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  • The Jaipur Ramayana: A Talk With Dr. Monolina Bhattacharyya

    Dr. Monolina Bhattacharyya, South Asian art and architecture specialist, will be speaking on The Jaipur Ramayana: Emperor Akbar’s Ultimate Attempt at Religious Harmony.

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  • Art Portfolio Interviews

    Thinking of studying Studio Art at McMaster? Applicants must meet general entrance requirements to Humanities and pass our portfolio interview. You will have the opportunity to meet faculty and students, see our facilities, and have your questions and concerns answered, so that you can make an informed choice about your future studies.

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  • Student performs on a grand piano


    Music Auditions for entry to the Music Program in September 2018

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  • School of the Arts Concert Series

    Welcome to an exciting new season of concerts! We have had the pleasure to host guest musicians with strong national and international reputations for over 40 years.

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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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