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  • Women and Servants

    McMaster’s School of the Arts presents the world premiere of the English translation of Women and Servants by Lope de Vega.

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  • Alternatives

    The President’s Corridor is showcasing a dynamic display of hybrid practices from students of Art 3PD3, New Directions in Painting and Drawing. Gilmour Hall 238. Until Dec. 6th.

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  • The Medieval Artist, 9th to 14th Century

    Dr. Sabine Noack-Haley presents The Medieval Artist, 9th to 14th Century: Forms of Self-Representation

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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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