If you’re ready for an interdisciplinary, community-based first-year arts experience at the University of British Columbia, you’re ready to “Reserve Your Spot” in the Arts One program.

Start by creating an account and application on the UBC undergraduate admissions site. You can then simultaneously work on the separate UBC application and the Arts One “Reserve Your Spot” form here. Admission to the Faculty of Arts at UBC (Vancouver Campus only) is a prerequisite for admission to the Arts One Program.

You are not required to apply to Arts One. However, the program can fill up fast and so we will reserve seats for students who qualify after they have been admitted to UBC. After you have provided the information below and we confirm that you qualify, we will contact you about registering for Arts One. We will begin reviewing complete applications after February 15, 2019 and continue until the summer registration period (or spaces fill up). We look forward to hearing from you!

Admission Requirements

Arts One is open to any student accepted into the first year in the Faculty of Arts or Science. Registration is first-come first-served, but we can reserve seats early for students who qualify. Arts One is a writing intensive course and students should ideally meet one of the following conditions:

  • a minimum of 80% in English 12 or English Lit 12. (International students’ grades will be translated into British Columbia equivalents to determine eligibility. For US students this typically means a minimum of B+ is needed in senior year English)
  • or a minimum score of 4 in AP English.
  • or a minimum score of 5 in IB Higher Level English Lit.

Please note: Students who have not achieved one of these minimum marks (or whose final marks are not yet available) are still able to fill out the form to reserve your spot in Arts One. If you have questions about fulfilling any of these requirements please contact our Arts One office at arts.one@ubc.ca