Programs

In consultation with the Director, students are encouraged to organize their program of study around one of the following emphases: arts and cultural management, intermedia and interdisciplinarity and cultural critique and agency.

Programs offered

BA Honours (four-year program)

BA (three-year program)

Minor in Studies in Arts and Culture

The addition of a Minor in Studies in Arts and Culture (STAC) to a Major program provides a unique opportunity for those students who have a genuine interest in learning more about the fine and performing arts. The four credit Minor is designed to provide an introduction to one or two art forms, be it dramatic arts, music or visual arts and the historical or theoretical readings they are given within the wide pedagogical range of the School of the Fine and Performing Arts. Whether you have a passion for the arts or a curiosity about the culture that defines us, and are majoring in programs as diverse as Linguistics, English, Business, Communications, Mathematics, or Physical Education and Kinesiology (to name a few), STAC will have courses that complement your program and area of interest.

Core courses in these programs include:

Critical Practice in the Fine and Performing Arts, Embodied Text: Art Beyond the Artifact, Arts Management, and Arts, Heritage and Culture: Public Policy and Governance. Other STAC courses include: Media Transformations in The Creative Arts, Landscape Culture, Interpretive and Critical Writing in the Arts, and Creating Social Value from Material Culture. Students also take a selection of courses from participating departments and programs such as Visual Arts, Dramatic Arts, Music, Communications Popular Culture and Film (CPCF), the Goodman School of Business, and others.

Learn more about STAC

Taking a Major at STAC? add a Minor!

A student completing a Major in STAC can easily add a Minor in Dramatic Arts, Music, or Visual Arts to their program. See the Calendar for details.

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Concentrations

Concentration in Cultural Management

This program brings together learning opportunities from two leading faculties at Brock University: the Faculty of Humanities — through the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts — and the Goodman School of Business. This is the ideal program for students who seek to graduate with employable skills as cultural managers in music, visual arts and dramatic arts. Students may pursue service learning or practicum experiences with professionals and organizations in the Niagara region.

Concentration in languages, arts and culture

This concentration combines language acquisition (French, German, Italian or Spanish) in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures with interdisciplinary work in arts and culture. It attracts future teachers who wish to add experiential experience in arts and culture to their language skills, as well as future artists, arts managers and curators who wish to develop their career in a bilingual environment.

Concentration in Cultural Transmission and Heritage Studies

The Concentration in Cultural Transmission and Heritage Studies offers students the opportunity to engage in cross-disciplinary curatorial projects as well as gain insight and knowledge in intersecting fields exploring arts and cultural heritage. This concentration is a cooperation between STAC, History and Geography/Tourism Studies.

 

 

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How to apply

High school students: Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent
Expected entrance average: an overall average of 70 per cent in a minimum of six 4U (including English 4U) or 4M courses, or equivalent
Recommended courses: 4U courses in history, philosophy, classical studies and international languages

  • Students whose first language is not English must present scores from an English language proficiency test (TOEFL or IELTS).
  • Mature and transfer students are welcome to inquire about learning opportunities at STAC.