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Official launch of the Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance

By Everett Dorma Posted: March 10, 2016 1:30 p.m.

Visual arts student Simon Fuh (standing), President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Vianne Timmons (centre) and Dean Rae Staseson (right) at the official launch of the Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance.
Visual arts student Simon Fuh (standing), President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Vianne Timmons (centre) and Dean Rae Staseson (right) at the official launch of the Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance. Photo by Trevor Hopkin, U of R Photography.

The official launch of the Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance, formerly the Faculty of Fine Arts, was celebrated and the Faculty’s new visual identity and website were publicly revealed at a news conference this morning.

“The name Media, Art, and Performance is a better reflection of the Faculty’s vision and identity, is future- focused, and builds on a long and storied history of artistic excellence and arts education in the province,” says University of Regina President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Vianne Timmons.

The new name was developed through extensive meetings and consultations and was unanimously supported by the Faculty and approved by the University’s Senate.

“The need for a new name was identified in response to the tremendous evolution of technology in recent years and its impact on the Faculty’s teaching, research, creative  and performance activities,” says Rae Staseson, Dean of the  Faculty of Media, Art and Performance. “The new visual identity and tagline - where makers meet - evokes the feeling of art, community, collaboration, and creativity that defines the Faculty’s purpose.”

The Faculty offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in creative technologies, film, music, theatre, and visual arts as well as interdisciplinary programs.

Watch the Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance video.

For more information on the Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance visit: www.uregina.ca/mediaartperformance.

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