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    26th Annual Reginal Bedford Piano Scholarship

    This year’s Reginald Bedford Competition for Excellence in Piano Playing will be taking place on Friday, May 27, 2016 in Convocation Hall, located in University Hall, room 213.

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    Alumni Artists Return to Roots

    Heather Vida-Moore and Cassandra Ferguson, both McMaster alumni, are the featured artists in Objectivity as Illusion, on special exhibit until May 31.

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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 will be offered again in January 2017.

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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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