmundson & Shizuka Kai

Orion Series presents Randi Edmundson & Shizuka Kai

The OrionLecture Series in Fine ArtsThrough the generous support of the Orion Fund in Fine Arts, the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Victoria, is pleased to present:Randi Edmundson & Shizuka Kai    Visiting artists & puppeteers, offering a pair of...

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100 Years of Broadway takes centre stage

100 Years of Broadway takes centre stage

For their second mainstage show of the 2023/24 season, UVic's Phoenix Theatre offers an epic journey through the most iconic and beloved musicals of our time as 100 Years of Broadway dances into the spotlight. Whether you're a seasoned theatregoer or new to the magic...

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Fine Arts in the news: media roundup

Fine Arts in the news: media roundup

When it comes to announcements, publications and media appearances, there's never really a slow time for Fine Arts faculty, alumni and students — and the past couple of months have been no exception. Here's a quick roundup of who's been speaking with the media lately....

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Dracula bites into 2024

Dracula bites into 2024

Take a bite out of 2024 with a staged public reading of Dracula: A Trilogy of Terror. Split into three separate performances (January 3, 5 & 7), this original seven-part adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic novel is being adapted and directed by Theatre professor...

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Feeling Earnest at the Phoenix

Feeling Earnest at the Phoenix

Eric Barnes in The Importance of Being Earnest at the Phoenix Theatre (photo: Dean Kalyan)The Importance of Being Earnest — Oscar Wilde's timeless comic masterpiece — has long been celebrated for its sharp humour and daring social commentary. But despite being over a...

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Orion Series presents Kunji Ikeda

Orion Series presents Kunji Ikeda

The Orion Lecture Series in Fine Arts Through the generous support of the Orion Fund in Fine Arts, the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Victoria, is pleased to present:Kunji Ikeda Visiting artist   7:30pm Monday, Nov 6 Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, School of...

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Call for 2024 grad student ONC artistic residency

Call for 2024 grad student ONC artistic residency

2021 ONC AIR Dennis GupaAre you a Fine Arts graduate student interested in oceans and looking for a paid artistic residency in 2024? Are you excited by the idea of exploring the potential for the arts or alternative cultural practices to highlight the visions,...

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Celebratory theatre: telling tales

Celebratory theatre: telling tales

This is a story of stories. And like all classic tales, each has an inciting incident followed by a turning point at which the hero steps onto a new path. They sidle or charge or struggle forward to a point from which there’s no turning back—they're committed to the...

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Phoenix subscribers play a vital role as patrons & donors

Phoenix subscribers play a vital role as patrons & donors

Student Ximena Garduño Rodríguez in 2023’s Phoenix production of Mojada (photo: Megan Farrell)As anyone who has ever been to the Phoenix Theatre well knows, our students learn by doing. They’re involved in every aspect of our productions—from running the box office...

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Have you signed up for the Sept 5 New Student Orientation?

Have you signed up for the Sept 5 New Student Orientation?

Wondering what it’s going to be like to be a UVic Fine Arts student? Get a snapshot of your upcoming year while meeting other students at our annual New Student Orientation event! RSVP now for this free session & get a jump on the semester! Date: Tuesday, Sept...

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Staging an immigrant experience

Staging an immigrant experience

2022 was a busy year for playwright Thembelihle Moyo, who came to Fine Arts from Zimbabwe as a Visiting Artist in 2021 and currently splits her time between our faculty and UVic’s Equity & Human Rights office. In addition to being named playwright-in-residence...

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Join us for New Student Orientation on Sept 5

Join us for New Student Orientation on Sept 5

Wondering what it’s going to be like to be a UVic Fine Arts student? Get a snapshot of your upcoming year while meeting other students at our annual New Student Orientation event! RSVP now for this free session & get a jump on the semester! Date: Tuesday, Sept...

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Diamond in the rough

Diamond in the rough

As anyone who has suffered the slings and arrows of a theatrical life knows, working on stage can be a risky business. But Theatre grad Emily Bailey (née Lindstrom, BFA ’19) has taken her production-management experience in a new direction by putting herself into...

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Alumni lead 23/34 Phoenix season

Alumni lead 23/34 Phoenix season

It’s an all-alumni season coming up at Phoenix Theatre this year, with three alumni directors returning to lead the mainstage productions! First up is Oscar Wilde’s comic masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest, running November 9-25. Although it debuted in 1895,...

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Call for submissions: 3rd annual Student Impact Awards!

Call for submissions: 3rd annual Student Impact Awards!

Are you a current or graduating Fine Arts student who’s been involved with some community-engaged creative activity in Greater Victoria between January 1/22 & May 31/23? If so, you could qualify for $1,000 via our annual Community Impact Award! The Fine Arts...

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Four Fine Arts recipients in Distinguished Alumni Awards

Four Fine Arts recipients in Distinguished Alumni Awards

The annual Distinguished Alumni Awards celebrate the remarkable achievements of UVic graduates in three different categories: the Presidents' Alumni Awards, the Emerging Alumni Awards and the Indigenous Community Alumni Awards. This year, Fine Arts has four recipients...

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Timeless classic Medea gets a timely update with Mojada

Timeless classic Medea gets a timely update with Mojada

"[Judy] Caranto is marvellous ... ably capturing [a] mix of drama & humour with authenticity & charisma"—Times Colonist (photo: Megan Farrell)While the Phoenix Theatre’s season opener Spring Awakening had its origins in a play which debuted in 1906, their...

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Fighting disinformation with theatre

Fighting disinformation with theatre

Cast photos by Megan FarrellWhen is a witch not a witch? That was the question facing famed British playwright Caryl Churchill back in 1976 when she penned Vinegar Tom, a scathing feminist satire that re-examines the social motives behind the accusation and...

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Fine Arts makes 2022 UVic News top 10 list — twice!

Fine Arts makes 2022 UVic News top 10 list — twice!

Fine Arts was excited to see the continuing research and creative activity of our faculty members make it into two separate "UVic Top 10 of 2022" lists!  Compiled by UVic News out of the many stories released across campus throughout the year, we congratulate the...

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Theatre grad Markus Spodzieja’s kosher journey

Theatre grad Markus Spodzieja’s kosher journey

While Stephen Sondheim made the Baker a central character in his musical Into The Woods, theatre isn't exactly filled with plum roles for those who love to bake. But in the case of Department of Theatre grad Markus Spodzieja, he went from the stage to starting a...

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Exploring the hidden wonders of puppeteer Ingrid Hansen

Exploring the hidden wonders of puppeteer Ingrid Hansen

UVic Theatre grad Ingrid Hansen puppeteering Num Num Bird on Fraggle Rock: Back to the RockIf you made a list of the most fun careers, “professional puppeteer” would surely be somewhere near the top. And for any fan of fuzzy fur and funky foam, it doesn’t get much...

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Theatre alum Stacy Ross continues to make the news

Theatre alum Stacy Ross continues to make the news

Stacy Ross did not grow up giving pretend interviews and dreaming of being a television anchor. In fact, the Metchosin-raised Ross had her heart set on a life in theatre. “My first love was always theatre and musical theatre . . . I always thought my dream job would...

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