Spotlight on Arts

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. 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.

Graham Todd Imaginary Spaces exhibition

Dr. Robert and Andrée Rhéaume Fitzhenry Studios and Atrium

Start Date: Monday, Sept 22, 2014
End Date: Friday, May 29, 2015

Dr. Robert and Andrée Rhéaume Fitzhenry Studios and Atrium

Let the countdown begin: Fitzhenry Studios and Atrium beginning to take shape

On Monday, ground was broken at a facility that will reinvigorate and revolutionize McMaster's fine arts community.

Full speed ahead on the Fitzhenry Studios and Atrium. From left to right: Cassandra Ferguson, a student artist at McMaster; Judy Major-Girardin, associate professor, School of the Arts; Patrick Deane, McMaster president and vice-chancellor; Robert Fitzhenry, alumnus and project benefactor; Ken Cruikshank, dean, Faculty of Humanities; Mary Williams, vice-president, University Advancement.

John FordDr. John Ford has just been awarded an Ontario Arts Council Established Artist grant of $15,000. He is one of eighteen to be awarded funding in this round of applications.

Dr. Michael Schutz is the 2014 recipient of the Petro Canada Young Innovator Award. Dr. Schutz and his student researchers in the MAPLE Lab (Music Acoustics Perception and Learning) are studying differences in the brains of professionally trained musicians and those without formal training.

Congratulations to Kendra Oudyk, winner of the 2014 Bedford Piano Competition

Bedford Piano Competion winner Kendra Oudyk (center)

Lawler and Fadoul
Erion Tulina Lunchtime Concert Poster
Smashing Success Poster
Bee Hotels
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Visiting Artist 2014-2015 Term 1
Music 1EE6 Poster
Art 1UI3 and Art 1TI3
Art 3CE3
Art 3FW3