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. SOTA’s faculty recognize the integral role of the arts in individual and public well-being, community building, inclusivity, and global awareness. We offer a unique balance of hands-on and experiential opportunities combined with historical, theoretical and critical approaches. Our students study the social and cultural implications of the arts, and they collaborate with faculty in studio and laboratory settings, mount and critique exhibitions and theatrical productions, and train as solo and ensemble performers.
SOTA graduates are resourceful, innovative, and highly adaptable learners who can navigate the social, cultural, and economic complexities of the contemporary world and contribute in a meaningful way to the decision-making processes of their societies. As the arts hub at McMaster, SOTA organizes and hosts concerts, exhibitions, performances, visiting artists, and workshops, which connect our faculty to the vibrant cultural communities of downtown Hamilton, and bring our students into direct engagement with the public at large.
The joint'll be jumpin' in the new L.R. Wilson Concert Hall on September 29th! The Jimmy Stahl Big Band, featuring crooner Ron Dewberry and vocalist Geneviève-Renée Bisson, will be performing beloved standards. Read More about "Big Band Swings Into Mac"
Please join Dr. Sabine Noack-Haley as she presents 'The Medieval Artist, 9th to 14th Century: Forms of Self-Representation' on Tuesday, October 3, 7:30 pm in CNH-B107. Read More about "The Medieval Artist"
Students of ART 2ER3 and ART 3PD3 invite you to their exhibition which features paintings, and a collaborative felted map inspired by the City of Hamilton. 1 James Street North (2nd floor). Until November 30th. Read More about "Hamilton: A View From Here"
When Rachael Finnerty introduced music therapy to McMaster in 2010, little did she know how popular it would become. Her newest venture is the creation of the Ontario Music Therapy Academy. Read More about "Music Therapy Gains Momentum"