The Studies in Arts and Culture (STAC) program welcomes students who wish to engage in pragmatic and experiential learning.
STAC courses offer students the opportunity to develop interdisciplinary experience in:
- arts and cultural management: students learn how to combine arts, culture and heritage with business, communication, and management skills; and/or
- curatorial and editorial studies: students learn how to select and prepare written, photographic, visual, sound or video material in consultation with an artist/author for an exhibition/event/publication.
STAC connects students and faculty from Visual Arts, Dramatic Arts, Music, Canadian Studies, Communication, Popular Culture and Film (CPCF), Geography and Tourism Studies, History, Interactive Arts and Science (IASC), Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures (MLLC), as well as the Goodman School of Business and beyond. Students pursuing a degree in STAC organize their program of study in consultation with the Director and the Academic Advisor, and are offered a wide range of options to choose from.
STAC encourages our students, faculty and community partners to engage with our priority initiative for the covid-19 endemic:
Culture in the Community: Building healthy cities and towns.
Integrating the major themes and strategic directions of municipal cultural plans and major cultural funding bodies to examine the health and wellness of the contemporary arts and culture sector, the program will focus on supporting equity seeking groups and founding economic and development sustainability through reactivation of cultural policy with specific investment programs.
STAC degree programs include:
BA HONOURS (FOUR-YEAR PROGRAM)
BA PASS (THREE-YEAR PROGRAM)
BA (COMBINED MAJOR HONOURS)
BA (COMBINED MAJOR PASS)
MINOR IN STUDIES IN ARTS AND CULTURE
As part of your four-year degree program you may complete a Concentration with these foci:
CONCENTRATION IN CULTURAL MANAGEMENT
CONCENTRATION IN LANGUAGES, ARTS AND CULTURE
CONCENTRATION IN CULTURAL TRANSMISSION AND HERITAGE STUDIES
Certificate Programs at STAC are a great way to try out university-level studies as a part-time student and complete a program in less than two years. These programs include:
CERTIFICATE IN ARTS AND CULTURE STUDIES
CERTIFICATE IN ARTS MANAGEMENT
As a Business student I must have the ability to write. It is cool to see how taking an art class at the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts is going to help me advance in my program and how it has a connection with the Goodman School of Business.
Cameron McCafferty, STAC 1F98 – Language for the Arts
Students enrolled in STAC courses develop crucial skills for a successful career, among them creative problem-solving, effective communication, cultural perceptiveness, team spirit, resiliency, and adaptability.
Our students aspire to be educators, curators, journalists, critics, managers or administrators for cultural institutions like museums, art centres, galleries or cultural associations. They work in the public sector on arts policy, programming for cultural agencies or for municipal, provincial or federal governments. They run, or contribute to, theatre companies, arts festivals, exhibitions or presentation centres. Others become involved in arts businesses, such as galleries, magazines or consultancies.
The STAC program is also an excellent foundation for further study in Masters of Arts programs in digital communities, art history, curatorial and heritage studies, and in the comparative arts.
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2022-2023 Walker Cultural Leader Series
Presented by the 2022-2023 Walker Cultural Leader Series, Centre for Studies in Arts and Culture
Featuring Guest Artist Seth Weiner
Txt-and-image: An online tutorial Launching Jan. 22, 2023
Artist Talk: Palais des Beaux Arts Jan. 30, 2023 – 6:30 p.m.
Seth Weiner (1982, USA) explores the gaps between architectural fiction and social convention. The artistic director of Palais des Beaux Arts Wien, a nonprofit that serves as a mobile place of remembrance for what was lost during National Socialism. Seth sees his work as an act of reclamation and a way to explore his Jewish identity in contemporary Austria. All are welcome to explore the premiere of the online tutorial and attend the Artist Talk.
Connecting you in a creative atmosphere.
Based at the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, STAC connects students and faculty from Visual Arts, Dramatic Arts, Music, Communications Popular Culture and Film (CPCF), the Goodman School of Business and beyond through a selection of course offerings and cultural events. At STAC, you will develop the skills that the contemporary artist, performer, art critic or cultural entrepreneur requires to examine pragmatic and theoretical approaches to understanding the creative process.
“I was able to create my own program of study, and even had the chance to design my own career path.”
Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Studies in Arts and Culture, Concentration in Cultural Management, 2015
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Brock’s STAC programs will help you gain a critical view of contemporary culture.
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