Future Students

  • Four exciting courses at the Centre for Studies in Arts and Culture

    Four exciting and challenging courses at the Centre for Studies in Arts and Culture (STAC) offer you an opportunity to complement your program of studies with relevant experiences in the arts and culture sector! These courses are open to all students in the university.

    STAC 1F98 LANGUAGE FOR THE ARTS
    This is a great way to begin your studies in arts and culture at the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts.  The course focuses on reporting arts and culture. Examples may include photography, visual arts, new media art, performance, music, and dramatic arts.
    – Express your appreciation of different cultural and artistic expressions more efficiently
    – improve transferable skills such as communication, adaptability, and analytical proficiency.
    – Be prepared for written and communication assignments in your further studies.
    – Acquire confidence in your writing skills.
    This is a full-year ONLINE course (September 2020 to April 2021), and is asynchronous (meaning that you can proceed at your own pace) and is open to all students!  ***ALSO eligible as a Humanities Context Course for your major in another university subject.***

    STAC 2P94 EMBODIED TEXT: ART BEYOND THE ARTIFACT,
    also offered as CANA 2P94, IASC 2P94 and MLLC 2P94, offers you the opportunity to experience and explore various forms of art (music, visual art, movement, theatre) and how they interact in interdisciplinary performances, both low- and high-tech. This is an ONLINE course (Fall 2020), asynchronous (meaning that you can proceed at your own pace) and is open to all students!

    STAC 3V91 – SPORT IS IN THE ARTS,
    is a special one-time-only course from the Centre for Studies in Arts and Culture, on the occasion of the Canada Games in Niagara in 2021! You like sports and movement? Learn about their cultural and artistic representations, from visual arts to performance, with an emphasis on Canadian perspectives. This is a Winter 2021 asynchronous course (meaning that you can proceed at your own pace) and is open to all students!

    STAC 4F40 ARTS MANAGEMENT,
    also offered as DART 4F40 and VISA 4F40, is another great course from the Centre for Studies in Arts and Culture! Planning a career in event management? Learn and practice effective skills to organize cultural and artistic events with an experienced instructor. This is a full-year ONLINE course (September 2020 to April 2021), and is asynchronous (meaning that you can proceed at your own pace) and is open to all students!  The course has been a stepping stone to successful post undergraduate studies and employment opportunities in the field.

    For more information about all of these courses please contact: Catherine Parayre at stac@brocku.ca

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  • A welcome to the Centre for Studies in Arts and Culture in 2020!

    The Centre for Studies in Arts and Culture (STAC) welcomes 2020-2021 students!
    Please watch this video by STAC Major Maya Meyerman.

    For more info, please contact Catherine Parayre, Director of STAC.
    stac@brocku.ca

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  • New for 2018: the Marilyn I. Walker Textile Art Award

    Beginning in 2018 the Executive of the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts will be awarding the Marilyn I. Walker Textile Art Award.

    This award will be made to an undergraduate student who is graduating from the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts (MIWSFPA), Brock University; who is awarded, by vote of the Executive Committee of the MIWSPFA, the top prize for a piece of textile art produced and submitted by said student.

    As the award must be granted to a student for the purposes of his or her continuing education and or development, students must also submit an expression of their intention to continue this education and or development.

    For the purposes of this award, textile art is defined as a work of art that utilizes any and all forms of textiles, either natural or man-made, and in any form of original artistic expression.

    For the purposes of this award, continuing education or development is defined as any form of post graduate education and development which the student may wish to pursue whether at a college, university, by way of apprenticeship at a technical institute or at a research facility.

    For more information about Marilyn I. Walker see: brocku.ca/miwsfpa/marilyn-i-walker

    We thank Marilyn I. Walker and her estate for the legacy of her generosity.

    See the article about the first recipient of the new award, Victoria Reid (Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Studio Art, with First-Class Standing, 2018).

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  • Plan your future now! Ontario Universities’ Fair is September 23-25, 2016

    Plan your future now! If you’re thinking about attending Brock University and any of the four programs of the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, don’t miss the Ontario Universities’ Fair!

    The OUF is September 23-25, 2016, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and admission is free.

    You can talk personally with students, professors and senior university reps, get answers about programs, admission requirements, student life and much more. Don’t miss out on the largest educational fair in Canada!

    Check out the Facebook event page or go to the Ontario Universities’ Fair website.

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  • DART, MUSI and MARS present in Toronto at PLS (Poculi Ludique Societas) Festival of Medieval Theatre

    vsCOLLEAGUES, STUDENTS, FRIENDS & FAMILY, If you were in Toronto in early June you were fortunate to see a performance of:

    Visitatio Sepulchri
    (the Visit to the Sepulchre)

    A 12th-CENTURY EASTER MUSIC DRAMA
    acting version transcribed and translated
    by W. L. Smoldon from the ‘Fleury Playbook’

    A collaboration between:
    Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies,
    Department of Dramatic Arts, Department of Music

    Part of the PLS (Poculi Ludique Societas) Festival of Medieval Theatre.

    When: Saturday, June 6, 7 p.m.
    Sunday, June 7, 2:30 p.m.
    Where: Trinity College Chapel University of Toronto,  6 Hoskin Avenue

    Music Director: Dr. Brian Power, Department of Music
    Stage Director: Professor Virginia Reh, Department of Dramatic Arts

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    The company of Visitatio Sepulchri in the Trinity College Chapel. Photograph by Mrs. Chin Tso.

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  • Transportation Options for Students travelling from the MIWSFPA Downtown and Main Campuses

    transportation-options-for-students_thChange is coming, and we are very excited!

    This spring we will begin preparing our new facility at 198 St. Paul in downtown St. Catharines. If you are new to St. Catharines, or are thinking about possible changes to parking and transportation because you will be attending classes at the downtown location, take a look at this information sheet we prepared for the Spring 2015 Open House.

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  • Industrial Fabric2: Festival of the Arts

    Brock University
    Media Release
    St. Catharines, ON
    March 1, 2012

    Industrial Fabric2: Festival of the Arts
    Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts
    March to April 2012

    The second Festival of the Arts showcasing the remarkable talents of students enrolled in the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts will be held March to April 2012. Industrial Fabric2 signals that time of year when students who have been preparing individually and collectively will bring their in-class, independent or studio projects to fruition. In the spirit of openness and mutual generosity, we invite you to celebrate their achievements on stage, in studios and galleries, and at regional venues.

    As part of the culminating activities that signal the end of the academic year Industrial Fabric2 offers a dynamic range of creative events open to the University and community at large from theatre to musical performances to art exhibitions. Enjoy original student-written and performed plays produced as part of the Department of Dramatic Arts’ Gimme 3 or One Acts Festival, and a production written and produced by fourth-year students called Shadows of a Toymaker; a rich selection of concerts from the Department of Music including its Tuesday Music@Noon series, Student Recitals, the ENCORE! Professional Concert Series, the VIVA VOCE! Choral Series, and the University Wind Ensemble; exhibitions from the students of the Department of Visual Arts reflecting their achievements in photography, drawing, book making, and intermedia as well as the annual juried show, and a fourth-year honours exhibition hosted by Rodman Hall Art Centre. This year we are honoured by the participation of Donna Szoke, Visiting Artist, whose video installation and all watched over by machines of loving grace will be installed at CRAM Gallery.

    “Industrial Fabric2 represents the creative thread that binds students in common effort, to perfect and bring their creativity to audiences both large and small, on and off campus. It promises to deliver over the course of two months a rich plethora of collective and individual talent mentored under the guise of our tremendous faculty and staff. This continues to be a testimony to the strength of our academic programs – where else can one find such brilliant vitality and collaboration that manifests itself from year to year with such vision, energy and dedication?” states Derek Knight, Director of the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts.

    The Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, part of the Faculty of Humanities at Brock University, is comprised of the Departments of Dramatic Arts (DART), Music (MUSI), and Visual Arts (VISA), and the Centre for Studies in Arts and Culture (cSTAC).

    All are welcome.  Click here for a calendar of events.

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  • Looking for a unique Spring/Summer course? sign-up for Introduction to Physical Theatre

    Theatre Beyond Words - object-based theatre and full-body mask

    Theatre Beyond Words – object-based theatre and full-body mask

    Looking for a unique Spring/Summer course? sign-up for a three week-long intensive Introduction to Physical Theatre taught by the resident theatre company of Brock University, Theatre Beyond Words, during the Spring session of 2012.

    DART 2F04: Physical Theatre – Education through Collective Creation
    Students will explore a wide range of physical theatre styles (mask, mime, pantomime, graphics, theatrical clown, and commedia dell’arte) by recreating a series of scenes from professional repertoire using masks, puppets, costumes and sets from international touring theatre ensemble and Brock Resident Theatre Company, Theatre Beyond Words. This is a 3-week intensive, full-credit course, running 6 hours per day, 5 days per week. There will be a final performance for invited friends, family and staff at the end of the 3 three weeks. As this is a practicum course, attendance at all classes is mandatory.

    More information about this full-credit course may be found here. Enrollment is limited to 20 students. Don’t delay!
    Applicants without previous theatre training at Brock University may enrol with permission of the instructor.

    for more information contact dramatic.arts@brocku.ca

     

     

    Here are some examples of the masks and object-based theatre used by Theatre Beyond Words:

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    And here’s a trailer for their current show on tour, created and performed by Brock students:

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  • Another reason to learn with us: Brock receives above-average marks in NSSE

    Brock University reports that the latest National Survey of Student Engagement results show senior-year undergraduates at the institution scored the university higher than both the Ontario and Canadian averages on benchmarks of active and collaborative learning, level of academic challenge, supportive campus environment, and student-faculty interaction. Brock students also exceeded provincial and national averages when asked “How would you evaluate your entire education experience at this institution?” and “If you could start over again, would you go to the same institution?” See more in the Brock News article.

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  • Read all about it! the cSTAC Newsletter for 2011-12

    cstac_newsletter_2011_th2The Centre for Studies in Arts and Culture (cSTAC) Newsletter for 2011-12 is now available for download.
    Contents include information about the interdisciplinary program and Concentrations – including the new Concentration in Cultural Management, a snapshot of some of our special courses, the lead faculty, alumni accomplishments, student awards, our community connections, and events and opportunities in the Niagara Region.

    Paper copies are available upon request from stac@brocku.ca

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