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A wide array of programs makes Arts an exciting area to study in. Develop essential workplace skills such as communication, critical analysis, problem solving, independent learning and collaboration.

Choose from many courses to fulfil your program requirements. You can also take post-secondary courses elsewhere and transfer them to your Open Learning program. Check the BC Transfer Guide to explore your options.

Plan ahead and make the most of your Arts credential. Our program advisors help you choose courses that can later be applied toward another program, either at OL or elsewhere.

Awards and financial support

You can apply for financial support if you meet place-of-residence requirements. If you are a full-time program student, you may be eligible to apply for an award, scholarship, bursary or grant. See Student Awards & Financial Support.


You may be eligible for credit based on an assessment of your prior learning. PLAR allows you to earn academic credits for knowledge, training and skills gained through your work and life experience.

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