UBC Arts Co-op Program

Eligibility & Application


In each academic year, there is only one intake for the program. Applications for the 2017 intake will open by late August. Check back for details.

To apply for Arts Co-op in 2017, you must:

  • Be a registered full-time student in a BA, BMus, BFA, BIE, or BMS degree program
  • Have completed at least 27 credits at the time of application
  • As of May 2018, have at least 30 credits remaining to complete your degree
  • Have a cumulative average of at least 72%.

International students are eligible to apply.

For reference, you can see last year’s 2016 Program Info Guide for more information and to read about the benefits of Arts Co-op.

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Information Sessions

Interested in learning more? Attend an info sessions to hear how the program works, the types of work and employers you can expect, and more. Senior Arts Co-op students will also be on hand to share their experiences.

Check back later in August for dates and locations.

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Application Deadline

The 2017 application deadline will be in late September (exact date will be announced by late August). Note that there is only one intake per academic year.

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Evaluation of Applications

Treat your application to the Arts Co-op Program as an application you would send to a potential employer.

Students in the program must compete for co-op jobs, just like they would in a real world job hunt. Therefore, we strive to admit well-rounded students who would be strong ambassadors for our program.

Once an application is submitted, short-listed students are selected for an intake interview. Through the application and potential interview, we look for the following in prospective students:

  • Excellent written communication skills, as demonstrated by a strong application package
  • Strong oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership, time management, and team work qualities
  • Demonstrated professionalism, maturity, enthusiasm, flexibility, and career motivation
  • Willingness to apply to a broad range of positions, regardless of location or wage (an ideal co-op student has a sense of adventure!)
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 72%

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Other Career Development Campus Resources

If you decide that you are unable to participate in the Arts Co-op Program, or if you are not selected, there are other on-campus resources to help with your career development and job search skills. Please consider the following:

We also encourage you to reapply to Arts Co-op next year if you are still eligible!

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Faculty of Arts
Buchanan A240
1866 Main Mall,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1, Canada
Tel: 604.822.3828
Arts Co-op Program
Buchanan C121
1866 Main Mall,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1, Canada
Tel: 604.822.1529

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