Future Students

STAC: Centre for Studies in Arts and Culture

Future Students

Where can the STAC program take me?
Students in the STAC program aspire to be writers, reviewers, educators, curators, managers or administrators for cultural institutions like museums, arts centres, galleries or cultural associations. They may work in the public sector on arts policy or programming for cultural agencies or for municipal, provincial or federal governments. They may run or contribute to theatre companies, arts festivals, exhibition or presentation centres. They can be involved in arts businesses like galleries, magazines or consultancies. The STAC program is also an excellent foundation for further study in Master of Arts programs in Digital Communities, Art History, Curatorial Studies, and Studies in Comparative Literatures and Arts.

What makes being a student at STAC different?

The Winter session of 2013 will see three remarkable guests visit the STAC course STAC 4P68 Arts, Heritage, and Culture:  Pat Bradley of the Ontario Arts Council, David Walden - Secretary General of the Canadian Commission to UNESCO, and Bob Sirman - CEO of the Canada Council, will speak with students about trends and challenges in cultural policy.

Admission Process

OUAC Program Code: BAC
Grade Range: Mid-70s
Co-op: Not Available

Ontario Secondary School Prerequisites: ENG4U. Strongly recommended subjects: One from 4U history, philosophy, classical studies or international language.

Degree: Bachelor of Arts (BA)

see the STAC page at eINFO for more details

Detailed Admissions information
Admissions Criteria
Academic Calendar

Interested in a campus tour of facilities specific to STAC? Please contact our Director Duncan MacDonald at dmacdonald@ brocku.ca to set one up.

You may also visit a STAC course to get a sense of what we are about. Please contact Duncan MacDonald at dmacdonald@brocku.ca to be a guest in a STAC course.

A special welcome for new majors

The Centre for Studies in Arts in Culture in the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts is pleased to offer you this special award to welcome you to Brock and Niagara. Engage immediately with our vibrant contemporary art community through a one year paid membership with the Niagara Artists Centre (NAC). NAC is located in downtown St. Catharines, just a few minutes from the future home of the new Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts. Each year NAC hosts dynamic exhibitions of  contemporary art, poetry readings, artist talks and workshops. In addition to these events, members of NAC have access to a number of resources including a film library and equipment rental. We hope you enjoy the many benefits associated with a NAC membership.

How do you accept this award? Simply respond to your offer of admission by the date specified in your offer. We’ll make sure that you receive your award. Learn more at discover.brocku.ca/awards/

MUSIC and STAC: what a great combo!

Did you know you can take a Major in one area of study and a Minor in the other? For example, a student completing a Major with the Centre for Studies in Arts and Culture (STAC) can pick-up a Minor in Music (MUSI), and a student completing a Major in Music can pick-up a Minor with STAC.

Please note that some MUSI courses require Gr. 2 RCM theory; performance courses also require an audition. See the Department of Music for more information.


What is STAC all about?
STAC has published a newsletter for 2013-14 - click above to download your own copy.

What can you expect in first year?
click above to download a 2-page description of the program with a list of the STAC courses you can take in your first year.  This was prepared for the 2010-11 academic year.

Beginning your studies at STAC in 2011?

Read this for a list of first year courses available to you in the autumn of 2011.

If you are beginning the Concentration in Cultural Management read about this excellent new program here - and this is the list of courses you select from in first year. 

Want to know more about the STAC world? Join STACalicious! our social media network for students, faculty, and fans of the STAC project. You can ask students and faculty questions about the program and the cultural experience and opportunities in Niagara.