At the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, we are renowned professionals who offer a dynamic range of courses and learning opportunities. We offer a unique student-centered experience in the Department of Dramatic Arts, Music, Visual Arts, and the Centre for Studies in Arts and Culture.

Inspiring, state-of-the-art facilities

Our new facilities will provide 95,000 square feet of purpose-built space. The original structure of the historic building was retained as much as possible, while adding all of the modern features any arts student would want.

Highlights include the following:

  • soundproof music practice rooms
  • foundation, drawing and painting studios
  • lecture and seminar rooms
  • digital labs, a gallery, learning and computer commons
  • four rehearsal/teaching/research studios
  • a versatile, stand-alone 242-seat theatre
  • scenography design studio, scene and costume shops

You will be encouraged to develop your creativity and intellectual curiosity. You will experience:

  • small class sizes
  • energetic instruction
  • close mentoring
  • social engagement
  • links to the broader community

Virtual Tours

Take a virtual tour of the MIWSFPA

Virtual Tour Interface

The MIWSFPA opened the doors to its new home in downtown St. Catharines in the fall of 2015. The new facility, formerly a 19th-century textile factory, serves as part of the central core of the historic city.

Follow the link below for an informative 360° tour of the state-of-the-art campus.

Brock students also have use of the new FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, including the 300-seat Recital Hall, and the Film House, which serves as Brock’s main lecture hall. The facility is accessible and fully AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) compliant.

THE RECITAL HALL, venue for courses and performances.
Our Lecture Hall at the PAC.
PARTRIDGE HALL, used for major season concerts.
ROBERTSON THEATRE, the flexible theatre at the PAC.

Visual Arts Gallery Virtual Tour

VISA Gallery Virtual Tour Interface

Enjoy our exhibition space for creative work by students.

Visit us at the marilyn i. walker school of fine and performing arts

Want to learn more? Book a guided tour of the MIWSFPA

Experience our state-of-the-art facilities.


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: