Register for Arts One

You don’t need to apply for Arts One if you’re accepted to UBC, just register as you would for any other course.


For School Counsellors

Information to help you discuss the ArtsONE program with high school students.





Registering for Arts One

The only hard part is deciding which theme you find most interesting.

Then input your course choice into the Student Service Centre and you’ll find yourself registered into a compact timetable of a lecture, seminar, and small tutorial group that gives you 18 credits – the equivalent of six separate three-credit courses!

There is no separate application for Arts One. Simply ensure that you meet the requirements, and register as you would for any other UBC course.

Arts One is worth eighteen credits; students may take twelve additional elective credits, chosen from any of the courses available to first-year mainstream students.

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

On registering, you must choose a lecture and a seminar (aside from any electives). Based on your choice of themes, you will register in the lecture course called ARTS.001A or ARTS.001B. Once you have chosen the lecture, you must then choose one of the seminars for attached to that theme, either LA1 to LA5 or LB1 to LB5, accordingly.

For example, if you pick the “Authority and Resistance” theme, in Andrew Connolly’s seminar, you will register for ARTS.001B and seminar LB4, and your timetable will include the following:

  • the Arts One ‘Authority & Resistance’ lecture each Monday at 12pm.
  • the LB4 seminar with Professor Connolly twice a week, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:30pm to 2pm.
  • a smaller tutorial group (four students) once a week for one hour, day and time decided by you and your professor after classes begin in September

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Wait Lists

If an Arts One group is full (and only when it’s full), and you wish to be added to the wait list, email your name, student number, and course request to

Registering in a wait-list section does not guarantee you a spot in the course.  However, you may get a spot if registered people drop the course.

Be patient, and have a back-up plan.

You will be notified by email if a space opens up so please ensure that your contact information on the Student Service Centre is up-to-date and accurate.