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The Studies in Arts and Culture (STAC) program welcomes students who wish to engage in pragmatic and experiential learning.

Based at the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, 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.


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

See the programs page for more information.

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

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.

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Connecting you in a creative atmosphere.

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.
Mike Landry
Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Studies in Arts and Culture, Concentration in Cultural Management, 2015

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Find your creative path.

Brock’s STAC programs will help you gain a critical view of contemporary culture.

Discover how recent Brock graduates are making a difference.