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UTP Stage II: Communication, Art and Technology, Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
University rank #251 (WUR) Burnaby, Canada
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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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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Visual Communication Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Introduction to Communication Studies
  • Communication and Social Change
  • Introduction to Cinema
  • Brain, Mind and Society
  • Literary Classics
  • Literature and Culture

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

If you meet the direct entry English language requirement and meet the relevant academic requirements for your country, you will be eligible for direct entry to UTP Stage I or UTP Stage II. Direct entry includes a non-credit academic literacy course. This program is designed to be completed in three terms.

  • International Baccalaureate 22 (must include Math + 1 science subject
  • International Baccalaureate 24 (must include Math + 2 science subjects)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15324 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22983 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    15324 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22983 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
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Living costs for Burnaby

  • 1600 - 2700 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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