UTP Stage II: Communication, Art and Technology

UTP Stage II: Communication, Art and Technology is equivalent to the first year of SFU's Bachelor of Arts degree. The courses provide introduction to three Schools housed within the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology, providing the foundation for a Bachelor of Arts degree with a Double Minor specialization.

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Program Normal Duration Total Program Fee

UTP Stage II

3 terms

C$26,010 for 30 credits (2018/19) / C$27,571 for 30 credits (2019/20)

* Program fees are based on 30 credits of study at C$766.10 (2018/19) and C$919.03 (2019/20)per credit. Students taking more than 30 credits of study will need to pay additional fees. The Academic Literacy Course is a requirement of the UTP II program.



January, May, September

UTP Stage II: Communication, Art and Technology

Required courses:
  • Visual Communication Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Introduction to Communication Studies
  • Communication and Social Change
  • Introduction to Cinema
  • Sound
Please choose two from the following list:
  • Brain, Mind and Society
  • Literary Classics
  • Literature and Culture
  • Literature and Performance
Elective courses:

Two elective courses, including one "Q" course, selected from FIC's current broad offerings. The four electives will allow students to complete various breadth requirements.*


FCAT Minors

FIC offers an interdisciplinary double minor program for entry into the Faculty of Communication, Art, and Technology (FCAT). Students have the option of choosing either both minors from FCAT or only one minor in FCAT and another minor from their program of choice. Students are required to complete the required courses to transfer into at least one of the following minors from FCAT:

  • Communication
  • Contemporary Arts
  • Interactive Arts & Technology
  • Print and Digital Publishing

Entry to second year at SFU

Students will enter the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology in a Bachelor of Arts with a Double Minor.

Areas of study:
  • Media and Culture
  • Technology and Society
  • Political Economy and Policy
  • Interactive Systems
  • Design
  • Media Arts
  • Film Studies
  • Dance
  • Visual Culture and Performance Studies
  • Theatre
  • Visual Art
  • Music
  • Publishing
  • Dialogue
  • Communications
  • Interactive Arts and Technology
  • Contemporary Arts

Students will gain admission to FCAT upon completion of the 10 prescribed courses in the UTP Stage II program with an overall GPA of 2.5 and with a grade of C- or better in all courses. Admission to Contemporary Arts Minors may also require a portfolio, audition or interview. Your UTP Stage II program may include a mandatory non-credit academic literacy course. Course offerings and required courses may change without notice. *A student advisor can help you choose appropriate courses to satisfy SFU entry requirements.


Potential career paths

  • Advertising Account Manager
  • Multimedia Specialist
  • Production Assistant
  • Political Research Assistant
  • Graphic Designer
  • Multimedia Developer
  • Video Game Developer
  • Photographer/Videographer
  • Project Manager
  • Film Critic
  • Museum Curator
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations

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