Overview
Put an Arts degree to work!

The Applied Communication, Leadership and Culture program explicitly connects the communication skills and leadership training of a Liberal Arts education to successful post- graduation employment. This program is defined by its focus on the transferability of the written, oral and visual communication skills, the critical thinking, and the cultural awareness acquired during a Liberal Arts education to the world beyond academia. Technical skills, work-integrated learning (internships, cooperatives, workplace-generated projects), and career-related mentoring are key components of its design.

Student Spotlight

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Alex
Put an Arts degree to work!
Alexia Riche

Second-year student Alexia Riche came to UPEI with a dream of becoming a lawyer. Now, the new Applied Communication, Leadership, and Culture program is helping her clear a path towards achieving her goal.

Course Structure
Major

 

All of the following courses are required for a Major in Applied Communication, Leadership and Culture:

  • English 1010 - Academic Writing
  • ACLC 1060 - Putting Arts to Work I
  • ACLC 1080 - Digital Literacy
  • University 2030 - Introduction to Leadership Studies
  • English 2340 - Public Speaking
  • ACLC 2090 - Digital Humanities
  • University 3030 - Leadership Theory and Practice
  • ACLC 3060 - Putting Arts to Work II
  • ACLC 3080 - Leadership for a Changing World
  • English 3810 - Professional Writing
  • Arts 4010 - Capstone Arts
  • either
    • English 4040 - Communication and Rhetoric: Capstone Writing OR
    • ACLC 4000 - Advanced Workshop in Applied Communication
  • ACLC 4060 - Putting Arts to Work III
  • ACLC 4070 - Work Integrated Internship

Major co-requisite:

  • Additionally, either UPEI 1020 OR UPEI 1030 should be taken as a co-requisite.
 
Minor

 

The minor program will require a total of 21 semester hours of program-specific courses.

All of the following courses are required for a Minor in Applied Communication, Leadership, and Communication.

  • ACLC 1060 - Putting Arts to Work
  • ACLC 3060 - Putting Arts to Work
  • ACLC 4060 - Putting Arts to Work
  • ACLC 1080 - Digital Literacy
  • University 2030 - Introduction to Leadership Studies
  • either:
    • English 2340 - Public Speaking OR
    • English 3810 - Professional Writing
  • either:
    • ACLC 3080 - Leadership for a Changing World OR
    • University 3030 - Leadership Theory and Practice

Minor co-requisites:

  • English 1010 - Academic Writing and either UPEI 1020 or UPEI 1030 should be taken as co-requisites.
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What can you do with an Arts degree? Anything you want!

UPEI provides a solid education in the liberal arts, committed to rigorous study and inquiry, belief in the value of knowledge, lifelong capacity-building, and the development of the whole person.

Admissions Criteria
What's Required for Arts Admission?

High School Graduates

Canadian High School Equivalency Chart

Successful completion of Grade 12 examinations in a University Preparatory Program with an overall average of at least 70% (75% for Quebec Secondary V students) in the following subjects:

  • English;
  • one Social Studies or Language;
  • any 3 other academic courses. Grade 12 math recommended.
    Note: Grade 12 Math is a prerequisite for some 1st year Art courses.

Please refer to the UPEI Academic Calendar for complete admissions information.

Faculty Members
ACLC Faculty and Staff

Faculty

Practitioner In Residence

Adjunct Faculty

ACLC Steering Committee

Student Spotlight

Bobby and a student
ACLC Faculty and Staff
Bobby

Bobby Cameron may have received his arts degree from UPEI in 2009, but his commitment to helping current students through mentorship and skills development is stronger than ever.

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students in UPEI quad
Millions in scholarships and awards

Each year we award over 3,000 scholarships and awards to qualified students. Our comprehensive program—valued at $5.7 million—includes some awards that are full-tuition and renewable!

Fees and Funding
Faculty of Arts Programs Tuition

UPEI's undergraduate tuition is the second-lowest in the Atlantic region, and we offer more than $5 million in scholarships and awards. 

Tuition

$6,270 per year, based on 30 credit hours ($627 per 3 credit course).
International students pay $7,320 per year in addition to full-time student tuition.

For a complete breakdown of part-time or full-time study as a student in the Faculty of Arts, visit our Tuition and Fees page.

Scholarships and Awards

UPEI supports you and your educational goals. We administer millions of dollars in scholarships and awards to our undergraduate and graduate students every year. Depending on your faculty or program, and year of study, you may be eligible for available awards.

Search the complete list of scholarships for information and application forms.  

Celebrating Student Achievement

Including Guaranteed Entrance Scholarships and Academic Excellence Awards, these awards recognize the academic achievements of all students who meet the eligibility criteria while studying towards their first undergraduate degree.

Visit the Scholarships site for complete information.

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