Deans' Messages

Message from the Dean

The Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance offers a range of study offerings in Creative Technologies, Interdisciplinary Programs, Film, Music, Visual Arts, and Theatre. Undergraduate students learn to develop an emerging art practice, honing technical, aesthetic and conceptual skills. Students may also pursue historical, theoretical or critical studies in the fine arts. Graduate students are able to focus on creating a coherentbody of work that will help establish their professional careers in the arts, or pursue thesis research that will enable career opportunities in education or the cultural industries. We provide excellent facilities for studios, labs, exhibitions, rehearsals, performances and research. Students quickly become part of a creative cohort and have the opportunity to work closely with a talented faculty, who all are practicing artists, performers, designers, directors, and published scholars. As well, our dedicated staff endeavor to provide a positive student experience.

Training in the fine arts goes well beyond a studio, lab, or stage. We teach students, for example, how to work as collaborative teams, or how to be ethical and active members of their community. This small dynamic faculty offers a nurturing pedagogical atmosphere on a beautiful campus, thus making us an ideal study destination.

For decades the Faculty has been a signature area of the University, training and employing many notable artists. Countless graduates have gone on to become ambassadors for Saskatchewan as professional artists, writers, directors, producers, performers and designers in the cultural and media industries, or educators, scholars, curators, arts consultants, and community and business leaders.

We invite you to explore our website and consider the Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance as your top study choice.

Dr. David Dick

Message from the Associate Dean (Graduate & Research)

The Faculty of Media, Art and Performance offers challenging advanced programs at the graduate level that are designed to take you where you want to go professionally and personally. We are immensely proud of our graduates and their research achievements, and we warmly welcome your interest in studying with us, and participating in our vibrant Regina arts and culture scenes, while taking your place wherever you go as well-prepared citizens of the world.

Whether you're envisioning, or advancing, a career as an artist, cultural theorist, critic, historian, policy-maker, programmer, educator, curator or craftsperson, you will find your niche with MAP. We offer three paths to your PhD: a traditional thesis, a research-creation project, or a hybrid of both. You can also pursue an MA or MFA in Film or Visual Arts; an MA or MMus in Music; a Special Case MA or MFA in Theatre; or you can work across these disciplines, or across MAP and another Faculty, in pursuing an Interdisciplinary MA or MFA. MAP also provides several rich exhibition and presentation venues for our students on campus, including the 5th Parallel Gallery, the Shu-Box Theatre, the annual 3-Minute Thesis Competition, and the DRS: Doctoral Research Showcase.

Our professors, our facilities, and our staff and technicians will provide top-notch resources in supporting your development and vision. MAP professors are very well networked regionally, nationally and internationally. Many have received prestigious awards for their research, teaching and service to their various communities, and our graduate students are key to the lively discussions and talk-backs when faculty present their work throughout the academic year at the monthly MAP Presentation Series. Teaching and learning in MAP take place in great facilities. Our studios, theatres, labs, practice rooms, research pods, and office and meeting spaces are well-appointed, up-to-date, and always well-used. MAP staff and technical assistants are extremely well-versed in our programs and area infrastructure, and they help us make important contributions to your success.

FGSR—our Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research—offers travel funding in support of presenting your research at conferences and exhibition venues on the national stage and beyond, while MAP itself provides workshop opportunities for funding your studies at the national level, as well as internal scholarships, travel awards, and teaching and research assistantships.

It's my pleasure to serve as Associate Dean Graduate and Research, and to guide new and returning students through our doors as you map bright futures and new friendships. Welcome to grad studies in the Faculty of MAP!

Dr. Christine Ramsay

Message from the Associate Dean (Undergraduate)

Live creatively. Think critically. From vintage handprinting techniques to cutting edge digital technologies, from Indigenous land-based art practices to the latest trends in improvisational hands-on theatre, the Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance is the University of Regina's premier maker-space, attracting students nationally and internationally for programs in Film, Music, Creative Technologies, Visual Arts, Theatre, and Interdisciplinary Studies including Pop Culture and Design. Our diverse student population enjoys intimate studio classes with award-winning artists, combined with critical and historical courses led by teacher-scholars across the disciplines.

Degrees and certificates from Media, Art, and Performance break down boundaries, working with partners at First Nations University of Canada, Luther College, Campion College, and the Centre for Continuing Education to offer remote and in-person learning environments, wide-ranging courses, and accessible, innovative learning opportunities that bridge art and culture, creativity and critique, career-readiness and artistic practice. Whether you are an emerging artist, a mid-career practitioner wanting to reflect and extend your professional practice, or a computer science student looking for the creative edge that will set your career apart, our BA, BFA, certificates, and minors will help you map a world of exciting new directions.

Contact us now to talk about finding the place for you in our maker space.

Susan Johnston