What can I do with my Arts degree?

Who you are matters

Your Arts degree is one aspect of what you have to offer. You also bring skills and perspectives from the experiences you’ve had, places you’ve been, and the values you share with your family, friends, and community.

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“I thought I knew myself before coming to UBC, but in my time here I've discovered that I will always be learning about myself.”

Sakiko - YEAR 4, Sociology

Reflecting on your skills and interests can help you make thoughtful life and career decisions.

Tell your story

Throughout your Arts degree, you may develop specific skills that employers are looking for, including:

  • Critical thinking and analysis
  • Creative problem solving and expression of ideas
  • Clear and concise oral and written communication
  • Relationship building and active listening
  • Leadership and project management
  • Organization, attention to detail, adaptability, and time management
  • Ability to examine and understand concepts while considering multiple perspectives
  • Collaboration with others, through projects and assignments
  • Literacy with new media and technology
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“I’ve learned how valuable it is that every experience has something to teach me… even when I’m not expecting it.”


Get experience

UBC offers many opportunities for Arts students to build their careers.

Get experience in Arts

Workplace experience


Involvement and leadership

International experience

Living, studying, and working abroad build valuable traits. Show employers you are adaptable, can work independently, and have global experience.

Explore options

Build your network

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“Connecting with others has helped me clarify what I’m interested in and what my goals are.”


Friends, family, TAs, instructors, and other people you meet can help you navigate your career questions. Uncover possibilities and learn from the experiences, stories, and insights of others.

Use your toolkit

Find your program

Dig a little deeper into the skills and perspectives that graduates from your program bring to the world of work.

Creative and Performing Arts


Interdisciplinary Studies

Joint-Science Programs

Social Sciences