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University Transfer Program Stage II: Arts

UTP Stage II: Arts is equivalent to the first year of the University of Manitoba’s Bachelor of Arts degree. Faculty of Arts graduates acquire oral and written communication skills, research abilities and critical thinking skills that are highly sought by employers in a variety of fields.


  • 3 terms


  • January
  • May
  • September


  • Winnipeg

Your pathway to the University of Manitoba

High School
2nd year University of Manitoba

Why choose the Faculty of Arts?

  • As one of the most diverse faculties, studying Arts will help guide you to a wide variety of career paths. With a focus on developing abilities in critical thinking, communication and other crucial skills desired by all potential employers, students who study Arts are preparing themselves for a bright future.
  • First of its kind in North America, the Faculty of Arts is home to the Centre of Creative Writing and Oral Culture.
  • For more information on the Faculty of Arts, visit

Second year of your University of Manitoba degree

Once you successfully complete ICM’s UTP Stage II: Arts program, you are ready to apply into your second year at UM in one of the following degree programs:

Bachelor of Arts

  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Asian Studies
  • Canadian Studies
  • Catholic Studies*
  • Central and East Europe Studies^
  • Classics:
    • Classical Studies, Greek, Latin
  • Economics:^
    • Economics, Economics and Econometrics Stream, Economics and Society Stream, Economics-Mathematics, Economics-Statistics
  • English, Theatre, Film & Media:
    • English, Film Studies, Theatre
  • French, Spanish, and Italian:
    • French, Spanish, Italian*, Italian Studies
  • German and Slavic Studies:
    • German^, Polish*, Russian, Ukrainian
  • Global Political Economy
  • History^
  • Icelandic Language and Literature
  • Indigenous Studies:
    • Indigenous Studies, Indigenous Governance Stream (with required minor in Business), Indigenous Languages (Cree, Anishinaabemowin [Ojibwe])
  • Judaic Studies*
  • Labour Studies^
  • Latin American Studies*
  • Linguistics^
  • Mathematics
  • Medieval and Early Modern Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Studies^
  • Psychology^
  • Religion
  • Sociology and Criminology:
    • Sociology, Criminology
  • Ukrainian Canadian Heritage Studies
  • Women’s and Gender Studies

^Cooperative education option available
*Minor option only 

To be eligible to progress to second year at UM, you must have a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.0 and satisfy relevant entry requirements, with a minimum 30 credit hours of advanced standing. For full details, please see the Faculty of Arts advanced entry admissions bulletin and the UM Course Calendar.

Career opportunities

An undergraduate program in arts can lead to career opportunities in communications, business, government, politics, social services, education or public service. An arts degree allows you to develop skills and a broad knowledge base that applies to many different careers. The University of Manitoba’s Career Compass can help you plan your future degree program and career direction.

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