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Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts office

Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts
15 Artists’ Common
St. Catharines, ON

905 688 5550 x4765

Mailing address

Brock University
Niagara Region
1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way
St. Catharines, ON
L2S 3A1

Communications Officer
Gillian Minaker
905 688 5550 x4765

Facility Manager
Mandeep Mukkar Ippolito
905 688 5550 x4863

Inquire about booking space:

IT and Media Technician
Sean Mercer
Office: MWS 234
905 688 5550 x4111

Graphic Designer | Systems/Web Graphics
Gilgun Doran
Phone: 905 688 5550 x3996

Humanities Academic Advisor
Brianna Bosgraaf
Office: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays in MC 313
Advising email contact:
Advisor for the departments of Dramatic Arts, Game Design, Interactive Arts and Sciences, Music, Studies in Arts and Culture and Visual Arts.

Michael Gicante (Currently on leave)
Office: MC A313 and MWS 236
Phone: 905 688 5550 x5279


Madison Roca
905 688 5550 x3842

Guided tours available by request.

Dean and advisors

For a directory listing of the deans and advisors for the Faculty of Humanities, click here.

MIWSFPA faculties

For a directory of the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts’ academic units, click here.

The Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts consists of four Faculty of Humanities academic units

Dramatic Arts  (DART)

DART is home to one of the most comprehensive and innovative programs for theatre studies in the country.

Administrative Assistant
Cindy Rorke
Office: MW 314
905 688 5550 x5255

Music  (MUSI)

MUSI prepares students for their chosen musical career and to produce critically aware musicians with a broadly based musical education.

Administrative Assistant
Office: MW 214
905 688 5550 x3817

Visual Arts (VISA)

VISA provides a practical and critical understanding of the visual arts emphasizing personal development. To this end students are introduced to a range of historical, theoretical and critical approaches to art-making and to the investigation of cultural documents.

Administrative Assistant
Monica Lederich
Office: MW 328
905 688 5550 x3214

Centre for Studies in Arts and Culture  (STAC)

STAC is concerned with the cultural production, reception and interpretation of the fine and performing arts. From the classics to popular culture, from ancient drawings and rituals to the avant-garde, from the modern to the postmodern, the program examines the products of, and our readings of, individual or collaborative artistic endeavours from the perspective of both the cultural producer and the audience.

David Vivian
Associate Professor, Scenography
Department of Dramatic Arts
MWS 312
905 688 5550 x4401

Campus Tours

Campus Tours

Until we can welcome you again to campus for an onsite tour, sign-up for a virtual tour of the MIWSFPA.

Artists' Commons street sign outside the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts

Campus Tours

Are you interested in taking a tour of the brand new Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts? Sign up with Brock’s Campus Tours, and we’d be happy to show you around! these tours are currently suspended. check back here for updates.

Downtown St. Catharines

Parking downtown

The Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts is located at 15 Artists’ Common in St. Catharines, Ontario (postal code L2R 0B5). As on-site parking is limited in our location, you may need to park in one of the several other public parking locations. Download a map showing all of the parking locations run by the City of St.Catharines or visit the city website for more information:

Student parking

Students attending classes at the new campus located in downtown St. Catharines and/or main campus will have a variety of transportation options open to them. With limited parking spaces at the new downtown campus building there will be no student parking at the downtown campus building. Students will have options to take transit, park at Brock’s main campus and take the bus to downtown, park downtown and take the bus to main campus etc.

  • Where are the majority of my classes?
  • How often am I on main campus and/or,  how often at the downtown campus?
  • What is my preferred method of transportation – bus, car, carpooling?
  • What is my transportation budget?
  • Where will I be living and how does that impact my transportation plan?
  • Is it better for me to take public transit for all of my needs?
  • Should I purchase a parking permit from Brock and use main campus as my hub to and from downtown?
  • Should I purchase a monthly pass for City of St. Catharines parking facilities and use public transit to get from downtown to Brock and back?
  • Is short-term parking in both locations enough for me because I rarely drive a car?
  • Are carpooling and cycling options for me?
  1. Transit: Students have access to a bus pass via their Brock ID card and bus pass sticker available through the Brock University Student Union.  This provides them with access to St. Catharines (, Niagara Falls and Welland Transit from September through April.
  2. Main campus: Parking permits valid at Brock’s main campus are available for purchase by 4 month or 8 month terms through Parking Services. As the downtown campus lot is very small, these permits will not be valid at the downtown campus building, only on the main campus.  Permits rates vary depending on location. Visit Parking Services for current permit information. Daily rate parking is also available on Brock’s main campus for $10 per day – valid from as early as 6:30 am to 2:00am (no overnight parking except for residence students with residence permits). Short‐term hourly parking is available on campus at meters and pay machines at $3.00 per hour. For more information about parking on main campus.
  3. Downtown: Purchase a monthly parking pass for a City of St. Catharines parking facility. Prices start at $85.00 per month for covered garage facilities or $65.00 for uncovered lots. Short‐term pay parking is available in downtown St. Catharines at meters or pay machine areas at $1.50 per hour (including at lots adjacent to the MIWSFPA and next door at the Meridian Centre). Short‐term pay parking is also available in city garage facilities. For more information about parking in downtown St. Catharines.