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  • The Mike Malone Jazz Trio – Free Lunchtime Concert!

    Mike Malone, Rob Fekete and Clark Johnston have played many gigs together in the past; however, this will be their debut as a trio! The program will be a blend of jazz standards and original compositions.

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  • Designing Paradise: Public Events

    Rethinking McMaster’s West Campus, featuring four panel discussions and one collaborative session. January 13, 20, and March 9.

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  • Studio Art Portfolio Interviews

    Would you like to apply to our Studio Art program? Find out more here.

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  • Music Auditions 2020

    The audition consists of different parts, which gives us the chance to assess your aural, performance and theory skills.

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  • New! THTRFLM 1FT3: Breaking into Film and Television

    The nature of the business of modern film and television industry through the eyes of a seasoned film-maker and producer.

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  • Concerts at McMaster 2019-2020

    An exciting line-up of performances in the new LR Wilson Concert Hall!

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  • Art History Courses with Open Enrollment

    Three exciting Art History courses are being offered — with open enrollment! Silk Road in the First Millennium, Contemporary Art & Visual Culture, and Introduction to Art Galleries and Museums.

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  • Transforming the School of the Arts

    Provost David Farrar talks about transforming the delivery of arts programming at McMaster.

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School of the Arts


Welcome to the School of the Arts (SOTA) where we offer intensive programs in Studio Art, Art History, Music & Music Cognition and Theatre & Film Studies.

Our Vision

Empower students to act as engaged global citizens who contribute to the transformative roles of the arts in society.

Our Mission

To offer niche programs in Art, Art History, Music and Theater & Film Studies in an interdisciplinary School of the Arts supported by staff and faculty dedicated to high quality teaching and research.  Through close connection with faculty we promote excellence in artistic production in all its diverse forms, as well as critical, theoretical analysis and study in historical and contemporary contexts.

Our Values

Through creative arts practices, critical analysis and experiential learning we ignite curiosity and inspire students to question and engage as contributors in their immediate communities and broader society.  Our values are rooted in a commitment to diversity and multi-faceted learning experiences.

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