Studies in Arts and Culture

Study the cultural production, reception and interpretation of the fine and performing arts.

You’ll examine and relate elements of Visual Arts, Dramatic Arts, Music, Dance, Interactive Arts and Science, Media and Communication Studies, Popular Culture, Film Studies and Canadian Studies. You may sample from these diverse disciplines to create a customized program.

The concentration in Cultural Management, with courses from the Goodman School of Business, is ideal for those wishing to work as cultural managers in diverse fields of arts and culture.

A cooperation between STAC, History and Geography/Tourism Studies, the concentration in Cultural Transmission and Heritage Studies engages students in cross-disciplinary curatorial projects.

The concentration in Languages, Arts and Culture allows you to combine language acquisition (French, German, Italian, Spanish) in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures with interdisciplinary work in arts and culture.

You may also pursue service-learning or practicum experiences with professionals in the Niagara region.

A Certificate in Arts and Culture is available to non-degree students who wish to acquire an interdisciplinary background in arts and culture, and are interested in applying such knowledge to their initial field of study or in their career.

In addition, a Certificate in Arts Management is available to non-degree seeking students who wish to acquire an interdisciplinary background in arts management; and are interested in applying such knowledge to their initial field of study or in their career. The certificate includes courses from the Centre, the Departments of Dramatic Arts, Music and Visual Arts, the Faculty of Social Science, and the Goodman School of Business.

  • BA in Studies in Arts and Culture
  • Minor in Studies in Arts and Culture
  • Certificate in Arts and Culture
  • Certificate in Arts Management

Expected cut-off: mid 70s
OUAC Code: BAC

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Career outcomes

  • Artistic direction
  • Arts, culture, and heritage policy development and management
  • Cultural programming
  • Arts criticism, journalism, publishing
  • Arts education and outreach co-ordination

Prerequisite requirements

  • English (ENG4U)

Recommended subjects

  • One from 4U history, 4U philosophy, 4U classical studies, or 4U international language.