Welcome to Dramatic Arts: Orientation for 2020!

(a screen shot from the welcome by Dr. David Fancy. Watch the video below.)

Brock University is launching the first-ever Virtual Welcome Week.
During this year of the pandemic the Orientation activities are all online.
Watch the welcome below and visit the official Orientation page for all the details!


Dr. David Fancy, Professor of Theatre Praxis, is the Chair of the Department:

“I wish you a warm welcome to this new academic term, one that DART staff, faculty, and instructors have been carefully preparing for over the spring and summer. And now, with all of its adjustments and changes in delivery, this term is upon us.
Please know that we are here to support you, to encourage you, and, perhaps most importantly: to collaborate with you to create contexts where much creativity, inquiry, and service will take place.
Can’t wait to see you, virtually, and perhaps eventually otherwise, soon!
Vive le théâtre!”

Join Dramatic Arts Faculty on Tuesday, September 8th from 12 noon to 1pm for a drop-in session about Dramatic Arts. Non-Majors are especially welcome. Dramatic Arts Chair, David Fancy and David Vivian, Director of the Marilyn I Walker School and DART Faculty, will talk informally about the Department. David Fancy will answer your questions about how to take courses as a non-Major and should you how to achieve a Minor in Dramatic Arts. Find us on Lifesize. (click here)

All Major students are invited to JOIN US at the Annual DART Orientation!
Tuesday, September 15, 6:00 – 7:15 PM

Online at :  https://brocku-ca.zoom.us/j/83578938305

Meeting ID: 835 7893 8305
(also available via telephone and mobile! contact dvivian@brocku.ca for details)

The DART community is cordially invited to our 2020 online departmental orientation. This invitation is especially extended to DART first year students: We look forward to seeing you at the Orientation so that you can meet faculty, staff, and fellow students, and learn about the many opportunities for engagement – from auditions to performances to clubs – at DART.

First-year students who visit at least three of the DART Orientation Zoom breakout rooms will be entered into a draw to win a $50 Brock Campus Store gift card!

Be it online or face-to-face, DART is a vibrant and welcoming community, and we can’t wait to see you on Tuesday, September 15.

The Department of Dramatic Arts, Music, Visual Arts, and the Centre for Studies in Arts and Culture are all part of the Faculty of Humanities.

The Associate Dean, Dr. Neta Gordon, Professor of English, welcomes you to Brock University! She’s prepared an 11 minute video to introduce to you to the Faculty of Humanities:

Michael Gicante is your Academic Advisor for studies at the MIWSFPA.
He prepared this video for the April open House:

Koreen McCullough is the Experiential Education Coordinator for the Faculty of Humanities.
Watch her 3 minute presentation about Experiential Education opportunities at Brock University:

The Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts

Located at 15 Artists’ Common in downtown St. Catharines, the MIWSFPA is home to four academic programs. We are right next door to the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre on the main street of St. Catharines, St. Paul.

Each program at the MIWSFPA is offering a special welcome to their students.  For example, if you are a beginning your studies as a major in Dramatic Arts, check out what that Department has scheduled for you and plan to join in the fun.  You are also welcome to join the activities of each program at the School even if you are only taking one course or beginning a minor program.  The activities and welcome messages from each program are listed below.

Professor David Vivian, of the Department of Dramatic Arts (he teaches design and production for theatre), is the Director of the School:

David will be hosting office hours on September 8, 2020, from 12-3:00 pm,on Teams.
Drop in and say hi! (click here)

We all wish you a very successful year at the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts.

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