Welcome to the Marilyn I. Walker School.

Our 95,000 square-foot building is a dynamic hub of creative and intellectual activity. Facilities of this scope mean exceptional opportunities, especially given our emphasis on praxis, where creativity and research support a unique learning environment.

In this era of the Covid-19 pandemic, the academic programs of the Marilyn I. Walker School are using online platforms to proceed with full-time teaching and learning in synchronous and asynchronous modes.  This is an enormous challenge for the students and the faculty, instructors, and professional staff.  We celebrate their tenacity and success as we proceed through 2020-21 to the promise of better times when we re-open the School to once again host vivid on-site and in-person artistic exploration in downtown St. Catharines.

Please read the messages from the Department of Dramatic Arts, Music and Visual Arts.
We welcome your inquiries.

David Vivian, Director, MIWSFPA

Read the message from the Chair of Dramatic Arts.

Read the message from the Chair of Music.

Read the message from the Chair of Visual Arts.

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Female student playing piano side-by-side with Dr. Karin Di Bella

Department of Dramatic Arts

All Dramatic Arts degree offerings are united under one goal: to integrate theory and practice so as to provide students with a broad educational base combining research, practice and creative development.

Department of Music

Bright and spacious lesson studios, ample space for equipment storage, state-of-the-art practice rooms, and new percussion equipment are just a small part of the music experience at Brock.

Student and professor talking in common room

Department of Visual Arts

The state-of-the-art facilities in the new Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts have transformed the way we create, study, and learn in the Department of Visual Arts.

Centre for Studies in Arts and Culture

The Studies in Arts and Culture Program (STAC) welcomes students who wish to gain a critical view of contemporary culture from the perspectives of observer, creator and performer.

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Thinking of joining us at the MIWSFPA? Have a look through our online viewbook to learn more about our programs, admission requirements, and what some of our recent graduates are up to by clicking the button below:

Directions to the MIWSFPA

Located in the heart of downtown St. Catharines (postal code L2R 0B5), the Walker School is accessible by various modes of transportation.

Rodman Hall Art Centre

Committing to excellence in the arts and providing services to the students and faculty of Brock.