The Coordinated Arts Program, a small program for first-year students at UBC.
YOU CHOOSE THE THEME YOU FIND INTERESTING
Five themes to choose from:
– Global Citizens
– Individual & Society
– Law & Society
– Media Studies
Students in all CAP streams go on to 2nd year with all other 2nd year students, and on to your choice of degree. At UBC students need not declare a Major until registering for 3rd year courses, so taking CAP during your first year is a terrific way to discover areas of interest!
CAP is a STT (Standard Time Table), so simply choose one of the five themes you find interesting and the SSC will register you in all the linked lectures all-at-once. (oh, when applicable, remember to add any small ‘secondary’ or discussion groups. Those are important because that’s where you will discuss topics in more detail).
SMALL SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY
CAP streams are small so it’s easy to make friends. You’ll get to know your professors. It’s common for CAP students to form study groups. And there are social and academic events throughout the year, exclusively for our first-year students.
It’s not mandatory but CAP students are encouraged to participate in their student conference at the end of the year: CAPCON. As a presenter of what they’ve studied during the year, or as an event volunteer, or in the crowd cheering on their classmates. It’s a wonderful way to (dare we say it) CAP off your first year at UBC 🙂
- Dedicated quiet study space in the Gateway Suite, it’s your home base for your first year at UBC.
- CAP is 18 credits so you can take up to 12 more credits of electives.
- Dedicated Arts Academic Advisors that are well-versed in how CAP can fit in with your academic path.
- You don’t have to take our word for it, read the student testimonials from our CAP alumni on our website!
- Check out the CAP ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ page for lots more info.