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  • Change to 2020 Audition Procedure

    Because of the current Covid-19 situation and the cessation of in-person activities at McMaster University, auditions to start in the Music program in the Fall 2020 have been converted to an online process.

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  • Honours Performance Series 2020: An Update

    Due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, McMaster University has made the difficult decision to cancel the Saturday March 14th HPS performances, as well as the second leg of shows that were to take place on March 26th, 27th and 28th. The THTRFLM 4A06 class would like to extend a thank you to everyone who came out and attended performances on March 12th and March 13th.

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  • CANCELLED: McMaster Chamber Orchestra: Solos & Symphonies

    Due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, McMaster University has made the difficult decision to cancel all events held at or hosted by the university until at least the end of April. This includes the Chamber Orchestra’s Winter 2020 Concert.

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  • The Graham Todd Memorial Scholarship Exhibition

    Showcasing works from past award recipients, alongside select pieces from the late Graham Todd. In the President’s Corridor, now through April 2020.

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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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  • Concerts at McMaster 2019-2020

    Due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, McMaster University has made the difficult decision to cancel all events held at or hosted by the university until at least the end of April. This includes Larisa and Alexei Gulenco in Concert which was scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 25th. For more information please visit https://covid19.mcmaster.ca

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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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