Faculty of Arts

Our ideas transform the world.

Students walking by Hamelin Hall
Now more than ever, the new economy needs thinkers, communicators, and creators. Whether you are interested in the Humanities, Languages and Literatures, or Fine and Performing Arts, the Faculty of Arts offers you an education for today's and tomorrow's workplace!

Our areas of study

Our programs

Meet our student recruitment officer

Does the transition to university seem a bit intimidating?
Meet our student recruitment officer
Jesse Jones

“What I’ve learned most since my days at the University is passion (for the things we put most of our time into) is essential. Thank you University of Ottawa for helping light my fire. It’s still lit.”

Jesse Jones

— B.A. Communication ‘03, founder of TEN81 Lifestyle Inc. and host of The Drive on Global TV.


Distributed in financial aid and awards each year to more than 2,000 students





Your success is our success

You are at the centre of what we do. We're here for you!
Discover student life and services
Art School Confidential
Apr 20 to Sep 22

Art School Confidential: Celebrating 50 Years of the Department of Visual Arts,…

Curated by Professor Penny Cousineau-Levine, Art School Confidentialnorth_eastexternal link is an exhibition that celebrates five decades of Visual Ar…
Spanning the Divide
Mar 16 to May 26

Spanning the Divide: Art from the University of Ottawa Department of Visual Art…

Art exhibition from recent University of Ottawa Master of Fine Arts (MFA) graduates.
May 11

Musique et mieux-être

Activity during the 91st Annual ACFAS Conference
May 11, 2024 — 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (In French only)
91st acfas

The 91st Acfas conference at the University of Ottawa

The conference will be held on our downtown campus from May 13 to 17, 2024. The proposed symposia will be held in French and cover a wide range of research topics. Registration is now open.
Register now to attend this event (page available in French only)


Contact us

Academic offices

Please note that our offices will be closed on Friday, April 26, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Simard Hall
60 University
Ottawa ON Canada K1N 6N5

Office hours
Monday to Friday
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(June 1st to August 31st:
closed at 3:30 p.m.)

I’m a future student: 
[email protected]

I’m a current student:

Undergraduate studies
Simard Hall, room 128
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Appointment: Click here to book an appointment
Fax: 613-562-5973
Email: [email protected]

Graduate studies
Simard Hall, room 416
Tel.: 613-562-5439
Fax: 613-562-5340
Email: [email protected]

Indigenous Affirmation

We pay respect to the Algonquin people, who are the traditional guardians of this land. We acknowledge their longstanding relationship with this territory, which remains unceded. 

We pay respect to all Indigenous people in this region, from all nations across Canada, who call Ottawa home. 

We acknowledge the traditional knowledge keepers, both young and old. And we honour their courageous leaders: past, present, and future. 

Learn more about the Indigenous Affirmation.