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    Honours Performance Series 2016

    The School of the Arts’ Honours Performance Series features work of students from the graduating class of the Theatre and Film Studies program working in collaboration with third year student designers.

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    Art History: World Art and Cultural Heritage II course now available online

    Enroll into our new Ontario Online Art History: World Art and Cultural Heritage II course starting in January 2016.

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    Bachelor of Fine Arts 2016

    If you intend to study studio art at McMaster, you must meet the general entrance requirements to the Faculty of Humanities and pass our portfolio interview.

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    Music Auditions 2016

    Auditions for students who wish to enter the Music I program in September 2016 will run February – April 2016.

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    New Concerts at McMaster Season Starts

    We are pleased to announce the start of a new Concerts at McMaster Season lineup.

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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. 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.


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